The purpose of this study was to compare performance variables and upper body kinematics between cohorts of pathway (illegal and legal action) and elite level (legal) finger-spin (FS) bowlers. Results indicated that pathway illegal bowlers place significantly more revolutions on the ball compared with bowlers of the same level, reflecting that of the higher elite level bowlers. These differences are driven by various upper body kinematic differences at the trunk, elbow and wrist. This research highlights that when bowling with an illegal action, a possible performance benefit exists, reinforcing the current illegal action laws (the law does matter).
|Title of host publication||36th Conference of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports, Auckland, New Zealand, September 10-14, 2018|
|Subtitle of host publication||ISBS 2018 - SPRINZ - AUT|
|Editors||Partia A Hume, Jacqueline A Alderson, Barry D Wilson|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 26 Nov 2018|
|Event||36th International Society of Biomechanics in Sports - Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand|
Duration: 10 Sep 2018 → 14 Sep 2018
|Name||36th Conference of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports Conference Proceedings|
|Conference||36th International Society of Biomechanics in Sports|
|Abbreviated title||ISBS 2018|
|Period||10/09/18 → 14/09/18|
Spratford, W., Alderson, J., & Elliott, B. (2018). Illegal bowling action laws, do they really matter? In P. A. Hume, J. A. Alderson, & B. D. Wilson (Eds.), 36th Conference of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports, Auckland, New Zealand, September 10-14, 2018: ISBS 2018 - SPRINZ - AUT (Vol. 36, pp. 134-137).  (36th Conference of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports Conference Proceedings; Vol. 36, No. 1). NMU Commons.