The kinematics of the fast bowling follow-through are often reported, yet the follow-through is unassessed. This study compared magnitudes of tibial accelerations across the delivery and follow-through foot strikes in fast bowlers. Fifteen sub-elite male fast bowlers performed 24 deliveries during training. Tibial accelerations were measured using tibial-mounted inertial measurement units. Peak tibial acceleration magnitudes were recorded at the foot contacts of the delivery and follow-through strides. A linear mixed model showed statistical significance between foot strike events (p < .001) with the greatest magnitude of tibial acceleration occurring at back foot re-contact. The tibial acceleration peak reported at back foot re-contact may have implications for load quantification and injury risk, therefore representing an important avenue for future fast bowling research.
Epifano, Daniel J.; Ryan, Samuel; Clarke, Anthea; Huynh, Minh; and Middleton, Kane J.
"COMPARING TIBIAL ACCELERATIONS BETWEEN DELIVERY AND FOLLOW-THROUGH FOOT STRIKES IN CRICKET FAST BOWLING,"
ISBS Proceedings Archive: Vol. 40:
1, Article 41.
Available at: https://commons.nmu.edu/isbs/vol40/iss1/41