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How to Practice Indoors to be Ready for for Outdoor Cricket (It's Easier Than You Think)

One of the biggest problems in cricket practice is moving from indoor surfaces in winter to spring and summer outdoor pitches.

Use the "Just in Time" Trick to be a Focused, Confident and Disciplined Cricketer

Have you ever wondered how you can turn a slump in form into feeling on top of the world in one ball?

Which is Best: Nets or One to One Training?

If you have cricket training options, which is best?

Cricket Show S9 Episode 10: Spinner Variations

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Mark Garaway, Sam Lavery and David Hinchliffe discuss cricket coaching and playing. The team ask "what is the job of a cricket coach" and talk abou how many variations a spinner should bowl.

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50 Catches Drill and Analysis

The days are getting longer, the grass is growing and the groundstaff are rolling the square.

The Myth of Bowling Accuracy

How accurate is accurate?

We all know the stories. The opposition bowler who bowls perfect line and length all day and doesn't give you a thing. The long retired former player who is spoken about in hushed tones because he only bowled one half volley in 17 summers.

We know these are myths, but we like to believe them, especially our team has collapsed, or we bowl badly. We jealousy assume there is nothing we could do. We don't have the bowlers/the batsmen didn't have a chance.

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?

Cricket Show S9 Episode 9: What's the Plan?

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Mark Garaway, Sam Lavery and David Hinchliffe chat about planning for the cricket season (or off season) and integrating a weaker player into a strong playing setup at club level.

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Crash Mat Spin Bowling

As you may be aware, I love working with Spinners, especially leg-spinners. I’m lucky to be able to work with a few Leggie’s which includes 14 year old Michael.

9 Questions That Will Reveal and Improve Your Cricket Toughness

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Good cricketers are tough in all situations.

You might be on top and in control, or fighting to get out of a jam. The context might change but your ability to fight out stays the same.

Some people are naturals at this mental game: they need no training to stay confident, focused and self-aware. Aside from these genetic freaks, the rest of us need a little more work. Work that no amount of time getting throwdowns or bowling at PitchVision can ever give. Work that happens in your head.

Want the good news?

This work gets real, tangible results in runs and wickets. You don't even need to be at nets, or have anyone to train with. You just need you, and your mind, and some time to think.