PitchVision Academy | Cricket coaching, fitness and tips

Brand New PitchVision Site is Here!

Welcome to the Academy section of PitchVision Interactive.

As you can see, we have a brand new site for you to enjoy. You have everything you had before from PitchVision, plus so much more. It's the same great advice, videos, drills and experienced coaches. You can still get to the archive for the huge back catalogue dating back almost 10 years.

Only now, you also get an incredible mobile experience. You can view the site on every screen from a tiny phone to a giant computer. Even better, it will all be tied in to the new PitchVision app so you can video and upload your training and matches right from your phone and onto PitchVision for review. After all, wherever your phone goes, you go. So why not use it to play better cricket?

One small thing is that the site is still being upgraded and looks a little sad on desktops at the moment. Please bear with us while we finish the decorating. It's a work in progress. Everything will be back to normal as soon as possible.

Enjoy and leave your feedback!

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

Quickly Become a Better Cricketer with a Review Drill

Train hard; get better. Do your drills. It's a simple mantra, but it's missing a crucial part of the process of practice to improve. Cricketing technique, tactics and mental strength require one more "drill".


By thinking of review as a drill, and reflecting on your practice and games, you will get better faster. You will even get better between practice sessions. It works by giving you a feedback loop that has been proven to boost skills faster than anything else. It gives direction to your training, encouragement that things are working and confidence that you can repeat the right skill at the right time.

Yet, most of us don't bother much with it.

Cricket Show S6 Episode 31: Kenyan Starlet Momemtum

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With a great email from a Kenyan international cricketer, the show is even more starlet packed than ever. David Hinchliffe is joined by the evergreen stars of Mark Garaway and Sam Lavery to discuss cricket playing and coaching.

Topics on the table include how to use "momentum" to make better cricketers, the role of the back leg and hip in leg spin bowling and how to do well when you don't have access to many resources. It's all about mentality!

So have the mindset to listen for half an hour and get better forever.

Cut down Old Cricket Bats to Gain Match Day Precision

I spent the weekend heading up the Cricket Zone at SportFest15 in the grounds of the glorious Wormsley Estate. 1000's of children were coached by Sporting legends over the two day festival.

The Cricket zone had 6 areas including the PitchVision net manned by Andrew Strauss and Simon Jones.

Another section is called "bowl at Hoggy's Stump". In 2014, England legend, Matthew Hoggard batted for 2 days in a net armed only with a stump. The children loved it, so did Hoggy!

This year we upgraded the stump to a middling bat.

How to Bowl a Googly

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Watching a good leg spinner operate against an average batsman is like watching a lion play with its prey before going in for the kill. The helpless beast has no idea what’s going on and no way to combat it.

The googly is the lethal blow for the poor creature.

Spin is all about outsmarting the batsman and the googly puzzles batsman by turning the wrong way with the same action, leaving him walking back to the pavilion with a confused look and spread-eagled stumps.

Here is how to bowl that destructive googly.

CRICKET JOBS: Club Coach - Subiaco Marist CC (Aus)

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Closing date: 31st December 2015

Position - Club Coach
Club - Subiaco Marist Cricket Club

CRICKET JOBS: Seniors Coach - Ballajura Lakers CC (WACA)

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Closing date: 31st October 2015

Position - Seniors Coach
Club - Ballajura Lakers C.C

CRICKET JOBS: Cricket Foundation Manager - Durham CCC (UK)

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Closing date: 7th September 2015

Term: Permanent
Salary: Depending on experience
Durham County Cricket Club seeks a suitable candidate to manage Durham County Cricket Foundation. Reporting directly to the Chief Executive, the Foundation Manager will take the successful programmes currently being offered and grow the Foundation in ways that support the priorities of the region.

CRICKET JOBS: Senior Coach - Great Boulder CC (Aus)

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Closing date: 31st August 2015

Position - Senior Coach Vacancy - Kalgoorlie WA
Club - Great Boulder Cricket Club

CRICKET JOBS: Community Cricket Officers - Yorkshire CB (UK)

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Closing date: 4th September 2015

Applications are invited to join the team at Yorkshire Cricket Board as Community Cricket Officers covering the East Yorkshire area and the Halifax & Huddersfield area.

CRICKET JOBS: Commercial Partnerships Manager, Maternity Cover - ECB (UK)

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Closing date: 25th August 2015

Job Summary The Commercial Partnerships Manager sits in the Commercial Team and is responsible for maintaining the relationships with, and delivering the contracted rights of, all the ECB’s Commercial Partners.
Role Context / Organisation Structure Reporting to the Head of Commercial Partnerships, the Commercial Partnership Manager will manage a selection of the ECB’s commercial partners, overseeing the delivery of all contracted requirements whilst liaising with all relevant internal departments, external suppliers and county cricket clubs who play a part in delivering these rights.