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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: Game Development Officer - WACA (Aus) JOB CLOSED !

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Closing date: 24th June 2014 JOB CLOSED !

The Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA) is the governing body of cricket in the state of Western Australia, home to WA’s elite teams, the Warriors and the Western Fury, and the T20 Big Bash League’s Perth Scorchers. It oversees the development of the game across a variety of metro and regional areas, age groups and communities. The WACA’s vision is to be the leader across national team representation, elite team success, participation, engagement and fan experience.

CRICKET JOBS: Assistant Coach and Pathway Coach - Cricket NSW (Aus) JOB CLOSED !

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Closing date: 29th July 2014 JOB CLOSED !

Cricket NSW invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the role(s) of Cricket NSW Assistant Coach and Pathway Coach (Male). Based out of the Cricket NSW office in Moore Park (SCG) and reporting to the Head Coach NSW Blues, the primary objectives of the positions available are to:

How to Score a Twenty20 Hundred

A strange thing happened in the final of IPL 7.

Batting first against KKR, King's XI Punjab had two in form overseas superstars ready to go in and start crashing boundaries. Maxwell looked primed. Miller was itching to biff it. Instead, a slight wicketkeeper with a traditional technique - best known for not being MS Dhoni - was sent in after 5 overs.

Wriddhiman Saha looks every bit the anti-T20 player. His batting was once said to have "the look of an accountant passing journal entries." Solid. Reliable. Safe.

He ignored this cliche about himself, and proceeded to smash a blistering Twenty20 hundred. Read on to find out how you can emulate this story in your Twenty20 cricket.

Cricket Show 263: Competition Winner

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

The winning question was:

"I'm a young leg spin bowler and my run up is not a smooth one, but when I play in my backyard I have a different run up (it is a very smooth run up too), just because I don't have enough room for my normal run up. I tried bowling with my backyard run up at training and it seems I can bowl just as well or a bit better, and my pivot and back leg going up and over is better and easier with the backyard run up compared to my normal run up. I also do a lot of my training in my backyard. So should I use my backyard run up or go back to using my normal run up?"

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 20: I'm Used to Six Balls in an Over

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Mark Garaway joins David Hinchliffe to talk about playing and coaching cricket.

The show kicks off with discussion on a couple of #garasgold articles about the cost of extras and the 40 run consequence net.

We catch up with the work being done at the Chris Gayle Academy in London.

Finally we discuss questions of the difference between "backyard" and "normal" run up for a leg spinner, and help a coach set some fitness standards for his team of 17-15 year old players.

PV/VIDEO Weekly Highlights: Well Bowled

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Welcome to the PV/VIDEO Digest, your highlights summary of the weeks best videos from PitchVision Interactive

You can share these videos by email or onto facebook, and post your comments right here: From serious analysis to Friday fun. Here are the top videos uploaded from PitchVision systems around the world this week.

Quick Tip: Reframe the Rain

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We all have to play in wet conditions.

The ball slips out of your hand because it's so slippy. Nothing swings. It's hard to bat. You are more likely to fall in the field. It's a nightmare.

But it's also an opportunity.

Sure, you don't have to enjoy it. It's not easy, but it is a test of your skills. It's also a test of your character. Can you hunker down, show some grit and "put in a shift"?

There is chance you will fail because the odds are against you. But there is an equally fair chance your opponents will mess up just as bad.

All you have to do to win is make fewer mistakes.

What a chance, especially against strong opposition.

So set your wet weather tactics correctly.

Make sure and practice in the rain.

Work on your luck skills

And get on with it!

You'll be surprised how far a positive frame will take you.

Use These Questions to Create Vaughan's 10 Captains

Rewind to 2004 and a moment that struck a chord with world-class cricketers.

When Michael Vaughan took over as England captain, he said that he wanted 10 other captains out on that pitch with him every day.

Very soon that group of England players were winning Test match after Test match on their way to Ashes success. As a group of coaches, we felt that there was a minimum of 9 captains on the field at any one time.

PitchVision is Hiring

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As you know, PitchVision Academy is tightly integrated into the PitchVision family of cricket performance technology. The company - at the cutting edge of development in sports analysis and data capture applications - is growing rapidly and needs new web developers and engineers.

All positions are based at the company's India Design & IT Offices in Gurgaon, Haryana.

Become a Better Fielding Side with Tables

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Here are some things we know for sure:

Catches win matches. 15 runs makes the difference between a tight loss and a comfortable win. Everyone remembers the moment the game turned on a brilliant piece of fielding.

I bet you are thinking of one right now.

These are things we know, things that the coach says again and again (especially after we drop a couple). Yet still there is no accepted measure of fielding skill like batting or bowling average.

No wonder some players - no you, others - don't fancy it.

What's in it for them apart from the wishy-washy talk about "doing it for the team"? They scoff and head back into the nets to put another couple of points on the average.

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