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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, […]

The buyers’ guide: Selecting a cricket ball

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If you thought all cricket balls are created equal – you’d be wrong. There are a myriad of different cricket balls in production. To the untrained eye and novice, trying to tell the difference between cricket balls can easily have you stumped. When choosing a cricket ball to best suit your needs you need to […]

How to choose the perfect cricket bat

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If you were to find the perfect cricket bat, it would be one with a substantial profile, while still being light. Heftier bats with massive profiles may provide powerful drive, but there is significant debate as to whether the heavier bats inhibit the amount of directional stroke and pick up. For the best performance from […]