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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: Head Coach - Walmley CC (UK)

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Closing date: 10th March 2014

Walmley Cricket Club Senior 1st XI

Head Coach Vacancy 
Walmley Cricket Club, an ECB clubmark accredited cricket club based in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham is looking to hire a well-qualified and experienced cricket coach for the 1st team senior side. The 1st XI play in the Birmingham and District Premier League playing at the highest level of one the most established leagues in England. The club also competes in the prestigious ECB National Club Championship and ECB National Club T20. 

Are You Ready to Bat: How to Deal with Anxiety at the Crease

How many times have we walked back to the pavilion asking "what on earth happened there?"

I know I have on numerous occasions.

As you read last week, England and Somerset batsman Nick Compton popped in to run a Batting Masterclass at Millfield School.

Improve "Weight Transfer" with This Simple Drill

What are the commentators on TV really talking about when they discuss a batsman "transferring his weight into the ball"?

It's not coaching double-speak, it allows you to hit the ball harder in front foot shots. That's the miracle of Newtonian physics: Every action has an equal and opposite reaction.

But to get the reaction you need to have your weight forward. We used to say that you have to get your head over the ball. Nowadays that implies things we don't want to coach so we talk about getting weight into the ball.

CRICKET JOBS: Performance Analysis Placement - Cricket Scotland

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Applicants: Cricket Scotland (CS) is looking for candidates who have a passion for cricket and who wish to become part of Cricket Scotland in this exciting period before the World Cup 2015.
CS is looking for candidates who are capable of working both in a team and as individuals on a part time basis. Playing/coaching background is preferable but not essential.

How to Train if You Are Unhappy with How Fast You Bowl

This is a guest article from former professional bowler, and current Strength, Conditioning and Fast Bowling Coach Steffan Jones.

How do you train to bowl lightning fast?

Sorry to all the traditionalist out there, but you can't "just bowl". Not if you want real pace.

Neither can you expect to do endless conditioning session that don't replicate the energy systems and effort of bowling. The sessions I'm seeing in some indoor schools and gyms are great for any other sports but not fast bowling!

So what do we do?

CRICKET JOBS: Commercial Manager - Northants CCC (UK)

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Northants Cricket is looking for a Commercial Manager and are willing to offer a competitive Salary

Key Responsibilities Include: ...

Cricket Show 248: Competition Winner

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

The winning question was:

"I am a passionate cricketer who is looking to bowl at 140kph. Now I am bowling at around 120kph. Would I be able to achieve my aim? Does pace come in an individual naturally or can they improve themselves? I am ready to do any hard work for my aim."

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.

7 Stages of Improving Batting Technique

Gary Palmer is a batting coach and former-first class cricketer. You can find out more about Gary's coaching guides here. In this article he talks about the process of developing batting technique. Essential reading for all coaches.

Technique is the key.

Correcting batting technique is still the best way to improve your batting. An excellent technique gives you the tools you need to score huge numbers of runs in the summer. The best coaches teach the basics to the highest levels as they are the foundations of long term development.

CRICKET JOBS: General Manager - Warwickshire CB (UK)

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Closing date: 10th March 2014

Competitive Salary and Benefits 
Committed to improving the quality of Recreational Cricket in Warwickshire both on and off the field of play, the Warwickshire Cricket Board seeks applications from suitably skilled people to fulfill the role of General Manger following the announcement that current incumbent, Nick Archer, is to retire this summer. 

CRICKET JOBS: Cricket Coach - Barnes CC (UK)

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Closing date: 19th March 2014

Barnes CC, a ECB Clubmark accredited cricket club based in in South West London is looking to hire a qualified and experienced cricket coach for senior and junior coaching between April and September .

An average of 15 hours per week is required including weekday evenings and weekends. Rate £15-20
per hour dependent on experience.
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