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Welcome to PitchVision. They say cricket is 80% mental. That's true in a way, because how you feel has a powerful influence on how you play cricket; whatever your skill level. So, take some time to look around at the tips on going into your matches with control and confidence.

Naturally, mental toughness alone is useless without skill. Becoming world-class at the basics is another PitchVision mantra you can read, watch and listen about on these pages.

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CRICKET JOBS: Head of Communications - Cricket Australia (Aus)

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Closing date: 3rd June 2016

Cricket Australia has a vision for cricket to be Australia’s favourite sport, with its purpose being to unite and inspire Australians.

The Head of Communications will play a key role in protecting and enhancing cricket’s reputation, achieving dominant share of voice in the summer months, increasing fan engagement among diverse audiences and supporting increased game attendances.

CRICKET JOBS: High Performance Physiotherapist - Cricket South Africa (SA)

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Closing date: 23rd June 2016

CSA (Cricket South Africa/Company) is the national governing body for the sport of cricket in South Africa and administers all aspects of South African cricket.

CSA is committed to Employment Equity and organisational transformation. CSA aims to broaden the diversity of its workforce so that all South Africans can be represented in cricket administration.

CRICKET JOBS: Customer Success Manager - CricHQ (UK)

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Closing date: undisclosed

We are looking for a capable Customer Success Manager to help us grow our clients in the region of Europe. Your focus will be targeted on managing customer life cycles post sales. This includes engaging clients, growing product use, reducing churn and increasing revenue earned.

CRICKET JOBS: Cricket Coaches, Part Time - The Portsmouth Grammar School (UK) *PREMIUM ADVERT*

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Closing date: undisclosed (PREMIUM ADVERT)



The Portsmouth Grammar School has two vacancies for qualified, talented and enthusiastic cricket coaches to become part of a well-respected cricket coaching team within the Senior School. During term times you will coach cricket during the school day and at after-school clubs as well as leading school teams at weekend fixtures. We can offer some flexibility regarding the number of hours you work (approx. 8-12 hours per week) but you will also be required to work flexibly, including evenings and Saturdays, to support the school’s busy sporting calendar. Fixtures take place both at our PGS sports ground in Hilsea, Portsmouth, and across the region at other schools on our fixtures list.

CRICKET JOBS: Pitch Advisor - Wiltshire Cricket (UK)

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Closing date: 24th June 2016

Wiltshire Cricket Limited is now advertising for a new County Pitch Advisor.

The Pitch Advisor is a position appointed by Wiltshire Cricket Limited with approval from the ECB. The purpose of the Pitch Advisor is to act on behalf of the Cricket Board and County Groundsman’s Association, in accordance with the code of conduct for Pitch Advisors, in addressing issues regarding:

Fielding Drills: Introduction to 360 Degree Fielding

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This drill is ideal for realistic practice in stopping, catching, staying alert and backing up in the field.

The coach (c) hits the ball (in the air or on the ground) to any fielder then shouts which end the ball should be returned to. If the shy is at the bowlers end the other fielders must back up the throw and return it to the coach.

CRICKET JOBS: Physiotherpist - Cricket Eastern Cape (SA)

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Closing date: 30th May 2016

Cricket Eastern Cape (Pty) Ltd hereby calls for applications from suitably qualified and registered Physiotherapists to supply services to Cricket Eastern Cape (Pty) Ltd (Warriors) for a contract period of two years.

Improve Bat Speed and Batting Confidence with the Torch Drill

We had a great question come in on the Cricket Show from Basit, who talked about his lack of confidence to get behind the ball when it's aimed short pitched and at the body. He felt that he was taking too many balls on the body. This often comes from a lack of confidence through a player believing that they have not got the skills to attack or cope with the incoming delivery.

It is then the coaches' responsibility to build both confidence and competence through a series of drills.

Cricket Show S7 Episode 16: Playing Different Lines

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Mark Garaway in the West Indies and joins Sam Lavery with David Hinchliffe shivvering in the UK spring to talk cricket. David has a new coach to work with and opens up the team to discuss the relationships between a coach, assistant coaches and captains.

The listeners questions this week are all about batting. One is about leaving the ball outside off stump. The second is about balls aimed at the body. Build confidence and competence by listening in.

Wicketkeeper Standing Up Drill

Following on from the positive feedback on the standing back keeping drill using the multi-stumps I thought I would follow up with another keeping drill that was given to me recently by one of our International players here at Millfield School.

Tom has developed this drill with Iain Brunnschweiler in a recent England tour to the UAE.

You'll need a Katchet Ramp, multistump, Bat or Skyer and some cricket balls.

The aim is to simulate standing up to the stumps to both medium pacers and spinners, focussing on areas such as posture, hip and shoulder turn, catching area, and the ability to react to significant deflections from a realistic "nick-distance". In other words, to push back the boundaries of what is possible when standing up to the stumps.