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JOBS: Non Executive Director - Somerset CB

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Closing date: 20th January 2014

In order to help achieve this vision, the company is seeking up to three dynamic Non Executive Directors to provide support to the existing operational and management board. These positions will be filled on a voluntary basis with expenses paid to cover any costs associated with fulfilling the role.

Your Chance to Bowl Fast in India

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Ian Pont has launched the Ultimate Pace Foundation in Bangalore: The chance for any Indian fast bowler to learn how to bowl faster. Ian explains why he set up his fast bowling academy, and how to join.

Every fast bowler would take an extra yard of pace.

Yet, India has not produced genuine fast bowlers. There is no genetic or physical reason for this. The only thing it can be is that young bowlers are not encouraged to bowl straight and fast like in Pakistan.

That's what I want to change at the Ultimate Pace Foundation.

I want Indian bowlers to come and take their chance to become a fast bowler. I want to have bowlers who have a heart for bowling fast. I want to break the tradition of being satisfied with being a trundler.

Cricket Show 241: Competition Winner

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

The winning question was:

"I hear a lot of people talking about use of the crease with spin bowling, I'm interested in your thoughts on when to use the crease and how to use it. "

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.

Fill in This 5 Minute Questionnaire and Help Build a World Cricket Picture

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Can you take 5 minutes to complete this questionnaire about your cricket club or academy?

Click here to fill it in.

PV/VIDEO Weekly Highlights 24: Bowling at Breaktime

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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 5 videos uploaded from PitchVision systems around the world this week.

 

Cricket Show S4 Episode 48: You're Making Me Cross

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Sledging is in the news, so David Hinchliffe and Mark Garaway take a look at the coaching side of mental disintegration, and talk about Kevin Pietersen's method for dealing with aggression. Plus there is a discussion on using the crease, and fast bowler's jogging controversies.

Chris Nash - Vice Captain of Sussex and globetrotting T20 player - joins the team for an interview and there is have another prize to give away in the mailbag.

Build a Fielding Culture

Have you ever said or thought any of these things as a coach?

"Fielding is a non-negotiable"

"Catches win matches"

"Fielding is the only time that we are working together as a team, so it's vital that we are good at it!'

I agree, but I also ask: How well does your coaching fielders and keepers reflect those statements?

How much are the players developing their basic stop, catch and throw skills so that your team fielding drills increase in quality?

After all, the better these drills are performed the better our chances of wickets in matches.

Quick Tip: Captains are Like Chess Grand Masters

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Captaincy is one of the most fun parts of the game. It makes the already mentally tough game into a tactical puzzle akin to a game of chess.

So when you are skipper it behoves you to think like a chess grandmaster.

Top chess players are able to think many moves far ahead in the game. They quickly process the possibilities of each move by themselves and their opponents. This is exactly how a good captain operates.

It's a cliché to think someone who asks "who's winning?" knows nothing about cricket. It's also true, except for the advanced cricket captain, who is always asking that very question.

Pujara Proves Cricket is About World-Class Basics

Cheteshwar Pujara is a throwback, but he proves beyond doubt that cricket is about a relentless thrust towards doing the basics at a world-class level.

The Indian batsman is slight of build, sound of technique and big on intense focus: He is Dravid, he is Gavaskar. He scores daddy hundreds under pressure. And that is his real trick. One that all cricketers - regardless of skill or style - can follow.

JOBS: Bowling Coach - Nottinghamshire CCC

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Closing date: 8th January 2014

Trent Bridge, the home of Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club, is looking to appoint a full-time bowling coach

Working closely with other coaching staff and the science & medicine team, you will provide bowling coaching to all Nottinghamshire CCC registered cricketers, including First XI, Second XI and Academy players, on a one-to-one basis and in groups.

Your primary aim will be to improve the performance of the bowlers and in this respect you will also assist the EPP Development Officer with specific bowling projects as well as run workshops for the age group squads.

A key area of your job will be to liaise with the ECB about bowlers who play for both Nottinghamshire and England teams at all levels.