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General Cricket => Cricket Training, Fitness and Injuries => Topic started by: Sloggerz on October 06, 2019, 03:08:40 PM

Title: Taking guard
Post by: Sloggerz on October 06, 2019, 03:08:40 PM
What is the most accurate way to do it? Quite difficult on astro wickets and indoor nets.
Title: Re: Taking guard
Post by: brokenbat on October 06, 2019, 03:42:14 PM
What is the most accurate way to do it? Quite difficult on astro wickets and indoor nets.

Chalk - most club games on astro require (or should require) the home team to place a piece of chalk on each end for this purpose. Or you can simply bring your own and provide it for everyone's benefit.
Title: Re: Taking guard
Post by: Wazza08 on October 06, 2019, 03:48:49 PM
Chinagraph pencil works too
Title: Re: Taking guard
Post by: Sloggerz on October 06, 2019, 04:46:48 PM
Cheers. Chalk sounds like a good idea.
Title: Re: Taking guard
Post by: Sloggerz on October 06, 2019, 04:47:52 PM
Chinagraph pencil works too

Good call
Title: Re: Taking guard
Post by: Wazza08 on October 06, 2019, 04:51:09 PM
Good call

Cheers - found it works a bit better in damper conditions, and is pretty accurate without being unsightly.  I agree though Chalk is cheap and easy at both ends
Title: Re: Taking guard
Post by: Sloggerz on October 06, 2019, 05:11:31 PM
I also find it tricky on grass wickets with spikes to mark it accurately. As i lose the spot i need to mark after asking for middle stump. Any tips guys? 
Title: Re: Taking guard
Post by: Wazza08 on October 06, 2019, 06:22:16 PM
I also find it tricky on grass wickets with spikes to mark it accurately. As i lose the spot i need to mark after asking for middle stump. Any tips guys?
I think I may regret this but...... I'm hoping this is a serious question, so will answer it accordingly (more fool me if not  :( ....)
I usually keep my bat in place and mark behind that using the outer or front pikes until I'm happy,  You could also drag your bat a few inches behind to make a better mark first.  In all honesty i don't really like using the bat to mark it unless absolutely necessary, but with toe guards on the bottom i am a little less bothered about it now  ;)