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PitchVision: Improve Your Cricket

Do you want to grow your cricket? Then PitchVision is the home of online coaching and self-improvement in the game. Bring your "growth mindset" to better technique, better tactics, more skill and a winning team. All these things are possible if you play the game to improve rather than prove.

Read, watch, listen, work, improve. That's the PitchVision way.

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How to Teach Beginner Cricketers to Play Straight

Picture the scene, you are coaching a group of keen 9-11 year old players.

You tell a 10 year old to drive, and you ask him to demonstrate the shot. He shadows it perfectly. Excellent.

You do some drills with a tennis ball and, with a little effort, he hits it back straight. Now we are talking!

You finish the session with a soft ball game: He swipes at the first half volley and tries to put it over square leg.


Coaching View: Have Pakistan Proved You Don't Need Structure to Win at Cricket?

Pakistan won the Champions Trophy. They did it, in the words of one supporter, with "no home cricket, no money, no structure. No problem!"

Vic Williams: Coach of the Month

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After decades in the game, coach Vic Williams has been recognised by the Coach of the Year panel. He is the latest coach of the month.

The panel are constantly hunting for coaches who are doing great work under the radar. Vic is exactly that type of coach. Well-known in the Queensland, Australia coaching setup for his skills, he is not a household name around the world. Yet he has been tireless in his efforts.

Cricket Show S8 Episode 22: Too Many Drops

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Sam Lavery is with Mark Garaway and David Hinchliffe. The chat is about short seasons, dropping catches and one day jobs for spinners and seamers.

The Madonna Batting Drill

I’m a music fan and it’s great to work in a student environment as the pupils keep me up to date with the latest tunes when we have music bouncing around the cricket bubble.

Challenge Your Batting with This Snapback Drill

How easy is it to "just bat" in nets, and not be as engaged as you would in a game?

Mark Boucher: South Africa Coach of the Year

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Batting Technique Tip: Keep Your Feet on the Ground

If you want to bat with power and timing, make sure you play your shots with both feet on the ground.

Tactics You Should be Using: Cross Seam Bowling

Holding the ball cross seam is horrifying to swing bowlers, but vital on good batting days.

Cricket Show S8 Episode 21: Overseas Pro

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Mark Garaway, Sam Lavery and David Hinchliffe join forces to talk cricket. This show discusses how to bat on poor pitches, being an overseas professional in league cricket and bowling machine recommendations.