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PitchVision: Cricket Technology all the Way Down

Welcome to PitchVision. Here you can use technology to boost your cricket skills and score more runs and wickets. We know it's the future because Cricket South Africa agree and have made PitchVision their official Coaching Solutions Partner.

If you need to know how technology is taking coaching to the next level you are in the right place. Follow our advice and find yourself performing like never before, what ever level you start at. 

David Hinchliffe - Director of Coaching

Graham Gooch
James Anderson
Monty Desai
Michael Bevan - Finisher
JP Duminy Official Cricket CoursesMike BrearleyCricMax
Desmond HaynesCricket AsylumComplete Cricketer
Mark GarawayIain BrunnschweilerDavid Hinchliffe
Derek RandallMenno GazendamRob Ahmun
Kevin PietersenStacey HarrisAakash Chopra

How to Bowl Perfect Line and Length

Let me ask you something; how much better a bowler would you be if you could hit a perfect line and length?

It's a challenge that takes a lifetime to master, and a road that is littered with distractions.

Cricket Show S7 Episode 19: Stretching for Bowlers

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Sam Lavery, Mark Garaway and David Hinchliffe talk about warming up, especially for fast bowlers. The team then move on to some technical advice for the speedsters. They discuss mixed actions, lateral flexion and hip-shoulder separation.

It's a great week for the bowling geeks!

The Brutal Reality of Becoming a Cricketer

Who here has the ambition to become a successful professional cricketer?

Every year at Millfield I ask each of our A Team squads this same question. In each team, I see a minimum of eight to 10 hands shoot up in the air.

Fielding Drills: 4 Stump warm up

This drill is part of the PitchVision Academy fielding drills series, for more in this series click here.

Purpose: To act as a warm up drill that practices every ground fielding skill required in a match. Each stump is a different skill to execute.

Improve Your Batting Against Spin by Changing Length

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This is a guest article from Fish Hoek Cricket Club Head Coach, Jamie Rood

I run spin sessions by throwing off spinners to a 5/4 leg side biased field. We have a slip catching and two fielders out at square leg and deep midwicket. Everyone else is in the ring.

In one particular session, I was working with Kegan, an U16 batsman who enjoys working the ball into the leg side and picking it up over mid-wicket. Here's what we did.

CRICKET JOBS: Foundation Development Officer - Durham CCC (UK)

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Closing date: undisclosed

Salary £21k-£25k per annum dependent on experience and expertise  

12 months fixed term contract

Improve Your Batting Power on Zero Budget

With the ability to hit fours and sixes becoming important part of our game, helping batsmen find ways generate power takes a higher priority during every coaching session.

CRICKET JOBS: Club Physio - Notts CCC (UK)

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Closing date: 16th June 2016

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Club Physiotherapist at Trent Bridge, the home of Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club. 

CRICKET JOBS: Multiple Roles - ECB (UK)

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Closing date: various

The ECB is currently recruitment for a vast range of new positions.

Cricket Show S7 Episode 18: Faster and Slower Balls

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Mark Garaway and Sam Lavery join David Hinchliffe and discuss the thorny cricket issue of a lost cause. How do you react to it at the time and how do you find a way through? From selection bias to bowling the wrong end, there are plenty of chances to feel at the end of your tether in the game.

There are also some more classic coaching discussions as questions are answered about hip-shoulder separation and slower balls for fast bowlers. Drop in for a listen!