Cricket resources for schools

We might not be able to come together to compete in the School Games, but young people from across Bucks and MK can still test and develop their skills across a whole host of sports. Below you’ll find Football activities that can be completed at home or at school.

These activities and resources have been developed by the network of School Games Organisers across Bucks and MK, working hard to ensure every young person can still enjoy and benefit from competitive sport and physical activities.

Click here to download the pdf of the instructions for the Cricket challenges or view below.

 

 

Challenge 1 – Fabulous Fielder

 

Equipment

 

  • A ball -Tennis ball / small soft ball / rolled up socks / paper ball.
  • A target -Something to throw your ball at eg. Bucket, tins, plant pot.
  • A sock to be the start point.

 

Instructions

 

  1. Place your target/s 5 metres/ big steps way from your start point.
  2. Stand facing your target and aim to throw the ball at the target .(3 points if you hit your target)
  3. Run and collect your ball and go back to the start
  4. Throw/ roll your ball for 60 secs. Trying to hit it as many as possible

 

Scoring

 

How many times can you throw the ball to hit your target in 60 seconds.. You get 1 point every time you field the ball and 3 points each time you hit the target.

 

Top Tips

 

  • Point/ aim at your target where you want the ball to go
  • Run quickly to collect/ field the ball

 

 

Challenge 2 – Super Striker

 

Equipment

 

  • Tennis racket / baking tray / frying pan book
  • Tennis ball / small soft ball / rolled up socks paper/ tinfoil ball
  • Basket / bucket / target
  • Cone or tin to use as a marker

 

Instructions

 

  1. Place your targets on the floor and take 4 big strides and place down your marker.
  2. Standing at the marker, hit the ball at the target.
  3. Once you have hit all 6 balls, collect them and try again.

 

Scoring

 

You have 2 minutes to see how many times you can hit target/s . You must collect them after every 6 attempts. Always hit the ball from your marker. You get 1 point for every ball that hits the target

 

Top Tips

 

  • The bigger your target the easier it will be.
  • When you hit the ball make sure your bat is facing the target and follow through towards the target.

 

 

Enter your best score in the Virtual School Games competition

You can pitch your best effort against other young people from across Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes. Enter your score for any of the challenges via our online form and you’ll be in with the chance to win a School Games metal and virtual certificate.

To submit an entry for any of these resource challenges please click here to complete the competition entry form.

Interested in more ways to move?

Enjoyed using this Cricket resource? There are a number of other activities to try, click links below to find out more.

Click here to view the Primary level activity pack. 

Click here to view the Secondary level activity pack. 

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