Table 3. Hip, knee, and ankle kinematics for the drive and swing leg in the first step 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 EffectSize
Hip Drive Leg Extension (°) 6.22 (3.93) 5.76 (3.04) 6.80 (4.98) .873 .25
Swing Leg Flexion (°) 97.60 (8.81) 98.03 (10.76) 97.06 (6.22) .825 .11
Knee Drive Leg Extension (°) 26.38 (11.89) 25.34 (12.46) 27.67 (11.85) .693 .19
Swing Leg Flexion (°) 124.70 (12.14) 122.57 (14.52) 127.37 (8.51) .421 .40
Ankle Drive Leg Plantar Flexion (°) -38.76 (9.11) -37.96 (8.34) -40.20 (11.25) .677 .23
Swing Leg Dorsi Flexion (°) 33.22 (12.98) 33.22 (15.47) 33.22 (10.66) .999 .00
° = degrees.
* Significant (p < 0.05) difference between the infielders and outfielders.