Coaching

How To Master Finding The Gaps

Finding the gaps is a crucial part of batting, particularly during limited overs games, and these drills from mycricketcoach.com will help you improve this key area of your game.
27 March 2015

How To Take Wickets In One-Day Cricket

These days, the funky advice is that you need to take wickets to win limited over games. Although this is not a new idea, it is one that has become a meme during the 2015 World Cup. It’s a good idea too.
20 March 2015

How To Swing The Ball Like Trent Boult

Trent Boult has helped New Zealand reach the quarter-finals of the Cricket World Cup, and here Ben Williams shows you how too can master the art of swing bowling.
20 March 2015

What Is A Mixed Bowling Action & What Are Its Risks?

The act of fast bowling places an enormous amount of stress on the spine so it is vital that a mixed action is identifed and resolved quickly, writes Ben Williams.
13 March 2015

Better Nets With Gamification

In the health world, "gamification" is all the rage: The idea that using the techniques of an addictive iPhone game like Candy Crush makes eating and exercising fun so you reach your goals.
11 March 2015

Why You're Not A Cricketer

When I was a boy, I wanted nothing more than to play cricket full time. I would go to sleep dreaming of playing for England and winning the Ashes, writes David Hinchcliffe.
25 February 2015

How To Bowl Better Yorkers

"Why don’t they just bowl yorkers?" It’s the mantra you hear at the death at every level of cricket.
19 February 2015

How You Can Bat Like Glenn Maxwell, Too

If you were going to pick a player for young players to copy, Glenn Maxwell’s insane, unorthodox style makes him low on the list. Yet he’s also insanely exciting and effective.
10 February 2015

Twenty20 Cricket Company Launch Cricket Pitch Map App

As clubs and players gear up for the new season, Twenty20 Cricket Compay have launched a new iPad app which adds a visual approach to coaching bowlers.
5 February 2015

Matthew Hoggard Cricket Off To A Flyer

Heavy snow greeted the Cricket World team as they made their way home from the launch of Matthew Hoggard Cricket in Leicester - a far cry from the conditions the youngsters involved he will be working with will get to experience.
3 February 2015

How To Handle Sledging

With sledging back in the news, I thought it was time to revisit the topic from the other side: How to deal with it when you are batting, writes David Hinchcliffe.
27 January 2015

Hoggy To Launch 'Matthew Hoggard Cricket'

Former England international, Ashes winner and Cricket World ambassador Matthew Hoggard is set to launch 'Matthew Hoggard Cricket' in Leicester later this month.
22 January 2015

How To Hit A Fast Score Like AB De Villiers

You have to hand it to AB de Villiers, he crashed his way to a 31-ball hundred. That’s thirty one. Well batted lad. How did he do it?
21 January 2015

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