The purpose of this study was to identify the kinematic attributes associated with throwing performance (ball velocity and accuracy) in cricket. Three-dimensional motion analysis of sixteen cricketers performing 30 ground-fielding attempts towards a target from three approach directions (straight, non-dominant and dominant) was captured. Vertical release angle, stride length, trunk flexion velocity & forward trunk tilt angle at release were significant predictors of ball velocity across the three approach conditions. Horizontal release angle was a significant predictor of throw accuracy in all three approaches. ANOVAs revealed that throws were significantly quicker from the straight approach, and significantly more accurate in the dominant and straight conditions. Throwing performance and mechanical attributes of throwing technique differ by approach direction constraint.
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Lozowski, Billy; Atack, Alexandra; and Mahaffey, Ryan
"KINEMATIC ATTRIBUTES ASSOCIATED WITH OVERARM THROWING PERFORMANCE IN CRICKET,"
ISBS Proceedings Archive: Vol. 39:
1, Article 34.
Available at: https://commons.nmu.edu/isbs/vol39/iss1/34