Radford’s online Batting Booth addressing technical issues
Former West Indies Batting Coach Toby Radford is seeking to help batsmen diagnose and fix whatever technical issues they may have, through his unique online Batting Booth.
The highly acclaimed international batting coach, who is currently based in England, says the idea is to help players solve possible flaws in their technique, even though in most counties there is no current access to practice facilities due to COVID-19 restrictions.
“At a time where people are stuck at home, they can get on a bowling machine or a back yard net and they can get international feedback the way the pros or international players are getting; it’s worked really well and hopefully, we keep growing it as well,” he related to News Room Sport.
Radford, who spent eight years working with the senior West Indies men’s international team as their assistant and batting coach, which included a World Cup T20 win in Sri Lanka in 2012 and helped to beat England 2-1 in the Test Series in February 2019, said the concept came from his time with the regional side.
According to Radford, whenever the players and himself returned to their respective homes after a tour, they would send him footage of their net sessions on WhatsApp.
Thus far, notable players who have used the Batting Booth and made it public are West Indies Test captain Jason Holder and Guyanese all-rounder Kevin Sinclair.
Players would need to register via https://www.tobyradfordcricketcoaching.co.uk/the-online-batting-booth?fbclid=IwAR3zEwEj1-x-8I6dP65Z7lVAT18TAqbLz-PPKzD3wvhihlEjxiUAncs_Eec and then they can send footage to his WhatsApp.
Further instructions are to record up to five minutes of batting, including a side on view as well, if possible. It is recommend doing this via a smartphone or tablet.
A £25 payment will be needed after which Radford will respond with written review and recommendations.