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Fielding Drills: Realistic Infield Practice

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This drill is part of the PitchVision Academy fielding drills series, for more in this series click here.

Purpose: A very realistic stopping and catching drill, with a lot of flexibility to cover inner ring fielding. Can be done with 3-7 players.

Description: The ball is fed by a coach into the inner ring. Fielders attempt to stop or catch the ball before returning it to the feeder. Players change positions regularly. One or two fielders act as cover if the ball is missed.

Power Hitting for Cricket: The "King" Drill

At Millfield this winter most players have increased their bat speed by about 15mph in a month.

Cricket Show S7 Episode 8: Naughty Boy Nets

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Mark Garaway Sam Lavery and David Hinchliffe talk about "naughty boy nets". Are they worthwhile and how can you do them without causing a revolt in your team?

Plus there are discussion on the importance and controversies around external coaches coming in to consult in an established coaching setup, and some ideas on core training for a nine year old cricketer.

Bowling Tactics: How to "Bowl Dry"

Frustration: An underrated way to get wickets, and enormously effective at any level. In recent years, this has been called “squeezing” or “bowling dry”.

How do you bowl dry this way?

Quick Tip: Take Quick Singles in Nets

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I've been encouraging the players I coach to be more single aware recently. That's a tough ask during indoor nets, and it shows.

Since starting a policy of recording every time a player looks for a quick single there have been 4129 balls bowled and 93 quick singles taken. Even taking into account other runs, wickets and play and misses, that's 2278 chances to pick up a single.

Video: Access Cricket Coaching by Signing Up to PitchVision (in 30 Seconds)

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Download the PitchVision app then join the fun in 30 seconds. This video shows you how!

Two Essential Wicketkeeping Drills for Powerful Posture

“Stay down!”

It’s the age old call of the coach; often used as a go-to phrase when something has gone wrong and they’re not entirely sure what.

Maintaining a body position that keeps the keepers head close to the height and line of the ball is important, so how can we help?

Cricket Show S7 Episode 7: Power Hitting

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Mark Garaway Sam Lavery and David Hinchliffe have all the cricket coaching chat. In this show, there is a discussion about power hitting. How important is it? How an you learn it and can you ignore it? All the answers are inside.

Bring the Skills and Nous of Ian Harvey to Your Bowling Unit

It was no surprise to me that Gloucestershire CCC had a renaissance in One Day cricket in 2015 after being in the doldrums for so many seasons. The catalyst for change was their Assistant Coach, Ian Harvey. He brought innovation and planning to the side.