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Do a Job: How Ordinary Cricket Achieves Spectacular Success

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Picture the scene: you have just had a stellar cricket season.

You get a trial and you do even better than you could have dreamed. Everything goes to plan and you are man of the match. Becoming a cricketer, you realise, is just a matter of time.

It's possible.

But it's also not going to happen.

You can't plan for insanely good performances at the right time. Cricket is hard, opponents are just as keen to show their potential as you. Pitches and weather are variable. You could be the next Tendulkar, Warne or Dhoni in talent, but lack the luck to show it off at the right moment.

That means you need another idea, an idea that is less about the headlines and more about a quick mention in paragraph 5 of the match report.

Because the fact is that even the most spectacular cricket heroes base their game on a consistently stronger performances than anyone else. And that comes through many small successes alongside the occasional mind-blowing performance.

Quick Tip: Measure Control to Score More Runs

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Here's a quick way to measure batting beyond just run scoring.

In the scorebook, a run is a run whether you edge it and get dropped or blast a cover drive out of the middle: It doesn't tell the whole story of how you are playing.

That's where a new stat comes in: control.

Control gives you a broader idea. Here's the description from Cricinfo:

Batting Warm Up: How to Make the Most of Pre-Match Throwdowns

This is a guest article from batting coach, Gary Palmer.

What is the purpose of the pre-match batting practice?

The aim is to build confidence by consistently hitting the ball out of the middle of the bat while exaggerating perfect technique. To feel good in the middle you can use throw downs to capture the feel of the correct shapes of your shots.

The better your preparation the more confident you will feel. This leads to being more relaxed at the crease when you finally go out to bat. You will have confidence in you technique and ability to execute shots successfully because you have prepared well and have a feel for the correct shapes.

CRICKET JOBS: Spin Bowling Coach and Fielding Coach - Bangladesh Cricket Board

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Closing date: 28th June 2014

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is a high profile national sports organization responsible for governing and developing the game of cricket in Bangladesh. Keeping in line with its international standing the BCB is seeking applications from qualified individual(s) for the following positions for immediate appointment:

- Spin Bowling Coach

- Fielding Coach

CRICKET JOBS: NCA High Performance Coach - Bangladesh Cricket Board

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Closing date: 28th July 2014
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is a high profile national sports organization responsible for governing and developing the game of cricket in Bangladesh. Keeping in line with its international standing the BCB is seeking applications from qualified individual for the following position for immediate appointment:

CRICKET JOBS: Sponsor Relations Officer ICC (Dubai) JOB CLOSED !

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Closing date: 11th July 2014 JOB CLOSED !


The International Cricket Council (“ICC”) is the global governing body for the sport of cricket, which administers all aspects of international cricket. The Commercial Department strives to optimize commercial opportunities for the benefit of the game. The role will be based at our headquarters in Dubai, and preference will be given to candidates who are already based in the United Arab Emirates.

Can You End Cricket Frustrations by Understanding Motivation?

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What motivates you to play cricket?

It's a question worth considering, because the reason you play will help you - and if you coach or captain, your players - to reduce the frustrations that come about when aims don't meet actions.

Cricket Show 264: Competition Winner

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

The winning question was:

"In the IPL this year we have seen some incredible chases, again, from the likes of de Villiers, Faulkner and Dhoni and every time I wonder to myself how do they keep calm every game under the pressure and the expectation of having to take their team over the finishing line? Also after seeing the Mumbai Indians chase 190 in 14.4 overs largely due to Anderson's 95*, is it the situation the players are in that allows them to free up and go for it?"

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 21: You've Been Mankaded

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Mark Garaway, Sam Lavery and Burners join David Hinchliffe to talk through cricket coaching and playing.

This week the team look at the Jos Buttler "mankad" and talk through the issues around coaching sharp practice.

Plus there are questions on off season fitness for leg spin bowlers, and the increasing skill of run chasing. Is it something that is at every level? We give a comprehensive answer.

It's half an hour of cricket audio goodness, just for you.

PV/VIDEO Weekly Highlights: So Close!

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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.

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