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We all know that cricket success comes from hard work, but the real secret is smart work. That's why PitchVision Academy exists: to pick out the latest ideas in cricket training, tactics, fitness and technique and pass on practical tips and tricks to give you the shortcuts.
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David Hinchliffe - Director of Coaching
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If you want to know where you are going, a map is a good place to start.
That's what these elements of success are all about: The philosphy that drives this site. Hopefully you will understand a little more where I am coming from. Hopefully you will be able to start creating your own map.
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Should club cricketers care about carrying a bit of excess weight?
The first class and international game is peppered with examples of players who didn't let a belly get in the way of doing well: Rob Key, Arjuna Ranatunga, Shane Warne.
You couldn't call them failures.
Purpose: To practice chasing, picking up and returning to the wicketkeeper.
Description: The keeper or coach rolls the ball out for the first fielder to chase and return. To practice team throws, 2 players can chase, the first flicking the ball back for the second. The player then returns to the group. Variations: The player can stay out in the deep for the coach or keeper to hit a catch or ball along the ground for another return.
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Who comes to mind when you think of a player with class?
Perhaps your mind brings you to Micheal Vaughan's cover drive, or Shane Warne's constantly accurate variations. Whoever it was, you can be sure they went through some kind of slump in form during their career.
You can empathise with them, but you are not like them in your own game.