On Saturday I attended an ECB CPD workshop, Training & Interventions for Young People & Adults (YPA).
As part of the workshop, we each had to devise a training intervention. I came up with this – derived from the jail-break cricket game.
For a group of U17s, moving from 20 over to 40 over (or longer) format; challenged by the need to bat for longer periods of time without sacrificing scoring opportunities.
Batting in pairs, batters have a limited number of “lives”; lose them all, and the innings is over; gain more lives by hitting the ball to a designated target zone (analogous to the JBZ).
U17s, moving from 20 over to 40 over (or longer) format; challenged by the need to bat for longer periods of time without sacrificing scoring opportunities
Shot selection and placement appropriate to maintaining wickets whilst still scoring runs.
- field or indoor
- players bat in pairs; each pair to receive 3-4 overs; score runs all round the wicket; start with 2 “lives”; lose a life (and runs?) for each wicket lost; hit JBZ to earn new lives
- encourage bowlers to provide appropriate feed by setting skewed field – e.g. if JBZ is to mid-on, insist on 3-6 field, no player in front of (or within 5m) of JBZ.
- tie-break – number of lives in hand at end of innings
- optional: batters can carry on after losing last life, but cannot add more runs to total