Bowl Faster with James Anderson and PitchVision

Welcome to PitchVision Academy, your complete, ever-updated guide to coaching better cricket.

The latest announcement to the stable of over 40 coaches here is England hero, James Anderson. Coming soon, you will be able to watch Jimmy show you how to bowl with pace, accuracy and swing it round corners! Click here for details.

Alongside Jimmy, there are over 40 more coaches with huge experience to help you improve your player's batting, bowling and fielding. You can explore the site for more. If you like what you see, you can get the free newsletter here. Welcome to the community.


David Hinchliffe - Director of Coaching

Graham Gooch
James Anderson
Monty Desai
Michael Bevan - Finisher
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Mark GarawayIain BrunnschweilerDavid Hinchliffe
Derek RandallMenno GazendamRob Ahmun
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REVEALED: Become a Cricketer with IPL Coach Monty Desai

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The Inner Secrets of Elite IPL Academy Run by Rajasthan Royals Coach

PitchVision Academy are delighted to announce How to Become a Cricketer, the total guide to achieving your cricket dreams - from IPL to Test cricket - from respected Rajasthan Royals coach, Monty Desai.

Click here for full details.

We are delighted that Monty has chosen to let PitchVision into his elite Mumbai Academy to see first hand how he and his team turn raw talented cricketers into polished IPL, state and International heros.

Over 4 days filming Monty gave us access all areas to the Academy with a huge waiting list and with players flocking for trials every week. And rightly so, as Monty has coached worldwide, achieved the coveted ECB Level 4 award and is a coach in the Rajasthan Royals, giving him unprecedented knowledge of what it takes to reach the highest level.

In these videos, you'll finally learn:

Cricket Show 300: Competition Winner

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

The winning question was,

"I'm interested to know your thoughts on field settings for spinners in one day cricket and how to deal with the middle over periods as well as powerplays and being able to attack but not go for too many runs."

Cricket Show S6 Episode 9: Changing Cricket Culture

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"Culture" is a modern term but the idea has a long history. With team cultures high in the mind of the podcasters, Mark Garaway and Sam Lavery tell David Hinchliffe all about the importance of a good culture, and how to build and maintain winning ways with a good environment. This applies all the way from the pros to the kids.

There are also readers questions, as always. The topics on the line are bowling spin in the middle overs of limited over cricket and the role of pace compared to fast bowling guile through swing bowling. What's more important?

Listen in to find out.

PV/VIDEO Weekly Highlights: Will It Come Down?

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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 videos uploaded from PitchVision systems around the world this week.

Quick Tip: Understand Normal, Understand Abnormal

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Cricket is a game of conventions. That's one of it's strengths. It's also one of it's weaknesses.

Things we have always considered to be correct and true are turning out to be less than universal. The world is changing fast. For a sport that is hundreds of years old and steeped in tradition, that's not always comfortable.

Move from Indoor Nets to Outdoor Skills with This Batting Drill

The transition from indoor - with the ball coming on to the bat, being able to hit on the up - to outdoor surfaces with slower decks, seam and variable bounce is a tricky one for any batter.

Here is an indoor drill (elements can also be used outdoors) to help batsmen build skill and a precise mental approach.

It really works.

6 Proven Bowling Practices That Are Better than Having Nets

Nets are used poorly by bowlers.

The net is the "Swiss Army knife" of cricket training: Players who stick to just using the knife are ignoring the screwdriver, corkscrew and bottle opener at their cost. With the right drills, nets develop technical, tactical and mental skills as a bowler.

But it doesn't happen by magic. If you turn up to nets, wait for your chance to bowl and fire a few balls down for the batsman to slog you won't get better at bowling. In fact, the best you can hope for is just to stop from getting worse.

So don't waste net sessions. Use the right tool for the job.

Target Batting: How to Use a Bowling Drill to Score More Runs

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Here's a simple way to adapt a bowling drill so it can be used by batsmen.

CRICKET JOBS: Temporary Groundstaff - Lancashire CCC (UK)

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Closing date: 20th March 2015

Length: April to September 2015

Hours: 40 hours per week

This will include evenings and weekends (when matches are being played)

CRICKET JOBS: Gardener - Lancashire CCC (UK)

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Closing date: 20th March 2015

£6.50 per hour

16 hours per week

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