We had a small session as most people were off playing another Twenty20. The sun was out so we had some middle practice with 5 players. (Another also had throwdowns earlier in the day.)
To make it more real, we dispensed with the net and placed markers for fielders. One guy bowled, one batted and the rest fielded.
The open situation felt much more realistic than smashing the ball into a net. Everyone got about 15 minutes with the bat and played with purpose. It was fun and useful, despite the low numbers.
The coach even got a bat!
- The good: Played with a different outlook than just having a bowl and a hit
- Needs work: Could have chased more people to come down and have a longer go. Still need to get better with the sidearm.