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Re: Compulsory Helmets
« Reply #30 on: August 12, 2018, 04:37:22 PM »

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

They think it is what pros do.
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Re: Compulsory Helmets
« Reply #31 on: August 12, 2018, 05:18:22 PM »

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.
Much to my surprise I took the first ball of the game straight in the grille yesterday! Don't know if the bloke meant it or not but watched him bowl trundle while warming up and was shocked when the first ball was a perfect bouncer at pace. Shows why 'i'll put one on if someone quick comes on' is a terrible excuse. Still think compulsory kids would be ridiculous mind
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Re: Compulsory Helmets
« Reply #32 on: August 12, 2018, 06:13:28 PM »

I don't wear one as I don't face anything quick at my level but I wouldn't have a problem if it was made compulsory. If players are happy to tinker with stances, trigger movements, different bat weights and handle shapes then they can get used to wearing a lid as well.
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Re: Compulsory Helmets
« Reply #33 on: September 10, 2018, 12:22:55 PM »

I'm of an age where i never had to wear a helmet as a kid and i never wore one until last season. I have been hit in the face before and actually was lucky not to lose an eye after top edging into my face.

I've started to wear one recently as i've felt my eyes were starting to go and i've found i can actually concentrate much better wearing one as i feel it narrows my vision and has helped me to concentrate on the ball a lot better - my scores have improved since wearing it.
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Re: Compulsory Helmets
« Reply #34 on: September 10, 2018, 12:44:58 PM »

I've starting wearing a helmet in nets, where I'm facing our quick bowlers on a bouncy indoor track in bad lighting after I cracked my eye socket off a top edge a few years ago. I still can't stand wearing it though.

But outside, on a slow low pitch against dibbly dobblies? No chance. Very few competent batsmen at our level wear helmets.

As for the "why take the risk", there are lots of things we do that are riskier than batting against slow bowlers without a helmet, and wearing a helmet definitely impinges on my ability to both enjoy the game and to score runs.
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Re: Compulsory Helmets
« Reply #35 on: September 10, 2018, 06:25:59 PM »

I've starting wearing a helmet in nets, where I'm facing our quick bowlers on a bouncy indoor track in bad lighting after I cracked my eye socket off a top edge a few years ago. I still can't stand wearing it though.

But outside, on a slow low pitch against dibbly dobblies? No chance. Very few competent batsmen at our level wear helmets.

As for the "why take the risk", there are lots of things we do that are riskier than batting against slow bowlers without a helmet, and wearing a helmet definitely impinges on my ability to both enjoy the game and to score runs.

Dont know what level you play but the vast majority of competent batsmen i play with and against always wear a helmet. Personal preference but I would never not wear one and do feel that they should be compulsory in all league cricket
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Re: Compulsory Helmets
« Reply #36 on: September 10, 2018, 07:06:08 PM »

Only time i did not wear helmet due to oppo's dibbly dobblies bowling on damp wicket i got hit on jaw. It was spin bowler, only bowl that bounced and bounced right off my jaw.

I wear helmet since then and always wore it before that incident too. Against spin bowling it gives me confidence to sweep imagine if i miss one and not wearing helmet
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Re: Compulsory Helmets
« Reply #37 on: September 10, 2018, 07:38:49 PM »

I think if it works for you then wear a helmet and if it doesnt work, then dont wear one. However with all kids growing up wearing a helmet these days Im sure in the future everyone will be wearing one.
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Re: Compulsory Helmets
« Reply #38 on: September 10, 2018, 07:43:07 PM »

Wear whatever your comfortable with. Some people are better than others against the short ball and some can handle higher speeds and some cant.

Each to their own but tbf, the majority of bowlers who think they are quick arent so a short ball isnt an issue unless you panic
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Re: Compulsory Helmets
« Reply #39 on: September 10, 2018, 08:29:23 PM »

would advocate wearing an helmet and unless you want to  risk  having stitches in your face  (like me )  and unlike me make sure it' can't move.
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Re: Compulsory Helmets
« Reply #40 on: September 11, 2018, 11:13:06 AM »

Dont know what level you play but the vast majority of competent batsmen i play with and against always wear a helmet. Personal preference but I would never not wear one and do feel that they should be compulsory in all league cricket

Just let people make their own decisions. If you want to wear one, fine. But you have absolutely no right to tell me what to do. If I want to walk out there and face 80mph bowling in flip-flops and shorts, that's my decision, no-one else's.
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Re: Compulsory Helmets
« Reply #41 on: September 11, 2018, 11:36:08 AM »

I was brought up wearing a helmet, have only batted without one a handful of times at grounds where the bounce is consistently low. In these circumstances I take the sweep out of the game to remove risk against spin, but as soon as a quick comes on the helmet comes out.
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Re: Compulsory Helmets
« Reply #42 on: September 11, 2018, 11:42:17 AM »

Just let people make their own decisions. If you want to wear one, fine. But you have absolutely no right to tell me what to do. If I want to walk out there and face 80mph bowling in flip-flops and shorts, that's my decision, no-one else's.

Don't you find it's a pain to run between the wickets in flip flops?
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Re: Compulsory Helmets
« Reply #43 on: September 11, 2018, 11:55:04 AM »

I'm all for personal choice, however for me the issue comes with insurance as a registered player. If I decided against wearing a helmet and got my teeth knocked in, I don't think I'd count on seeing any of that insurance money. It's sort of the same deal as leaving your window down and keys in the ignition and then being upset when someone has pinched your car.
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Re: Compulsory Helmets
« Reply #44 on: September 11, 2018, 12:22:36 PM »

Don't you find it's a pain to run between the wickets in flip flops?

You don't have to run when you just hit a series of enormous 6's mate.
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