Coaching

How To Catch Balls At Tricky Heights

Occasionally you'll get a ball drilled at you, or somebody at slip might get one nicked to them that comes in at that awkward height between chest and chin. Here's how you can catch them.
15 January 2015

How To Select A Winning Club Cricket Team

With the slew of World Cup squad announcements, I thought it would be fun to see how much of top level selection policy can be applied to the club and school game.
6 January 2015

Cricket Match Day Preparation For Club & School Level

When the Ferrari team arrive at a track for a race, the car is ready to do its job of going round a track at breakneck speed. 90% of the work is done far away from race day.
18 December 2014

What Impact Does T20 Cricket Have On Coaching?

This week Ben Williams, head coach at the Ben Williams Coaching Academy in New Zealand, is talking about the much discussed T20 format of the game and the impact it has on coaching.
10 December 2014

What To Do When You Get Injured In Season

It’s an increasingly common fact for cricketers at every level. Workloads are higher, training is more intense, gym sessions are vital even at club level now.
12 November 2014

From Orthodox To Funky: How To Set The Field

There is a trend in recent times for "funky" fields. Some Test and ODI skippers put fielders in unorthodox places. Michael Clarke is the most recent innovator but was criticised for going to far.
6 November 2014

Risk vs Reward: The Art Of Batting Against Spin

There are very few good batsmen against spin. Playing spin is difficult and takes practice, but good spinners are rare so batsmen don't get to face them much in the nets or in matches.
29 October 2014

Why (And How) Bowlers Hunt In Packs

Bowlers win cricket matches. But no bowler works alone. No matter how good an over is at one end, the other end needs to do its job too.
23 October 2014

The Domino Effect & The Psychology Of Batting Collapses

Introducing the first in a series of cricket psychology videos in association with Pushback Psychology, this one focussing on the domino effect and how it relates to batting collapses.
15 October 2014

How to Stay Within The 15 Degree Limit

It’s big news that the ICC are cracking down on top level bowlers with suspicious actions. What does that mean for us playing and coaching at a level where you can’t tell a “chucker” for sure?
23 September 2014

5 Coaching Lessons From The Champions League T20

The Champions League T20 seems a long way from the cricket we play. But it is the same game with the same size pitch, balls and stumps.
16 September 2014

Start Planning Now For Next Season

The English club cricket season is over for most of us. You might be fed up of the sight of your team mates and can't wait to get away from their ugly mugs for a few months. Wait!
9 September 2014

The Club Cricketer's Guide To Video Analysis

Video analysis is no longer exclusive to professional cricket. Everyone has a camera in their pocket these days, so why not use the technology available to improve?
2 September 2014

How To Emulate England With A Fast Return From Disaster

England are the very definition of zeros to heroes: going from abject defeat to convincing victory over India in a matter of five matches.
19 August 2014

Why It's Time To Stop Sledging

James Anderson has got in trouble for his sledging. It's not new, but it is time for everyone who sledges to wind their collective necks in.
12 August 2014

How To Hit A Last Ball Six

It seems you can't go five minutes without a six to win a Caribbean Premier League T20 match. Darren Bravo had a go, and Andre Russell repeated the feat. Can you do the same? Of course!
5 August 2014

Nurturing The Future Of South African Sport

Across South Africa, another successful series of cricket clinics were run in July and July by the acclaimed Cricket School of Excellence (CSE).
1 August 2014

How To Go Moneyball In Club Cricket

In 2003 a book called Moneyball argued that baseball was using outdated stats to decide how valuable the multi-million dollar players were. But how is that relevant to a club team on a Saturday afternoon?
29 July 2014

How To Step Up A Level

This time of year sees club cricketers going on holiday, giving a chance to young or second string players to go up a level and make a name.
23 July 2014

How To Bowl On A Shirt Front

Every bowler dreads it. The pitch for the first Test match between England and India was awful: No pace, no bounce, no challenge for batsmen.
15 July 2014

 
 
 
 
 
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