Originally Posted by Eloquentia
A lot of the blokes I come up against are experience lads (35+) who like to stand out of their crease to seamers. Standing further back means by the time I flick it back at the stumps, they're back in. I'll get a stumping a fornight off seamers by standing closer than I should just to do that.
Also, the ball doesn't carry that much - surprising given what you've said about English pitches and I'm in Australia. I don't struggling being that close... maybe it's just me, I guess. It's probably 4-5 metres back against the 105-110 lads, to be fair and 2-3 to the slightly slower ones.
Maybe they're just even slower than you think.