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Analysing Performance - Cricket.

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Analysing Performance Task Cricket Cricket is a skill-orientated sport. It is a sport that all levels of ability may participate in, ranging from under 9's who play simple games such as 'Kwik - Cricket' to a Test Match that can last up to 5 days of continuous play. A game of cricket requires 22 players and two umpires. A game requires a variety of skills and certain players specialise in different areas. Although everyone should be able to bat, you have specialist batters who play high order, attacking batters who play middle orders, and the bowlers generally go lower down the order. With bowling not everyone is needed so this is a specific skill. Bowlers are trained and well practised to either, spin, seam or swing the ball. Another area of skill is wicket keeping. However all players must be competent fielders as it is a key factor of a successful game. Batting The batters aim is to score runs and stay 'in'. However whilst doing this the fielding team is trying to stop them by stopping balls, and trying to get the batter 'out'. In the laws of cricket it states 10 separate ways of getting out. These are:- * Caught - a fielder must catch the ball from a direct hit off the bat before it hits the ground * Bowled - a bowler's delivery must get through a batters defence, and dislodge the bails from the stumps * LBW - Leg before wicket. If the umpire believes that if the batter had not put their leg in the way they would have been bowled, it is given as LBW * Stumped - if a batter is out their crease the wicket keeper may take the bails off with the ball * Run out ...read more.


Legs must be in position to land with feet either facing forwards, sideways or 45�. The body must be facing the same way as feet with arm ready to load. Load The load of the ball must be a swift action that is tight to the body to decrease amount of time and space for error. Release The point of release must be high above the body. It is after the feet have landed. The body/feet must not be twisted and the arm must be as high above the body as possible without forcing the head to fall out of the action. Follow Through This must go with the natural flow of momentum. It must go straight over the front foot with a straight head to make sure the bowler does not pull down the side of the seam so the seam stays upright. Assessment For my assessment I'm going to analysis myself. Profile Name: Lizzie Gilthorpe Age: 15 Sport: Cricket Position: All Rounder Length of time played: 7 years Achievements: U11, 12, 13, 15 Northumberland Boys County. U15, Ladies Durham County England U19 Trials 03 Team: South Northumberland U18 A good bowler A good bowler should have the ability and accuracy to be consistent and controlled in their bowling. They should have the awareness to pick up on a batters weakness and use this to their advantage. A bowler should know the field placing they want. This relies on both the bowler and the batter so the bowler must be confident within their bowling and observant of the way a batter plays. The communication between the bowler and the captain should continue throughout a bowler's innings making adjustments throughout the field as their 'spell' goes on. ...read more.


* Take each part of the skill and concentrate on it individually, using a video camera to be able to assess the outcome. * When concentrating on a level head cones can be used to measure this. * Do the first walk through with one cone balanced on the top of the head. If this is completed successfully another cone can be added. Take this drill up to about 5 or 6 cones. Once it can be completed with non falling off video the action without the cones and note if there are any differences. * Then try the action in a jog through. If the head dips out of the action then do the same drill only jogging rather than walking. * When concentrating on the follow through first concentrate on the snap down of the front foot. This can be done through visualisation and allows practising the snap within walk throughs. * It must be practised by stamping the front foot down then sliding it back slightly to allow the weight to go over the front foot in a straight line. * This is then co-ordinated into a drill for a straight follow through. Setting cones down in a straight line up to for about 4 yards from the stumps, about 1 yard out, does this. This means that when following through you can't fall out as you'd trip over the cones. It consciously keeps the bowler within the straight lines. Stability and Strength Work * Core stability is a key factor to progression. This will improve bowling especially as it will protect the back from injuries by strengthening the inner stomach muscles. * These stability muscles are quickly progressed as they strengthen quickly. * Lie on your ...read more.

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