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Cricket Bowling

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  • Count how many times a bowler is able to consecutively knock the bails of at four bowling distances.

-Fundamental Movement Skills:

  • Locomotor

    • Run​

  • Manipulative Send​

    • Propel 

    • Strike​

    • Throw

  • Manipulative Receive​

    • Catch​

-Equipment List:

  • Two Soft-Stix Cricket Sets


-Equipment Link:

-Setting Up:

  • Place cricket wickets with bails on top at the end of the court

  • Place lines or poly spots 13, 16, 19 and 22 steps from the wicket

  • Players line up in four groups behind the 22-step mark (24 yards is the official distance from wicket to wicket)


  • Law 24, Clause 3 defines a fair delivery with respect to the arm:

    • A ball is fairly delivered in respect of the arm if, once the bowler's arm has reached the level of the shoulder in the delivery swing, the elbow joint is not straightened partially or completely from that point until the ball has left the hand. This definition shall not debar a bowler from flexing or rotating the wrist in the delivery swing.

  • The first player in each line runs to the 13-step mark and attempts to Cricket Bowl in such a way as to knock off a bail. If successful this bowler goes again from the 16-step mark; then, if successful, to the 19-step mark; and then, if successful, to the 22-step mark.

  • When a player is unsuccessful the next player in line tries.

  • When it is once again a player’s turn who knocked off a bail at a shorter distance, they return to the 13-step mark and try once again to knock down the bail at all four distances—if successful one time, the next time their turn comes up they try again.

-Questions & Notes:

  • Which offensive tactics are most useful for the teams?

    • What makes it easiest to hit the ball where you wish?​

  • Which defensive tactics are most useful for the teams?

    • What makes it easiest to receive the ball the easiest?​

  • For more striking/fielding games go to:

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