Handedness in 'fast ball' sports: do left-handers have an innate advantage?

  title={Handedness in 'fast ball' sports: do left-handers have an innate advantage?},
  author={Colin J. B. Wood and J P Aggleton},
  journal={British journal of psychology},
  volume={80 ( Pt 2)},
The study reported here examined whether left-handedness is an intrinsic advantage in three sports: cricket, tennis, and football (soccer). An analysis of cricket yearbooks showed that over the last four decades there was a relatively high proportion of professional cricketers who bowled left-handed. In contrast, an analysis of handedness in top batsman, as measured by bowling hand, failed to find any evidence of a handedness effect. Similarly, there was no clear, consistent excess of left… CONTINUE READING

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