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    Slower ball

    I need help bowling them, everytime that I try to it seems that I ampushing the down legside alot. Help will be appreciated.

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    There are several different variations, you have probably not found the right one for you...

    Off the top of my head:
    - You can hold your fingers far apart on the seam
    - You can bowl a leg break
    - You can bowl an off break
    - You can bowl it out of the back of the hand (similar to a googly)
    - You can hold the ball deep in your hand (using three fingers if you can't control it with two)
    - You can try the SLOB

    Try all those in the nets, a two hour net session dedicated to working on slower balls (better chuck in the odd regular ball so you don't forget how to bowl it), should help you realise which one works best for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Manee View Post
    - You can hold the ball deep in your hand (using three fingers if you can't control it with .
    This is the easiest one to bowl and can be effective straight away, as there is zero change in action.

    Hold the ball as deep as possible in your hand and grip it as tight as possible.

    Run up and bowl as normal except aim to bowl a full toss into the batsmans nuts/stomach.

    As it comes out slower it should land on a length.

    Its a great introductory slower ball. There are fancier, but it is still the one I use most and have the greatest faith in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Manee View Post
    There are several different variations, you have probably not found the right one for you...

    Off the top of my head:
    - You can hold your fingers far apart on the seam
    - You can bowl a leg break
    - You can bowl an off break
    - You can bowl it out of the back of the hand (similar to a googly)
    - You can hold the ball deep in your hand (using three fingers if you can't control it with two)
    - You can try the SLOB

    Try all those in the nets, a two hour net session dedicated to working on slower balls (better chuck in the odd regular ball so you don't forget how to bowl it), should help you realise which one works best for you.
    I do none of those though, I shall post up a picture of the grip I use later though.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Spinksy View Post
    I do none of those though, I shall post up a picture of the grip I use later though.
    Don't you use Brett Lee's grip?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jakester1288 View Post
    Don't you use Brett Lee's grip?
    Nope. I have the grip where the index finger is on the seam and the thumb is pointing towards the west direction, so it forms a kind of a backwards L shape, you know what I mean Jake?

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    Why do you use that one?

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    Because that is the only one that feels even the slightest bit comfortable for me. I have joint pains/problems by the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spinksy View Post
    Nope. I have the grip where the index finger is on the seam and the thumb is pointing towards the west direction, so it forms a kind of a backwards L shape, you know what I mean Jake?
    Tuck your thumb in underneath the ball and bring your second finger up for support, wheras you have your thoub out when trying for seam.

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    World's newest slower ball The Projapoti, or Butterfly. Hard to grip but has zero or little rotation on it:

    YouTube - ‪Projapoti "Butterfly" by Catherine Dalton‬‏

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ponty View Post
    World's newest slower ball The Projapoti, or Butterfly. Hard to grip but has zero or little rotation on it:

    YouTube - ‪Projapoti "Butterfly" by Catherine Dalton‬‏
    See the SLOB in the Manee's post

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon View Post
    See the SLOB in the Manee's post
    In the 'how to be a better bowler' video low down on the page, they had catherine dalton who goes to my school and is in my year and is actually pretty rubbish, but they had a fella named BASIL, who plays south England, and who I faced when trialling for Essex, quickest bowler in the age group for the South of England, at the time, I was around 16, he hit me once (I'm not really a batsmen) he then hit me again, was told to slow his pace down and proceeded to bowl me a bouncer... A very talented dickhead
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jigga988 View Post
    In the 'how to be a better bowler' video low down on the page, they had catherine dalton who goes to my school and is in my year and is actually pretty rubbish, but they had a fella named BASIL, who plays south England, and who I faced when trialling for Essex, quickest bowler in the age group for the South of England, at the time, I was around 16, he hit me once (I'm not really a batsmen) he then hit me again, was told to slow his pace down and proceeded to bowl me a bouncer... A very talented dickhead
    Catherine Dalton is one of the world's fastest female bowlers, plays men's cricket at Loughton and is on the England Academy as an opening batter. To describe her as 'pretty rubbish' makes you look stupid:

    BATTING:
    YouTube - ‪How To Play The Cover Drive‬‏
    YouTube - ‪Cath Dalton Off Stump Manipulation‬‏
    YouTube - ‪Catherine Dalton OFF DRIVE GROOVE‬‏

    BOWLING:
    YouTube - ‪Catherine Dalton‬‏
    YouTube - ‪Catherine Dalton‬‏
    YouTube - ‪Catherine Dalton‬‏

    But I will ask her to have a word with you next time she sees you at Trinity.

    Then your comment about Basil Akram as a 'talented dick head' shows you have a jealousy issue somewhere.

    Just be a bit respectful of others more talented than you. Both Basil and Catherine are my students with big potential careers ahead of them.

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    Nah, can believe Jigga tbh. Talented individuals aren't immune from being pricks. Not saying they all are, mind.
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