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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 […]

How to play the pull shot – Jason Krejza

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There was a time when the pull shot was considered unorthodox, and only certain batsmen played it. For Australia, Don Bradman and Doug Walters were once its greatest exponents, but it has now become part of the armoury of most modern-day batsmen. Have a look at Dougie’s pull for six off the last ball of […]

How to bowl leg spin by Jason Krejza

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 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 across your grip, rather than upright and your ring finger tucked up against the ball. Spin on the ball […]

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 […]

How to improve your batting

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Bowl your cricket team over with your professional batting skills When it comes to putting your batting skills to the test, it takes more than athletic ability to score a six. Being a good batsman (or batswoman) requires precision, excellent hand/eye coordination and regular practice. Improve your muscle memory The old adage practice makes perfect […]

How to knock in your cricket bat

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Make sure your new cricket bat is ‘warne’ in Just like a new pair of shoes, cricket bats should be worn in before you use them. Except the correct cricket terminology is ‘knocking’. Knocking in your cricket bat compacts the timber fibres, making it stronger and more resistant to hard and fast blows. The large […]

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 […]

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, […]