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Do you want to grow your cricket? Then PitchVision is the home of online coaching and self-improvement in the game. Bring your "growth mindset" to better technique, better tactics, more skill and a winning team. All these things are possible if you play the game to improve rather than prove.

Read, watch, listen, work, improve. That's the PitchVision way.

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Fight Back Against Spin Bowling with a Disruption Plan

This is an article from PitchVision Coach, and minor counties cricketer Chris Watling.

When the spinner comes on, are you filled with dread?

Many batsmen have this secret fear, you are certainly not alone. You can no longer use the pace of the ball to work it around and hit your boundaries. You are forced to defend and wait. Against a good spinner you get tied down.

And we all know what happens when you lose patience: head up, ball in the air, back to the pavilion.

There is a better way.

Cricket Fitness Workout: Gym for Spin

This article is part of the Cricket Fitness Workouts series. For the full list, click here.

Like all cricketers, to be a good spinner you need a base of fitness, especially in strength and power. Maybe it's not the same as smashing sixes and bowling bouncers, but a ripping ball is equally destructive.

But spin also need a lot of time bowling spin, which leaves you with the gym as a secondary concern. You want to get in, get it done and get out so you can go back to bowling.

You want as much as you can get in as little time as possible.

CRICKET JOBS: Social Media Manager - Derbyshire CCC (UK) JOB CLOSED !

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Closing date: undisclosed JOB CLOSED !

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Working for Derbyshire Cricket Club covering a variety of Social Media platforms. 

CRICKET JOBS: Coach - Catch Cricket (UK)

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Catch Cricket are looking for fun, enthusiastic people to join our ever growing team as we expand across Kent. Bringing cricket to 2-11 year olds across our seven centres, we're looking for the right kind of person to gets kids active, whilst having fun. No previous experience is necessary. Get in touch for more details via email or call (0844) 443 5623.

CRICKET JOBS: General Manager - Gibraltar Cricket JOB CLOSED !

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Closing date: 12th June 2014 JOB CLOSED !

Gibraltar Cricket, an ICC Associate Member, are seeking to recruit for the role of General Manager to manage the operational aspects of the organisation and to help lead improvements and developments of the structures that support the growth of cricket in Gibraltar. 

This important role requires an individual with a background in cricket administration to lead the organisation and to help drive forward improvements to all areas of the game. 

PV/VIDEO Weekly Highlights: Cleaned Up

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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 18: How to Stop Cramps

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Mark Garaway joins David Hinchliffe, Sam Lavery and Burners live from a match (with background cricket sounds in full effect) where his multi-tasking skills are pushed to the maximum. He does an awesome job as the team chat about preventing cramps and answer a question about the bound of the bowling action.

There is also a great tip for an easy way to measure wicketkeeping (and fielding performance) and some discussion about the risks of "big fish syndrome".

Download and listen for the full information-packed banter!

Treat Your Batting Like A Car

One of the young coaches in my coaching team, Matt Thompson, recently recounted a coaching session with one of the International players at the school.

Matt and Tom had a range hitting session and it was clear Tom was inconsistent.

Matt's solution was to get back to basics.

Quick Tip: Be Specific to be a Better Cricketer

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We get a lot of questions at PitchVision Academy. Every one is welcome, but to help us help you we need specifics.

For example, I was recently asked if I could recommend a coach in a certain area. I was happy to do so, but needed to know more about the player. Things like age, standard, skills, experience and how much he is willing to play. So I asked these things and here was the reply:

How to Stay on Track After Crushing Failure

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How does it feel when you get knocked out of an important competition?

Recently, a side I was coaching suffered that exact setback. We had failed to reach the primary goal we were working towards. It hurts. But the response to failure in this way will mould your future successes.

So how do you look it it?

One way is to say "one shining performance can upset even the best laid plans. After all, players are allowed to play well." You can put it behind you knowing there was nothing more you could have done. You solider on week to week through less competitive fixtures.

Maybe you go the other way. We have all had moments where we wake up at 3am with a cold sweat cursing that loose shot or dropped catch. You constantly look back at where you've gone wrong. You formulate a "what if" list that will only serve to infuriate you every time you recollect a missed opportunity.

One of these tends to be the default position.

But we can do better.