In batting, bowling and fielding there are some general factors that, if executed sequentially,
will produce reliable performance. In batting, some of the mechanical principles involved in hitting the
ball effectively, include:

GRIPPING THE BAT OPTIMALLY, PARTICULARLY AT IMPACT
USE AS LONG A LEVER AS CAN BE CONTROLLED BY THE PLAYER TO HIT THE
BALL WITH OPTIMUM VELOCITY

STRIKE THE BALL AT THE CENTRE OF PERCUSSION OR SWEET SPOT’

STRIKING THE BALL THROUGH ITS CENTRE OF GRAVITY FOR OPTIMUM SPEED
OR OFF CENTRE FOR DEFLECTION SHOTS

ENSURING A STABLE BASE OF SUPPORT FROM WHICH TO HIT THE BALL

THE FOLLOW-THROUGH PRINCIPALLY ENSURES ACCELERATION OF THE BAT THROUGH THE IMPACT PHASE

ENSURE CORRECT SEQUENCE OF SUMMING MUSCULAR FORCE, STARTING WITH THE
LARGE AND ENDING WITH THE SMALLER MUSCLE GROUPS
Use long levers for optimum linear velocity and short