At last a book designed to create winners
At last – the late Bob Woolmer’s much-anticipated life’s work and cricketing legacy is available to the world. A book designed to create winners.
Having a good all-rounder in a cricket team is pure gold. At last, in Bob Woolmer’s Art and Science of Cricket we have a book that will help coaches and cricketers create just that – all-rounders designed to be matchwinners...
Many coaching manuals concentrate on one aspect of the game, largely to the exclusion of others, so it’s great to have a book like this that combines coaching and playing techniques with those other skills without which we might as well all stay at home. Let’s face it, you need to be fit to make the most of the skills you have.
You also need to have the mental strength to stand up the opposition; after all, there’s no point having the skills, technique and fitness to face a pace attack if you’re paralysed with terror when the ace on the other team bowls you a blinder!
Yes, you need to know the ‘how’, but it’s as important to know the ‘why’ – because that motivates you to ‘do’.
So along with the book’s technical ‘recipes’ is a wealth of background information that will show you the ‘why’ as well.
The authors – Bob Woolmer and Professor Tim Noakes, household names in international cricket and sports science circles respectively – have a wealth of experience in their respective fields – and it shows!
The one-stop shop for cricketing knowledge
Worried about bowling, batting, keeping, fielding and other aspects of the game? Not any more – Woolmer covers all these in clear, clever detail, with Noakes providing a mountain of back-up information on their mental and physical aspects – biomechanical, medical and scientific knowledge that every player can use to enhance their value to a team, both now and in the future.
The style of writing is lively, the text is thorough, the images and illustrations clear, the tips from cricketing ‘greats’ will help you improve your game – and the anecdotes will make you wonder why a book like this has never been done before.