IPL T20 Tactics To Win More

IPL T20 Tactics To Win More T20 Cricket is fast paced and game scenarios can change quickly from over to over. In a recent review of various IPL 2022 matches one thing that has stood out is that coaches and teams need to give some thought to thinking outside of the box when it comes […]

Train Smarter & Develop Your Batting Faster

Many batsmen and women would agree that if you want to succeed out in the middle you need to have a technique that allows you to defend and deal with the good balls and you need to be able to attack and score runs when the opportunity arises. You also need to be able to […]

Foxtel – Effects of Bat Swing Speed On Scores

In the recent test series between Australia and New Zealand Foxtel released its new high-tech sensor device “Smash Factor” which allows viewers to view data outputs such as Power Efficiency and Bat Swing Speeds. Smash Factor together with similar products such as Stance Beam provide players and coaches an opportunity to assess player performance in […]

Smash Factor the Way Forward

Smash Factor Power Hitting Technology. The people at Force Train Better have long advocated the use of technology and baseline tracking modules as part of the development of a player’s power-hitting game. In fact, we have been using this sort of technology for a number of years, mainly at the Julian Wood Power Hitting Academy […]

The Ashes: Science Reveals Key to Playing Pace

The spell of sheer pace, brutality, and menace Jofra Archer delivered in the second Ashes Test seems destined for cricket folklore. The irresistible force of Test cricket’s newest speed demon, Archer, took on the immovable object of Steve Smith. Irresistible force won the day. Archer’s deliveries regularly topped 150 kilometers per hour. His fastest ball […]


Having batted in stifling heat for the best part of two sessions while facing a high-quality bowling attack of pace and spin England’s Ben Stokes produced some of the most explosive Power Hitting ever seen in a Test Match to turn the current Ashes Series completely around. At 9 down for 280 odd the Test […]

12th Man or Sub?

While it was great to see the Australians fight back to take control of the First Test at Edgebaston I was left wondering what might have been had the Rules of Cricket allowed for England to bring in a substitute for the injured James Anderson. Effectively England was a bowler down and not just any […]

Force Train Better – Bat Oil Ports

We all know that cricket bats need oiling. Kookaburra Cricket has a great article on their website about how to oil bats and why.  The moisture content of bat willow is a key element to a bat being a good bat or a not so good bat. Bats are ordered by retailers on a seasonal basis. Bats […]

Cricket Training Aids

Ever hit that crisp shot then hold your bat face up to see if you can see where on the bat you struck the ball? Every player has probably done it at one stage or another. Force Train Better www.forcetrainbetter.com has developed a product called Cricket Impact Tape that allows players to see exactly where on the bat they […]

Cricket Coaching – Overweight – Underweight

Julian Wood is a world-class batting coach who specializes in the principles of Cricket Coaching using  Overweight – Underweight Training Programs. He is the current batting coach of the England T-20 and ODI Cricket Squads. He is also the mastermind behind the highly advanced and futuristic Power Hitting Batting Programs that are now being used by Cricket […]