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Your Cricket / Re: Average vs Strike Rate
« Last post by LateBloomer on Today at 11:43:18 AM »
Batting - average

What's better for the team - someone with an average of 40+ at a strike rate of say 70, or someone with an average of 5 but a strike rate of 250...


Bowling - harder to call


You've gone to an extreme there with, not sure there is anyone on the planet with SR 250 and average of 5

A fairer dilemma would be say

1. SR of 150, average of 25 vrs
2. SR of 100, average of 35 vrs
3. SR of 50, average of 45

Ive played with batsmen in each category. I was SR 85ish average 34 ish last season

What I will say is that the bottom stats might be handy in lower club or village cricket where the pitches might be suspect or a tail might start at 6. When you start to play a higher level of limited overs cricket on better pitches a SR of 50 is most definitely not acceptable when batting first.

I bat 3 or 4 and Id much rather have the 1. stats listed above batting before me than number 3.

With bowling I think if you keep the runs down chances will come. Obviously an attacking strike bowler is great to have in your arsenal but give me 3 or 4 line and length merchants any day. Set the field properly and take your catches
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Red Ink Cricket / Re: Bat making tools
« Last post by Red Ink Cricket on Today at 11:25:28 AM »
Yep,

Iím waiting on confirmation of a couple of sales but I think I should have a heel shave or 2 still available and I think Iíve got 3 or 4 round bottom planes left
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Your Cricket / Re: Average vs Strike Rate
« Last post by AJ2014 on Today at 10:51:05 AM »
Think taking wickets makes feel good about contributing to the team, otherwise bowling tight is the way to go, most of the times they will come to spinners, therefore bowling correct line and length is essential.
Last season I was the most economical bowler, we promoted, so even not getting many wickets i still fell good
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Wicket Keeping / K Leather Questions
« Last post by Coach on Today at 10:37:05 AM »
Out of interest, who on the forum has invested in K Leather keeping gloves? A few companies have them as their top end glove, and whilst Iím personally if the belief they are softer, more durable and more wearable out of the bag, the price will put many off. Is that the case? Interested to hear others thoughts...
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Your Cricket / Re: Average vs Strike Rate
« Last post by WalkingWicket37 on Today at 10:19:01 AM »
Batting - average

What's better for the team - someone with an average of 40+ at a strike rate of say 70, or someone with an average of 5 but a strike rate of 250...


Bowling - harder to call

I look at economy more than anything. If bowling first did I go below the innings run rate? If yes I bowled well, if no I didn't do a good job.
If defending a score I want to keep my economy below the required run rate to try and win the game.

Again, what's better:
8 overs 0-15 and successfully defending a low score or 8 overs 3-50 in a losing effort?
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Little bump on this - we are probably on the look out for a wicket keeper. If this interests anybody please drop me a line :)
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Bats / Re: Helygen Cricket
« Last post by mattdawson on Today at 10:02:16 AM »
I had a bundle from them a while ago through twitter; gloves, thigh pads and duffle. Was good quality.

Appears they may be closing down I saw they were selling all their machinery.

May be worth sending a message and you might get a better deal.
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Your Cricket / Re: Average vs Strike Rate
« Last post by Buzz on Today at 10:01:22 AM »
I play forty over games, what matters is scoring hundreds (well 75+ scores really). If someone scores a ton, their team usually wins.

It takes about 30+ overs to score an average hundred, so having a few people who can bat consistently for more than 20 overs is the most important thing.

Not strike rate but reflected in a decent 30+ average...
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Your Kit / Re: Winter Nets Bat Reviews
« Last post by t2ylo on Today at 09:12:08 AM »
Is that a real Kippax cris? Or another brand of bat? Love the new stickers

Thereís a bit of a story about this one...

I kinda screwed up a refurb - Iím not very good at sanding around stickers and may also have overdone the nail varnish remover pads. It destroyed the stickers along the spine. But shape wise itís a decent match and had a red toe guard

https://twitter.com/t2ylo/status/1095380398505250816?s=21
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Your Cricket / Re: Average vs Strike Rate
« Last post by dt-second-hand-cricket on Today at 08:42:51 AM »
batting wise - i look at runs per game rather than average, i noticed as i got older and kept more - batting at 7/8 whereas when i was younger i was an opener that my average went up even though i was probably scoring about 35% of the runs i did when i was younger - so i look at how many i've scored per number of innings - doesn't matter if i'm not out or not

bowling wise - on the odd occasion i am forced to bowl - trying to go for less than 20 an over!!!!
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