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Published Cricket Research


Zumana N, Olivier B, Godlwana L, Martin C 2019 Intra- and inter-rater reliability of six musculoskeletal pre-participatory screening tests, South African Journal of Physiotherapy, (accepted); doi:

Olivier B, Gray J 2018 Musculoskeletal predictors of non-contact injury in cricketers – Few and far between? A longitudinal cohort study, Physical Therapy in Sport, 34: 208-215, doi:

Martin C, Olivier B, Benjamin N 2017 The Functional Movement Screen in the prediction of injury in adolescent cricket pace bowlers: an observational study, Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, 26(386-395); doi:

Olivier B, Gillion N, Stewart A, McKinon W 2017 Reduced non-dominant lumbar multifidi cross-sectional area is a precursor of low back injury in cricket fast bowlers,  Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports. 27:1927-1933; doi:

Martin C, Olivier B, Benjamin N 2017 Asymmetrical Abdominal Muscle Morphometry is Present in Injury-Free Adolescent Cricket Pace Bowlers: A Prospective Observational Study, Physical Therapy in Sport, 28: 34-42; doi:;

Orchard JW, Ranson C, Olivier B, Dhillon M, Gray J, Langley B, Mansingh A, Moore IS, Murphy I, Patricios J, Alwar T, Clark CJ, Harrop B, Khan HI, Kountouris A, Macphail M, Mount S, Mupotaringa A, Newman D, O’Reilly K, Peirce N, Saleem S, Shackel D, Stretch R, Finch CF 2016 International consensus statement on injury surveillance in cricket: a 2016 update, British Journal of Sports Medicine 50(20):1245-1251; doi:

Olivier B, Taljaard T, Burger E,  Brukner P, Orchard J, Gray J, Botha N, Stewart A, McKinon W 2016 Which extrinsic and intrinsic factors are associated with non-contact injuries in adult cricket pace bowlers? A systematic review, Sports Medicine, 46(1):79-101; doi:

Olivier B, Stewart AV, Green AC and McKinon W 2015 Cricket Pace Bowling: the Trade-Off between Optimising Knee Angle for Performance Advantages versus Injury Prevention, South African Journal of Sports Medicine, 27(3):76-81; doi:

Olivier B, Stewart A, Taljaard T, Burger E, Brukner P, Orchard J, Gray J, Botha N, McKinon W 2015 Extrinsic and intrinsic factors associated with non-contact injury in adult pace bowlers: a systematic review protocol, Joanna Briggs Institute Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports 13(1):3-13; doi:

Olivier B, Stewart A, Olorunju S, Mckinon W 2015 Static and dynamic balance ability, lumbo-pelvic movement control and injury incidence in cricket pace bowlers, Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport 18:19-25; doi:

Olivier B, Stewart A, McKinon W 2014 Injury and lumbar reposition sense in cricket pace bowlers in neutral and pace bowling specific body positions, Spine Journal, 14 (8):1447-53; doi:

Olivier B, Stewart A, McKinon W 2013 Side to side asymmetry in absolute and relative muscle thickness of the lateral abdominal wall in cricket pace bowlers, South African Journal of Sports Medicine, 25 (3): 81-86; doi:

Olivier B, Stewart A, Green A, McKinon W 2013 Knee joint position sense does not correlate with front knee angles or ball release speed in cricket fast bowlers, Gazzetta Medica Italiana/Journal of Internal Medicine: 172 (10): 743-749; link to article:

Conference posters

Multifidi cross-sectional area

Spinal and knee kinematics poster

Knee joint position sense poster