How To Bowl With The Consistency and Rhythm of Andy Caddick
By Andy Caddick, former England International Fast Bowler
Fast bowlers and their coaches all over the world and of all ages suffer from two problems. The first is lack of pace; the second is not enough consistency.
It's frustrating for bowler and coach alike to see a fast bowler lose rhythm halfway through a spell. Even one bad ball an over can be enough to leak runs, keep the batsman interested and reduce a bowler's effectiveness.
The problem is made worse by the bowler trying to compensate for mistakes, just leading to more errors. Instead of fixing the problem it becomes a downward spiral.
But with knowledge of the right drills, methods and techniques all the worry can be left behind. A well drilled bowler is more consistent and finds it easier to get into rhythm. This leads to more good balls, less chance for the batsmen to score and a better haul of wickets from frustrated batsman unable to play with freedom.
More wickets mean more of a chance at a higher level with the holy grail of a professional contract or International honours in sight. Nothing gets you forward faster than taking wickets.
That's where I come in.
I have been to the very top of the cricket ladder and taken many wickets along the way. I know what it takes to overcome problems. I have come out of many ruts myself and made myself a consistent bowler. I have helped other young players find their own best techniques and rhythms.
Now I want to show you how you can do the same.
In this online coaching course I have outlined all the key aspects that allow a fast bowler to be consistent in an over, a spell, a season and a career. Fast bowling techniques that include:
My own secret technique for finding out your best run-up.
A detailed breakdown of the run-up for coaches and advanced players.
How to use your action to transfer pace onto the ball.
Little-known ways to correct poor technique in the action.
A series of first-class bowling drills to get the body in the right position for pace and accuracy.
My personal tips on the professional life, attitude, preparation and self-confidence.
To gain access to all this information on the online cricket coaching course, just click 'Buy' on the right hand side to instant access to all my videos and content.
Chapter 1 - Choosing the right footwear for fast bowling
Choosing the right boot is one of the most important jobs for a fast bowler. Discover what you need to look for in this section.
This video shows you how to break the run up down into it's important parts and find out which length of run is best for you. Aslo includes notes for coaches and tips on positioning the umpire. (8m 41s).
In this video I show you the key elements of a consistent action: the bound, the cock position and the non-bowling arm. I also give you tips on the common faults I see with young bowler's actions (5m 32s).
Good bowlers have good actions. Have you ever seen a first class bowler with a bad action? That's because a strong, repeatable action is the hallmark of all great bowlers. Find out the three things that can make an action repeatable.
This drill is a progression from the bound drill. It now adds a full follow through and target practice. it can be used by young players to build an action or by senior bowlers to correct technical flaws (3m 01s).