Comparing power hitting kinematics between skilled male and female cricket batters

McErlain-Naylor, S.A., Peploe, C., Grimley, J., Deshpande, Y., Felton, P.J. ORCID: 0000-0001-9211-0319 and King, M.A., 2021. Comparing power hitting kinematics between skilled male and female cricket batters. Journal of Sports Sciences. ISSN 0264-0414

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Abstract

Organismic, task, and environmental constraints are known to differ between skilled male and female cricket batters during power hitting tasks. Despite these influences, the techniques used in such tasks have only been investigated in male cricket batters. This study compared power hitting kinematics between 15 male and 15 female batters ranging from university to international standard. General linear models were used to assess the effect of gender on kinematic parameters describing technique, with height and body mass as covariates. Male batters generated greater maximum bat speeds, ball launch speeds, and ball carry distances than female batters on average. Male batters had greater pelvis-thorax separation in the transverse plane at the commencement of the downswing (β = 1.14; p = 0.030) and extended their lead elbows more during the downswing (β = 1.28; p = 0.008) compared to female batters. The hypothesised effect of gender on the magnitude of wrist uncocking during the downswing was not observed (β = −0.14; p = 0.819). The causes of these differences are likely to be multi-factorial, involving aspects relating to the individual players, their history of training experiences and coaching practices, and the task of power hitting in male or female cricket.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Sports Sciences
Creators: McErlain-Naylor, S.A., Peploe, C., Grimley, J., Deshpande, Y., Felton, P.J. and King, M.A.
Publisher: Informa UK Limited
Date: 15 June 2021
ISSN: 0264-0414
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10.1080/02640414.2021.1934289DOI
1447662Other
Rights: © 2021 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/), which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, and is not altered, transformed, or built upon in any way.
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Record created by: Laura Ward
Date Added: 23 Jun 2021 15:11
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2021 15:11
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URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/43172

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