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Cricket Show S7 Episode 5: Who is David Mongoose?

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Mark Garaway chats with Sam Lavery and David Hinchliffe about cricket. This show focuses on the MCC trials of sin bins and red cards. Can it work in cricket like it has in other sports?

Then, the mailbag is opened to two questions from listeners. One is about the coach-captain relationship and the other covers the increasing use of a braced front leg while batting. Is it the new normal?

Cricket Show S7 Episode 4: The New Batting Manual

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Sam Lavery, David Hinchliffe and Mark Garaway hit the controversy button on the show. The topics include "mankading", bowling left and right handed in the same over and what goes into the "batting manual" now methods are many are similarities are few.

Plus, the usual couple of questions get a good delve.

Cricket Show S7 Episode 3: Unrealistic Practice

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David Hinchliffe, Mark Garaway and Sam Lavery talk cricket coaching and playing. The shows topics this time include "unrealistic" drills that have huge gains. There are drill for both playing spin and playing seam bowling.

Then, questions are sent in and answered in detail.

One is from a left handed batsman who has an issue with closing the face and playing into the leg side. The second question is from an opener who is batting in the middle order and struggling to change his game. The team get stuck in an give a few answers that can be tried.

Listen in for the details.

Cricket Show S7 Episode 2: George Bailey's Stance

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Mark Garaway, Sam Lavery and David Hinchliffe get round the table to talk cricket for another amazing half hour. If you ever wondered about shoulders while batting, this is the show for you!

 

Cricket Show Series 7 Episode 1: The Extra Half Inch Counts

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It's the return of the finest cricket coaching podcast ever made! Mark Garaway, Sam Lavery and David Hinchliffe put their heads together for another half hour of audio coaching.

Cricket Show S6 Episode 50: End of Year Extravaganza!

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Sam Lavery, Mark Garaway and David Hinchliffe wrap up the series with more cricket chat. The show includes a quick review of the year from a coaching perspective before getting into some more technical troubleshooting.

There is a tactical discussion around what to bowl when and we help a young fast bowler find out more about "chest drive" Listen to the last show for the answers.

Cricket Show S6 Episode 49: Gary Kirsten's Face

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Mark Garaway and David Hinchliffe talk about Gary Kirsten's recent visit to Millfield school, and why his face is so important to good coaching. Yes, really.

Plus, there are reader's questions on bowling. This week the queries are about hitting the seam and bowling with a splayed front foot. It's another half hour of cricket audio for every badger.

Cricket Show S6 Episode 48: Back to Basics

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David Hinchliffe is joined by Sam Lavery and Mark Garaway to discuss breaks; when to have them, why you need them and how to manage them to get the best from them.

Then, listeners questions are asked about grips and helping a young batsman expand his game to be more assertive while maintaining good technique. Excellent questions both.

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Cricket Show S6 Episode 47: The Bubble Bursts

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Sam Lavery, Mark Garaway and David Hinchliffe are back to talk about the problem of dealing with unexpected problems. With the Millfield "bubble" out of action, there are some creative solutions coming from all sides.

Cricket Show S6 Episode 46: Williamson vs. Taylor

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Mark Garaway, Sam Lavery and David Hinchliffe discuss the differences between Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor, and how that can help you improve your batting.

There is also cricket chat on becoming an overnight success compared to slow, painful progress and ways to get more drift as a spinner.

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Cricket Show S6 Episode 45: Goodbye Mitch

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Mark Garaway, Sam Lavery and David Hinchliffe offer up a tribute to Mitchell Johnson, and some lessons from his career that young bowlers can take to heart if they want to bowl faster.

Then, attention turns to questions of keeping fit when you can't be bothered with the gym, and some innovative ideas for wicketkeepers to get an advantage. There is more audio cricket goodness than you can handle!

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Cricket Show S6 Episode 44: More Pzazz!

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There is plenty of razzle-dazzle on the show as Sam Lavery, David Hinchliffe and Mark Garaway talk about making a strength into a super strength. How do you do it, what do you need to avoid and how do you make it fun?

Then the team look at questions around batting like AB de Villiers when your coach want's you to do something else and should a bowler change his action? There's plenty of pzazz!

Cricket Show S6 Episode 43: Forget the Chimp

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Building relationships with other players can be tough. But it's a vital part of being in a team or coaching players, so the team of Sam Lavery, Mark Garaway and David Hinchliffe talk about how to handle different situations,including the dreaded "chimp brain".

Plus there are questions answered on how to lose weight for cricket, and setting the field for a podcast favourite; leg spinners. Tune in to get the lowdown (if indeed you tune these days).

Cricket Show S6 Episode 42: Chunking Your Year

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There are many ways to improve your cricket and train others. There are different phases to the crickteting year. On the show, the team discuss how these two elements fit together. Mark Garaway, David Hinchliffe and Sam Lavery talk about when to use sidearms, drills, bowling machines and plenty more.

There are also listener's questions on how to bat against "dry" bowling outside off stump and dealing with the difference in bounce between indoor nets and outdoor games. Get your cricket coaching fix right now by listening in.

Cricket Show S6 Episode 41: Lessons from the Legends

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Gooch, Shewag and Zaheer all get a mention on the show as the team discuss lessons from the legends (two of whom have retired this week). Mark Garaway, David Hinchliffe and Sam Lavery continue the discussion into listener's questions. The show features two questions; one from a spinner who wants to bowl faster and another from a tape ball player who wants to make the move into hard ball cricket.

Plus, there is the usual chance to win the prize of online coaching, a 60 second burst of coaching from Sam Lavery and three questions that can only be answered "yes" or "no". It's packed from start to finish and not to be missed. Download it now.

Cricket Show S6 Episode 40: The Edge of Awkwardness

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Spinners are always high on the agenda for the coaching team of Mark Garaway, Sam Lavery and David Hinchliffe. On the show, the developing spinner gets a good discussion as the guys examine the very special needs of a young player who can keep the art of spin alive in a world of fast bowlers and six hitters. How do you keep those spinners motivated? You'll have to listen to find out.

Cricket Show S6 Episode 39: Moving the Fielders

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Mark Garaway, Sam Lavery and David Hinchliffe talk cricket coaching, specifically the latest change to the Laws of cricket that allow fielders to move before the ball has been played. What tactical and skill changes will this bring?

Cricket Show S6 Episode 38: Bowl as Fast as Muhammad Amir

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David Hinchliffe is joined by Sam Lavery and Mark Garaway. The team talk about the pace of a young Mohammad Amir and if it's possible for anyone to bowl with wheels at a young age.

There are also ways to deal with cricketing frustrations and a summary of how to appoach in season fitness training if you are going ot nets five days a week.

Cricket Show S6 Episode 37: A Good Environment

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Mark Garaway, Sam Lavery and David Hinchliffe are back together to talk cricket. This week the team have two examples of a successful team culture. Garas talks about the best team he ever worked with, and Lavers reflects on a cup win.

Cricket Show S6 Episode 36: Arm Speed for Spinners

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Mark Garaway and David Hinchliffe talk about playing and coaching cricket from beginners to world-class levels, with everything between.

In this special shorter show, there is a listener's question that gets a detailed discussion and analysis. This time there is discussion on the importance of arm speed on getting spin on the ball. A great one for all you spinners.

Listen in, subscribe and enjoy!

Cricket Show S6 Episode 35: Cricket or Boxing?

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Mark Garaway and David Hinchliffe talk about playing and coaching cricket from beginners to world-class levels, with everything between.

In this special shorter show, there is a listener's question that gets a detailed discussion and analysis. This time there is a dilemma from a player who might have fallen out of love with the game, but doesn't know how to break it to his cricket-loving father.

Cricket Show S6 Episode 34: A Lone Sheep

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There is a special guest appearance on the show with Mark Garaway, Sam Lavery and David Hinchliffe joined by an indifferent sheep. Somewhere along the line, the talk turns to cricket topics too.

The show starts with some follow up thoughts on a recent article debating the importance of data analysis in cricket coaching. Is it all taking us away from the joy of the game, or is there merit in the numbers?

Plus there are the usual listener's questions - with a prize on offer - about high knees in a fast bowler, and what happens when you bowl so many googlies you lose your leg break.

Listen in to enjoy and learn.

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.