Category Archives: Game Sense

Nurturing The Clarity For Leadership

Does the pressure upon the leader become amplified as the format shortens from Test to One Day to T20? Does the brevity allow the dynamics of a leader reveal a sense of clarity more critical in the maelstrom of white … Continue reading

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Batting Ugly

Invariably over the course of a season, conditions shall emerge from the unknown that inhibit logical and established batting methods. Skills honed by countless hours of hitting balls from machine, bowler, throw downs, drop balls, under arms and “Amla drills” … Continue reading

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Finals – Essential Elements

Breathe deep. Relax. Allow the mind to clear of all the noise and fully realise that the best part of competitive sport is about to begin. Finals. For those fortunate enough to be involved, this time arrived now in March, … Continue reading

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Make An Offering To Mother Cricket

Make an offering to Mother Cricket. Go on, you know that she will appreciate it and you will feel better for the effort. A superstitious group are cricketers. Always searching for a passage of unexplainable logic to connect the threads … Continue reading

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Analysing The Opposition – Grade Cricket

At Grade cricket level, typically teams will only compete against each other once per season apart from finals. The knowledge of the opposition players shared primarily comes from a combination of senior players with experience over past seasons and younger … Continue reading

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Analysing The Opposition – Elite T20

The tools and knowledge available to gain an understanding of the opposition may vary amongst the levels of cricket due to resources and interest. But the ability in this digital age to have something has never been easier. A recent … Continue reading

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Methods of Coaching – To, Through & With

Ian Chappell’s – “My World of Cricket” was the bible and text book reference for all things cricket in the formative years. Many valuable lessons learned from the time available to devour the words and interpret the images fully. A … Continue reading

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Mental Toughness – Batting

Mental toughness for batting can be viewed as a configuration of internal thoughts displayed in the external persona with each aspect feeding off each other. Behaviours can be activated wthin a training environment, honed amongst those familiar. Consideration given to … Continue reading

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Eoin Morgan – Unique & Beyond Extraordinary

Eoin Morgan stepped out in Sydney last night for the totally new look Sydney Thunder in their first match for Big Bash League IV. Eoin had just completed the one day series for England against Sri Lanka. He gets on … Continue reading

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Technical Aspects of Power Hitting

We are blessed to witness the extraordinary levels of power hitting being revealed by so many players within the T20 competitions. No matter the stage of the career spectrum where the player fits, the spontaneous excitement of Glenn Maxwell that … Continue reading

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