Australia news August 14, 2013

Cameron Gannon's bowling action cleared

ESPNcricinfo staff

Cameron Gannon, the Queensland right-arm seamer who was earlier reported for a suspect bowling action, has had his suspension lifted by Cricket Australia after a biomechanical analysis of his action.

Gannon was reported during the 2012-13 Sheffield Shield final in March and was tested under the Cricket Australia Doubtful Bowling Action Procedures. Results found that not all of his deliveries were legal, and was suspended the following month for a minimum period of 90 days. He had figures of 1 for 88 and 2 for 35 as Queensland conceded the title to Tasmania in Hobart.

Gannon worked with Queensland Cricket and Centre of Excellence staff to modify his action. This testing was conducted at the Australian Institute of Sport biomechanics facility in Canberra on July 30. His action complied with CA's tolerance level, which is an elbow extension of 15 degrees or less for every delivery.

Gannon was reported four times across the summer, including twice in the final. A minimum of three reports within the same season are required for a bowler to be subjected to testing.

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  • Mal on August 15, 2013, 23:11 GMT

    Very good point Imran Zaidi makes. Bowlers should never get to this level if their action is in anyway suspect. Sadly it is all too common these days. Coaches/officials are too scared to label young bowlers as "chuckers" because of the retributions arising from such a call, and so are just ignoring the problem until it goes away. It should be stamped out/modified as early in a bowlers life as possible.

  • Chris on August 14, 2013, 5:22 GMT

    Congratulations Cameron, keep up the good work.

  • Dummy4 on August 14, 2013, 4:54 GMT

    I dont understand why bowlers with suspect actions would not be reported at club levels, junior levels.

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