The Surrey Slam Schools programme re-starts for its 4th year next month. It's aimed at providing state school students with additional cricket to help them close the gap between them and their independently educated peers who, we estimate, receive as much as 100 hours additional cricket each year. Training takes place over the winter months in 11 borough venues across Surrey and South West London. Players must be at state school to be eligible and going into any of years 4-8.
It was great to work with an under 10 young cricketer this week for the second time in a week. A left arm over bowler, by no means an experienced player yet, he was able to deliver 6 overs in some really impressive areas. I find this bowling tool really useful to demonstrate to young cricketers where they should be bowling, and why, and then "mapping" their deliveries over by over. Ask many young bowlers where they aim and you get a range of answers from "I don't know" to "th
This weekend we have created a crossword and word search with the same answers.
Find the crossword answers you don't know in the word search! Post the answers below. You will need to sign up to add comments. #cricket #homecricket #coronacricket
There are 20 cricketing terms hidden in the grid below. Can you find them? Words can be frontwards, backwards, diagonal or diagonal backwards! Good luck! If you find all 20, send us your answers! #cricket #homecricket #coronacricket
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