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David P. Dillard
07-31-2002, 04:37 AM
Here are some article citations that may be useful to you in this

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Portus MR. Sinclair PJ. Burke ST. Moore DJ. Farhart PJ. Cricket fast
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Elliott BC. Back injuries and the fast bowler in cricket. Journal of Sports
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Lloyd DG. Alderson J. Elliott BC. An upper limb kinematic model for the
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Cook DP. Strike SC. Throwing in cricket.
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Stretch RA. Bartlett R. Davids K. A review of batting in men's cricket.
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Goonetilleke RS. Legality of bowling actions in cricket.
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Baker, J. A biomechanical analysis of the cricket off-drive and on-drive
played under open and closed skill conditions. [Thesis or Dissertation]
(University of Western Australia) Nedlands, W.A., 1992, 1 v.

The biomechanics of side-on and front-on fast bowling in cricket.
Sports coach 13(2), Apr/June 1990, 8-11

Davis, K. Discovering biomechanical principles of batting in cricket.
[Book Analytic] In, Matsui, H., and Kobayashi, K. (eds.), Biomechanics
VIII-A & B: proceedings of the Eighth International Congress of
Biomechanics, Nagoya, Japan, Champaign, Ill., Human Kinetics Publishers,
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HURRION-P, DYSON-R, TAYLOR-M, LEONARD-A, HALE-T Indoor versus outdoor : a
biomechanical investigation into the ground reaction forces in fast-medium
cricket bowling (En salle ou a l'exterieur : recherche biomecanique sur
les forces de reaction du sol lors des lancers de balle au cricket)
[Article] Journal of sports sciences ROYAUME UNI 1998, t 16, n 5, p 416,


I hope that the sources cited above throw some light on this subject for

David Dillard
Temple University
(215) 204 - 4584

On Wed, 31 Jul 2002, Rajiv Ranganathan wrote:

> Hello everyone,
> I would like to know the kind of biomechanical techniques applied to
> cricket, especially bowling. I would also like to know the common image
> processing techniques that are used in order to study the video tapes of the
> players. If someone could suggest resources or links on the Net I shall be
> most grateful.
> Thank You
> Rajiv Ranganathan
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