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Welcome to PitchVision. They say cricket is 80% mental. That's true in a way, because how you feel has a powerful influence on how you play cricket; whatever your skill level. So, take some time to look around at the tips on going into your matches with control and confidence.

Naturally, mental toughness alone is useless without skill. Becoming world-class at the basics is another PitchVision mantra you can read, watch and listen about on these pages.

Take some time to find yourself, develop your game plan and be ready to smash it by joining the PitchVision community.


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CRICKET JOBS: Community Cricket Coach, Reigate, Banstead and South London - Surrey CCC (UK)

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Closing date: undisclosed


17 month Fixed Term Contract
Salary: £23,000 per annum + commission/ + bonus scheme
23 days holiday
5% bonus scheme
Non Contributory Pension scheme
Private Health Care



CRICKET JOBS: Recruitment and People Advisor, 6 Month Contract - ECB (UK)

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Closing date: 9th May 2016

This role is a fixed term contract that will work closely with the People team.  Responsible for providing recruitment and onboarding support as well as first line generalist HR operational support.

How Andrew Strauss and The "Young Guns" Proved Practice Under Pressure Works

I have just returned from a fantastic cricket training week over in Saint Lucia at the newly named Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium. Andrew Strauss and I coached 22 children using the wonderful facilities whilst basking in the sunshine.

The Art of the Target: How to Target Bowlers to Improve Your Scoring Rate

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Can club and school cricketers use the fashionable tactic of targeting certain bowlers?

It’s possible.

Video: Challenge Your Batting Technique with This One Change to Nets

If you want to mix up your cricket nets and challenge your technique, try this simple tweak to indoor practice.

As you can see from the video, it makes things much tougher to bat, but if you come out having done well, it will boost your confidence for the middle.

CRICKET JOBS: Development Manager, Africa - ICC (SA)

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Closing date: 29th April 2016

The International Cricket Council (ICC) is the global governing body for cricket. Its Development Programme has specific strategic objectives aimed at the sustainable development and strengthening of the sport globally.

The Total Guide to Preparing for Different Pitch Conditions

Do you worry that batting indoors will ruin your outdoor form? Have you got a game coming up on a different type of wicket from your home pitch?

This is the guide for you.

Cricket Show S7 Episode 12: G'Day PitchVision

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David Hinchliffe is joined by Mark Garaway and Sam Lavery. The chat this episode starts with a discussion around the idea of a "par" score and Garas gives the perfect answer to the common question of "what is a good score on this wicket?"

In the listener's questions, there is a g'day from Tommy, asking about off season training in Australia. Plus a worried Ntando has trials coming up and he wants to get his bowling right.

Listen in for the details.

CRICKET JOBS: Head Coach - Pakistan National Team (Pak)

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Closing date: 25th April 2016

Pakistan CB are seeking a new Head Coach for the national team.

Coaching Lessons from the World Twenty20

The 2016 World Twenty20 had brilliant skills on show.