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Re: Pet hates
« Reply #30 on: November 15, 2017, 04:02:41 PM »

"As always,I'm going to work my way from the toe,to the base of the (fully embossed) stickers/decals"

Winds me up a tad...!
What if he did it in reverse? And also the algorithm loaded into the reviewers brain for it weighs 4 lbs put picks up closer to 2lb 9 oz
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Re: Pet hates
« Reply #31 on: November 15, 2017, 04:05:28 PM »

There are three factors that ought to be part of every bat's dimensional spec. and bat makers ought to provide that information.

Oh please, tell us what these are!
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Re: Pet hates
« Reply #32 on: November 15, 2017, 04:11:16 PM »

Players who take the field with grass stains on there whites dirty pads gloves and scruffy kit.

Debate - You're skipper of your side. You are playing a must win game but have had a last minute drop out. You have a choice of two players to call up as a short notice replacement
  • A decent player who bats and bowls. Always performs well but turns up in grass stained whites.
  • A bloke who has a career average of 4 and doesn't bowl, but turns up in pristine kit every week

Who do you pick for the must win game, and why?
« Last Edit: November 15, 2017, 04:16:20 PM by WalkingWicket37 »
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Re: Pet hates
« Reply #33 on: November 15, 2017, 04:17:50 PM »

People who are desperate for Bats once owned by 'Pros'
FKW's - Pro wannabes. I know this will upset some people.
People who don't look after their kit.
People who know very little who talk a load of (No Swearing Please). 
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Re: Pet hates
« Reply #34 on: November 15, 2017, 04:19:14 PM »

The decent player and give him some clean kit from the club kit cupboard.
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Re: Pet hates
« Reply #35 on: November 15, 2017, 04:23:14 PM »

That would be the plank on the end of the bat then  ;)  :D People buying bats need to understand buying blind online will always be a gamble and nothing beats getting them in the hands. No numbers can compensate for that and an average "ping" bat that feels perfect will do better than a "pingy" bat that the user can't find the middle of IMO

Not necessarily which is why certain factor will remove "subjective" aspect of ping determination all together. It is like shoe size and width measurement; I am sure once upon a time people frowned on it. Now, they don't eve think about.

@DorsetDan , you are on the wrong side of history on this argument. :D Do you want history to remember you as the person who opposed progress? :D
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Re: Pet hates
« Reply #36 on: November 15, 2017, 04:25:23 PM »

Oh please, tell us what these are!
That is another discussion. We are discussing pet peeves here not the future of cricket. :D

@edge you don't want to be caught on the wrong side of history on this one; don't oppose progress, embrace it.  :D
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Re: Pet hates
« Reply #37 on: November 15, 2017, 05:32:44 PM »

Rain,dark nights,cold, no clay in Oxfordshire soil,red kites (been attacked twice now),cheap balls

People using up loads of overs, bowling and batting, instead of letting me use them up.(joking honestly)
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Re: Pet hates
« Reply #38 on: November 15, 2017, 05:45:29 PM »

Players who say they can't afford there match fee then sink six pints in the the bar.
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Re: Pet hates
« Reply #39 on: November 15, 2017, 05:51:41 PM »

Players who claim they can't  afford there match fee and then sink six pints in the bar.
When the clocks go back.
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Re: Pet hates
« Reply #40 on: November 15, 2017, 06:03:14 PM »

PLEASE READ THIS AS A RANT!!!!!

With my groundsman's hat on, I hate batsmen who come out to bat and scratch a 3 foot long mark when taking guard.  As I spend the following Monday filling 8 Bl**dy holes, which take hours, and for what. They see some superstar do it on TV and think "Ow that will make me a better player, just like him", No it will not.  Why does any of them need a 3 foot scratch mark to know where there guard is, most of them are not out there long enough to use the damn mark?  What will make them a better player is to watch the BALL
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Re: Pet hates
« Reply #41 on: November 15, 2017, 06:04:09 PM »

no clay in Oxfordshire soil

There is Clay but it is under 8ft of gravel
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Re: Pet hates
« Reply #42 on: November 15, 2017, 06:08:09 PM »

PLEASE READ THIS AS A RANT!!!!!

With my groundsman's hat on, I hate batsmen who come out to bat and scratch a 3 foot long mark when taking guard.  As I spend the following Monday filling 8 Bl**dy holes, which take hours, and for what. They see some superstar do it on TV and think "Ow that will make me a better player, just like him", No it will not.  Why does any of them need a 3 foot scratch mark to know where there guard is, most of them are not out there long enough to use the damn mark?  What will make them a better player is to watch the BALL

Would it help to permanently paint the guard lines on the pitch so that batsmen don't scratch? On astroturf pitches, we use chalk to mark our guard and it works. Only problem with chalk is that there is always some dung-heap who wants to write over your guard mark. :D
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Re: Pet hates
« Reply #43 on: November 15, 2017, 06:11:24 PM »

Would it help to permanently paint the guard lines on the pitch so that batsmen don't scratch? On astroturf pitches, we use chalk to mark our guard and it works. Only problem with chalk is that there is always some dung-heap who wants to write over your guard mark. :D

As long as you do it 3ft long and at a slight angle to replicate the mark that would have been scratched...
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Re: Pet hates
« Reply #44 on: November 15, 2017, 06:13:41 PM »

whats wrong with tapping a mark with the bottom of the bat?  Why do you need a plough furrow?  They are a bi*ch to fill, I hate them!!!
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