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Fielding Drills: 4 Stump warm up

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

Purpose: To act as a warm up drill that practices every ground fielding skill required in a match. Each stump is a different skill to execute.

Improve Your Spin Bowling with Better Hip to Shoulder Separation

This is a guest article from Max Andrews

“Hip to shoulder separation” is one of the most important movements in generating spin and velocity.

Catching Drill Progression for Better Technique and Hand to Eye Skills

Improve your catching technique and hand-eye skills with this simple, insanely effective, drill progression.

Using the Katchet ramp you can do a lot of work in a very short time to turn your basic skills into world-class basics. Practice is often touted as the main difference between "good" and "great". Simple drilsl like this take you from where you are to stellar levels.

Your Newest Cricket Coaching Tool: Sand and Air Filled Balls

The use of weighted balls in power hitting and pitching in baseball is not a new thing, but it’s so brilliant that even us traditional cricket coaches are now cottoning on to the merits.

CRICKET JOBS: Pitch Advisor - Wiltshire Cricket (UK)

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Closing date: 24th June 2016

Wiltshire Cricket Limited is now advertising for a new County Pitch Advisor.

The Pitch Advisor is a position appointed by Wiltshire Cricket Limited with approval from the ECB. The purpose of the Pitch Advisor is to act on behalf of the Cricket Board and County Groundsman’s Association, in accordance with the code of conduct for Pitch Advisors, in addressing issues regarding:

Fielding Drills: Introduction to 360 Degree Fielding

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This drill is ideal for realistic practice in stopping, catching, staying alert and backing up in the field.

The coach (c) hits the ball (in the air or on the ground) to any fielder then shouts which end the ball should be returned to. If the shy is at the bowlers end the other fielders must back up the throw and return it to the coach.

Wicketkeeper Standing Up Drill

Following on from the positive feedback on the standing back keeping drill using the multi-stumps I thought I would follow up with another keeping drill that was given to me recently by one of our International players here at Millfield School.

Tom has developed this drill with Iain Brunnschweiler in a recent England tour to the UAE.

You'll need a Katchet Ramp, multistump, Bat or Skyer and some cricket balls.

The aim is to simulate standing up to the stumps to both medium pacers and spinners, focussing on areas such as posture, hip and shoulder turn, catching area, and the ability to react to significant deflections from a realistic "nick-distance". In other words, to push back the boundaries of what is possible when standing up to the stumps.

Fielding Warm Up Drill to Improve Throwing at the Stumps

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Use this pre-game warm up fielding drill. It will help you hone your skills and picking up, throwing and hitting the stumps. Great for the whole team to take part on match day.

Improve Your Diving in the Field... Even As A Six Foot Fast Bowler

One of the big coaching challenges is developing the athleticism of fast bowlers.

Do You Know Where to Look When Slip Fielding? Science Has the Answer

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A recent study as revealed the answer to an age-old question; the best place for slip fielders to look when waiting for a catch.