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17.68m Sprint

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Sprint or speed tests can be performed over varying distances, depending on the factors being tested and the relevance to the sport. For cricketers, 17.68 meters (58 feet) is the distance between the batting (popping) creases on a cricket pitch, so this test replicates the demands of a 'quick single'. The aim of this test is to determine acceleration running speed for cricket players.

Step-by-step instructions

This drill uses 2 or 3 Dashr|Blue Timing gates (3 if you have the 5 split). You likely already have your devices registered, if not - please check out the Dash Drill as it is the same process.

Setting up the drill

  • To get to this drill go to Sport Collections > Cricket > Sprint 17.68m.

  • To set-up this drill you will have a starting gate on mini tripods.

  • If you are including a split, set that up on regular tripods to capture the athlete running through.

  • Set-up the finish laser on mini tripods or regular tripods at the lowest setting.

  • Power on all lasers, and connect them one at a time.

  • Once all devices are connected, press "Start Testing".

Running the drill

  • Check in the appropriate athlete (details here) - optional.

  • The test is performed while carrying a cricket bat. Start from a stationary position, with the bat the timing gate laser (set to trigger when the bat leaves).

  • When ready, the player sprints along the pitch, reaching out and sliding the bat through the final gate. The player is encouraged to continue running hard past the finish line.

  • With QuickRun on, block the start laser with the bat until you get the “GO!” message. Leave the laser when you want, and you get a result when you cross the next gate.

  • With QuickRun off (option in settings) you will see “Set” and “Reset” buttons to give you control of when a test starts. Press "Set" once the athlete's bat is in the laser and ready to take off. Press "Reset" to clear the time for the next athlete.

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