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Re: Missing everything down my legs
« Reply #15 on: May 24, 2018, 06:32:05 AM »

Make sure you are able yo wiggle your toes in your stance. That way you are nice and balanced znd head is not falling over
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Re: Missing everything down my legs
« Reply #16 on: May 24, 2018, 01:39:27 PM »

Ricky Ponting tip I picked up last week for anyone falling over - line yourself up and watch the ball with your right eye (for a RH bat). Simple as that, your left eye is closer to the bowler so it can be natural to line up on that which leads to falling over, right eye lines you up nicely.
I tried it as hadn't been lining my leg side shots up as well as I'd like, immediately belted everything anywhere near my pads, highly recommend.

This felt good in nets last night!
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Re: Missing everything down my legs
« Reply #17 on: May 24, 2018, 01:45:00 PM »

^ I am going to try that too.
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Re: Missing everything down my legs
« Reply #18 on: May 25, 2018, 02:39:49 PM »

Ricky Ponting tip I picked up last week for anyone falling over - line yourself up and watch the ball with your right eye (for a RH bat). Simple as that, your left eye is closer to the bowler so it can be natural to line up on that which leads to falling over, right eye lines you up nicely.
I tried it as hadn't been lining my leg side shots up as well as I'd like, immediately belted everything anywhere near my pads, highly recommend.

I tried it with my left eye closed and using only my right eye. It didn't work. I edged balls I normally hit in the middle.

Both my eyes have a different prescription. In last year and a half, I am noticing that I need a lot of net time to see the ball well and predict its trajectory.

There must be some eye exercises people can do to improve picking up quicks.

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Re: Missing everything down my legs
« Reply #19 on: May 25, 2018, 02:44:32 PM »

I tried it with my left eye closed and using only my right eye. It didn't work. I edged balls I normally hit in the middle.

Both my eyes have a different prescription. In last year and a half, I am noticing that I need a lot of net time to see the ball well and predict its trajectory.

There must be some eye exercises people can do to improve picking up quicks.
Batting with one eye closed didn't work well?! You surprise me.
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Re: Missing everything down my legs
« Reply #20 on: May 25, 2018, 02:48:45 PM »

How do you line up with your "right eye" while keeping your left eye open? Is it even possible?

Ponting is full of crap as usual!
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Re: Missing everything down my legs
« Reply #21 on: May 25, 2018, 04:26:32 PM »

Of course you wont be able to bat with one eye closed as itll completely alter your depth perception!

He means focus using your right eye
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Re: Missing everything down my legs
« Reply #22 on: May 25, 2018, 04:48:44 PM »

Of course you wont be able to bat with one eye closed as itll completely alter your depth perception!

He means focus using your right eye

How do you do that? I am serious. I can't focus using my right eye only unless I cover my left eye.
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Re: Missing everything down my legs
« Reply #23 on: May 25, 2018, 05:05:08 PM »

As a right handed, if you set up with an orthodox side-on stance, youll be looking over your left shoulder with your left eye dominating. Your natural field of vision probably centres at wide mid off and your left eye will be first to pick up the line and length of the ball.

Are you with me so far?

Now, supposing you open your shoulders slightly and allow yourself to look directly at the bowler as he runs in. Your field of vision is centred on the bowler and youll be seeing the ball with both eyes. This might help you judge both line and length better, as its well known that having two eyes working together is vital for depth perception.

Savvy?
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Re: Missing everything down my legs
« Reply #24 on: May 25, 2018, 05:29:05 PM »

^ Gary Palmer school of thought, that is.

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Re: Missing everything down my legs
« Reply #25 on: May 28, 2018, 12:25:27 PM »

As a right handed, if you set up with an orthodox side-on stance, youll be looking over your left shoulder with your left eye dominating. Your natural field of vision probably centres at wide mid off and your left eye will be first to pick up the line and length of the ball.

Are you with me so far?

Now, supposing you open your shoulders slightly and allow yourself to look directly at the bowler as he runs in. Your field of vision is centred on the bowler and youll be seeing the ball with both eyes. This might help you judge both line and length better, as its well known that having two eyes working together is vital for depth perception.

Savvy?
This sounds like exellent advice! Scoring off my legs was always my problem
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Re: Missing everything down my legs
« Reply #26 on: May 28, 2018, 12:42:59 PM »

How do you do that? I am serious. I can't focus using my right eye only unless I cover my left eye.

It's not about closing one eye, it's just an easy shorthand of making sure you don't leave yourself closed off. It's like "get your head to the ball" doesn't mean get down on your hands and knees and take half volleys on your noggin  ;)

When you're in your normal stance you'll probably find that your left eye (if you're right handed) is closer to the bowler/umpire. All Ponting means by watching the ball with your right eye is turn your head a little bit straighter so your right eye is closer to the bowler and your nose points at the umpire instead of mid-off.

You'll find this brings your right shoulder round a little bit and opens up your stance naturally without having to think about feet, hips, shoulders etc. Try and think about getting your right eye towards the umpire and it gets you moving straighter down the wicket instead of falling over.

He talks about it at 10:00 in this video

https://youtu.be/2wdT4zzNinI?t=10m2s
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Re: Missing everything down my legs
« Reply #27 on: May 28, 2018, 02:15:51 PM »

@Big Mac , great explanation and video! Cleared it up for me. I love KP, "look to mid-on". :)
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