Bring the ropes in…a conversation with @ballsrightsreas

Interesting conversation with Dave C, aka @ballsrightareas, on setting boundaries for junior cricket. Watching highlights of Eng Women smashing sixes. Fantastic viewing. Why can’t club colts match boundaries be shorter to enable more sixes? — Dave C, cricket wonk (@ballsrightareas) June 22, 2016 They often are, where I coach/umpire, BUT that can unfairly favour bigger …

Sledging – the missing component from the coaches’ tool kit?

I mentioned in an earlier post that I sometimes used “sledging” as a coaching tool. This is something I picked up working with an experienced Aussie coach – that the coach can sometimes use a little psychological pressure to focus the player on the challenge at hand. “Can you hit this one?  I don’t think …

Jail-break cricket – another variant for CGBL

Here is a game variant that can be used to encourage players to apply a specified batting technique in a practice session. We call it “jail-break cricket” – players are challenged to hit a ball to a specified target area to release team mates who have been “sent to jail”. The game encourages the batter to …