Played to a ball short of a length, roughly stump high.
Batsman should have a relaxed and balanced stance - head still, eyes level.
Back swing and step back. Their front shoulder should then dip.
With the base established, weight stays slightly forward. Shoulders rotate vertically, front leg drawn back, alongside the back foot.
Bat decelerates, ‘soft hands’ upon impact. Ball contact under eyes.
Throughout this shot players should remain side on to the ball.
To ensure players stand side on their back foot should move back and across first, before being followed by the front foot (which should be pointing towards the point fielder).
To play this defensive shot properly players will need to think about their whole body's position in order to avoid popping the ball up for an easy take.
A Right-armed bowler bowling outswing will move the ball away from a right-handed batsman. The 1st and 2nd fingers are placed on the top of the ball and spread either side of the seam. The side of the thumb is placed on the underneath of the ball directly on the seam. To make the ball swing, ensure that the seam remains vertical and angled away from the batsman.
Looking to hit ball straight back past bowler Quick feet from the batter are essential when getting to the ball. When advancing down the wicket, batter must aim to keep head as still as possible, and eyes level. Batter needs to be in a still position by the time they make contact, and well balanced.
"It is not only useful for staff who are experienced but a valuable tool for those subject staff who have to take teams."
The variety of sessions across sports - sometimes we steal session ideas from one sport and use them with another.
As we enter the business end of the competition, we take a look at the remaining eight teams and the key talking points surrounding each side.
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