Closing date: 9th Sept 2015
Bucks Women are in ECB Division 4 of the 50 over competition & Division 3 for the T20s, and are looking for a player to combine playing with fulfilling administrative and organisational support whilst providing leadership for Women and Girl’s Cricket in Buckinghamshire.
Last night at net practice, one of my team was sent in to bat. In one hand was his bat, and in the other hand was a bunch of cones. I had to ask what he was up to.
"I had some trouble against spin in the last game", he admitted, "I want to work on it today. Can we just have spinners bowling and I'll mark out my scoring areas with these cones?"
Sunglasses are an essential accessory for cricketers at every level. Are they just expensive fashion accessories or an important tool?
You can't watch a first class or international cricket match these days without seeing several pairs of Oakley's scattered on the player's heads. The professionals have good reason to wear high quality sunglasses:
Cricket Without Boundaries - the UK cricket development and AIDS awareness charity - are looking for volunteers to Africa in 2016. PitchVision caught up with Head of Recruitment, Holly Colvin to find out more.
Train hard; get better. Do your drills. It's a simple mantra, but it's missing a crucial part of the process of practice to improve. Cricketing technique, tactics and mental strength require one more "drill".
By thinking of review as a drill, and reflecting on your practice and games, you will get better faster. You will even get better between practice sessions. It works by giving you a feedback loop that has been proven to boost skills faster than anything else. It gives direction to your training, encouragement that things are working and confidence that you can repeat the right skill at the right time.
Yet, most of us don't bother much with it.
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With a great email from a Kenyan international cricketer, the show is even more starlet packed than ever. David Hinchliffe is joined by the evergreen stars of Mark Garaway and Sam Lavery to discuss cricket playing and coaching.
Topics on the table include how to use "momentum" to make better cricketers, the role of the back leg and hip in leg spin bowling and how to do well when you don't have access to many resources. It's all about mentality!
So have the mindset to listen for half an hour and get better forever.
I spent the weekend heading up the Cricket Zone at SportFest15 in the grounds of the glorious Wormsley Estate. 1000's of children were coached by Sporting legends over the two day festival.
The Cricket zone had 6 areas including the PitchVision net manned by Andrew Strauss and Simon Jones.
Another section is called "bowl at Hoggy's Stump". In 2014, England legend, Matthew Hoggard batted for 2 days in a net armed only with a stump. The children loved it, so did Hoggy!
This year we upgraded the stump to a middling bat.
Watching a good leg spinner operate against an average batsman is like watching a lion play with its prey before going in for the kill. The helpless beast has no idea what’s going on and no way to combat it.
The googly is the lethal blow for the poor creature.
Spin is all about outsmarting the batsman and the googly puzzles batsman by turning the wrong way with the same action, leaving him walking back to the pavilion with a confused look and spread-eagled stumps.
Here is how to bowl that destructive googly.
Closing date: 31st December 2015
Position - Club Coach
Club - Subiaco Marist Cricket Club
Closing date: 31st October 2015
Position - Seniors Coach
Club - Ballajura Lakers C.C