Cricket Show S6 Episode 16: Obstacle or Opportunity?

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This is a show about attitude. Mark Garaway, Sam Lavery and David Hinchliffe discuss the difference in approaching a problem as a chance to improve or a limitation. That simple switch could be enough to change your game.

On the technical side there are questions about red-green colour blindness, and when to stick with a technical change verses making another change after the first one isn't working out. Plus for coaches, there is plenty of talk abut coaching confidence in players who are self-depreciating.

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Cricket Show S6 Episode 15: Overcoming the Fear

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We all have a had a fear of the ball at some stage, yet it's rarely discussed. So on the show Sam Lavery Mark Garaway and David Hinchliffe get into the hidden fears.

Plus there are questions about trigger moves and back foot play, and how to judge the difference between doing work that you like and doing drills that challenge you out of your comfort zone. It's a delicate balance but the team have the answers.

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Cricket Show S6 Episode 14: Approach the Coach

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How do you approach a coach if you want to get help with your game?

That's the question David Hinchliffe, Sam Lavery and Mark Garaway tackle on the show. It's tough for both the player and the coach and there is no easy answer, but there are ways to get heard and you can listen to the discussion to find out.

Plus there is combative question about tennis vs. cricket, and a player with a frustration we have all face; how do you practice to perfection?

Listen to the show for the details.

Cricket Show S6 Episode 13: Coaching with Graham Gooch

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Mark Garaway, Sam Lavery and David Hinchliffe talk about the latest addition to PitchVision Academy: Graham Gooch. The team chat about the power of experience, the pillars of coaching batsmen an memories of Gooch as a runmaker.

Plus there are questions. The first covers the age old issue of trying to balance winning with making sure everyone gets a chance to play. As always, Garas has the incisive answer. The second talks about the problem of meeting the ball too early when you bat. Is it a timing issue or is there something else going on?

And, if you ever wanted to know what the Cricket Professional and Portsmouth Grammar School has for lunch, this is the show for you.

Cricket Show S6 Episode 12: Turning Inside Out

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Sam Lavery joins David Hinchliffe to talk about moving from indoor to outdoor training. Mark Garaway arrives late to flip it around and talk about what happens at the end of the season. There are plenty of ideas whatever end of the season you are at around now.

Cricket Show S6 Episode 11: From The Streets Of Pakistan

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Mark Garaway talks to David Hinchliffe and Sam Lavery about helping young cricketers who develop at different rates before moving onto a technical analysis of a young bowler from Pakistan with a some questions about the legality of his action, and how to bowl faster.

Cricket Show S6 Episode 10: When Things Go Belly Up

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What lessons can coaches and players learn from England's mistakes at the World Cup? That's the story Mark Garaway David Hinchliffe and Sam Lavery talk about on the show with an air of despair.

Cricket Show S6 Episode 9: Changing Cricket Culture

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"Culture" is a modern term but the idea has a long history. With team cultures high in the mind of the podcasters, Mark Garaway and Sam Lavery tell David Hinchliffe all about the importance of a good culture, and how to build and maintain winning ways with a good environment. This applies all the way from the pros to the kids.

There are also readers questions, as always. The topics on the line are bowling spin in the middle overs of limited over cricket and the role of pace compared to fast bowling guile through swing bowling. What's more important?

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Cricket Show S6 Episode 8: Waggle That Joystick

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Mark Garaway reveals his misspent youth to Sam Lavery and David Hinchliffe on the premier cricket coaching podcast. It's all about hitting AB on that old school console controller!

There's also plenty of cricket coaching chat. The show begins with a discussion on "Action Types" and how they can help cricketers. We cover the basics, and to find out more, go to the action types site here.

Then there are questions on batting in 1.5 day cricket (4 sessions) and how to clear the ropes when your shots fall 10 feet short.

As always, the team would be delighted for you to listen and send in your feedback.

Cricket Show S6 Episode 7: Watch the Ball?

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Sam Lavery, David Hinchliffe and Mark Garaway get stuck into some cricket coaching chat with a discussion on coaching and playing lessons from the World Cup. I don't think it's much of a spoiler to reveal the chat revolves around the Irish.

The questions this week are on watching the ball and bowling an inswinger. The question of watching the ball seems obvious when you bat, but is it? They are a couple of crackers so tune in to get some fresh ideas.

Plus, Garas comes close to revealing his run secret after we go through the guesses including;

Cricket Show S6 Episode 6: Cheeky Run Competition

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Mark Garaway and Sam Lavery join David Hinchliffe as the panel talk cricket coaching and playing. Adn there is great mystery in the show as Garas refuses to reveal his top secret tactic for running between the wickets.

If you can guess what it is, tweet or email (see below) and win a prize!

Mark Garaway wonders how important an inspiring speech is for a cricket team. Garas talks about it on the show and writes about it here. And the team is delighted to get some feedback from Emily, a young bowler who struggles to recover when she bowls poorly. It's a unisex problem, but it's rare to get a question or comment from female players or coaches. Please send more!

Cricket Show S6 Episode 5: Fielding In The Box

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David Hinchliffe chats to coaches Mark Garaway and Sam Lavery. The cricket topics start with a discussion about the difference between skill, and skill under pressure. Listen in for the team's solutions.

Then the show moves on to field settings for Twenty20 leg spin bowlers. Both Garas and Lavers came up with the same field.

You can view it here.

Cricket Show S6 Episode 4: Talent vs. Hard Work

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Mark Garaway, Sam Lavery and David Hinchliffe are back together to discuss the world of coaching and playing better cricket.

In the show, there is plenty to discuss including thoughts about how to program power hitting if you want to clear the ropes,and the team's position on the debate between genetic talent and hard work. If you want to know what's better, listen to the show.

Cricket Show S6 Episode 3: First Class Fielding

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Mark Garaway talks with Sam Lavery and David Hinchliffe about his new online coaching course, and the reasons behind why he flet it was important to bring out now.

The team also get stuck into discussing the role of the hips in spin bowling and the common mistake spinners make about thinking it's al about fingers and wrists. Plus there is a primer on drift and dip in spin bowling.

Cricket Show S6 Episode 2: How To Stretch Your Finger

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Mark Garaway, Sam Lavery and David Hinchliffe chat about cricket in the show. The agenda includes David's selection issues and how to balance the priorities of results, development and enjoyment.

There is also a discussion on preventing finger pain in spinners when you need to bowl, and we answer a question about technical perfection. As usual, it's Garas who comes up with the golden point. If you want to hear it, listen in.

Cricket Show S6 Episode 1: Warming Up

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The #1 cricket coaching podcast starts 2015, and it's off to a flyer. The team of Mark Garaway, Sam Lavery and David Hinchliffe talk about warming up for cricket, and how it's changed over the years. It's not about a quick knock up on the outfield any more.

But if you do want to knock up, maybe it can help with your concentration skills as we advise a listener on more details about this article on bat tapping and focus.

Then the discussion moves on the field settings, and in particular the role of short leg when the leg spinner is on. Is there a use for it at your level?

Download and listen to enjoy the 30 minutes of cricket chat from some great coaches.

Cricket Show S5 Episode 48: Season Finalé

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It's the last show in the season before the team's Christmas break. Garas is out with an injury but Sam Lavery and David Hinchliffe discuss influences in 2014 from cricketers through Johnny Wilkinson to American comedians.

Plus, there are questions answered on 25 yard deliveries, and developing SAQ style training for fast bowlers. It's a perfect Christmas gift from us to you. See you in 2015!

Cricket Show S5 Episode 47: There's Nothing Wrong with a Short One

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As Mark Garaway often tells David Hinchliffe and Sam Lavery, there's nothing wrong with a short one. And that's exactly what's happening with the show this week.

Cricket Show S5 Episode 46: Sixty Three Not Out

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Mark Garaway and David Hinchliffe are moved to speak about their feeling over death of Philip Hughes and the incredible outpouring of tributes in recent days. The cricket community have rallied around in a tragic time.

The world also keeps turning and so there are also discussions on cricket coaching and playing for the main part of the show. There is feedback about how to train to score a hundred, and questions about how to cut out looseners as a bowler, and how to be more consistent as a young player.

Download the show to listen in to 30 minutes of cricket audio on you phone, tablet or laptop.

Cricket Show S5 Episode 45: Cutting and Pasting Bowling Actions

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In half an hour of audio cricket chat, the team cover a range of topics and questions. First up is the influence of the IPL on the wider cricket world, especially in the light of news that English cricket has seen a drop in participation.

Then Mark Garaway, Sam Lavery and David Hinchliffe go into specifics about bowling fast and reducing injury. Following a question, Lavers and Garas analyse the techniques of Tino Best and Keemar Roach and discuss how much you can emulate, copy and paste.

Finally there is a discussion on the power, and tyranny of thinking positive. Can just thinking about being good make you good?

Find out on the show.

Cricket Show S5 Episode 44: When to Bowl Variations

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The headlines are often grabbed by bowler's with great variations, yet it's easy to get confused about when to best use the variations you have, be they bouncer, yorker, arm ball or googly. Mark Garaway, Sam Lavery and David Hinchliffe discuss the details of this on the show.

Plus, there are discussions on "playing blind", dealing with recurring injury and if there is an off position on the genius switch.

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Cricket Show S5 Episode 43: From Playing to Coaching

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How can a player transition into being a good coach? With the appointments of Collingwood and Ramprakash to high profile roles, and some criticism floating around, the team discuss if you need to be a world-class player to coach at world-class levels. Or a good player to coach at good levels.

David Hinchliffe, Sam Lavery and Mark Garaway go on to look at cricket bats, and in particular how you deal with a bat that is not right for you. Plus we discuss the term "skidding the ball" and try to interpret exactly what it is, and how to use it to your advantage.

Your thoughts on the topic are welcome.

Cricket Show S5 Episode 42: Negotiating Technique

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Technique is ever popular, and so when Ed Smith wrote about batting technique this week the team of Mark Garaway, David Hinchliffe and Sam Lavery pounced on his words and discussed what it means to achieve technical perfection as an imperfect human.

The "tekkers" theme continues throughout the show too. Listener Daire has got back to us with some questions about his action and gave us some video footage. We discuss the 4 Tent Pegs principle. Thanks to the power of the show notes we have also got some stills to illustrate the points made in the show below.

Let us know what you think too.

Finally, we discover the best technique for reverse swing, and it's not what you might think! Download the show to find out what it is.

Cricket Show S5 Episode 41: Bowl, Eat, Drink, Sleep, Bowl

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Feats of amazing athletic fielding are in the mind of the team this week. Mark Garaway and David Hinchliffe discuss exactly how to throw down the stumps in spectacular fashion like Matthew Wade did.

There is also a discussion on the question of coming back for a second spell, or bowling two days in a row. There is plenty of advice, and foam rolling is mentioned. Plus Garas is throw a dog-eared old ball and asked to get some wickets. How will he do it?

Listen to the show to find out!

Cricket Show S5 Episode 40: A Pile of Old Curtains

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You want some creative drillology? Mark Garaway joins David Hinchliffe and Sam Lavery to talk about power hitting with some curtains. As if that wasn't enough we also get some basketballs in on the action.

It's all in the 30 minute show that also contains tips for bowlers on how to deal with twinkle toes batters, and a detailed discussion on bullying in cricket. We discover what it really is, how to handle it as a player and how to deal with it as a coach.

Download, listen and enjoy.

Cricket Show S5 Episode 39: Conquering the Nervous Nineties

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If you are reading this, and listening to the show, the chances are that you would like a job in cricket. As host Sam Lavery is in charge of the PitchVision cricket jobs board, he joins David Hinchliffe to chat about job hunt tips, finding a role and jobs in your facebook feed.

Plus, it's not all career advice. There is plenty of cricket, including a batsman with the nice problem of getting out in the 90s, and what to do when everyone is telling you that you are not playing well.

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Cricket Show S5 Episode 38: Adapting Your Line and Length

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Some people say line and length is simple and all stattos should put away the measuring stick. What do the team of Sam Lavery, Mark Garaway and David Hinchliffe think though?

You can find out by downloading this show. Alongside this question we also examine the idea of a "natural" line and length, and deal with a frustrated leg spinner who can't get a bowl even though he is awesome!

Have a listen and give your feedback!

Cricket Show S5 Episode 37: Playing Up and Out of Your Skin

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The team of David Hinchliffe, Mark Garaway and Sam Lavery tackle the sticky topic of "self help". The category doesn't sit well with tough cricketers and hard nosed coaches, but is there something we can take from all those books? Find out on the show.

Plus, there is the usual mailbag with questions on running between the wickets, blindfolds and stepping up a level as a young bowler in adult cricket. Can we help this young player play up and out of his skin?

There is something for everyone who plays and coaches cricket in the show.

Have a listen and give your feedback!

Cricket Show S5 Episode 36: Live from Millfield

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It's a rare "IRL" meet up for David Hinchliffe and Mark Garaway as the pair go head to head over the table at Millfield school. Sam Lavery dials in over Skype to make up the dream team.

Cricket Show S5 Episode 35: Indian Bullseye

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Mark Garaway is on a campaign for mixing up formats at club and school level. More two day games is his mantra, so David Hinchliffe and Sam Lavery grill the Director of Coaching at Millfield School about his ideas.

The team also help a player who is threatened with being dropped because of his slingly bowling action. Seems unfair? We give him a solution that will keep everyone happy. Plus, we help a guy with a deadline come back from injury before his season starts. The pressure is on to be ready, but can it be done in time?

Listen now!

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