General Cricket > Cricket Training, Fitness and Injuries

Opening the bat face too much

(1/2) > >>

Jimbo:
I'm sure this will have been asked but I can't get the search function to cooperate so apologies. Looking for CBF's collective wisdom on this.

First proper net back tonight and found I was inside edging the ball a lot and missed a few straight ones I thought I should middled.

I felt like I was opening the bat face too much and just wondering if moving my bottom hand slightly further round the handle makes sense as a remedy to this or if there are any other suggestions to improve it.

Cheers!

jp2408:
I sometimes have this issue - for me it comes from searching for the ball and trying to play it too far in front of my body. I'm effectively slightly early on it and so if playing into the offside, the bat is past the point at which the middle would connect, and it comes off the inside half. Other times with straighter balls I get to the end of my 'reach' before the ball arrives and the bat face opens as the bottom hand still has distance to travel (if that makes sense). I tried fiddling with grip etc but for me it was fixing the symptom not the cause.

Particularly happens early season when I've not got my timing back - this week I am doing a few feed buddy sessions with the 'no feet' drill to try and re-teach myself to wait for it.

King pair:

--- Quote from: Jimbo on April 06, 2021, 07:14:28 PM ---I'm sure this will have been asked but I can't get the search function to cooperate so apologies. Looking for CBF's collective wisdom on this.

First proper net back tonight and found I was inside edging the ball a lot and missed a few straight ones I thought I should middled.

I felt like I was opening the bat face too much and just wondering if moving my bottom hand slightly further round the handle makes sense as a remedy to this or if there are any other suggestions to improve it.

Cheers!

--- End quote ---

Sounds hasty to me mate, don’t make technically changes to something as natural as your grip based on a ‘blow the rust off’ net session

Give it a few more sessions to get some rhythm and timing and then make a decision

Jaffa:
I've thickened and ovaled out a few handles for a few teammates. They say they prefer the pickup and have more feel of what the face is doing with an oval handle.

Maybe try that after you've filmed yourself with some throw downs.

edge:
Inside edging it/missing straight ones doesn't sound like an opening the face too much problem. Agree with Jaffa, I'd film yourself if you can and see what your swing is doing or if you're falling over.

Navigation

[0] Message Index

[#] Next page

Go to full version