Illegal bowling action laws, do they really matter?

Wayne Spratford, Jacqueline Alderson, Bruce Elliott

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Abstract

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).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication36th Conference of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports, Auckland, New Zealand, September 10-14, 2018
Subtitle of host publicationISBS 2018 - SPRINZ - AUT
EditorsPartia A Hume, Jacqueline A Alderson, Barry D Wilson
PublisherNMU Commons
Pages134-137
Number of pages4
Volume36
Publication statusPublished - 26 Nov 2018
Event36th International Society of Biomechanics in Sports - Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 10 Sep 201814 Sep 2018
https://sprinz.aut.ac.nz/isbs-2018

Publication series

Name36th Conference of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports Conference Proceedings
PublisherNMU Commons
Number1
Volume36

Conference

Conference36th International Society of Biomechanics in Sports
Abbreviated titleISBS 2018
CountryNew Zealand
CityAuckland
Period10/09/1814/09/18
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