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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.

Want to be part of it? Just browse around and get the free email newsletter. Then use the advice in nets and at games. With online coaching of this quality, how can you do anything but succeed?

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CRICKET JOBS: 2 Positions, Electrical Engineer / Curator - Sri Lanka Cricket

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Closing date: 27th October

Sri Lanka Cricket are currently accepting applications for the following positions:

  • Electrical Engineer
  • Curator


5 Questions to Ask Your Cricket Coach

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Cricket coaching has come a long way since the master "tell" coach shouted orders at you and expected you to follow blindly along. Now it's a two way relationship.

That's because no one coach has all the answers for all the people. Good coaches have great knowledge and experience, and they also understand that every player is on a different journey. They are open to questions, feedback and ideas.

It's your job as a player to ask questions, respectfully challenge the ideas of the coach and develop a relationship of trust, even if you are just part of a squad with no one to one time (especially then, in fact).

Here are 5 ways you can open up discussion with your coach in a friendly and open manner.

CRICKET JOBS: National Youth Assistant Coach - Leinster (Ire)

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Closing date: undisclosed

 

Expression of Interest - National Youth Assistant Coaches (Leinster)

 

Cricket Ireland is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified coaches from the Leinster/Dublin region to support the National Youth Coaching Programme.

CRICKET JOBS: Chief Exec. Officer - Hong Kong Cricket Association

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Closing date: 31st October 2014

The Hong Kong Cricket Association invites applicants for the position of Chief Executive Officer.

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.

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