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Where to bowl?: download a short explanation of why it is important to bowl full and straight - click here

Other resources

Whatever your style of bowling there are some key technical points you should be aiming for:

 

- Bowl the ball with a high arm (as close to vertical as possible) so that it is delivered from high

- Hold the ball correctly, whether for spin or pace bowling (watch the videos above to see correct technique)

- Have an economical run up which is powerful and straight towards the target but not too fast or too long

- Have a strong delivery stride and a long follow through channeling your energy towards the target

 

Watch the videos for Pace bowling and Spin bowling above for basic technique

Bowling basics

Bowling Skills

Whether you bowl spin or pace, accuracy is crucial.

Watch how former England bowler Graham Onions deveops accuracy with 'target bowling' - click here for video

Where to bowl: download an handout explaining of why it is important to bowl full and  straight - click here

Practising accuracy - target bowling

There are three main types of bowling: Pace (fast) bowling, Orthodox spin (finger spin) and Leg-spin (wrist spin).

 

Some star bowlers in world cricket today are Jimmy Anderson (pace), Stuart Broad (pace), Mitchell Starc (pace), Ravinder Jadeja (spin) and Yasir Shah (spin).

 

Watch a video on basic technique for Pace bowling (BBC) - click here

Watch a video on basic technique for Off-spin / Finger spin bowling (BBC) - click here

Watch a video on basic technique for Leg-spin / Wrist-spin bowling (Asics) - click here

Bowling techniques - watch videos

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