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    Step up to winning cricket play. Cricket: Steps to Success contains progressive instruction for comprehensive coverage of individual skills, techniques and the fundamentals of team play.

    With Cricket: Steps to Success, you will learn the proper techniques of batting, bowling, fielding and wicket-keeping. Through clear, detailed instruction, full-colour photos and illustrations and 71 of the game's best drills, you will develop each skill and identify and correct common flaws in technique as you assess your abilities and gauge your progress.

    When you have mastered the fundamentals, Cricket: Steps to Success takes you onto the field and into the game. From the roles and responsibilities of each position to the essentials of team play, you'll be prepared for every situation on the pitch.

    If you are ready to master the game of cricket, rely on the one resource proven to make a difference. Cricket: Steps to Success—part of the popular Steps to Success series with more than 1.5 million copies sold—is your guide to winning play.

    Table of Contents

    Climbing the Steps to Cricket Success
    The Sport of Cricket
    Key to Diagrams

    Step 1 Basic Bowling
    Step 2 Fast Bowling
    Step 3 Spin Bowling
    Step 4 Basic Batting
    Step 5 Defensive Batting
    Step 6 Attacking Batting
    Step 7 Fielding
    Step 8 Wicket-Keeping
    Step 9 Team Roles

    About the Author

    Special features:
    Description of each skill

    About the Author

    Ralph Dellor was involved with cricket for over 50 years as a player, broadcaster, journalist and coach. In a career that took him to some 25 countries, he coached the England women’s team and was on the coaching staff at Oxford University. Ralph also coached the Norwegian national team from relative obscurity to enter the first division of European cricket.

    Fully involved in spreading cricket’s popularity, Dellor was the first chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board Coaches Association, worked for the International Cricket Council, was a selector for the England Amateur XI, served on the Berkshire County Cricket Club committee and was chairman of his local village club. He was also a member of the UK Sports Council and an advisor to a former UK minister for sport. Dellor passed away in September 2017.


    “This book demonstrates what club coaches and those working with schools have been waiting for. The step-by-step approach will supply the tools to help youngsters develop basic skills and achieve excellence.”

    Tony Bowry -- Cricket Development Manager, Yorkshire Cricket Board