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Use Chances to Improve Your Bowling

Are you an unlucky bowler?

Improve Your Bowling by Working on One Wicket at a Time

Nobody can ride two horses at once.

That’s an old cowboy saying, and it’s equally true when it comes to your cricket. It means to get good at something, you need to focus on that one thing.

Here's A Simple Way to Improve Your Bowling

Every bowler, whether they admit it or not, knows how many wickets they have taken.

How to Make the Most of Bowling at Club Nets

At training it’s easy to “just bowl” for long periods. This is useful for batsmen, but not good for you as a bowler.

Cricket Show S8 Episode 7: Stop Just Bowling

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Mark Garaway, David Hinchliffe and Sam Lavery get together for cricket banter and coach chat.

This week there is a good discussion on helping bowlers at nets do more than "just bowl". Then questions from listeners are answered. The topics on the table are batting backlift (or back swing) and staying on your toes while you field.

Listen for the deets!

How to Take a Five Wicket Haul

Batsmen plan out their hundreds in meticulous detail, but when was the last time you saw a bowler plan a five wicket haul?

For a five-fer can be planned too.

The Five Weapons of Spin Trick that Leads to Successful Spinners

It's ECB Level Four final assessment week at Loughborough.

This is one of my favourite weeks of the year as I get to listen to a lot of fantastic coaches tell me about the great practice they are doing in their counties to support the development of young cricketers.

I normally take at least 10 ideas back to Somerset to use with the players at Millfield. 2016 is no exception to that rule!

One of the ideas that I am going to steal is one candidates model of "The Five Weapons of Spin!"

There's No Such Thing as Attacking Bowling

There’s no such thing as attacking bowling.

Or defensive bowling for that matter.

How to Bowl Faster... as a Spinner

Let's talk about a dirty little secret of spin: Pace matters.

As a spinner you don't have any need to get the ball up the other end as fast as you can. You leave that to the real quick bowlers. But you also know there is a speed that is right for spin.

Stop Panicking About Your Accuracy, It's Totally Fine.

Recently we have had a spate of spinners on PitchVision Academy worrying about their accuracy. From around the world, the same messages come through, "I bowl too full", "I bowl too many short balls", "I get taken off by the captain for bowling down the leg side".

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