FRONT ARM SEQUENCE

Should I be telling my bowlers to get their front arm high?

In this video I give you a few points to focus on with a pace bowler’s front arm sequence. These tips are especially good for youngsters, so enjoy.

Comments

  • By eddiefitzgerald - on

    Hi Ben, thanks for the tips in this video however I am still having problems with my front arm collapsing early. Have you got any advice please?

  • By drsyedasad@gmail.com - on

    Hi, this video was very helpful and I feel I am doing the basics better now. When should one try to bowl faster and increase the amount of effort one puts to increase the pace? Sometimes putting extra effort pushes my line down the leg side.

    • By My Cricket Coach - on

      I would encourage you to be patient. Master your new technique with plenty of repetition over a 3 month period and concentrate on a quality strength and conditioning programme. From there it is all about timing and biomechanical efficiency. I have a feeling that because you sensed an improvement right away with this drill you have become over excited and are possibly muscling the delivery now. When you rush the front arm sequence the bowling action is generally encouraged to collapse thus delivering the ball down the leg side. Remember balance and timing is everything no matter what type of bowling action you possess.

      All the best,
      Ben

  • By simon.heyes - on

    Hi thanks for the videos i find them very helpful, i struggle with the correct sequence throughout bowling action. I have particular issue with the bound and gather.. i read Greg Chapell saying lead bound with bowling hand and wonder what you thought. Also following at backfoot contact where should bowling hand be. I find starting to take bowling arm back prior to backfoot landing and then spinning out with open shoulders.

    • By My Cricket Coach - on

      Hi Simon,

      Thanks, I am glad you are finding the videos beneficial.

      Regarding the bound phase, I think an efficient run up is the most important thing. If your approach is smooth and your rate of momentum is accurate for you personally then the bound phase will just happen naturally and it will feel comfortable and effortless. The gather and ball presentation with the bowling hand will also assist you though.

      Regarding your question about where should the bowling hand be when your back foot plants, in most cases it should be slightly forward of the hip but it is certainly a personal preference so the best thing to do would be to send me some video footage so I can review and coach you personally as I have seen many bowlers ruined by following generic coaching advice.

      I can tailor a programme for you personally.

      All the best,
      Ben

  • By ved.gunjan@gmail.com - on

    Hi Ben
    I’m a right arm medium pace bowler and my stock delivery is an outswinger to a right hand batmen and this comes naturally to me.
    But I’ve a big tendency of pushing the line down the leg side to a right hander because of which i end up giving lot of wides.
    Is it possible to suggest some basic steps/correction without even watching my action. If you want i can provide you with my videos and for that please let me know what should be the best way to take the video.

    Thanks
    Ved

    • By My Cricket Coach - on

      Hi Ved,

      This could be caused by being off balance at the back foot plant phase. Here is a video which will help you with your back foot stability https://mycricketcoach.com/bowling/a-bowling-drill-to-develop-balance/

      Video analysis is a service available to our annual members, so if you wish to upgrade your account to an annual subscription, I am more than happy to review your footage. You can send me your personal video footage file to review via email, Dropbox or Youtube.

      Regards,
      Ben

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