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The player at the front of the 2 players runs to the middle to collect the ball on the cone and roll it to the player on the opposite side. This player collects the ball and runs to the middle to put the ball on the cone. The next player then runs to collect the ball and rolls the ball for next player waiting.
Ground fielding and throwing
10-18 players required. (Note diagram for accurate lay-out of drill.) Five stumps required for drill. Three stumps are set up on a diagonal line, 10m apart from each other. The other two stumps are 20m away from these, again on a diagonal but this time they are 20m apart. The Coach stands at the top on the middle stump. The drill begins when coach rolls the ball out as shown. Player 1 must sprint around the first stump, change direction and then underarm pick the ball up, aiming to hit the third stump. Player 2 must anticipate the ball coming towards them, and moves forward off the cone to back the ball up. Player 2 then throws overarm at the base of the next stump. Player 3 anticipates this happening, and backs the throw up, before throwing the ball over the top of the final stump. The next player now returns the ball to the coach, and then continues to run around the first stump. Drill continues, and players follow the ball, moving clockwise to the next station.
Ground fielding and throwing
Organisation: Organise the group as shown. Batsman plays the ball defensively only when it is going to hit the stumps. 1 point is given for every successful call of leave. 5 points are deducted if ball hits the stumps. 2 points are deducted if batsman plays the ball so softly that it does not roll beyond the line drawn 4 metres from the wicket. Groups rotate after 5 attempts each. Winner is the one with the most points. Safety: No attacking shots. Aim to defend the ball back between the cones and if you leave the ball you can have another ball. N.B. An overarm throw will be necessary for this practice. Equipment: 1 bat and 1 tennis ball per group. 1 set of stumps. Chalk markings / Cones
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.
Back foot batting
Bat handle close to body, inline with and underneath shoulders Bat is taken back vertically (and straight back) Hands close to back hip Maintain top hand control at this early stage
Played to a ball short of a length, roughly stump high Relaxed, balanced stance, head still, eyes level Back swing and step back Front Shoulder Dips Base established, weight stays slightly forward Shoulders rotate vertically, front leg drawn back Bat accelerates, follows through straight Ball contact under eyes
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