If you have good timing you can get a away with a lot while batting and will certainly get more runs, even if your technique needs work.
But timing often takes a while out in the middle to come, meaning you are vulnerable at the start of your innings.
To help overcome this you can do a short pre-innings routine to groove your timing before you go out.
Do this once every half hour or so while waiting to bat:
- Hold the bat in your bottom hand only and tap the ball up and down on it 20-30 times without dropping it.
- Throw the ball up and hit it on the volley with the bottom hand only on the bat handed to a partner 20-30 times
- Get your partner to throw the ball for you to hit back on the volley with the bottom hand only on the bat 20-30 times.
- Get your partner to throw a ball to bounce on a good length. Hit it back with the normal 2 handed grip 20-30 times.
This should dramatically improve your timing when you get out to the middle meaning you need less balls to get your eye in.© Copyright miSport Holdings Ltd 2008