Everything Wrong With Cricket Training – Bowling

Are bowlers only invited to cricket training so they can give practise to batsmen?

It appears to be the case. There is an almost unspoken understanding that bowlers are to be seen and not heard.

“Look mate, just rock up on time, run in for 2 hours, and don’t send one down the leg-side because the top order needs to find some form.”

Bowling is arguably more technical than batting, but rarely do you see a coach take someone from the nets to work on their run up, gather, release or follow-through. Continue reading “Everything Wrong With Cricket Training – Bowling”

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Everything Wrong With Cricket Training

The words ‘cricket is a funny game’ will be uttered with hilarity and despair across summer parks and fields every Saturday. At the elite level, the game can take five days without deciding a winner. Yet, it’s at the local level that you find its most comical moments. Whether it be a partner giving you a call of ‘Yes, No… Sorry’, toiling away all afternoon for the reward of dropped catches, overthrows and dodgy decisions or the opposition’s volunteer burning the sausage rolls at afternoon tea… cricket makes us laugh and cry. Continue reading “Everything Wrong With Cricket Training”

Cricket Coaching – Session Plan #3

This cricket coaching session plan has been designed as a template for coaches to follow with their teams during training. The activities and drills can be tailored to all ages and abilities.  Continue reading “Cricket Coaching – Session Plan #3”

Why Nothing Is Compulsory in Amateur Sport

Preseason retreats, post-match recoveries, and social functions are all common events where the local club coach will demand that it’s ‘compulsory’ for players to attend.

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