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Laurence Houghton

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Thesis: Development and implementation of a simulated batting innings for testing and training

This research is looking at possible causes of physical fatigue during a prolonged simulated cricket batting innings (2.5 hours) by observing physiological parameters and tendon mechanical properties. In order to achieve this aim, a prolonged batting simulation has been developed. This simulation has been created in order to overcome the limitations of data collection during cricket matches.

Why my research is important

Development of a cricket batting simulation for use in future research, fitness testing of cricketers and as a cricket batting training tool.

Better understanding of fatigue during prolonged intermittent exercise that requires repeated changes of direction.

Funding

Jan 2009

May 2013

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