Bowling Run-Up and Bound

Run Up

The bowler should run up in a straight line. Fast bowlers will have a longer, faster run up. Spin bowlers will have a shorter run up. The run- up should always be smooth and rhythmical.


To keep the energy from the run up and transfer it into the bowling action bowlers should bound before bowling.

The bound is a jump forward off the front foot, landing in back foot contact. Bowlers should then make front foot contact and bowl.

Run Up and Bound

Coaching Points

  1. Jump off front foot.
  2. Be sure to jump forward, swinging back foot in front of front foot.
  3. Land on back foot, ready to bowl.