How to Select the Right Cricket Bat

Written by Ben. Posted in:Batting

Choosing the right cricket bat can have a big influence on how you play and the amount of runs you score. Sporting outlets contain a wide variety of bats of different makes, models, sizes and weights which makes the decision tough, one which you must consider thoroughly before purchasing. If you select the right bat, you have the ability to play a better game and become a better batsman. If not, your batting can suffer and struggle to improve. You must take everything into account: Model Cricket manufacturers produce bats tailoring to different player’s styles, such as Kookaburra with Australian […]

Bowling Grips For a Pace Bowler

Written by Simon. Posted in:Bowling

Seam up delivery The seam up delivery is a ball bowled when you are trying to get movement of the pitch and not through the air. It usually does not swing it usually goes with the angle or seams of the pitch. Out swinger The out swinger is a ball the moves away through the air away from a right handed batsmen or in towards a left hander. It gets a lot of wickets to a right hander through edges or from batsmen playing on. In swinger The in swinger is the most common ball used by international bowlers as […]

Cricket Basics: Bowling Deliveries

Written by Simon. Posted in:Bowling

The yorker is a ball usually bowled by a faster bowler which bounces right on the crease line on off stump. The goal is to catch the batsmen by surprise. It is very hard to get away for runs, because it is right on the toes, and will hit on the bottom of the bat. The length ball for a fast bowler is usually the standard ball for a medium or pace bowler. It is bowled at the top of off stump and so the batsmen is unsure weather to play a front foot shot or a back foot shot. […]

Cricket Basics: Cricket Shots

Written by Simon. Posted in:Basics

Leave and block – A simple defensive stroke where the batsman believes the ball is clearly missing the stumps. No stroke is played, and a defensive stance is taken normally aiming the bat downward. Drive – A drive is when the batsman plays through the line of the ball with a horizontal bat. Cut – A cut is a cross batted shot at a short ball aiming it into the offside. Pull – A pull is a horizontal bat shot at a short ball, pulling the ball leg side in the direction of square leg. Hook – A hook is […]

Batting: The Grip

Written by Simon. Posted in:Batting

The Grip The grip is how a batsman holds the bay, and learning the correct way to hold a bat is a very important starting point for a young batsman. Starting out with the proper comfortable grip allows a batsman the flexibility and power to pull of a full range of shots. A right-handed batsman should have the left hand at the top of the bat handle, and the left hander should have their right hand. Both hands should be fairly close together, towards the top. Your hands should form a V, by pointing both your thumb and forefinger down […]