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Longer bats
« on: March 29, 2019, 10:21:50 PM »

With all this chatter about stealing yards, mankads, and players being run out by a matter of inches. Why don't players use a longer bat?

The regular bat length is just over 33 inches, whereas the laws allow 38 inches. What's to stop a brand introducing either an extendable or longer bat for use at the non-strikers end? Appendix B of the laws allows for up to 10% of the handle to be made from other materials, so it should be possible to build a spring loaded mechanism to extend the handle so it wouldn't affect general gameplay.
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Re: Longer bats
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2019, 10:35:57 PM »

Go go gadget handle

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Re: Longer bats
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2019, 11:17:56 PM »

Spirit of cricket?
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Re: Longer bats
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2019, 11:31:14 PM »

Players can't keep swapping between running bat and playing bat after every time they take a single
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Re: Longer bats
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2019, 12:00:27 AM »

Players can't keep swapping between running bat and playing bat after every time they take a single

I think it was being suggested that they activate the spring-loaded telescopic handle mechanism. But I may have misunderstood.
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Re: Longer bats
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2019, 07:55:16 AM »

We all being so serious like it's really gonna happen
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Re: Longer bats
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2019, 08:22:21 AM »

No need to overcomplicate things.  Just have a long handle, and hold it several inches from the end of the handle when batting, like Alistair Cook.  I'm sure he would have held it at the end when running between wickets.
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Re: Longer bats
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2019, 09:12:48 AM »

Potentially this device could be just shy of 22 yards long when fully extended, thus eliminating the need for running altogether. This would definitely appeal to modern kids and would generate new interest in the game. Runs couls be known as something else, just like sixes has become known as 'maximums'.

Batsmen could have different handles for 'red ball cricket' and 'white ball cricket'. CBFers would be able to notify B3 of their personal prefered length, density and extendability...
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Re: Longer bats
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2019, 10:06:11 AM »

With all this chatter about stealing yards, mankads, and players being run out by a matter of inches. Why don't players use a longer bat?

The regular bat length is just over 33 inches, whereas the laws allow 38 inches. What's to stop a brand introducing either an extendable or longer bat for use at the non-strikers end? Appendix B of the laws allows for up to 10% of the handle to be made from other materials, so it should be possible to build a spring loaded mechanism to extend the handle so it wouldn't affect general gameplay.

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Re: Longer bats
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2019, 11:03:48 AM »

Interesting idea.
I think you are not really aiming high enough though. I would like to see someone design a bat that could double as a pogo stick.
I would definitely use one. May even give up the car and ride it to games.
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Re: Longer bats
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2019, 02:36:01 PM »

More stuff in favor of the batsmen.

Why not replace the bowlers with bowling machines, altogether?
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Re: Longer bats
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2019, 02:37:50 PM »

No need to overcomplicate things.  Just have a long handle, and hold it several inches from the end of the handle when batting, like Alistair Cook.  I'm sure he would have held it at the end when running between wickets.

Are long handles made anymore?
Havent seen one in a while.
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