These images show you again how you should stand in the crease. You may find it comfortable to 'tap' your bat in the crease as you prepare for the ball to be delivered.
• Stance and Bat Tap - The bat 'tap' should only mean that your wrists and arms move.
• Stance and Bat Tap - When in your stance you should always ensure that it is your Top Hand that is in control of the bat.
• Stance and Bat Tap - Your bat handle should remain close to the body, in line with the underneath of your shoulders.
• Backswing - When you take your backswing your front shoulder should roll downwards.
• Backswing - As with other stokes that you'll play, a figure "9" is created with the bat and arms of the batsman in the middle image on the left. Do you see? If you are unsure, please ask one of the coaches.
• Backswing - Your hands should be close to your back hip with the bat handle still close to your body.
• Backswing and Step - Your backswing and step should be a co-ordinated movement.
• Backswing and Step - Whether you are playing a 'back-foot' shot or a 'front-foot' stroke, your stride should be comfortable and balanced.
• Backswing and Step - The movement in your stride should be smooth and your head should be in line with the ball that is bowled.