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Cricket Season 2018/2019 is here!!

The sun is shining and we are looking forward to an exciting cricket season. Sadly last year was significantly affected by the Cape Town drought and although some changes have been made, this season is looking like its going to be running at full pace!

All Rounder Cricket Academy provides experience and professional coaches for private coaching, group coaching, school coaching, youth section coaching (incl matches) and fun-filled birthday parties. Join us now to take you cricket to another level!!ARCA Cricket Season is Here

Successful Pre-Season Training

Pre-season cricket training

Indoor facilities provide ideal environment for pre-season training

How will you know you had a successful pre-season cricket training?
The most important advice I can give to any cricketer is to set some goals for yourself at the start of your pre-season cricket training.
It does not matter if you are a school, club, provincial or international cricketer – it applies to all levels. The players who come out on top generally have a planned pre-season, with a set of goals they simply follow through on over the course of the season.
The best way to set these goals is to keep it simple – do not try and overcomplicate the goals and. Most, importantly, set SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, time-bound) goals.
Make the goal specific
When a goal is specific, it becomes easy to measure whether it has been achieved.
• Example: As a bowler, you would like to take 10 wickets for the season or have a specific strike rate. As a batsman, you want to score 200-plus runs during the season.
Make the goal attainable
There is a big difference between setting low and attainable goals. Be careful not to set a low goal that is easily reached. Rather set a goal that is not too far from reach – and is based on your previous season’s statistics.
The goal also needs to be based on what you feel you can deliver. Set a goal that will keep you motivated until the end of the season.
Make the goal realistic
Many people struggle with this, as they simply make a wish list.
Yes, you wish you could take five wickets and score a century every game. But, mate, be realistic – it’s almost never going to happen.
Look at your role in the team and speak to your captain and coach to discuss this during pre-season practice. Then consult your previous season’s statistics – this will give you a fair idea of what is realistic.
If you are an all-rounder, set realistic goals for bowling and batting. If your primary role is as a batsman, simply set realistic batting goals as your core focus.
Make the goal time-bound
During the winter in Cape Town, you won’t be able to get much done outdoors. Practicing in the indoor nets, then, is the best option. These training facilities work on a booking system – design a time and date schedule and make bookings in advance to ensure you can stick to your programme. Set markers within the season to reach parts of the goal.
• Example: You want 120 runs after your first five innings.
This way, you can measure and track your goals on an ongoing basis.
It’s September now – and cricketers are dusting off their kit and starting to plan their new season. Before you rush off to the nets, take some time to set your goals. Put your plan down in writing and always remember failing to plan is planning to fail.

Also read: When you’re in a spin and can’t win

When you in a Spin and can’t Win

batting advice getting out of slumoWhat do the greatest batsmen of all time do when they in a slump? They are just not timing the ball or feel out of sorts or when they find ways to get themselves out and they just simply in a spin.

Well the best advice is to return to the basics of batting, that means “packing” away the fancy crowd pleasing strokes, like the reverse sweep….if I see another high risk sweep going for one run I am going to scream….. no wicket is worth one run. Of course T20 cricket has not helped and we are seeing less and less batsmen who are capable of batting for sustained periods of time and actually wearing down a bowling attack. They all simple want to come in score at 200% strike rate. This trend has now found its way into test cricket and as a direct result we having test matches which do not even last 3 days never mind 5.  Run rates of a “pure” test match seldom uses to surpass 2 runs per over and batsmen would value their wickets, batting a full session was the order of the day.

So this article is to remind batsmen of what they need to do to ensure they can constantly be in a positon to score runs at a reasonable rate with a sound average which would add value to a team. Whether you are playing for the local friendly side or whether you are striding out to represent your county.

Let’s start at the nets, most batsmen have no game plan when striding into the nets, they simple go in and focus on hitting as much balls as possible and for me this is the incorrect approach. First decide what area you will be working on during the session, get into the nest and assess the wicket (just as you should in a game situation), so this would mean leaving a few deliveries and defending a few. The focus of the net session should centre around being dismissed as few times as possible.

The second important approach to a net practice is to take time to get your eye in. This used to be a popular saying on the coaching circuit, nowadays you don’t hear it. It’s get in a score from ball one, that may be ok when you playing T20s but not when striding out to bat in tough sub-continent conditions on day 3 or 4 of a test match.

The third important aspect of batting in the nets is to have a solid defence! A batsman cannot score runs if they are out, so when you play a defensive stroke play it with positive intent. This will help later in the innings when you start pushing the ball around and accumulate runs but more importantly it prevents you from settling into a negative mind-set.  A defensive stroke can result in an opportunity to take a single.

The last aspect of batting in the nets is to be looking to rotate the strike. No bowler enjoys it when two batsmen are rotating the strike well. This leads to the batsmen wearing down the bowlers and this is when you can capitalize on the bad balls that follows.

Remember even the great batsmen go through a bad patch… sometimes they feel that they are not sure where that next run is going to come from. They return to the nets and follow the basics and when the form returns all the wonderful entertaining strokes that we all enjoy returns. 

COACH STUART BOTHA

 

WPCA Premier League And First Division A Cricket Will Be 50-Over Innings; No More; No Less

Premier league and first division A clubs will play 50-over innings during the 2018-19 Western Province Cricket Association.

The WPCA cricket committee were going to engage premier league and first division A clubs about the format played within one-day cricket, which was changed from two days earlier last month, at a meeting at Newlands on Tuesday, 7 August.

Monday, 6 August’s meeting between Cricket South Africa representatives and club cricket co-ordinators countrywide, however, effectively ended the WPCA cricket committee’s bid to dialogue with premier league first division A captains and coaches about formatting.

“Monday’s meeting had agreed that all unions who opt to play one-day cricket must adhere to the CSA 50-over Club Championship playing conditions,” read Tuesday’s email excerpt from WPCA club cricket and facilities co-ordinator Lindsay O’Malley.

“This will be standardised across all unions and all premier and promotional (first division A) leagues must adhere to these playing conditions.

“CSA will now formulate the playing conditions and they will be sent to all unions to be adopted within the two top leagues of each province.”

The same is anticipated for the WPCA reserve divisions A and B, which have also changed from one- to two-day cricket.

Some clubs had informally proposed 60-over innings, while others suggested 55 or 45.

Youth Club Coaching

Youth club coaching

YOUTH CRICKET SECTION AND MATCHES

 

Dear Parents and Cricketers,

 

I hope that everyone has had a fantastic festive season and are looking forward to the new and exciting 1st term of the year. This year is the 10th year birthday celebration for the All Rounder Cricket Academy and I have no doubt this season is going to be a big one!!! Private Coaching is also in full swing and I will be communicating all that info shortly. It is important to book your timeslot as soon as possible as we are expecting a very busy Summer!

 

The All Rounder Cricket Academy is happy to announce that the Youth Cricket Sections at all venues are starting on Friday, 15th January 2016

 

Junior Section at Cape Town, Fish Hoek Cricket Club:

 

Cape Town Cricket Club:

Dates and Times:  15 January till 11 March from 5pm till 6:30pm

 

Fish Hoek Cricket Club:

Dates and Times: 15 January till 11 March from 5pm till 6:30pm (9 weeks)

 

Kronendal PS – Coach Geoff and his team of coaches will continue with the Friday Coaching Sessions at the Kronendal Primary School which will start this Friday, 15th January at 3pm till 4:30pm

 

NEW!!! Kirstenhof Primary School – We are excited in the 10th Year Birthday Celebration we will continue with the Youth Section at Kirstenhof Primary School which has been very well supported since the start in the 4th term of 2015 will start on Friday, 15th January at 4:30pm.

 

Cost of Clothing:

  • R60 for a Cap
  • R90 for Cricket T Shirt
  • Cricket Balls will also be on sale at R100 per ball.

 

The registration forms are needed so that we are able to inform parents regarding matches and other important information.

 

For more info please have a look at our new websites: www.allrounderacademy.co.za and www.allrounderindoor.co.za.

Youth Section Coaching 2016

Youth club coaching

YOUTH CRICKET SECTION AND MATCHES

 

Dear Parents and Cricketers,

 

I hope that everyone has had a fantastic festive season and are looking forward to the new and exciting 1st term of the year. This year is the 10th year birthday celebration for the All Rounder Cricket Academy and I have no doubt this season is going to be a big one!!! Private Coaching is also in full swing and I will be communicating all that info shortly. It is important to book your timeslot as soon as possible as we are expecting a very busy Summer!

 

The All Rounder Cricket Academy is happy to announce that the Youth Cricket Sections at all venues are starting on Friday, 15th January 2016

 

Junior Section at Cape Town, Fish Hoek Cricket Club:

 

Cape Town Cricket Club:

Dates and Times:  15 January till 11 March from 5pm till 6:30pm

 

Fish Hoek Cricket Club:

Dates and Times: 15 January till 11 March from 5pm till 6:30pm (9 weeks)

 

Kronendal PS – Coach Geoff and his team of coaches will continue with the Friday Coaching Sessions at the Kronendal Primary School which will start this Friday, 15th January at 3pm till 4:30pm

 

NEW!!! Kirstenhof Primary School – We are excited in the 10th Year Birthday Celebration we will continue with the Youth Section at Kirstenhof Primary School which has been very well supported since the start in the 4th term of 2015 will start on Friday, 15th January at 4:30pm.

 

Cost of Clothing:

  • R60 for a Cap
  • R90 for Cricket T Shirt
  • Cricket Balls will also be on sale at R100 per ball.

 

The registration forms are needed so that we are able to inform parents regarding matches and other important information.

 

For more info please have a look at our new websites: www.allrounderacademy.co.za and www.allrounderindoor.co.za.

OCTOBER HOLIDAY FESTIVALS

CRICKET HOLIDAY CLINICS (OCTOBER HOLIDAYS)

Hi All,

The All Rounder Academy will be hosting an exciting Cricket Programme during the October Holidays! All of our coaches are highly qualified and most still play the game at a high level which will provide young cricketers the knowledge needed for the upcoming cricket season.

Venues: Fish Hoek CC, Pinelands CC, Kirstenhof Primary School
We are hosting various clinics at our various Venues, Nippers and Junior Clinics taking place at Fish Hoek and Kirstenhof Primary School, OurSenior Clinic/Ultimate Series at Pinelands CC, This is a first for the older group, Training nets and Matches will take place which gives them some good game time ahead of the cricket season coming up.

Come join us for Three action packed days of cricket!!! BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW TO AVOID DISSAPPOINTMENT!!

VENUE: FISH HOEK AND KIRSTENHOF PRIMARY SCHOOL

Age Group: Ages 5 – 9yrs: Ages 9 – 13yrs

Dates:5th, 6th and 7th October
Time: 9am – 11am (5 – 9yrs) and 10am – 1pm (9 – 13yrs)

Cost: R300 for all 3 Days (5 – 9yrs) and R450 for all 3 Days (9 – 13yrs)

SENIOR CLINIC/ULTIMATE SERIES (14-17yrs)

I would like to extend this invitation to all Senior Cricketers who are interested to get some Match Practice before the official start of cricket season to join us at Pinelands Cricket Club for Matches and Training. These matches will also give the players some valuable time in the middle and will help them prepare for this coming cricket season!! Coaches will continuously provide players with feedback during these matches to help them improve their game awareness so that they feel more confident in their own ability.

Programme: 

Dates:   6th ; 7th and 8th October (Tuesday till Thursday)

Venue: Pinelands Cricket Club (St. Stephens Rd; Pinelands)

Cost:     R650 for the 3 full days of cricket

Cricketers will have an hour training session before every game which will include nets and fielding drills. This will also give them a chance to train together as a team and build some good team spirit

* Cricketers must please bring along their own Food and Drinks. There is also a SPAR situated across the road (50m) from the field so players will be able to buy food and drinks.

Day 1 – Training Session and 35 Over Game: (Tuesday, 6th October 2015)

Players must please be at the ground at 9:15am for 9:30am start. The match will start at 11am after the training session and finish no later than 4:30pm

Day 2 – Declaration Match: (Wednesday, 7th October 2015)

Players must please be at the ground at 9:15am for 9:30am start.

This match will consist of 110 Overs in a day, in which the side batting first can bat for 60 overs have to score enough runs, decide when to stop batting (declare), and still leave enough time to bowl out the opposition. This is an awesome opportunity for batsmen to bat cautiously and bowlers to work harder to obtain wickets

Match should finish at 5pm latest.

Day 3 – 2 x T20’s (Thursday, 8th October 2015)

These matches will be played to the increasingly popular 20 over format where a team’s innings is limited to 20 overs. This is a quick action packed form of the game, where batsmen have to be attacking and the bowlers need to bowl more defensively. Every team will play 2 matches.

Last match should finish at 5pm latest.

This will be an action packed series of matches, which promises to have cricketers well prepared for the Summer of Cricket that lies ahead.

Parents and friends welcome to come and watch some exciting cricket!

High Performance Clinic/Ultimate Series Sessions will include:

Technical and Tactical training – This will cover all the technical and game planning aspects to ensure that the cricketer has a better understanding of his strength and weaknesses
Mental preparation – The mental side of cricket is just as important to any cricketer as talent. Mental strength training will help the cricketer to cope with situations in the game and stay focussed
Group workshops etc. – During these workshops cricketers will be able to share ideas and also develop a better understanding of the game
Cricket Fitness

– BE PREPARED FOR A COMPLETE CRICKET EXPERIENCE!! –

Holiday Festivals

Hi All,

The All Rounder Academy will be hosting an exciting Cricket and Hockey Programme during the June/July Holidays! Most of our coaches are also experienced hockey coaches and have been providing coaching to various schools over the last few years.
Participants will have a choice of doing either Cricket or Hockey or Both during the Festival!

Venues: Fish Hoek CC, Pinelands CC and our Indoor Centre
We are also hosting a High Performance Coaching Clinic (JUNIOR and SENIOR PLAYERS) which will also take place at our Indoor Centre in Ottery at the D&P CRICKET FACTORY (see bottom of email)
Please see attached and below for more info on all available options.

Come join us for Three action packed days of cricket and hockey!!! BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT!!
Please see below and attached all the details of the various clinics at our venues in Cape Town:

FISH HOEK CRICKET AND HOCKEY CLUB
Ages 5 – 9yrs
Ages 9 – 13yrs Holiday Clinic (See attached)
29thJune till 1st July and 13th till 15th July
Cricket: 9 till 11am and Hockey 11:30 till 1:30pm

Cricket:R300 for all 3 Days
Hockey:R300 for all 3 Days
OR R550 for 3 Days for BOTH

PINELANDS CRICKET AND HOCKEY CLUB
Ages 5 – 9yrs
Ages 9 – 13yrs Holiday Clinic (See attached)
29thJune till 1st July and 13th till 15th July
Cricket: 9 till 11am and Hockey 11:30 till 1:30pm

Cricket:R300 for all 3 Days
Hockey:R300 for all 3 Days
OR R550 for 3 Days for BOTH

INDOOR CRICKET CENTRE
(JUNIORS)

Ages 9 – 13yrs

29thJune till 1st July and 13th till 15th July
Time: 9 – 12pm

R750 for all 3 Days
(per session)

INDOOR CRICKET CENTRE
(SENIORS)

Ages 14 – 17yrs

29th June till 1st July and 13th till 15th July
Time: 12:30 till 3:30pm

R750 for all 3 Days
(per session)

We have also planned High Performance Coaching Sessions at our Indoor Facility which will be hugely beneficial and it will go a long way to help with Off Season training.
Dates: 29TH JUNE TILL 1st JULY AND 13TH TILL 15TH JULY.
Time: Session 1: 9am till 12pm. (JUNIORS – 9 TILL 13YRS) AND Session 2: 12:30PM TILL 3:30PM (SENIORS 14 TILL 17YRS)
High Performance Coaching Sessions will include:

• Technical and Tactical training – This will cover all the technical and game planning aspects to ensure that the cricketer has a better understanding of his strength and weaknesses
• Video Analysis – Video analysis is important as it allows us to review and assess technique and performance. Players can see what they are doing wrong and what they are doing right
• Mental preparation – The mental side of cricket is just as important to any cricketer as talent. Mental strength training will help the cricketer to cope with situations in the game and stay focussed
• Group workshops etc. – During these workshops cricketers will be able to share ideas and also develop a better understanding of the game
• Cricket Fitness

Please note that booking is essential as numbers are limited to only 12 x cricketers per session.
COST: R750 FOR ALL 3 DAYS
– BE PREPARED FOR A COMPLETE CRICKET EXPERIENCE!! –

Contact us now to book your place:

Please contact: Wayne Hendricks to enrol your cricketer on: 084 200 0590 or email wayne@allrounderacademy.co.za
Garreth von Hoesslin: 083 646 0263 or email garreth@allrounderacademy.co.za
Darren Rolfe: 062 232 1968 or email darren@allrounderacademy.co.za

Payment must be made before the first day of the clinic. No pay, no play! Please use your son’s name and venue as reference eg: Peter Smith Pinelands
Name: All Rounder Cricket Academy
Acc no: 62250814714
Branch code: 200409
Bank: FNB, Tokai