Okay, lets start with the bowling.
I'm an offie/leggie who can't turn the ball a whole lot. That's the problem that needs solving. When I bowl front-of-the-hand offies, I'll dart them in on a decent length and a semi-decent line, occasionally getting a couple of inches of turn (If I'm lucky) and mixing up the pace and flight. I've been mildly successful this season, taking 4 or 5 wickets for 55 from 20-odd overs in 4 games. So yeah, any tips on turning offies?
Then there's the leg spinners. I've taken some tips from a former 5th Grade (Aus) spinner who now plays with my Dad's team. Y'know, driving through with the right knee and hip and bringing the bowling arm down outside the left hip to pull your body that way slightly. When I land them, there are 2 results. One is basically a topspinner that does nothing, and the other (less frequently) a rip-snorter of a googly that turns a mile. Yep, I'm a leggie who can't turn a leggie. My wrist over-rotates a bit which causes everything to come out like a wrong 'un, and my arm is a bit too vertical, but what else can I do to get some turn??
Now, the batting problem. So, I've been juggled around the order recently (9 to 7 to opener over the course of the last couple of games) and keep getting starts, but can't go on with them. I've had an 8* (batting to save us from outright at 7), with both scoring shots being fours from beautifully timed pulls and cover drives, an 11 for school (opening) and a 13 (no. 5) as well. Almost every time I've been bowled by a straight one, just clipping the edge, onto the pad and then onto middle stump. Its a concentration problem more than anything else. I hit about 20 minutes in the middle and just completely lose focus, since I haven't batted longer than that in the nets or anywhere else. Any ideas?
Sorry for the reasonably long read and multitude of problems, but some help would be much appreciated.