Category Archives: Premier Cricket

Busy Bucky!

“There’s nothing better than feeling wanted; and there’s nothing worse than feeling unwanted.” – UNKNOWN With summer now actually here, by the calendar at least, the disjointed cricket schedule has been further weighed down by the plethora of books released … Continue reading

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The Left Arm Orthodox Spinner – What Else Can He Bring?

An essential part of many a bowling structure is the left arm orthodox spinner to provide variation in angle and ability to turn the ball away from right hand batsmen. Personally, childhood memories invoke the mysterious wizardry of the turban … Continue reading

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Why Do Teams Collapse In Finals

Melbourne Cricket Club and Carlton Cricket Club both would have entered their respective 1st XI semi finals matches of Victorian Premier Cricket today full of confidence after authoritative victories in the first round last weekend. Both won the toss and … 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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T20 Game Plan – Fielding

As a coach, the introduction and broad acceptance of T20 cricket has been hugely appreciated in respect to fielding. It is impossible for a player to expect they will excel in this format if they are unable to contribute to … Continue reading

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Seeking clarity on the Michael Clarke hamstring? Look away, nothing to see here!

Much ado about nothing? A hamstring injury that has taken upon a character of it’s own? Michael Clarke innocently embroiled in “match fixing” of Grade Cricket? When the Western Suburbs Cricket Club, duly entered their teams for their Round 5 … Continue reading

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Premier/Grade Cricket is Cricket’s Home Base

This week Cricket Australia released a public statement about the importance of Premier/Grade Cricket in playing a central role in the Australian cricket talent identification and development pathway. Of significance is that this was a joint announcement by the heads … Continue reading

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Batting – Starting An Innings

For many batsmen this weekend, it is either the last innings of the season, or the first innings of the next phase of the season – finals. Different scales of importance but with potential impact. Time then to reflect and … Continue reading

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Questioning the Standard of Grade Cricket

Is this the start of a proper overdue review that will result in action amongst Grade Cricket. The feeling within Adelaide seems to think so and already the seeds are being planted that a “cut in clubs” is possible. This … Continue reading

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