Cricket - How Fast Can You Bowl?

Cricket - How Fast Can You Bowl?

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Cricket - How Fast Can You Bowl? When we watch fast bowlers performing at the top of the game, we marvel at the accuracy and pace they can bowl at. We have tried to bowl fast in the nets but, always seem to get some sort of niggle that ensures the next few days are spend in agony. We do wonder though, how we compare to the speeds recorded, by our sporting heroes. Most test sides have bowlers that bowl in excess of 90mph (144kph, effortlessly. So how close do we get to the likes of James Anderson and Stuart Broad. It may be our quickest delivery is struggling to beat the pace of Monty Panesar but, how can we check? If you are friendly with a local traffic cop you may be able to get him to visit your club and speed check your clubs bowlers. This will likely be a one off as he is more likely to need his speed gun, to carry about his normal duties. Now there is another way of finding out how fast you bowl and you could do it every day of the week. The new Platypus Speed Ball Cricket Ball is the very latest ball to hit the UK. It has a built in speed sensor that can record every delivery bowled. The ball has a fantastic raised seam to give the bowler the feel of a real cricket ball. How does it work? First off set the distance you expect to pitch the delivery at. Then grip the ball and just bowl as fast as you can. The ball registers how fast from leaving the bowlers hand, to landing on the ground. If you have landed the ball around the area specified then the accurate speedo will register your speed in kph. Many clubs are using this new ball as a training aid, to try to get more out of their fast bowlers. So, how fast can you bowl?


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