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Scoring Quicker
« on: May 05, 2019, 11:07:43 PM »

Hello all!

Last year, i wound up batting 3 for the second half of the season after my skipper finally moved me up from batting 7/8 and not bowling.
Usually i was at the crease inside 5/6 overs as pretty much every game one of our openers got himself out early. This meant that the field was up and i could often get to 20 or so pretty early on by going over the top with unprotected boundaries.

However, we have a much more stable top order this year and have found myself batting 4. I came in at 90-odd for 2 after 25 overs this weekend and immediately had to try and up the run rate. It's a role i'm not particularly familiar with so i'm seeking advice about how to go about scoring when the field isn't up.

On Saturday they had 3 men on the leg side boundary in the areas i usually look to target as well as a man at deep cover. There were plenty of opportunities for singles and i did hit the odd boundary but wasn't scoring quite quick enough.

How do you guys go about targeting the bowling when you need to up the run rate?
I found it especially hard against the spinner who bowled very straight and offered singles down the ground and on the leg side. Because we would get 4 singles off the over and then end up with a couple of dots when i couldn't quite manipulate the ball into the gaps

Realistically i don't run many two's due to the fact our ground isn't massive and i'm also not the quickest
Is it just a case of practicing going big? i find i can't hit down the ground very well and tend to rely on going over mid wicket or square leg

Thanks!

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Re: Scoring Quicker
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2019, 11:37:00 PM »

As an off spinner I don't even would like to give an easy single, I hate that
If a no 4 batsman is going to try hit 6s then I would feel I've better chance getting him out earlier, compared to a batter decides to work around 1s and 2s with less or no risk involved, he can try to go for 4 to 6 runs per over, there bound to be few loose deliveries to come due to the pressure building. Don't think anyone would like seeing no 4 batter trying hit everything aerial, that would mean slogging
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Re: Scoring Quicker
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2019, 03:48:10 PM »

Hello all!

Last year, i wound up batting 3 for the second half of the season after my skipper finally moved me up from batting 7/8 and not bowling.
Usually i was at the crease inside 5/6 overs as pretty much every game one of our openers got himself out early. This meant that the field was up and i could often get to 20 or so pretty early on by going over the top with unprotected boundaries.

However, we have a much more stable top order this year and have found myself batting 4. I came in at 90-odd for 2 after 25 overs this weekend and immediately had to try and up the run rate. It's a role i'm not particularly familiar with so i'm seeking advice about how to go about scoring when the field isn't up.

On Saturday they had 3 men on the leg side boundary in the areas i usually look to target as well as a man at deep cover. There were plenty of opportunities for singles and i did hit the odd boundary but wasn't scoring quite quick enough.

How do you guys go about targeting the bowling when you need to up the run rate?
I found it especially hard against the spinner who bowled very straight and offered singles down the ground and on the leg side. Because we would get 4 singles off the over and then end up with a couple of dots when i couldn't quite manipulate the ball into the gaps

Realistically i don't run many two's due to the fact our ground isn't massive and i'm also not the quickest
Is it just a case of practicing going big? i find i can't hit down the ground very well and tend to rely on going over mid wicket or square leg

Thanks!

Just nudge singles if they put men back. You can still score at 4-6 an over without even playing a shot if you dont want to. Most bowlers will get angry at it and either move the field or bowl differently and might offer up opportunities
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Re: Scoring Quicker
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2019, 09:36:44 PM »

If I come to the crease and 4 men are out in the deep, I would see it as an ideal chance to get set whilst being able to score at a decent rate without having to take risks.  If you can milk easy ones and twos, it puts pressure on the captain to bring the field up to force you into playing over the top to score which seems to be the way you want to play
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« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2019, 11:09:52 AM »

Think of it slightly differently - they're gifting you the chance to go at 80 per 100 balls whilst you are getting your eye in.  You'll probably get the odd bad ball along the way, and will soon work out places where you can hit each bowler with a greater degree of safety.
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Re: Scoring Quicker
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2019, 12:29:09 PM »

If someone can take 4 an over without taking a risk as a bowler, youre up against it. Especially if they dont miss out when you do bowl a bad ball. If they start taking on fielders/ taking risks by going across straight ones, Im back in the game. 
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« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2019, 02:12:03 PM »

Hello all!

Last year, i wound up batting 3 for the second half of the season after my skipper finally moved me up from batting 7/8 and not bowling.
Usually i was at the crease inside 5/6 overs as pretty much every game one of our openers got himself out early. This meant that the field was up and i could often get to 20 or so pretty early on by going over the top with unprotected boundaries.

However, we have a much more stable top order this year and have found myself batting 4. I came in at 90-odd for 2 after 25 overs this weekend and immediately had to try and up the run rate. It's a role i'm not particularly familiar with so i'm seeking advice about how to go about scoring when the field isn't up.

On Saturday they had 3 men on the leg side boundary in the areas i usually look to target as well as a man at deep cover. There were plenty of opportunities for singles and i did hit the odd boundary but wasn't scoring quite quick enough.

How do you guys go about targeting the bowling when you need to up the run rate?
I found it especially hard against the spinner who bowled very straight and offered singles down the ground and on the leg side. Because we would get 4 singles off the over and then end up with a couple of dots when i couldn't quite manipulate the ball into the gaps

Realistically i don't run many two's due to the fact our ground isn't massive and i'm also not the quickest
Is it just a case of practicing going big? i find i can't hit down the ground very well and tend to rely on going over mid wicket or square leg

Thanks!

I see your point. Its fine starting out with 4 singles an over, but if you know from experience that 4 an over is not enough to get a defendable score, you're going to have to swiftly move onto more aggressive tactics. Either pick an area of the boundary that isn't so well protected, or, given that you say your ground isn't that big, simply pick the right ball and go over the legside once or twice an over.



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