|T O P I C R E V I E W
||Posted - 06/10/2010 : 07:56:28
Just wondering if anyone out there has tips for bowling faster whilst still having control over the ball.
I especially need some tips for my run-up, it is about 15m at the moment and i fell i should make it longer (20m). Should i sprint as fast as i can in my run-up? how do i find my rhythm?.
Started my season well averaging 9 and having an economy of of 2.25.
Still don't fell comfortable when i am bowling though i think i need to bowl faster.
And if it helps i have gotten all my wickets with the off-cutter this season.
Any tips or drills are welcome.
Thanks a lot.
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|The Real Deal
||Posted - 26/03/2011 : 08:17:06
you will find this interesting if you haven't already read this.
|The Real Deal
||Posted - 25/03/2011 : 22:56:00
Ammo, to get your natural run up do an experiment with a mate or a coach. Just get to a ground, run from a mark [any mark] and release the ball when you feel its right, do not count steps or anything at this stage, just run and bowl at nothing. Have someone keep an eye on when and where you release the ball. Do this a few times and you will realize that you are releasing the ball at roughly the same spot. Take the average of this distance and that's your unique run up.
Now that you run up is sorted you can experiment with different things to generate that extra bit of pace...like using the wrists more, or may be trying to bring the arm from side like Mitchell Johnson if not Malinga.
||Posted - 14/02/2011 : 06:45:53
You'll need to make sure you are doing the basics right first eg Holding the ball properly, running up straight, bowling off the proper foot, aiming properly, pulling down with you non bowling arm, not falling over during delivering, driving through the crease,following through toward the target etc. Get a coach to watch you.
||Posted - 10/02/2011 : 14:45:16
All bowlers are different, some prefer sprinting to the popping crease, others like to jog. In my opinion I would start from a fast walk and progress to quite sharp jog, but not sprint in.. As you may finding yourself slowing down at the crease. I would not make your run up any longer or shorter, you'll jus get tired. Just practise running in, from no bowling mark and adjust where you start each time to find the start point for which is most comfortable. Your just gonna have to keep practising mate.
||Posted - 07/10/2010 : 12:25:39
There is no set run up just what feels natural as if your thinking about too much you will loose the control
You will loose control if you try to bowl too fast too quick build up gently and you will carry your control through with you as you get faster but at 15 don't try to bowl too fast as the body is not strong enough yet
||Posted - 07/10/2010 : 12:19:31
how long should i make my run-up 20 yds seems fine is it?
does pulling your arm down really hard still maintain your control?
||Posted - 07/10/2010 : 07:47:35
Depends your stock ball should be used about 4-5 times an over really as too many people try too many variations
||Posted - 07/10/2010 : 04:52:20
how often should i use my stock ball (the off-cutter)?
thanks for the video Perkins and thanks for pace tips roco
||Posted - 06/10/2010 : 12:11:06
Watch this one and the next part
||Posted - 06/10/2010 : 08:39:45
Don't sprint all of your run up gather momentum in other words increase the speed as you run in reaching a maximum speed around 8-10 yards from stumps plus pull your non bowling arm down and in when you bowl plus look up anything by Dennis lillie