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Spin Bowling

The mysteries of bamboozling the batsman are demonstrated by three masters of the craft.

School programme and Educational film 1983 21 mins


Three leading spin bowlers of the early 1980s demonstrate their craft. Off-spinner John Emburey shows the grips he uses to deliver the off-break and the 'floater', while his Middlesex and England colleague, slow left-armer Phil Edmonds, gives us the leg break. Pakistan's maestro Abdul Qadir has further tricks in store - wrist spin, googlies and the 'flipper'.

This is part of a series of coaching films funded by major cricket sponsor Natwest Bank, all preserved in the BFI National Archive. As well as the demonstrations of technique, the films include relevant coverage of county and Natwest Trophy matches. Other films in the series, including Batting the Forward Strokes and Fielding and Wicket Keeping, are also available on BFI Player.