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Twenty expert coaches were interviewed exploring their conceptions of the fast-bowling technique and how they coached it. Coaches noted highly individualised techniques, that altered at varying times, due to game structure and tactical imperatives, which often required technical intervention. Previous have failed to identify these changes; however, these studies have not included a tactical context. Without taking these contexts into consideration, many changes in technique may have been missed in analysis. By following principles of ecological dynamics, the tactical environment that contextualises a technical analysis, alongside the psychological and emotional states of the athlete, can be used to design more closely representative experimental research settings.