If a batter can set up correctly then they will give themselves the best possible chance to face the delivery that comes down at them.
But how should their guard change when facing the different types of spin?
Played to a ball short of a length, roughly stump high.
Batsman should have a relaxed and balanced stance - head still, eyes level.
Back swing and step back. Their front shoulder should then dip.
With the base established, weight stays slightly forward. Shoulders rotate vertically, front leg drawn back, alongside the back foot.
Bat decelerates, ‘soft hands’ upon impact. Ball contact under eyes.
Three players form a triangle with one player in the middle.
The first player throws the ball and the middle player tries to catch it, if they do then they can move on to the next person. If they drop it they have to throw the ball back to the same person and repeat this until they do catch it.
Wicket - keeping
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Front foot batting
Get your players to work with with one ball in groups of 3.
The player with the ball stands behind the other two players, who have their back to him.
On the command of "Now" the player with the ball throws the ball. The two catchers have to turn quickly and try and catch the ball before it bounces.
Rotate players after 10 throws.
Wicket - keeping
"It is not only useful for staff who are experienced but a valuable tool for those subject staff who have to take teams."
The variety of sessions across sports - sometimes we steal session ideas from one sport and use them with another.
As we enter the business end of the competition, we take a look at the remaining eight teams and the key talking points surrounding each side.
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