Category Archives: Wicket Keeping

Think Outside the Box | #WWC15 with Tammy Beaumont

Running alongside the Women’s World Cup hosted around England this June and July; Crazy Catch are pleased to announce our brand new campaign “Think Outside the Box” which see’s England’s Tammy Beaumont demonstrating some new and innovative Crazy Catch drills for cricket working with Director of Cricket at Millfield School Mark Garaway.

Says Marketing Manager Kate Costin Think Outside the Box is all about providing coaches with new drill ideas away from the traditional throw and catch concept often associated with Crazy Catch “This series of six drills shows the Crazy Catch as an all round training aid for cricket so we have some great batting drills and ways to use the Crazy Catch to improve your visual skills and decision making”. “Coaches will be able to access these drills via our social channels and also download the FREE PDF which gives all the information you need to run the practice at your school or club so the drill set up, equipment list, progressions, coaching points and some great advice from Tammy and Mark. We are sure that players will be able to make significant gains in their game with this outside the box thinking and hopefully we will see the Crazy Catch being used more creatively as its a hugely  versatile piece of kit”

The Crazy Catch classic range for cricket has both a SANE and INSANE side when used with a small ball. This enables the product to be used at all levels of the game across batting, bowling and fielding skills whilst its also great for team games, warm ups and for gym work incorporating reaction training.

Crazy Catch | Cricket fielding drills with James Taylor

As part of our “Catches Win Matches” campaign with James Taylor, we are releasing a new fielding drill incorporating Crazy Catch for each of the 4 Pakistan test matches. They will be added to the blog as they are released…

Why not try them in your next cricket club training session or in the garden with your friends. Use the SANE side to get the hang of things, then test your reactions to the max by flipping over to the INSANE side…

Behind the Scenes on the James Taylor shoot with Pro Direct Cricket

Pro:Direct Cricket joined us at Trent Bridge back in March when we filmed with James Taylor for our “Catches Win Matches” video and photo shoot. Pro Direct captured this interview with James where he talks about his fielding hero’s and how important fielding is for the England Cricket team PLUS this behind the scenes video of the day. James is seen using the Crazy Catch range of premium rebound nets to develop his fielding skills…

As you can see from the video, the pace of the rebound is very quick and the unique patented net technology means that the rebound is very unpredictable on the INSANE side. Crazy Catch is a great way to add fun and variety to your cricket teams training sessions and ensure there are no dropped catches this season! Use  Crazy Catch for close up fielding drills or to improve throwing accuracy, longer throws and also batting technique … the possibilities are endless.

To buy a Crazy Catch you can visit the Pro Direct Cricket website http://www.prodirectcricket.com/lists/cricket-coaching-aids.aspx?listName=cricket-coaching-aids&cur=GBP&pp=32&brand=Crazy+Catch

#ReindeerTraining episode three: Crazy Catch for cricket with Hoggy and Nico

After a tough bootcamp with Gail Emms (watch) and a present delivery masterclass netball stylee with Sasha Corbin (watch), Rudolph and Co have been trying their hand at cricket in a bid to sharpen their hand eye co-ordination and reaction catching skills- all vital ahead of their present delivery marathon on Christmas eve. Ashes winning Matthew Hoggard and Paul Nixon, the legendary England wicketkeeper put our Reindeer’s through their paces of course bringing out the Crazy Catch to take their skills to the next level with some amazing results!! Watch #ReindeerTraining episode three for cricket!

Crazy Catch is hugely popular in cricket with many international teams and players using the product. You can see lots of drills and ideas on our You Tube channel – in particular watch our Ashes Fielding Challenge from the summer which was a series of games between Nick Compton and Joe Burns representing England and Australia respectably. Crazy Catch is the perfect present for cricketers of all ages and ability this Christmas and comes in a choice of four sizes.

The Crazy Catch Classic range for Cricket

The Crazy Catch Classic range for Cricket

Buy instore from leading cricket retailers or online – some great deals out there. Happy #ReindeerTraining everyone and look out for more animations coming soon from Crazy Catch – the Ultimate Rebound Net.

Umar Akmal training with Crazy Catch at the #CWC15

The ICC Cricket World Cup is making headlines for many reasons at the moment – some big hitting from the likes of Chris Gayle and AB De Villiers as well as some top catches are getting press whilst England’s performances sadly are not living up to the billing.

A personal connection with our product and the #CWC15 now comes in the form of Pakistan’s wicket keeper Umar Akmal who is videoed here at the Gabba training his reactions with Crazy Catch. He is playing a game called Crazy T-Ball where the object of the game is to move your opponent around by throwing the ball off the Crazy Catch to the point where they drop a catch, whilst still making all your catches. It’s a great way to fine tune your hand-eye co-ordination and fielding skills and obviously paid off for Akmal who took 5 catches against Zimbabwe.

Pakistan training with Crazy Catch - photo via Grant Luden, Fielding/Strength and Conditioning Coach.

Pakistan training with Crazy Catch – photo via Grant Luden, Fielding/Strength and Conditioning Coach.

We wish Pakistan all the best for the rest of the tournament…

#ClassicCatches and #FantasticFielding at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Here at Crazy Catch we love seeing amazing pieces of fielding or a great catch … for us they are just as important as a 5 wicket haul or a century as after all its “catches that win matches” so the saying goes.

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What better time to take a great catch, than in an ICC World Cup and what an amazing tournament it is shaping up to be down in Australia and New  Zealand – the birthplace of the Crazy Catch.

Crazy Catch will be helping you relive those special #ClassicCatches again and again this tournament…. you can see them on our various social media accounts including

Here is our favourite so far … Steve Smith take a bow!

Crazy Catch for Cricket – the testimonials …

Crazy Catch is a great training tool for cricket. It enables a wide variety of drills to be performed working on various fielding skills and is suitable for beginners right up to professionals. Take a look at some of our testimonials below to learn more about the benefits of reaction training with the Ultimate Rebound Net…

‘Crazy catch is something I used for hours on end as a kid and it’s a really fun, easy way to improve your reactions and catching skills’ – Heather Knight, England Women

“The best thing for me about Crazy Catch is the fact that anyone can use it and be challenged to whatever level. It is so much fun… I have seen kids who don’t even like sport play with it all afternoon and love it. Seeing player’s skills and coordination develop as quickly as it does using the Crazy Catch is a real thrill for any coach” – Rupes Kitzinger, Activate Sport (AFCA)

‘Within a matter of days, I could see a dramatic improvement in Oliver’s catching ability, both in technique and coordination. A knock on effect of this has been much improved confidence in his catching, not to mention the fun and enjoyment from playing. Crazy Ccatch is brilliant for developing and honing catching techniques and provides hours of fun” – Peter Such – former England off spinner who recently bought a Crazy Catch for his six year old son.

“It’s versatile, robust and enables you to vary your warm up routines and fielding drills, making training more enjoyable,” – Dougie Brown, Warwickshire coach

“The Crazy Catch Freestyle is a product that once you have a go you want one and I think all coaches would agree with that. Very functional and easy to carry” – David Smith – Complete Cricket

“Crazy Catch is fantastic! There is more opportunity to catch more balls but still with that element of surprise just like in a proper game of cricket so children love it and can’t get enough!” – David Hooper, GCA

“Fielding and catching is something every cricket player must do and using Crazy Catches makes fielding sessions more fun and increases intensity. Using Crazy Catches can help young children develop a love for fielding and I would certainly recommend them”– Chris Rogers, ECB Young Coach of the Year and Crazy Catch ambassador

Crazy Catch is available from all leading cricket retailers … choose the classic range, which is available in 4 sizes, for cricket which has 2 different sides… the SANE and the INSANE!