I've been playing cricket for years now, mostly uncompetitively and about 6 or 7 games every year in the summer for a church team. I bowl a conventional 'fast bowling' action and believe I have got a natural action for bowling... Of late, however, maybe two or three balls in an over i've been dragging quite badly to the offside. I'm thinking it must have something to do with my action... I realise that without seeing any footage or anything of me bowling it's hard to give tips but I have a few questions after analysing my action.
Firstly, during release should I be looking to keep my head looking at the batsman still or should it roll down with my arm?
Secondly, what's the best way of measuring a run up? I've found that whenever I get my run up slightly wrong, I'm not sure if it's mental or anything, but I tend to drag it wide.
Lastly, I've noticed my arm comes down in a slightly 'diagonal' way like this: / . Is this an obvious pointer to the problem and if so is there anyway of rectifying it?
I'd appreciate any help you can give,
Thanks very much,