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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


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.