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    If you drop the catch, get em with the runout, international class fielding
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpr View Post
    If you drop the catch, get em with the runout, international class fielding
    Great advice....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Wright View Post
    Probably the worst place for someone with a lack of catching confidence to field from the team's point of view. I see where you're coming from, but I would suggest somewhere more like mid-off/mid-on or mid wicket. You still may get those one's that get hit quickly, but at least you've got more chance of seeing it, but more importantly you can get the 'dollies' (sp) from miscued pull shots or drives, the catches you dream of when your lacking a bit of catching confidence.
    Hey that is where I field, and often get some real skyers
    You know it makes sense.

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    Whatever you do, don't think about it. Once you think about it you've pretty much already dropped it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andyc View Post
    Whatever you do, don't think about it. Once you think about it you've pretty much already dropped it.
    Agreed.

    With soft hands and a clear mind you can catch just about anything.

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    I field at Cover and consider myself a good fielder. I dropped one catch in total last season, and one the season before. Fielding at cover, i do get a lot of catches coming my way.

    Anyway i went on holiday for a month and when i returned i was VERY scared of having a catch hit my way. I'd caught heaps in practice etc. but was fine but when i went out in the middle i was scared as hell. Luckily it was hit at me hard and fast and i didn't get to think about it. Put me at a lot of ease.

    I think you just need to take that one or two catches in a game to fix ur nerves

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    Be aggressive. Be confident. Have fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adharcric View Post
    Be aggressive. Be confident. Have fun.
    Aggressive when catching?.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pup Clarke View Post
    Aggressive when catching?.
    In the field, especially in the off-side cordon (cover, point, mid-off) ... no, don't try to attack into the ball when you're taking a skier at long-on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac View Post
    Hey that is where I field, and often get some real skyers
    Lucky you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pup Clarke View Post
    Aggressive when catching?.
    As opposed to "pitching"?

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    Dropping catches ....

    .... is one of the easiest ways to help a bookie without getting noticed by the ICC's anti-corruption squad

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    Practice makes perfect. Keep practicing and they should start sticking before too long.

    Andy said not to think about it too much. Alot of people have that problem, particularly when it comes to high balls. Good advice but i dont know how he works it in practice. I just make sure i watch the ball all the way into my hands.
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    I find that imagining that every ball that is bowled is coming to you helps with catching and fielding. This helped me when i was having a bad time with catching. It also keeps you alert in longer matches.

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