James Knott & Andrew O’Connor

Foreword by Adam Hollioake


‘Like the best Joe Root innings, it has everything . . . easy to follow and bang up to date’ – Richard Hobson, Wisden 

'This book is fantastic. It is insightful and detailed, I thoroughly enjoyed the holistic structure, weighted heavily towards tactics and the mental approach, still with accurate and simplified technical input' – Sam Arthurs, Foundation Pathway Manager, Oxfordshire Cricket

‘This book offers a complete guide to batting, explained in a way that is thoroughly engaging and intelligible to all audiences. Whether you’re a player looking to advance your own batting, a parent or a coach looking to improve others, you will find everything you need in this book to develop the next great modern day batter’ – Luke Sharples, Talent Pathway Performance Manager, Northamptonshire County Cricket Club

‘As technical batting coaching appears to be enjoying a renaissance following the recent fortunes of the England Test side, this book provides an accessible and comprehensive guide. The way technical and tactical aspects of batting are described makes it accessible for players of all abilities, and the drills are practical and applicable. This book is a must for all young players and coaches with a desire to understand and improve their game’ – Mike Sutliff, Dinton CC and former professional cricketer with Leicestershire & Gloucestershire

‘In touch and up to date whilst still incorporating the sound principles of batting that have lasted the test of time, this comprehensive guide is of great use to players, coaches and parents alike looking to aid the development of modern batsmanship to meet the demands of the modern game’ – Ben Coddington, Wimbledon CC and Lincolnshire

‘A very detailed yet accessible read for players and coaches of all levels. The technical, tactical, mental and physical aspects of batting are all covered and there is a huge drills section for coaches to dip into’ – David Ripley, former Northants Head Coach and London Spirit Assistant Coach



Whether a player or a coach, this is the ultimate guide to developing the skills required to make it as a top-level batter. 

In the most comprehensive book on batting on the market, James Knott and Andrew O’Connor provide detailed and easy-to-understand insights into all aspects of batting, whether you are a player or coach, and no matter your level. 

With contributions from some of the game’s great players and coaches, including Sir Geoffrey Boycott, Ben Duckett, Julian Wood, Graham Gooch and Mark Butcher, this invaluable guide includes over 60 accessible training drills, a unique ‘training on your own’ section, and provides clear guidance for coaches and players.

Clear, insightful and easy to follow, this is an invaluable guide to developing batting skills for young and old alike.


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