DUNBLANE CRICKET CLUB

Dunblane Cricket will be playing Callander Cricket Club in the final indoor game November 24th from 10.30 - 12 PM at McLaren Leisure Centre.

If anyone is interested please contact Tony Phillips via the details below:

 

Mobile: 07590900101

Email: tony@dunblanesporthub.co.uk

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The last session for After School Cricket at Dunblane Primary School will continue until Thursday 12th December 2019.

 

There won’t be any cricket in January 2020 but we will start the sessions again on the 6th February 2020 at Dunblane Primary School from 3.15 – 4 pm.

 

There is one more game on the 24th November 2019 at McLaren Leisure Centre in Callander starting at 10.30 am.

 

Please note some of the players will be starting to use pads, gloves, helmets and wooden bats as they are good enough to be playing in the J1 League which is the next level after Kwik Cricket.

 

We are looking at running a cricket festival for the three Primary School in the Dunblane cluster for P2s.

 

This will take place two weeks after the Easter Holidays (2020) on a Friday morning, date to be confirmed.

 

We will use the festival as an opportunity to market both All Stars and Dunblane Cricket.

Cricket will start as a Cluster Club at Dunblane Primary School

Tony Phillips is an experienced UKCC Level 3 Cricket coach having worked for Cricket Scotland for 3 and a half years delivering cricket to 40 Primary Schools in the Falkirk and Stirling area's.

Tony was also the Lead Coach of the Forth Valley Area squads based at Dollar Academy

Tony is also a current member of the ECB and Cricket Scotland Coaches Association.

 

He will be running the cricket sessions for those who have already started playing cricket and those who are keen to participate in cricket both girls and boys with any ability. The sessions will include Kwik cricket and incrediball but not hard ball cricket, they will be fun and enjoyable covering all the basics.

For the older age groups we will be using the HOWZAT program together with the Skills Awards from Cricket Scotland.

HOWZAT! has been designed specifically to offer coaches a multitude of ways of being able to develop not only the players they work with, but also themselves and their knowledge, skills and understanding relating to coaching our great game of cricket. The programme offers ideas for developing the Technical, Tactical, Mental and Physical facets in players across the first three stages of player development. These sections are supported by interesting ways to develop practices, information on developing talent, further interesting games and practices as well as interactive support materials such as the ‘Fielding Positions’ section and ‘Jargon Busting’.

General philosophy – Increased understanding of the game in

general and increased individual technical and tactical self-awareness

 

  • Increase the understanding of game situations

  • Increase individual skills, techniques and tactical awareness

  • Players to have a sound understanding of batting, bowling & fielding

  • Maximise mental toughness

 

During the sessions we will be working on the following:

BATTING


 Show correct grip, stance, back swing and step
 Understand body position in relation to the ball when playing back and forward
 Understand what “gapping” is
 Gain a sound understanding on when to play forward and when to play back and be able to execute
shots accordingly
 Ensure that athletes understand the role of the top and bottom hand and can show a practical
example of this
 Understand the concept of batting through an innings
 Use video analysis to point out strengths and areas on improvement
 Have a sound knowledge of running between the wickets and decision-making

BOWLING


 Reinforce the basic action, grip etc

 Understand the use and proper use of a run up and follow through
 Be able to deliver a repeatable action
 Bowl consistent lines and length
 Understand the game and know which ball to deliver at a particular point during the game
 Develop an understanding of setting a field to their individual bowling

FIELDING

 Understand the basic techniques and skills involved in close catching and high catching
 Understand where all fielding positions are and their role in the team
 Understand the term “in the ring” and the role of the fielders inside it
 Gain a knowledge of field placing for a particular batter
 Increase skill levels in 1 or 2-handed pick-ups, throwing, attacking the ball, saving a single

 Backing up

FITNESS


 Understand the importance of fitness in cricket
 Gain a knowledge of the kind of fitness they should be undertaking
 Understand the importance of strength and conditioning
 Gain a knowledge of the drills they should be performing

TESTIMONIALS

The boys have been fortunate to have had you on their side these last few years as cricket coach, mentor and all round sports enthusiast.’

‘Thanks so much for all you did for our son and Forth Valley cricket. It's testament to you and your skills that so many of the boys have played at district level and will hopefully win national honours in time’

‘I wish you every success. You certainly championed our son and had a great impact on his cricket development. A loss to Cricket  Scotland and Cricket Forth Valley’ 

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