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Cricket: 99.94 Tips to Improve Your Game PDF

Cricket: 99.94 Tips to Improve Your Game PDF

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    The great Sir Donald Bradman’s test-match batting average of 99.94 is an achievement matching that of any other sporting great. Now, you can achieve greatness as well with Cricket: 99.94 Tips to Improve Your Game.

    In this one-of-a-kind collection, the world’s top players and coaches share their secrets, guidance and advice on every aspect of the game. From batting to bowling and fielding to coaching, Cricket: 99.94 Tips to Improve Your Game covers it all.

    With contributions from Merv Hughes, Brad Hodge, Cameron White, David Hussey, Belinda Clark and a host of others, you will learn something new on every page. Best of all, you’ll learn to develop the special skills and qualities to achieve greatness in today’s game.

    Whether you’re still learning the game, polishing your skills or coaching your team to another championship, Cricket: 99.94Tips to Improve Your Game is the practical guide you should not be without.

    Part I: Batting

    Chapter 1. Starting an Innings

    Chapter 2. Seeing Off the New Ball

    Chapter 3. Running Aggressively

    Chapter 4. Some Rules for Running Between Wickets

    Chapter 5. Hitting to the Gaps

    Chapter 6. Dancing With the Spinners

    Chapter 7. Backing Up—It’s so Easy

    Chapter 8. Improvising—A Risky Business

    Chapter 9. Reading the Game

    Chapter 10. Farming the Strike

    Chapter 11. Lofting With the Wind

    Chapter 12. Staying Alert as a Night Watchman

    Chapter 13. Using the Bowling Machine Wisely

    Chapter 14. The Communication Triangle When an Injured Batter Isn’t Running

    Chapter 15. Breaks in Batting Equal Breaks in Concentration

    Chapter 16. Ones and Twos Make Sense

    Chapter 17. Beware the Full Toss

    Chapter 18. A Wicket Falls—You’re In!

    Chapter 19. Staying in by Getting to the Other End

    Chapter 20. Wag the Tail

    Part II: Bowling

    Chapter 21. Bowling to Plans

    Chapter 22. Shine, Don’t Whine!

    Chapter 23. Persist, Persist, Persist: A Bowler’s Mantra

    Chapter 24. Bowling Is Just Like Archery: Hit the Spot to Win Gold!

    Chapter 25. Analyse, Don’t Criticise!

    Chapter 26. Use the Wind to Your Advantage

    Chapter 27. Practise Like Tennis Players

    Chapter 28. Learn to Mask Your Deliveries

    Chapter 29. Variety Is the Spice of Bowling Life

    Chapter 30. Six-Packs Can Be Spun for More Fun!

    Part III: Fielding

    Chapter 31. Anticipating the Shot

    Chapter 32. Running in Pairs

    Chapter 33. Setting Up the Relay

    Chapter 34. Back Up, Don’t Muck Up!

    Chapter 35. The Value of a Knock-Down

    Chapter 36. Percentage Fielding

    Chapter 37. Taking the Stumps When Appropriate

    Chapter 38. Be a Fielder, Not a Spectator

    Chapter 39. Slip It On and Cover Them Up

    Chapter 40. Stay Low and Throw Low

    Chapter 41. Slide for Speed, Not for Show!

    Chapter 42. ‘Bend ze Knees’

    Chapter 43. Become a Star Fielder off Your Own Bowling

    Chapter 44. Making Run-Outs Routine

    Chapter 45. Batters Can Spin, Too!

    Chapter 46. Use the Right Throw at the Right Time

    Chapter 47. Bounce the Ball Into the Keeper’s Gloves, Not at His Shins!

    Chapter 48. Swarm Like Bees to the Honey Pot

    Chapter 49. Set the Table

    Chapter 50. Cricket Is Not Baseball

    Part IV: Leadership

    Chapter 51. To Bat, or Not to Bat—That Is the Question

    Chapter 52. Avoid Pressuring Bowlers

    Chapter 53. Get the Angles Right

    Chapter 54. Remember the Mid-On

    Chapter 55. Is the Second New Ball Overrated?

    Chapter 56. A Positive Attitude Is Infectious

    Chapter 57. Create the Unexpected

    Chapter 58. Place Your Fielders Strategically

    Chapter 59. Change Bowlers Before It’s Too Late

    Chapter 60. Declarations Must Optimise Your Chance of Winning

    Chapter 61. The Captain Is More Than a Figurehead

    Chapter 62. Respect Takes Time to Earn and Just Moments to Lose!

    Chapter 63. Feel the Difference

    Chapter 64. Become Your Own Coach

    Chapter 65. What Should Coaches Expect From Their Players?

    Chapter 66. What Should Players Expect From Their Coach?

    Chapter 67. Backyards and Beaches Are Great Nurseries

    Chapter 68. Train as You Play

    Chapter 69. Coaching Wicketkeepers Is Often an Afterthought

    Part V: General

    Chapter 70. It’s Not Offensive to Be Defensive!

    Chapter 71. Learn From Mistakes, Don’t Repeat Them

    Chapter 72. Silent Nights Are Golden

    Chapter 73. Do More

    Chapter 74. Come to Practise, Don’t Turn Up for Practice

    Chapter 75. Concentrate!

    Chapter 76. Game-like Training

    Chapter 77. Bring On the Spotlights: Tips for Playing in Finals

    Chapter 78. The Power of the Leading Arm

    Chapter 79. There’s no I in ‘Team’

    Chapter 80. Be in the Team, Not Just on the Team Sheet

    Chapter 81. Team Behaviour on Game Day

    Chapter 82. Play Other Sports

    Chapter 83. Practise With Distractions

    Chapter 84. When to Watch the Players, Not the Ball

    Chapter 85. Grow a Tree That Produces Fruit Every Year

    Chapter 86. Taking It One Step at a Time

    Chapter 87. When Things Are Going Badly, Think of the Forest After a Fire

    Chapter 88. The Power of Peer Assessment

    Chapter 89. Playing With Pain Is a Balancing Act

    Chapter 90. Evaluating Performance: Moving Beyond Statistics

    Chapter 91. Body Language Tells a Story

    Chapter 92. Versatility in an Increasingly Specialised World

    Chapter 93. Winning Premierships: The Ultimate Team Reward (Neil’s Story)

    Chapter 94. Kicking Goals to Launch a Season

    Chapter 95. Make Your Home Ground Away From Home

    Chapter 96. What if Your Nightmares Come True?

    Chapter 97. Boys to Men

    Chapter 98. When David Beat Goliath (Ken’s Story)

    Chapter 99. Gaining Wisdom

    Dr. Ken Davis has played and coached cricket at a high level, coached both men’s and women’s teams and provided support to players as a sport psychologist. In 1975 he completed a master’s degree in physical education in Perth, Western Australia, where his thesis on cinematographic analysis of fast bowling in cricket became the catalyst for over 30 years of research into this explosive and often potentially harmful motion. In 1989 he completed a PhD in sport psychology from Florida State University. He has worked with several elite athletes and teams in the role of sport psychologist, most notably with the Geelong and Richmond football teams in the Australian Football League. Since 2000 Ken has worked at Cricket Victoria in a variety of roles, including coaching the successful Victorian Spirit women’s team as well as leading the Australian women’s youth team on tours of New Zealand and Sri Lanka.

    Neil Buszard played over 300 games of Premier cricket and had a division of the Victorian Premier Cricket competition named in his honour during the 2006-07 season. He was also a very successful baseball player, representing Australia as a third baseman and also winning the coveted Helms Award as the best player in Australia. Graduates of Buszard’s innovative and balanced training programme have become elite cricketers, and many have made their mark in other fields as well, including cricket administration. Neil has great people skills as well as cricket skills: His unbridled enthusiasm for the game, coupled with his energetic and thoughtful approach to performance enhancement, has long placed him at the forefront of coaching in Australia.

    "Practical, accessible, and easy to follow! Reading this book means you'll need a bulletproof excuse for why you managed to run out your skipper yet again. It also contains a Bradman reference—what's not to like?"

    Ed Davis -- All Out Cricket Magazine

    "Setting goals early provides a focus for young players, but achieving the goals takes dedication, ability, and a well-developed technique. The tips in this book provide the foundation for the continued development of every young cricketer."

    Arnie Sidebottom -- Former Yorkshire and England Fast Bowler