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PitchVision: Improve Your Cricket

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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Play the Forward Defence to Improve Batting Strike Rate

We are all well drilled in playing the forward defence, playing it to prevent the bowler from taking a wicket. In fact, it's a lot more useful than that.

Playing defensively spans everything from "none shall pass" drop to the feet, through to a defensive push that is designed to score runs. It's a shot with nuance that requires skill and practice to get right. ANd if you do it will increase your strike rate!

So, it's time to give the forward defence the time and respect it deserves and learn to play with both soft and hard hards to make more of those balls you can't smash.

Cricket Show S8 Episode 11: Resilient Cricket

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Mark Garaway and David Hinchliffe talk cricket from club and school to Test and ODI.

The topics on the table this week are adapting to different conditions, building resilience into your game, setting goals for the season and becoming an analyst.

Listen for the details.

Delhi Schoolkids Chances of Becoming Cricketers Boosted by PitchVision at DPS Yamuna Nagar

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Every cricket-loving schoolkid dreams of being able to use world class training facilities. So, Delhi Public School, Yamuna Nagar Haryana, is investing in creating cricketers by becoming the first to launch PitchVision in the region.

The Up and Up Batting Drill Tests Technique and Mental Toughness at Pace

You may recall a post-tour review undertaken by our U14 Keeper Batter, Jamie. Well, Jamie is back and he is the focus of a drill that I do to test a players psychological attributes as well as their technique.

What Is the the Future of Cricket Coaching? Tom Scollay Is Working on It Now

Cricket has changed. Coaching needs to change with it.

Want Better Cricket Training Sessions? Try the Enjoyment Time Out

Unless you are very lucky, you will have coached a cricket session with a problem: Lack of focus.

Four Ways to Use Your Crease to Upset Bowlers

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When a bowler is in rhythm they are in control, so it’s your job as a batsman to find ways to disrupt that balance.


Cricket Show S8 Episode 10: How to Bowl Dots

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Mark Garaway and David Hinchliffe get their Director heads together to talk cricket.

David is part of a four year strategy for his cricket club and Garas has some words of wisdom from his time planning at various cricket organisations. But it's not all high falutin' goal setting.

There are also questions about keeping your head still when you bat, and bowling dots in one day cricket.

Patience is a Virtue: Working with Teenage Cricket Talent

Every now and again, a different kind of cricketing talent lands at a scholarship assessment at Millfield. This happened in January 2013 when a tallish U13 fast bowler walked into the cricket bubble.

Skyrocket Cricket Skills with Better Feedback

Feedback is easy to give, but hard to give well. It's worth doing well because great feedback is a powerful way to improve your cricket.