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Do you want to grow your cricket? Then PitchVision is the home of online coaching and self-improvement in the game. Bring your "growth mindset" to better technique, better tactics, more skill and a winning team. All these things are possible if you play the game to improve rather than prove.

Read, watch, listen, work, improve. That's the PitchVision way.

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10 ways to avoid boring club cricket draws

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How many times have you played a club game where the scores are something like 227/5 dec. and 158/7 at stumps: Totally one sided and totally dull?

Dull draws can be avoided if the captain knows what he is doing and has the confidence to control the game.

So if you are a captain or bored player and want to know how to dodge draws and not waste your weekend afternoons blocking out, then read these top tips.

Getting the right attitude - Body language

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This is the final part in the "Getting the right attitude" series of posts. To go to part 1 click here.

Who do you think is in top in the following situations?

Imagine you are in the field and you take a wicket. The new batsman comes in to hand clapping and renewed enthusiasm from the fielders. He looks unkempt, his equipment is old and he has a nervous look on his face.

Getting the right attitude - Imagery

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This is part 4 of the "Getting the right attitude" series of posts, to go to part 1 click here.

Before he opened an innings, Geoff Boycott used to go into a mental cocoon in the dressing room.

Getting the right attitude - Cue Cards

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This is part 3 of the "Getting the right attitude" series of posts. To go to part 1 click here.

How do you remember to keep a positive attitude and stay on track towards your cricket goals?

It can be difficult to stay focussed, especially under pressure.

That's where cue cards come in.

Getting the right attitude - Self Talk

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This is part 2 of the "Getting the right attitude" series of posts. To go to part 1 click here.

All cricketers use self-talk in some way whether they know it or not: It's the way you talk to yourself during a game or in practice. Use it right and it will give you more runs, wickets and catches.

Getting self talk right

Getting the right attitude - Introduction

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Your mental attitude is vital to your success as a cricketer.

Positive thinking has been proven to make a significant difference to sport performance. While skills and fitness are also key factors, if you dont have the right attitude you will not get the best from yourself.

Pure strength workout for cricket

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Fitness in cricket is vital to improve performance. While playing and practicing are the most important part of the game, players looking to develop need to spend time in the gym too. This means that in part of your pre-season training should be dedicated to developing your pure sport strength. Before you begin on this programme here are a few key points:

Cricket Tactical Awareness Test

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Update: This test has been given a lick of paint and been moved. Click here to go to the new test.


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5 Ways to improve your fielding

Have you ever wondered how to make yourself invaluable to the team?

Runs and wickets are vital of course, but a good fielder becomes a critical member of the team. If you can save 20-30 runs and take great catches your place in the side becomes vital.

This is especially true for younger club players who may find themselves pushed to the first team purely on their fielding skills. Once you have that chance you can keep yourself in the team.

How to improve your agility with a balloon

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How can a humble balloon be an aid to improving footwork and agility?

Cricket is a game that requires fast feet.

Agility and quickness are vital elements of your overall training and a balloon can be a key element in improving:

  • Coming down the wicket to spinners
  • Turning when running between the wickets