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Taking guard
« on: October 06, 2019, 03:08:40 PM »

What is the most accurate way to do it? Quite difficult on astro wickets and indoor nets.
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Re: Taking guard
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2019, 03:42:14 PM »

What is the most accurate way to do it? Quite difficult on astro wickets and indoor nets.

Chalk - most club games on astro require (or should require) the home team to place a piece of chalk on each end for this purpose. Or you can simply bring your own and provide it for everyone's benefit.
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Re: Taking guard
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2019, 03:48:49 PM »

Chinagraph pencil works too
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Re: Taking guard
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2019, 04:46:48 PM »

Cheers. Chalk sounds like a good idea.
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Re: Taking guard
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2019, 04:47:52 PM »

Chinagraph pencil works too

Good call
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Re: Taking guard
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2019, 04:51:09 PM »

Good call

Cheers - found it works a bit better in damper conditions, and is pretty accurate without being unsightly.  I agree though Chalk is cheap and easy at both ends
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Re: Taking guard
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2019, 05:11:31 PM »

I also find it tricky on grass wickets with spikes to mark it accurately. As i lose the spot i need to mark after asking for middle stump. Any tips guys? 
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Re: Taking guard
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2019, 06:22:16 PM »

I also find it tricky on grass wickets with spikes to mark it accurately. As i lose the spot i need to mark after asking for middle stump. Any tips guys?
I think I may regret this but...... I'm hoping this is a serious question, so will answer it accordingly (more fool me if not  :( ....)
I usually keep my bat in place and mark behind that using the outer or front pikes until I'm happy,  You could also drag your bat a few inches behind to make a better mark first.  In all honesty i don't really like using the bat to mark it unless absolutely necessary, but with toe guards on the bottom i am a little less bothered about it now  ;)
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