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23rd April 2009

Durham look to conquer new heights

Following their most successful seasons to date in 2007 and 2008, Durham County Cricket Club is determined to continue to progress in 2009. To illustrate this they have entered into a formal partnership with Swiss-based video analysis company Dartfish.

In addition to being used by the senior squad, the Dartfish software will also be used within the recreational game and with Durham’s Youth Teams. The software will significantly enhance coaching feedback to players during games through the ‘In the Action’ module and post game via the ‘Tagging’ option. The ability to produce high quality feedback that can easily be communicated, will hopefully fuel further development and the progression of talented young
players into senior teams.

Head Coach, Geoff Cook, commented, “Good coaching and support for players demands good quality feedback. Advances in digital technology mean that we can now do more than ever to analyse performance and search for and tackle those small but vital factors that might give us a playing advantage. We are therefore delighted to formally establish a link with Dartfish who themselves are recognised market leaders in the digital video market. 

The range of products within their TeamPro software will give tools to tackle almost every job, which we hope will play a part in our continued success.” Brendan Reilly, UK Sports Manager for Dartfish, is equally upbeat. “Cricket is a game of intricate technique and tactics. The versatility of the Dartfish range of products makes it ideally suited to
the cricketing market. Durham has become widely recognised within the sport as a county who welcome tackling the challenges that the game throws at them. We anticipate that Dartfish will equip them, not only to continue to meet these challenges but to also redefine how video is used with the cricketing community.”

For cricketing examples of how Dartfish products can be used to support cricket, check out this video.