The development of anticipation: A cross-sectional examination of the practice experiences contributing to skill in cricket batting

Weissensteiner, Juanita, Abernethy, Bruce, Farrow, Damian and Muller, Sean (2008) The development of anticipation: A cross-sectional examination of the practice experiences contributing to skill in cricket batting. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 30 6: 663-684. doi:10.1123/jsep.30.6.663


Author Weissensteiner, Juanita
Abernethy, Bruce
Farrow, Damian
Muller, Sean
Title The development of anticipation: A cross-sectional examination of the practice experiences contributing to skill in cricket batting
Journal name Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0895-2779
1543-2904
Publication date 2008-12-01
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1123/jsep.30.6.663
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 30
Issue 6
Start page 663
End page 684
Total pages 22
Editor R. C. Eklund
Place of publication Champaign, IL, USA
Publisher Human Kinetics
Language eng
Subject C1
970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
950102 Organised Sports
110603 Motor Control
Abstract The link between the anticipation skills of cricket batsmen and their practice histories was examined. Skilled and lesser skilled batsmen of U15, U20, and adult age completed a temporal occlusion task, in which they were required to use prerelease kinematic information to predict the type and length of delivery being bowled, and a structured interview, in which their accumulated hours of experience in organized and unorganized sporting activities were estimated. Skilled adult and U20 players showed an ability to use prerelease kinematic information to anticipate ball type that was not evident among any other group, and skilled players of all ages were distinguishable in terms of their accumulated hours of cricket-specific experience. Hours of cricket-specific practice, however, explained only a modest percentage of the variance in anticipatory skill. Discussion focuses upon future refinements to the measurement of anticipation and practice history plus the role that variables other than the quantum of cricket experience may play in developing anticipation.
Keyword Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism
Psychology, Applied
Psychology
Sport Sciences
Social Sciences - Other Topics
Psychology
Sport Sciences
HOSPITALITY, LEISURE, SPORT & TOURISM
PSYCHOLOGY
PSYCHOLOGY, APPLIED
SPORT SCIENCES
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: 2009 Higher Education Research Data Collection
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