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Leg Side Takes
« on: June 14, 2021, 05:24:43 PM »

Apologies for putting this in the equipment section but couldnt think of another place to put it!

Ive started keeping again after a few years of doing it once a month or so. Next year Im more than likely going to be jumping up a couple of leagues and will more than likely be asked to take the gloves and bat lower down.

The only thing Im struggling with is leg side takes. If the ball is so far down leg that the batsman wont engage with it, I take it perfectly cleanly. But its those ones that just pass by the outside of the batsmans body that I struggle with.
I dont let byes through, but what seems to happen is Im guessing where the ball is and just letting it hit me on occasions.

From what Ive read, it sounds as if Im moving far too early and hence not seeing the ball. However Im much more of a visual learner and havent really managed to find anything detailing how late good keepers move to balls on the leg side.

Just wondering if anyone has any videos of how late youre supposed to move as a keeper?
Also interested to know if you have any visual cues you use to determine how late you move

Cheers keepers!
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Re: Leg Side Takes
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2021, 06:19:22 PM »

Apologies for putting this in the equipment section but couldnt think of another place to put it!

Ive started keeping again after a few years of doing it once a month or so. Next year Im more than likely going to be jumping up a couple of leagues and will more than likely be asked to take the gloves and bat lower down.

The only thing Im struggling with is leg side takes. If the ball is so far down leg that the batsman wont engage with it, I take it perfectly cleanly. But its those ones that just pass by the outside of the batsmans body that I struggle with.
I dont let byes through, but what seems to happen is Im guessing where the ball is and just letting it hit me on occasions.

From what Ive read, it sounds as if Im moving far too early and hence not seeing the ball. However Im much more of a visual learner and havent really managed to find anything detailing how late good keepers move to balls on the leg side.

Just wondering if anyone has any videos of how late youre supposed to move as a keeper?
Also interested to know if you have any visual cues you use to determine how late you move

Cheers keepers!

Both Ian Healy and Jack Russell have done Masterclasses on Sky Crickets Zone that are excellent
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Re: Leg Side Takes
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2021, 04:39:13 AM »

I'm assuming we're talking about standing up to spinners/mediums?

I was always taught to stay down in the power position until the ball pitches, and then move from there. Staying down until the ball pitches gives you enough time to gauge where the ball will end up, and still give you enough time to get there.
One thing to remember is to stay low. Much easier coming up then it is to go back down!

Those legside takes are difficult though, because you are essentially blinded for that split second as the ball passes the batsman and you're moving down leg.
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Re: Leg Side Takes
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2021, 09:08:00 AM »

When I'm coaching keepers we look to hover the hands an inch or two above the ground, just before the ball pitches the players will tap the hands on the ground in an attempt to get into a better habit of staying down.
Leg side wides are always an issue for a keeper however, to work on these I talk to my players about a solution. In my mind we can stay down whilst moving the feet but I want my players to go through that examination themselves. This requires a lot of flexibility and power and so we need to train it into our body.
If anyone would like to chat about this more with me please feel free to ask
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Re: Leg Side Takes
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2021, 09:22:29 AM »

When I'm coaching keepers we look to hover the hands an inch or two above the ground, just before the ball pitches the players will tap the hands on the ground in an attempt to get into a better habit of staying down.
Leg side wides are always an issue for a keeper however, to work on these I talk to my players about a solution. In my mind we can stay down whilst moving the feet but I want my players to go through that examination themselves. This requires a lot of flexibility and power and so we need to train it into our body.
If anyone would like to chat about this more with me please feel free to ask

As someone who is 40 years old and brand new too Keeping the little touch tap as the ball pitches is a great tip! Keep them coming!
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