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How to Stay on Track After Crushing Failure

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How does it feel when you get knocked out of an important competition?

Recently, a side I was coaching suffered that exact setback. We had failed to reach the primary goal we were working towards. It hurts. But the response to failure in this way will mould your future successes.

So how do you look it it?

One way is to say "one shining performance can upset even the best laid plans. After all, players are allowed to play well." You can put it behind you knowing there was nothing more you could have done. You solider on week to week through less competitive fixtures.

Maybe you go the other way. We have all had moments where we wake up at 3am with a cold sweat cursing that loose shot or dropped catch. You constantly look back at where you've gone wrong. You formulate a "what if" list that will only serve to infuriate you every time you recollect a missed opportunity.

One of these tends to be the default position.

But we can do better.

How to Warm Up for Cricket: The Guide

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Is your pre-game warm up helping your cricket?

We all warming up is important and we are looking for new ways to make it fun and relevant for the match.

But if you want to do it right you can't just throw down a few cones, hit up some catches and hope for success. It's important to keep it simple, but simple is nothing unless it is also effective. To be effective you need a deeper undertanding of both the "why" and "how" of warming up, so you can select the correct drills at the correct time.

So, here is a collection of the best articles on warming up from PitchVision Academy to help you understand the warm up, and use it to boost your game while preventing injury. It can be used by coaches and players alike.

Take you time to go through these, take notes, and come up with your plan.

Cricket Show 260: Competition Winner

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

The winning question was:

" I am a South African cricketer who is currently playing cricket in South Africa and as an overseas Pro in Scotland. I am looking at spending a summer in Australia to experience the cricket and culture. I am a University graduate in Sports Management. I have since spent the summers playing cricket and working as a coach. I have also spent my winters in the UK as a player-coach in which I have had a lot of success. Very simply, in your opinion, is there room for someone like myself to find an opportunity in Australia to work and experience cricket for the summer? Furthermore is there a particular role that I should look to pursue?"

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.

Streetwise Bowling: Around the Legs

This article is part of the "Streetwise Bowling" series from PitchVision Academy. To view the full list of tactics click here. This tactic has been provided by Spin Coach, Menno Gazendam.

Bowling leg breaks to a batsman with a weak spot on his legs?

Don't just go the obvious route and pitch every ball outside of leg stump.

The batsman will know what is going on and just pad you safely away. Instead, work him over by getting him to come forward, then surprising him with a big turner outside leg.

PV/VIDEO Weekly Highlights: 30mph Yorker

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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 videos uploaded from PitchVision systems around the world this week.

CRICKET JOBS: Digital Content Coordinator - WACA

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Closing date: 30th May 2014

The Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA) is the governing body of cricket in the state of Western Australia, home to WA’s elite teams, the Warriors and the Western Fury, and the T20 Big Bash League’s Perth Scorchers. It oversees the development of the game across a variety of metro and regional areas, age groups and communities. The WACA’s vision is to make cricket Australia’s favourite sport, in conjunction with Cricket Australia, and to be the leaders across national team representation, elite team success, participation, engagement and fan experience.

CRICKET JOBS: Umpire Development and Support Manager - Queensland Cricket

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Closing date: 4th June 2014

Queensland Cricket is responding to the increasing popularity of cricket by placing greater emphasis on its Game Development activities.

Game Development is responsible for promoting and developing the game amongst the younger generation, as well as across both genders and within Australia's indigenous and multicultural communities.

CRICKET JOBS: Regional Development Managers - Queensland Cricket

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Closing date: 4th June 2014

2 x Regional Development Managers

Townsville & Brisbane Based
Growing Australia's Favourite Game
Queensland Cricket is responding to the increasing popularity of cricket by placing greater emphasis on its Game Development activities. Game Development is responsible for promoting and developing the game amongst the younger generation, as well as across both genders and within Australia's indigenous and multicultural communities.

CRICKET JOBS: Umpires Admin Officer - Cricket NSW

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Closing date: 27th May 2014

A wonderful opportunity exists to join one of Australia’s leading sporting organisations on a full-time basis. Reporting to the Administration Manager of NSWCUSA the Administration Officer will provide assistance to the NSWCUSA Executive Officer and Administration Manager in their operations and is based at Moore Park.

CRICKET JOBS: My Cricket Participation Analyst - Cricket NSW

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Closing date: 23rd May 2014

Position Vacant: MyCricket Participation Analyst

A unique opportunity exists to join one of Australia's leading sporting organisations on a full-time basis. This newly created position will reside in the Game Department and engage with staff and key stakeholders to lead the engagement and utilisation of Cricket NSW IT systems including MyCricket, theCROWD, Regional Operational Plans and HomeGround. 

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