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Good Enough for Dhoni: 4 More Village Tactics to Try

In the 2nd Test against England, Dhoni stood back to the spinner.

It's a tactic regularly employed in lower standard games where the keeper doesn't have the confidence to stand up. In short, it's village cricket.

But there was a method in the madness.

Cricket Show 270: Competition Winner

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

The winning question was:

I am a 13 year old leg spinner who doesn't spin the ball when bowling at a faster pace than usual. I try to spin the ball whilst bowling faster, but it doesn't really spin as much as it does when I bowl my stock speed which is around 33-35 mph. I don't understand why it isn't spinning if all I am doing to make the ball go quicker is move pull my front arm down quicker. Can you please help as to why this happens and give a possible reason for it?"

Listen to the panels answer to his question here.

To enter your own question for the chance to win your choice of online coaching course send your questions in here.

Cricket Show S5 Episode 27: Our Man in Sardinia

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Even the most passionate cricketer has moments where the season drifts and focus is lost. This happens most of all just after the halfway mark before the final push for the line begins. The team of Mark Garaway (calling in from Sardinia), Sam Lavery and David Hinchliffe discuss ways to keep your focus.

Plus your mailbag questions are answered. This week the audio roundtable is about pace against spin for a leg spinner, and what to do if you keep missing straight ones.

Download the show, listen in and get better at cricket.

Quick Tip: Play Funky Shots

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The classic image of the coach is telling the batsman to "keep your elbow up and play straight". It's good advice, but it's time to change.

Young players love to emulate their heroes; even older players do. So why restrict yourself? Give it a go.

Of course, if you do nothing but play switch hits you will be an ineffective batsman. Even KP picks his moments. But you can learn, play and enjoy new fangled shots.

As long as you do it in context.

Want an example? Picture this scene:

Coach Mental Toughness with the 7C Approach

The most mentally tough athletes posses the "the 7 C's".

One of the regular questions that we get on the PitchVision Cricket Show concerns the development of mental skills: batting under pressure, dealing with failure and much more.

CRICKET JOBS: National Match Officials Administrator - Cricket South Africa (SA) JOB CLOSED !

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Closing date: 4th August 2014 - JOB CLOSED !

Cricket South Africa (“CSA”) is the national governing body for the sport of cricket in South Africa and administers all aspects of South African cricket.

A position for a National Match Officials Administrator has become available. The successful candidate will be responsible for the broader management of Umpires and Scorers from Amateur through to Professional cricket level. This would include the development and implementation of effective, relevant and standardised operating procedures, strategies, policies and procedures for umpiring as well as providing policy direction and guidance to the Match Officials’ Associations (Umpires and Scorers). The management and overseeing of Match Officials training and personnel development will form an integral part of the duties.

CRICKET JOBS: Coaching and Deveopment Officer - Canterbury County Cricket (NZ) JOB CLOSED !

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Closing date: 15th August 2014 - JOB CLOSED !


Canterbury Country Cricket is seeking applications for the position of Coaching and Development Officer to assist with the development of Club, Secondary School and Primary School Cricket in the Canterbury Country district.


CRICKET JOBS: Junior Participation Specialist - ACB (Sydney) JOB CLOSED !

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Closing date: 3rd August 2014 - JOB CLOSED !


Cricket Australia (CA) is one of the nation’s premier sporting bodies, with the vision for Cricket to be Australia’s favourite sport – a sport for all Australian’s. Operating within the sports and entertainment industry, CA offers an exciting and dynamic working environment and is responsible for overseeing and developing the game on a national level. The CA Game and Market Development department work across a number of National Priorities to inspire the next generation of Australian cricket’s players and fans.


CRICKET JOBS: Overseas Player - South Sydney Cricket Club

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Closing date: undisclosed

South Sydney District Cricket Club

Seeking overseas player for 2014/15 season, preferably batsman or all-rounder. South Sydney District Cricket Club (SSDCC) is based in Sydney Park, Alexandria, which is an extremely desirable location being so close to the City and Bondi /Coogee Beaches.

CRICKET JOBS: Nutritional Advisor - ECB Disability Cricket JOB CLOSED !

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Closing date: 20th August 2014 - JOB CLOSED !


Salary: Day rate based on experience + expenses

Category: Sports nutrition advisor

Sport: Disability Cricket

Based: Old Trafford, Northampton and Whitgift School

Hours: 1-2 d/month


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