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Cricket is changing fast, and so your ways of playing and training have to change too, otherwise you will be left behind by stronger, faster and more streetwise cricketers!

But fear not, because PitchVision are always a step ahead of the best, meaning you can keep up to date by making the website and app your destination for better cricket right now and into the future.

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Case Study: Can You Use Control Statistics to Improve Club Cricket Performance?

This season, I have been conducting an experiment with a new way to measure cricket performance: "Batting Control". I have spent a whole club cricket season tracking and reviewing.

So, is control worth adding to your club and school reviews or is it one piece of data too many? Read on to find out.

The Easy Guide to Strength and Conditioning for Cricket

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Fear.

It’s a natural reaction to the unknown and a way of protecting yourself. But your job isn’t to live in fear of negative results, it’s to improve.

And that means learning some of the basics of general fitness alongside cricket skills.

What Captains Learn from Great Skippers

Have you ever asked for captaincy feedback?

Those who are brave enough often pick up great insights that help shape their future and more effective leadership approaches.

Change How You Use Praise to Help Your Team Improve

Encouraging your team is a good thing. When you see your mate in nets play a nice shot, you shout "shot!" because it's the done thing. But, does this encouragement help?

How to Score 2,342 Runs a Season

2,342 runs at an average of 90.08. Nine hundreds, including a double hundred and 309* in a 40 over match.

Impressed?

These are not the stats of a county cricket batsman. These are the 2016 stats of Cannock Cricket Club's Brian Barnard. He plays limited over cricket at weekends, like thousands of others in England. How the heck did a club player managed to score so many runs?

Cricket Catching Agility Drill

This is a useful cricket catching drill for smaller spaces where you also want to improve athletic ability. 
 
The sideways shuffling allows you to develop speed and mobility, useful in a number of cricket situations. The catching just makes it fun!
 

Cricket Show S7 Episode 29: All About Averages

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David Hinchliffe leads the cricket discussion between Mark Garaway, Sam Lavery and Khyati Gulani. The topics covered this week range from video analysis to averages. The old and the new!

Plus, there are questions on getting more flight as a spinner and improving your acceleration. Have a download and listen.

The Role of Belief: Lessons from English Cricket and Four Minute Miles

Graham Swann was at his inspirational best during the Edgbaston Test between England and Pakistan; not with the ball, but with his passionate words in the commentary box.

Improve Your Batting and Bowling with Clever Constraints

Recently, Mark Garaway spoke about the power of using constraints in practice to improve your cricket. This article will give you even more ways to use the same principle across batting and bowling.

Simple Not Easy: What Younis Khan Teaches Us About Basics

Sam Lavery is Cricket Professional at Portsmouth Grammar School.

For any young cricketer, it seems a little far fetched to say the basics of the game apply to international heroes as much they do to themselves.