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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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12 Test Nations: What Your Club Can Learn from Ireland's Journey to Full Membership

Cricket Ireland and Afghanistan have been awarded Test match status by the ICC in the past week; fantastic news for both countries.

Win More Cricket Games with a Realistic Code of Conduct

Winning is important but for most cricketers it's not the only thing, and that's a problem.

How to Work out If You're a Good Fielding Team

In the 2017 BBL, it was found that the better the fielding side, the better the league position. We finally had proof that catches (and saves and run outs) win matches.

But does this apply to cricket outside the pros?

The Awesome Power of Cricket Focus

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The five year old shocked me.

Cricket Show S8 Episode 23: Salted Caramel

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David Hinchliffe with Sam Lavery and Mark Garaway, on cricket. The show covers umpiring with ice-cream, school cricket thoughts and dealing with fear of failure when bowling spin.

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Use the Nobel Exercise to Improve Cricket Reviews

It’s report writing time of year, before the pupils at Millfield School depart for cricket fields all over the country for nine weeks of runs, wickets, catches and stumpings.

Whilst the report writing process can be a little laborious at times, we have decided to use it as a self-awareness builder for the cricketing pupils.

Setting Up Group Practice for Cricket

Sam Lavery talks us through some ways to keep nets running when you have a big group of players to keep busy and develop skills.

How to Teach Beginner Cricketers to Play Straight

Picture the scene, you are coaching a group of keen 9-11 year old players.

You tell a 10 year old to drive, and you ask him to demonstrate the shot. He shadows it perfectly. Excellent.

You do some drills with a tennis ball and, with a little effort, he hits it back straight. Now we are talking!

You finish the session with a soft ball game: He swipes at the first half volley and tries to put it over square leg.

Sigh.

Coaching View: Have Pakistan Proved You Don't Need Structure to Win at Cricket?

Pakistan won the Champions Trophy. They did it, in the words of one supporter, with "no home cricket, no money, no structure. No problem!"

Vic Williams: Coach of the Month

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After decades in the game, coach Vic Williams has been recognised by the Coach of the Year panel. He is the latest coach of the month.

The panel are constantly hunting for coaches who are doing great work under the radar. Vic is exactly that type of coach. Well-known in the Queensland, Australia coaching setup for his skills, he is not a household name around the world. Yet he has been tireless in his efforts.

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