Split the group into 2 equal groups.
1 team are the batters and the other side are the fielders.
Each player on the batting team has 3 attempts to strike either a ball off a T or a dropped ball between the cones.
The fielding team stand between the cones and the wall/ boundary. They have to gather the ball and throw it to their wicket keeper who returns the ball to the batter.
Batters can be caught or run out.
A run is scored if the ball passes between the cones.
3 runs are scored if the ball passes between the marker cones and the batter runs to the cone and back before the ball reaches the wicket keeper.
4 runs for if the ball hits the wall or goes over the boundary.
This is a practice for more advanced players.
The feeder throws the ball from a minimum of 10 metres in front of the batter, allowing the ball to bounce several times before it reaches them, before moving out of the way.
The batter strikes the ball between the cones against the wall and the other players attempt to field the rebound.
Create a V-Shaped area out in front of the batter.
Working in groups of 6 players take it in turns to bowl, field and bat.
The batsman aims to strike the ball beyond the fielders using a front foot drive. The fielders must prevent the ball from getting past them.
Every time the batsman gets the ball beyond the fielders, within the coned are, they score a point.
Pairs stand 3 to 4 metres apart between a pair of cones (their goal).
By throwing the ball underarm, below waist height, players must try to get the ball through their opponent's cones.
Players score a point every time their opponent either drops the ball or fails to prevent it passing between their cones.
Ground fielding and throwing
Players take it in turns to throw the ball at stumps around in a square. If they hit the stumps the direction is reversed and the ball is thrown the other way. the ball should be thrown over arm and tried to keep in the square shape. A long barrier can be used to stop the ball go to far.
(.) Coaching points A. For batsmen (running between the wickets) 1. Loud, quick positive calling. 2. Changing hands always looking at the ball. Never turning blind. 3. Non-striker backing up. 4. Run the first run fast. 5. Do not run past the crease after one run (because you might have to run again.) 6. Run with bat arm stretched out in front of you. 7. Hold the bat handle at the end. 8. Run your bat in over the line. B. For fielders (creating pressure, stopping singles) 1. Walking in, Threatening 2. Pace to the ball. 3. Watch the ball into your hands under pressure. 4. Always back up other fielders and the wicket keeper. 5. Get to the bowlers end to take an incoming throw. 6. Know when not to throw. 7. Know when to throw over the top of the stumps and when to hit them. 8. Remain focused when under pressure. Think! I must stop the single and build pressure for the batting side. Then I will force them into losing a wicket - and maybe the match!
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