The saying goes ‘once beaten twice shy’ But that is surely not a #carryon saying … for if we shy on the second surely we are almost guaranteed a second defeat…

and in this way St. Lucia Stars showed great #carryon as they met with Trinbago Knight Riders for yet another time…

they had it down to a science… again great #carryon … for we do our best when we do that SWOT analysis … considering Strengths Weaknesses Opportunities and Threats … as someone put it…

“At 130 for 2 in 15 overs, Tom Moody called out on the TV commentary that Stars should target 12 an over for the rest of the way to get to 190. For a team that has struggled to score runs and was bowled out for just 95 when these two sides met in the opening match of the season, the suggestion may have seemed optimistic. But by the end of the innings, hindsight showed Moody’s prediction was actually quite conservative.” https://www.espncricinfo.com/series/18816/report/1148655/st-lucia-stars-vs-trinbago-knight-riders-9th-match-caribbean-premier-league-2018

What now? What do we do when despite trying yet again… we get bettered on the field?…

It’s all about the attitude we continue to hold for each OV–ER…

For the St. Lucia Stars having faced defeat after defeat, now setting up things for a win, with a great #carryon show by their captain Pollard, what now?

Opportunities Vary– Enforce Resilience

As one cricket guru mentioned (thanks David) one over can make all the difference… as a Sports Talking Therapist dare say… each over makes a difference… here’s how?

Each over brings with it new opportunities… the bowler’s style, a possible catch out, an LBW, a great strike, lots of 4’s & 6’s, no balls, wides… and it goes on and on… and it is whether we can ‘weather’ each over managing our mind no matter what is happening and adapting quickly that we are able to either get the best result or reduce the undesired result…

Unfortunately for the St. Lucia Stars second time around it was about reducing the undesired result… https://wired868.com/2018/08/17/cpl-18-dm-bravo-smashes-94-from-36-balls-as-trinbago-knight-riders-stun-st-lucia-stars/  

Imagine going on and on, working hard, and simply not being able to as they say ‘catch a break’ … well, this is the story of the St. Lucia Stars… what then was their #carryon factor for them to now face Barbados Tridents again its the

OV-er…

Opportunities Vary (the St. Lucia Stars would have no doubt needed to view the upcoming match now as yet another opportunity for that 1st win)

enforce resilience (but let’s accept it though there is ‘RESILIENCE’ and there is ‘ReSiLiEnCe’ and there is ‘resilience’) but in the grander scheme of things, especially when the going gets tough…it doesn’t matter…bottom line is we found that will to #carryon

So in comes the Barbados Tridents!

and sure enough as with all of us as the game goes on in cricket and in life in general, we always come to the field with our own ‘backstory’ https://www.cricbuzz.com/cricket-news/100671/barbados-tridents-players-paid-dues-ahead-of-cpl-2018-draftsthat can either help out our #carryon or challenge it

For Barbados Tridents it was no matter of ‘once beaten twice shy’ as they were coming on the field with the confidence booster of a win over Guyana Amazon Warriors http://www.skysports.com/live-scores/cricket/guyana-amazon-warriors-v-barbados-tridents/22316/11471451/article

But this time it was St. Lucia Stars who bettered the Barbados Tridents… ‘try’

after all the St. Lucia Stars had been trying and trying and trying and trying… surely all of that would keep enforcing resilience… as ironic as it is #carryon works like that too…the more we exercise it the stronger it gets…and so ‘The Big Man’ and his teammates brought it home that first win http://www.skysports.com/live-scores/cricket/st-lucia-stars-v-barbados-tridents/22313/11475431/article

Heard the saying “if at first, you don’t succeed” well according to the St. Lucia Stars its really ‘if at fourth you don’t succeed’ and that right there is true #carryon … and its because they know

Opportunities Vary…Enforce Resilience!

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