Centre of mass kinematics of fast bowling in cricket

  title={Centre of mass kinematics of fast bowling in cricket},
  author={Ren{\'e} Edouard Ferdinands and Robert N. Marshall and Uwe Gustav Kersting},
  journal={Sports Biomechanics},
  pages={139 - 152}
Kinematic studies have shown that fast bowlers have run-up velocities, based on centre of mass velocity calculations, which are comparable to elite javelin throwers. In this study, 34 fast bowlers (22.3 ± 3.7 years) of premier grade level and above were tested using a three-dimensional (3-D) motion analysis system (240 Hz). Bowlers were divided into four speed groups: slow-medium, medium, medium-fast, and fast. The mean centre of mass velocity at back foot contact (run-up speed) was 5.3 ± 0.6 m… 

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