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Bring the Skills and Nous of Ian Harvey to Your Bowling Unit

It was no surprise to me that Gloucestershire CCC had a renaissance in One Day cricket in 2015 after being in the doldrums for so many seasons. The catalyst for change was their Assistant Coach, Ian Harvey. He brought innovation and planning to the side.

How to Practice Indoors to be Ready for for Outdoor Cricket (It's Easier Than You Think)

One of the biggest problems in cricket practice is moving from indoor surfaces in winter to spring and summer outdoor pitches.

Which is Best: Nets or One to One Training?

If you have cricket training options, which is best?

What Stuart Broad Teaches Us About Conventional Coaching and Shoulder Position

Stuart Broad recently went to the top of the ICC Test match bowling rankings after capturing 6-17 in England's emphatic victory at The Wanderers. Stuart has been England's best line bowler for years.

And he achieves this with a front arm that pulls away to the offside of the right handed batter.

But hang on a minute.

Isn't the front arm our "rudder"? The thing that we use to aim with?

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.