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Cricket Show 250: Competition Winner

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

The winning question was:

"I'm 10 years old and really want to bowl spin. A coach from a coaching clinic said I have talent as a spin bowler but my club coach won't let me bowl spin and if I bowl spin he will bat me at number 11. I've had this coach for one season already and I signed up to play again so I still have to play a whole season with him as a coach. Please help me?"

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.

Can Hard Work Really Make You Fail?

This is part 4 of and autobiographical training guide Steffan Jones, professional fast bowler. For part one click here.

In 2002 I learned that hard work wasn't the secret to success.

My gym work was spot on. I was training harder and better than ever. I could see no room to improve (remember this was a few years back, and at the time you could not have found a better programme or a more motivated trainer).

Cricket Show S5 Episode 7: The New Rules of Batting

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Mark Garaway and Sam Lavery join David Hinchliffe to chat about the missing two thirds of batting development, and how you can work on your picking line and length and shot selection alongside developing perfect technique.

Plus, we focus on spin in the readers questions. We talk about a spinner who is not allowed to bowl spin and a coach who wants to help his spinners get more turn.

Burners is on the road and speaks to Mark Thorburn, Analyst at Gloucestershire County Cricket Club, about how he works with the bowlers to attack the most important areas.

Download the show in iTunes or listen in your browser!

Are You Damaging Batsmen with "6 Balls Left"? You'll Enjoy This Solution

Have you ever said to a batter "you have 6 balls left!", then they change their mode and just slog?

The damage that this does is immeasurable.

Any progress from the session is diluted or reduced. The batting shapes and thought processes evaporate.

Arguments ensue about whether it was 4, 6 or caught at deep mid on

The batter starts the next opportunity to bat with this poor experience running through their veins.

It's one of my biggest bug bears, and for years I have been trying to figure out a way around this.

CRICKET JOBS: Head Coach - Sydney Cricket Club

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Closing date: 14th March

Head Coach – Men’s Cricket

Part-time (focussed on August to March)
Term Contract (Two year, negotiable)
Remuneration to be discussed and negotiated

CRICKET JOBS: High Performance Manager (Youth Pathway) - Tasmania

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Closing date: 21st March 2014

This role is accountable for the management of Cricket Tasmania High Performance Youth Pathway (male) programs to
facilitate the continued development and peak performance of teams, players and coaches...

How to Bowl Like Mitchell Johnson

This is a guest article from former professional bowler, and current Strength, Conditioning and Fast Bowling Coach Steffan Jones.

Why is Mitchell Johnson so unplayable at the moment?

What has made him change from a guy that struggled to hit the cut strip to now being the quickest bowler in the world and a genuine game changer?

Here's a Creative Way to Get More Young Cricketers

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Does your team need more young cricketers?

Many clubs are feeling the pinch these days. Kids have more choice of activity than ever, which is making the pool smaller every year. It's tough to compete with football, PlayStation and iPads.

You can't sit back and wait for a new intake of 11 year old players to arrive. You have to start early and make cricket as entertaining as all the other distractions. That's why it's time to rethink how to bring youngsters into the game.

Stop Doing Laps, Start Taking Wickets

 Wouldn't you like to know a way to get miles in your legs without 10 rounds of the ground?

While, most ex-cricketers and coaches will tell you that stamina is good for bowlers, a long jog just isn’t the way to do it. Long jogs are sure recipes for disaster.

Still sceptical? Have a look at the stats.

Cricket Show S5 Episode 6: Think for Yourself

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Cricket coaching has been in the mainstream media this week with articles on fitness attitudes from journalists and a concerned parent. So Mark Garaway and David Hinchliffe mull things over from the coaches perspective.

We also help listeners with their cricket issues, including a leggie who has lost his modjo and a fast bowler who bowler off the wrong foot. Plus, Burners logs his roving report and we catch up with former-England wicketkeeper (and current cricket badger) Paul Nixon.