What Is A ‘Good Length’ Ball In Cricket?

The term ‘good length’ is another one of those classic cricket phrases that has a meaning that may not be obvious to the casual viewers of the sport. It’s a term that is used a lot by commentators and people who watch the game, especially when describing certain types of delivery that have been bowled by the bowler. Many of …

What Is The Best Batting Stance In Cricket?

If you want to excel as a batsman in cricket you will need a solid base from which you can build. That base when it comes to batting in cricket is the stance! The batting stance is the position that we get ourselves into as the bowler is running in to bowl, and any movements that occur just before the …

How Long Does A Cricket Match Last?

I’ve tried to introduce a lot of my friends to cricket over the years, and one of the common responses I’ve gotten when I’ve suggested that they start watching it is that they don’t want to because the matches last too long! I have to admit, it’s true that cricket matches last a lot longer than other sports like football, …

What Does Swing Mean In Cricket?

If you’re just starting out as a fast bowler, or even if you’re just getting interested in cricket for the first time, you may be asking yourself ‘what is swing?’. It’s something that gets talked about a lot, and it’s something that all bowlers should know about and try to master if they can. In this post I’m going to …

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How To Practice Cricket Batting At Home

Serious cricketers will always be looking for opportunities to practice, whether that be in the nets with your team mates or at home on your own or with family. Practicing your batting in the nets with your cricket club is easy because you’re more likely to have quality cricket equipment available to you, as well as plenty of other players …

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The Best Batting Gloves For Cricket In 2020

Batting gloves are an important part of any cricketer’s armoury. If you’ve ever been hit on the hand by a cricket ball before, you’ll know why they’re so important! Batting gloves have two main functions: To protect our hands from damage due to being struck by the ball – Hand injuries can keep batsmen out of action for a long …

How To Practice Fast Bowling At Home

If you’re planning to seriously improve your fast bowling skills, you should probably be practicing at home as well as during net sessions with your cricket club. Most cricket clubs will run hourly practice sessions once a week, and unfortunately, bowling for one hour a week probably isn’t enough if you want to become a top level fast bowler. Practicing …

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How To Measure Your Head For A Cricket Helmet

If you’re thinking about buying a cricket helmet online, you’re going to need to make sure you get the right size. Let’s face it, no-one wants the hassle of buying one, then finding out it’s the wrong size, then having to send it back and wait for a new one! So, if you’re wanting to buy a cricket helmet online …

How To Watch The Ball While Batting In Cricket

If you’re a batsman, watching the ball as it travels through the area is one of the most important things for you to learn how to do. A batsman who watches the ball well will be able to identify deliveries earlier, make positive foot movements and strike the ball with much greater accuracy. Watching the ball sounds very simple, but …

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How To Bowl In Cricket – For Beginners!

There are a lot of different moving parts to a cricketer’s bowling action. For newcomers to the game, putting all of these moving parts together in order to create your own bowling action can seem like a complicated task! Especially when you first start trying to bowl, the whole movement can feel really unnatural and strange. Trust me, I’ve been …