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How to Practice Cricket Without Nets

Maybe you don't have access to nets. Maybe your club nets are not very good. Maybe you are fed up of having the same old nets every time.

Hard Work Beats Cricket Talent

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Jordan Finney is a cricket coach and sport psychology degree student. In this article he talks about talent and hard work.

All coaches have the story: The kind of player that doesn’t set the world alight but is a great "fill in" and cracking team guy.

They are often overlooked in favour of the "natural".

Yet, if you have someone who is a genuine lover of the game, and willing to graft then that is the player to invest your time in, because the chances are you will begin to unearth a star.

How to Bat During a Horrifying Innings Collapse

I know you don't like to think about it - nobody does - but there will be times where your innings has collapsed and you are at the crease. If you have the right approach, you can see this as your moment to shine.

Picture the scene in your mind: The let's say the score is 140-7 in 40 overs.

There are 10 to go and you are batting first. You know a winning score on this ground is close to 230. Numbers nine, 10 and 11 are all tail-enders who can hang about but are not going to score a match winning innings.

You have two options.

How to Keep Rolling After a Big Cricket Win

On Saturday the team I coach won their game by 307 runs. Where do we go from here?

Train Your Mind for Cricket with the 4C Method

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Most of us know what do do with a technical issue: Get in the nets and fix it. We also know that to get fit you train with cricket specific fitness work. But what if you want to improve the mental side of your game?

Can You Grow a Will to Win in Your Cricket Team?

I’m sure you have heard the phrase “wanted it more”.

It pops up in cricket post-match interviews when a result is unexpected. Ireland beating Pakistan in 2007 is one example.

Is it a meaningless cliché or truth?

Who Is the Invisible Genius of Your Cricket Team?

It’s holiday time in the Garaway household. We are now on our annual “coaching holiday”.

I indulge myself in reading books on my kindle whilst listening to the sea lap up against the shore in St Lucia.

Tough life!

Goal Setting Improves Your Cricket: Here's How

You wouldn’t go on a journey to a new place without a map. So, don’t go on your cricket journey without goals.

Lost Your Cricket Match? Act Like a Warrior in Defeat

Losing a cricket match is hard to take. You feel sick, angry and disappointed.

Want Better Cricket Training Sessions? Try the Enjoyment Time Out

Unless you are very lucky, you will have coached a cricket session with a problem: Lack of focus.

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