Lining up ready to hit the ball, I was scorching hot! What a day for cricket!!
This morning Tim Richards from Manawatu Cricket came to teach us some skills about cricket. First we did some relays to get warmed up! Next we threw a cricket ball up in the air then caught it in a cup before bringing it to our chest. We tried to clap while the ball was in the air then catch it before it drops to the ground. We continued with this by trying to add another clap each time.
It was then time for batting! It is important to use the flat side of the bat, get your body sideways, keep your writing hand closest to the bottom of the handle, take a step to transfer your power to the ball, and keep your eye on the ball.
Lastly, we used the skills that we learnt to play non-stop cricket!
We want to play cricket next year!