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Quick Tip: Hit the Thigh Pad

This is a brilliant, simple trick for bowlers to get a big hitting batsman away from the strike if you are struggling to get them out.

Hit the thigh pad.

This trick works best for seamers who naturally angle the ball into the batsman, but it can work for anyone. Your aim is to bowl a ball that, after pitching, will hit the batter on their thigh pad.

Why?

The Secrets of Getting Wickets When You Are Military Medium

Bowling is exciting when there is pace and power around, but the real work in the club game is done by the medium pace bowler.

Case Study: Bowl Faster with More Accuracy in 10 Weeks

In our previous 10 week case study, we looked at overall results for the group, so now I want to drill down further and look at how individual players fared. The first of these players is "A", who wanted to bowl faster while improving his accuracy over a couple of months in the off season.

Let's look at what we did and how we did it.

Set Up A Bowler Target Zone in PitchVision for Windows

Using PitchVision you can set an area for your bowlers to hit without the need for cones or other distracting visual aids.

Here's how.

Improve Your Batting and Bowling with Clever Constraints

Recently, Mark Garaway spoke about the power of using constraints in practice to improve your cricket. This article will give you even more ways to use the same principle across batting and bowling.

How to Bowl with a Slingy Action

Ever since Jeff Thompson showed the power of a ‘slingy’ bowling action, there has been no debate that it is a devastating method for fast bowlers. Yet coaches worldwide persist with the traditional action. This is because coaches are not taught how to put sling into an action.

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.

Bowler Video Analysis: A Fresh Camera Angle

With so many cameras to cricketers these days, it's easy to set up and forget about it. But here's a great fresh angle that will help identify a range of technical points for bowlers. Using PitchVision, I set a camera in the perfect place and there was no danger to the equipment or the coach in the process. Watch the video to find out the details:

How to Bowl A Consistent Length

One of the hardest problems to solve as a bowler is if your length is inconsistent. To many four balls results in a lot of head scratching at nets.

Improve Your Bowling Accuracy With the Right Focus

Target bowling is one of the most used drills by bowlers to improve accuracy: Lay cones on a length, try to hit them, track you progress.

However, an often overlooked aspect of target practice is where you focus.

There are many options, but when the coach tells you to "look where you want the ball to pitch" he or she is not giving you the whole story.