PitchVision Academy: A Lifetime of Cricket Learning

Welcome to PitchVision Academy, your companion through your cricketing career. It's here we welcome all from the enthusiastic youngster to the old pro, to the coach still helping players long after the boots have been hung up. There is something here for everyone in cricket.

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.

Want to be part of it? Just browse around and get the free email newsletter. Then use the advice in nets and at games. With online coaching of this quality, how can you do anything but succeed?

David Hinchliffe - Director of Coaching

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Adrian ShawIain BrunnschweilerDavid Hinchliffe
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Kevin PietersenStacey HarrisAakash Chopra

Batting Drill: Death Hitting

Here's a fun drill that can teach players about hitting at the death of an innings. Perfect timing for the World T20, where batsmen will be in the death from almost the first ball.

Cricket Show 252 Competition Winner

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

The winning question was:

“I have a question about throwing technique, while throwing should your front foot be little bit turned towards fine leg or should it be pointing straight towards the target ? Our coach tells us to point it straight whereas I saw some professional players recently pointing their foot slightly towards fine leg. Which one should I follow so as to generate maximum power in my throws ? Also should I land on my heels or on toes?”

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 JOBS: 2nd XI Physio - Durham CCC

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Closing date: undisclosed

An opportunity is currently available for a chartered physiotherapist, who is Health Professional Council registered, to work within a part time vacancy with Durham CCC’s 2nd XI Squad. 

In order to show your interest for the available position, please send your CV to Nigel Kent (Durham CCC’s 1st XI Physio) to the provided email address given below.

CRICKET JOBS: Duty Officer Indoor Cricket Centre - Lancashire CCC

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Closing date: 3rd April 2014

VARIABLE HOURS – IMMEDIATE START AVAILABLE The post holder will be required to cover a variety of shifts over 7 days: Monday to Friday: 5pm – 10pm, Saturday & Sunday: 9am - 3pm / 3pm – 10pm 

Emirates Old Trafford is a prestigious International and County Cricket organisation which is developing a reputation as a world class cricketing and entertainment venue. We are focused on continuing to provide the highest standards of excellence at all levels of cricket from ‘playground to Test arena’, proudly being the home of one of the most famous County Cricket Clubs. The Indoor Cricket Centre is the training base for all Lancashire players, whether at the ‘playground’ or ‘test arena’ level.

CRICKET JOBS: Senior Operations Manager - Cricket Scotland

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Closing date: 7th April 2014

Following the retirement of Euan McIntyre, Cricket Scotland are seeking an experienced cricket administrator to drive forward all aspects of the day-to-day operations within the busy Cricket Scotland office. 

The successful applicant will lead the operations team, currently comprising 2.5FTE staff.  The remit includes the organisation of all Cricket Scotland’s representative matches from senior ODI’s to our under 15 side as well as day to day management of all training requirements. 

5 Ways to Bowl with Express Pace

Jarred Opperman was on a path to fast bowling glory. He was in the Natal team, and the speed gun was showing the high 130s. He took pride in knowing that the batsmen were afraid of his speed.

“There is no better feeling in the world. The battle is already half over.”

PV/VIDEO Weekly Highlights 33: Tip and Run Drill

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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 5 videos uploaded from PitchVision systems around the world this week.

Cricket Show S5 Episode 9: Introverted Field Settings

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David Hinchliffe, Mark Garaway and Sam Lavery get together to discuss field settings. How much is instinct, and how much is planning? Then the team delve into the question of how we measure cricket thinking, and how that links back to whether you should have a mid off or an extra slip.

Plus in the mailbag reader's questions are answered on how to throw further, and the coaching language used when batting against a bowling machine.

And, don't miss Gara's soapbox, it's a cracker!

Cricket South Africa High Performance Centre Opens with Technology Partner PitchVision

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After many months of hard work, the CSA High Performance Centre in Pretoria, South Africa ihas opened.

The Proteas team were on hand throughout the opening by CSA General Manager Corrie Van Zyl, and the honour of bowling the official first ball went to international quickie, Morne Morkel.

Key Coaching Lessons from my Time with Graeme Smith

I have known, worked with and admired Graeme Smith for many years. Over the years he taught me some valuable coaching lessons.

I first met "Biff" when he was a 18 year old lad straight out of school. He played some club cricket in the UK and was in my Hampshire Board XI for a few games. I was impressed with his maturity and sense of fun; less impressed with his "grubby" technique.

The key lessons that I learnt from the great man are:

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