Advertise on CBF

Pages: [1] 2

Author Topic: Superstitions / Traditions... or just plain weird happenings  (Read 1356 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

19reading87

  • Forum Legend
  • ******
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 6564
  • Trade Count: (+39)
Superstitions / Traditions... or just plain weird happenings
« on: January 17, 2011, 07:52:36 PM »

Wondering what Superstitions / Traditions people have on here...

For me personally I have the standard : Putting my left pad on first.

I also however scored my first ever 50 when in the morning I changed my batting grip to 2 grips and from that I have always used 2 grips.

Reds
Logged
Highest score: 147*          Best bowling: 5-21

uknsaunders

  • Administrator
  • Forum Legend
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 8584
  • Trade Count: (+4)
    • Ashorne CC
Re: Superstitions / Traditions... or just plain weird happenings
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2011, 07:54:11 PM »

always say "back in a minute" before going out to bat - 50% of the time I'm right :-)
Logged
email and googletalk: uknsaunders@gmail.com
club website: www.ashornecc.co.uk

stubbzy

  • International Captain
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1041
  • Trade Count: (+4)
Re: Superstitions / Traditions... or just plain weird happenings
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2011, 09:08:53 PM »

always have wheetabix on the morning of playing sport.

always sit in the far left hand corner of the dressing room as you walk in the door

get all of the gear im going to use out and set it up on the bench and then put on in this order ;
whites
socks
spikes
thigh pad
inner thigh pad
box
left pad doing straps from bottom to top
right pad doing straps from bottom to top
then take helmit, gloves and bat outside to put on/pick just before going out to bat.
left glove
right glove
helmit
pick up bat and walk out
wouldnt say thats a superstition, merely routine.

once out in the middle take 2 and scratch 3 times. before draggin my bat over the mark. i do that everytime i get on strike which i would say is my only superstition
« Last Edit: January 17, 2011, 09:15:25 PM by stubbzy »
Logged

johan95

  • World Cup Winner
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3383
  • Trade Count: (+105)
Re: Superstitions / Traditions... or just plain weird happenings
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2011, 09:16:16 PM »

Nice routine you've got there Stubbzy. I guess it works well for you mate :)
Logged

stubbzy

  • International Captain
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1041
  • Trade Count: (+4)
Re: Superstitions / Traditions... or just plain weird happenings
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2011, 09:21:21 PM »

i read somewhere it was good to have a routine and then i thought about it and i kind of did, i put my kit on in that order without really thinking about it and from then on have just remembered
Logged

Buzz

  • Administrator
  • International Superstar
  • *****
  • Online Online
  • Posts: 10757
  • Trade Count: (+11)
  • Clear your mind, stay still and watch the ball
Re: Superstitions / Traditions... or just plain weird happenings
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2011, 09:58:14 PM »

The idea of having a routine is to allow you to clear your mind before you bat, as you don't have to think where your kit is, it goes on in a way as naturally as walking out to bat. It's a real sir geoff thing. Having said that, it's one I agree with!
« Last Edit: January 17, 2011, 10:00:17 PM by Buzz »
Logged
"Bradman didn't used to have any trigger movements or anything like that. He turned batting into a subconscious act" Tony Shillinglaw

Colesy

  • Forum Legend
  • ******
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 7661
  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • I hate losing more than I even wanna win.
    • Facebook
Re: Superstitions / Traditions... or just plain weird happenings
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2011, 10:05:35 PM »

Always left glove, left pad first.

At the crease I always tap my bat down 3 times, two of which are when the bowler's just getting into in his delivery stride. I always count how many balls left in the over too, and nearly always get it wrong, just so I know how many to survive.
Logged
High scores: 255, 124, 114              Best figures: 5-19, 5-24, 5-26

http://bradleystokecc.play-cricket.com/profile/statistics.asp?id=10731676

Coach

  • International Captain
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1123
  • Trade Count: (+11)
Re: Superstitions / Traditions... or just plain weird happenings
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2011, 10:40:04 PM »

I often like to sit with my lid on before i bat, sometimes gloves too. Im quite fussy about my guard, need to be able to see it or just as force of habit ill scratch, not as bad as Trott but like to see it, always a long shirt when im keeping, always! Fussy with inners, finger tape and gloves clearly, as are most keepers. I like the ball in my hands every ball but our club don't seem to trust themselves, feel of the ball in the gloves is something special only us keepers will appreciate i guess
Logged

Riddy

  • International Captain
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1060
  • Trade Count: (+5)
Re: Superstitions / Traditions... or just plain weird happenings
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2011, 10:45:36 PM »

gloves on when i get out to the crease....   and ask the umpire how many balls are left when there are 2 left despite me counting in my head :/
Logged

Tumo

  • International Captain
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1722
  • Trade Count: (+4)
Re: Superstitions / Traditions... or just plain weird happenings
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2011, 10:58:22 PM »

Wow, some of you lot are as OCD as they come ;) nah, just kidding! I have a tradition when I bowl. I lick my fingertips la Will Beer. Just something weird. When fielding, make a cross where I should be finishing after walking in. Also have the same walk everytime I walk in, same steps, just habit I think. When batting, after every shot I do a Kallis and walk towards square leg, look around, twizzle bat, and walk Back. one of my mates used to pull the collar of his shirt (used to have it up not down), check his box, then 'fix his wedgie' sort of thing when batting, every time and he didn't even know, I picked up on it one day, and we all had a good laugh about it!

roco

  • Forum Legend
  • ******
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 6936
  • Trade Count: (+16)
Re: Superstitions / Traditions... or just plain weird happenings
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2011, 11:04:45 PM »

I have to tap the crease twice before every delivery and when I have kept have to walk in two paces aa bowler runs in really put first slip off as was near him before I stepped forward so he would think he was too close ha
Logged
The first cricket box was used in 1874.  The first cricket helmet was introduced in 1974. So, it took 100 years for men to twig that their brains were also worth protecting.

Riddy

  • International Captain
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1060
  • Trade Count: (+5)
Re: Superstitions / Traditions... or just plain weird happenings
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2011, 11:10:22 PM »

oh yeah, every balll i check my box is in the right place...   bit weird really....   supporters love it as well haha
Logged

yvk3103

  • International Captain
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2435
  • Trade Count: (+33)
Re: Superstitions / Traditions... or just plain weird happenings
« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2011, 11:23:52 PM »

General: I always take the 3rd seat on the right of the changing room. Have something in red color in my kit.

Batting: Never look back when I am walking out to bat....

Bowling: always tighten my shoe laces and hit the stumps with the back of my shoe when marking my run-up for the first time (twice if i change ends)....very annoying for the umpire, but get away with a polite smile and sorry.
Logged

Perkins17

  • County 1st XI
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 851
  • Trade Count: (+2)
    • GM Cricket
Re: Superstitions / Traditions... or just plain weird happenings
« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2011, 11:27:29 PM »

when batting i always do the kp shirt thing and take my time after every ball
when bowling i always turn to my left when i start my run up
Logged

ianbuchanan

  • World Cup Winner
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2970
  • Trade Count: (+11)
  • Top 5 Innings: 153, 130, 129, 114, 108
Re: Superstitions / Traditions... or just plain weird happenings
« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2011, 02:59:39 AM »

Not really a superstition but I was thinking the other day that I've used a blank bat only once in a game and scored a hundred. I may have to de-sticker my Distinction for the 2011 season... :D
Pages: [1] 2
 

Advertise on CBF