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Re: "Giving yourself room"
« Reply #30 on: March 02, 2011, 09:51:37 PM »

Yes I do Buzz.

don't tell me that now !! I've been telling myself its an advantage for years. I think i bat with my eyes level and facing down the pitch ?.

Yes never thought about using the crease depth until a few years ago. I played club cricket with a county player who said to stand deep in your crease at the end of an inning and against spin as it give you more chance to get the ball in the air and clear the ropes. He is also left handed and also introduced me to batting on off stump when facing spin. It works.
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Re: "Giving yourself room"
« Reply #31 on: March 27, 2011, 01:05:38 PM »

I'm a very offside dominant player and able to play drives very well so I don't usually need to "give myself room".

Usually if I do get out playing stupidly it will either be my leg stump out of the ground or lbw because of the trouble I have with my foot movements and hitting the ball down leg side leaving me too far across my stumps and finding it hard to hit the ball.

Again like you OP I don't understand the point of "giving yourself room" because I find that for the balls that should be being hit away(e.g the bad balls) I will already have enough space so as to hit them from a normal batting position...

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