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Bowling:

1. Target Bowling

Learner: 28x year 8 male and female students at a developing level of skill in 14
pairs
Equipment: 28 cones, 14 soft cricket balls, 14 sets of stumps
Space: 40x20 meter space on oval
Time: 10-15 mins

Explanation:
• Each member of the pair stands on a cone 30 meters apart with a set of stumps
in-between
• At one end the bowler will bowl 6 consecutive balls whilst the player at the other
end will field the ball and return it using an underarm pass
• After an ‘over’ the partners will swap roles
• Students receive 1 point each time they hit the wickets and get 3 overs each

KTP’s:

General bowling
• Step, reach, roll and release
• Straight arm, window and follow through
• Point, step, release towards target
• Fore finger and index finger on top of ball and use seam for grip/spin
• Body side on, shoulder pointing towards target

Underarm Throw
• Step, stretch and swing
• Lean forward and push weight onto front foot prior to release
• Throw ball at low trajectory to minimise time spent in the air
• Look at target before releasing the throw

Fielding
• Foot behind the ball to minimise chance of missing it
• Fingers spread to increase size
• Body low and centre of gravity close to the ground
• Watch the ball

Variations:
• Students can place a hoop in front of the wickets for the players to aim for
Individual progressions
Low ability: Low ability students can come in closer to the wickets to give them a better
chance of getting points
High ability:
If students are finding the activity too simple they can take two of the stumps out to make
the target very small
2. ADF Drill

Learner: 28x year 8 male and female students at a developing level of skill split into
4 groups of 7
Equipment: 14 cones, 12 soft cricket balls, 6 sets of stumps
Space: 40x20 meter space on oval
Time: 10-15 mins

Explanation:
• Students will start at the green cone and then run to cone A and bowl at the
wicket A, then run to cone D and bowl at the wicket D and then run to cone F
and bowl at the wicket F
• There will be a student behind each of the wickets to work as a wicket keeper,
they will swap after receiving 3 throws
• The student will then run around the other green cone and back to the back of
the line
• 2 simultaneous drills will be set up next to each other
• Players receive a point for each time they hit a wicket

KTP’s:

General bowling
• Step, reach, roll and release
• Straight arm, window and follow through
• Point, step, release towards target
• Fore finger and index finger on top of ball and use seam for grip/spin
• Body side on, shoulder pointing towards target

Variations:
• 3 more stations
can be added
once the first drill
is mastered

Individual progressions
Low ability: Low ability
students can come in
closer to the wickets to
give them a better
chance of getting points
High ability:
If students are finding
the activity too simple
they have to use one
spin bowl, one fast ball
and one swing bowl
3. Dragon’s Den

Learner: 28x year 8 male and female students at a developing level of skill are
divided into two teams of 14
Equipment: 8 cones, 8 soft cricket balls,
Space: 40x20 meter space on oval
Time: 10-15 mins

Explanation:
• Students on team one have to run from one end of the ‘den’ to the other
without being hit by the bowlers
• The bowlers line up evenly with 7 students on each side of the 10x20 meter
rectangle and bowl at the running team
• If a runner gets hit they become a bowler
• The balls are soft and students cannot bowl off a run-up and must be slow
• The last students in the den is the winner

KTP’s:

General bowling
• Step, reach, roll and release
• Straight arm, window and follow through
• Point, step, release towards target
• Fore finger and index finger on top of ball and use seam for grip/spin
• Body side on, shoulder pointing towards target

Variations:
• Students can have to carry a bat when they run through that they can use to defend
themselves from the bowling
team

Individual progressions
Low ability:
Low ability students can only be hit by
rolling balls not bowled
High ability:
If students are finding the activity too
simple they have to skip or hop through
the den to make is slightly more
challenging
4. Bowling Bullseye

Learner: 28x year 8 male and female students at a developing level of skill are
divided 9 groups of 3
Equipment: 1 cone, 3 hoops, 1 set of wickets, 2 soft cricket balls
Space: 80x60 meter space on oval
Time: 10-15 mins
Explanation:
• Students are in groups of 3, within the group two are bowlers and the last
member of the group is 15 meters back standing behind the stumps with the
hoops around it as shown in the diagram below
• The 2 bowlers take turns bowling until they have had an over each and then one
of them swaps with the wicket keeper
• Students record their scores for the over with the wickets being worth 6 and
hoops worth 4
• Each player will have 2 overs all up and count up their score
• The wicketkeeper will simply catch or collect the ball and return it to the bowlers

KTP’s:
General bowling
• Step, reach, roll and release
• Straight arm, window and follow through
• Point, step, release towards target
• Fore finger and index finger on top of ball and use seam for
grip/spin
• Body side on, shoulder pointing towards target

Wicket keeping
• Positioned appropriate distance behind wickets depending on type
of bowl
• Fingers in diamond shape ready to catch the ball
• On the balls of the feet ready to dive in the direction of the ball
• Watch the ball into the gloves and ensure it is wrapped up quickly

Variations:
• The distance from the target of the bowling cone can be increased
or decreased
• The Bowlers can get a run up rather than stationary

Individual progressions
Low ability:
Low ability students can practice by bowling at larger targets or if they are really struggling
they can roll or throw the ball
High ability:
If students are finding the activity too they can attempt different types of bowling; spin,
pace and swing