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Hockey balls...
« on: May 11, 2019, 02:24:28 PM »

Saw a video somewhere...where the guy was using a hockey ball for practice.. anyone used one? Thinking of trying it when doing some drills on the garden drive...
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Re: Hockey balls...
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2019, 05:53:11 PM »

I used them for a bit when practising on concrete or in council run metal cages/nets and didn't want to ruin cricket balls, they have a similar size and weight to a cricket ball so it's a pretty good facsimile. Don't use them if there is a batsman at the other end of course, I can't imagine that they're too good for willow.
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Re: Hockey balls...
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2019, 06:48:13 PM »

I know I've faced them from a bowling machine when they've got into a bag by accident before, and I definitely wouldn't recommend it! Definite bat killers.
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Re: Hockey balls...
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2019, 09:17:01 PM »

Thanks might give it a miss ... need a mat anyhow as drive is tiled and ball bounces awkwardly.. might just stick with old cricket balls...
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Re: Hockey balls...
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2019, 10:34:56 AM »

The cheaper training balls make a decent substitute for a knocking in mallet if you put them in a football sock.
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