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Title: Sky Sports Cricket AM
Post by: 12man on June 21, 2011, 12:50:47 PM
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Title: Re: Sky Sports Cricket AM Speed gun challenge
Post by: mattw on June 21, 2011, 12:52:22 PM
I'm not too far away - would've loved to have done this however my back is really playing problems with me at the moment.

Do you know which programme you're going to be on?
Title: Re: Sky Sports Cricket AM Speed gun challenge
Post by: 12man on June 21, 2011, 12:58:45 PM
 this Saturday
Title: Re: Sky Sports Cricket AM Speed gun challenge
Post by: Colesy on June 21, 2011, 02:18:26 PM
Great to hear mate. Our coach has a speed gun and is bringing it down when it doesn't rain. Would be good to estimate eachother's pace. Good luck fella
Title: Re: Sky Sports Cricket AM Speed gun challenge
Post by: rp27 on June 21, 2011, 02:22:10 PM
fillongley is a lovely ground
Title: Re: Sky Sports Cricket AM Speed gun challenge
Post by: Liam-SCCC on June 21, 2011, 02:39:52 PM
The second speed gun on the series was at Wareham, about 45 minutes from me. Would of gone up but I had a game
Title: Re: Sky Sports Cricket AM Speed gun challenge
Post by: mdl_1979 on June 21, 2011, 02:44:13 PM
Getting measured on the speed gun can be particularly embarassing.  I bowl seam up, and on occasion feel like I can get a bit of pace up.  I did a Pitchvision event where they had speed guns set up, and the fastest I could manage was 62mph.  We (recreational cricketers) bowl an awful lot slower than we think we do.  The fastest kid at the event, who looked relatively nippy, was only closkced at about 71mph.
Title: Re: Sky Sports Cricket AM Speed gun challenge
Post by: Howzat on June 21, 2011, 02:48:59 PM
The pitchvision thing is crap! Had me at 45mph with my slowest ball at 22mph!
Title: Re: Sky Sports Cricket AM Speed gun challenge
Post by: tim2000s on June 21, 2011, 02:50:51 PM
Getting measured on the speed gun can be particularly embarassing.  I bowl seam up, and on occasion feel like I can get a bit of pace up.  I did a Pitchvision event where they had speed guns set up, and the fastest I could manage was 62mph.  We (recreational cricketers) bowl an awful lot slower than we think we do.  The fastest kid at the event, who looked relatively nippy, was only closkced at about 71mph.
I did the NatWest bowling thing at the Oval last summer and bowling off about 4 paces (there was a tree right in the middle of the  "Run Up") achieved 55mph. The quickest was a 17 year old, bowling off the same kind of run who achieved 79mph!
Title: Re: Sky Sports Cricket AM Speed gun challenge
Post by: 19reading87 on June 21, 2011, 02:57:20 PM
Warwickshire lad here,might pop up....
Title: Re: Sky Sports Cricket AM Speed gun challenge
Post by: uknsaunders on June 21, 2011, 03:12:12 PM
I'm going again to the halifax one, 54mph was rubbish I can hit 60!
Title: Re: Sky Sports Cricket AM Speed gun challenge
Post by: slogger02 on June 21, 2011, 03:32:42 PM
I did the NatWest bowling thing at the Oval last summer and bowling off about 4 paces (there was a tree right in the middle of the  "Run Up") achieved 55mph. The quickest was a 17 year old, bowling off the same kind of run who achieved 79mph!
do you remember what this kid looked like by any chance?
Title: Re: Sky Sports Cricket AM Speed gun challenge
Post by: tim2000s on June 21, 2011, 03:36:46 PM
do you remember what this kid looked like by any chance?
No - I asked the organisers how old the quickest had been, and they said he was 17!
Title: Re: Sky Sports Cricket AM Speed gun challenge
Post by: Maverick79 on June 21, 2011, 04:14:01 PM
I shall probably be up there at some point...
Title: Re: Sky Sports Cricket AM Speed gun challenge
Post by: Colesy on June 21, 2011, 04:28:17 PM
Did a NatWest one at an ODI a couple of years ago and had me at 60 with some 10 year old at 67. I wanted to hit him so hard.
Title: Re: Sky Sports Cricket AM Speed gun challenge
Post by: Colesy on June 25, 2011, 10:38:23 AM
What did you get mate?

Just watched it.
Title: Re: Sky Sports Cricket AM Speed gun challenge
Post by: 12man on June 28, 2011, 02:13:10 PM
53 in my head I was a lot faster though
Title: Re: Sky Sports Cricket AM Speed gun challenge
Post by: ianbuchanan on June 28, 2011, 02:19:58 PM
Guy who I had County Trials with 2 years ago was clocked at Lords bowling 83mph. He won the ECB Speed Stars Competition.... Facing him in the indoor school at Taunton was a tad scary......
Title: Re: Sky Sports Cricket AM Speed gun challenge
Post by: 19reading87 on June 28, 2011, 04:46:46 PM
Guy at my club was clocked at 86 whilst at uni. Now 3 years later doesn't like to bowl! The way it goes...
Title: Re: Sky Sports Cricket AM Speed gun challenge
Post by: SempreSami on June 29, 2011, 03:17:04 AM
My club's being filmed for this tomorrow.
Title: Re: Sky Sports Cricket AM Speed gun challenge
Post by: tommo256 on June 29, 2011, 06:12:44 AM
Where are you sempre?
Title: Re: Sky Sports Cricket AM Speed gun challenge
Post by: 12man on June 29, 2011, 07:32:36 AM
Newington CC
Holywell Meadow, Holywell Lane, Upchurch, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME9 7HN

Its good the Sky guys ask for stories about the club/players so they can film a few clips based around that.
We had to be ravers and dance due to the tour to Ibiza cc,  I kept out of shot for that.

A straight yorker for the speed gun if you can
Title: Re: Sky Sports Cricket AM Speed gun challenge
Post by: 12man on June 29, 2011, 07:33:43 AM
Guy at my club was clocked at 86 whilst at uni. Now 3 years later doesn't like to bowl! The way it goes...

Could have the "yips" I get it, it makes bowling no fun
Title: Re: Sky Sports Cricket AM Speed gun challenge
Post by: langer17 on June 29, 2011, 07:45:06 AM
We have bloke at our club who is 1 year younder than me (18) and he was clocked at 134km at a rep carnival last season. I use to play him all the time through U14-U18's as we played for different teams, and he is deffinately sharp.
Title: Re: Sky Sports Cricket AM Speed gun challenge
Post by: tommo256 on June 29, 2011, 08:01:06 AM
There just down the road from me in a few weeks, 12 july at lawshall if anyone in suffolk/norfolk/cambrdigeshire or essex is interested
Title: Re: Sky Sports Cricket AM Speed gun challenge
Post by: SempreSami on June 29, 2011, 04:20:25 PM
I wonder what stories we'll have for them. I can think of a few:

- Occasionally fielding four teams despite not having our own ground.
- Inconsistent team selections (unlikely to play in the same side twice).
- Distancing ourselves from a Twenty20 tourny set up partially by one of our players, which has been taken up by another club and is going rather nicely.
- Chris Smalling playing a few games for our (now defunct) colts side a few years back.
Title: Re: Sky Sports Cricket AM Speed gun challenge
Post by: SempreSami on June 29, 2011, 09:50:29 PM
I'm informed that the fastest speed clocked today was 74mph by an Upchurch CC first teamer.

Best managed by our club was 64.
Title: Re: Sky Sports Cricket AM Speed gun challenge
Post by: tommo256 on June 29, 2011, 10:15:06 PM
I'm guessing anyone can just turn up?
Title: Re: Sky Sports Cricket AM Speed gun challenge
Post by: Stewie-Kidd on June 29, 2011, 11:03:36 PM
I'm informed that the fastest speed clocked today was 74mph by an Upchurch CC first teamer.

Best managed by our club was 64.

has to be dean headley
Title: Re: Sky Sports Cricket AM Speed gun challenge
Post by: SempreSami on June 30, 2011, 12:07:40 AM
Nah it was Dan Parker, I don't think Headley plays for them any more.
Title: Re: Sky Sports Cricket AM Speed gun challenge
Post by: Tumo on June 30, 2011, 05:28:15 AM
has to be dean headley
Last I head (last year) Dean Headley was playing for Papplewick in the Notts ECB!
Title: Re: Sky Sports Cricket AM Speed gun challenge
Post by: Mad Bobbin on June 30, 2011, 08:47:14 PM
Dean Headly last played at Upchurch 2009!!
Title: Re: Sky Sports Cricket AM Speed gun challenge
Post by: 12man on June 30, 2011, 09:59:51 PM
top of the leader board
Title: Re: Sky Sports Cricket AM Speed gun challenge
Post by: uknsaunders on July 05, 2011, 08:16:24 PM
Went to Stainlands CC tonight for the Speed Gun. Made us bowl uphill and I clocked 56 & 57mph, my first ball being the first one to hit the stumps. The elusive 60 mph barrier might of been broken with a downhill run :-(
Title: Re: Sky Sports Cricket AM Speed gun challenge
Post by: Stewie-Kidd on July 05, 2011, 09:16:43 PM
Dan Parker?! Really? I faced a few years back and didn't think he was that quick.

Last I head (last year) Dean Headley was playing for Papplewick in the Notts ECB!

Miles behind me!
Title: Re: Sky Sports Cricket AM Speed gun challenge
Post by: uknsaunders on July 05, 2011, 09:34:44 PM
Guy from Illingworth CC did 74mph tonight. I don't know if it was me but he didn't seem that quick, or the other lads around 65-70mph tonight. Could've been the slow deck but would've been happy facing any of them tonight. A few guys bowling similar pace last year at Outlane CC, seemed pretty sharp in comparison.
Title: Re: Sky Sports Cricket AM Speed gun challenge
Post by: Canners on July 05, 2011, 09:40:23 PM
a lad that left our club last season was also clocked at 74mph earlier this season on that show.......
Title: Re: Sky Sports Cricket AM Speed gun challenge
Post by: Burdy on July 06, 2011, 04:34:33 PM
Am i right in saying that the speed of the ball is clocked in mid air, not when it pitches? just asking this as the ball will lose speed once it hits the wicket?
Title: Re: Sky Sports Cricket AM Speed gun challenge
Post by: uknsaunders on July 06, 2011, 06:40:44 PM
1 gun at the bowlers end pointed at off stump. Bowl full at off stick. Bowling short will take pace of the delivery when it passes off stump.

My first delivery hit leg stump on a good length and was clocked at 56mph. My second delivery flew past off stump on the full and was clocked at 57mph. My mate dragged one down to short of a length and it clocked 36mph, his second on a full length 57mph.