Crazy Catch wicket keeping video goes viral!

This new short wicket keeping clip featuring Surrey Cricket’s Ben Foakes working with fielding coach Chris Taylor and Alec Stewart has been taking the internet by storm and has amassed nearly 50,000 views! The drill uses a Crazy Catch Wildchild at a 90 degree angle with a wobble stump trying to distract the wicket keeper.

  1. DISTRACTION STUMPING DRILL 

    2. TURN AND BOUNCE DRILL

This 'Turn & Bounce' wicket keeping drill simulates a #wicketkeeper taking a ball that turns and bounces through the gate. Starting Position @benfoakes7 has excellent 'posture' and athletic position. His eyes are level and engaged. The take technique – Upper body rotation to 'cope' with the bouncing ball. – Foakes maintains a large catching area as he turns – Quick hands back to the stumps – Follows ‘take and break’ with a straight back into 'posture position' Overtrain – Try multiple feeds from multiple angles which will challenge your player to produce solid technique every ball. Try a set of 6 balls 🏏 Progression – Flip to the insane side of the Crazy Catch for more challenge Thanks to Chris Taylor of @surreycricket for the footage and coaching points #Cricket #surreycricket #crickettraining #cricketcoaching #crazycatch @wecoachcricket @cricketmentoring @citycricketacademy @procoachcricket

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A second drill will called ‘Turn & Bounce’ simulates a  wicket keeper taking a ball that turns and bounces through the gate. Chris Taylor has kindly provided his coaching insight ….

Starting Position @benfoakes7 has excellent ‘posture’ and athletic position. His eyes are level and engaged.

The take technique

  • Upper body rotation to ‘cope’ with the bouncing ball.
  • Foakes maintains a large catching area as he turns
  • Quick hands back to the stumps
  • Follows ‘take and break’ with a straight back into ‘posture position’

Overtrain – Try multiple feeds from multiple angles which will challenge your player to produce solid technique every ball. Try a set of 6 balls 🏏

Progression – Flip to the insane side of the Crazy Catch for more challenge!

If you have enjoyed this drill, check out the Think Outside the Box drills and accompanying PDF drillcards produced with Tammy Beaumont and Mark Garaway … there are 6 innovative drills which are not just about catching but also work on evading the short ball, hitting the stumps, power hitting and taking those high boundary catches. Add fun, variety and challenge into any training session http://thinkoutsidethebox.pagedemo.co/ 

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