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Article: An in-situ examination of the timing of information pick-up for interception by cricket batsmen of different skill levels

TitleAn in-situ examination of the timing of information pick-up for interception by cricket batsmen of different skill levels
Authors
KeywordsAnticipation
Ball flight information
Cricket batting
Expertise
Issue Date2009
PublisherElsevier BV. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/psychsport
Citation
Psychology Of Sport And Exercise, 2009, v. 10 n. 6, p. 644-652 How to Cite?
AbstractObjectives: Cricket batting is performed under demanding constraints, which requires rapid and accurate decision making for successful achievement of the skill goal. To understand how batsmen negotiate these constraints, the capability of highly skilled and low skilled cricket batsmen to utilise visual information prior to and during sections of ball flight to strike balls delivered by fast bowlers was examined. Method: Six highly skilled and six low skilled batsmen faced different types of balls delivered by three fast bowlers. Batsmen wore vision occlusion spectacles and were required to strike delivered balls, while their vision of the bowler's delivery action and ball flight was selectively occluded. Three vision conditions were randomly designed that included temporal occlusion at: (i) a point prior to ball release (providing only advance information), (ii) a point prior to ball bounce (providing advance and ball flight information) and (iii) no occlusion (where all advance, ball flight and bounce information were visible). Foot movements made forward or backward were assessed as a measure of ball length judgement, while the quality of bat-ball contact was assessed as a measure of interception. Results: Results demonstrated the superior capability of highly skilled batsmen to utilise information prior to ball release to judge short ball length. Expert batsmen were better able to utilise ball flight information prior to and post-bounce to attain a superior number of bat-ball contacts. Conclusions: Findings demonstrate that the mechanism of experts to deal with task constraints when attempting to intercept a delivered ball is their capability to pick-up visual information to judge ball landing position. Crown Copyright © 2009.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/60478
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.303
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RMIT University
Funding Information:

The experiment reported in this paper was supported through a research grant provided by School of Medical Sciences, RMIT University. Sincere thanks are expressed to School of Medical Sciences (particularly. Discipline of Exercise Sciences). all participants. Cricket Victoria (particularly, Chris Harris, David Saker and Greg Shipperd), Kookaburra (particularly, Peter Thompson), School of Aero space and Engineering, RMIT University (particularly, Roger Labrooy and Sebastian Naselli) and Simon Rosalie (for reading earlier versions of this paper) for their contributions to the research.

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dc.contributor.authorAbernethy, Ben_HK
dc.contributor.authorReece, Jen_HK
dc.contributor.authorRose, Men_HK
dc.contributor.authorEid, Men_HK
dc.contributor.authorMcBean, Ren_HK
dc.contributor.authorHart, Ten_HK
dc.contributor.authorAbreu, Cen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-31T04:11:44Z-
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dc.date.issued2009en_HK
dc.identifier.citationPsychology Of Sport And Exercise, 2009, v. 10 n. 6, p. 644-652en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1469-0292en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/60478-
dc.description.abstractObjectives: Cricket batting is performed under demanding constraints, which requires rapid and accurate decision making for successful achievement of the skill goal. To understand how batsmen negotiate these constraints, the capability of highly skilled and low skilled cricket batsmen to utilise visual information prior to and during sections of ball flight to strike balls delivered by fast bowlers was examined. Method: Six highly skilled and six low skilled batsmen faced different types of balls delivered by three fast bowlers. Batsmen wore vision occlusion spectacles and were required to strike delivered balls, while their vision of the bowler's delivery action and ball flight was selectively occluded. Three vision conditions were randomly designed that included temporal occlusion at: (i) a point prior to ball release (providing only advance information), (ii) a point prior to ball bounce (providing advance and ball flight information) and (iii) no occlusion (where all advance, ball flight and bounce information were visible). Foot movements made forward or backward were assessed as a measure of ball length judgement, while the quality of bat-ball contact was assessed as a measure of interception. Results: Results demonstrated the superior capability of highly skilled batsmen to utilise information prior to ball release to judge short ball length. Expert batsmen were better able to utilise ball flight information prior to and post-bounce to attain a superior number of bat-ball contacts. Conclusions: Findings demonstrate that the mechanism of experts to deal with task constraints when attempting to intercept a delivered ball is their capability to pick-up visual information to judge ball landing position. Crown Copyright © 2009.en_HK
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dc.subjectAnticipationen_HK
dc.subjectBall flight informationen_HK
dc.subjectCricket battingen_HK
dc.subjectExpertiseen_HK
dc.titleAn in-situ examination of the timing of information pick-up for interception by cricket batsmen of different skill levelsen_HK
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