Coach and county cricketer Chris Watling returns with another article, this time on bowling machines.
Bowling machines are not always good.
We all like to get on the machine and smack 3 or 4 buckets of cover drives. It's good for confidence, it's good to feel the ball out of the middle of the bat and it puts you in a good frame of mind.
Is it actually doing you any good?
The reality of it is, you know you can hit a cover drive well most of the time. How much do you really need to spend your limited practice time doing something you can already nail?
How much are you getting into position the ball even shoots out?
Isn't it better to expand your game by taking yourself out of your comfort zone?