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How often do you check where the field is?
« on: June 29, 2018, 04:52:53 PM »

So as I think about tomorrow's game, I inevitably think about last week's innings.

If you have seen my post in the 2018 Season thread you will have read I got out by hitting it straight to a fielder that had moved without the captain telling him to. I purposely thought I was putting it in a gap that 'should' have been there. The captain didn't move the fielder so I didn't look.

But there's the question.... should have I anyway? Do you check where the fielders are every ball? Or only have another look after you hear the captain changing it etc...?
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Re: How often do you check where the field is?
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2018, 04:57:01 PM »

Start of the innings, start of each over and whenever a change is made - no point batting if you don't know where the gaps are! Just a case of staying aware.

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Re: How often do you check where the field is?
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2018, 05:13:05 PM »

quite often - couple of times an over..... and then play shots with no consideration at all of where the field might be!
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Re: How often do you check where the field is?
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2018, 05:15:47 PM »

Never. Im not good enough to find the gap. See ball, hit ball and hope
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Re: How often do you check where the field is?
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2018, 05:18:56 PM »

Interesting question.

I have another...can you batsmen control yourself to not play the shot to fielders when tempted by the bowlers? Lately, it has been a nightmare for me. I have walked into trap after trap. I play the shots I play and smart captains figure that out quickly; and, after his field adjustments for my batting style, my scoring is reduced. I feel I don't have the (bat) control and self control to play gaps even if I knew their location.

How do you guys fare?
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Re: How often do you check where the field is?
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2018, 05:28:23 PM »

Every ball.

Im generally a very aerial player so I want to know where they are how deep etc.

If I hit a boundary, or a 2 that fielders Chase, I will stand and watch the fielders hat moved until they get back to their position. As I want to know if here still conventional or decide themselves to drop back ten etc.




In answer to internal training question, yes, if Im hitting to say deep cover, Ill either not go aerial, or purposeful try to hit more square if the balls still in that arc.

Unless I back myself to clear said boundary......


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Re: How often do you check where the field is?
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2018, 05:53:10 PM »

Never check where they are beginning of each over check where they aren't
« Last Edit: June 29, 2018, 07:07:50 PM by Seniorplayer »
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Re: How often do you check where the field is?
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2018, 06:08:01 PM »

Every time I'm fresh on strike, so start of an over or after a single, and always make sure fielders have moved back after I've got a boundary. Got to keep on top of it but no point being paranoid about a fielder going freelance on you!

I open and favour the leg side, so every time I make runs someone gets moved into midwicket sooner or later, whether deep or on the single. If on the single I ignore fielders, you're far more likely to miss them than hit them! If someone gets stuck out at deep square or deep midwicket after I've planted a few there then I'm either worried about clearing them or not. If not, no worries! If it's a long boundary and I'm worried about clearing it then I'll just aim for 4s/2s rather than lofting it, simples. To be honest though, usually if you lump a few to the boundary, yes their skipper will move someone there, but also the bowler will often learn and change his line so you don't have to worry about it much anyway!
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Re: How often do you check where the field is?
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2018, 06:13:58 PM »

The key is to look where the gaps are and where your hitting areas are.
Use where the fielders are to work out where the bowler is trying to bowl.
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Re: How often do you check where the field is?
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2018, 06:40:37 PM »

Never do always check where they aren't

I thought you said you didn't look at field placings?  ;)

3 runs played a typical l lefthanders shot stepped down the wicket whipped the ball  backwards of square leg off middle stump fielder dived forward and caught it inches off the ground stood there momentarily as I didn't realise the fielder had caught it umpire told me later that opposition had  set the field in anticipation of the shot.should have looked at the field placings
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Re: How often do you check where the field is?
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2018, 07:09:45 PM »

I thought you said you didn't look at field placings?  ;)

Spot on look for the gaps
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Re: How often do you check where the field is?
« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2018, 07:32:41 PM »

Maybe its just me. But I always thought that knowing where the 9 fielders are meant you also know where the gaps are.

Two things are mutual in my mind.
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Re: How often do you check where the field is?
« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2018, 07:45:26 PM »

It's a subtle difference but if you focus on the field positions then chances are you run in to target fixation (there's a lot of psychology theory written about it if you have a dull afternoon) and tend to hit to fielders. Most people have to consciously identify gaps and risks not just field placement
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Re: How often do you check where the field is?
« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2018, 08:40:40 PM »

Always look at the green not the white!
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Re: How often do you check where the field is?
« Reply #14 on: June 29, 2018, 09:13:39 PM »

Hit it on the floor and don't worry where they are.
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