How To Overcome Batting Woes In Cricket #BITESIZE

How To Overcome Batting Woes In Cricket #BITESIZE

Tom Jones is a highly qualified cricket coach with a fascination for the mental side of the game.  He is also the owner of Cricket Coach 365, a cricket coaching organisation whose philosophy is all about helping junior cricketers build self-awareness and resilience so that they can enjoy the game more.

Cricket is a unique sport where despite being a team sport it can also be argued to be an individual sport.  One of the biggest challenges is batting and dealing with the aftermath of low scores and the walk of shame.  In this BITE-SIZED episode, Tom Jones, a highly qualified youth cricket coach and owner of Cricket Coach 365 and I discuss mental toughness when batting and offer you advice on how to deal with the pressures that you will likely face.

Key Learning Points:

  • As a batter the walk to and from the wicket can be difficult for youngsters especially when they haven’t performed well.
  • The ability to come to recognise that you will fail more than you will succeed can help you.
  • When batting understanding what is within your control and what is outside of your control is useful.
  • The closest parallel to batting when you get out, is missing a penalty in football, in a penalty shootout.
  • Catastrophizing as a batter when you perform poorly is very easy – why not ask yourself the question how can I have a positive influence on the rest of the game?

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Relevant podcasts with a focus in cricket

Ep072: Tom Jones – Mastering the Mental Side of Cricket

Ep091: Jarrod Leathem – How to Transfer Your Cricket Skills to Matches

Ep221: Jeremy Snape – How To Use Pre Performance Routines When The Pressure Is On #BITESIZE

Relevant podcasts to help you deal with pressure

Ep169: Professor Adam Nicholls – How To Perform Under Pressure Close To Your Best #BITESIZE

Ep219: Brian Hemmings – Golfers: How To Improve Your Putting With A Quiet Eye Approach #BITESIZE

Ep224: Aaron Walsh – How To Help Professional Rugby Players Perform Better Under Pressure #BITESIZE

For More Resources for Cricketers

Blog – Make Bowling Simple by Avoiding these 3 Common Mental Game Errors

Blog – Being an Intelligent Batsman can be a Problem

Blog – Batting with a Quiet Mind

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David Charlton

Global Sports Psychologist who is located near Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK and willing to travel Internationally.  David also uses online video conferencing software (Zoom, Facetime, WhatsApp) on a regular basis and has clients who he has supported in USA, Canada, South America, UAE, Australian and New Zealand.  

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