Cricket: Front foot defence

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Horatius, Cricket Coach

COACHING POINTS

  • Lean towards ball with head and shoulder forward of body.
  • Good step forward to pitch of ball with weight on bent front leg.
  • Diamond shape maintained by arms throughout shot.
  • Hands forward of bat face on impact, below eye level.
  • Complete shot looking over the top of the bat handle with elbow close to head.
  • Fingers and thumb bottom hand gripped maintained on impact-acting as shock absorber.

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