Providing support and funding to cricket clubs across the country as they return to cricket.
Lightweight and portable, with a small rechargeable battery, a junior bowling machine will revolutionise batting training for kids aged 7-15. Coaches can only be so accurate with throw downs and bobble feeds, whilst junior bowling can be wayward, which all leads to kids not being able to benefit from repetitive practice of shots off front and back foot. Restricted to softer balls, and a max speed of c.60mph, it is ideal for use over shorter lengths now associated with junior cricket. Can be used indoors in winter and outdoors in summer.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
Can be used indoors and outdoors, with kids of all ages. Accurate delivery of softer balls will allow coaches to work with kids’ to improve shots off front and back foot, thus leading to better coaching and better players, happier parents and more juniors in following years.
Steps to get it done:
Not suitable for adults, so won’t be sequestered by them ... and get broken! Testimonial from Minster CC: ‘we’ve seen significant increases in the levels of batting confidence of all our young cricketers, which allows them to practice more shots more often, score more runs and ultimately enjoy playing cricket.’
About the space
Manchester City Council