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PV/VIDEO Weekly Highlights: A Couple of Good Shouts

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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.

Cricket Show S5 Episode 29: It's Not About the Couch

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Is a psychologist more important than a coach?

That's one of the questions Mark Garaway, David Hinchliffe and Sam Lavery look at on the show this week and come up with some interesting conclusions.

Please the team talk about the coach-captain relationship at various levels, analyse a young batsman's technique and talk about the Commonwealth Games.

Download the show and listen now.

How Moving House Reminds Me of Great Fielding Plans

I'm moving house. While I was chucking out all sorts of rubbish in preparation, I stumbled across a fielding outline document.

The file underpinned England's fielding team at the 2007 World Cup. I put it together with key fielders within that group which included Paul Nixon, Paul Collingwood and Jimmy Anderson.

How to Have a Bullet Throw

A powerful throw sends a message to a batting team.

The batsmen are looking for a second run and you are in the deep. The both look up to see your throw, as do most of the batsmen waiting to come in. There is a subtle moment of expectation: Just how good is this guy’s throw?

You sear it in head high, dipping into the keeper’s gloves so he doesn’t have to move.

The batsmen make a mental note to keep it to one with you while the keeper and skipper applaud your arm.

Extra Man: How to be a Stand In at Higher Cricket Levels

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It was 8pm on Friday night. Ryan's phone buzzed with a new Facebook message.

"We have had a drop out, can you play in the first team tomorrow?"

The young man's heart sank. He knew what that meant: In the second team he could enjoy a jolly 40 overs at home, getting a bat and a few overs with the ball. In the firsts he is a utility: a fielder, batting at seven or eight and no chance of bowling.

Plus the game is a 40 minute drive and ten overs per innings longer. He is supposed to be going out Saturday night!

He grudgingly accepts because he is a team man. He knows his afternoon of cricket will be wasted.

Cricket Show 271: Competition Winner

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

The winning question was:

"I am a 17 years old off spinner. It is off season in Australia right and wet too. Because of that I mostly end up bowling at my own house in front of the mirrors. I have tried several actions and seeing various actions of off spinners (Swanny, Saqlain, Lyon) on YouTube I am trying to perfect myself. However after several days I start questioning my action and run up I was happy with. Due to this I'm always self conscious and can't sleep properly (no joke) Is this harming me? If it is how can I get settled on a good action? How do you gather momentum from runup to your point of delivery?"

Listen to the panels answer to his question here.

To enter your own question for the chance to win your choice of online coaching course send your questions in here.

You Might get a Kick Out of My Weekend Batting Revelation

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Isn't it great when you find something that clicks in your game?

This week I missed the usual training session at my club, so I arranged to get to the ground early to "have a net" with a couple of other guys in the team.

As you know my feelings about nets, you know how I am not keen to just have a hit, but I hoped it would be better that going into the game totally cold.

As there were just two of us to start, and neither of us bowl to first team standard, we got out the bowling machine.

As you know my feelings about bowling machines, you know I would much prefer real bowling, but that wasn't an option.

Yet, that 20 minutes was a revelation that will give you quite the kick.

Cricket Show S5 Episode 28: Low Tech Nicknames

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Are you born to cricket captaincy or can you learn the skills?

Mark Garaway, David Hinchliffe and Sam Lavery team up again to discuss the issue and give some practical advice.

Then, the team answer some listener questions about losing sleep due to off spin technical issues (literally) and low tech ways to monitor performance. That discuss also leads to some brilliant nickname chat. Not to be missed!

PV/VIDEO Weekly Highlights: Bowling in a Cap

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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.

Coach Mental Toughness with the 7C Approach (Part 2)

Last week we looked at mental toughness for cricket and discussed the first 3 C's: Competitiveness, confidence and control

Now let's complete the set.

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