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Season starting in 10 days!!
« on: April 07, 2010, 08:20:08 AM »

Right my season starts in 10 days time with 2 one day friendlies, have been netting now for 12 weeks and this week training will increase to 2 times a week on a tuesday and thursday. Ive never had such a good pre-season, up until last night when I was cleaned bowled (top of off stump) by a brute of a ball . . . .after that I pretty much failed to hit anything (would have even struggled to get the worryingly flabbly Shane Watson away!!).

So was just wondering how everyone's pre-season has been, and if like me you are sick of netting and dying to smoke some balls out in the middle??

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Re: Season starting in 10 days!!
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2010, 08:27:15 AM »

ive netted a little but its more of a fitness thing - i dont take a lot from what happens in nets cos ur never gonna get a road like that on grass!
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Re: Season starting in 10 days!!
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2010, 08:28:14 AM »

Looking forward to getting outside and trying my new bowling action out. Although I'm not looking forward to low slow wickets!!!
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Re: Season starting in 10 days!!
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2010, 08:35:58 AM »

I can't wait to get outside in some games.  A few weeks back I was absolutely smoking the ball in the nets.  Unfortunately I seme to have regressed somewhat.  Thankfully nets form bears almost no relation to middle performance so I'm not worried.
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Re: Season starting in 10 days!!
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2010, 08:37:31 AM »

Pre season has been pretty good for me to be fair.

I have been netting twice a week since before christmas and had a stint in melbourne.

Also was in the gym for a good couple of months but have chopped that off as i was feeling weak and picked up a back injury.

Outdoor nets last night were okay, i haven't got out at all in nets which is the goal but i need to get on grass.

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Re: Season starting in 10 days!!
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2010, 08:39:58 AM »

I was really enjoying indoor nets - I always do though. However, since school broke up I haven't been able to have a proper bat so it'll be interesting to see how that affects my performance in the first match as soon as we go back.
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Re: Season starting in 10 days!!
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2010, 08:42:38 AM »

I went to one indoor net and found it boring :L
Our outdoor nets are up now so will be going down there today
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Re: Season starting in 10 days!!
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2010, 08:47:30 AM »

I haven't done a great deal, but have had a few bowling machine sessions.

Something to think about for those last few indoor nets... these are all about establishing your rhythm - for a batsman and a bowler. For a batsman, it doesn't matter if you don't middle everything (or anything really), what matters is that you are happy with your technique and getting into good positions to play the ball. Is your head still, is that allowing your feet to move, this is what will get you early season runs. If you are smashing the ball to all parts in the indoor nets, the slow tennis ball bounce outside could cause you no end of grief...

For a bowler it is important that you have loosened up your bowling action and have a generated a reliable repeatable action. Most importantly you know what length you want to bowl - early season pitches need bowling on a much fuller length to test dodgy pitches and uncertain batting techniques. If you have been bowling it half way down all winter get used to watching the ball sail over square leg for 6 on the slow spring pitches...

bring on April 18th...
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Re: Season starting in 10 days!!
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2010, 10:48:07 AM »

i had my first proper net all year yesterday. got my first game on april 17th to
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Re: Season starting in 10 days!!
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2010, 10:52:58 AM »

Our over optimistic aussie skipper has arranged the first pre season game for this saturday! It was snowing last week!

I've been at indoor nets on and off every sunday since Febuary, really don't like batting in them though.

Start outdoor training tomorrow night (snow permitting), then 4 friendlies before the first game on the 1st of may.

Feeling really good about my bowling but my batting has continued it's decline of last year (managed one 50 and nothing else in double figures) so I need to get the finger out there.
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Re: Season starting in 10 days!!
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2010, 11:16:32 AM »

Been netting since mid October, I have my first outdoor game on Sunday (11th), I then have 1 more academy 1:1 session the Sunday after.

The 2 Sundays after that I have Academy outdoor sessions 10-12. And then a pre season match straight after.

The weekend the season starts I have a home game on the 1st and home on the 2nd, but have the academy seesion before our first sunday league game
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Re: Season starting in 10 days!!
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2010, 11:27:29 AM »

First game is a friendly this weekend, indoor nets have gone well, I've not been bowled all winter, so I'm in a confident mood, hopefully early season tracks are kind to me, but you never know,
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Re: Season starting in 10 days!!
« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2010, 11:58:37 AM »

Been netting since end of Jan/start of Feb and going to a proper net tomorrow with a bowling machine. Bowling we won't talk about ;) but batting I feel like there's still room for improvement as always. I'm confident I'll reach my targets set batting and win my bet with the 1's captain. Can't wait for the season to start now and hopefully this is the year we finally beat Tom's Sunday team :D
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Re: Season starting in 10 days!!
« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2010, 12:04:10 PM »

I've also been netting since early Jan. One (or possibly two) friendlys this weekend!!! Bring it on!!!!!!!!!!!!! Seems like i've been practicing FOREVER!!!

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Re: Season starting in 10 days!!
« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2010, 12:05:10 PM »

Seems like i've been practicing FOREVER!!!

I have been! lol
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