Masterclass: How to play the pull shot

Masterclass: How to play the pull shot

This shot is one of the finest sights you’ll see in cricket. It’s an aggressive, cross-batted shot played off the back foot towards the leg-side…

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Tom’s Terrific Tips – Batting #1

Tom’s Terrific Tips – Batting #1

Always look for runs Never get so defensive that you are not attempting to score runs. You should always be looking for ways to play…

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Instances from the Laws

Instances from the Laws

Question 1. The bowler has commenced his run up and is about to deliver the ball when you notice a close-in fielder significantly adjusting his…

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Masterclass: How to play the front foot leg glance

Masterclass: How to play the front foot leg glance

The front foot glance is more a deflection rather than a stroke because it relies on pace already on the ball. The placement comes from…

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Tom’s Terrific Tips – Bowling #1

Tom’s Terrific Tips – Bowling #1

Bowl to a Target Every time you bowl a ball you should be aiming at an imaginary target on the wicket.  Usually, this target will…

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Masterclass: Forward defence

Masterclass: Forward defence

A straight ball on a good length has to be treated with respect. The principle of a forward defensive stroke is to block the ball…

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Masterclass: How to grip the bat

Masterclass: How to grip the bat

The grip principles are the same for right and left-handers. For a right-hander the left hand should be at the top of the handle –…

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An injured batsman with a runner

An injured batsman with a runner

One of our NSWUA&SA members, Glenn Roche, had an interesting decision to make under extreme pressure in a Martin Shield limited overs match at Punchbowl…

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Would you like to become a Cricket Umpire?

Would you like to become a Cricket Umpire?

A training course for prospective umpires will be held at Cricket NSW starting at 6.30pm on Thursday 26 February. The five session program will see…

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Ask the Umpire

Ask the Umpire

Question: As the reverse sweep or paddle around the corner becomes more fashionable I wonder if the change of stance as the ball is being…

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