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Take Singles to Spin Like Kohli with These Drills

Have you ever wondered how the best players of spin seem to score off almost every ball that they face?

Players such as AB DeVilliers, Virat Kohli and Hashim Amla rarely face two balls in a row unless they score a boundary. The board keeps ticking over with little or no risk.

Cricket Show S7 Episode 31: Three Men and a Dog

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Sam Lavery, Mark Garaway and David Hinchliffe discuss playing and coaching cricket. The main topic is about the classic saying "we should have got 40 more". How can we review batting scores and work out how many you could have got that will actually help?

Then, there are questions about the shiny side of the ball for spinners, and a discussion on ways to practice picking up singles. Listen to the show for some classic drills!

Help Spinners by Using Associated Thinking

I basked in the sun at the Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton to watch Somerset take on Hampshire in the County Championship on Tuesday. It was Day one of four. The cricket was enthralling.

How to Use Planning Perfection to Quickly Boost Your Cricket

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Imagine what your perfect cricketing day would be like.

From the moment you wake to the time you close your eyes to sleep, everything goes completely to plan. What would it look like?

Case Study: Can You Use Control Statistics to Improve Club Cricket Performance?

This season, I have been conducting an experiment with a new way to measure cricket performance: "Batting Control". I have spent a whole club cricket season tracking and reviewing.

So, is control worth adding to your club and school reviews or is it one piece of data too many? Read on to find out.

The Easy Guide to Strength and Conditioning for Cricket

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Fear.

It’s a natural reaction to the unknown and a way of protecting yourself. But your job isn’t to live in fear of negative results, it’s to improve.

And that means learning some of the basics of general fitness alongside cricket skills.

What Captains Learn from Great Skippers

Have you ever asked for captaincy feedback?

Those who are brave enough often pick up great insights that help shape their future and more effective leadership approaches.

Change How You Use Praise to Help Your Team Improve

Encouraging your team is a good thing. When you see your mate in nets play a nice shot, you shout "shot!" because it's the done thing. But, does this encouragement help?

How to Score 2,342 Runs a Season

2,342 runs at an average of 90.08. Nine hundreds, including a double hundred and 309* in a 40 over match.

Impressed?

These are not the stats of a county cricket batsman. These are the 2016 stats of Cannock Cricket Club's Brian Barnard. He plays limited over cricket at weekends, like thousands of others in England. How the heck did a club player managed to score so many runs?

Cricket Catching Agility Drill

This is a useful cricket catching drill for smaller spaces where you also want to improve athletic ability. 
 
The sideways shuffling allows you to develop speed and mobility, useful in a number of cricket situations. The catching just makes it fun!