Coaching

2 Simple Ways To Improve Your Slip Catching

There are two types of fielders; people who are allowed to field in the slips and those who aren't. This is more down to the fielder's reactions that their ability to catch.
4 September 2012

2 Simple Ways To Innovate Without Switch Hit Or Helicopter Shot

KP has the switch-hit, Dilshan has the Dil-scoop and Dhoni has the Helicopter shot. As club cricketers we can't use any of these high risk shots without looking foolish. Our success rate is minimal. But this doesn't mean us mere mortals can’t play any innovative shots to aid run rates.
28 August 2012

How to Move Smoothly Into the First Team

Whether it's throwing yourself around in the field or offering to be chief ball shiner; make your non-skill related attributes shine. Then after playing in the team for a few hours or a whole game, try to evaluate what you personally can bring to mark your presence in the team and on the game.
21 August 2012

How To Use Momentum To Win Cricket Matches

They say that winning is a habit. Unfortunately so is losing. But you can use momentum to carry your team into winning ways; one innings at a time. So, momentum is a very real thing that we focus on during our games. Imagine it, you win the toss and choose to bat.
1 August 2012

Mind The Windows Tino: How To Turn Mindless Chatter Into Mental Disintegration

Are you an intelligent effective sledger or simply an abusive unoriginal fool? We have all come across the person who states the obvious facts about the batsman’s weight, equipment or even their hair style.
17 July 2012

Why Becoming A Rock Star Is The Key To Your Cricket Success

Do you want to be the best cricketer you can be? It's time to take a leaf from the music world and become a rock star.
10 July 2012

How to Keep Wicket with Sore Hands

Wicketkeeping is a tough job. It's made more difficult when you have been keeping a lot because your hands get bruised and sore. When the ball thuds into your gloves hard and you wince, it’s only natural to become reluctant to catch the ball. When that happens you start making simple mistakes and looking foolish.
3 July 2012

How To Give The Lad A Go

The jump from junior to senior cricket is a big one. Many don't make it and are lost to cricket; dropping out when they finish age-group cricket.
12 June 2012

The Secrets Of Getting Wickets When You Are Military Medium

Bowling is exciting when there is pace and power around, but the real work in the club game is done by the medium pace bowler.
6 June 2012

Tactics You Should Be Using: Finish With Spin

Think of the death of a typical top-level one day game: The quicks always finish the game. It makes sense to follow their lead at club level.
29 May 2012

4 Ways to Change Your Club Training Culture

Does your club train in the way that gets the best results? Given the chance, I'm sure you would be quick to change some frustration or other you feel about training.
15 May 2012

A Typical Summer Week For An Injury-Free Club Fast Bowler

Staying healthy during the season is one of the biggest challenges to fast bowlers at every level.
9 May 2012

The Myth of Batting Footwork (And How to Really Fix Your Footwork Problem)

When you first walk out to bat you can find yourself "stuck" on the crease: you don't get to the pitch of the ball and you end up playing a loose shot.
1 May 2012

How To Get Variety In Your Bowling Attack

How many times has a left arm seamer been picked because they offer "variety"?
24 April 2012

How To Break Into Professional Cricket - What's The Age Barrier?

Dirk Nannes didn't listen to conventional advice. The wise sages of cricket all agree: If you have not made it into a first-class setup by the time you are 18, you may as well be on the cricketing scrap heap.
17 April 2012

Here's A Simple Way to Improve Your Strike Rotation

Ask any club captain and one of the first things he will bemoan about his team is the lack of ability to rotate the strike. Sure, decent batsmen put the bad ball away. It’s not so easy when the pitch is tricky, the bowling is tight and the field is set to squeeze. The run rate drops and you find it difficult to set a total.
28 March 2012

How To Coach Batsmen To Daddy Hundreds

Former England batsman Graeme Gooch is known for advising players to score "daddy" hundreds: When you get your eye in, take the chance and score very big. It's sound advice that as a coach you have no doubt given to players. Yet the way we practice is the opposite of the way we score big runs. It's no wonder players score a pretty 25 and get out to a lazy shot.
13 March 2012

'Switch Hit Like Kevin' - Pietersen's New Coaching Course

Kevin Pietersen, renowned international cricket sensation, is contributing to his legacy in British cricket and unveiling the secrets of his batting techniques by launching an online batting coaching course teaching cricket enthusiasts how to achieve his signature moves including the ‘Switch Hit’.
8 March 2012

Become A Dependable Batsman By Improving Your Temperament

How many times in your matches have you played a rash stroke and regretted it later? It's all down to temperament.
6 March 2012

3 Reasons Why Good Bowlers Want The Keeper To Stand Up

Ego has been the downfall of many a cricketer. Consider the good batsman who gets himself out against a part-time bowler.
22 February 2012

 
 
 
 

News update - wins for England, Pakistan

'Organised chaos' - Brett Lee on the IPL