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From batting and bowling to coaching and strength training, PitchVision Academy is your trusted source for better cricket. It has to be with big names like Kevin Pietersen, Nathan Bracken and Mark Garaway as part of the team of over 40 world-class mentors.

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CRICKET JOBS: Digital Marketing Manager - Notts CCC (UK)

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Closing date: 7th November


Trent Bridge, the home of Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club, is looking to recruit a Digital Marketing Manager to join its Commercial team.


CRICKET JOBS: 2nd XI Coach / Assistant Coach - The Portsmouth Grammar School (UK)

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Closing date: November 30th

The Portsmouth Grammar School is one of the leading cricketing schools in the UK, winning a number of national titles in recent years, and reaching multiple finals, throughout all age groups, across all formats.

An opportunity has arisen for a coach to join an already strong coaching team led by Sam Lavery. Working with the schools senior cricketers, the coach will primarily be tasked with developing the schools 2nd XI cricketers.

CRICKET JOBS: Cricket Coach - Millfield School

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Closing date: 23rd October 2014

Millfield School are looking to recruit a Cricket Coach from January 2015. The role will be initially for the spring and summer terms.

Millfield is an independent boarding school with outstanding pastoral and co-curricular activities, set in the heart of Somerset. We cater for approximately 1230 pupils aged 13 to 18, all of whom are engaged in sport and physical activities. We have outstanding facilities and a vibrant multisport environment.

Everyone Stop Messing About and Bowl Some Yorkers

Steffan Jones bowled a yorker or two in his time and he wants to stem the flood away from bowling them. Here is how to take out those toes.

Why is the yorker going out of the game?

Maybe you have been told that by trying to bowl the yorker you are likely to either bowl a full toss or a half volley.These days those balls will disappear into the stands either over long-on or ramped over the keeper. The batters have got stronger and the bats have got bigger so the margin of error has decreased. Bowling a yorker is a risky business.

But you know what?

A true yorker still remains a ball you can't hit for six.

Cricket Show 280: Competition Winner

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

The winning question was:

"Far too often, players do not use the correct three words for calling ("Yes, No, Wait") whilst batting and I really need something which makes them use just those calls between two players and also in a real match scenario as that builds up pressure on them, I really get annoyed at hearing things like "right", "hold it", "go" or "c'mon" as they do not build confidence and understanding between the two batsmen and nor do they put the fielding team on notice that they won't get a run-out today. I've been toying with blindfolding players so that their partners have to give clear and concise calls to get the player from point A to point B but to date, haven't come up with anything that actually incorporates cricket standards or actually works. So, do you kind gents have any thoughts on how those facets can be not only taught, but practiced hard so they become second nature to everyone?"

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.

Study Reveals Why You Played That Stupid Shot... and Why You Can't Believe You Did It

Jordan Finney underwent research into the mental side of batting. In this article he explains what he found in his study, and how you can apply his findings when you are under pressure as a batsman.

What does the batting powerplay tell us about cricket at every level of the game?

It is obvious that increasing the number of fielders placed in 30 yard circle will cut down singles and make boundaries a more effective way of scoring. There should be no reason why batsmen cannot clear the 30 yard circle at least.

Yet since the introduction of the batting powerplay, it has been more effective for the bowling side, with the number of wickets taken during this period increasing noticeably.

This provided me with food for thought for my study.

CRICKET JOBS: Cricket Coach - Brambletye School (UK)

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Closing date: undisclosed

Brambletye School, East Grinstead - East Grinstead

Part-time, Contract

Summer Term – 1 day a week – East Grinstead 

CRICKET JOBS: Project Support Assistant (2 roles) - Australian Drug Foundation

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Closing date: 24th October 2014


Australian Drug Foundation

Celebrating more than 50 years of service to the community, the Australian Drug Foundation is one of Australia's leading bodies committed to preventing alcohol and other drug problems in communities around the nation.

Project Support Assistant - Brisbane / Sydney (2 roles)

The Project Support Assistant is responsible for providing administrative and phone support for a range of projects in the Business Strategy Team.

CRICKET JOBS: Womens Team Manager - Bucks CB (UK)

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Closing date: undisclosed


Buckinghamshire Cricket Board’s Women’s Team are looking for a (ideally female) Team Manager to work alongside the team and the coaches to ensure the communication, organisation and management of the team allows the players the best chance to perform to their potential.


Cricket Show S5 Episode 37: Playing Up and Out of Your Skin

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The team of David Hinchliffe, Mark Garaway and Sam Lavery tackle the sticky topic of "self help". The category doesn't sit well with tough cricketers and hard nosed coaches, but is there something we can take from all those books? Find out on the show.

Plus, there is the usual mailbag with questions on running between the wickets, blindfolds and stepping up a level as a young bowler in adult cricket. Can we help this young player play up and out of his skin?

There is something for everyone who plays and coaches cricket in the show.

Have a listen and give your feedback!

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