The Pro is where the Sidearm™ really gets
interesting. It requires a slightly stronger
throwing arm to use than the club, but once
mastered can produce deliveries that can test
and challenge the very best of batters.
Used by Graham Gooch and Andy Flower in the
England set-up, the pro can provide a level
of quality practice that is impossible to better.
Where previously a very talented bowler would
have to run-up 20 or 25 yards to bowl a ball
of similar quality, now a skilled coach can
provide 80mph swinging, seaming deliveries to
really iron out any flaws or defects in a batsman's
Not that you have to be test level to benefit
from using the pro. A good level club cricketer
or level 2 coach can easily generate enough
pace to provide great training for their peers
- a bit of time spent mastering the use of the
pro can be repaid many times over by a better
batting average at the end of the season!!