Focus on First Class Fielding in your Cricket

Welcome to PitchVision Academy, your complete, ever-updated guide to coaching better cricket.

Mark Garaway is Head of Coach Education here and he is currently in the spotlight because Garas' first ever online coaching course: First Class Fieldingis out now! The former England analyst is now at Millfield school. Now he is passing on his deep knowledge of fielding to help you too. Click here for details of the video-based course.

Alongside Mark, there are over 40 more coaches with huge experience to help you improve your player's batting, bowling and fielding. You can explore the site here for more. If you like what you see, you can get the free newsletter here. Welcome to the community.

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CRICKET JOBS: Finance Analyst - Cricket Australia (Aus)

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Closing date: 23rd January 2015

Title Financial Analyst Function Finance Location Melbourne Employment Type Full-Time Job Description 

Cricket Australia (CA) is one of the nation’s premier sporting bodies, with the vision for Cricket to be Australia’s favourite sport. An opportunity now exists for an energetic and enthusiastic Financial Analyst to join our Jolimont based finance team.

CRICKET JOBS: Cricket Analyst, Multiple Roles - Opta Sports (UK)

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Closing date: 23rd January 

3 Locations: Glamorgan / East Midlands / SouthWest


Opta is looking for staff to join our network of cricket analysts around the UK. The role involves scoring English domestic matches in-venue, via bespoke scoring software, as part of Opta’s role as official data partner of the ECB. The chief venue for this position will be the SWALEC Stadium in Cardiff. To be considered for the role the candidate will need to be within a commutable distance of this ground.

Ask the Readers: What's Your Goal for This Year?

Welcome to the new year, and a renewed ambition to achieve your goals. So today I want to know, what is your goal for 2015?

I'm asking because I want to know more about the readers of PitchVision Academy. I already know there is an unending passion for becoming a cricketer, fast bowling and drills, now I want to know how you are using the advice provided here.

Click here to complete the survey (should take you less than 1 minute)

5 Cricket Lessons Taught by Dhoni Before he Retired

Dhoni has quit Test cricket, and has left behind a rich history of entertainment for millions. He has also taught us a lesson or two along the way.

As tribute, here are some of PitchVision Academy's favourite articles about the wicketkeeper who lead by example with bat, gloves and sometimes even ball:

Video: How to Throw Down the Stumps

This video is a free sample of the online coaching course - First Class Fielding - from Mark Garaway. Click here for details

There are few better sights in cricket than a fielder hitting the stumps and performing a perfect run out. Yet we can all do more to improve player's ability to hit the stumps. In this free video, Mark Garaway talks about a simple and effective way to hit more often.

For the rest of the course, a guide to coaching players to become top class cricket throwers and catchers, click here.

CRICKET JOBS: CRM Manager - Yorkshire CCC (UK)

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Closing date: 6th February 2015

Salary: competitive salary (full-time role)

The Yorkshire County Cricket Club is looking to recruit a CRM Manager that will be responsible for leading the development of the Club’s CRM strategy. The role will also help deliver the membership scheme to retain and develop the customer base, in order to maximise revenue and profitability, whilst simultaneously owning and developing the relationship with our customers.

CRICKET JOBS: Hospitality and Events Executive - Yorkshire CCC (UK)

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Closing date: 30th January 2015

Duration: Seven month contract (April-October)

Salary: Competitive

Background: The Yorkshire County Cricket Club is the most successful cricket club in the English county game and are current champions of the LV= County Championship. We are currently looking for someone to join our busy Hospitality & Events Department as a Hospitality & Events Executive to assist in the sales and delivery aspect of all domestic and international matches for the 2015 season and also our calendar or events throughout the year.

CRICKET JOBS: School Cricket Coach - Sussex CB (UK)

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Closing date: undisclosed

Job Title: School Cricket Coach

Reports To: Cricket Development Officer

Hours: Ad Hoc

Richard Bailey on Practical Ways to Get Better at Cricket

Dr. Richard Bailey has written from a coaches view on helping players learn more quickly. Whether you coach or not, there are insights for becoming a better cricketer.

"According to some books for teachers, skill learning should take up to 3/4 of lesson time. As far as I can see, the only outcome of this approach is that learners switch off, and end up simply going through the motions. Effective practice activities should be relatively short, intense, and highly focused. They should also be immediately followed by an application in a meaningful game."

This article is refreshing is a land of dry theory because it gives several practical steps. It also opens up some ideas for discussion.

CRICKET JOBS: Social Media / Marketing in Cricket - Capricorn Infotech (Ind)

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Closing date: undsicslosed

We are looking for suitable candidate having experience in Social Media Marketing (Facebook / Twitter / Google +)

The candidate should have flair for writing and should be able to formulate a strategy to help user engage and interact with the brand.

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