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Cricket Googlies

Skills
Crumb.
Purpose
A ball that is tumbling irregularly is difficult to trap. This fun game, good for warming up, helps players control a difficult ball so it doesn't get behind them or deflect to an opponent.
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Groups of
2
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Ages
6+
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Balls/grp
1
cone
Cones
40
distance
Distance (max)
20m
  • Setup

    Create a number of 'cricket pitches' in a row, 5m wide and 15-20m long. 2 players per pitch, one at each end.
  • Step 1

    (A) starts and can take a few steps before kicking the ball down the pitch. The idea is to 'bowl' the player at the other end by making the ball tumble irregularly, making it difficult to control.
  • Step 2

    A wicket is taken if:-
    The ball goes past the player and between the cones
    In trapping the ball, the player must take more than 1 step to pick it up after touching it.
  • Step 3

    A 'no ball' is called if:-
    The ball goes off the pitch
    The ball goes over the players head
  • Step 4

    Keep score of wickets (call out regularly to remember). After several minutes stop the drill and take stock of the score. The player who has taken the most wickets moves 1 lane to the right towards the 'champion' end. The players losing move 1 lane left.
    Players may need to change ends after moving.
    The exception to the players who move are the winner of the champion lane, and the loser of the bottom lane who stay where they are.
    If the score is equal, play a tie breaker by each player kicking once. The ball landing closest and most central to the 'goal-line' progresses.
More Drills
demo
play
video
Groups of
group
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8
Ages
profile
13 +
Balls/grp
ball
1
Cones
cone
1
Distance (max)
distance
15m
Focus
Skills under pressure, Run & Carry.
Skills
Shepherd, Crumb.
demo
play
video
Players
group
16+
Ages
profile
11 +
Balls
ball
1+
Cones
cone
4
Distance (max)
distance
80m
Focus
Hard Running, Front & Square.
Skills
Handballing, Kick Long, Shepherd.
demo
play
video
Players
group
20+
Ages
profile
13 +
Balls
ball
6+
Cones
cone
6
Distance (max)
distance
160m
Focus
Hard Running, Front & Square, Forward line delivery, Goalkicking.
Skills
GoalKicking, Kicking, Handballing, Crumb.
play
video
Groups of
group
group-arrow
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7
Ages
profile
13 +
Balls/grp
ball
1
Cones
cone
5
Distance (max)
distance
45m
Focus
Skills under pressure, Decision Making, Forward line delivery.
Skills
Kicking.
play
video
Players
group
20+
Ages
profile
13 +
Balls
ball
1
Cones
cone
0
Distance (max)
distance
160m
Focus
Skills under pressure, Contested ball, Forward line delivery, Stoppages, Gameplan/Strategy.
Skills
Kicking, Handballing, Tackle, Crumb, Mark Contest.
play
video
Players
group
22+
Ages
profile
11 +
Balls
ball
1
Cones
cone
30
Distance (max)
distance
40m
Focus
Skills under pressure, Decision Making, Run & Carry, Stoppages.
Skills
Kicking, Handballing, Tackle.
play
video
Groups of
group
group-arrow
icon-group
2
Ages
profile
9 +
Balls/grp
ball
1
Cones
cone
3
Distance (max)
distance
20m
Skills
Kick Short.
play
video
Players
group
18+
Ages
profile
13 +
Balls
ball
1
Cones
cone
4
Distance (max)
distance
130m
Focus
Hard Running, Front & Square, Run & Carry.
Skills
Handballing.
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