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My mother: a woman of books

My dad has featured often here. And so he should. He was the man who gave me cricket. It was him I first watched, even before my eyes could see from a distanced the boof haired goatee swing bowler shuffling into the wind. His club is where I first played. He was my first coach. […]

Cricket Show S5 Episode 47: There's Nothing Wrong with a Short One

2 months agoSports / Cricket : Harrowdrive

As Mark Garaway often tells David Hinchliffe and Sam Lavery, there's nothing wrong with a short one. And that's exactly what's happening with the show this week. Due ot a technical glitch the original show was lost, but Sam and David got back together late at night to try and reproduce the flavour of the show in the absence of Garas. Show More Summary

Mitchell Johnson Felled By Bouncer To Virat Kohli

You may have seen some variant of this headline if you are following the Test at Adelaide. Here's a blow by blow account by Jarrod Kimber. I think he's right that a lot of demons are being confronted currently. They will continue to be. Show More Summary

Hmmmmmmm...

Spin bowlers - the thinking man's athlete!

Johnson’s terrifying bouncer

Mitchell Johnson walks down to Virat Kohli. His head is leaning to one side. He’s trying to see underneath the helmet. He’s trying to see if Virat is okay. His walk is quick and worried. There is no aggression. It’s the same walk someone has after causing a traffic accident. He needs to get down […]

What Alan's Core Training Advice Taught Me About Batting Technique

2 months agoSports / Cricket : Harrowdrive

Alan Murdoch was our Strength and Conditioning Coach at Millfield school (he recently picked up a new job with Bath Rugby). He speaks my language, and I used some of his fitness advice to improve batting technique. When one of the players...Show More Summary

Clarke: Broken, but not beaten

The last meaningful thing Michael Clarke did on day one was lay face down in the dirt and push at the ground. It is a pointless stretch when your back is that bad. It did nothing. Clarke had to hobble off the field. Physically limited, emotionally drained. The rumours started early in the morning. They […]

Should You Reverse Sweep?

2 months agoSports / Cricket : Harrowdrive

The reverse sweep; it's fun to play and is a well-established shot. Yet many still think it a high-risk funky shot that should be banished from the game. So should you play the reverse sweep? I was at a coaching workshop recently where this question came up. Show More Summary

the bouncer goes on

“There it is” – Ian Healy, 10:49, 09 December, 2014. Nineteen balls. That is how long it took. There had been yorker length. Full length. Length length. Back of a length. And then nothing. The pitch map just had this unofficial line in it, the Phillip Hughes respect line. Starting at roughly 63 inches from […]

Get Creative: 5 Ways to Adapt to Poor Training Facilities

2 months agoSports / Cricket : Harrowdrive

Have you ever thought about how often life doesn't go according to plan? It certainly has occurred to Darryl Woods. Darryl is a coach who, like every one of us, has had times when training has been challenging. Things don't always go according to plan through no fault of the coach. Show More Summary

Cricket Show 289: Competition Winner

2 months agoSports / Cricket : Harrowdrive

This week's winner of the Cricket Show podcast question competition is Harshil. He wins a free coaching course from PitchVision Academy. The winning question was, "Whenever I bowl it always takes me 2 or 3 overs to find my line and length. Show More Summary

Cricket 63.0: Mitchell and the first bouncer

The moustache is a historic symbol of the villain. And a handlebar moustache? Well that is the staple of many of Australia’s finest criminals. When combined with tattoos and the threat of violence, there were times last summer when Mitchell Johnson looked more bogan underworld enforcer than professional Australian cricketer. Mitch looked like violence, and […]

PV/VIDEO Weekly Highlights: Left Arm Round

2 months 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 S5 Episode 46: Sixty Three Not Out

2 months agoSports / Cricket : Harrowdrive

Mark Garaway and David Hinchliffe are moved to speak about their feeling over death of Philip Hughes and the incredible outpouring of tributes in recent days. The cricket community have rallied around in a tragic time. The world also keeps turning and so there are also discussions on cricket coaching and playing for the main part of the show. Show More Summary

Sarfraz Ahmed Takes A Dive

Not in a bad way people! Just getting some much needed practice.

Philip Hughes

2 months agoSports / Cricket : Harrowdrive

This has been the most tragic week for the game in my cricketing lifetime. The passing of Philip Hughes has shocked and stunned both the International Cricket community and affected even those who do not consider themselves followers of the game. The outpouring of support, emotion and tribute that followed the awful news has been incredible. Show More Summary

Cricket Fielding Drills

2 months agoSports / Cricket : Harrowdrive

Here is your one-stop for cricket fielding drills. These drills are the fastest way to improve your essential cricket fielding skills. There is nowhere with a more comprehensive set of free fielding drills than here on PitchVision Academy. Below...Show More Summary

Should You Bowl at Batsmen in Nets?

2 months agoSports / Cricket : Harrowdrive

Every team has one. The staunch one. The guy who says bowlers should always bowl at batsmen in nets. It more realistic and anyway, nets are more for batsman than for bowlers. This is frustrating. You know how it goes. The batter who is timid in the middle feels like KP in the safety of the net. Show More Summary

Are You Missing A Vital Part of Playing Better Cricket by Discounting Match Analysis?

2 months agoSports / Cricket : Harrowdrive

What image do you make in your mind when you think of cricket coaching? You might be thinking of a coach working in the net with a player. Throwdowns, cones and poles, plenty of discussion and demonstration of technical pointers. This is a common sight. Show More Summary

Cricket Show 288: Competition Winner

2 months agoSports / Cricket : Harrowdrive

This week's winner of the Cricket Show podcast question competition is Wilson. He wins a free coaching course from PitchVision Academy. The winning question was, "I'm bowling my leg spin well at training but when it comes to games IShow More Summary

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