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Would you wear a helmet for bowling???
« on: December 31, 2017, 08:20:20 AM »

Well see the link below because a guy in NZ is trialling one... very interesting considering what happened to Luke Fletcher.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=11965274
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Re: Would you wear a helmet for bowling???
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2017, 08:28:27 AM »

Ive got a feeling itll be one of those that only catches on if something serious happens, similar to the neck protection.

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Re: Would you wear a helmet for bowling???
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2017, 08:45:42 AM »

Im sure its very protective, but its not a strong look haha
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Re: Would you wear a helmet for bowling???
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2017, 10:38:17 AM »

No , no ,and no .
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Re: Would you wear a helmet for bowling???
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2017, 11:56:45 AM »

Can't believe no one ever hit one straight back at Jimmy
His was the first action I've seen, to really almost look backwards on delivery
I see a lot copying it nowadays
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Re: Would you wear a helmet for bowling???
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2017, 02:04:30 PM »

Going several years back I had one smacked straight back at me head height.

I couldn't get my hands up in time and was hit on the temple. The ball went for 1 instead of 4 and I finished bowling my over.

I was told to go off as I was bleeding, which I did to apply ice. I went back on and took a 3 get to win the game! It later turned out I had been concussed and bruised my skull!

Even having experienced that I wouldn't wear one personally. I've just made an effort to either catch or evade anything dribbled back at me since...
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Re: Would you wear a helmet for bowling???
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2017, 03:19:09 PM »

I would like to when bowling to Northern Monkey, I am sure he lines me up
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Re: Would you wear a helmet for bowling???
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2017, 03:53:50 PM »

It is not a bad idea. Batters are getting stronger and hitting the ball harder at all levels. I'd allow it and leave it up to the individuals to wear one if they like. I have seen people get hit in the indoor nets and it'd make sense to protect their heads.
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Re: Would you wear a helmet for bowling???
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2017, 04:05:14 PM »

It is not a bad idea. Batters are getting stronger and hitting the ball harder at all levels. I'd allow it and leave it up to the individuals to wear one if they like. I have seen people get hit in the indoor nets and it'd make sense to protect their heads.

This!

Once they become more readily available I'm wondering what the stance would be.
Even 15 years ago colts wearing a helmet to bat or stand up when keeping wasn't compulsory, but is now a requirement for anyone under 18.

The knock on effect of this is rather interesting, as there are people only a few years older than me who don't wear a lid ("never used one when I was younger, why start now?") while almost everyone age 18-25 choses to wear one as they always had to while growing up/learning the game.

Will these also become a requirement for under 18s in the future? If so they could become common at most levels in just a few years.
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Re: Would you wear a helmet for bowling???
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2017, 04:07:13 PM »

And I suppose umpires have to be considered candidates to wear them too
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Re: Would you wear a helmet for bowling???
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2017, 04:11:11 PM »

^ This hits close to home. One of our league's dear umpires, a senior member of the league and a wonderful fellow, got hit in the eye socket and lost his eye this season. Even with that injury, he was thought to be lucky!
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Re: Would you wear a helmet for bowling???
« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2017, 05:59:12 PM »

Nope id never wear one. Its in the air, attempt to catch it.

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Re: Would you wear a helmet for bowling???
« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2018, 11:55:41 AM »

And I suppose umpires have to be considered candidates to wear them too

One of the umpires doing the Sydney Sixers Vs Perth Scorchers game is wearing a helmet today
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Re: Would you wear a helmet for bowling???
« Reply #13 on: January 01, 2018, 12:07:22 PM »

Pretty sure Graeme wore one in the Goodies cricket episode. Kids before your time.

The Goodies - Cricket by Deliverbake - Dailymotion
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Re: Would you wear a helmet for bowling???
« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2018, 03:42:58 PM »

Baseball have talked about padded caps or helmets for pitchers due to similar issues with a head down follow through. The sports tradition has stood in the way, similar to the way most still wear belts and long socks. Expect nothing but the same in cricket to be honest, again unless something serious happens which we all hope it doesn't.
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