“To see ourselves as others see us” or “what do you look like?” Some thoughts on coaching demonstrations.

I took some video footage last week – any thoughts on what this “young” bowler might want to work on? This wasn’t meant to be an exercise in self-analysis, however – rather, I wanted to try out a camera and techniques for filming a bowler in action, and then to generate some footage to practice …

More thoughts on tent pegs – FST again

I wrote a couple of months ago about Fred Trueman’s bowling action, and how there might be a lesson for modern bowling coaches. So I was very interested to see this tweet from @DennisCricket, and the picture of Fred in full stride. Love this pic of Fred Trueman. The first man to take 300 Test wickets. …

A question of spin

The recent crack-down on suspect bowing actions has caught several high profile spin bowlers, most notably Saeed Ajmal and Sunil Narine. Among the cynics, there has long been a belief that it is (almost) impossible to bowl the doosra without straightening the elbow, and the recent suspensions perhaps support this point of view. But are there …