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Last season I was 14 and about 5 ft 11, now im 16 and about 6 ft 4
I reckon I was bowling about 80 kms back then, now I bowl bout 110 - 120km.
Speed just develops as you get bigger and stronger, I just decided at the start of this season to run in hard and bowl farst and I could.
Well thats how I got faster.
Jake. Eat chicken for breakfast lunch and dinner for 6 days a week.
Then on the sixth, eat high amounts of pasta.
Do this all season, but don't train. Then come next summer, you should be twice as quick.
I was just wondering If I would become faster if used wrist weights whilst bowling in the nets...
There is simply no fast track way to bowl faster. Take it from someone who has tried every quick fix method due to my pitiful determination. However, I have found a series of long term things which do help. This is, by no means, all inclusive.
Boxing against a heavy bag - 2 minute rounds of high intensity followed by 2 minutes rest is sufficient. Look for six rounds, with each arm. Each arm is critical to avoid injury.
Planks - hold them for as long as possible and do them four times a day with plenty of rest imbetween. Note that they are useless on their own and so the next tip is important if you want to do a plank.
Explosive Strength - 5 exercises that will improve your explosive power for cricket | Cricket coaching, fitness and tips
Basic strength - chin ups and press ups, invaluable.
A run up - it is amazing how few cricketers have an effective run up. The key is to never slow down and always be speeding up. You should be travelling at fair speed by the time you reach the crease with even strides and no fear of a no ball.
Keeping the legs active - this might just be for me as I have tight hamstrings, but make sure you do not spend prolonged periods of time without going for a walk or run or leg stretch. Just keep the legs active throughout each days.
Action - build a base of strength before looking in depth at the action. The simple tips you want to include are present here (below the info about the SLOB): Mavericks Cricket Coaching - The SLOB - the world's best slower ball
The speed at which a fielding team gets through the innings is overrated.
Time for a thread revival, TBH. Cricket season is fast approching, and this season, I'll be playing seniors, hopefully rep, and opening the bowling for the school team.
I've been working on my action and stuff today, keeping a straight front leg with a bent back leg, keeping my chest over my hips when I am running in, a good jump, pulling my front arm down faster and using a longer run up (from 11 steps to 18 steps). Generated some nice pace, now I need to work on getting the run up right, and the pace combined with accuracy, to go with the new action.
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