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England's Cricketers Are Turning To Hurling To Gain An Edge

England's Cricketers Are Turning To Hurling To Gain An Edge
By Gavin Cooney

We're not sure whether Cyril Farrell will soon be making the move to Test Match Special, but the great virtue of the wristy hurler has been adopted by English cricket.

Per Larry Ryan of the Examiner, England's development side the England Lions are instructing their precocious talents to get used to playing hurling, so as to develop stronger wrists for England's fair old game.

The strength of the wrist is more important in hurling than in cricket: hurleys are lighter than the cricket bat, meaning hurlers need to develop their wrists to add power to the ball.

England's head coach Andy Flower had this to say:

It is not a cure or an amazing innovation that will change batting, but it is something that brings a little bit of variety and interest to training and might just stimulate the odd person in the right direction.

Eoin Morgan, who plays with England, played hurling as youth. While we usually only see international sports stars holding hurleys during photo shoots during trips to Ireland, this makes a very interesting change.

And as part of the Toughest Trade documentary, Tipperary's Brendan Maher traded hurling for cricket in Australia. Here's how he got on:

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