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alexhilly1492

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Sledging? Is it ever ok?
« on: March 08, 2018, 08:47:08 PM »

I personally think sledging does have a place in the game however when it goes to far people need punishing properly (unlike warner and de kock have been)

When playing I personally find the funny sledging much more distracting than abuse!

What does everybody be else think?
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Re: Sledging? Is it ever ok?
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2018, 09:12:12 PM »

There is little to no sledging in my team...
We're too busy taking the piss out of each other to bother with the opposition!  :D
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Re: Sledging? Is it ever ok?
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2018, 09:17:38 PM »

To many these days use it as an excuse for abuse personally think sledging should be kept to the cresta run.
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Re: Sledging? Is it ever ok?
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2018, 09:35:09 PM »

Personally like a clever sledge but not the outright abuse or persistent bs.

I'd sledge you anyday Alex.  :D
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Re: Sledging? Is it ever ok?
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2018, 10:17:11 PM »

Humour sledging is actually great fun

However, its so rare that its funny (whats funny to say the fielding side might not be funny to the batter and so its not humour sledging)

Every game now (even some Sundays) is just vile abuse aimed at or about the batsmen.. for me, because its so rare its anytning but pointless drivel I dont think there is a place. It doesnt help the game and puts people off.

As for the pros... they are supposed to be professional so keep it shut and play the game. If you cant keep it shut, then a few massively bans and high fines will do the trick

Most even though they wont admit it just like the fact they can abuse someone in the name of being competitive and genuinely couldnt care less about putting players off.. again theyll come out with some reason why its a mans game etc
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Re: Sledging? Is it ever ok?
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2018, 10:32:19 PM »

There is little to no sledging in my team...
We're too busy taking the piss out of each other to bother with the opposition!  :D

Similar to our team! Makes it far more enjoyable
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« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2018, 10:42:25 PM »

I hate sledging myself. My team doesnt sledge anyone but other team players are always sledging. It is very annoying because it disturbs my concentration. They should ban it!
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Re: Sledging? Is it ever ok?
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2018, 10:43:52 PM »

There is little to no sledging in my team...
We're too busy taking the piss out of each other to bother with the opposition!  :D

Thats how it should be tb. It is a hobby after all
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Re: Sledging? Is it ever ok?
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2018, 08:25:19 AM »

I hate sledging myself. My team doesnt sledge anyone but other team players are always sledging. It is very annoying because it disturbs my concentration. They should ban it!

Isn't that the whole point, to break concentration? I think it's part and parcel of the game to a point. In fact I've always seen it as a skill to master when batting in terms of concentrating regardless of what's being said. As long as its not personal or overly abusive then it's actually enjoyable. Heard some very funny sledges over the years, many directed at me!
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Re: Sledging? Is it ever ok?
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2018, 09:54:42 AM »

Bit of on-field banter is always ok, trying to make each other or the batsman laugh or just chat is an enjoyable part of the game when it's good-natured, which it mostly is in amateur cricket thankfully. Sledging, ie abusing someone you happen to be playing cricket against, isn't on, and to most that's obvious!
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Re: Sledging? Is it ever ok?
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2018, 11:04:01 AM »

I don't say anything to an opponent I wouldn't say to a teammate or friend as banter. That's all you need if you want to get under someone's skin or break them out of their comfort zone.

No need for swearing, aggression or any of that rubbish. If you start effing and blinding at an opponent or letting them know how scary you are and you're going to knock his/her block off, they don't get intimidated.

They just think you're a bloody plonker.
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« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2018, 11:11:56 AM »

I personally don't sledge anyone in the field. I just like to enjoy the game and have a good time. People can sledge me, trying to unnerve and put me off, I think that's fine. However it should never cross the line. I do think that line is when it's gets personal and there is no need for that. We're a here to enjoy the game we love.
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Re: Sledging? Is it ever ok?
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2018, 02:11:01 PM »

If there is no sledging your not playing competitive enough cricket lol

Don't think iv'e been in a single game where something hasn't been said to somebody.
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Re: Sledging? Is it ever ok?
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2018, 02:18:54 PM »

@Simmy is that because you love a chirp from behind the stumps though? :D
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« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2018, 02:22:33 PM »

@Simmy is that because you love a chirp from behind the stumps though? :D

in all honestly mate i rarely never say anything keeping.

however i dunno why but if i play and dont keep i like fielding a short cover and just chatting all sorts haha
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