#47 - How can a front on bowler avoid falling over (lateral flexion) when bowling?

QUESTION

How can a front on bowler avoid falling over (lateral flexion) when bowling?


ANSWER

Hey,

There are 2 things you can do to try and avoid lateral flexion.

1. Better use of your non-bowling arm; most bowlers will lose their non-bowling arm very early in their action. The longer you can hold onto that arm, the more control you’ll have on the alignment of your upper body.

2. Drills; get some cones and poles and set up a channel through the crease that goes straight through your follow through in a straight line. The presence of physical elements will force you to consciously avoid falling over – because you’ll end up hitting the poles. Do this slowly and build it up from standing to walk through to jog through etc.

I hope that helps.

All the best.


Do you want to know how the professionals bowl fast? Listen to our podcasts with international and domestic fast bowlers, technical coaches and fitness trainers.

Pace Journal

Daily Fast Bowling Tips, Motivation & Advice Exclusively From Professional Cricketers, Technical Coaches & Fitness Trainers #GetWithThePace