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    Fielding Drills

    Thought it'd be a good idea for people to share some fielding drills they've enjoyed over time. Where possible, adding in a diagram with the explanation would be good.

    1. Basic Triangle.

    Keeper underarms to cone on the right, who underarm it at the stump, for the next group to overarm to the 2nd set of stumps, before the last group return it to the keeper. We use it sometimes as a warm-up before a game, having to get at least 5 hits, with two of them being over-arm hits.


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    Good old deep catching in a line and close-in catching in a half-ring.

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    Yeah that's the number one drill we do and I assume a lot of teams do as well. (triangle)
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    Two teams of four - one side on the left, one side on the right.

    Keeper and hitter about 10 metres away and hit the balls into each team's zone. A dropped catch is one point, a misfield is half a point. When the hitter/keeper calls change, you have to rotate within your teams (usually two players up front, two players behind). First to five loses, and has to pull out 20 press-ups or whatever.


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    2. Ring fielding.

    Basically, have the thrower underarming the ball firmly at the batsman, who should be playing full blooded cut shots (and if you have extra players, you can increase the ring around the off-side, or pair up with someone and they take it in turns to be ready to field). Big emphasis on cleanness, and returning the ball to the thrower with a firm throw.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Voltman View Post
    Two teams of four - one side on the left, one side on the right.

    Keeper and hitter about 10 metres away and hit the balls into each team's zone. A dropped catch is one point, a misfield is half a point. When the hitter/keeper calls change, you have to rotate within your teams (usually two players up front, two players behind). First to five loses, and has to pull out 20 press-ups or whatever.
    One gun drill is having a hitter out the front who is trying to hit the ball at a catchable height past a boundary (line, wall, markers etc). There is a line in front who would more often than not take the catch and a back line who are trying to stop the ball crossing the boundary. When someone in the front line takes a catch they swap with a person in the back. If the ball crosses the boundary the team does a lap or however many times it crosses the boundary is how many circuits the team needs to do.

    Give me five minutes for a diagram

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    3. Ring Fielding II.

    Batsman hits the ball out with force to anyone in the ring field. The first person who fields it throws at the stump at the bowlers end, whilst people on the other side should ready themselves to back up and then return into the keeper. Can also be done (probably more effectively) with only two groups on each side. All players rotate after each shot, whether or not they received the ball.


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    4. Short Catching.

    In a group of at least 4, have one hitting, one person at the front and two behind backing up. Hit anywhere into the ring made behind the man in the middle, at fast pace. Force the person at the front to have to take high quality catches/screamers, while it is the job of the people behind to back up and return it to the person hitting the catches. Make it a certain number of catches that have to be taken (5-10 is usually fine) and then rotate around.


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    Should add these to CW Coaching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dasa View Post
    Should add these to CW Coaching.
    Who knew we had a coaching section? I didnt
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    Quote Originally Posted by James90 View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goughy View Post
    Who knew we had a coaching section? I didnt
    Wrote it some time ago - not really looked over it since then; could easily be things I no longer agree with in it!

    Would appreciate your thoughts on what's there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Pickup View Post
    Wrote it some time ago - not really looked over it since then; could easily be things I no longer agree with in it!

    Would appreciate your thoughts on what's there.
    I had a brief look and it seems quite comprehensive and the presentation is good. Just amazed I didnt know it exists. Seems hidden away. Just searching the front page, I see there is a link but its tiny and easy to miss.

    Ive read very little of it, but it seems like a fair amount of work went into it and that it should be more of a feature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vic_orthdox View Post
    Thought it'd be a good idea for people to share some fielding drills they've enjoyed over time. Where possible, adding in a diagram with the explanation would be good.

    1. Basic Triangle.

    Keeper underarms to cone on the right, who underarm it at the stump, for the next group to overarm to the 2nd set of stumps, before the last group return it to the keeper. We use it sometimes as a warm-up before a game, having to get at least 5 hits, with two of them being over-arm hits.

    yep that one is a solid warmup
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