What Is Line And Length In Cricket?

When watching cricket, you may have heard commentators mention how it’s important for bowlers to bowl a good ‘line and length’. The problem is that a lot of newcomers to the game of cricket don’t understand what this phrase means! There are a lot of phrases like that in cricket, and one of my goals on this site is to …

How To Improve Your Line & Length As A Fast Bowler

As fast bowlers, we should always be asking ourselves how we can improve our ability to bowl a consistent line and length. Being able to bowl controlled and accurate deliveries is arguably the most important skill a fast bowler can possess, and if you can teach yourself to be accurate then you’ll definitely be a dangerous bowler to bat against! …

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Cricket Fielding Positions & Explanations

Do you know the difference between long off and silly mid-on? If not, then you’re in the right place! The fielding positions in cricket have a variety of different names, some of which sound quite strange! You’ll hear them mentioned all the time by the commentators when you’re watching a game, so it’s important that you get to know the …

10 Death Bowling Tips That Will Change Your Game

There is never more pressure on a fast bowler than when they are bowling in the final few overs of a one-day game! These final few overs are often referred to as ‘the death’, and any bowler who is given the responsibility of bowling at this point in the innings will be counted on by their teammates to keep things …

How To Calm Your Nerves Before Batting In Cricket

Although some of them don’t like to admit it, most batsmen get really nervous before they go out to bat in a game! So, if you’re someone who suffers from it too, I can assure you that you’re not the only one! The question is how do we calm ourselves down before we bat? We need to control our nerves …

Gift Ideas For Cricketers: What We Wish You’d Buy Us

Sometimes when you’re searching for that perfect present, you need a little bit of inspiration! Ok, you may have worked out that the person your gift is going to is a cricket lover, and that’s a great start. But if you’re not a fan of the sport yourself, you may still be a little stuck for ideas! Hopefully with this …

How To Play A Good Length Ball In Cricket

Good length balls are some of the most testing deliveries that us batsmen have to face. They test our decision making, our patience, our judgement of line and length and our technique as a whole! There’s many different ways we can choose to deal with a good length ball, and all batsmen will do it differently. But regardless of the …

What’s The Difference Between Over & Around The Wicket?

Just before I was about to bowl my first ever ball in a cricket match, the umpire turned to me and said, ‘Are you bowling over or around the wicket?’. I stared back at him with a confused face, saying nothing. I felt so embarrassed that I didn’t know what either of these things meant, even though they’re so simple! …

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How To Hold A Cricket Bat Correctly – 4 Different Methods

The way we grip the cricket bat forms the foundation of a good batting technique! Even just a slight change to your grip can affect many things, such as our ability to play shots through the off-side, leg-side, and our ability to keep the ball down rather than hitting it up in the air. In this post I’ll break down …

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10 Incredibly Simple Tips To Improve Your Fielding

If you want to become a truly great cricketer, then you will need to make sure your fielding skills are up to scratch. Fielding is one of the less glamorous parts of Cricket, but the reality is – great fielding can produce many game changing opportunities! As coaches have begun to realise this, fielding standards have risen dramatically. You’re now …