Fielding | Cricket coaching, fitness and tips

How to Be a Gun Fielder

Diving saves, run outs, brilliant catches: A top fielder changes cricket matches.

Specialist fielding: Slips

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In the slips you are at the sharpest end of the game.

Catch the nicks that come and the bowlers will love you forever. Put even the hardest chance down and be prepared for long stares from everyone in the side: There is no hiding place and no respite.

Even when nothing has come to you all day.

A World Cup Winning Fielding Drill

It was a great honour and privilege to spend the day talking about fielding and batting with many of the World Cup winning England Women’s team.

Develop Faster Running and Better Fielding with a Stopwatch and This Drill

This simple drill boosts running and fielding confidence.

Use Your Roller to Practice Slip Catching

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Slip catching is a hard skill to practice with realistic movement, but your ground's light roller might just be able to help.

Cricket Fielding Drill: Triple Pressure Catching

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Do You Make This Mistake in the Field?

Taking wickets is about more than just good bowling and fielding.

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?

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.

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!

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