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Batting Drill: Strike/Defend/Evade

My nickname in India is “Gadget Garaway!”. I’m called that because I always have the heaps of coaching equipment and technology in my rather large kit bag.

Coaching the Spirit of Cricket

There was a young cricketer a number of years ago who was incredibly competitive. Someone who fought for his team and scrapped with the opposition in every way he could. Winning was everything, nothing else mattered.

Three Fundamentals of Coaching Kids Cricket

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Whether you are newly qualified coach, or one with 20 years experience, most coaches find a time when they are working with beginner kids.

How do you make the sessions great and encourage the group to come back next week?

How to Bounce Back to Your Best Cricket Form

You have been doing well. Runs and wickets flow. Your team is winning. Then an unexpected result puts you on the skids.

Have you lost form? Are you untalented?

12 Test Nations: What Your Club Can Learn from Ireland's Journey to Full Membership

Cricket Ireland and Afghanistan have been awarded Test match status by the ICC in the past week; fantastic news for both countries.

Win More Cricket Games with a Realistic Code of Conduct

Winning is important but for most cricketers it's not the only thing, and that's a problem.

How to Work out If You're a Good Fielding Team

In the 2017 BBL, it was found that the better the fielding side, the better the league position. We finally had proof that catches (and saves and run outs) win matches.

But does this apply to cricket outside the pros?

Use the Nobel Exercise to Improve Cricket Reviews

It’s report writing time of year, before the pupils at Millfield School depart for cricket fields all over the country for nine weeks of runs, wickets, catches and stumpings.

Whilst the report writing process can be a little laborious at times, we have decided to use it as a self-awareness builder for the cricketing pupils.

Setting Up Group Practice for Cricket

Sam Lavery talks us through some ways to keep nets running when you have a big group of players to keep busy and develop skills.

How to Teach Beginner Cricketers to Play Straight

Picture the scene, you are coaching a group of keen 9-11 year old players.

You tell a 10 year old to drive, and you ask him to demonstrate the shot. He shadows it perfectly. Excellent.

You do some drills with a tennis ball and, with a little effort, he hits it back straight. Now we are talking!

You finish the session with a soft ball game: He swipes at the first half volley and tries to put it over square leg.

Sigh.

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