This drill is part of the PitchVision Academy fielding drills series, for more in this series click here.
Purpose: To practice three skills in a row: underarm pickup and throw, chase and throw and a high catch.
Description: The wicketkeeper (w) rolls the ball towards the first fielder who runs, picks up and underarm throws the ball back to the wicketkeeper.
The keeper then rolls the ball out again for the same fielder to run, chase and throw on the turn back to the keeper again. The keeper quickly throws the ball to the coach who hits a high catch to the fielder to complete the catch and the third skill.
The fielder returns to the back of the group.
Coaches Note: Keep the groups small (no more than 4) to ensure there is not much waiting around.