In the middle of the last cricket season I managed to get achilles tendonitis, largely (I believe) from cricket, though made worse by marathon training. The problem as I see it being caused by bowling - planting the front foot and twisting during the delivery, kind of like a massive over-pronation (plus a jerk of the achilles for good measure).
I overpronate when I run and am probably vulnerable to more achilles (or calf or shin splints) problems. I'm fairly convinced that bowling is a serious risk and my first priority is not to injure myself for running. I can reluctantly give up the cricket, but would hate to have to stop running.
So, my questions. Can I do anything, see anyone or buy anything to minimise the risk of injury? Would achilles/calf stretches (more than I already do) sort me out? Or should I give the cricket a miss this year?
So, if there's a runner-cricketer out there with an achilles history .... please help me!