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Graphic: What Age Can You Learn New Cricket Skills?

20 hours agoSports / Cricket : Harrowdrive

Here's a simple graphic that shows you the recommended age to teach or learn batting skills. It's a question we are often asked to consider here at PitchVision Academy, so here is your answer. Now, bear in mind that young players develop at different speeds, so these are guidelines rather than fixed points. Show More Summary

Why You're Not a Cricketer

2 days agoSports / Cricket : Harrowdrive

Does this story ring true with you? When I was a boy, I wanted nothing more than to play cricket full time. I would go to sleep dreaming of playing for England and winning the Ashes (with the occasional foray into scoring the winning goal in the FA Cup Final). Show More Summary

Cricket Show 294: Competition Winner

2 days agoSports / Cricket : Harrowdrive

This week's winner of the Cricket Show podcast question competition is Bibhuti. He wins a free coaching course from PitchVision Academy. The winning question was, "What do you mean by drift and dip the ball?" Listen to the panels answer to his question here. To enter your own question for the chance to win your choice of online coaching course, send your questions in here.

PV/VIDEO Weekly Highlights: Very Appealing

5 days agoSports / Cricket : Harrowdrive

Welcome to the PV/VIDEO Digest, your highlights summary of the weeks best videos from PitchVision Interactive You can share these videos by email or onto facebook, and post your comments right here: From serious analysis to Friday fun. Show More Summary

Cricket Show S6 Episode 3: First Class Fielding

6 days agoSports / Cricket : Harrowdrive

Mark Garaway talks with Sam Lavery and David Hinchliffe about his new online coaching course, and the reasons behind why he flet it was important to bring out now. The team also get stuck into discussing the role of the hips in spin bowling and the common mistake spinners make about thinking it's al about fingers and wrists. Show More Summary

EXCLUSIVE: First Class Fielding Course from Mark Garaway out Now, Buy Today on Pitchvision Academy

6 days agoSports / Cricket : Harrowdrive

PitchVision Academy is delighted to announce that Mark Garaway's online coaching courses First Class Fielding is out now, exclusively on PitchVision Academy. As you know, a few weeks ago we announced the ex-England Analyst and current Director of Coaching at Millfield School was revealing his methods in his first ever online coaching course. Show More Summary

Combine Fielding Technique with Fun to Take Home Trophies

6 days agoSports / Cricket : Harrowdrive

When I watch coaches take fielding sessions I see excellent activity, movement and enjoyment. Yet I would like to see this backed up by some coaching work. It's great to see youngsters enjoying fielding drills. Fielding is a hugely important part of the game and we do it for the longest time within each game of cricket. Show More Summary

Technical Jargon Busting: Kinetic Chain

What is the kinetic chain, and what has it got to do with cricket? In the coaching world, we often talk about the kinetic chain. It's a good shorthand term for a something that can get complex, especially when we discuss how to improve your bowling action. Show More Summary

Cricket Show 293: Competition Winner

This week's winner of the Cricket Show podcast question competition is Yashowardhan. He wins a free coaching course from PitchVision Academy. The winning question was, "How can I stretch my index finger? I get finger pain the day after...Show More Summary

Make This Simple Change to Improve Slip Catching Drills

This video is a free sample of the online coaching course - First Class Fielding - from Mark Garaway In this final preview video, Mark Garaway gets real about slip catching. In this video about slip catches from the seamers, Garas shows...Show More Summary

AB de Villiers: Maestro

"This is completely unfair!" exclaimed Shaun Pollock in the commentary box. Abraham Benjamin de Villiers had just directed a yorker on off stump past short third man to the boundary. Alongside Pollock was the eagle-eyed Ian Bishop. He was at a loss for words. Show More Summary

PV/VIDEO Weekly Highlights: Sweeping for Success

Welcome to the PV/VIDEO Digest, your highlights summary of the weeks best videos from PitchVision Interactive You can share these videos by email or onto facebook, and post your comments right here: From serious analysis to Friday fun. Show More Summary

Cricket Show S6 Episode 2: How To Stretch Your Finger

Mark Garaway, Sam Lavery and David Hinchliffe chat about cricket in the show. The agenda includes David's selection issues and how to balance the priorities of results, development and enjoyment. There is also a discussion on preventing finger pain in spinners when you need to bowl, and we answer a question about technical perfection. Show More Summary

Caught Short

Short of brains, short of technique, short of breath and short of the mark. Four run outs in a row does not make for happy viewing and while no one should be looking for a panic button to press it did feel a little like some Black Caps players had been reading too many glowing reports.

in the land of big bash

“Rock solid. Sideways drift. Whip. Flip.” This is what an excitable man with a microphone is screaming as I walk into the Docklands stadium. It’s a Melbourne Renegades home game against their cross-town rivals Melbourne Stars, a 45-minute walk away. The roof is closed, but the announcer is trying to raise it. The crowd cheer. […]

Use "Punch Yourself in the Head Moments" to Become a Better Coach

Have you ever had one of those "punch yourself in the head" moments? I do. A moment like this comes when someone explains something so clearly that it completely blows your present way of thinking out of the water. Steffan Jones delivered an excellent session at Millfield School last week on fast bowling. Show More Summary

It's Time for Proper Eight a Side Cricket

2 weeks agoSports / Cricket : Harrowdrive

Cricket. It's an epic battle, "played between two sides, each of eleven players" as the Laws state clearly. That needs to change. It's time to consider that cricket can - even should - be played by fewer than the magic eleven. It's mostly tradition that keeps us there anyway. Show More Summary

India and England in Australia Tri-Series, 2015 Live Streaming Online

India and England Australia Tri Series 2015 Live Stream Online India Vs Australia England Live Streaming tri series 2015 In the build up to the 2015 Cricket World Cup scheduled to be held in Australia and New Zealand from 14th February to March 28th, Australia, India an England will be taking part in a small […]

Setting the Field: Theory and Practice

2 weeks agoSports / Cricket : Harrowdrive

From orthodox to funky; being a better captain and bowler means mastering the art of setting the field in your cricket matches. Chances are you know fields that suit certain bowlers and match situations. There is much more to it that that though. Show More Summary

Learning Is a Skill, so Teach It

2 weeks agoSports / Cricket : Harrowdrive

Sam Lavery is Cricket Professional at Portsmouth Grammar School, Director of Cricket for Burridge CC and Head of PitchVision Jobs. How much do you help learners to be adaptable? In the modern game, a key part of cricket is the ability to have a range of skills to fit to any situation. Show More Summary

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