Fielding practice machine

Ha-Ko’s Double play ‘Fielding machine’ along with the portable net target set is excellent tool for coaches to analyze and help improve the players skills.
With the machines pinpoint accuracy, it is a very useful tool for Catches – Low/ high.
Target practice – color coded squares.
Suitable Machine models –Coachmaster Jr, lobster 201. (Throws lite ball, no risk of injury).
For leather / lite ball – Bola field trainer, gravity, T4 pro.
Speed – variable, 30 mph to max 90 mph (144 kmph)
No need to feed the ball – Our netset is designed to feed the ball in to machines.

Model – Bola Professional & Club

  • Fully Enclosed Cricket Bowling Machine.
  • Concave profile molded urethane ball delivery wheels.
  • Microprocessor based digital speed control with membrane switch panel.
  • Speed Pro 160 kmph, Club 130 kmph.
  • 19 spin and swing settings.
  • Auto random delivery – pre programmed microprocessor
    for ball delivery variation facility.
  • With solid state electronic wheel braking.
  • Ball joint complimented by vernier screw
    adjustment for precision line and length.
  • Operation from 12 volt battery or with optional
    BOLA Power Pack from 230v mains.

Model – T4 Pro.

  • Speed – 160 Kmph (100mph) at 70fts.
  • Variable speed control knobs.
  • Spin & Swing for both sides.
  • Line & length adjustments.
  • Heavy duty PU wheels.
  • No rust powder coated paint.
  • Throws Leather, dimple & Lite cricket balls.
  • Weight – 52 kgs only.
  • Auto ball feeder available.

Model – Gravity Pro

  • Speed – 130 Kmph (80mph) at 65fts.
  • Variable speed control knobs.
  • Spin & Swing for both sides.
  • Variable Length adjustment.
  • Fully enclosed metal body.
  • No rust powder coated paint.
  • Throws Leather, dimple & lite cricket balls.
  • Weight – 42 kgs only.
  • Auto ball feeder available.

Model – T3 Jr

  • Speed – 90 Kmph (55mph) at 45fts.
  • Variable speed control knob.
  • No rust powder coated paint.
  • Throws Leather, dimple & Lite cricket balls.
  • Weight – 26 kgs only.
  • Auto ball feeder available.

Model – Coach-master Jr.

  • Speed – 96 Kmph (60mph) at 45fts.
  • Variable speed control knob.
  • Fully enclosed plastic body.
  • Throws lite cricket balls (no injury).
  • Weight – 8.5 kgs only.
  • Auto ball feeder available.

Model – Lobster 201

  • Speed – 96 Kmph (60mph) at 50fts.
  • Variable speed & spin adaptor.
  • Remote control
  • Throws Tennis ball only.
  • Weight – 10 kgs only.
  • 50 ball auto feeder available.
  • Ideal for entertainment, fielding, high catches

New for 2008 BOLA have introduced a Gimballed Turntable which is used with a BOLA Hockey Machine for fielding and wicket-keeping drills. The Gimballed Turntable was used extensively during the 2008 tours of England by New Zealand and South Africa. The ECB’s National Fielding Coach Richard Halsall and Ex-England Coach Peter Moores were among the first to use the trainer.

The machine is mounted on a specially constructed, gimballed turntable and can fire balls in any direction and at any trajectory. Using fielding ramps manufactured by Katchet coaches can replicate any fielding situation accurately and repeatedly. Practicing a head-high Jacques Kallis square-cut requires different skills to taking a fine edge at second slip off Flintoff’s bowling.

The BOLA Hockey Machine mounted Gimballed Turntable

Ex-England Head Coach Peter Moores has been a keen proponent of the Fielding machine. “The Bola Fielding Machine allows the Coach to replicate the correct trajectory of the ball at speeds realistic to match conditions. The ability to be able to monitor the speed and direction of the ball is a considerable advantage when it comes to measuring improvement over a period of time,” he said.

The test players have certainly enjoyed their new fielding drills. “I found it really exciting hearing them laughing and joking but treating it full-on. They loved it because the practice is true to real-life match situations. I couldn’t keep them away,” said Richard Halsall. “Using equipment like this enables us to take the variables out of the training and operate in a controlled environment. For example, if a player makes 40 out of 50 catches this week we can directly compare the results under virtually the same conditions the following week,” he added.

Jimmy Anderson and the England squad test their fielding skills with the BOLA Training Turntable

The BOLA is a versatile source of ball deliveries which can be used to practice a variety of fielding and wicket-keeping skills.

The Hockey Machine has rubber wheels which are much kinder to the leather cricket balls which are preferred for fielding practice.

It goes without saying that the Gimballed Turntable is also invaluable for training hockey goalkeepers.

ECB Fielding Coach Richard Halsall with the BOLA Fielders