Cricket July 6, 2012

The science of bowling at 100mph

Stephen Brenkley in the Independent talks to Kevin Shine, England's ace fast-bowling coach, who shares his vision of producing a legion of bowlers capable of bowling around 100mph.

Stephen Brenkley in the Independent talks to Kevin Shine, England's ace fast-bowling coach, who shares his vision of producing a legion of bowlers capable of bowling around 100mph.

The fastest bowler in England is Stuart Meaker of Surrey. He has frequently been timed in the 90s, ahead of all his peers in tests at Loughborough, and has approached 97mph. King and Felton [Shine's associates] have isolated the key areas in a fast bowler's action which are likely to lead to higher speeds, and in turn Shine has begun working on these as a coach.

Devashish Fuloria is a sub-editor with ESPNcricinfo

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