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Don't Panic: The Cricket Captain's Emergency Guide to Desperate Tactics

We have all been there: You stand in the field as everything falls apart around you. Your well laid plan is being laid to waste by rampaging batsmen. You look around the field for a change of bowling and realise you have already tried everyone.

What do you do next?

Free Poster Reveals How to Create a Positive Cricket Culture

Creating a positive culture in cricket is tough because it's an idea that needs complete buy in. How do you make it easy for cricketers to understand the key elements?

Simple, you print out this poster and pin it up.

It's totally free for you to use and has been produced in association with Ryan Maron's Cape Town International Cricket Academy. You can find out more about how the Academy can help you gain the cricket experience of a lifetime by clicking here.

Using a simple mnemonic and hand signals, nobody can have the excuse that they didn't know the fundamentals of a positive culture of cricket. It's certain to give you the culture you desire where you play.

Here is that poster (click to enlarge):

Cricket Show 236: Competition Winner

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

The winning question was:

"I am wicketkeeper and opening batsman and the captain of my school team. I don't know how to handle it because my seniors pressurise me to do what they want. please help me to handle my seniors as well as batting and wicketkeeping."

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.

Is it Time to Stop Being Afraid of Bowling Around the Wicket?

Menno Gazendam is author of Spin Bowling Project. Get your free 8 week spin bowling course here

The last few decades spin bowlers - especially off-spinners - have been trained to bowl over the wicket. They are very rarely were told to go around the wicket.

PV/VIDEO Weekly Highlights 20: Is It A No Ball?

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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 5 videos uploaded from PitchVision systems around the world this week.


Cricket Show S4 Episode 43: Cultural Architect

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Mark Garaway teaches David Hinchliffe and Burners a new term on the show this week: Cultural architect. It's related to Jesse Ryder's return to first-class cricket and the lessons we can learn from his example.

But that's just the tip of the cricketing iceberg. The guest is Scott Boswell, famous for getting the yips at Lord's, but now a well-respected coach. Plus the questions section includes queries from the listeners about flawed players coaching and trying to keep wicket, open the batting and be captain.

Listen to the show for all the fun.


8 Captaincy Tips to Coach the Next Strauss, Smith and Vaughan

In this series of articles I aim to support you and your captains (potential and existing) through the transition from player into effective team leader.

Leadership is a choice; the importance of self-awareness, their personal style and how that may impact on others is the key to success.

Let's look at those factors in more detail.

Quick Tip: You Are the Umpire

So you think you know your Laws of cricket?

If you do, well done, most players and coaches are pretty hazy on the details. I can't remember the last time I went through a season without hearing someone clearly stating a Law that was utterly wrong.

So here is a test for you. A couple of questions to see if you know your stuff.

Android and iOS Pick: BATEX Batting App

Cricket is getting smarter than ever.

Smart-phones are tiny computers in your pocket. Tablets are full powered computers in your bag. Smart-nets are popping up everywhere.

JOBS: Trusts and Foundations Manager - Cricket Foundation

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Closing date: Friday 22 November 2013

Fixed-term contract: Permanent

Salary: Competitive package

Location: The Kia Oval, London, SE11 5SS

Interview date: w/c 25 November 2013

An excellent opportunity has arisen to work in the Fundraising team for the Cricket Foundation charity which launched Chance to Shine in 2005The programme has given more than two million children in a third of state schools across England & Wales the opportunity to play cricket and experience its educational benefitsIt is the biggest school sports development initiative operating in England and Wales.