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Cricket Show S6 Episode 33: Bouncebackability

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"Bouncebackability" is not a word. The ability to come back after failure is a skill you want as a cricketer or coach. David Hinchliffe discusses his own woes with Mark Garaway and Sam Lavery.

Cricket Show S6 Episode 32: When Time Runs Out

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Mark Garaway joins David Hinchliffe for half an hour of cricket coaching chat. Captaincy is discussed first, with ideas on how to produce skippers from young players as well as pick the best captain for right now. And Mike Gatting gets a mention.

Then, listeners questions include how to deal with losing focus after getting to a nice thirty and not going on, and bowling leg spin without using much of your front arm. If it works for Badree of the West Indies...

Take a listen at your leisure.

Cricket Show S6 Episode 31: Kenyan Starlet Momemtum

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With a great email from a Kenyan international cricketer, the show is even more starlet packed than ever. David Hinchliffe is joined by the evergreen stars of Mark Garaway and Sam Lavery to discuss cricket playing and coaching.

Topics on the table include how to use "momentum" to make better cricketers, the role of the back leg and hip in leg spin bowling and how to do well when you don't have access to many resources. It's all about mentality!

So have the mindset to listen for half an hour and get better forever.

Cricket Show S6 Episode 30: Pressure and Preseason

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Adding pressure to nets to make them better and more realistic is tricky but possible. On the how this week, David Hinchliffe is joined by Mark Garaway to discuss this issue.

Then Sam Lavery makes a late visit on the show to answer cricket coaching questions on off season training for batsmen and a discussion about the power of Ian Pont's theories from Ultimate Pace Secrets. Is it really as good as it claims to be?

The team have strong views that you have to hear if you want to bowl faster, or coach others to bowl faster. Listen to the show to get the lowdown, the banter and the cricket coaching tips!

Cricket Show S6 Episode 29: Working with Outliers

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Not everyone fits the mould, so on the show the team discuss players who are outliers; those who need special attention in cricket coaching.

plus Mark Garaway, Sam Lavery and David Hinchliffe also talk about "the fear", when it seems like everything is going wrong and you don't know what to do. For one listener, it was so bad he was praying the ball would never come to him!

And there is a dicussion on changing bowling action from front on to side on; when would you need to do it, why would you need to do it and, importantly, how to do it safely and effectively.

Listen in for birthday banter, #garasgold and much more!

Cricket Show S6 Episode 28: Build Your Super Strengths

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Mark Garaway, Sam Lavery and David Hinchliffe tackle cricket coaching issues. The show this week discusses the differences between removing weaknesses and building up strengths. Sometimes you can do both.

Plus there are listeners questions to examine. One player is wondering if his open stance is causing his issues outside off stump. Meanwhile someone else reminds Garas of his days at Cricket Ireland and asks about slow pitches and faster scoring.

half an hour filled with tips, tricks and banter!

Cricket Show S6 Episode 27: Tackling Team Issues

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How do you overcome team issues?

With so much focus on individuals, it's possible to forget cricket is also about how the team work together. Mark Garaway, Sam Lavery and David Hinchliffe give some tips on how to better work together to overcome batting collapses and "going quiet in the field".

Plus there are listeners questions on how to play swing bowling and how to get more consistency in your bowling.

It's a cracking week on the show!

Cricket Show S6 Episode 26: Stop, Start, Stutter

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Sam Lavery, David Hinchliffe and Mark Garaway talk coaching and playing cricket. The half hour show starts with a chat about how to make the most of a short-term camp or academy.

Cricket Show S6 Episode 25: The Shorter the Better

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Changing the attitudes, habits and culture of cricketers (or anyone in fact) is a challenge. Can it be done? Sam Lavery, David Hinchliffe and Mark Garaway discuss the topic and give a few tips in this complex and tricky area.

Then there are the questions. One covers how to teach a young learner how to bat, and the other is all about a bowler who needs too much time to get into rhythm. The team look to help both and give a prize to the best question.

Listen in for the details.

Cricket Show S6 Episode 24: Attacking Club Cricket

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With a transformation in one day batting adopted by professional teams, Mark Garaway, David Hinchliffe and Sam Lavery discuss how much your club or school team can follow. Do better pitches really make such a huge difference to scores? Get some tips in the show.

Plus, there is advice on how to take more wickets when you are having a lean season with the ball, and ways to play off the back foot when you fear getting out lbw.

Download the show and get involved.

Cricket Show S6 Episode 23: Analyse This!

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Sam Lavery, Mark Garaway and David Hinchliffe chat through some way ways to bring modern analysis to club and school cricket. With great constraints on resources, can you really get good match analysis done?

After those top tips, we talk technique. The team cover the problems of hitting the gaps when you bat, and falling away when you bowl.

It's the perfect audio way to start your cricket weekend.

Cricket Show S6 Episode 22: The Secret Coach

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Sam Lavery, Mark Garaway and David Hinchliffe discuss Gary Palmer's coaching of Alastair Cook and what it means for the ECB coaching system. Does having a "secret" coach really add up to a failure of the system?

Plus, the team talk about how to hit back of a length balls outside off stump, and dealing with the thorny issue of being a fast bowler who is wayward. It's a classic problem but the answer is all in the show.

Is there a better cricketing way to spend half an hour? No!

Cricket Show S6 Episode 21: The Limpet Leaves Us

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Shiv Chanderpaul has been dropped from the West Indies Test team. So, the PitchVision Academy team of Mark Garaway, Sam Lavery and David Hinchliffe talk about the crabby left hander's legacy on cricket technique.

Plus, there are the usual couple of cricket coaching questions. This week we talk about maintaining spin throughout a bowling spell. You can get some exercises here. Then the team talk seam bowling by explaining how you can hit the seam more and nip it about.

Listen to the show for all the cricket coaching fun.

Cricket Show S6 Episode 20: He Never Played First-Class

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It's often assumed that to be a good coach you have to have playing experience at that level. the team of David Hinchliffe, Makr Garaway and Sam Lavery discuss how important it is to be a first-class player to be a first class coach.

Plus, there are questions about improving your play outside off stump, and a a finisher who is working on the ramp shot and is having a problem. What advice will the team have for the youngster?

Listen to the show for half an hour of cricket fun.

Cricket Show S6 Episode 19: Director vs. Coach

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What's the difference between a Coach, a Director of Cricket and a Director of Coaching? In the show, David Hinchliffe, Mark Garaway and Sam Lavery discuss the topic from school to international level.

Plus, there are a couple of listener's questions answered - and a prize won - by the team. The first asks about the best way to lift up your bat, and the second is a query about bowling around the wicket. As always, it's Gara's that takes it to the next level with some more #garasgold

Listen to the show now to get all the banter and coaching advice.

Cricket Show S6 Episode 18: Sixty Eight Comeback Special

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Elvis made a comeback in the late sixties, and PitchVision Academy's very own leg spinning Elvis makes a comeback in this show, looking for some advice on making the most of his action. Mark Garaway, Sam Lavery and David Hinchliffe are happy to help.

That's not the only comeback either, as we discuss coming back after a defeat, and maintaining a comeback after a victory, alongside a very special thought-experiment question that gives an insight into the team's coaching philosophies.

Cricket Show S6 Episode 17: All About Boots

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Boots are the most underrated equipment. So, driven by a great question from a listener, Mark Garaway, Same Lavery and David Hinchliffe hit the ground running with some chat about what goes on those "plates of meat" of yours.

Plus, there is a delve into what "brand" of cricket is really about, and there is a listener who can't pull the ball in games, only in nets. Can the team help him through his troubles?

Download and listen now!

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.

Download and listen now!

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.

Listen in to find out.

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?

Listen in to find out.

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.