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Cricket Technique without Technique: How to Play the Drive

Forget getting told how to play a drive, here's how to learn it.

Bowl Faster: Brace the Front Leg

One of the most common pieces of advice from top bowling coaches is to learn to "brace the front leg". But that's a technical term, and it's not obvious to everyone what it means, or how to do it. So, here are more details about how and why you brace the front leg to bowl fast.

Why You're Getting Out LBW

LBW always seems a bit unfair. You are sure it was sliding down the leg side, but when you look up the umpire's finger is slowly raising.

Cricket Practice Tips: Dealing with the Problem of Poor Net Bowlers

Have you ever suffered from this issue: You turn up to a net, only to find the bowler or batter you are up against is not up to standard?

Sure, Jimmy is a fully paid up member of the club and he has the same right to come to practice as you. However, that doesn't change the fact that you face his 55kph bowling with every third ball in the side netting.

It's also no good for Jimmy, as when he does bowl a decent length ball you smash it. You have just wrecked the confidence of a youngster, you bully.

How do you both get a good practice instead?

Find the Best Catching Style for More Catches More Often

 

Have you ever thought about the many different ways that a person can move and position themselves ahead of taking a safe catch?

I was taught one way of high catching when I was a young player: The "Aussie" style catch with the hands reversed and the ball taken as high as possible with my hands in front of my face.

How to Get More Spin with Inhibitors and Enablers

Want to get more spin?

While a high number of revolutions is great to have, learning to direct those revolutions is a skill overlooked. In fact, to many, the direction they spin the ball is simply the direction they spin the ball. Either you've got it or you haven't.

Rubbish.

The Cricket Stack: How to Stop Worrying About Your Technique

Once you know about the cricket stack, you can relax about your technique and actually start playing well.

The Sachin Tendulkar Batting Drill: Divots

Here comes the most ultimate name drop of all time!

A Powerful Pull Shot to Break Bowler's Hearts

Ping that ball to the boundary.

How to Bowl A Consistent Length

One of the hardest problems to solve as a bowler is if your length is inconsistent. To many four balls results in a lot of head scratching at nets.