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Re: Your 2018 Season
« Reply #915 on: November 06, 2018, 10:42:26 AM »

Bradford are always a very polar team. Very very good or absolutely abysmal. They're also our varsity rivals so the omens are good! When you played indoor, i presume it was also at Headingley?
Ah is that right, only ever played them the once. Not at headingley, wasn't the BUCS indoor - few years back there was an 'ECB National University Championships' organised in the Aussie indoor format (which is much better!), played in Derby. It was held over the weekend, we played really well on the first day to get to the semi finals the next morning, then went out... They didn't go out, I was just about getting it back together the next morning the first ball of the game flew past my nose! This off a 2 pace run-up ha. Good side they had that day for sure, batting and bowling.
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Re: Your 2018 Season
« Reply #916 on: November 06, 2018, 12:00:59 PM »

Yeh, every uni seems to have a bowler who's a bit gas! Doesn't help that indoor surfaces seem to make the ball gather pace and bounce!  They had a former Kenyan u19 leg-spinner playing for them and we decided the best course of action was to charge him!
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Re: Your 2018 Season
« Reply #917 on: November 06, 2018, 12:59:18 PM »

Yeh, every uni seems to have a bowler who's a bit gas! Doesn't help that indoor surfaces seem to make the ball gather pace and bounce!  They had a former Kenyan u19 leg-spinner playing for them and we decided the best course of action was to charge him!
The BUCS rules of playing with a hockey ball aren't great to be honest, not helped by bouncy county sports hall surfaces. If you're even halfway tall or quick it's not too hard to just bomb people onto the back foot, couple of good fielders and batting is very difficult. One reason I prefer the Aussie style - lighter ball with a seam is way harder to bowl short with so you have to pitch it up.
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Re: Your 2018 Season
« Reply #918 on: November 06, 2018, 06:26:31 PM »

The BUCS rules of playing with a hockey ball aren't great to be honest, not helped by bouncy county sports hall surfaces. If you're even halfway tall or quick it's not too hard to just bomb people onto the back foot, couple of good fielders and batting is very difficult. One reason I prefer the Aussie style - lighter ball with a seam is way harder to bowl short with so you have to pitch it up.

Ah but short bowling is fun and means batters cant just day and run or be front foot bullies. Low scoring games are also great fun and tight when the ball is consistently quick and at peoples throats
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Re: Your 2018 Season
« Reply #919 on: November 06, 2018, 06:57:55 PM »

Ah but short bowling is fun and means batters cant just day and run or be front foot bullies. Low scoring games are also great fun and tight when the ball is consistently quick and at peoples throats
Don't mind a bit of short bowling to be fair, especially not if I'm dishing it out ha. But... a bowler of my pace shouldn't be quick enough to just pin a batsman with throat balls all the time. Spoils the game IMO, no variation and limited skills instead of the wider range that makes cricket what it is.
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Re: Your 2018 Season
« Reply #920 on: November 06, 2018, 09:23:16 PM »

Don't mind a bit of short bowling to be fair, especially not if I'm dishing it out ha. But... a bowler of my pace shouldn't be quick enough to just pin a batsman with throat balls all the time. Spoils the game IMO, no variation and limited skills instead of the wider range that makes cricket what it is.

Tbf there is as much skill in batting off the back foot as front. Most just cant play off the back foot so prefer front foot dog
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Re: Your 2018 Season
« Reply #921 on: November 17, 2018, 12:08:32 AM »

Missing summer and playing cricket already...

:( :( :(

Just wanted to let it out! That's all... as you were...
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Re: Your 2018 Season
« Reply #922 on: November 17, 2018, 11:11:50 AM »

Lost by about 40 runs today. Took 4-47 off my 8 overs and backed it up with 70 runs. The old body is feeling pretty rough tonight
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Re: Your 2018 Season
« Reply #923 on: November 17, 2018, 02:57:25 PM »

Lost by about 40 runs today. Took 4-47 off my 8 overs and backed it up with 70 runs. The old body is feeling pretty rough tonight

Unlucky with the result but personally that's a fantastic game well done.
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Re: Your 2018 Season
« Reply #924 on: November 17, 2018, 05:24:18 PM »

Missing summer and playing cricket already...

:( :( :(

Just wanted to let it out! That's all... as you were...

I feel you

Had a net last night and middled a few nice drives. Bowled on the sweep, how topical

Looking forward to April
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Re: Your 2018 Season
« Reply #925 on: November 17, 2018, 09:21:52 PM »

My 2018 season. I'd netted for about 6 sessions, was asked to play for the 3rds. I hadn't played for about 15 years, opened twice getting exactly 25 in each innings, played with a Dixon Kashmir willow plank which probably didn't help matters either. pleased with my performance though considering the lengthy absence. will net through the winter and have since got my hands on some decent willow, A CA extra power, A Slazenger V500 and a Hunts county Insignia which I'll try out in the nets and see which suits best.
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Re: Your 2018 Season
« Reply #926 on: November 17, 2018, 10:44:20 PM »

My 2018 season was such a mess. Played 4 games I think in between my malaria symptoms returning, all midweek. Pretty sure I ran myself out comedically each time... Scored a 20 odd at some point. I really, really underestimated how much malaria and typhoid hit me physically. Like beyond the bravado... Probably shouldn't have played! Looking forward to a fresh start.
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Re: Your 2018 Season
« Reply #927 on: November 18, 2018, 05:29:24 AM »

Things have gone downhill over here. After being top with 2 wins from 2, we are now well down the ladder into fifth having lost four in a row. All of them have been bad losses as well.

I haven't taken a wicket in two weeks- last week the other Brit dropped an absolute dolly, bloke then went on to get 50 and take the game away from us with some horrible smears, yesterday I only got 3 overs because we had another shocker with the bat and only scored 108. We have collapsed badly each of the last four weeks- yesterday I got 5 from 23 trying to rebuild and make things tough before nicking to slip from a non spinning off spinner.

I feel good with the bat in the nets, and the ball is coming out well all the time when im bowling, however in matches I keep finding ways to get out just as I get settled. So far I have sliced a drive to cover, nicked behind to the keeper, nicked to slip, picked out square leg to perfection with a nailed pull and dragged on a slower ball beamer. I feel like runs are just around the corner, hopefully next weekend!

The new B3 has already split in the toe and up the face, and as far as I have found the middle isn't particularly responsive. Maybe I just need to be patient and let it open up a bit, but shots that I would expect to be boundaries from the connection are stopping well short, even when hitting square (the straight boundaries are big because we are playing hard wicket on Aussie Rules ovals every week). If it doesn't open up I will be really disappointed. I'm going to get a team mate to try it to see what they think in the nets.
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Re: Your 2018 Season
« Reply #928 on: November 18, 2018, 08:26:21 AM »

Things have gone downhill over here. After being top with 2 wins from 2, we are now well down the ladder into fifth having lost four in a row. All of them have been bad losses as well.

I haven't taken a wicket in two weeks- last week the other Brit dropped an absolute dolly, bloke then went on to get 50 and take the game away from us with some horrible smears, yesterday I only got 3 overs because we had another shocker with the bat and only scored 108. We have collapsed badly each of the last four weeks- yesterday I got 5 from 23 trying to rebuild and make things tough before nicking to slip from a non spinning off spinner.

I feel good with the bat in the nets, and the ball is coming out well all the time when im bowling, however in matches I keep finding ways to get out just as I get settled. So far I have sliced a drive to cover, nicked behind to the keeper, nicked to slip, picked out square leg to perfection with a nailed pull and dragged on a slower ball beamer. I feel like runs are just around the corner, hopefully next weekend!

The new B3 has already split in the toe and up the face, and as far as I have found the middle isn't particularly responsive. Maybe I just need to be patient and let it open up a bit, but shots that I would expect to be boundaries from the connection are stopping well short, even when hitting square (the straight boundaries are big because we are playing hard wicket on Aussie Rules ovals every week). If it doesn't open up I will be really disappointed. I'm going to get a team mate to try it to see what they think in the nets.

Was it prepared properly? Shouldn't be splitting after that small amount of use.

Regarding the cricket. I would say keep your batting simple, limit your attacking shots to the ones you know you can nail. Be selfish, bat time.

I can't offer bowling advice as I am awful.

And remember - its going to be bloody cold in the UK by the middle of this week so be happy you are not here. Enjoy yourself and make the most of it    :)  I hope you are doing some stuff away from the game aswell
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Re: Your 2018 Season
« Reply #929 on: November 18, 2018, 12:43:24 PM »

I'm working pretty much full time so doing plenty besides the cricket.

I made a technical change to work on the extra bounce, so I'm meeting the ball much further down the track and it's working but I'm getting no value for the shots I'm playing. Because we've scored so few runs I'm having to go and defend and try to bat time just to scrape us to a semi competitive total, which is something I've never been good at but am working on in the middle at the moment!

I had it run in at b3 and whilst working on my ace bats I did some more work on it to make sure.
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