Batting related experiences of South African universities cricketers

  • L. Slogrove
  • J.R. Potgieter
  • C.D. Foxcroft

Abstract

In order to substantiate qualitative data gained regarding the cognitions, feelings and behaviours experienced by three potentially elite top-order cricket batsmen, a quantitative post hoc study was undertaken. One hundred and ten South African Universities (SAU) cricketers completed the Mental Processes During Batting in Cricket questionnaire which was drawn up by the first from a summary of nine in-depth interviews with three case study participants. The five most strongly supported batting related experiences of the SAU cricketers were: playing of each delivery on its merit; feeling a sudden rush of nervousness when having to bat; expecting to be perfect in their batting; using a pre-delivery routine before facing their first delivery in an innings; and an over-analysis of their batting when in bad form.

(S. African J. for Research in Sport, Physical Ed. and Recreation: 2002 24 (1): 101-112)
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