"Batting in the easy net, or having throw downs that are half volleys, or even putting the bowling machine on hitting half volleys for half an hour. These aren’t going to make you better... the key to becoming a better player is to make training tough and to get out of your comfort zone."
It's not a new message, yet how many players still go into a net with no clear plan, and come out with no clear idea of what's happened?
Quite a few!
This year at my club I have noticed people saying "you need to come to nets" after we lose. It's an easy thing to say, but if you come to nets and fail to challenge yourself in areas you need to improve (either making strengths stronger or reducing weaknesses) guess what happens?
The route to success is paved on all sides with failures. Seek them out and learn from them.