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I have been thinking about this and am wondering what makes a good captain for a club level limited over side?

What is a good temperament? What is a good skills mix? How leverage does he/she have over the team and how to wield it? How should this person focus on different aspects of the game while captaining the side?

Let's hear your thoughts.
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Re: Qualities Needed In A Modern Captain Of The Limited Overs' Game
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2019, 01:48:28 AM »

Calm, proactive and adaptable would be a great start for me.
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Re: Qualities Needed In A Modern Captain Of The Limited Overs' Game
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2019, 08:08:27 PM »

I think more than ever it would be very difficult for a front line bowled to effectively captain a side.  The demands and the ability to think correctly under pressure are massive
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Re: Qualities Needed In A Modern Captain Of The Limited Overs' Game
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2019, 08:40:06 PM »

Someone who can get 11 players on the pitch then inspire them to play as well as they can. 
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Re: Qualities Needed In A Modern Captain Of The Limited Overs' Game
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2019, 09:11:57 PM »

@Maverick79 @alexhilly1492 @rockymoghal - any thoughts gents?
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Re: Qualities Needed In A Modern Captain Of The Limited Overs' Game
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2019, 08:37:44 AM »

I guess one major factor is when to attack and when to just sit back? If you have some squeeze bowlers then when do you use those.
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Re: Qualities Needed In A Modern Captain Of The Limited Overs' Game
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2019, 03:29:39 PM »

making sure everyone knows there role and is comfortable with it, this helps by setting a target for the year at the very beginning @19reading87 made it absolutely clear that we wanted to win the league this season and has put everything into doing that (if we win on saturday we win the league). its incredibly easy to follow someone who has a clear drive and ambition.

Also not being afraid of making the hard decision and being honest as to why, ive been left out a few times this season (yes i dont like it but who does) but its always been explained and always been to ensure we as a team are in the best position to win that particular game which is a step to hopefully winning the league.

also not letting bad spells in games affect us too much, or try to anyway, making bowling changes or changes to the batting order depending on situation, basically reading the game and adapting is key and something ive struggled with a bit when captaining on a sunday.
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Re: Qualities Needed In A Modern Captain Of The Limited Overs' Game
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2019, 04:17:12 PM »

Club captaincy is 90% off the field s**t and 10% on the field. 
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Re: Qualities Needed In A Modern Captain Of The Limited Overs' Game
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2019, 04:19:00 PM »

Club captaincy is 90% off the field s**t and 10% on the field.

How so?
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Re: Qualities Needed In A Modern Captain Of The Limited Overs' Game
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2019, 05:06:05 PM »

Getting a team together.
Replacing people who inevitably drop out of said team or are taken by another team in the club.
Sorting someone out to deal with teas.
Dealing with the complaints and excuses of the designated tea maker and finding someone else to do it.
Giving up on the point above and making the teas yourself.
Sourcing a scorer and/or umpire.
Sorting out transport for players who only decide they can't make their own way there on Saturday morning.
Helping the groundsman with covers on the evening before the game.
Dealing with opposition captains who have no desire to play when there has been any sort of rain.
Pre and post game Admin.

This is by no means an exhaustive list!
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Re: Qualities Needed In A Modern Captain Of The Limited Overs' Game
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2019, 05:39:27 PM »

^ Wow! Is that normal for clubs in the UK?

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Sorting out transport for players who only decide they can't make their own way there on Saturday morning.

Uber? Lyft?
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Re: Qualities Needed In A Modern Captain Of The Limited Overs' Game
« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2019, 05:43:24 PM »

Lifts from other players, but they don't tell you until 10am that they need one!
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Re: Qualities Needed In A Modern Captain Of The Limited Overs' Game
« Reply #12 on: August 27, 2019, 07:04:22 PM »

Getting a team together.
Replacing people who inevitably drop out of said team or are taken by another team in the club.
Sorting someone out to deal with teas.
Dealing with the complaints and excuses of the designated tea maker and finding someone else to do it.
Sourcing a scorer and/or umpire.
Sorting out transport for players who only decide they can't make their own way there on Saturday morning.
Helping the groundsman with covers on the evening before the game.
All of the above. Getting a team together and losing players to the higher club teams is annoying.
1 week 5 players, the next week 20 players
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Re: Qualities Needed In A Modern Captain Of The Limited Overs' Game
« Reply #13 on: August 27, 2019, 07:34:35 PM »

😂 @fros23

So true, but all of these issues are fixable, in doing so you can concentrate on the other stuff.

I was hoping for no response to redders fishing, disappointed @alexhilly1492.

Congrats on a successful  season
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Re: Qualities Needed In A Modern Captain Of The Limited Overs' Game
« Reply #14 on: August 27, 2019, 11:18:30 PM »

1. NOT saying the obvious: dont bowl wides; no full tosses; we need a good score

2. Taking ownership of whatever strategy you choose, and accepting the risks. For example:
a. If you decide to bat aggressively and target 8 rpo, dont yell at people for loose shots
b. If you gamble with a spinner in the power play, be OK with getting smashed (thats the risk you chose to take)

3. Accept that catches will be dropped (youre no jonty Rhodes yourself)
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