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Re: SA vs Eng series
« Reply #90 on: December 07, 2020, 05:17:10 PM »

I wouldn't rule out some on here hitting the ball on the down in.. The forum seems a broad church of standard. :-)

Yes,  unfortunately I've seen - and probably done - it in games in which I've played. But TV and radio commentary teams were unlikely to have been present.  ;)
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Re: SA vs Eng series
« Reply #91 on: December 07, 2020, 05:19:26 PM »

Now I think of it,  I've also seen some pretty extreme examples of bowling into the pitch. Not to mention bowling into an adjacent pitch.
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Re: SA vs Eng series
« Reply #92 on: December 07, 2020, 06:05:40 PM »


But there were some funny ones in the olden days too. "Hitting it on the up" used to be heard a lot. A batsman is always hitting it on the up.  When would he ever be hitting it on the down?  (Thanks to Graeme Fowler for highlighting this.)

Isn't 'hitting on the up' supposed to be in relation to the arc of the bat, not trajectory of the ball.
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Re: SA vs Eng series
« Reply #93 on: December 07, 2020, 06:26:31 PM »

Isn't 'hitting on the up' supposed to be in relation to the arc of the bat, not trajectory of the ball.

Don't think so.
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Re: SA vs Eng series
« Reply #94 on: December 07, 2020, 09:28:44 PM »

Isn't 'hitting on the up' supposed to be in relation to the arc of the bat, not trajectory of the ball.

I always thought that too.. aka, not waiting for it properly and so hitting it on the up.
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Re: SA vs Eng series
« Reply #95 on: December 07, 2020, 10:16:02 PM »

I always thought that too.. aka, not waiting for it properly and so hitting it on the up.

But then all 'hit on the up' shots would go in the air?

 I'm sure it's not that, and Graeme Fowler was in the game a long time!  I think the expression was generally used by commentators to describe a flamboyant shot where batsman treats a bouncing, good-length ball as if it were a half-volley.
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Re: SA vs Eng series
« Reply #96 on: December 08, 2020, 12:28:17 PM »

There was no Covid!
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