We had a great turnout once again this week for a session based all around the sport of Cricket.
After a warm-up led by Ray the kids worked in pairs throwing and catching a tennis ball. They did bounce passes to each other trying to hit a spot marker midway between the pair. We then split the group in two for some games of champion. This is where the kids line up facing a coach and they will throw the ball to one child at a time. If they catch the ball, they throw it back then move one place up the line. Drop it and they move once place down. Whoever is at the top of the line at the end of the game is the Champion. Pranav was the winner in the game led by Alan and Valentina won the game led by Ray.
After a quick break for drinks, the group split in to three for a practice drill based around throwing at the wickets. They would run, pick the ball up from one cone and throw at the wickets from the white line. They would then become the wicketkeeper for the next person. Once the wicketkeeper had collected the ball, they would return it to the cone for the next person before joining the back of the line to wait for their next turn.
After the main break we put all that practice to good use in a game of 3 Tee Cricket. The group split in to two teams and each player took a turn to hit 3 balls off of 3 tees. Once the last ball had been hit they tried to get as many runs between the wickets as they could before the fielding team put all the balls and tees back together.
It was a high scoring game with great batting and fielding but the first team that batted won out by 88 runs to 78, mainly thanks to some great fielding.
We finished the session off with some quick Boccia games with the last game finishing as a tie with each team getting 3 balls in the hoops.
It was a great session overall and a lot of fun was had. The coaches awarded the
Star of the Week awards to Liam and Sonny - well done boys.
Join us again this coming Saturday for more fun and action.
Epping Forest Sportability Club is a multi-sports club for young people with mild to moderate physical and learning difficulties.