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Re: How to play swing???
« Reply #15 on: May 05, 2010, 04:05:40 PM »

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you have taught me more in the time it took to read this than i have learnt in the last 5 years from coaches lol
btw you have too much time on your hands ;)
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Re: How to play swing???
« Reply #16 on: May 05, 2010, 04:11:15 PM »

Thanks

on the other point...possibly - alternatively I have been thinking about what to say for a few days during the rain soaked long weekend, ran it past my 5 month old who added his tips (he likes to keep it simple) and I then typed it up in 5 mins...  :D
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Re: How to play swing???
« Reply #17 on: May 05, 2010, 04:28:50 PM »

aah i see so really:
"I hope this helps..." this was your work while your five year old kept it simple :D
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Re: How to play swing???
« Reply #18 on: May 05, 2010, 04:38:49 PM »

aah i see so really:
"I hope this helps..." this was your work while your five year old kept it simple :D
pretty much  :) - except he is 5 months old!! He has a grade 1+++++ gm bat though (probably nurtured in afganistan or somewhere!)  ;)
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Re: How to play swing???
« Reply #19 on: May 05, 2010, 06:34:14 PM »

damn it! i realised i put 5 years then i thought i changed it!
when he wants a new one, tel him that it has to last one year + a year for each +, just stick a bit extra handle on each year and he'll have a mongoose type thing by the time hes 6 ;)
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Re: How to play swing???
« Reply #20 on: May 05, 2010, 07:24:48 PM »

Genius, this will save me a fortune! :D
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Re: How to play swing???
« Reply #21 on: May 05, 2010, 09:56:35 PM »

thank you.. i think i need to trust my skills and reaction more and not double guess myself in thinking if i can play swing or not..
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Re: How to play swing???
« Reply #22 on: June 07, 2010, 07:46:45 AM »

Further to this - if any of you saw the high lights of Jimmy Anderson bowling yesterday, there are only 2 ways to play and survive against a spell like that.
1. To be Don Bradman
2. To not be anywhere near good enough to hit the ball and hope you don't get bowled or hit on the pads in front.

The good news is that there is only one Jimmy and he is pretty much the only person in the world who can bowl like that. If he had been bowling against any other test playing nation yesterday, they would have been all out for 70 with Jimmy getting 7 for.
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Re: How to play swing???
« Reply #23 on: June 07, 2010, 08:47:10 AM »

back and across trigger movement
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Re: How to play swing???
« Reply #24 on: June 07, 2010, 03:27:51 PM »

Watch the ball. I know that sounds simple but most people just watch the "area" that they think the ball is coming from. If you actually watch the ball in the bowlers hand it makes a huge difference.

Deffo best bit of advice I've ever heard but must players just say watch the ball if you actually fix and stare your eyes at it and block everything out you will score runs!
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Re: How to play swing???
« Reply #25 on: August 09, 2010, 08:46:03 AM »

On this highlights programme from Day 2 of the test match there are two interesting bits on playing swing bowling...
http://www.five.tv/programmes/sport/cricket-on-five/88125

The first is from Sir Geoff. He is talking about "Getting to the pitch of the ball" and playing the ball early and to be honest, i thought he was talking total tripe. It is not at all how he would have played - he would have been getting his head over the ball, not massively overstriding.

The second is analysis from Simon Hughes (about 15 mins in) and is far more use, comparing how an out of sorts KP was trying to play and how an in form Trott was playing. The first thing is that Hughes talks about playing the ball close to the body and as late as possible (actually he effectively says the total opposite to Boycott) - however the most interesting stat was the hawkeye image of where the two players were playing the ball - you have to allow for the fact that KP is 6ft 3 and will have a bigger reach than Trott who is about 6ft.


i suspect this will be a precurser to Trott getting 0 today and KP seeing us home - but regardless - Trott, who is a seriously maligned player has really good technique for playing the moving ball.
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Re: How to play swing???
« Reply #26 on: August 09, 2010, 08:54:02 AM »

i think you're in the wrong profession.
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Re: How to play swing???
« Reply #27 on: August 09, 2010, 09:02:05 AM »

I think you may be right, but I have a mortage to pay and the city pays more than coaching cricket (unless you have a test career behind you)  :(
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Re: How to play swing???
« Reply #28 on: August 09, 2010, 11:24:29 AM »

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Re: How to play swing???
« Reply #29 on: August 09, 2010, 04:32:02 PM »

i got a major working over yesterday by a good outswing bowler. i was looking to flick it off my legs as it whipped back across to off stump, making me look like a moron! - playing some 'interesting' shots to keep the ball out

in the end i was clean bowled by a delivery which pitch on leg and hit my off stump... beaten!!

very difficult since the keeper was up to the stumps, despite the bowler having a fair amount of pace, something i need to look at over the winter i think
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