Sprint 17.68 Meters

Sprint or speed tests are tailored for cricket, covering a distance of 17.68 meters (58 feet), replicating the demands of a 'quick single' on the pitch. This test focuses on evaluating acceleration running speed, essential for cricket players seeking rapid on-field maneuvers.

Cricket sprint drill.

Drill 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.

Step-By-Step Instructions

  • 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.