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GarrettJ

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Re: Trigger vs Staying Still
« Reply #90 on: June 22, 2018, 03:51:21 PM »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqKBevrRKCQ

Bat down, no trigger. If it's good enough for Viv...  ;)

Amazing batsmen Viv Richards was.

Brian Lara and his backlift ... immense.
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Re: Trigger vs Staying Still
« Reply #91 on: July 07, 2018, 07:45:08 AM »

Last night I noticed the first true 'bat down' batsman I've seen in county cricket for a while. Step forward Mr Freddie Van den Bergh!
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Re: Trigger vs Staying Still
« Reply #92 on: July 07, 2018, 08:10:09 AM »

Amazing batsmen Viv Richards was.

Brian Lara and his backlift ... immense.

Bat down indeed for Viv, still my hero and the best I've ever seen. For us mere mortals back lift up may help us score runs so I guess that's why we do it(I've changed so mine is about waist high over the years). The idea i think is you have a bit more time.

Richards facing Malcolm without a helmet in that clip ! As he did against Lille and Thompson!

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Re: Trigger vs Staying Still
« Reply #93 on: August 15, 2018, 07:57:39 PM »

After most of the season not triggering, I have gone back to it. I have scored virtually no runs all season, and it has been pointed out that my bat is coming through in a curved arc rather than straight, something which wasn't an issue before. As such, I have gone back to what is familiar and feel better already, even if I got a another first baller last game.
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Re: Trigger vs Staying Still
« Reply #94 on: August 15, 2018, 08:27:30 PM »

Can't see how a trigger would affect that, but whatever works for you!

Stiller the better for me, particularly for getting consistency in your batting. Messed about with a trigger preseason this eyar but quickly ditched it, someone filmed a few clips of me batting on Saturday and was pleased to see I'm consistently very still now. Some bits with my backlift I didn't realise I did, but it's consistent and seems to work so I'm happy with that!
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Re: Trigger vs Staying Still
« Reply #95 on: August 15, 2018, 08:35:21 PM »

After most of the season not triggering, I have gone back to it. I have scored virtually no runs all season, and it has been pointed out that my bat is coming through in a curved arc rather than straight, something which wasn't an issue before. As such, I have gone back to what is familiar and feel better already, even if I got a another first baller last game.

I've played with plenty of good players whose bat comes down in a curved arc.

If a trigger movement works for you and it's comfortable that has to be the way to play, then you can work out if you want to change the way it comes down later.

Three things I work on constantly having had technique problems are very basic

Really watch the ball close, in nets or practice watch it go past even if you are leaving it
Back and across a bit to balance the head-trigger if you call it that.
Left foot (right hander) slightly outside the line moving forward so the bat can come thru straight and your not playing around the pad.

Keep it simple and do what is natural because what works for one does not work for another.

The basics thou remain the same, ie watching the ball and being balanced at the crease-some with, some without a trigger movement.


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Re: Trigger vs Staying Still
« Reply #96 on: August 15, 2018, 08:44:02 PM »

I have played with no good players whose bat comes down in an arc.
If your bat is not coming down straight look at your hip alignment and think about a good diamond when you hold the bat with your elbows. Work on strengthening your top hand.
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Re: Trigger vs Staying Still
« Reply #97 on: August 16, 2018, 08:20:58 AM »

I have played with no good players whose bat comes down in an arc.
If your bat is not coming down straight look at your hip alignment and think about a good diamond when you hold the bat with your elbows. Work on strengthening your top hand.

Likewise, never seen a top player whos bat goes in an arc. They seem to struggle to get a lot of power through the ball on the off side.  They can gun it through mid on because that angle for them would be a straight line from the backlift but float it outside off stump and it doesnt go as well.
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Re: Trigger vs Staying Still
« Reply #98 on: August 16, 2018, 09:06:22 AM »

Likewise, never seen a top player whos bat goes in an arc. They seem to struggle to get a lot of power through the ball on the off side.  They can gun it through mid on because that angle for them would be a straight line from the backlift but float it outside off stump and it doesnt go as well.
Used to play with a guy that was a semi-pro tennis player who's swing was a bit like that.  Consequently batted off middle and off and looked to flick everything to leg.  His hand-eye was so good that he could get to 20 odd relatively quickly, but good bowlers worked him out.  Still a decent player though.
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Re: Trigger vs Staying Still
« Reply #99 on: August 17, 2018, 10:17:04 AM »

Do bom bom.
Tri , trigger,  trigger.  ;) :D
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Re: Trigger vs Staying Still
« Reply #100 on: August 17, 2018, 09:01:23 PM »

Jake said last session I had that my back shoulder was opening up and coming around, causing the bat to arc. When triggering I go from an open stance to closed, bat from pointing to about second slip to between keeper and first.

I think lack of practice hasn't helped tbh, or lack of time in the middle, but I just feel more comfy triggering.
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Re: Trigger vs Staying Still
« Reply #101 on: September 20, 2018, 10:34:49 AM »

I've come to the conclusion this season that theres no one i've fast thats fast enough for me to need a trigger. So now i make sure i'm dead still at point of delivery with eyes level and its helped a lot. No need to be wandering about the crease as i always just felt off balance.
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