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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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Streetwise Bowling: Show a Bit of Leg

This article is part of the “Streetwise Bowling” series from PitchVision Academy. To view the full list of tactics click here.

Bowling at leg stump has a bad rap. It's seen as defensive and, by many, as almost against the spirit of cricket. So much so that in many formats, the leg side wide has all but killed the tactic.

But in the right situation, this plan is an excellent variation to the usual line for a left arm bowler. The batsman is not used to the lines. More importantly, there are few gaps in the field meaning the batsman is going to have to do something unusual to get you away.

As such, it can be used in both attacking and defensive roles.

The Norway Guide to Playing in Different Conditions

Away games are a perennial problem.

You can be a high level International side like India, or a plucky Under 10 beginner side. The issue of a change in conditions leading to a drop in performance is common across the board.

Take the example of the Norway national cricket team. This summer the side are traveling to the UK to play in an ICC Europe tournament. But the team are newcomers to the international game and are used to playing on the very batting friendly artificial pitches of home.

How are they going to adapt to the grass wickets and swinging or turning ball they will discover in Essex?

CRICKET JOBS - Cricket Coach - Keep Kids Active (UK)

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Looking for enthusiastic Level 2 Cricket coaches to deliver sessions to primary school aged children either in schools or community centre's throughout the Tyne & Wear area.

CRICKET JOBS: Cricket Coach - Aspire Sports (UK)

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Aspire Sports work with schools, the NHS, community groups and local authorities. Our innovative, education-focused sports and physical activity programmes are at the heart of improving lives. We aim inspire children, young people and families to be 'Active for Life.

Job Description
The role of a Cricket Coach is to deliver high quality coaching sessions to children of all ages and abilities during both the winter and summer seasons. 

CRICKET JOBS: Women's Cricket Coach - Aspire Sports (UK)

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Aspire Sports work with schools, the NHS, community groups and local authorities. Our innovative, education-focused sports and physical activity programmes are at the heart of improving lives. We aim inspire children, young people and families to be 'Active for Life.

Job Description
The role of a Cricket Coach is to deliver high quality coaching sessions to children of all ages and abilities during both the winter and summer seasons. 

Cricket Show S5 Episode 14: I Can Hear Garas Wind

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David Hinchliffe and Mark Garaway are joined by Sam Lavery and Burners to chat about wind. It's suprisingly interesting. But even if your boat is not floated, the team also cover finding a way to play, and going from net sessions to games seamlessly.

Burners sums it all up nicely though: "tosh!"

We just hope it's tosh that helps you improve. Listen in to find out.

Cricket Motivational Poster: The Hard Work is Not Done

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Here's a treat for you to print out as a reminder that the start of the season is not the end of your hard work. If you want all your winter efforts to be worth something, you need to be ready at the end of the season. Keep working hard.

The Coaching Kitchen: Create Better Cricketers by Becoming a Chef

Are you a cook or a chef?

I was asked exactly that at a recent symposium on talent identification. Weird?

A cook follows a recipe and ends up with a result that looks and tastes as intended.

CRICKET JOBS: Coach - George Town CC (Aus)

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George Town CC is currently seeking expressions of interest for the position of Senior Coach for season 2014-15.

The successful applicant will have, as a minimum, Cricket Australia Level 1 coaching accreditation, preferably Level 2. He/she will be required to work closely with the Club’s Leadership Group and Club committee, facilitate the teams for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Grade, and will also be responsible for match day coaching of the Club’s 1st Grade Cricket North team. The position is for either a playing or non-playing coach.

CRICKET JOB: Coach - St Anne's CC (Tas, Aus)

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Closing date: 31st July 2014

Coaching Position– St Anne’s Cricket Club (Claremont, Tasmania)

St Anne’s Cricket Club is currently seeking expressions of interest for the position of Senior Playing Coach for season 2014-15.

The successful applicant will have, as a minimum, Cricket Australia Level 1 coaching accreditation, or willing to complete the Level 1 coaching course prior to season commencement.
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