Chapter 1. Starting an Innings; Chapter 2. Seeing Off the New Ball; Chapter 3. Running Aggressively; Chapter 4. Some Rules for Running Between Wickets; Chapter 5. Hitting to the Gaps; Chapter 6. Dancing With the Spinners; Chapter 7. Backing Up - It's so Easy; Chapter 8. Improvising - A Risky Business; Chapter 9. Reading the Game; Chapter 10. Farming the Strike; Chapter 11. Lofting With the Wind; Chapter 12. Staying Alert as a Night Watchman; Chapter 13. Using the Bowling Machine Wisely.
Dr. Ken Davis has played and coached cricket at a high level, coached both men's and women's teams and provided support to players as a sport psychologist. In 1972 he completed a master's degree in physical education in Perth, where his thesis on cinematographic analysis of fast bowling in cricket became the catalyst for over 30 years of research into this explosive and often potentially harmful motion. Neil Buszard played over 300 games of Premier cricket and had a division of the Victorian Premier Cricket competition named in his honour during the 2006-07 season. He was also a very successful baseball player.
"Practical, accessible, and easy to follow! Reading this book means you'll need a bulletproof excuse for why you managed to run out your skipper yet again. It also contains a Bradman reference--what's not to like?"Ed Davis -- All Out Cricket Magazine "Setting goals early provides a focus for young players, but achieving the goals takes dedication, ability, and a well-developed technique. The tips in this book provide the foundation for the continued development of every young cricketer."Arnie Sidebottom -- Former Yorkshire and England Fast Bowler