James Knott & Andrew O’Connor

Foreword by Darren Gough & Saqlain Mushtaq


‘This book is unique and has really struck on something special: unlocking the difficult ability to get the key fundamentals of bowling across in a simple yet detailed way. There is something here for all abilities – it is relevant to players at the beginning of their bowling journey all the way through to providing nuggets of advice for experienced players. It is a super and interesting read’ – Mark Patterson, Surrey & Ireland

‘Another comprehensive guide which blends in-depth knowledge of all bowling disciplines and insight from elite players and coaches’ – Richard Hudson, CEO of Bucks Cricket 

‘This third book in the series is a great addition offering both technical and tactical coaching all described in a clear and understandable manner. The book is a valuable addition to the coach’s toolkit but is equally useful for parents and players alike. The drills section offers a welcome number of options and the photos ensure it is easy to follow. Whether you are new to coaching or have years of experience, this book will further your self-development and the way it is written means you can dip in and out whenever you have the opportunity’ – Chris Malton, Northants Performance Coach

‘The authors have a vast knowledge and delightful passion for the game and this recent instalment of their series of books is excellent. From grassroots to elite level cricketers anybody could pick this book up and learn a snippet or two. I highly recommend’ – Jack Brooks, Somerset, Yorkshire, Northants CCC & England Lions

‘Another masterpiece. A comprehensive guide to the art of bowling – invaluable for both coaches and players alike. Bowling has evolved so much in recent years and this guide covers every aspect to enable all bowlers to take their game to the next level. Practical, insightful and hugely relevant. As a coach, I love the ongoing guidance notes which enables me to understand the context in order to be player-centric’ – Nick Broome, Northants Performance Coach and Coach Development


This book is aimed at players and coaches (male & female) of all levels. James Knott and Andrew O’Connor have created a comprehensive and up to date guide to bowling for coaches, players and parents featuring photographs and diagrams along with sixty accessible drills. 

This is an essential guide to the intricate skills required to become a successful bowler for both players and coaches. With input from a wide range of elite players and coaches, past and present, this is an invaluable guide to developing bowling skills for young and old alike.  

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