Cricket Drill Demonstration



  • Get batter to stand in their normal stance. 
  • Place a ball in front of them and ask them to pick it up. 
  • Player should automatically lead with their front foot and head to pick up the ball. This is the movement pattern to encourage. 
  • Can move the ball around and drill can be completed by the cricket at home. 

Coaching points

  • Encourages batters to step towards the ball with both their front foot and head. 
  • A number of younger crickets clear the front leg creating high risk. 


The Drill is often used with

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