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Here's A Simple Way to Coach Away an Illegal Action

Sam Lavery tackles the thorny cricket subject of "chucking".

For many, working with fast bowlers can be daunting. While the knowledge that’s out there is gradually improving, the challenge of working with a bowler who may or may not have developed a “chuck” is a step too far for some.

Let's see if we can help with that.

Research-Backed Proof of the Right Length to Take Wickets

What's the best length to bowl to take wickets?

If you have bowled, you have a good idea of a good length. Yet, how much better would things be if you could know exactly what that length is?

How to Bowl Perfect Line and Length

Let me ask you something; how much better a bowler would you be if you could hit a perfect line and length?

It's a challenge that takes a lifetime to master, and a road that is littered with distractions.

Improve Your Diving in the Field... Even As A Six Foot Fast Bowler

One of the big coaching challenges is developing the athleticism of fast bowlers.

Six Proven Ways to Bowl Faster

Speed.

We all feel the need.

Case Study: International Bowler Rebuilds Illegal Action

It’s the nightmare for all bowlers: Getting suspended for an illegal action when you have made it into international cricket.

Imagine how it felt for Brian Vitori, Zimbabwe left arm seamer, who was assessed in February 2016 and found to have gone beyond the 15 degree allowed limit for bowlers. He was suspended immediately.

Take More Wickets with This Proven Bowling Drill

Science has proven a way to take your cricket to the next level using a "feedback loop" at training. Bowling with this loop will allow you to quickly improve your cricket, take more wickets, bowl faster and improve your accuracy. All while at nets.

Video: How to Bowl a Pinpoint Yorker

Ever wondered how the best bowlers hit their yorkers so well and so often? Use this simple drill to help you bowl yorkers with pinpoint accuracy.

Use PGS Zoning to Improve Your Batting and Bowling in Nets

Sam Lavery is Cricket Professional at Portsmouth Grammar School in England. He is a co-host of the PitchVision Cricket Show. In this column he has a drill to make nets better.

One of the regular net drills Portsmouth Grammar School is the “zonal” net.

Bowling Tactics: How to "Bowl Dry"

Frustration: An underrated way to get wickets, and enormously effective at any level. In recent years, this has been called “squeezing” or “bowling dry”.

How do you bowl dry this way?