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The Cricket Shot I Hate Most... And How to Play It!

I don't have many 'pet-hates' but remarkably my biggest one concerns a cricket shot that gets warm applause when executed well

I hate this shot with a passion!

What is it? Read on.

The "Don Bradman" Drill for Modern Cricket

If it’s good enough for Don Bradman...

My Grandad was a fantastic club cricketer. He opened the batting for Broadway CC and kept wicket to a high standard week in and week out.

The tales of his leg side stumpings were legendary.

Tom's Short Ball Journey

One of the biggest perks of the job as a cricket coach is to see a young batter take on a challenge.

A Cricket Sweep Shot Drill From Hockey

The last week of November is one of my favourite weeks in the year. I get the opportunity to assess 16 ECB level IV Candidates undertaking their nerve wracking assessment alongside successful cricket coaches and eminent sports scientists.

Cut Through Cricket Pea Soup with Intention Based Games

Last week, we used constraints based practice to develop batting skills. It’s one of the tactics that I have used in a back foot phase.

Off Side Back Foot Batting Practice

It’s really cold outside so we are confined to the cricket bubble for the winter. We have reached the stage of the batting programme where we are developing our back foot options vs pace.

Use These Examples to Prove "It's the Way That I Play" Wrong

“It’s the way I play!”

The Sachin Tendulkar Batting Drill: Divots

Here comes the most ultimate name drop of all time!

The Technical Session Mix to Brighten your Coaching Day

Every Friday, I head down to Millfield Prep School and work as an assistant coach for a good friend of mine, Head of Cricket Dave Beal. Dave played 1st Class cricket for Somerset and since then has helped developed countless 1st class cricketers in his time at Millfield.

Three Drills to Score Runs Like Steve Smith

I read a fantastic question this week that challenged a conventional coaching view I heard the whole of my career but never had the "kahunas" to question my coaches!

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