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Re: Superstitions / Traditions... or just plain weird happenings
« Reply #15 on: January 18, 2011, 06:52:33 AM »

I wear a long sleeved baselayer when I bat, but strangely not when I field.
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Re: Superstitions / Traditions... or just plain weird happenings
« Reply #16 on: January 18, 2011, 08:23:54 AM »

Got to have a yellow grip on my bat!!!  Started when I was younger and put a yellow grip on and scored a 50 first up, so have had one ever since...
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Re: Superstitions / Traditions... or just plain weird happenings
« Reply #17 on: January 18, 2011, 10:59:34 AM »

From Swanny...
The key wicket of the day belonged to Mike Hussey, who had scored at least 50 in each of his five innings to that point, but nicked an Anderson outswinger to depart for eight.

Swann, whose friendship with Hussey dates back to their Northamptonshire days, believes he knows why.

I said to Hussey that day, and Ive said to him since, he messed with the cricketing gods, Swann said.

He changed his stickers. He had blue stickers before, when he scored all those runs, but his sponsor had obviously got a new range out and they made him bat in orange pads and orange stickers. Never do that! Im a very superstitious character.

More superstitious than Jonathan Trott? Oh yes. Hes got OCD [obsessive-compulsive disorder]. Thats different. You cant scratch your mark after the games finished thats not superstition, thats just craziness.

"Trottys round the bend. His kits lined up perfectly and his gloves are lined up perfectly. Ive just got an order I like to do things. Im ready to bowl after two balls to mid-on. Ive always believed that if something works, dont change it. I dont agree in upsetting whoevers up there looking down over us.
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Re: Superstitions / Traditions... or just plain weird happenings
« Reply #18 on: January 18, 2011, 11:04:46 AM »

So its Kookaburra's fault they lost the Ashes! :D

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Re: Superstitions / Traditions... or just plain weird happenings
« Reply #19 on: January 18, 2011, 11:06:10 AM »

Hussey didn't make much of an impact when he started with Rogue gear in Melbourne, so it's definitely the case :p
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Re: Superstitions / Traditions... or just plain weird happenings
« Reply #20 on: January 18, 2011, 11:07:55 AM »

or england stopped bowling long hop pies at him and pitched the ball up.
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Re: Superstitions / Traditions... or just plain weird happenings
« Reply #21 on: January 18, 2011, 11:31:15 AM »

or england stopped bowling long hop pies at him and pitched the ball up.

I think that may have something to do with it mate!
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Re: Superstitions / Traditions... or just plain weird happenings
« Reply #22 on: January 18, 2011, 11:52:59 AM »

I dont really have a superstition, I always put my left hand side gear on first, Be it shoe's pads, gloves,

when i get to a changing room, I take all my kit out of the bag and arrange it in order for what i will put on for when i will bat, Once i get to the middle, I tend to count all the runs i score, So i know what i am on for the duration of my innings.
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Re: Superstitions / Traditions... or just plain weird happenings
« Reply #23 on: January 18, 2011, 01:59:25 PM »

hmm i allways spin my bat inbetween balls lol

thats about it for me dont really do anthing. play a few massive dirty warm up shots.

match day usually consits of getting to field about 11 having a net with bowling machine till about 12. going to chippy for some snap at about 12.30

then start at 1.30 lol
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Re: Superstitions / Traditions... or just plain weird happenings
« Reply #24 on: January 18, 2011, 05:52:21 PM »

im like Jon Trott, with OCD, ive too many quirks to list!
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