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How to Practice Cricket Without Nets

Maybe you don't have access to nets. Maybe your club nets are not very good. Maybe you are fed up of having the same old nets every time.

Remove the Queue from High Catching Drills

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One of the most frustrating things in coaching is a line of cricketers standing in a queue waiting for their turn.

While watching other people play sport from the close vantage point of a queue can be fun, getting involved is much more productive and it also seems like a pretty good way to improve.

While a few areas of cricket have developed in this regard, one area that continues to see the queues build up is fielding practice. Not necessarily ground fielding, as there a lots of different fielding circuits that recycle the ball and can work without a coach at times.

Middle Drill: Battlezone Cricket Helps Improve Batting, Bowling and Fielding

Last night, the team I coach ran an experimental practice drill to improve game sense and raise the intensity of net practice. Here's how it went.

The Total Guide to Preparing for Different Pitch Conditions

Do you worry that batting indoors will ruin your outdoor form? Have you got a game coming up on a different type of wicket from your home pitch?

This is the guide for you.

The Up and Up Batting Drill Tests Technique and Mental Toughness at Pace

You may recall a post-tour review undertaken by our U14 Keeper Batter, Jamie. Well, Jamie is back and he is the focus of a drill that I do to test a players psychological attributes as well as their technique.

How to Face Real Pace Bowling

Imagine batting against a paceman who can get the ball up to 150kph. No one is comfortable, not even the best.

If you get it wrong at that speed, it’s going to hurt.

Bat Like Legend Lara with the Four Area Drill

I once asked Michael Vaughan who was opposition batter who posed the most challenge to him as a captain? The resounding answer that came back was Brian Lara.

How to Use Old Doormats to Improve Your Batting Against Spinners

 Use this drill to combine low tech mats and smart nets to improve your batting against spin. Footwork is essential, this drill forces fast feet.

This “Hunger Games” Drill Adds Spice to Practice

The season is fast approaching.

Focus Your Batting with the Bounce-Hit Drill

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 Next time you need to get focused on your batting, try this ridiculously simple trick.

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