Dont mean to be negative but if ur 16-19 now and ur bowling 55mph the only way ur ever gonna hit 80mph is human growth hormone(naughty naughty) or insane luck.
I dont think some people comprehend how fast 80mph is, the average 'fast' bowler you come across in the junior ranks out here in Australia (I'm talking U16's-18's) bowls around 100kph (62mph)...and even as you get into senior grade cricket majority of the opening bowlers (guys one level below Pura Cup selection) bowl no quicker than 115-125 (just over 70mph)....I'd say less than 1% of people who've played cricket have ever been able to bowl at or quicker than 80mph.
And typically the increase in pace between 16-25 years of age isnt thaat great.
Shaun Tait was clocked bowling at 144kph (90mph) when he was 16...and even with all the technical work with CA coaches and extra strength he's only added 10-15kph to his max speed in 8 years.
Moises Henriques bowled at about 85mph when he was 16 or 17 and he hasnt gotten any quicker since then.
The clear message is extra strength/technical work can only do so much in terms of pace...but pace aint everything.
When I was 16 i touched just over 120 (bout 75mph) which I was very proud of and was very quick for my age at the time but Ive put on weight and lost enthusiasm since and Id probably struggle to hit 110 now.
Well, we have a guy who is about 6'7", 15 years old and can bowl into the late 70s, and he can't even get into Yorkshire u-16s. I hate to say it, but if you have any aspirations other than playing an average level of club cricket, then you seriously need to up your pace, unless you have another attribute that is exceptional, ie swing, incredible accuracy or something along those lines.
If I posted a video on here of me bowling, am I likely to get help (there is no un-rude way to say that,).
Are you sure, late 70s at 15 is almost unhuman.Originally Posted by PhoenixFire
Last edited by Manee; 19-06-2007 at 02:19 PM.
The speed at which a fielding team gets through the innings is overrated.
May I ask how he does it, good rhythm, fast run up, good action, strong or tall?
The reason I think it is poor is that I get next to no bounce whatsoever and poor carry to the keeper too.Originally Posted by shortpitched713
I'm a 13 year old, i bowl top speed at about 50kph bowling leg spin, in which i know most of the basics and variations. I also bowl a bit of Medium pace, which i'm quite crap at, lol.
I can keep and am a fairly consistant opening bat, do u think i will have any chance of getting to 1st grade or FC level?
I think I can bowl a lot faster now. I haven't played now for a couple of weeks, but before that I noticed I was bowling considerably faster, like around 70 mph just a guess, but it was a lot faster than before.
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