What are we assessed on?
You have two sides, one out in the field and one in. Each man that's in the side that's in goes out, and when he's out he comes in and the next man goes in until he's out. When they are all out, the side that's out comes in and the side thats been in goes out and tries to get those coming in, out. Sometimes you get men still in and not out.
When a man goes out to go in, the men who are out try to get him out, and when he is out he goes in and the next man in goes out and goes in. There are two men called umpires who stay all out all the time and they decide when the men who are in are out.
When both sides have been in and all the men have out, and both sides have been out twice after all the men have been in, including those who are not out, that is the end of the game!
Cricket does not need to be this complicated!
At Belleville our Specialists have broken the game down into three subsections namely Batting, Bowling and Fielding. During the six years of tuition we hope that all children will master each of these subsections of the game by acquiring the following list of skills:
Can catch a ball (stationary 2m away)
Can catch with a single hand (dominant and non dominant)
Can catch a ball on the move
Can catch a high ball
Can throw accurately underarm
Can throw accurately overarm
Can wait in correct position to keep wicket
Can track and dive after a ball
Know where to stand to apply pressure to a batsman and appeal for wickets
Can keep arm straight when delivering from stationary position
Can reach up into a gather position
Can walk/jog into bowling action
Can run up, gather, deliver and follow through
Can bowl with rhythm and accuracy
Can swing the ball in the air or move off the pitch with control
Understands and can demonstrate umpire signals
Can grip a bat correctly
Can move feet and head into line of ball when playing ground strokes
Can play both the forward and backwards defensive strokes
Can play a pull shot
Can play a cut shot
Can play an on-drive
Can back up correctly
Can run bat in correctly
Knows the correct calls to use with partner
We believe strongly that "Practise doesn't make perfect... Perfect Practise makes perfect". If you would like to work on any of these skills in your own time after school why not look at our gallery on this page, you may recognise some familiar faces demonstrating good technique?