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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 Show S5 Episode 38: Adapting Your Line and Length

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Some people say line and length is simple and all stattos should put away the measuring stick. What do the team of Sam Lavery, Mark Garaway and David Hinchliffe think though?

You can find out by downloading this show. Alongside this question we also examine the idea of a "natural" line and length, and deal with a frustrated leg spinner who can't get a bowl even though he is awesome!

Have a listen and give your feedback!

The Chanderpaul Manipulation Drill: One of the Best Bowling Machine Drills I Nearly Forgot

Andrew Strauss reminded today of a brilliant bowling machine drill which we were introduced to by Shiv Chanderpaul.

CRICKET JOBS: 2 Positions, Electrical Engineer / Curator - Sri Lanka Cricket

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Closing date: 27th October

Sri Lanka Cricket are currently accepting applications for the following positions:

  • Electrical Engineer
  • Curator


5 Questions to Ask Your Cricket Coach

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Cricket coaching has come a long way since the master "tell" coach shouted orders at you and expected you to follow blindly along. Now it's a two way relationship.

That's because no one coach has all the answers for all the people. Good coaches have great knowledge and experience, and they also understand that every player is on a different journey. They are open to questions, feedback and ideas.

It's your job as a player to ask questions, respectfully challenge the ideas of the coach and develop a relationship of trust, even if you are just part of a squad with no one to one time (especially then, in fact).

Here are 5 ways you can open up discussion with your coach in a friendly and open manner.

CRICKET JOBS: National Youth Assistant Coach - Leinster (Ire)

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Closing date: undisclosed

 

Expression of Interest - National Youth Assistant Coaches (Leinster)

 

Cricket Ireland is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified coaches from the Leinster/Dublin region to support the National Youth Coaching Programme.

CRICKET JOBS: Chief Exec. Officer - Hong Kong Cricket Association

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Closing date: 31st October 2014

The Hong Kong Cricket Association invites applicants for the position of Chief Executive Officer.

CRICKET JOBS: Digital Marketing Manager - Notts CCC (UK)

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Closing date: 7th November

 

Trent Bridge, the home of Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club, is looking to recruit a Digital Marketing Manager to join its Commercial team.

 

CRICKET JOBS: 2nd XI Coach / Assistant Coach - The Portsmouth Grammar School (UK)

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Closing date: November 30th

The Portsmouth Grammar School is one of the leading cricketing schools in the UK, winning a number of national titles in recent years, and reaching multiple finals, throughout all age groups, across all formats.

An opportunity has arisen for a coach to join an already strong coaching team led by Sam Lavery. Working with the schools senior cricketers, the coach will primarily be tasked with developing the schools 2nd XI cricketers.

CRICKET JOBS: Cricket Coach - Millfield School

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Closing date: 23rd October 2014

Millfield School are looking to recruit a Cricket Coach from January 2015. The role will be initially for the spring and summer terms.

Millfield is an independent boarding school with outstanding pastoral and co-curricular activities, set in the heart of Somerset. We cater for approximately 1230 pupils aged 13 to 18, all of whom are engaged in sport and physical activities. We have outstanding facilities and a vibrant multisport environment.

Everyone Stop Messing About and Bowl Some Yorkers

Steffan Jones bowled a yorker or two in his time and he wants to stem the flood away from bowling them. Here is how to take out those toes.

Why is the yorker going out of the game?

Maybe you have been told that by trying to bowl the yorker you are likely to either bowl a full toss or a half volley.These days those balls will disappear into the stands either over long-on or ramped over the keeper. The batters have got stronger and the bats have got bigger so the margin of error has decreased. Bowling a yorker is a risky business.

But you know what?

A true yorker still remains a ball you can't hit for six.

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