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Batting
« on: June 19, 2018, 10:29:50 AM »

For the first time in ages (since 2014) I find myself thinking about batting. It never crossed my mind in those years but today all i can think about is how i used to pistion my back foot in my stance and trigger back and across to unweight myself ready to pounce.

What are people's thoughts on having my backfoot pointing to 10/11 o'clock in all shots? I seem to remember it made my square cuts and back foot shots very good and the on drive became very accessible.

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Re: Batting
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2018, 10:33:55 AM »

There are 3 people Id ask about this if I were asking the question, @Buzz @Vulcan Cricket and yourself
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Re: Batting
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2018, 10:38:39 AM »

have a try and see how it feels. It stopped me leaning back and put the weight forward.

Its been a ling time so this may be incorrect :)





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« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2018, 10:39:54 AM »

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Re: Batting
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2018, 11:29:09 AM »

In answer to your question, it could work, it worked for keith medlecott as a club player.

As for you today, best of luck and forget everything and just watch the ball.
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Re: Batting
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2018, 11:36:45 AM »

what you've described is near enough what Gary Palmer coaches, although he wants batters to end up with both feet pointing towards the bowler.

the more I think about my feet, the worse I bat. so I agree with Buzz here.
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Re: Batting
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2018, 12:03:05 PM »

i once got told this a long time ago and it has always stuck with me....

"think about batting during training, and think about the ball during batting"
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Re: Batting
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2018, 12:28:56 PM »

yes thats a good motto. Always just watch the ball and never worry about anything other than the current moment.
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Re: Batting
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2018, 01:20:12 PM »

That is such a good motto
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Re: Batting
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2018, 01:23:04 PM »

when i used to bat id think about anything but batting until i took my stance. Mentally you have to conserve energy.

Batting is a superb challenge both mentally, physically and technically. I love it. I despise fielding though.
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Re: Batting
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2018, 01:43:19 PM »

^ I think maintaining focus is the biggest challenge when batting. Technical and physical aspects are easy to train for. How do you control your impulsivity? Keep knocking balls around rather than hit every loose delivery over the rope?
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Re: Batting
« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2018, 01:49:38 PM »

what you've described is near enough what Gary Palmer coaches, although he wants batters to end up with both feet pointing towards the bowler.

the more I think about my feet, the worse I bat. so I agree with Buzz here.

Gary Palmer's technique works really well against swing fast/medium bowlers. You still need the side-on/horizontal backfoot to generate power to play on the off side. This toe-pointing business can confuse the heck out of you if you don't practice against a variety of bowlers. What I have discovered is that I need to point my front toe down the middle stump and rotate the backfoot when playing straight or the on-side but start off the with the horizontal position in the first place.
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Re: Batting
« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2018, 01:55:19 PM »

^ I think maintaining focus is the biggest challenge when batting. Technical and physical aspects are easy to train for. How do you control your impulsivity? Keep knocking balls around rather than hit every loose delivery over the rope?

I used to hit loose balls and tap the good ones
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Re: Batting
« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2018, 01:56:54 PM »

^ I am getting caught at deep mid-wicket , twice this season ...opposition is setting traps for me. :D
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Re: Batting
« Reply #14 on: June 19, 2018, 04:03:06 PM »

you must be leaning back on your pull shots
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