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Cricket Show S8 Episode 19: Born Ready

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David Hinchliffe chats with Mark Garaway and Sam Lavery about cricket at school, club, academy (and sometimes professional) level. This week there are chats about "wasting talent", dealing with fear of failure and choosing the right University to play cricket.

How to Bat During a Horrifying Innings Collapse

I know you don't like to think about it - nobody does - but there will be times where your innings has collapsed and you are at the crease. If you have the right approach, you can see this as your moment to shine.

Picture the scene in your mind: The let's say the score is 140-7 in 40 overs.

There are 10 to go and you are batting first. You know a winning score on this ground is close to 230. Numbers nine, 10 and 11 are all tail-enders who can hang about but are not going to score a match winning innings.

You have two options.

How the Jackson 5 Can Change Batting

Remember Josh, the little fella from last week who was working on hitting the ball harder with more control using a shallow rather than steep batswing?

How to Stop Being Just a Good Net Batsman and Start Being a Good Actual Batsman

Every team has a net player: The one with all the shots in practice and zero confidence in games. Can you prevent this?

Steep or Shallow: Which Batswing Have Your Players Got?

My little mate Josh, is a 14 year old batter. Josh loves the game and is has one of the best practice ethics in the whole school. A top boy.

Middle Drill: Battlezone Cricket Helps Improve Batting, Bowling and Fielding

Last night, the team I coach ran an experimental practice drill to improve game sense and raise the intensity of net practice. Here's how it went.

Batting Tip: Four Ways to Use Nets to Improve Your Batting Style

Last night at net practice, one of my team was sent in to bat. In one hand was his bat, and in the other hand was a bunch of cones. I had to ask what he was up to.

Score Runs More Quickly with One Simple Change

We have all heard good old coaching advice: Wait for the bad ball and put it away. But there is another way.

How to Bat Against a Ring Field

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Picture the scene: You walk in to bat. A medium pace bowler stands at his mark while you take guard. You look around and see the classic ring field: everyone saving the single.

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.

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