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It's quite something to think that club cricketers have been playing the shortest version of the game since the first after work matches in the 1920s.
And the IPL thought Twenty20 was a new idea.
Generations of club players have grown up in the format that takes a couple of hours. In recent times the top players have shown the club game how it is done. What can we learn from them, and what should be cast aside when trying to win our local competitions?
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Has your side ever badly needed a wicket to win turn a game back your way?
For many years Warne and McGrath the 'turn to' men for Australia. In times of trouble all Ricky Ponting had to do was toss the ball to one of them and let chaos ensue. Between them they took over 2000 International wickets.
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Back in the mists of ancient history (the 1980's) the Soviets were kings of sport. Their state funded athletes became a huge experiment in maximising performance.
This included the development of periodisation: the planning system that most sports follow to this day, cricket included.
Cricket is a statisticians dream. Every aspect of a cricketer's performance is measured by statistics. The great players are often separated from the good players based on statistics.
For those that did not get a chance to witness the great Don Bradman bat, the only way they know he was perhaps the best batsman that ever lived was in is amazing batting average of 99.94.
Ferris would have been a great cricketer, had he not been busy being a 1980's fictional Amercian High school kid. Here's why.
Ferris uses bluff to his advantage
Brisbane cricketer, Simon Eggins is back with his view on club cricket from the other side of the world.
Getting the right batting order can be a tough job for a club captain.
Sometimes it's useful to experiment with different possibilities. Batsmen generally perform better when given the chance to get comfortable batting in one spot for an extended period.
Fielding is one guilt ridden pastime for most club cricketers. We feel bad because you don't practice it enough even though we know how important it is.
Let's face it, fielding drills ain't as much fun as batting or bowling.
On top of this, the focus professionals have on their own fielding skills has generated a number of new fangled theories to improve further.