Surrey Cricket Academy have come up with 5 throwing drills for the back garden while under lock down. Throwing drill 1 Throwing drill 2 Throwing drill 3 Throwing drill 4 Throwing drill 5 #cricket #backyardcricket #homecricket #coronacricket #fielding #surreycricket
Our next "Ten Percent" focus is on fielding. If just three players turn a 4 into a 1 through a really good stop in a game, you are 9 runs better off from just three short pieces of cricket. With an over-emphasis on net practice, fielding often gets missed out and doesn't get the focus it deserves. The best fielding teams are most often the winning teams! There are perhaps two big challenges for young fielders: - 1. Concentrating fully every ball 2. Not being scared of the bal
Surrey Cricket Performance department have shared some Garden Drills to help get budding young cricketers through the lock down period. Surrey are eager to provide information and content that all young cricketers may find to be stimulating, practical and helpful as we work through this period of isolation.
Their Performance Coaches are currently busy at work creating and recording more fun and practical drills – these will go out regularly on their Twitter and Instagram fe
The basic batting setup should be the starting point for every young cricketer but some of the basics often get missed in the early development. HANDS For me this is the non-negotiable, at least until you are scoring runs on a strong and consistent basis. Hands must be together on the handle, touching. This gives the batter the best control over their shots. Where on the bat, is up to you. Somewhere around the middle of the handle is probably best. Nearer the top is generally
Sky Sports have released their Masterclasses series. The Batting classes are below: - Opening Batsman Masterclass – Strauss and Atherton
Virat Kohli Analysis – Don’t just watch the shots, listen to the experts analysis!
Playing Spin – Mahela Jayawardene
The Sweep Shot Masterclass
Kevin Pietersen Masterclass
Playing Spin - Kevin Pietersen #cricket #tenpercenters #batting #homecricket #backyardcricket
Sky Sports have released their Masterclasses series. The Fast Bowling classes are below: - Fast Bowling Masterclass – James Anderson
Left arm swing – Wasim Akram
T20 Bowling – Dirk Nannes Mitchell Johnson Masterclass
The Art of Reverse Swing #cricket #tenpercenters #fastbowling #homecricket #backyardcricket
Our third "Ten Percent" focus is on bowlers reducing their economy rates. The average bowler economy rate in one of our local junior leagues last season, for all bowlers who bowled, was 5.7 runs per over. That's a score of 114 in a T20 game, excluding byes & leg byes - so probably 120 or so would be an average score in these (non-pairs) matches. If we can reduce the economy rates of all our bowlers by just 10%, down to an average of just over 5.1 runs per over, that reduces t
With the world under lock down, there has never been a better opportunity for some Backyard Cricket. But what rules do you play? To help you get your games in order, Twenty20 Community Cricket have put together some rules which will work for any size playing area from a narrow driveway to a nice size lawn. Send us some videos of your Backyard Cricket set up! Can you beat this one? The Players There shall be anything from 2 or more players taking part. Players can play in team
Sometimes all we need is some inspiration. Last summer we were fortunate enough to have two great pieces of English cricket history. Being indoors we have time to reflect on some amazing cricket. Winning the World Cup was of course one of those amazing memories. Having been aged four at the time of the first World Cup back in 1975, that actually gave me one of my earliest memories of anything, with the West Indies opener Roy Fredericks being hit wicket right at the start of t
You're next/first in to bat. There are a few nerves. You're preparing for your innings. What's going through your head? What's your plan? The precise plan is going to differ according to match situation but, based on the tools and skills you have in your locker, there are going to be some fundamentals that will remain in place. There are a few basics: - 1. What's the pitch like and what's it doing out there?
If you're opening up in the first innings that's going to be harde