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smilley792

Re: Compulsory Helmets
« Reply #15 on: August 11, 2018, 07:17:09 PM »

Its a funny thing.

I had to wear one for one year as they became compulsory for juniors. Hated it and the next season was happy to get rid.

Several years later I stared to play at a decent level, and although I was doing a good job of player the short ball, I reckoned it was only a matter of time till I got hit. So bought one.

Last season had abit of a bad run, playing a team of slow spinners and dibbly dibbles, I decided to go without, scored runs, and needed up with a pretty prolific end to my season.


This year was expecting to keep more, new Id want a lid for that, so made sure I netted all winter in it.
Got used to it quickly, and havent noticed it while batting.
Stumping, Ive took 3 to the kid, 2 bottom edges kicking up and one top edge, so happy I wore one.





Ive said before and will say again, wear the lid at home, watch tv and make your tea etc in it, the grill soon becomes invicible.
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Re: Compulsory Helmets
« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2018, 12:13:52 AM »

Wear a lid for many hours at 78+ but still find it obstructive. Th line about getting used to it is rubbish. I hate it and will take it off for most Bowlers but accept its sensible for genuine quicks or anyone at whatever level a player is at if youre not comfy vs the short ball.

At 800-1000 balls a week in winter Id say time isnt an issue but it doesnt help. Just doesnt feel comfy and naturally I buy top end
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Re: Compulsory Helmets
« Reply #17 on: August 12, 2018, 03:22:55 AM »

Always wear one when batting, but can't stand them when keeping. I think my league is about to make them compulsory for all batters and wicket keepers up to the stumps, slightly inconvenient, but more convenient than losing teeth, breaking your jaw or nose or any number of more serious injuries.
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Re: Compulsory Helmets
« Reply #18 on: August 12, 2018, 09:06:18 AM »

Its always going to be a highly contentious issue.

Im from a time before helmets,
Ive seen people hit, and Ive known of one player being killed from a ball hitting them.
I dont wear one, Ive tried. Will I wear one? I honestly dont know, for me its still the restriction of vision.

When they were introduced for motorcycles it caused a similar uproar, but Im sure its saved a lot of lives.

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Re: Compulsory Helmets
« Reply #19 on: August 12, 2018, 09:25:23 AM »

Personally I dont understand why people dont wear one. Why would you take the risk and bigger risk is playing it yourself from a top edge etc into your face and doing permenant damage.
Im old enough that you didnt have to wear one but would I want to put my family through potentially losing my sight or teeth or anything like that due to a simple lid! No I wouldnt.

Already also seen two idiots who started batting in kids take them off at drinks and straight afterwards been skulled, effects the bowlers as one was knocked clean out with blood pouring from just above his temple and the other had his nose splattered across his face and that effects the bowlers mentally.
Personally feel they should be compulsory at any level
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Re: Compulsory Helmets
« Reply #20 on: August 12, 2018, 10:43:47 AM »

Ban short-pitched intimidatory bowling in recreational cricket. Someone has already patented an idea with a 'no-ball' zone in the middle of the pitch. This seems a much better way forward than forcing everyone to wear a helmet to me. We play for enjoyment, ffs!
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Re: Compulsory Helmets
« Reply #21 on: August 12, 2018, 10:48:25 AM »

The short pitch ball doesn't take away from the pitch doing a nasty bounce or the ball slipping from the bowlers hand and a Beamer

Personally I dont think not wear a helmet but I do hear why their are opposing views on recent comments
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Re: Compulsory Helmets
« Reply #22 on: August 12, 2018, 10:49:12 AM »

You seriously think bowlers have the control to bowl within a certain area at our level? They struggle to bowl it one side of the wicket!
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Re: Compulsory Helmets
« Reply #23 on: August 12, 2018, 10:52:49 AM »

Ban short-pitched intimidatory bowling in recreational cricket. Someone has already patented an idea with a 'no-ball' zone in the middle of the pitch. This seems a much better way forward than forcing everyone to wear a helmet to me. We play for enjoyment, ffs!
Might as well ban bowlers altogether and use a bowling machine to see how far each batsman can smack it. Smh
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Re: Compulsory Helmets
« Reply #24 on: August 12, 2018, 11:10:00 AM »

Would a ban on short pitched bowling prevent someone top edging the ball into their face?

At club level how many people are hit as a result of a genuine bouncer? I'd be prepared to bet the majority of people who get hit is a result of a dodgy pitch or a poor shot redirecting the ball into the batsman.
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Re: Compulsory Helmets
« Reply #25 on: August 12, 2018, 11:23:00 AM »

Ban short-pitched intimidatory bowling in recreational cricket. Someone has already patented an idea with a 'no-ball' zone in the middle of the pitch. This seems a much better way forward than forcing everyone to wear a helmet to me. We play for enjoyment, ffs!

Sorry but probably the most stupid idea. As has been said how many bowers in the lower leagues could put 6 balls in the same place.
The game is already so favoured to a batsmen ( I am a batsmen as well) that why would anyone want to be a bowler

Very simple really everyone has to wear a lid
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Re: Compulsory Helmets
« Reply #26 on: August 12, 2018, 11:24:24 AM »

Ban short-pitched intimidatory bowling in recreational cricket. Someone has already patented an idea with a 'no-ball' zone in the middle of the pitch. This seems a much better way forward than forcing everyone to wear a helmet to me. We play for enjoyment, ffs!

Hell no. The game has too many batsmen who are big front doggers already.. its good fun when someone with GENUINE pace can knock them back a bit. Sure some take it too far but there are a lot of play who cant play back foot so its genuinely good to test them out.

Of course, plenty of people try short bowling when they dont really have the pace, thats when its a bit pointless
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Re: Compulsory Helmets
« Reply #27 on: August 12, 2018, 01:39:27 PM »

I managed to top edge a sweep off a spinner into my grille last year, was more than happy to be wearing a lid that day. Think once you've got kids its the responsible thing to do.
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Re: Compulsory Helmets
« Reply #28 on: August 12, 2018, 03:55:00 PM »

Poor pitches are definitely a factor. Sort the pitches out!

People have played cricket is this country for hundreds of years without (many) people being killed or seriously hurt.

Why would an amateur cricketer want to physically hurt another amateur cricketer, who's got to be at work on Monday?
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Re: Compulsory Helmets
« Reply #29 on: August 12, 2018, 04:21:00 PM »

Poor pitches are definitely a factor. Sort the pitches out!

People have played cricket is this country for hundreds of years without (many) people being killed or seriously hurt.

Why would an amateur cricketer want to physically hurt another amateur cricketer, who's got to be at work on Monday?

The same players who take Saturday Cricket so seriously they verbally abuse players and claim they are just being competitive
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