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The Crazy Catch Deflection Drill for Keepers

I’m a huge fan of rebound nets for self reliant individual or paired practice when working with keepers and fielders. The Crazy Catch helps sharpen reactions, builds technique and can be used to unlock movement patterns.

Here’s a PV/ONE Routine for Twenty20 Batting Practice

In Twenty20, you have to get a move on. Traditional practice won’t cut it. So use this routine instead.

Coach Players to High Speed Throws with this Drill

How do we increase someone’s throwing speed in a safe fashion?

Bowl Faster: Brace the Front Leg

One of the most common pieces of advice from top bowling coaches is to learn to "brace the front leg". But that's a technical term, and it's not obvious to everyone what it means, or how to do it. So, here are more details about how and why you brace the front leg to bowl fast.

Batting Against Spin: The Magnificent Seven Drill

“The Magnificent Seven” is a drill that you can do with a variety of feed options dependent on the level of experience and skill of the cricketer that you are working with at the time.

Bowling Drills: Make the Most of Your Bowling Spell

Wouldn't it be handy to know the exact natural spell of every bowler? As a captain, coach or even bowler, you will be able to use your best time, and rest when you know you are tiring. Every bowler - no matter how fit - has a natural spell length.

Spice Up Your Cricket Practice with The Ryder Cup Net Session

Do you recognise this practice situation?

Nets, minimal equipment, 90 minutes and an abundance of players eager to hone their skills. This is a common scenario for club coaches both during the season and over the winter period.

Use the Two Ball Drop Drill to Improve Footwork Against Spinners

49 Millfield cricketers are heading to Mumbai this December to play 18 fixtures on spinning surfaces against lots of spin bowlers.

Prepare for the Unexpected Ball with a Safe Zone

Establishing a “safe zone” is a fresh look at to avoiding the ultimate batting disaster: getting out to an awful delivery.

There’s danger in the unexpected.

Take Singles to Spin Like Kohli with These Drills

Have you ever wondered how the best players of spin seem to score off almost every ball that they face?

Players such as AB DeVilliers, Virat Kohli and Hashim Amla rarely face two balls in a row unless they score a boundary. The board keeps ticking over with little or no risk.

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