This drill is part of the PitchVision Academy fielding drills series, for more in this series click here.
Purpose: To practice different throwing and backing up skills in a decision-making situation
Description: The coach (c) or wicketkeeper rolls the ball out to the first player and then calls out A, B or C to represent one of the three stumps.
The player collects the ball and then:
- If the call is A: Returns the ball to the coach with and overarm throw. The first player on the opposite side runs to back up a poor throw.
- If the call is B: Aims to hit the middle stump at point B with a throw. The first player on the opposite side backs up the throw and returns the ball to the coach.
- If the call is C: Returns the ball over the stumps to the stump at point C. The first player on the opposite side runs to the stump to collect the throw then returns to the coach.
One the skill is completed the players return to the back of the queue on the same side. The coach rolls the ball out to opposite sides to ensure all players get a chance to field and back up.
The diagram below shows the routine for a call of B.