ah, a Cricket fan then
I suppose HFT was always going to become more and more kit oriented, but I guess it's also true of FT - you can throw money at a sport to buy the latest gun, scope, butt hook, target jacket etc, but that won't necessarily buy you the results.
The idea of these articles is to try to give newcomers from all over the World, a bit of a leg up. Afterall, none of these techniques are new and they've all been used from the very beginnings of HFT, people just preferred not to let on that they were using these techniques.
It'll be interesting to see where both sports are in another 10 years time (if airguns haven't been completely banned by then)