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Quick Tip: Hassle-Free Ways to Test Cricketers Performance

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What do you think about formal testing at your level?

There is no doubt that testing players is a great tool. You can see a measurable improvement in all kinds of areas from fitness to cricket skills. But it's not used that often outside of the professional game.

Is it a cultural thing?

7 Cricket Uses for the iPad Air

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When Apple announce a new version of it's iconic tablet, the world goes crazy and millions are sold. This week the new super light and thin iPad Air hit the streets and it's a heck of a beautiful machine.

But as a cricketer or coach, is the new iPad Air useful or just an expensive fashion item that is a sexy way to watch Netflix in bed?

Here are 7 useful things you can do with an iPad that will help you reach your goals.

Cricket Show 234: Competition Winner

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

The winning question was:

"Is diving thought of as a skill or something that is inborn in a fielder. Do fielders practice diving at higher levels of cricket? Is there a safe technique to dive regardless of the terrain (grassy vs. dry)?"

Listen to the panels answer to his question here.

To enter your own question for the chance to win your choice of online coaching course send your questions in here.

Orthodox Spin Bowling Isn't The Best Bowling

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Menno Gazendam is author of Spin Bowling Project. Get your free 8 week spin bowling course here

As soon as a bowler - like Mendis or Ajmal - comes on the scene that looks a bit different, we label them as unorthodox.

PV/VIDEO Weekly Highlights 19: The Elegant Art of Batsmanship

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Welcome to the PV/VIDEO Digest, your highlights summary of the weeks best videos from PitchVision Interactive.








Cricket Show S4 Episode 41: Leg Spin vs Fielding

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The greatest cricket coaching podcast on the planet returns with a feast of advice for cricketers and coaches. This week Mark Garaway and David Hinchliffe talk about diving in the field and balance it out with leg spin: the art of coaching it, and how to bowl it in a big pressure match.

Plus - with PitchVision's installation in Cricket South Africa - we discuss the implications of using data in coaching, from the granular to the big trends.

Bob Woolmer's "No Feet" Batting Drill

One of Bob Woolmer's batting drills was the one-legged drive which I featured right at the start of the Coaching to Win series.

This gem of a drill helps players who lead their forward movement to the ball with their heads. (Not your Pietersen, Amla or Gayle who lead with their feet but more like the Bell, Ponting and Strauss).

Bob would ask the batter to not move their feet, yet wait for the fuller ball to bounce and move their head towards the line of the ball.

What does this drill develop?

Quick Tip: Bowling Spin in Limited Overs Cricket

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Here is a thoughtful question from Dave,

"Several of the articles here talk about using the spinner as an attacking option in order to take wickets and win the game, but with win/lose cricket you don't have to take all ten wickets to win. Is there going to become more emphasis on defensive bowling, and will this make the life of the slow bowler even more difficult?"

Stop Insane Mistakes With Sane Post-Game Reviews

They say that insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

Yet how many times after a game have we "reviewed" performance with a bunch of fleeting clichés about bowling better, taking our catches and taking responsibility as a batting unit?

How many times do we actually do something about this complaint other than hope things will change next time?

JOBS: Community Cricket Development Officer - Hertfordshire Cricket Board

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Closing Date: 11th November 2013

Hertfordshire Cricket Board Ltd (HCB Ltd) requires a motivated and experienced individual to take on the role of Community Cricket Development Officer within our Cricket Development Team.

The Community Cricket Development Officers build relationships locally to develop and deliver a high quality cricket programme to schools and support the development of clubs in their areas. In addition, working with the Cricket Operations & Participation Manager, deliver activities that grow participation in all cricket, including women, girls and those with disabilities.