Drill Categories

Catching Drills

A form of dismissal is to catch the ball without it touching the floor after it has hit the batsman's bat or glove. A wicket keeper will have glo...

Fast and spin bowling Drills

Bowling comes in two categories: either fast or spin (slow) bowling. The videos and drills below show the technique required to do both types of bowli...

Techniques

These videos pinpoint the correct technique and proper way to conduct certain cricketing actions. If batting this ranges from how to hold the bat, wh...

Wicket - keeping Drills

Wicket-keeping is a specialist fielding position behind the batsman. The wicket-keeper is the only person legally entitled to wear gloves as a fieldin...

Drills

Away Swing Bowlers - Grip (Right Arm)

category: Fast-and-spin-bowling

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 ba...

Away Swing Bowlers - Grip (Right Arm)

category: Techniques

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 ba...

Bowling Delivery Stride

category: Fast-and-spin-bowling

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  • Two cones a long stride distance apart.
  • Standing behind one, facing the other, step the leading foot of t...

Bowling Machine - On Drive

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  • Set the bowling machine to bowl between middle and leg.
  • Set two cones up a third of the way down the wick...

Bowling Relay

All the players need a ball except for the wicket keeper.

The first player in line takes a couple of steps before bowling the ball at the wi...

Corridor Bowling

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  • Using a wall, set up a line of cones about a foot from the wall to create a narrow corridor
  • Bowl along th...

Do or die drill

11 fielders (including 1 bowler and wicket keeper), with 2 players batting and two padded up, waiting to bat.

The 2 batters have one over to...

Driving Game


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 f...

Driving Game


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 f...

Football Throws

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  • In pairs with a football.
  • Overhead football passes between the pairs, driving through to replicate bowlin...

Game - Front Foot Drive

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  • Set up 3 cones of different colours a third of the way down the wicket.
  • Bowling machine can be set to...

Grid High Catching

Two teams. Use straight arm bowling feed, (aim high). Each team must not drop the ball or let it bounce in their own grid. Every time the oppositio...

Inswing Bowling Grip (Right Arm)

A right-arm bowler bowling to a right handed batsman will move the ball into them. The index and second finger should be placed either side of the...

Inswing Bowling Grip (Right Arm)

A right-arm bowler bowling to a right handed batsman will move the ball into them. The index and second finger should be placed either side of the...

Loop Spin Bowling

Player 2 bowls the ball over the front set of stumps to try and hit the back set.

Off Spin - Generate turn

For this drill you need a wicket-keeper and a queue of bowlers at both ends of the wicket.

The first player takes their run up and bowls an ...

One day nets - Bowling challenge

Set up two nets with 4-6 players assigned to each. Each net has a different type of bowler (spin, fast, leg etc.)

Each batsman gets 12-15 mi...

One Day Netting

In two nets you have one devoted to spin bowling and the other to seam. With 6 people in each net you will have two batsmen and 4 bowlers. Spend 12/15...

Partner Bowling

Organise the group into pairs and set up the activity as shown in the diagram. Ball is bowled to partner from the coil position. Partner catches t...

Rebound bowling (from coil)

1 tennis or incredi-ball per player. The targets on the wall should vary in size according to players' ability.

Each player has a ball and w...

Rebound Bowling

Each player has a ball. As with normal bowling the ball can only bounce once before hitting the target on the wall.

The bowler then collects...

Singles Game as Teams

With a bowling machine set to a certain length. The batsmen play tip and run. They can be given out when they are run out, caught or ...

Spin Bowling Relay

With teams of 4-8 people the players take it in turn to bowl the ball at the wickets and after 4 feeds the wicket keeper is swapped by someone bowl...

Survival Game

Two teams with the coach bowling.

All batters have 4 balls. Each wicket that falls means that team loses four runs.

Catch after 1 bou...

Target Bowling - In team

  • Split the group into teams.
  • Setup sets of stumps 20 yrds (22 yrds - Depending on age) apart.
  • Have one player in each team as a wic...

  • The Basic Grip: Side view.



    The basic grip when bowling, shown here, places two fingers along the seam over the ball with the thumb running along the seam under the ball.

    Wall Bowling

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    • Use a target on a wall, could be a line, crease in the wall or create one with tape.
    • Using a weighted bal...

    Web Videos

    Sessions

    Off Spin Bowling

    Bowling spin is a fine art. Get it right and you?ll be the fear of every batsman walking out to the middle!

    Pre Season: Preparing your Bowlers

    It?s vital to get your bowlers back on top of their game without rushing it. Build up their technique and workload with their session that clearly out...

    Bowling Under Pressure

    When the batsmen gets on top of you or the game has come right down to the wire, you need to be confident in finding your lines and lengths when the p...

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    Community Drills

    DRILL 1 - BOWLING GAME

    DescriptionSplit into colour teams, each has 3 cones in the target area plus 3 spare. One player per team bowls at the same target, a collection of co...

    bowling - cone flip

    Bowling drill - focus on line and length.Can be used with linking to core principles -head in optimal position to enable focus on target

    Bowling accuracy

    Set up players in pairs. Each player takes a turn to bowl and if stumps hit, remove 1 stump. Receiving player to practise as wicket keeper...

    Autosave 77312240

    Batsmen to advance forward to the bowling machine, at a low pace to repluate a spinner. Once you meet the ball, after one bounce, you play it throught...