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Cricket Show S6 Episode 18: Sixty Eight Comeback Special

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Elvis made a comeback in the late sixties, and PitchVision Academy's very own leg spinning Elvis makes a comeback in this show, looking for some advice on making the most of his action. Mark Garaway, Sam Lavery and David Hinchliffe are happy to help.

That's not the only comeback either, as we discuss coming back after a defeat, and maintaining a comeback after a victory, alongside a very special thought-experiment question that gives an insight into the team's coaching philosophies.

Quick Tip: You're Doing It Wrong

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One thing I have noticed a lot in cricket is the "you're doing it wrong" culture.

Be it techniques, tactics, or anything between, the easy comment is to explain how someone has got it wrong. It makes you sound intelligent and straight talking. It gets something off your chest. It might even, on the surface, be helpful.

You really only have the best interests at heart of the person you are criticising. You just want to raise the standard.

But does it really?

Avoid the "Moeen Ali Pickle" and Learn How to Play Spin

The ball spinning into the stumps at pace has always picked up wickets at a faster rate than the ball spinning away from the bat at pace. Wickets fall quickly unless batting methods are developed and honed.

In the England-West Indies Barbados Test, the bowlers foot holes developed quickly and the contest between spin and bat ultimately proved to be the defining factor in the contest.

Moeen Ali was batting against Permaul, the West Indies Left arm spinner, in England's 2nd innings. And as I watched I remembered something my first coach at school had told me.

CRICKET JOBS: Senior Coach - Waikato Valley CA (NZ)

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Closing date: 24th July 2015

WVCA is seeking:
An enthusiastic SENIOR COACH for our SENIOR MENS TEAM

Desired Personal Requirements:

CRICKET JOBS: Hospitality and Functions Manager - WACA (Aus)

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Closing date: 27th May 2015

The Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA) is the governing body for cricket in the state of Western Australia (WA). The WACA is home to WA’s elite teams, the Alcohol.Think Again Warriors and the Alcohol.Think Again Western Fury and the Perth Scorchers. It oversees the development of the game of cricket throughout WA and works in conjunction with Cricket Australia to make cricket Australia’s favourite sport. The WACA’s vision is to be Leaders in Australian Cricket in all areas including national team representation, elite team success, participation, engagement and fan experience.

CRICKET JOBS: Regional Cricket Manager - WACA (Aus)

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Closing date: 22nd May 2015

The Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA) is the governing body of cricket in the state of Western Australia, home to WA’s elite teams, the Alcohol.Think Again Warriors and the Alcohol.Think Again Western Fury, and the T20 Big Bash League’s male and female Perth Scorchers. It oversees the development of the game of cricket throughout WA and works in conjunction with Cricket Australia to make cricket Australia’s favourite sport. The WACA’s vision is to be leaders in Australian cricket in the areas of national team representation, elite team success, participation, engagement and fan experience.

How to Bowl Line and Length with This Accuracy Net Drill

Even today, where there are a hundred different types of ball, good old-fashioned line and length bowling is an incredibly effective way to bowl: Hit the spot, do a bit off the pitch or in the air, take wickets. Simple.

Yet it's also a world of pain to do consistently.

Sure, you bowl in nets as much as you can. You put up with slogging batsmen and you take time to work on your action.

Then you get out into a game and bowl two four balls every over, wondering where it all went wrong.

What's going on?

It's not the puzzle you think, but it does take some work on your part. It's easy improve your accuracy (and pace at the same time) with a simple process.

Jargon Busting: Ideal Performance State

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I'll be honest, I like to call a spade a spade and not a "vertical foot operated digging device". So why the heck do I like Ideal Performance State (IPS)?

Honestly, I think the term is clunky, but what it describes is something all cricketers can use to play better. That's where it gets interesting: It's where the spade hits the dirt and starts making a hole.

So, putting aside the term, what exactly is IPS?

How to Improve Cricket Decision Making

Coach Sam Lavery moves beyond technical help and into helping you develop players who know how to make good decisions.

It strikes me that our most important cricket asset is the ability to make decisions.

While we focus on important areas like developing technique, getting fitter, bowling faster, and having more creativity at the crease; decisions underpin it all.

Cricket Show 308: Competition Winner

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

The winning question was,

" I'm an aspiring fast bowler. I bowl around 120-125 kmph. I hit my front foot hard. What shoe should I buy for my state games? Is Asics gel speed menace ri8? I'm confused between Asics speed menace and New Balance ck4040."

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