Learn to Play Cricket: Teach Yourself (Teach Yourself Sports & Games)

Learn to Play Cricket: Teach Yourself (Teach Yourself Sports & Games)

By: Mark Butcher (author), Paul Abraham (author)Paperback

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Is this the right book for me? Learn to Play Cricket: Teach Yourself is the essential guide for cricketers of all ages who want to improve their all-round skills and player performance. Written by Mark Butcher, Captain of Surrey County Cricket Club and former England Captain, together with Paul Abraham, an ECB Level 3 Coach and Berkshire County Cricket Club Committee Chairman, this book will help you to improve every dimension of your game. It covers all aspects of the sport from preparing for the game to improving your batting, fielding and bowling techniques. It also gives essential advice on tactical play, coaching, umpiring, scoring and most importantly the rules of the sport. Packed full of practices, training drills and key advice from Butcher and Abraham, this book will help you reach your full potential. Teach Yourself - the world's leading learning brand - is relaunched in 2010 as a multi-platform experience that will keep you motivated to achieve your goals. Let our expert author guide you through this brand new edition, with personal insights, tips, energizing self-tests and summaries throughout the book. And if you don't have much time, don't worry - every book gives you 1, 5 and 10-minute bites of learning to get you started.

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About Author

Mark Butcher has captained England and is currently captain of Surrey County Cricket Club. Paul Abraham is Berkshire Cricket Club Committee Chairman and ECB Level 3 Coach.


Introduction Why play cricket? Safety Fitness for cricket Warm-up and cool down Nutrition for cricketers Fielding The cricket ball Fielding positions and principles Close catching Throwing Pick up and throw Retrieving and throwing Batting Equipment Grip and stance Backswing and step The drive The forward defensive The back defensive The pull shot The square cut The late cut Hitting full pitch to leg Hitting full pitch to off The front foot leg glance The back foot leg glance The sweep shot The hook shot Hitting 'over the top' Facing fast bowling Facing slow bowling Judging what shot to play Running between the wickets Backing Up Bowling The basic grip The run up and approach Seam and swing bowling Off spin Leg spin Wicket keeping Equipment Stance Taking the ball Stumping Standing back Captaincy Tactical play Setting an attacking field Setting a leg-side field Setting an off-side field Setting a defensive field Motivating your team Coaching Parenting a young cricketer Training for cricket Net management and safety Bowling machines Umpiring 10 ways of getting out The signals Scoring The scorebook Scoring The rules of cricket Glossary Useful contacts

Product Details

  • publication date: 31/12/2010
  • ISBN13: 9781444107326
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9781444107326
  • weight: 190
  • ISBN10: 1444107321

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