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Spring Specials at All Rounder Indoor Cricket Centre

Get ready for Cricket Season with our All Rounder Indoor Centre Spring Coaching and Lane Rental  Specials!

10 days only! From 20th Sept – 1st Oct 2019

Private Coaching Sessions: R200/hour session

Group Sessions: R90 per cricketer (max 4 cricketers per group)

Lane rentals: R100 per hour

*Subject to availability of the centre and coaches

For any bookings or enquiries please contact Darren 021 762 0080 ext 2 or 082 525 0805 or darren@allrounderacademy.co.za. Booking essential!

Spring Specials All Rounder Indoor Centre September 2019

Spring Specials All Rounder Indoor Centre September 2019

Pre-Season Coaching

Cricket Season is fast approaching!! Join us for private coaching at our Cricket Indoor Centre in Ottery or various outdoor venues to get ready for 2019/2020 season! Individual and smaller group coaching is the best way to improve the necessary skills before season starts. Contact wayne@allrounderacademy.co.za or 0842000590

Cricket Private coaching

2019 Pre-Season training in full swing!

Winter 2019 Holiday Clinics

Keep busy and active this holiday with one of our Winter Holiday Clinics!

Kirstenhof Primary School: Netball and Hockey Clinics

Fish Hoek Primary & High School: Hockey Clinics

Sun Valley Primary: Multi-sports Clinics

Contact paul@allrounderacademy.co.za to book!

Join us for June 2019 Holiday Clinics

Join us for June 2019 Holiday Clinics

Join us for June 2019 Holiday Clinics

Join us for June 2019 Holiday Clinics

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

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.