Become a cricket all-rounder!

 
 
 
 
 
 

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This week we are learning a range of cricket skills. Day by day, you will learn a range of cricket techniques and finish by putting your skills to the test with a skills challenge at the end of the week. See your guide for the week below:

 

MONDAY

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Hone your catching skills with these technique practices.

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Activity 1: Low catching. Using a tennis ball or a pair of balled up socks, practise low catches either with a partner, or by bouncing the ball off a wall. How many can you do without making a mistake? Can you catch with one hand?

 

Activity 2: High catching. Throw the ball/socks underarm into the sky, at a height you feel comfortable with and try and make as many catches in a row as you can.

 

Daily Challenge: can you make 10 catches in a row before the end of the day?

 

TUESDAY

Practise your overarm throwing using these techniques.

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Activity: set up a target (using cricket stumps/a bucket/3 sticks dug into the ground), stand 5-10m away and practise throwing a ball/balled up socks at the target. Focus on using good technique, as shown above. How many times can you hit the target in 20 tries?

Daily Challenge: Can you hit the stumps 5 times in a row before the end of the day?

 

WEDNESDAY

Practise your batting grip, stance and ball striking with these techniques.

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 Activity: Using a cricket bat, a tennis racket, a stick or even a frying pan (ask permission first!) practise your grip, stance and striking the ball/balled socks. This activity is best done with a partner, however you can drop the ball/socks for yourself and practise striking against a wall.

 

Extension: set up a scoring zone using cones/shoes or any other suitable item and score points by hitting the ball into the scoring zone. How many times can you score in 20 tries?

 

Daily Challenge: can you hit the scoring zone 3 times in a row before the end of the day?

 

THURSDAY

Develop your bowling technique with the activities below.

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Activity: set up a target (as with Tuesday’s throwing activity) and practise your bowling technique, as shown above. Focus on the direction and add a run up and speed as you gain confidence.

 

Daily Challenge: Can you hit your target 3 times in a row before the end of the day?

 

 

FRIDAY


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Today, put all the cricket skills together we have learnt this week in our Cricket Skills Challenge. Make sure you look over the techniques and skills from the previous days before starting.

 

Skill Challenge 1:  Catching

Standing 1-2 metres away from your partner or a wall, see how many successful low catches you can make in 1 minute. Have as many goes as you like to get the highest score possible.

 

Extension: how many high catches can you make in 1 minute? For this activity, make sure you go outside and set a height that the ball has to reach for each go, to make sure the challenge is done fairly.

 

 Skill Challenge 2: Throwing

Set up your stumps or an alternative target and gather as many tennis balls/pairs of balled socks together as possible. Stand 5-10m away. You have 1 minute to hit the target as many times as you can using the overarm throwing technique practised.


Skill Challenge 3: Batting

Set up a scoring zone as with Wednesday’s lesson. You have 20 tries to hit the ball into the scoring zone.

 

Skill Challenge 4: Bowling

Set up your target as with the bowling activity. Practise bowling towards the stumps/target using the best technique you can manage. How many times can you hit the stumps in 20 tries?

 

Let us know your best scores in all of the challenges!

 

Assess yourself! How well are you doing?

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