Batting, Bowling and Fielding Basics

  • Always play straight with the full face of the bat.
  • Look to place the ball in the gaps.
  • Always keep your head down - this will help you keep the ball on the ground.
  • You must be relaxed when batting.
  • Play the simple game - do the basics correctly (correct grip, stance, backlift).
  • Your top hand on the bat must always be in control.
  • Before you play an attacking shot, make sure you know what the bowler is doing with the ball, e.g. swing, seam or pace.
  • "Wait", "yes" and "no" are the only three calls when batting.
  • Always run the first run hard. This puts pressure on the fielder.
  • The bowler will bowl at least one bad ball per over, so be patient.
  • Correct grip is important. Do not hold the ball too tight.
  • A long run-up is not important. Your run-up must be comfortable and economical.
  • Aim to pitch the ball on / outside offstump, just short of a length.
  • Keep your front arm high up when delivering the ball, do not forget to follow through.
  • If you are bowling out-swing you must aim to pitch the ball on middle.
  • If you are bowling inswing you must aim to pitch the ball outside the off-stump.
  • Aim to bowl at the batsman's weaknesses - do not bowl at his strengths.
  • Always shine the ball - without any shine the ball will not swing.
  • Always keep your eye on the ball.
  • Always walk in with the bowler, expect the ball every delivery.
  • Always focus on the batsman.
  • Encourage the bowler.
  • Always back the bowler / the wicketkeeper when the ball is being thrown in, give yourself 10 - 12 meters.
  • Always get your body behind the ball.



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