Table 1. 0-5 meter (m) and 0-10 m sprint times, and step kinematics for the first and second steps in a 10-m sprint, in experienced male cricketers, and when split into groups of infielders and outfielders. Data are means (±SD).
All Subjects(n = 18) Infielders(n = 10) Outfielders(n = 8) p value Effect Size
Sprint Times 0-5 m (seconds) 1.066 (.037) 1.071 (.043) 1.060 (.030) .552 .30
0-10 m (seconds) 1.870 (.145) 1.903 (.179) 1.827 (.075) .273 .55
First Step Step Length (m) .96 (.12) .94 (.13) .98 (.11) .580 .33
Step Frequency (Hertz) 4.05 (.33) 4.09 (.35) 4.00 (.32) .591 .27
Contact Time (sec) .174 (.013) .168 (.009) .182 (.013) .010 * 1.25
Second Step Step Length (m) 1.13 (.11) 1.12 (.11) 1.14 (.12) .649 .17
Step Frequency (Hertz) 4.16 (.33) 4.22 (.36) 4.10 (.31) .467 .36
Contact Time (sec) .152 (.016) .149 (.014) .156 (.018) .391 .43
* Significant (p < 0.05) difference between the infielders and outfielders.