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A flick of the wrist
Around the Academy:

Grip it, spin it, let it rip!


Terry Jenner


People think leg spinners are freaks, but of course they're not.

They are unnatural naturals.

By that I mean it's an unnatural thing to turn your wrist to project the ball down the pitch.

But if you can do it naturally, you're a leg-spinner bowler.

Leg spinning is the most difficult art of all and requires a lot more practise than other skills in the game.

But if you work at the things that need plenty of practise to get right, you will get better at them.

Australian leg spinner Stuart MacGill
MacGill is following in Warne's footsteps
The kids that are going to make it are those who put in the extra practise.

And you MUST practise both with AND without a batsman.

It's no good bowling to guys who keep smashing it back to you because you'll develop bad habits.

Develop good habits without facing a batsman.

And when you've done that, then put him or her in there!

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Meet spin king TJ
A flick of the wrist
It's a love thing

What is leg spin?
Leg spin involves turning a ball off the pitch from the leg side of a right-handed batsman, to the off side.
The ball is gripped across the seam, and as it is bowled the wrist helps the fingers spin the ball from leg to off.
The ball is released out of the front of the hand.
A good rhythm is necessary to land the ball in the right spot.

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I remember Shane Warne saying that leg spin bowlers need a lot of love!
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Terry Jenner





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