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Cricket Fielding Tips: Improving Your Cricket Fielding

Posted by wildkiwi25 on December 23, 2008

When fielding during cricket there are many things to think about and consider depending on where you are fielding. This brief article will look at a few essential cricket fielding tips which you can incorporate into your game to improve your fielding.

Where ever you are fielding you should always be on the balls of your feet so you can react and change direction quickly. If you are caught flat footed you’ll be slower off the mark and potentially give away more runs.

Try to anticipate where the ball will go; you can do this by carefully watching the batters shape and movements. This may be a little difficult at first but after a bit of practise will become second nature and you’ll react much quicker to any shots coming your way and field better as a result.

When you are fielding close to the boundary and have to throw from the deep, try to aim your throw just above the keepers head and the ball should drop nicely in to his gloves, provided you have a relatively strong throwing arm.

When catching close to the wicket, such as in the slips, gulley or short leg, make sure you stance is correct with your feet shoulder width apart or slightly wider. Spread your weight evenly across both feet, resting lightly on the balls of your feet, with your knees flexed. Keep your hands together, close to the ground with your fingers pointing down. Keep your head up with your eyes level and stay alert.

When catching the ball in close, watch the ball all the way into your hands, allowing the ball to come to you; don’t try to snatch at it. ‘Give’ with the ball as you catch, cushioning the impact. When catching in the deep, try and catch the ball at eye level and cushion the ball into your chest.

The ball can come to you at any time so it is really important you stay alert and awake so you can stop that vital run or take a match winning catch.

These are just a few cricket fielding tips that you can incorporate into you game; there are many more cricket fielding tips for specific aspects of fielding. However these are the general cricket fielding tips I’ve found to be the most useful when fielding myself.

Discover amazing fielding tips and tricks at www.cricketsecrets.com that you can use today to learn how you too could become a fielding superstar.

*Acknowledgements to Ian Canaway.

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Cricket Fielding Tips: Improving Your Cricket Fielding

Posted by wildkiwi25 on December 23, 2008

When fielding during cricket there are many things to think about and consider depending on where you are fielding. This brief article will look at a few essential cricket fielding tips which you can incorporate into your game to improve your fielding.

Where ever you are fielding you should always be on the balls of your feet so you can react and change direction quickly. If you are caught flat footed you’ll be slower off the mark and potentially give away more runs.

Try to anticipate where the ball will go; you can do this by carefully watching the batters shape and movements. This may be a little difficult at first but after a bit of practise will become second nature and you’ll react much quicker to any shots coming your way and field better as a result.

When you are fielding close to the boundary and have to throw from the deep, try to aim your throw just above the keepers head and the ball should drop nicely in to his gloves, provided you have a relatively strong throwing arm.

When catching close to the wicket, such as in the slips, gulley or short leg, make sure you stance is correct with your feet shoulder width apart or slightly wider. Spread your weight evenly across both feet, resting lightly on the balls of your feet, with your knees flexed. Keep your hands together, close to the ground with your fingers pointing down. Keep your head up with your eyes level and stay alert.

When catching the ball in close, watch the ball all the way into your hands, allowing the ball to come to you; don’t try to snatch at it. ‘Give’ with the ball as you catch, cushioning the impact. When catching in the deep, try and catch the ball at eye level and cushion the ball into your chest.

The ball can come to you at any time so it is really important you stay alert and awake so you can stop that vital run or take a match winning catch.

These are just a few cricket fielding tips that you can incorporate into you game; there are many more cricket fielding tips for specific aspects of fielding. However these are the general cricket fielding tips I’ve found to be the most useful when fielding myself.

Discover amazing fielding tips and tricks at www.cricketsecrets.com that you can use today to learn how you too could become a fielding superstar.

*Acknowledgements to Ian Canaway.

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Cricket: The Greatest Sport On Earth?

Posted by wildkiwi25 on December 7, 2008

I’m sure you’ll agree with me that cricket is probably the greatest sport on Earth, well if you are a cricketer like me you will. The fact is for many people all around the world cricket is almost like a religion, every week fans and players go to training and watch matches, dedicated to the sport we cricketers all love.

Learning How To Play Cricket:
The problem with cricket is learning how to play cricket, importantly how to play cricket better than your opposition, and team mates, it’s a great feeling to be the best player on the team. Many people think they can learn how to play cricket just by going down to nets, batting and bowling for a bit, then playing at the weekends.

The problem with this is that unless you have a good coach or senior players to oversee you, you will pick up bad habits which you reinforce every time you practice. You end up practicing bad habits and trust me this is the last thing you want.

If you are serious about learning how to play cricket you need to do the following things to help ensure your cricket success:

  • Join a club with a good coaching system in place and that actively trains players to become coaches themselves, this ensures that there is a good coaching network within the club and so will help you progress and improve.
  • Take an active approach to improving your cricket, read books, watch video clips, or even better coaching videos of top players and learn from them. When you go to training, don’t just go through the motions, ask your coach or team mates to watch you play and pick out any faults and look to always make improvements.
  • If you have the money, pay your local pro or top coach to give you some one-on- one advice and guidance and find out where you need to be improving. If possible get someone to video you playing in a match or in the nets to help with this.

    Learning how to play cricket and improving yourself as a player is a great goal to have. However, giving tips on how to play cricket in terms of batting, bowling and fielding are beyond the scope of this article. But if you follow the tips above and take and active approach to improving your cricket you won’t go far wrong.

    Discover amazing cricket tips and tricks and learn how to play awesome cricket so that you can explode your cricket results and destroy your opposition!

    Visit, www.CricketSecrets.com right now to learn how to improve your cricket today!

    *Acknowledgements to Ian Canaway

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    Cricket: The Greatest Sport On Earth?

    Posted by wildkiwi25 on December 7, 2008

    I’m sure you’ll agree with me that cricket is probably the greatest sport on Earth, well if you are a cricketer like me you will. The fact is for many people all around the world cricket is almost like a religion, every week fans and players go to training and watch matches, dedicated to the sport we cricketers all love.

    Learning How To Play Cricket:
    The problem with cricket is learning how to play cricket, importantly how to play cricket better than your opposition, and team mates, it’s a great feeling to be the best player on the team. Many people think they can learn how to play cricket just by going down to nets, batting and bowling for a bit, then playing at the weekends.

    The problem with this is that unless you have a good coach or senior players to oversee you, you will pick up bad habits which you reinforce every time you practice. You end up practicing bad habits and trust me this is the last thing you want.

    If you are serious about learning how to play cricket you need to do the following things to help ensure your cricket success:

  • Join a club with a good coaching system in place and that actively trains players to become coaches themselves, this ensures that there is a good coaching network within the club and so will help you progress and improve.
  • Take an active approach to improving your cricket, read books, watch video clips, or even better coaching videos of top players and learn from them. When you go to training, don’t just go through the motions, ask your coach or team mates to watch you play and pick out any faults and look to always make improvements.
  • If you have the money, pay your local pro or top coach to give you some one-on- one advice and guidance and find out where you need to be improving. If possible get someone to video you playing in a match or in the nets to help with this.

    Learning how to play cricket and improving yourself as a player is a great goal to have. However, giving tips on how to play cricket in terms of batting, bowling and fielding are beyond the scope of this article. But if you follow the tips above and take and active approach to improving your cricket you won’t go far wrong.

    Discover amazing cricket tips and tricks and learn how to play awesome cricket so that you can explode your cricket results and destroy your opposition!

    Visit, www.CricketSecrets.com right now to learn how to improve your cricket today!

    *Acknowledgements to Ian Canaway

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    Video Tutorials- How to Bat and Bowl and field

    Posted by wildkiwi25 on April 17, 2008

    Here are some excellent videos that show you the basics of batting and bowling and fielding, they are clear and consice and you can play them in the same window as you are viewing this site, if you have any probs let me know and I will try my best to fix it, in the meantime enjoy the viewing:)

    HOW TO BAT —->>

    HOW TO BOWL —->>

    Right Click HERE to view a video that gives excellent examples of all aspects relating to fielding and step by step methods. With Mark Waugh and Mark Taylor.

    *NOTE: Right clicking enables you to view the link in a different window.

    Posted in basics of cricket, Cricket, cricket techniques, how do bowl, how to bat, how to field, how to play cricket, Mark Taylor, Mark Waugh, playing cricket | 1 Comment »

    Video Tutorials- How to Bat and Bowl and field

    Posted by wildkiwi25 on April 17, 2008

    Here are some excellent videos that show you the basics of batting and bowling and fielding, they are clear and consice and you can play them in the same window as you are viewing this site, if you have any probs let me know and I will try my best to fix it, in the meantime enjoy the viewing:)

    HOW TO BAT —->>

    HOW TO BOWL —->>

    Right Click HERE to view a video that gives excellent examples of all aspects relating to fielding and step by step methods. With Mark Waugh and Mark Taylor.

    *NOTE: Right clicking enables you to view the link in a different window.

    Posted in basics of cricket, Cricket, cricket techniques, how do bowl, how to bat, how to field, how to play cricket, Mark Taylor, Mark Waugh, playing cricket | 1 Comment »