Everything Wrong With Cricket Training – Batting

After being dismissed for another dismal score, the captain sits the team down to deliver an all too familiar rant.

“Look boys, it’s just not good enough! We had three guys get starts, and then just throw their wickets away with careless shots”.

Well, Skipper… what do you expect? Has anyone stopped to consider that this is exactly what batsmen in cricket train to do?

The way batsmen train is like preparing to run a marathon by taking the dog for a 10-minute walk – little intensity, different conditions, and a lack of insults about your rig from nearby strangers.

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Everything Wrong With Cricket Training

The words ‘cricket is a funny game’ will be uttered with hilarity and despair across summer parks and fields every Saturday. At the elite level, the game can take five days without deciding a winner. Yet, it’s at the local level that you find its most comical moments. Whether it be a partner giving you a call of ‘Yes, No… Sorry’, toiling away all afternoon for the reward of dropped catches, overthrows and dodgy decisions or the opposition’s volunteer burning the sausage rolls at afternoon tea… cricket makes us laugh and cry. Continue reading “Everything Wrong With Cricket Training”