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Re: How often do you check where the field is?
« Reply #15 on: June 29, 2018, 09:21:28 PM »

I usually look at them, decide i can clear them and then hit it straight into their hands.
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Re: How often do you check where the field is?
« Reply #16 on: June 29, 2018, 09:27:32 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.

I don't agree.
Mentally if you want to hit in the gaps focusing on them is helpful.
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Re: How often do you check where the field is?
« Reply #17 on: June 29, 2018, 09:55:09 PM »

I don't agree.
Mentally if you want to hit in the gaps focusing on them is helpful.

Yes.

If you're looking to score, you're really going for gaps. So ask where they are. If you ask where the fielders are, your subconscious will **** you up...
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Re: How often do you check where the field is?
« Reply #18 on: June 30, 2018, 08:26:32 AM »

I check often, at least at the start of every over, and remind myself which shots are on.

Not that it makes any difference mind you, if the ball goes above my eyeline I'm going to try and tonk it back over the bowler's head no matter what because I'm an idiot that can't help himself.

I pay particular attention to the area between slip and cover point, constantly wondering whether I should play a reverse sweep until I get out and then I go and sit down and complain to the rest of the team "Dammit, I should have reverse swept that"
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Re: How often do you check where the field is?
« Reply #19 on: June 30, 2018, 11:49:19 AM »

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...?

Most balls quick glance around. Wont take gaurd until feild stops moving.
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