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Oldie Batsman :-p
« on: December 28, 2008, 11:21:24 AM »

Do you guys find that the old guys on your team.... 65+ tend to block and block and block and block then nudge a single and repeat the cycle?

Drives me nuts  ???
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Re: Oldie Batsman :-p
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2008, 12:13:50 PM »

Will be us one day Leo....Not for a little while yet though!
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Re: Oldie Batsman :-p
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2008, 12:31:31 PM »

Indeed GreenDog. You have to give them respect playing at that age tbh.
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Re: Oldie Batsman :-p
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2008, 01:25:30 PM »

Yeah it really does piss me off!!
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Re: Oldie Batsman :-p
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2008, 04:12:40 PM »

I played with a guy at my old club, but he's still going, and he's nearly 60. We once shared in a 200+ run partnership, of which I contributed about 70 and he scored the rest. He was very unorthodox but very effective and scored over 30,000 runs for the club.

So no, not all oldies are nudgers and nurdlers

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Re: Oldie Batsman :-p
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2008, 07:08:41 PM »

We don't have any at our club, but i sure don't mind bowling at them. Helps my figures big time!
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Re: Oldie Batsman :-p
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2008, 10:08:13 PM »

Hmmm 60 next birthday and still play from time to time. Due to an old knee injury quick singles are out of the question. I enjoy the young quicks bowling to me. Took 24 off an over of the next best 'thing' in cricket early on this season. Helmets make me still feel invincible, lol.

"Mate I hope you have a good dentist" is still not a sledge to the close in fieldsmen, it's just a piece of friendly advice.
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Re: Oldie Batsman :-p
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2008, 10:59:56 PM »

No Andy they are opening the batting and we are all sitting on the boundary complaining as none of us get to bat
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Re: Oldie Batsman :-p
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2008, 05:12:26 AM »

I've seen a few but a bloke on the gold coast is probably one of the biggest hitters south of brisbane and he's over 60. Apparently he taught andrew symonds how to thump the ball.
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Re: Oldie Batsman :-p
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2009, 09:40:44 PM »

yh i cant sand them. and i hate it when they a batting before you and then when you get into bat with them u cant run the singles or 2's as the are f**ked.
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Re: Oldie Batsman :-p
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2009, 10:44:20 PM »

yh i cant sand them. and i hate it when they a batting before you and then when you get into bat with them u cant run the singles or 2's as the are f**ked.
made me laugh the last bit
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Re: Oldie Batsman :-p
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2009, 11:03:21 PM »

We have 72 year old in our team. Commitment from him is 100% always. Is a spinner and managed to take 2-3 wickets in every match. What he lacks in speed he makes -up in experience.

Though his batting is block, block, block.... that can be helpful sometimes.

In one of the matches we re facing defeat and he managed to block and nudge for 15 overs. When the opposition put in close fielders to catch his block and nudge he didn't mind taking blows on his body.....

How many of us will have this sort of a commitment at that age..... that is if we can still play.....

strengths and weaknesses are subjective and dependent on a given situation... a strength can translate into weakness in a different situation...
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Re: Oldie Batsman :-p
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2009, 11:23:15 PM »

true but there has to come a time when these guys are taking up valuable spots in the team that could be better used giving a young player a start in seniour cricket or moving up to the next level eg 3rds to 2nds or 2nds to 1sts etc there has to be a balance.
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Re: Oldie Batsman :-p
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2009, 09:47:25 AM »

OH yes youth.

As we watch the umpiring ranks being thinned of experienced older umpires because associations are giving 'younger' umpires preference.

Oh and I wonder why the complaints from clubs about the lowering standard of umpiring are increasing. Hmmm. Let's guess at that one shall we.
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Re: Oldie Batsman :-p
« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2009, 09:36:19 PM »

Theres a guys a Martinstown in dorset...sheer quality plays for their sunday team....we thought he was a walking wicket

WE THOUGHT WRONG....
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