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Boomer Collins
« on: January 22, 2016, 01:57:05 PM »

Who's keeping an eye on this guy with his change to cricket??

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Re: Boomer Collins
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2016, 02:02:37 PM »

Yeh interesting to follow as Julien is coaching him, that lid has had some owners in its time...Kieron Pollard had it 1st i think and its been passed on ever since.

Must have a decent eye if you can smoke home runs with a baseball bat at 90+ mph from a pitcher a cricket ball with a wider bat would in reality be easier you'd think. However its the bouncing ball issue that people have said is the hard part to master when making the switch.

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Re: Boomer Collins
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2016, 02:03:41 PM »

The video above he's using a middling bat.... Crazy
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Re: Boomer Collins
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2016, 02:08:00 PM »

His eye is good and there is no doubting that he's smoking some of them balls hard.


But


bowling machine can be fodder, even a man of my rather small talent can slap a bowling machine on high speeds and smoke it around.


I want to see a video of him in the middle. Doesn't have to be a game, just a few bowlers running in and see how he copes with the small changes from a bowler, line length adjustments, swing, Seam, slower ball and off course the variation when the bowler doesn't put it where he wants.

See how many he smokes and clears the boundary then.
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Re: Boomer Collins
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2016, 02:39:58 PM »

impressive, especially the reverse hit, he made it look so easy
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Re: Boomer Collins
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2016, 02:46:44 PM »

His eye is good and there is no doubting that he's smoking some of them balls hard.


But


bowling machine can be fodder, even a man of my rather small talent can slap a bowling machine on high speeds and smoke it around.


I want to see a video of him in the middle. Doesn't have to be a game, just a few bowlers running in and see how he copes with the small changes from a bowler, line length adjustments, swing, Seam, slower ball and off course the variation when the bowler doesn't put it where he wants.

See how many he smokes and clears the boundary then.

But Can it do it on a cold and windy day in Stoke ???

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Re: Boomer Collins
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2016, 02:55:22 PM »

he's just swinging as hard as possible, where's the skill involved?

yeh he has a good eye which I reckon comes as standard with baseball players
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Re: Boomer Collins
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2016, 03:02:26 PM »

I am not sure we can criticise him until he plays a game. What a great thing to try.

I faced a pitching machine in the states once and couldn't lay bat on ball..!!
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Re: Boomer Collins
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2016, 03:16:48 PM »

Definitely interesting to see how this works out. I saw the story on the BBC in conjunction with Kieron Powell, a WI opener who is looking to switch to baseball. Who'll do better?
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Re: Boomer Collins
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2016, 03:39:27 PM »

Get in a game! It could be spectacular. He could be the ultimate boom or bust opener
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Re: Boomer Collins
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2016, 08:50:33 PM »

He'd be used to swinging balls and changes of pace from baseball. Def interested to see how he gets on. Game awareness will probably be one of the things he struggles with. Fielding techniques are vastly different to

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Re: Boomer Collins
« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2016, 10:23:04 PM »

If you follow Julien on Twitter he posts regular update vids on him and how he's getting on 👍.

He's out in India currently I believe with Boomer.

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Re: Boomer Collins
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2016, 11:41:50 PM »

What's his twitter?

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Re: Boomer Collins
« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2016, 09:07:28 AM »

Agree re bounce and where the ball comes at him from, but you could agrgue he has that good an eye would it matter?

Full and straight I reckon. Or bowl directly at him, baseballers always spit the dummy when that happens, fair game in cricket!
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Re: Boomer Collins
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2016, 09:59:22 AM »

Field settings.

Boys pack the leg side. He is going big...
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