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Cricket Show S5 Episode 47: There's Nothing Wrong with a Short One

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As Mark Garaway often tells David Hinchliffe and Sam Lavery, there's nothing wrong with a short one. And that's exactly what's happening with the show this week.

What Alan's Core Training Advice Taught Me About Batting Technique

Alan Murdoch was our Strength and Conditioning Coach at Millfield school (he recently picked up a new job with Bath Rugby). He speaks my language, and I used some of his fitness advice to improve batting technique.

When one of the players came into The Bubble and really struggled with balanced at ball strike, the solution to the problem was simple.

Should You Reverse Sweep?

The reverse sweep; it's fun to play and is a well-established shot. Yet many still think it a high-risk funky shot that should be banished from the game. So should you play the reverse sweep?

How to Become a Cricketer: What Are Your Chances?

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How to Become A CricketerYou're desperate to become a cricketer.

You watch your heroes on TV and dream of playing alongside them. You play your heart out in matches and seek that chance to show your ability. You practice as much as you can, even training alone when there is no one else to train with you.

The trouble is that nagging question: Do you even have a chance or are you wasting your time with an impossible aim?

CRICKET JOBS: Senior Coach - Chobham CC (UK)

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Closing date: undisclosed

As part of our club restructuring and in line with our plans for the future we have a vacancy for a Senior club coach.

CRICKET JOBS: Hospitality Sales Executive - Glamorgan CCC (UK)

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Closing date: 5th January 2015

Hospitality Sales Executive - 6 month contract 

Glamorgan Cricket, SWALEC Stadium - Cardiff

JOIN THE SWALEC STADIUM ASHES TEAM!

 

CRICKET JOBS: Communications and Operations Officer - ECB (UK)

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Closing date: 4th January 2015

 

Communications and Operations Officer- Recreational Cricket

Based in The ECB Office at Lancashire County Cricket Ground

12 month contract (covering Maternity Leave) – start date January 2015

Get Creative: 5 Ways to Adapt to Poor Training Facilities

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Have you ever thought about how often life doesn't go according to plan? It certainly has occurred to Darryl Woods.

Darryl is a coach who, like every one of us, has had times when training has been challenging. Things don't always go according to plan through no fault of the coach. It's in moments like this that you have to adapt. And if you are quick thinking you can claw victory from the jaws of defeat.

Recently I caught up with Darryl over Skype. In a wide-ranging chat about cricket at club, school and rep level we got to speaking about those moments where life gets difficult. I enjoyed some of the tips so much I asked if we could get them out to the wider world though this article. As you are reading this now, you know he agreed! So, here are some real life examples of how you can adapt.

Cricket Show 289: Competition Winner

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

The winning question was,

"Whenever I bowl it always takes me 2 or 3 overs to find my line and length. I have tried longer warm ups but it's always the same. Can you help?"

Give the Gift of Better Cricket

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