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PitchVision: Coach of the Year

Welcome to PitchVision. The PitchVision Coach of the Year competition has reached it's peak. Every year PitchVision salutes the best coaches from around the world, in tribute to the hard work done every day.

It's because we have an equal passion for coaching here, with regular articles and video alongside a weekly podcast, all dedicated to the great game of cricket, and making it more fun and successful for everyone!

David Hinchliffe - Director of Coaching

Graham Gooch
James Anderson
Monty Desai
Michael Bevan - Finisher
JP Duminy Official Cricket CoursesMike BrearleyCricMax
Desmond HaynesCricket AsylumComplete Cricketer
Mark GarawayIain BrunnschweilerDavid Hinchliffe
Derek RandallMenno GazendamRob Ahmun
Kevin PietersenStacey HarrisAakash Chopra

CRICKET JOBS: Event Specialist, International Cricket - Cricket Australia (Aus)

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Closing date: 24th June 2016

Title: Event Specialist - International Cricket
Function: Cricket Operations
Location: Melbourne
Employment Type: Full-Time



Research-Backed Proof of the Right Length to Take Wickets

What's the best length to bowl to take wickets?

If you have bowled, you have a good idea of a good length. Yet, how much better would things be if you could know exactly what that length is?

Use Your Honours Board to Score More Runs in Less Time

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Rotating the strike is the most unglamorous and under-appreciated skill in batting. You know you need to improve it but you never work on it. How do you solve the problem?

How to Bowl Perfect Line and Length

Let me ask you something; how much better a bowler would you be if you could hit a perfect line and length?

It's a challenge that takes a lifetime to master, and a road that is littered with distractions.

Cricket Show S7 Episode 19: Stretching for Bowlers

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Sam Lavery, Mark Garaway and David Hinchliffe talk about warming up, especially for fast bowlers. The team then move on to some technical advice for the speedsters. They discuss mixed actions, lateral flexion and hip-shoulder separation.

It's a great week for the bowling geeks!

The Brutal Reality of Becoming a Cricketer

Who here has the ambition to become a successful professional cricketer?

Every year at Millfield I ask each of our A Team squads this same question. In each team, I see a minimum of eight to 10 hands shoot up in the air.

Fielding Drills: 4 Stump warm up

This drill is part of the PitchVision Academy fielding drills series, for more in this series click here.

Purpose: To act as a warm up drill that practices every ground fielding skill required in a match. Each stump is a different skill to execute.

Improve Your Batting Against Spin by Changing Length

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This is a guest article from Fish Hoek Cricket Club Head Coach, Jamie Rood

I run spin sessions by throwing off spinners to a 5/4 leg side biased field. We have a slip catching and two fielders out at square leg and deep midwicket. Everyone else is in the ring.

In one particular session, I was working with Kegan, an U16 batsman who enjoys working the ball into the leg side and picking it up over mid-wicket. Here's what we did.

CRICKET JOBS: Foundation Development Officer - Durham CCC (UK)

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Closing date: undisclosed

Salary £21k-£25k per annum dependent on experience and expertise  

12 months fixed term contract

Improve Your Batting Power on Zero Budget

With the ability to hit fours and sixes becoming important part of our game, helping batsmen find ways generate power takes a higher priority during every coaching session.