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    Quote Originally Posted by Furball View Post
    You should never walk, players are not responsible for umpiring the game.
    Yep.

    Can't see why a player would ever give themselves out.

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    If you play low level club cricket, which sadly is all I could ever aspire to, you generally have your own teammates umpiring, and in those circumstances not walking is tantamount to cheating - I can see that it is different when you have professional umpires, and technology that might correct mistakes, but for me it still goes against the grain - if a batsman has feathered the ball and he knows that is the issue then he should walk - and I don't believe this bollocks about batsmen not being sure themselves- I have certainly never been in any doubt when I have got a nick, however faint

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    If you play low level club cricket, which sadly is all I could ever aspire to, you generally have your own teammates umpiring, and in those circumstances not walking is tantamount to cheating - I can see that it is different when you have professional umpires, and technology that might correct mistakes, but for me it still goes against the grain - if a batsman has feathered the ball and he knows that is the issue then he should walk - and I don't believe this bollocks about batsmen not being sure themselves- I have certainly never been in any doubt when I have got a nick, however faint
    By that logic you should stand your ground if you smash it into your pads and get given lbw.
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    Who was it who said "You only walk when the bus has broken down"?

    Can't recall the originator, but pretty sure he ended most of his sentences with "mate", making the outcry over Stuart jr from some of our criminal brethren all the more vomit worthy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Furball View Post
    By that logic you should stand your ground if you smash it into your pads and get given lbw.
    How do you work that one out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    How do you work that one out?
    What I think Furball's getting at, not without merit, is that if you're going to put yourself in a position where you're openly disagreeing with the umpire, you may as well do so in your favour

    The Spirit of Cricket - in the guise that it appears in the laws - actually says you should always go with the ump's verdict
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    Broad is, to be fair, very easy to dislike
    Perhaps he's a polarizing personality, but I've enjoyed watching him bowl for several seasons now. I never felt Broad should have walked when he edged Agar. The umpire missed the biggest edge, but that's how it goes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    How do you work that one out?
    If you walk if you know you nick it then you should stand your ground when you know you haven't.

    Walking undermines the decision of the umpire which is why I don't agree with it.
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    I had a very simple philosophy at a batsman. I believe batsman should walk when they know they're out. But I would only be prepared to do so if bowlers stopped appealing when they know it's not out.

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    I agree batsman should walk when they know they're out.

    They know they're out when the umpire says they're out.

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    God help us. What is the point?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 91Jmay View Post
    It's because the Australian public have the collective brainpower of an amoeba.
    You give us far too much credit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Furball View Post
    If you walk if you know you nick it then you should stand your ground when you know you haven't.

    Walking undermines the decision of the umpire which is why I don't agree with it.
    Walking after you've been given not out is a totally separate issue in my book, and I couldn't agree with you more on that one

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    How come people can't spell Nevill?

    Also I'd never walk. Why would I spend 20+ years of my life trying to bat for my country only to give up batting and going against the umpires decision.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HeathDavisSpeed View Post
    The whole "Broad cheating" thing was a load of old bollocks, quite frankly. I'd walk personally, but how the Australian cricket team managed to convince the Australian public that Broad was some kind of pariah and that the Australian cricket team stood on some higher plane with respect to walking is one of the great psychological sporting heists of the modern era.
    And the Australian captain was the same guy who smashed it to first slip straight of the bat once and stood there like a dumbass waiting for the umpire's decision. Thankfully, he admitted Broad did nothing wrong but still.
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