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Lehigh University grads develop innovative bowling machine

FreebowlerLehigh University grads Prateek Palanethra and Justin Jacobs created the Freebowler bowling machine as part of their Technical Entrepreneurship course, eventually earning a $15K award from the Southside Bethlehem Keystone Innovation Zone.

DreamCricket Academy has owned bowling machines for over a decade, and we have an appreciation for the pros and cons of the typical bowling machines that need electricity to operate.  Most cricket grounds here in the U.S. do not have access to a power outlet and even if they did, these traditional bowling machines are bulky and difficult to transport to the grounds.

Enter Freebowler!

The Freebowler is convenient, foldable and portable.  And best of all, it is totally non-electric i.e. manually operated.  Of course, according to its inventors, it maxes out at 75mph, but not many bowlers go higher either.  Especially on the youth cricket circuit.  Also, the machine is repeatable, consistent while also offering variations in speed, swing, line and length.

For more information or to pre-order, visit


Our current plan is to bring the team to next round of WCL: Pubudu

USA Coach spoke to SportStar about his vision for USA Cricket.  Here are snippets:

On Team USA:

“Even though we would’ve liked to have a go at the WC Qualifier, not performing in the World Cricket League Division 3 gave us time to rebuild and set the standards of USA Cricket.

“We have re-structured the national squad and it looks stronger than ever. We are on the right path to qualify through Division 3 and T20 Qualifier,” he said.

“Our current plan is to bring the team to the next round of WCL Division 1. We need experience and seasoned players to achieve this quite bullish target initially.

“At the same time, we have identified various young talents who are capable of making it to the national squad soon. I hope in two to three years time, we will have a full home-grown team.”

On youth cricket:

“We are close to finalising the new USA Cricket national entry level program which has been designed to attract children to the sport they might not know much about.

“This will launch in April and play a crucial role expanding the cricket pathway.”

Full article here:

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ThrowMotion’s Internet Connected Table Cricket Makes it to BBC Stumped

ThrowMotion Cricket, an invention of Silicon Valley-based Aditya Dalal, who holds bachelors degrees in Physics and Mathematics, and a PhD in Astronomy from the University of Arizona, debuted on BBC Stumped in March 2017.  It was previously demo’d at the Lord’s Museum’s exhibit titled “A Century of Cricket Games.”


Here is the link to the video:

At the Lord’s Museum:

Snapshots from BBC Stumped show.