Focus on First Class Fielding in your Cricket

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Mark Garaway is Head of Coach Education here and he is currently in the spotlight because Garas' first ever online coaching course: First Class Fieldingis out now! The former England analyst is now at Millfield school. Now he is passing on his deep knowledge of fielding to help you too. Click here for details of the video-based course.

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Why You're Not a Cricketer

Does this story ring true with you?

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 (with the occasional foray into scoring the winning goal in the FA Cup Final). I would study my heroes on TV, read magazines and books, and play, play, play.

When there were no club games we played in the garden or on the outfield at the cricket club until we couldn't see the ball any more (and sometimes even when we couldn't).

It seemed like the perfect life. Does it to you too?

Cricket Show 294: Competition Winner

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This week's winner of the Cricket Show podcast question competition is Bibhuti. He wins a free coaching course from PitchVision Academy.

The winning question was,

"What do you mean by drift and dip the ball?"

Listen to the panels answer to his question here.

Cricket Show S6 Episode 3: First Class Fielding

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Mark Garaway talks with Sam Lavery and David Hinchliffe about his new online coaching course, and the reasons behind why he flet it was important to bring out now.

The team also get stuck into discussing the role of the hips in spin bowling and the common mistake spinners make about thinking it's al about fingers and wrists. Plus there is a primer on drift and dip in spin bowling.

PV/VIDEO Weekly Highlights: Very Appealing

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Welcome to the PV/VIDEO Digest, your highlights summary of the weeks best videos from PitchVision Interactive

You can share these videos by email or onto facebook, and post your comments right here: From serious analysis to Friday fun. Here are the top videos uploaded from PitchVision systems around the world this week.

EXCLUSIVE: First Class Fielding Course from Mark Garaway out Now, Buy Today on Pitchvision Academy

PitchVision Academy is delighted to announce that Mark Garaway's online coaching courses First Class Fielding is out now, exclusively on PitchVision Academy.

As you know, a few weeks ago we announced the ex-England Analyst and current Director of Coaching at Millfield School was revealing his methods in his first ever online coaching course. And since then it’s been a feast of fielding action on the site as a preview to the main event.

Now the wait is over, First Class Fielding available to purchase on PitchVision Academy. Get it now.

Click here to buy the online coaching course.

Combine Fielding Technique with Fun to Take Home Trophies

When I watch coaches take fielding sessions I see excellent activity, movement and enjoyment. Yet I would like to see this backed up by some coaching work.

It's great to see youngsters enjoying fielding drills. Fielding is a hugely important part of the game and we do it for the longest time within each game of cricket. Team drills all help towards facilitating better performance.

Technical Jargon Busting: Kinetic Chain

What is the kinetic chain, and what has it got to do with cricket?

In the coaching world, we often talk about the kinetic chain. It's a good shorthand term for a something that can get complex, especially when we discuss how to improve your bowling action. So, this article will give you a quick idea.

How to Be a Better Opening Batsman

How to Be a Better Opening Batsman at CricketAsk most people about opening the batting and they will tell you about batsmen who can block. Occasionally you get a big hitter.

Yet opening is about more than "seeing off the new ball" in your cricket match. It's a matter of good organisation, and a position that is specialised. The bowlers usually have the upper hand with a new ball and fresh legs. That means you, more than any other position, need to have your cricket wits about you.

So, what really makes a good opening batsman?

Cricket Show 293: Competition Winner

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This week's winner of the Cricket Show podcast question competition is Yashowardhan. He wins a free coaching course from PitchVision Academy.

The winning question was,

Make This Simple Change to Improve Slip Catching Drills

This video is a free sample of the online coaching course - First Class Fielding - from Mark Garaway

In this final preview video, Mark Garaway gets real about slip catching. In this video about slip catches from the seamers, Garas shows you how you could make a simple change that instantly improves realism.

Click the link to view Garas at work:

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