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Comparing power hitting kinematics between skilled male and female cricket batters

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posted on 2021-06-16, 14:01 authored by Stuart McErlain-Naylor, Chris Peploe, James Grimley, Yash DeshpandeYash Deshpande, Paul Felton, Mark KingMark King
Organismic, task, and environmental constraints are known to differ between skilled male and female cricket batters during power hitting tasks. Despite these influences, the techniques used in such tasks have only been investigated in male cricket batters. This study compared power hitting kinematics between 15 male and 15 female batters ranging from university to international standard. General linear models were used to assess the effect of gender on kinematic parameters describing technique, with height and body mass as covariates. Male batters generated greater maximum bat speeds, ball launch speeds, and ball carry distances than female batters on average. Male batters had greater pelvis-thorax separation in the transverse plane at the commencement of the downswing (β = 1.14; p = 0.030) and extended their lead elbows more during the downswing (β = 1.28; p = 0.008) compared to female batters. The hypothesised effect of gender on the magnitude of wrist uncocking during the downswing was not observed (β = −0.14; p = 0.819). The causes of these differences are likely to be multi-factorial, involving aspects relating to the individual players, their history of training experiences and coaching practices, and the task of power hitting in male or female cricket.

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International Cricket Council; England and Wales Cricket Board

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  • Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Published in

Journal of Sports Sciences

Volume

39

Issue

21

Pages

2393-2400

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Version

  • VoR (Version of Record)

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© The Authors

Publisher statement

This is an Open Access Article. It is published by Taylor & Francis under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Licence (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Acceptance date

2021-05-20

Publication date

2021-06-15

Copyright date

2021

ISSN

0264-0414

eISSN

1466-447X

Language

  • en

Depositor

Prof Mark King. Deposit date: 15 June 2021

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