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My life has revolved around cricket for a number of years now and I’ve recently been reflecting on how grateful I am that it has. It started in the backyard at a very young age, I remember taping up tennis balls and tugging at my uncle's shirt to start the Christmas Day match from the […]

ACI Blog: Batting

We’ve all heard it before, runs are currency. Runs get you picked, score more runs and you will play higher. The most frustrating aspect of this though is the fact that many players feel like they are hitting the ball really well and then all of a sudden they go out and get that dreaded […]

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Straight up I must confess that I've been a keeper for most of my cricketing career.  So, there's no guessing who I think is the most important player on any cricketing side: the unheralded Wicket-Keeper! There's a lot of pressure on wicket-keepers nowadays.  To be regarded as one of the best, you not only need […]

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It’s quite a common occurrence… We have so many players in our Academy Programs that come to us and tell us that they struggle to bowl and restrict their opposition in the dying overs. “They just got away from me”, or “no matter what and where I bowled they just seemed to hit boundaries off […]

The best time of the cricketing year! Nearly better than Christmas, or maybe it’s part of Christmas Choosing a bat can be a daunting and stressful process at times. Not knowing where to start, who to buy it off, what type to buy and whether to think short or long term. Below, we’ve gone a […]

Mums, sisters, wives, girlfriends… We all have at least one female in our life that despises cricket and has no idea (and doesn’t intend on learning to either) how it operates. Here’s are the top 5 questions the ACI team get asked by the woman in their lives… *Disclaimer: This has been written as some […]

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Every parent wants their child to perform in the sport they love, so they can enjoy it, develop confidence and improve their self worth. Doing well rubs off on other areas of their life as well. It’s a fine line, you don’t want to get too pushy or involved because that can have the opposite […]

In our time developing young cricketers around Australia, we’ve come across a lot of different types of players. Some of them so dedicated, that they'll do anything to gain an edge over their opponent. Others are there for the pure love of the game, who enjoy nothing more than playing and enjoying it with their […]