This is an awesome game that can be played anywhere and develops cricket skills!
1 cricket bat
1 tennis ball
1 student is the batter, everyone else is a fielder surrounding the batter
The batter holds that bat down facing forwards, covering their shins. They must pick a spot and cannot move from there. Their feet at 'stuck in the mud'
Their shins are the wickets and their job is to try and block the underarm bowls from the fielders. They cannot swing the bat like normal cricket, instead, they must flick it and keep it in line with their shins (front and up, not sideways)
The fielders spread out around the batter but no closer than 2 metres. They take turns bowling underarm at the batter, trying to hit their shins (These are the wickets). If they do so, they get the batter out and become the new batter
The fielders can bowl from any direction (even behind the batter) and can also catch the batter out
Continue until everyone has had a go!
Make it easier:
Make a no-go zone 5 metres around the batter to give them more space and time
Make a 2-metre no-go zone
Allow overarm bowling
Give it a go this week and stay tuned for next week's PE idea. Make sure you subscribe to get all 52 straight to your inbox!
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