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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by RUDOLPH, Sep 18, 2016.
How to bowl Leg Spin?
When I try to bowl leg spin, I always get googly
So my interest is in bringing skills from other areas into cricket umpiring. One thing I've come across, now I don't have huge amounts of data, but it's appearing to work, but playing table tennis seems to improve batters ability to read the ball, pick up changes in the air and improve their reaction time during a match/in the nets. Not claiming to turn anyone into Bradman, but food for thought...
I'm about 13 and I'm playing under 14's. I'm a fast bowler, I was just wondering how much I should bowl and how often as in practicing at home.
I play under 14's I was just wondering how often should I bowl a slower ball, cutter, cross seamer or Yorker.
Will anyone help me?
I think you should stick to the basics with the new ball, and try more variatons at the death.
Let's learn from the Mistress;
Yupe @CerealKiller is right. You should first stick to basics and try to focus on good line & length. You could try practicing on yorkers, before slower ball.
Everyone always gives me batting tips and i always take them into context but i still always get out out for 2,3 kinda scores. Its not my confidence. I've been trying everything for 2 and a bit years. Should i just accept that I'm a horrible batsman and give up on batting and stick to bowling.
How old are you? How do you do batting against people you know?
It may not be a technique issue or anything like that. It's not uncommon for younger people to be technically fine, smash it around in the nets during training but fail dismally in the centre. This boils down to one of two issues:
1. Performance anxiety. These people tend to take matches very seriously and as a result spend the day getting nervous about batting. The appeal and decision of the batsmen before you scares you, the walk to the middle stresses you out etc.
Or 2. An inability to play strangers. More common in introverted people. Seemingly has no other issue than dealing with batting against strangers.
To an extent this resolves with age if you want to wait, else it's a case of understanding what the issue is and working on it.
So I reread my above post and realised I didn't give any suggestions for fixing it if anyone identifes themselves in it. Writing from the perspective of kids in formative teen years...
The first one is in slot of ways the easiest. Essentially you need to get to a point where you take the game seriously, but not get *too* nervous (everyone will say some nerves are fine)
First thing would suggest is sit down and activrly think about the role cricket plays in your life.
How does it impact your family life? (It doesn't, or not much)
How does it impact your school?
How will this match impact your future career? (Unless planning on pro cricketer, it won't)
Effectively, understand that while it's important at the time, realistically cricket, on the whole is not a major issue in your life.
Would also suggest packing all your gear up night before, get clothes ready etc. Spend the morning eating a good breakfast, read the newspaper, read a book, put the iPod on etc. Goal here is to keep mind active without making you tired to the game and prevent the morning from being stress out time.
At the ground, is going to be hardest. Team dynamics and expectations will be an issue here. Thoughts of ipod, jogging laps to keep warm etc come to mind but there is a balance between the team nature etc for me to comment too much.
The second issue was me when I was younger. Although I'm a Bowler so it wasn't a huge deal. Primarily this is because the confidence come from thinking 'I can play Jim' rather than 'I can deal with leg spinners'. If your ok in the nets, then your probably ok against most types of bowling. Some time with a bowling team, or go visit a club and have a hit with them can help dramatically...
Of course, it might be a technique issue or the like, I'm less qualified on that front so will leave that to others.
I found this website that has helped a lot. It's called My Cricket Coach.com. Link:My Cricket Coach - World-Class Cricket Coaching & Drills
I hope someone can get something out of this website.
Thanks that helped a lot.
So I posted somewhere about batsmen playing table tennis. The friend that is doing this research has just completed a study looking at it in a more detailed way. Now, from the outset it's hard to gauge these things because you batsmen are not very consistent. I'm also talking very generally because it's all going to be written up and submitted as a formal article that will go into more detail.
3 cricket teams were randomised into groups, for 10 weeks one group didn't play table tennis, one group played socially and one received proper instruction for 3 hours each week for the first 3 weeks then had matches/tournament one night a week for the rest.
They each then went back to their teams and played a 40/40 match against the same team. Data was collected from:
- Batsmen self assessment
- Opposition bowlers assessment
- Scorecard assessment
- Coach assessment
The result was interesting, the batsmen that didn't do any tabletennis actually had slight better than their average figures, but self reported a decline in skill.
The social table tennis group all pretty much slogged the ball around the park, with varying degrees of success. Coaches reported a pretty baseline score for technique. Bowlers reported a confidence against this group, feeling that a wicket was imminent. This feeling increased when batsmen were paired with the below group.
The guys that played 'properly', didn't appear to hang around the crease any longer, but scored significantly more runs during their innings. Pretty universally they reported being much more comfortable, able to see and play the ball. Opposition bowlers did not like bowling to these guys, in one match where the 2 openers were of this group it was downright demoralising.