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Video: Challenge Your Batting Technique with This One Change to Nets

If you want to mix up your cricket nets and challenge your technique, try this simple tweak to indoor practice.

As you can see from the video, it makes things much tougher to bat, but if you come out having done well, it will boost your confidence for the middle.

CRICKET JOBS: Development Manager, Africa - ICC (SA)

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Closing date: 29th April 2016

The International Cricket Council (ICC) is the global governing body for cricket. Its Development Programme has specific strategic objectives aimed at the sustainable development and strengthening of the sport globally.

The Total Guide to Preparing for Different Pitch Conditions

Do you worry that batting indoors will ruin your outdoor form? Have you got a game coming up on a different type of wicket from your home pitch?

This is the guide for you.

Cricket Show S7 Episode 12: G'Day PitchVision

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David Hinchliffe is joined by Mark Garaway and Sam Lavery. The chat this episode starts with a discussion around the idea of a "par" score and Garas gives the perfect answer to the common question of "what is a good score on this wicket?"

In the listener's questions, there is a g'day from Tommy, asking about off season training in Australia. Plus a worried Ntando has trials coming up and he wants to get his bowling right.

Listen in for the details.

CRICKET JOBS: Head Coach - Pakistan National Team (Pak)

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Closing date: 25th April 2016

Pakistan CB are seeking a new Head Coach for the national team.

Coaching Lessons from the World Twenty20

The 2016 World Twenty20 had brilliant skills on show.

Why You Are Using Video Analysis Wrong

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If you have ever watched yourself play cricket on video you know how powerful it is. Usually you feel intense horror at your errors or smug satisfaction at your skills.

These are natural, but are also dangerous. You can end up stressing out about your flaws.

Why You're Getting Out LBW

LBW always seems a bit unfair. You are sure it was sliding down the leg side, but when you look up the umpire's finger is slowly raising.

CRICKET JOB: Womens National Selectors - Cricket Ireland (Ire)

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Closing date: 24th April 2016

Cricket Ireland is seeking two new National Women’s Selectors to help ensure Ireland selects its best players ready to take to the world stage and to be as successful as they can be. The successful candidate will report into the Chair of the National Women’s Selectors.

You Can Bat With Hard Hands (If You Do It Right)

You go hard at the perfect away swinging delivery and edge it to second slip.

You get forward to the spinner and push his length ball into the off side, calling quickly you take off for a single, making it easily.

Both of these moments are examples of playing with “hard hands”: Playing a defensive shot but pushing into the ball.