Set up for the practice
1. Set up the practice as shown in the diagram.
2. Target area: 10 metres away from the batsman - safety.
3. Target area 10-15 metres wide. Fielders stand between markers.NOTE: For better players target area should be further away and more narrow.
4. Mark out parallel lines on the floor to show line and length of the ball.
5. Ideal numbers for groups is 4-6 players - Maximum activity.
6. Thrower stands 10-12 paces from the batsman.
7. Thrower says Bat up!, then throws a bobble ball, which bounces more than twice below the batsmans knee height. (Underarm feed standing up.)
8. Each group has 3 balls.
9. Ideal duration of the practice: 25-35 mins.
With between 5-8 players on each team. Each batsmen must drive on one out of 3 deliveries and run on the driven one, then complete two runs. The fielders must stay behind the boundary until the ball is hit. If a boundary is hit the batsmen gets an additional 3 balls. If the ball is hit out of the grounds then 6 runs are awarded.
1) Bat until all out or
2) Bat until teams wickets are used up i.e. 4 wickets per team.
Ground fielding and throwing
Player 2 throws. Each batsman has 3 consecutive balls, then goes to the back of the queue. If you leave a ball you get another go. The ball should be a slow high underarm feed.
Front foot batting
1 side bats and the other fields.
Each batter gets 3 feeds each and extra ones if they hit the ball over the boundary, and if the ball if left another feed is given.
If the ball is hit over the boundary in the air then no runs are rewarded otherwise if on ground they get 4 runs. If they get out they lose 6 runs but carry on until out of feeds.
Fielders must stay in boundary to try to stop the ball going over it for runs.
Front foot batting
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