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Title: The effects of different delivery methods on the movement kinematics of elite cricket batsmen in repeated front foot drives
Authors: Peploe, Chris
King, Mark A.
Harland, Andy R.
Keywords: Cricket
Batting
Biomechanics
Kinematics
Timing
Front foot drive
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: © Elsevier Ltd.
Citation: PEPLOE, C., KING, M. and HARLAND, A.R., 2014. The effects of different delivery methods on the movement kinematics of elite cricket batsmen in repeated front foot drives. Procedia Engineering, 72, pp.220-225
Series/Report no.: The Engineering of Sport;10
Abstract: The aim of this paper was to examine differences in delivery characteristics and the resulting response exhibited by ten elite cricket batsmen when hitting repeated front foot drives against three different ball delivery methods; a bowling machine, a Sidearm™ ball thrower and a bowler. Synchronous three-dimensional Vicon motion capture technology and high-speed video were used to track batsman, bat and ball motion, and a range of discrete timing and kinematic variables were extracted from the resulting biomechanical model. Results showed significant differences in speed and ball release-to-impact time between the three delivery methods, thus questioning the validity of the bowling machine and Sidearm™ in the way they are currently used as true representations of batting against a real life bowler. Findings from the timing and kinematics of the subjects’ movements suggest a different technical response is also exhibited when facing the different delivery methods; for example batters were found to initiate movement earlier and have a lower maximum bat speed against the bowling machine, but initiate and complete their front foot stride earlier as well as moving their COM further forward in the Sidearm™ trials. © 2014 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.
Description: This paper was presented at the 2014 Conference of the International Sports Engineering Association. This paper was published as Open access under the CC BY-NC-ND license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1016/j.proeng.2014.06.039
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/19491
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2014.06.039
ISSN: 1877-7058
Appears in Collections:Published Articles (Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)
Published Articles (Sports Technology Research Group)
Published Articles (Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences)

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