Drills | Cricket coaching, fitness and tips

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.

Use This Wrap Up Fielding Drill to Ensure High Spirits and Direct Hits

I am continuing the throwing theme today with a funky fielding drill that encourages fielders to take calculated run out risks and rewards a group who work together to achieve a series of direct hits!

Improve Your Fast Bowling Run Up Speed with These Drills

What do we want a fast bowler’s run up to achieve?

We already know from my last article that run up speed is a great way to bowl faster. So let’s look in more detail at the run up.

Better Batting Technique and Fielding Skill with Constrained Middle Practice

Middle - or centre wicket - practice is a powerful, realistic way to train to improve your game. Now we can make it even better.

The Bang for your Buck Net Session that Rewards Discipline

Do batter and bowlers arguments happen every week in your net sessions?

That’s the modus-operandi for many club and school net sessions, isn’t it?

It can be no different here at Millfield at times and as a result, our coaching group aim to come up with net formats to facilitate as much “bang for our buck” in our competitive net sessions as we possibly can.

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