Bob Woolmer on Bowling

Bob Woolmer on Bowling


By (author) Bob Woolmer, By (author) Tim Noakes, With Helen Moffett

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  • Publisher: New Holland Publishers Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 198mm x 246mm x 12mm | 322g
  • Publication date: 25 March 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1847737501
  • ISBN 13: 9781847737502
  • Illustrations note: approx 60 photographs in b/w, 4 photographs in colour, approx 63 illus
  • Sales rank: 433,818

Product description

"Bob Woolmer on Bowling" is a dynamic, yet comprehensive, guide to bowling in cricket. Combining the knowledge top cricket coach Bob Woolmer and an expert sports scientist, this scientifically and technically thorough manual tackles the essential techniques involved in achieving the perfect combination of momentum, balance and timing required in bowling. "Bob Woolmer on Bowling" analyses the components that make up a smooth and continuous bowling action, facilitating teaching and practice by breaking down the bowling action into five distinct phases. Featuring clear, explanatory illustrations throughout, along with useful summaries and tips, this is the definitive guide to mastering the skills involved in bowling.

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Author information

Considered the most forward-thinking coach in international cricket, BOB WOOLMER'S tragic and untimely death at the 2007 World Cup in the Caribbean dominated headlines around the globe for months. One small comfort is that he had just completed his magnum opus, a lifetime's wisdom garnered from playing and coaching cricket at the highest levels. PROFESSOR TIM NOAKES co-founded the Sports Science Institute of South Africa and is the Discovery Health Chair of Exercise and Sports Science at the University of Cape Town. He also directs the Medical Research Council/UCT Exercise Science and Sports Medicine Research Unit, which has produced nearly 400 scientific articles since its foundation 12 years ago. DR HELEN MOFFETT is a freelance writer and academic (she is a Senior Research Fellow at the African Gender Institute at the University of Cape Town). She is passionate about cricket, and has lectured all over the world on the social, political and cultural dimensions of the game. She has also co-produced two documentary films on cricket, transformation and nation-building in South Africa.