Please meet Drew who is a highly skilled Physio and a close friend of mine. He has been heavily involved over a long period of time with my business, helping cricketers with injuries (especially bowlers with stuffed backs!). Drew has kindly offered his time to write a couple of articles for me to circulate which I hope you find interesting!! Over to you Drew..
- In a given day of cricket there is up to 6 hours of play (and juniors then playing seniors perhaps 10), often in scorching conditions.
- Fast bowlers in test cricket have been measured to cover up to 18km on field in a day when bowling up to 20 over’s. (on-ballers in AFL perhaps cover a maximum of 14-15 with rests and rotations)
- Although not a “contact” sport, all players (consider a whole day in the centre scoring tons, or chasing a batsman’s ‘wagon wheel’ all over the ground) how much sprints, long runs, stop – starts, running between wickets , cheeky singles, diving jumping rolling, throwing etc
- High velocity stressful repetitive motions with bowling and batting.