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CRICKET JOBS: National Match Officials Administrator - Cricket South Africa (SA) JOB CLOSED !

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Closing date: 4th August 2014 - JOB CLOSED !

Cricket South Africa (“CSA”) is the national governing body for the sport of cricket in South Africa and administers all aspects of South African cricket.

A position for a National Match Officials Administrator has become available. The successful candidate will be responsible for the broader management of Umpires and Scorers from Amateur through to Professional cricket level. This would include the development and implementation of effective, relevant and standardised operating procedures, strategies, policies and procedures for umpiring as well as providing policy direction and guidance to the Match Officials’ Associations (Umpires and Scorers). The management and overseeing of Match Officials training and personnel development will form an integral part of the duties.

CRICKET JOBS: Coaching and Deveopment Officer - Canterbury County Cricket (NZ) JOB CLOSED !

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Closing date: 15th August 2014 - JOB CLOSED !


Canterbury Country Cricket is seeking applications for the position of Coaching and Development Officer to assist with the development of Club, Secondary School and Primary School Cricket in the Canterbury Country district.


CRICKET JOBS: Junior Participation Specialist - ACB (Sydney) JOB CLOSED !

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Closing date: 3rd August 2014 - JOB CLOSED !


Cricket Australia (CA) is one of the nation’s premier sporting bodies, with the vision for Cricket to be Australia’s favourite sport – a sport for all Australian’s. Operating within the sports and entertainment industry, CA offers an exciting and dynamic working environment and is responsible for overseeing and developing the game on a national level. The CA Game and Market Development department work across a number of National Priorities to inspire the next generation of Australian cricket’s players and fans.


CRICKET JOBS: Overseas Player - South Sydney Cricket Club

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Closing date: undisclosed

South Sydney District Cricket Club

Seeking overseas player for 2014/15 season, preferably batsman or all-rounder. South Sydney District Cricket Club (SSDCC) is based in Sydney Park, Alexandria, which is an extremely desirable location being so close to the City and Bondi /Coogee Beaches.

CRICKET JOBS: Nutritional Advisor - ECB Disability Cricket JOB CLOSED !

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Closing date: 20th August 2014 - JOB CLOSED !


Salary: Day rate based on experience + expenses

Category: Sports nutrition advisor

Sport: Disability Cricket

Based: Old Trafford, Northampton and Whitgift School

Hours: 1-2 d/month


Change Your Cricket Team for the Better Without Trying too Hard

Winning is important for every team. It's also not the only thing, and that's a problem.

For sides who fall somewhere below the professional level, other factors can easily take over and define you far more than the quest for victory: Jobs, family, escapism from the daily grind and so on.

These factors are real and unavoidable, but they don't have to command the side. With some simple, almost zen-like, changes to your approach, you can account for everything and still become a more professional-acting club team.

Here are some practical tip for calmly becoming more focused on winning without being ridiculed for "taking it too seriously".

Here's the Most Powerful Tool in Your Coaching Toolbox

Coach and PitchVision Academy Columnist Sam Lavery looks at the power of words to help cricketers grow.

Can the way you speak turn players into positive "doers"?

Attention to detail in the language we use as coaches is important as we strive for perfection. Not only is what we deliver vital, but also, how we choose to deliver it.

Simply, language will help cricketers achieve what you - and they - would like.

Here's a simple example.

If You Must Have A Net, Make It Accountable

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Nets. Cuh.

It's a brilliant idea to practice in a net, but it's poorly done 66% of the time. If you are not getting better, what's the point of dragging your carcass to practice in the first place?

Cricket Show 269: Competition Winner

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

The winning question was:

"Sir, could you please help me to learn the inside out shot over covers. What are the basics for this particular shot?"

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.

Cricket Show S5 Episode 26: One Fish Brings Two

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If you are a cricket playing fisherman you will love the show! Burners has the angling angle while David Hinchliffe, Mark Garaway and Sam Lavery talk about cricket.

We look at the latest ideas around the 10,000 hour rule, discuss the differences between club and elite coaching, and find out how to play the "inside out" shot over cover.

Download the show and listen to the banter.