I do like a bit of one hand, one bounce. I use it as a gamified drill, to get the players used to playing with soft hands. Yes, I do think there is a place for a little batting subtlety, even in T20 — a couple of drop-and-run singles just might make the oppo change …
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Using the bowling machine — what are we looking at?
I spent a couple of hours on Saturday feeding a bowling machine for U13 trialists.† Some had clearly batted a lot against a bowling machine (some were simply more accomplished batters), but it was notable how some simply weren’t lining up the ball properly. It has been reported how the delivery method (bowling machine vs. …
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A question for coaches who also play — does coaching improve your own play?
I have had an odd experience, recently. Coaching a very competent cricketer, finessing his bat path for an on-drive. And somehow, the work with my client seems to have transferred (positively) to my own batting technique. Can coaching someone else improve the coach’s own playing technique? Is “subliminal skill acquisition” a thing?