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Welcome to PitchVision Academy, your companion through your cricketing career. It's here we welcome all from the enthusiastic youngster to the old pro, to the coach still helping players long after the boots have been hung up. There is something here for everyone in cricket.

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: Catering and Hospitality Events Coordinator (Maternity Cover) - Sussex CCC JOB CLOSED !

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Closing date: 21st August 2014 - JOB CLOSED !

 

An exciting and rare opportunity has arisen to work at one of the country’s most popular cricket clubs. Sussex County Cricket Club is recruiting a Catering and Hospitality Events Co-Ordinator during a period of maternity leave (approximately 8 months from October 2014).

 

CRICKET JOBS: Company Director - Nottinghamshire Cricket Board (UK)

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Closing date: 29th August 2014

 

Are you interested in becoming part of a team and playing a significant role in developing recreational Cricket in Nottinghamshire?

Do you have professional skills which can be adapted to meet the needs of our Directors’ skill set and to enhance our Board?

This exciting non-executive Directorship will become vacant on 30 September 2014. Our current Company Secretary will support the new officer in the role until the Nottinghamshire Cricket Board meets for its AGM in January 2015.

Field Settings: Hook, Line and Sinker

Hook, line and sinker: literally.

Using a "leg theory" approach, and the English desire to win by hooking, Dhoni won the 2nd Test against England.

Could it work for you too?

I'm going to say yes.

In certain situations, you can use a similar tactic. It's risky, but Dhoni and Sharma proved that it can win you games when orthodox tactics are seeing you cruise to defeat.

Lets look at the details.

CRICKET JOBS: Coach - Halls Head CC (Aus)

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 Closing date: 6th February 2015

 
The Halls Head Cricket Club is looking for a Coach, either playing or non playing and players for the upcoming 2014/15 season. Halls Head Cricket Club is a family orientated club in the Peel region that has a rich tradition of success including 16 A Grade premierships since inception in 1991. 

CRICKET JOBS: Coach - Gosnells Junior CC (AUS)

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Closing date: 30th September 2014

 

Are you young at heart, loves working with children, have 1.5 hours free time per week on friday afternoon Voluntary basis and is good at coaching cricket then we at Gosnells Junior Cricket Club need you for our Cricket Champs Program -- it is a program designed for boys & girls 6 to 16 with special needs we play one friday per week 4:30 to 6 pm  at Leopold Park, adjacent to Sutherland Park. Gay Street,Southern River.  

CRICKET JOBS: Club Coach - Bedford Morley CC (Aus)

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Closing date: 1st October 2014

 

The Bedford Morley Cricket Club is looking for a Club Coach for the 2014/2015 season.

Good Enough for Dhoni: 4 More Village Tactics to Try

In the 2nd Test against England, Dhoni stood back to the spinner.

It's a tactic regularly employed in lower standard games where the keeper doesn't have the confidence to stand up. In short, it's village cricket.

But there was a method in the madness.

Cricket Show 270: Competition Winner

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

The winning question was:

I am a 13 year old leg spinner who doesn't spin the ball when bowling at a faster pace than usual. I try to spin the ball whilst bowling faster, but it doesn't really spin as much as it does when I bowl my stock speed which is around 33-35 mph. I don't understand why it isn't spinning if all I am doing to make the ball go quicker is move pull my front arm down quicker. Can you please help as to why this happens and give a possible reason for it?"

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.

Cricket Show S5 Episode 27: Our Man in Sardinia

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Even the most passionate cricketer has moments where the season drifts and focus is lost. This happens most of all just after the halfway mark before the final push for the line begins. The team of Mark Garaway (calling in from Sardinia), Sam Lavery and David Hinchliffe discuss ways to keep your focus.

Plus your mailbag questions are answered. This week the audio roundtable is about pace against spin for a leg spinner, and what to do if you keep missing straight ones.

Download the show, listen in and get better at cricket.

Quick Tip: Play Funky Shots

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The classic image of the coach is telling the batsman to "keep your elbow up and play straight". It's good advice, but it's time to change.

Young players love to emulate their heroes; even older players do. So why restrict yourself? Give it a go.

Of course, if you do nothing but play switch hits you will be an ineffective batsman. Even KP picks his moments. But you can learn, play and enjoy new fangled shots.

As long as you do it in context.

Want an example? Picture this scene:

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