Peter Alway

Peter Alway
England and Wales Cricket Board · Science and Medicine

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
Research Associate in Biomechanics/Physiology Interested in bone adaptation to high impact sports and detraining in elite athletes, aetiology of stress fracture, interventions to prevent injury and epidemiology of injury.
Additional affiliations
October 2016 - July 2020
Loughborough University
Position
  • University Teacher
Education
July 2016 - December 2020
Loughborough University
Field of study
  • Sports Medicine
August 2014 - May 2016
University of Jyväskylä
Field of study
  • Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences
September 2011 - June 2014
University of Roehampton
Field of study
  • Sport Science

Publications

Publications (21)
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Objectives Since much of the previous epidemiological research into lumbar stress fracture was conducted, there has been a marked increase in the amount of cricket being played. The aims were to determine the incidence and prevalence of lumbar stress fracture in English County Cricket fast bowlers between 2010 and 2016, determine the association wi...
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Introduction: Lumbar bone stress injuries (LBSI) are the most prevalent injury in cricket. While fast bowling technique has been implicated in the aetiology of LBSI, no previous study has attempted to prospectively analyse fast bowling technique and its relationship to LBSI. The aim of this study was to explore technique differences between elite...
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Objectives The aims of this study were to determine whether lumbar areal bone mineral density (BMD) differed between cricket fast bowlers with and without lumbar stress fracture (LSF), and whether BMD trajectories differed between groups during rehabilitation. Design Cross-sectional and cohort. Method 29 elite male fast bowlers received an AP lum...
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The purpose of this study was to determine if elite female cricket batters' body or bat kinematics differed when facing fast or spin bowling in a power-hitting task. Six elite female cricket batters completed a straight drive power hitting task against both fast and spin bowling, captured by a 3D motion capture system. Select kinematic variables we...
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This study examined the relationship between perceived bowling intensity, ball release speed and ground reaction force (measured by peak force, impulse and loading rate) in male pace bowlers. Twenty participants each bowled 36 deliveries, split evenly across three perceived intensity zones: low = 70% of maximum perceived bowling effort, medium = 85...
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Cricket fast bowling is associated with a high prevalence of lumbar bone stress injuries (LBSI), especially in adolescent bowlers. This has not been sufficiently explained by risk factors identified in adult players. This study aimed to examine the incidence of LBSI in adolescent fast bowlers over a prospective study and potential risk factors. For...
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The aim of this study is to determine if bone mineral density (BMD) and bone asymmetry differs between female cricket fast bowlers, spin bowlers and batters. BMD was determined at the total body, lumbar spine, and proximal femurs in 12 fast bowlers, 13 batters and 11 spin bowlers from pre-season DXA scans. High Z-scores at the total body, lumbar sp...
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Introduction: Localised bone mineral density (BMD) adaptation of the lumbar spine, particularly on the contralateral side to the bowling arm, has been observed in elite male cricket fast bowlers. No study has investigated this in adolescents, or the role of fast bowling technique on lumbar BMD adaptation. This study aims to investigate lumbar BMD...
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Lumbar bone stress injuries (LBSI) have the highest prevalence of any injury in cricket. The purpose of this study was to determine differences in lumbar spine kinematics between fast bowlers who avoid LBSI and those who sustain LBSI. 45 elite male fast bowlers completed 6 maximum effort deliveries captured by a motion analysis system. Upper and lo...
Conference Paper
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Poster
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The response of L1-L4 BMD and BMC following lumbar stress fracture in elite cricket fast bowlers
Presentation
A presentation to the cricket research community to detail some preliminary findings from my PhD research.
Article
Purpose Bone responds to mechanical loading by increasing bone mineral density (BMD) and/or bone area to enhance bone strength at the site of the greatest strain. Such localised adaptation has not been demonstrated at the spine. The aim of this study is to determine if BMD and/or bone mineral content (BMC) differs between dominant (ipsilateral to...
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Lumbar bone stress injuries (LBS) are among the most serious sustained by fast bowlers in cricket, with symptoms often indistinguishable from low back pain. They most often occur in the non-dominant lumbar spine in response to the unique lumbar loading characteristics of fast bowling. It is not known whether lumbar spine bone mass differs according...
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Excessive lumbar spine motion during fast bowling has been suggested to contribute towards lumbar stress fracture, among the most serious injuries suffered by fast bowlers (Ranson et al., 2008, Journal of Sports Sciences, 26, 267-276). Facet joints between adjacent vertebrae permit movement of the spine. Despite this, many motion analysis studies h...
Thesis
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The velocity-accuracy trade-off in overarm throwing has been well studied, but has presented conflicting results. The cause of the velocity-accuracy trade-off is poorly understood. The present study therefore aimed: to determine if a velocity-accuracy trade-off exists in Finnish baseball players, and to determine if there was any difference in kine...

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Studying elite baseball players and I understand the problems with the plug in gait model for issues including the location and reference of the glenohumeral joint centre, the definition of the anatomical coordinate system of the humerus, and the shoulder joint angle decomposition. Further, there appears no standardized model for throwing in research in this area, despite the ISB standards for upper limb modelling. Any help would be greatly appreciated! 
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Currently writing my dissertation on throwing and I am having difficulty capturing maximum internal and external shoulder rotation values using a Vicon 9 camera 3d system

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To comprehensively understand lumbar stress fracture and the risk factors related to this injury