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Once played in a 6 a side tournament. 2 pitches With proper wickets and the third pitch was a football pitch with a coconut Matt put and pinned down for the wicket.

It played surprisingly well(not a huge amount of bounce though)

http://www.fitness-sports.co.uk/cricket/FLOORING-CRCX-1.html


Yes, or astro off ebay. More concerned about getting bounce and enough pace in the surface. Not sure grass or sand will cut it.

Was wondering if some kind of stiff wooden base would provide enough stiffness under a mat to generate bounce
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Flick pitch would definitely work, but it does depend on your budget. Easy to get relatively cheap netting.
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Cricket Training, Fitness and Injuries / Re: Playing out swing
« Last post by uknsaunders on Today at 08:59:33 PM »
Saw something on sky where thr commentators said "see it early, play it late". Which is bang on

My brother was a fine outswing bowler, played for Bucks at junior level and i spent many a Saturday in my youth playing balls through the legside only to lose my off stump. I ended with an initial trigger movement based on the line of the ball as it left the bowlers hand, essentially to cover the line if it didnt swing away. I then had a second movement determined by how much the ball swung and moved as late as possible. If the ball started on leg, i setup my first movement on leg and as it swung i moved late again across with the swing.

What i would say is a half volley is still a half volley, whether it swings or not. Bowlers want to pitch up when its swinging and you should look for anything to drive, just play it late even if it means a shorter backswing.

Something i have noticed with good players is the ability to pick length early and go back and cut. If you have the time when batting and confident of the ball swinging outside off then its an option. Ditto coming out of your crease and meeting on a fuller length. Something i once did with a bowling machine is to set it on a good length swinging away and then bat a yard outside of your crease to meet it on the half volley, next ball bat deep in your crease and look to cut from the same length. Might be a useful drill.
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Hi would a flick pitch work heard of them but no experience of them
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Once played in a 6 a side tournament. 2 pitches With proper wickets and the third pitch was a football pitch with a coconut Matt put and pinned down for the wicket.

It played surprisingly well(not a huge amount of bounce though)

http://www.fitness-sports.co.uk/cricket/FLOORING-CRCX-1.html

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Moving to a new house nearby and it has a 100 ft garden. First thought is to plonk a net at the bottom. I have a paceman bowling machine, im sure i can source some netting and poles. The tricky bit is the surface. The easy solution is to concrete and astroturf, but I dont own the house and I'm reluctant to do anything that is too permanent. Has anybody tried using any other types of surface (gravel/wood/plastic of some sort) that could be easily removed? Not going down the grass net route as its too time consuming.
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Your Cricket / Re: Your 2018 Season
« Last post by uknsaunders on Today at 08:21:47 PM »
Yes got a friendly tomorrow, might have one the following Saturday too and my final match of the summer season is Saturday 13th October.

Arthington Festival?
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Gray Nicolls / Re: GN 2019
« Last post by SD on Today at 08:06:31 PM »
I emailed GN directly last year seeking coloured pads and was told that they don't offer then for sale.  Obviously didn't like the cut of my gib
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England / Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
« Last post by alexhilly1492 on Today at 07:56:56 PM »
Joe Clarke signed for Notts (announced on insta)

@cricketbadger not heard about fraine but he did only sign this summer

Notts building a good young batting lineup
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Bat Making / Re: The Storm Damage myth
« Last post by kaustav on Today at 06:49:15 PM »
Hahaha well I guess my wife might say 'it's me or the bat.' As I said earlier, decisions decisions...  :)

The bat. The bat  ;)
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