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richthekeeper

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Talking between overs
« on: May 10, 2018, 10:56:29 AM »

What do you talk about between overs when you're batting? I got massively mocked in this week's match report for my habit of talking through what I'm trying to do, both to the previous bowler and the upcoming one. It's not every ball, but just things like "he's moving it away but the line is 5th stump so I'm quite happy leaving them alone" or "I'm trying to find the gap between cover and point".

Later in the innings it's more about score targets but surely this is what everyone talks about in the middle?!
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Re: Talking between overs
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2018, 11:12:56 AM »

Talk about anything you like. Or don't talk at all...!
I quite like the occasional ignore your partner over, freaks people out these days 😂😂
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Re: Talking between overs
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2018, 11:15:04 AM »

I pass on info like the examples youve given if my batting partner may not be aware of it/faced it yet. If a bowler looks like they are getting tired or has particular tells for
variations ill pass on what ive noticed . Otherwise I just encourage my partner to keep going or compliment them on a good shot from the previous over . With guys that struggle to focus for long periods i set them small goals to count in our pertnership.  Beyond that i sometimes just talk rubbish , crack a joke or talk about what to do that night etc. You learn peoples likes and dislikes and adjust where possible too. I have one mate who needs to click our bats together after every over and guys who wont ever bump gloves , or guys who have to bump gloves every over , yada yada yada.
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Re: Talking between overs
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2018, 11:25:39 AM »

Clicking bats together...

2 words, second one is off...
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Re: Talking between overs
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2018, 11:26:28 AM »

Sometimes I talk about cricket, sometimes I talk about women or sometimes I talk about the nights plans. Obviously this all depends on the match situation
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Re: Talking between overs
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2018, 11:27:56 AM »

Usually words of encouragement for the batting partner... an excellent analysis of what the pitch is doing, what the bowler is doing, how to approach things... glove bump... then out within 3 balls doing the exact opposite of what I have just said :)
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Re: Talking between overs
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2018, 11:33:21 AM »

Wish I'd a pound for every time I've said to my batting partner "plenty of overs left, bowling crap,it's doing nowt, etc etc) , for me to then slog across the line and be clean bowled
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Re: Talking between overs
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2018, 12:03:05 PM »

I never stop talking when Im out in the middle, anything to keep my mind occupied. Umpires hate me because I ask how many balls are left just about every ball, always chat with the keeper/slips, walk almost all the way back to the hutch to walk back with a new batsman. Very rare anything important is said.
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Re: Talking between overs
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2018, 12:18:25 PM »

There is one guy in my team who is a complete helmet and only talks complete and utter tripe (not just in between overs, all the time!!!) so if i have to bat with him i refuse to talk to him in between overs. Other than that usually just what has happened in the last over and if its a new batsman what either bowler has been doing etc
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Re: Talking between overs
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2018, 03:10:41 PM »

When a new partner arrives just say  give yourself a chance have a look or if the ball has nearly bowled him tell him to watch it take a new guard get to the pitch etc
If he starts to panic and stars slogging tell him to calm down or he will be back in the pavillion otherwise nothing
Just stay focused on my own innings.
« Last Edit: May 10, 2018, 03:12:22 PM by Seniorplayer »
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Re: Talking between overs
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2018, 03:14:38 PM »

I normally say yeah you play the sensible bit, and Ill start the hitting. Give me the strike please
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Re: Talking between overs
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2018, 03:47:10 PM »

When I used to play preferred talking random nonsense rather than about what's happening in the match. I was a fairly laid back guy so the odd joke here and there kept me going
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Re: Talking between overs
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2018, 03:59:12 PM »

Talk about how good tea was or wasn't or what I'm hoping for tea if batting 1st. Apart from that not a huge amount really, I will tell the next bat in swings in or away but no more than that as I think you can make them overthink it and should let them make there own minds up. One thing I do look for and share is who is good or poor in the field to take one on the arm from or a quick single as well as who to avoid and fielding is sharp
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Re: Talking between overs
« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2018, 04:02:57 PM »

Talk about how good tea was or wasn't or what I'm hoping for tea if batting 1st. Apart from that not a huge amount really, I will tell the next bat in swings in or away but no more than that as I think you can make them overthink it and should let them make there own minds up. One thing I do look for and share is who is good or poor in the field to take one on the arm from or a quick single as well as who to avoid and fielding is sharp

Agree on the over thinking which is why I say what Im trying to do rather than telling my mate what to do.

Always talking about fielders - if its hot straight at fielder x we can still run etc.
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