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Cricket Show S5 Episode 28: Low Tech Nicknames

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Are you born to cricket captaincy or can you learn the skills? Mark Garaway, David Hinchliffe and Sam Lavery team up again to discuss the issue and give some practical advice. Then, the team answer some listener questions about losing sleep due to off spin technical issues (literally) and low tech ways to monitor performance. Show More Summary

A hole in England’s bucket – parts 1 & 2

A low ebb can typically be found in any city in the world at 3am on a Saturday morning. It’s someone lying in their own sick, urine and faeces. The night started with such high hopes. In cricket, a low ebb is when you get the exact pitch you have ordered for a Test, you […]

Coach Mental Toughness with the 7C Approach (Part 2)

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Last week we looked at mental toughness for cricket and discussed the first 3 C's: Competitiveness, confidence and control Now let's complete the set. 4 and 5. Committed and Consistent It goes without saying that the most mentally tough athletes are committed. Show More Summary

Quick Tip: Swing Bowling Drill

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It's hard to work on swing bowling with a batsman in the way, so if you want to work on the techniques of swing, take away the batter and try this drill. Set up a pitch with 2 extra sets of stumps like so: The aim is to swing the ball through the "gates". Show More Summary

Here's a Simple Batting Tip to Unclutter Your Mind with Distributed Cognition

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Don't you hate it when you can't stop thinking about how you got out? You sit on the side of the pitch filled with regret and frustration. Sometimes this feeling lasts for days. You kick yourself, you dwell on what you could have done differently. Show More Summary

Field Settings: Hook, Line and Sinker

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Hook, line and sinker: literally. Using a "leg theory" approach, and the English desire to win by hooking, Dhoni won the 2nd Test against England. Could it work for you too? I'm going to say yes. In certain situations, you can use a similar tactic. Show More Summary

A B-Movie At Lord's

If you are a certain kind of film fan, you are likely to think highly of the film scene in which our hero is left with one pistol, one last bullet, a razor blade and two mathematically literate bad guys with evil grins, well oiled guns and a bullet glut. Show More Summary

LOL is Ishant Sharma’s middle name: The Ishant Sharma story

“LOL is Ishant Sharma’s middle name.” Bangalore, 2007. India have made 626. Pakistan are 96 overs into their innings and every batsman has made a double-figure score. There have already been three hundreds and a double-hundred. A teen, more like a young boy, with more hair than any human needs and an extremely prominent Adam’s […]

Cricket Show 270: Competition Winner

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This week's winner of the Cricket Show podcast question competition is Cameron. He wins a free coaching course from PitchVision Academy. The winning question was: I am a 13 year old leg spinner who doesn't spin the ball when bowling at a faster pace than usual. Show More Summary

Good Enough for Dhoni: 4 More Village Tactics to Try

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In the 2nd Test against England, Dhoni stood back to the spinner. It's a tactic regularly employed in lower standard games where the keeper doesn't have the confidence to stand up. In short, it's village cricket. But there was a method in the madness. Jadeja was firing his left arm spin into the rough to try and catch an edge. Show More Summary

Bhuvi from the badlands

England had one last chance to win at Trent Bridge. India were 220 in front, seven wickets down, with still more than 40 overs left in the day. The new ball was 13 deliveries old and had just claimed Ravindra Jadeja. The match had stumbled on it’s way to a draw and England knew this […]


What might Hemingway made of this sort of sunny conflict?

the green monster

There was a sense of fear in some Indian fans on the opening day at Lord’s. Green pitch fear. Terror of the lush grass. One told his friend that India would be bowled out by lunch. Another said that only Cheteshwar Pujara could survive such a wicket, the rest were front runners or hopeless. They […]

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