Originally Posted by vic_orthdox
Meh, there's been some seasons where the palm of my hand, along the line of the knuckles, has just blown up stupidly with bruising. I end up having to do a heap of tennis ball catching during the week, otherwise they'll be too swollen by the Saturday; and it really disrupts the gripping of the ball when I am to bowl.
With professional cricketers, playing 10 months of the year, you get that happening and, without the gloves, it'd curtail your ability to practice enormously.
Hmmm, I'll check with Phyzzy to see how many cases of swollen hand he has to treat.
Could be your coach is over-working the focused practice at full pace.
A lot of slip catching is reaction work - getting hands into the right place, so you can work on this by taking some pace off and bringing the catchers in closer - that would stop your swollen hand syndrome maybe? Like fielding at slip to a spinner - type practice.