Cricket Drill Demonstration
Set up 4 stations with equal numbers at each. The idea of the drill is that players work with diagonal 'opposite' teamates.
Players 1 retireves the ball first and player 3 runs out to the stumps to back up the throw.
- Coach rolls the ball straight out.
- A player from team 1 attacks the ball and throw it over the top of the stumps in the middle to a team 4 player who has run out to back up the throw.
- The backing up player must then turn, and throw at the single stump with a direct hit.
- Both players then join the back of their original groups and the other two teams can now go.
After 6 repetitions the two groups will swap ends.
Ensure direct throws are at base of the stump and that throws into other team members must be as close to over the top of the stumps as possible.
Drill best done with netting behind (for direct throw), or fielding net. If not possible. Alternatively a member of team 3 or 4 can back up the single stump.
Coach can vary the difficulty of feed to the players.
Players can take it in turn to back up direct hit throw (either team 3 or 4 could do this).