#4 - I am looking to improve my speed as a bowler. However, when I run up to the wicket faster, I feel like I lose control of where I want to pitch the ball in contrast to when I run up slower.

QUESTION FROM KEIRON

I am looking to improve my speed as a bowler so I would like to increase the speed in my run-up. However, when I run up to the wicket faster, I feel like I lose control of where I want to pitch the ball in contrast to when I run up slower. How do I solve this?


ANSWER

Hey Keiron,

If you’re losing control of accuracy when you run in faster, I’d say this is more of a ‘timing’ issue at the point of release. If you are losing control of your body when running in faster – then that would be much more of a problem. It’s natural to have more control over everything when you run in slower but being able to execute technique and skill at higher (run up) speeds is the next step and ultimate objective.

My advice would be to continue bowling with the faster run up and ‘work out’ the ideal release position that would enable you to hit your desired length. Bowling is about repetition – the more you do it, the more comfortable you’ll become with your technique. Be patient and stick with it.

All the best.


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