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Ian Pont is a coach who knows his fast bowling forwards and backwards. If you want to learn to bowl faster, then Ian is the man to turn to. This week he gives his insight in an exclusive video for us.

Plus Mark Garaway gives us a personal story, we look at Twenty20 run out methods and discuss how Mumbai Indians are so good in the last over.

Have a great weekend,

David Hinchliffe

How to Bowl Faster: Ian Pont's 4 Tent Pegs


The core of bowling speed is in your action; get it right and you can bowl much faster. Your action is made up of 4 fundamental points, dubbed the 4 Tent Pegs by Ian Pont.

Ian has coached players from youngers up to full Internationals and has a track record of success. In this video he reveals the secrets of the 4 Tent Pegs and shows you how you can use them to become a fast bowling cricketer.

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Get More Run Outs with This Modern Method

This short video discusses the benefits of the modern method of taking outfield throws from in front of the stumps.

Is it always a good idea? Watch the video to find out from a real life run out experience.

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Cricket Show 184: Coaching in India with Cricket India Academy

It's a one week change of direction for the show as we allow Martin Gleeson of Cricket India Academy to take over.

Martin has been on the road across India and has found the time to interview a former-Chairman of Selectors for India, some local Indian coaches, and coach educators from Cricket Australia.

Click on play to get all three interviews in one half hour audio package.


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How to Win In the Last Over Like Mumbai Indians

In the 2012 IPL, Mumbai seemed to be the last over winning specialists, winning 3 from 3 close finishes.

How did they do it?

You could argue it's all about luck, but it's funny how the harder you work, the luckier you get.

No, the real difference with Mumbai is the sheer refusal to give up of the players involved.

Take the story of Dwayne Smith against Chennai.

Listen to Your Body: Not Everybody

One of the world's most brilliant coaches said to me the other day that "Great players listen to their body, not everybody" and the quote got me thinking through my career to date as both a player and a coach.


About PitchVision Academy

Welcome to this week's guide to playing and coaching better cricket.

I'm David Hinchliffe and I'm Director of the PitchVision Academy team. With this newsletter you are benefitting directly from over 25 Academy coaches. Our skills include international runs and wickets, first-class coaching, cutting-edge research and real-life playing experience.



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