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Use String Theory to Improve Your Batting

Nets can be improved with a few bits of string.

 

Head of Cricket Performance at PGS, Sam Lavery, talks us through how he stops batsmen thinking about shots, and starts them thinking about scoring runs.

And we get to see his new nets in this video

Answer These Five Questions When the Cricket Season Ends to Turbo Boost Your Next Season

The end of the cricket season is the perfect time to reflect.

Improve Your Bowling by Working on One Wicket at a Time

Nobody can ride two horses at once.

That’s an old cowboy saying, and it’s equally true when it comes to your cricket. It means to get good at something, you need to focus on that one thing.

How to Fix Falling Away in Fast Bowling

Falling away - or lateral flexion - is a common issue with fast bowlers.

Most coaches and players can spot the issue easily. But can (and should) you fix it?

Become a Talented Cricketer with Three Step Resilience

You don’t get to be a talented cricketer unless you have resilience.

Good Cricket is Your Choice

Want to be a cricketer? You have the choice.

Improve Your Cricket with Pressure Training

When you hit nets you often feel no pressure. When you bat in a game you feel all the pressure.

40 Ways to Bat at Nets Instead of Just Hitting Balls. Now You Have No Excuse.

One of the worst things I can hear at cricket training is the dreaded phrase "I just want to hit balls".

Why is this so bad?

Setting Up Group Practice for Cricket

Sam Lavery talks us through some ways to keep nets running when you have a big group of players to keep busy and develop skills.

How to Teach Beginner Cricketers to Play Straight

Picture the scene, you are coaching a group of keen 9-11 year old players.

You tell a 10 year old to drive, and you ask him to demonstrate the shot. He shadows it perfectly. Excellent.

You do some drills with a tennis ball and, with a little effort, he hits it back straight. Now we are talking!

You finish the session with a soft ball game: He swipes at the first half volley and tries to put it over square leg.

Sigh.

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