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How to play the square cut – Jason Krejza

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Former Australian off-spinner and head coach and director of Elite Cricket, Jason Krejza, takes you through the pull shot batting technique. The square cut is a great attacking shot designed for the delivery bowled short and outside the off-stump. It is both a back-foot shot and a horizontal bat shot. It can be played through […]

Jason Krjza: How to bowl leg spin

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Australian cricketing icon Jason Krejza walks Inside Cricket through the steps necessary to achieve a perfect leg spin bowl. The Grip Grip is as simple as “two finger’s up, two fingers down”.  The ball should rest comfortably in the palm of your hand with your first and second finger resting on the seam, which is […]

The Big Bash League basics

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The new season of the Big Bash League (BBL07) is just around the corner and kicks off on December 19 when Sydney Thunder clash against the Sydney Sixers at Spotless Stadium.This year will be the biggest BBL yet and boasts 47 days of Twenty20 cricket matches. It is the seventh season the competition with 43 […]

Simon Jones: Swing when you’re winning

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One of England’s fastest bowlers of recent times, Simon Jones played a starring role in England’s 2005 Ashes win, but injury kept him out of the final Test and he never played international cricket again. Australians who saw that 2005 series in England will remember him as a strapping, dangerous fast bowler who looped the […]

Simon Jones: My Injury Woes  

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One of the few really fast English bowlers of recent times, Simon Jones was on the international scene for just four years and spent one-and-a-half of those out injured after a horrific knee injury fielding in the 2002-03 Brisbane Test.  Jones speaks to Inside Cricket on the injury and his recovery.  Talk us through that […]

Field a ball along the ground: Jason Krejza

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One of my favourite fielding positions was the outfield along the boundary (sometimes called boundary-rider or sweeper). I had a very good throwing arm because I did a lot of throwing growing up. Whenever we needed a boundary fielder I was the one for the job. Your role out there isn’t to sit on your […]

How to bowl off-spin

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Former Australian off-spinner and head coach and director of Elite Cricket, Jason Krejza, takes you through the technique to perfect off-spin bowling. Off-spin bowling is a fantastic art to learn and lots of fun to develop through experimentation. It takes time to learn the subtleties, tactics, variations and strategies involved to deceive the batsman, which is […]

How to bowl a leg-spinner’s wrong ‘un

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The wrong ’un is also called a googly (or less often these days – a bosie) is a great weapon in the leg spinner’s armory. A leg-spinner turns from the leg side to the off side, but a wrong ’un turns the opposite way off the wicket, from off to leg. Spin difference, paired with […]

Decoding basic cricket bat terminology

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Baffled by cricket bat terminology? You’ve come to the right place to help you select the right Kookaburra cricket bat to meet your needs. We’ve broken down the cricket bat lingo into language even your grandma can understand. Blade This is the part of the bat you hit the ball. Typically it’s made from wood, […]