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Fielding Drill: Captain America Catching

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Here's a simple, fun drill you can use to help improve your reaction catching in areas like the slips, short leg, gully or even in the ring behind square.

You can view the drill here:

It's named after the comic book superhero, Captain America because someone uses a Katchet as a "shield" to deflect the ball in random positions from one side to another.

Video: How to Practice Bowling Under Pressure

There is a world of difference between bowling in practice, and bowling under match pressure. If you are going ot be a good bowler, you need to be able to handle the latter. So, here's a simple drill you can do to add pressure to your net sessions.

Here's the video so you can see it in action:

If you can't view it above, click here.

Cricket Show 309: Competition Winner

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

The winning question was,

"You have 1 player. He or she can have 1 discipline: Which discipline would you choose (bat, bowl, keep)? You can only coach him in one way (coach led, free play). Which would you choose?"

PV/VIDEO Weekly Highlights: Off The Hip

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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.

CRICKET JOBS: Coach - CA XI, U16's (Aus)

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Closing date: 27th May 2015

Cricket Australia (CA) is one of the nation’s premier sporting bodies, with a vision for Cricket to be Australia’s favourite sport. A key pillar of the Australian cricket strategy is to “Produce the best teams, players and officials in the world” with the ambition of being #1 in all formats of the game for both males and females and develop teams and players that inspire the nation.

CRICKET JOBS: Digital Product Owner - My Cricket (Aus)

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Closing date: 28th May 2015

Cricket Australia (CA) is one of the nation’s premier sporting bodies and the peak body for cricket in this country, providing a dynamic yet challenging work environment.    Operating within the sports and entertainment industry, CA is responsible for overseeing and promoting cricket on a national level.  The game continues to be a success at all levels and through the MyCricket platform, CA has developed a powerful grass roots competition management tool and mobile applications that enables close engagement with community cricket around the country.

CRICKET JOBS: Account Manager - Cricket Australia (Aus)

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Closing date: 27th May 2015

Cricket Australia (CA) is one of the nation’s premier sporting bodies, with the vision of being Australia’s favourite sport. The game continues to be a success at all levels and with the upcoming 2015 Ashes series, there has never been a better time to join this exciting and dynamic organisation within Australia’s high profile sports and entertainment industry.

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.

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