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WalkingWicket37

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Re: Switching from medium pace to offspin - any advice?
« Reply #90 on: February 09, 2020, 11:56:33 AM »

I come off 10 and a half steps for "rythm" but I can come off about 2 steps if I want to rush through some overs
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Re: Switching from medium pace to offspin - any advice?
« Reply #91 on: February 09, 2020, 01:02:44 PM »

I come off 10 and a half steps for "rythm" but I can come off about 2 steps if I want to rush through some overs

Jesus, I come off 10 steps when I'm bowling mediums 😂
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Re: Switching from medium pace to offspin - any advice?
« Reply #92 on: February 09, 2020, 01:45:27 PM »

Jesus, I come off 10 steps when I'm bowling mediums 😂

A lot of that is walking up and waving my arms though...
I think calling it a run up would be false advertising  :D
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Re: Switching from medium pace to offspin - any advice?
« Reply #93 on: February 10, 2020, 07:10:05 AM »

7 steps for me
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Re: Switching from medium pace to offspin - any advice?
« Reply #94 on: February 10, 2020, 09:49:43 AM »

A lot of that is walking up and waving my arms though...
I think calling it a run up would be false advertising  :D

I think calling it 'off spin' is a bit of a stretch.
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Re: Switching from medium pace to offspin - any advice?
« Reply #95 on: February 10, 2020, 11:28:11 AM »

A good tip from the freddie wilde book, as an offie if you are under the cosh, set a deep point and bowl short and wide outside the off stump, effectively giving the batter a single.

I don't really see this. Going short and wide, you're basically giving up on taking a wicket. Bowled, lbw, stumped are all impossible, and getting an edge or a mishit shot in the air is extremely unlikely, compared to, say, bowling full and getting the batsman driving.

So you're giving up on wickets and just looking to contain at 6 an over. But even with the best sweeper in the world, some balls are going to go to either side and the batsman can run 2. So its more likely to be 8-9 runs per over.

Maybe in a high-scoring pro T20 game, a spell of 4 overs, 0-32 might be considered a success, but I can't imagine in scenario in amateur cricket where that would be the case.


Bowling a full length outside off with a 5-4 field, incl a sweeper and a long off is a better idea - at least then you have a chance of beating the bat and getting some dot balls.
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