Cricket Drill Demonstration


The bat should be placed directly between two feet.

Ask players now to pick their bat up and set up in their stance, facing you.

Coaching points

The two Vs of the grip pointing down the shoulder of the bat.

Right handers should have their left hand at the top and vice versa for left handers.

Check both hands are fairly close together, near the top end of the bat.

The top (lead hand) tight grip on the bat and the bottom hand lightly placed on the bat to guide the bat rather than force.

The bottom hand will come into play slightly more when playing cross bat shots (Hook, cut and sweep).

The Drill is often used with

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