Old Man Action - Back in The Saddle
I originally posted this in the Your 2013 Cricket Season in Cricket Chat but this is a better place where I can possible post updates to see if I can make the corrections I need to do.
On repeated viewing I have noticed an additional issue that I have to correct and the is the lack of follow through the crease and this is probably psychological as my injury happened in my follow through.
Hopefully I can posts some updates in the following weeks and months that will show improvements.
Originally Posted by Goughy
As some may know, just over a year ago I had my face rebuilt after a freak cricket accident. Apart from one random game, I had not played since. Recently, though, Ive had a few nets to see if I want to get back into it.
It has been going OK but I don't have the extra two yards of pace that I had in my prime - which probably makes sense given I am 36 and have not played a serious game of cricket in about 5 years.
I took a vid at the nets last night and the answer for the loss of pace is clear. Obviously is still sharpish (it's only of 6 steps or so but I was trying) but only when I see it on tape do I see that I now have an old man's action. All the dynamic aspects have been reduced.
- Shortened delivery stride (bad hamstrings)
- Reduced range of motion on the arc of the front leg
- left leg collapses
- back foot bisects the crease rather than being parallel
- There is a hitch at the top of the action that breaks the fluidity
Here is the link. The first guy, in yellow, is a FC and ODI player.
Back in the saddle - YouTube
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Last edited by Goughy; 01-02-2013 at 06:03 AM.