Generally the worse the batsman the straighter you bowl.
Its interesting. The 1st time I dropped down a level for money ie changed leagues (equiv of like from 1st grade to 2nd grade) I was advised to pitch it up and try and bowl them as they wouldnt be able to handle the pace.
Well that was possibly the worst advice I ever got regarding cricket. Trying to hit the stumps every ball instead of my normal length led to me leaking a lot of runs.
Simply they found it easier to play the full ball than the ball a bit shorter. Annoyed the hell out of me, but at the same time taught me some respect for guys I assumed were worse than they actually were.
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The speed at which a fielding team gets through the innings is overrated.
Yeah i'd kill you for that. Need that shine damnit.
Completely agree with all of that.Originally Posted by iamdavid
I agree, I have faced the bowling machine and asked what the speed was, the guy said it was C grade pace....I said no way its C grade pace, as I have faced A Reserve bowlers who bowl as quick as what I was facing. Youre right its because the ball is hard to pick up because you dont watch the ball out of the hand, so you pick it up later.
And we have a saying in my club - **** gets wickets.
I have seen so many people get out to absolute pus deliveries, yet someone bowling well doesnt get any.
weaker batsmen tend to see a loopy ball and smack it, but theyre usually caught in the outfield or top edge it or something, where as if they see a good ball they will try and defend it and not get out.
As you go up the grades, if you bowl pus you will get absolutely clobbered.
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Its not about making them the most effective bowler at 11, 12, 13, 14 etc but teaching them the right things that will lead them to being the best possible player when they are 16,17, 18 etc.
Especially young leggies. They throw Angel rapers into the clouds and get bad players swinging all over the place and taing bucket loads of wickets. Despite that method being effective, it isnt part of their cricketing education and they have to rebuild what they plan to do and what pace they bowl.
Bad batsmen getting out to bad deliveries hurts the progression of the bowler.
i played first and second grade sydney grade with a little state in there. but you seem to have a great lknowledge of the little specific things that alot of ppl wouldnt !
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