Quinton de Kock’s new Spintechs mat is set to revolutionise the way cricketers practice against spin.
Spin bowlers are crafty technicians, delivering a ball that on the face of it looks fairly straightforward, but does the opposite, resulting in a long head-scratching walk back to the pavilion.
Spin bowling is a mysterious art, with a variety of actions. South African cricketers, in particular, have struggled against top-class spinners, most notably on the spin-friendly pitches of the subcontinent.
One cricketer that has excelled against spin is the 2016 ICC ODI and Test Cricketer of the Year, Quinton De Kock. Known as Quinny to his Proteas teammates, his passion and commitment to the game of cricket is unparalleled. Quinton has always believed in giving something back to his fans and fellow sportsmen alike, and has developed an exciting new concept to help aspiring cricketers, both amateur and professional, to help them cope with the complexities of spin.
Created and developed by De Kock, Spintechs is a unique, specially designed mat that automatically spins the ball for you, enhancing the bounce and the speed of the ball. This allows you as a batsman or wicketkeeper to experience all the angles that you would face in a competitive match. There’s no need to hire heavy, expensive equipment over and over again that is hard and complicated to assemble. Spintechs is an invaluable and innovative accessory that can help you become your team`s best batsman or wicketkeeper.
‘From as young as I can remember, it was my dream to represent my country. Every day after school I practised or played. If I wasn’t, I’d be at home waiting for my dad to get home so that he could bowl to me. I live and breathe cricket. It was, and still is, my greatest love.
‘Finally, with a lot of hard work and a passion, I was discovered at my school, King Edward VII, and I joined the U19 team for the World Cup. I now proudly represent the Proteas, the Titans, the Delhi Daredevils and Benoni Zalmi.
‘In 2016 I was awarded the ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year, the SA Cricketer of the Year, the Test Cricketer of the Year, the ODI Cricketer of the Year, the SA Players’ Player of the Year and the SA Fans Player of the Year at the annual CSA Awards.
‘Today, I am so grateful for every opportunity given to me, and I can proudly say that dreams do come true, but with a lot of work and practise. Now, more than ever, I want to give back to all of those who have believed in me.
‘This is why I want to present every cricket player – amateur or professional, young or old, with Spintechs, a product to help you practise playing the game you love.’
•1x1m non-slip, extra grip mat to play on-the-go.
•Effects the motion of a spinning ball with individual rubber nodules to enhance the spin effect.
•Highly technical and unique wave design to enhance leg-spin and off -spin.
•Safe and easy to use and quick to set up.
•A high quality, heavy duty rubber product made for wear and tear.
•Extra bouncy effect that produces different angles every time.
•Perfect for coaching clinics, schools, clubs, provincial and national teams.
• Slips easily into its bag, which makes it even easier to place into your equipment bag.
Watch Spintechs in action with Quinny!