Drills

Target Throwing

category: Ground-fielding-and-throwing

Cricket Target throwing Ground fielding and throwing Working in pairs with one ball per pair players throw the ball back and forth to each other. The...

Target Throwing And Hitting The Stumps

category: Ground-fielding-and-throwing

Cricket Target Throwing and Hitting the Stumps Ground fielding and throwing Set up as shown: two sets of stumps with a wicket keeper with a ball behi...

Hitting A Target

category: Fast-and-spin-bowling

Cricket Hitting a Target Fast and spin bowling The practice should be setup as shown. Have one player as a wicket keeper and another as fielder. The ...

Pairs Target Barrier

category: Ground-fielding-and-throwing

Cricket Pairs Target Barrier Ground fielding and throwing Organisation: Divide the group into pairs. Organise the practice as shown in the diagram. A...

Team Target Barrier

category: Ground-fielding-and-throwing

Cricket Team Target barrier Ground fielding and throwing Organisation: Divide the group into 2 equal teams and organixe as shown in the diagram. The ...

Target Bowling - In Team

category: Fast-and-spin-bowling

Cricket Target Bowling - In team Fast and spin bowling Split the group into teams. Setup sets of stumps 20 yrds (22 yrds - Depending on age) apart. H...

Do Or Die Drill

category: Conditioned-games

Cricket Do or die drill Conditioned games 11 fielders (including 1 bowler and wicket keeper), ... The 2 batters have one over to chase the target sco...

Group Coaching For The Cut, Hook And Sweep

category: Conditioned-games

Cricket Group coaching for the cut, hook and sweep Conditioned games (see c50031 & c50031b for more info) ... Target Area ... Kwik Cricket Drill Thum...

Group Coaching For The Cut, Hook And Sweep

category: Conditioned-games

Cricket Group coaching for the cut, hook and sweep Conditioned games (.) SWEEP Feed a one-bounce underarm from ... Target Area. inside 8m. outside 1...

Back Foot Drive Game

category: Back-foot-batting

The Coach throws each player 3 balls which they should aim to hit towards the left or right target.

  • If the ball is successfully hit to...

Backfoot Drive

category: Back-foot-batting

Split the group so there is between 3-6 people in each net (including thrower or use coach). The thrower stands at the stumps whilst the rest queue...

Backfoot Drive

Split the group so there is between 3-6 people in each net (including thrower or use coach). The thrower stands at the stumps whilst the rest queue...

Bobble feed drill

Each batter gets 6 feeds. Drill is best done in nets where available (2 grounds per net in opposite directions).

Can be done in pairs/ group...

Bobble feed drill

Each batter gets 6 feeds. Drill is best done in nets where available (2 grounds per net in opposite directions).

Can be done in pairs/ group...

Bound Up & Drive

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  • Bowler begins with take-off foot on the box.
  • Bowler pushes up with take-off foot into the delivery stri...

Bowling Delivery Stride

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

Choose the End and back up

8-10 players per group (set up two drills if coaching a large group)

Set up: Player/coach stands between the two stumps, tha...

Combination Grooving


Each time ball is driven through cones you score 2 and you do not run. If defended, you score 1 and must run 2. If you miss the target you stay at...

Complete Ground Fielding Drill

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  • Wicketkeeper starts with the ball and rolls out the the fielder in the square leg position.
  • Square leg ...

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...

Drop feed drive

Can be done in pairs/ groups of three. Feeder drops ball in front of batter (with arm out horizontally, standing on the off side of the batsman for...

Drop feed drive from set position

Can be done in pairs/ groups of three.

Feeder drops ball in front of batter (with arm out horizontally, standing on the off side of the bats...

Drop hands

Drop hands Maintain side on position, achieved by encouraging player to keep shoulders parallel. This keeps batter a smaller target

Keep we...

Ducking 2

Played to a ball that at the body, usually head high Batter flexes knees, and aims to duck underneath path of ball. Maintaining balance is essential. ...

Ducking

Played to a ball that at the body, usually head high Batter flexes knees, and aims to duck underneath path of ball. Maintaining balance is essential. ...

Example of advancing down wicket

Can be done in pairs/ groups of three. One batter and one feeder minimum required. 6 tennis balls per pair/group.Feeder stands 4 meters away from b...

Example of advancing down wicket

Can be done in pairs/ groups of three. One batter and one feeder minimum required. 6 tennis balls per pair/group.Feeder stands 4 meters away from b...

Forward Defence


For groups of 3-6 people, with one player feeding. Feeder delivers 20 good feeds over arm, or until he gets a player out.
Each Batter ha...

Inside/Outisde

2 teams of 4 players.

Players 2 and 3 stand back to back and opposite their partner, players 1 and 4, about 5 metres apart, gradually increa...

Leg Spin - Grip

A leg spin bowler spins the ball from a right handed batsmans leg stump towards their off stump. The bowler grips the ball with the top joint of ...

Leg Spin - Grip

A leg spin bowler spins the ball from a right handed batsmans leg stump towards their off stump. The bowler grips the ball with the top joint of ...

Moving Out to Drive

Exercise for groups of 3-6 players.

1 person throws 6 balls to the batsman who has to try and hit all the balls between the target area (doe...

On Drive from Set Position

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  • Set up two cones half way down the wicket, one central and one leg side.
  • Feed from around the wicket w...

Playing with spin leg spin 1

Can be done in pairs/ groups of three. One batter, a feeder, and a wicket keeper. 4 incrediballs or cricket balls are recommended, as they have a s...

Playing with spin leg spin 1

DESCRIPTION Can be done in pairs/ groups of three. One batter, a feeder, and a wicket keeper. 4 incrediballs or cricket balls are recommended, as they...

Playing with spin leg spin 1

Can be done in pairs/ groups of three. One batter, a feeder, and a wicket keeper. 4 incrediballs or cricket balls are recommended, as they have a s...

Playing with spin off spin 1

Can be done in pairs/ groups of three. One batter, a feeder, and a wicket keeper. 4 incrediballs or cricket balls are recommended, as they have a s...

Playing with spin off spin 1

Can be done in pairs/ groups of three. One batter, a feeder, and a wicket keeper. 4 incrediballs or cricket balls are recommended, as they have a s...

Playing with spin off spin 2

Can be done in pairs/ groups of three. One batter, a feeder, and a wicket keeper. 4 incrediballs or cricket balls are recommended, as they have a s...

Playing with spin off spin 3

Can be done in pairs/ groups of three. One batter, a feeder, and a wicket keeper. 4 incrediballs or cricket balls are recommended, as they have a s...

Playing with spin - off spin 4

Can be done in pairs/ groups of three. One batter, a feeder, and a wicket keeper. 4 incrediballs or cricket balls are recommended, as they have a s...

Rebound Barrier


Organisation: Each player has a ball which is thrown at a target on the wall. As the ball rebounds, the ball is fielded usin...

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...

Serve and Drive


Organisation: Divide the group into groups of 5. Organise the group as shown in the diagram. The server serves the ball over...

Serve and pull game

Divide the main group into smaller groups of 5 and organise as shown in the diagram.

When the batter calls "Ready" the bowler bowl...

Standing Up - Straight Ball

Divide the group into pairs. Player A throws ball at target and the wicketkeeper takes the ball (in the correct stance). If players are capable, ...

Swaying Away

Played to a ball that is at the body, usually rising and too high to play Hands and body are lean away from the path of ball Batter must look to go ba...

Taking a Straight Ball

Divide the group into pairs.
Player A throws the ball, overarm, at the target area. Player B (wicket keeper) completes the catch and returns the...

The back foot driving game


  • Setup the practice as shown.
  • Coach throws on one knee.
  • All fielders except the wicket keeper and the player backing up must sta...

    The Cut shot

    Throw a short pitched delivery from (a) kneeling or (b) standing up - depending on the height and age of the batsmen. Throw the ball with pace outs...

    The front foot driving game

  • Set-up the pitch as shown.
  • Use three sets of stumps
  • Position incoming batsmen behind the wickets and safe from incoming throws ...

    The front foot driving game


    Teams (6-8 a side). Each batsman has 6 balls. If he is out he scores -4. When all the batsmen have batted they switch to fielding.

    Each b...

    The quick singles game


  • Setup the game as shown.
  • The coach throws from approximately 10 paces away. Mark the front foot and back foot target areas on the floor...

    The Straight Drive

    Divide the group into groups of 4 and organise as shown in the diagram.

    Player (1) drives the ball off the tee at the targe...

    Underarm cross-over - continuous

    Set up two cones, 10m apart and 10m from the target stump.

    (This drill is best performed in front of a net as shown).

    Coach rolls the b...

    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...

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    Sessions

    Rainy Day Indoor Batting Session

    Front and Back Foot batting session - Whatever the weather decides to do make sure you're prepared with this indoor or outdoor driving session!

    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...

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    Community Drills

    Dimi Movement off Ball Drill

    Batter hits ball out to either sideif ball is hit between the blue and black cones, fielders throw at opposite stumps; back up by other endIf ball is ...

    AFL Style Middlesex Ground Drill

    Drill involves feed from coach along ground and pick up (green/blue dotted line), underarm throw over stumps (green/blue straight line); overarm throw...

    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

    Overarm Throw Stage 2

    Student practice throwing the ball overhand at a target 6x.Extensionuse opposite handbounce throwside-on throwroll it to make it more game likeSide-on...

    Deflection Catches

    The Coach sets up with a Katchet set up close to some flex stumps. The aim of this is so the ball deflects from the Katchet onto the Flex Stumps ...

    Fielding on the Square Leg Boundry

    A batsman sets up with a stump with a ball on top in front of him.2 Fielders are placed on the Square Leg boundry aproximately 20m apart When the...

    Beau's Diving Square of Wicket Drill

    1. Batter hits ball square of wicket on the ground2. Fielder at green cone dives, from knees, fields, then throws ball at bowler's end stumps - from k...

    Bowling machine - Zone hitting

    The batsmen face up against a bowling machine and are set targets of aiming for the different coloured markers with people out on the boundaries catch...

    Week 1 - Warm up

    Time Taken: 5 minutesEquipment: 2 tennis balls, 4 cones 1)All players stand in one line2)Run carrying the ball to the first cone and place the ba...