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Your Cricket / Re: Your 2021 Season
« Last post by AJ2014 on Yesterday at 10:19:39 PM »
Very jealous of all of you south of the border getting a game in this weekend. I had just about the worst net of my life which has evaporated just about any enthusiasm I had for the season starting.
What happened Jim? Have you got injured?
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Your Cricket / Re: Your 2021 Season
« Last post by Jimbo on Yesterday at 10:05:33 PM »
Very jealous of all of you south of the border getting a game in this weekend. I had just about the worst net of my life which has evaporated just about any enthusiasm I had for the season starting.
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Bat Care / Re: 2021 Season - Bat Casualties
« Last post by mohawks94 on Yesterday at 09:06:31 PM »
Iíll try to get pics from a team mate, but he had a brand new G&P split across the face into the edges first time he used it. Company taped it up and said it would be ok for a few weeks but promised a replacement. Snapped in two in the nets last night. Either the handle was fitted far too tight, or storm damaged.
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Your Cricket / Re: Your 2021 Season
« Last post by Colesy on Yesterday at 09:02:59 PM »
Good game for us today Vs Cam CC

We batted first and got 276 off 39.5. I got 21 off 26 before missing a full bunger on my knee roll but not too fussed on runs as I was middling the ball and playing shots Iíd play when playing well like the pull and straight drive. One of the 14 year olds played with us and got 79* and 3-fer so well happy for him.

We bowled Cam out for 176 with a decent all round effort. Last friendly vs Knowle next week and into the league stuff.
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Your Cricket / Re: Your 2021 Season
« Last post by mohawks94 on Yesterday at 08:53:50 PM »
We had a chastening game today. Iím starting the season playing 2s to get overs and time at the crease under my belt.

Bowled out for 130 on an excellent deck, I got 18. Bowled trying to pull on length - in the nets would have been smashed but grass deck under my bat. Oppo chased in 17 overs two down, but I took both wickets. One caught slicing to point, the other stumped charging.

Had a bit of a disagreement with the opposition skipper - he kept shouting ďno runĒ to his fielders over whatever was being called by our bats. He didnít take too kindly when I asked him not to shout that when I was trying to call.

At Beaconsfield we have a new player sponsorship scheme, so besides being supported by Adam @Neon Cricket the head of colts has sponsored me. However his wife is not allowed to know, so we have agreed that it will officially be for Sweet Williamís Legacy, a charity run by a work colleague to support those who have suffered the agony of still birth, miscarriage or early child loss.
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Your Cricket / Re: Your 2021 Season
« Last post by blindowl on Yesterday at 08:51:34 PM »
The article basically said that most top players donít look at the ball until the bowler is in his load up. They essentially watch the face to gather clues as he runs in, then their vision shifts to the rough area where they expect the ball to come out. Then once released make a concerted effort to really stare at the ball. Key seemed to be to keep your eyes completely level and to smoothly shift your eyes to where you expect the release to come from as they load up. Watching the ball all the way from the run up seems to throw your eyes slightly as youíre off balance.


I have linked the article. Starts with a story about Glen Chapple discussing how he came about his method, includes some stuff from a scientific point of view and then the view of 6 active Australian batsmen.

https://www.thecricketmonthly.com/story/1136242/the-cricket-monthly--what-does-a-batsman-see

Thank you. I will have a read. I really try to watch the ball especially when it is swinging but I really struggle to pick up line and length when the ball is short of a length it feels like the ball goes into some sort of blind spot and I lose it (?).   

I noticed when the camera zooms in on Bairstow pre-delivery he seems to look down, as though he is glancing at where he thinks the ball may pitch. Perhaps just an idiosyncrasy of his but it has always interested me.
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Your Cricket / Re: Your 2021 Season
« Last post by tommo256 on Yesterday at 08:39:22 PM »
Played our first league game today; got a TFC a bit but we did only bowl 20 overs so!
We bowled oppo out for 108, I took a decent diving forward catch at square leg!
We then chased it down in 12 overs; game started at 12, game finished at 2-45 including 15 minutes change between innings!
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Your Cricket / Re: Your 2021 Season
« Last post by NT50 on Yesterday at 08:35:04 PM »
So I don't need to watch the ball when that's been delivered?
Or it about facing international level fast bowling method?
Were you facing pace bowling? Thanks in advance

Not sure how youíve come to that conclusion. I said I watched the rough release point from when the bowler was in his load up, which allowed me to keep my eyes level rather than wildly moving about as the bowlers arms do. From watching that area, you can then track the ball from their hand.

Helped me pick length up much much earlier
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Your Cricket / Re: Your 2021 Season
« Last post by AJ2014 on Yesterday at 08:31:27 PM »
So I don't need to watch the ball when that's been delivered?
Or it about facing international level fast bowling method?
Were you facing pace bowling? Thanks in advance
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Your Cricket / Re: Your 2021 Season
« Last post by NT50 on Yesterday at 08:23:59 PM »
what is this magical method @NT50 ?  I think I could do with a bit of that!

The article basically said that most top players donít look at the ball until the bowler is in his load up. They essentially watch the face to gather clues as he runs in, then their vision shifts to the rough area where they expect the ball to come out. Then once released make a concerted effort to really stare at the ball. Key seemed to be to keep your eyes completely level and to smoothly shift your eyes to where you expect the release to come from as they load up. Watching the ball all the way from the run up seems to throw your eyes slightly as youíre off balance.


I have linked the article. Starts with a story about Glen Chapple discussing how he came about his method, includes some stuff from a scientific point of view and then the view of 6 active Australian batsmen.

https://www.thecricketmonthly.com/story/1136242/the-cricket-monthly--what-does-a-batsman-see
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