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    Just to extend, I'm a specialist first slipper but have been moved to 2nd because the captain likes first (he's grassed a heap already, ffffff). I've struggled a bit at second, grassed one and missed one I usually would've got something on and would appreciate any advice towards to particular art of fielding at second.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    Anyone used one of these?



    Perfectly designed to defy all laws of nature by causing a gently-thrown ball to double in pace and fly directly towards the head of the nearest small child.
    That's if a **** can hit it. 75% of the time, they don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dontcloseyoureyes View Post
    Just to extend, I'm a specialist first slipper but have been moved to 2nd because the captain likes first (he's grassed a heap already, ffffff). I've struggled a bit at second, grassed one and missed one I usually would've got something on and would appreciate any advice towards to particular art of fielding at second.
    Still watching the ball instead of the bat?

    From what I've been told by the slippers I've played with, at second and beyond you have to watch the batsman, because of the greater angle; whilst at first you can watch the ball from the bowler's hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dontcloseyoureyes View Post
    That's if a **** can hit it. 75% of the time, they don't.
    Yeah, exactly why these are so much better. And because you can move them around much more easily; use them in warmups and that.



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    Quote Originally Posted by vic_orthdox View Post
    Still watching the ball instead of the bat?

    From what I've been told by the slippers I've played with, at second and beyond you have to watch the batsman, because of the greater angle; whilst at first you can watch the ball from the bowler's hand.
    Yeah that could be it. Will give it a go, have always struggled doing that but hopefully it works.

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    Always been told that the best slippers were at 2 rather than 1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vic_orthdox View Post
    Still watching the ball instead of the bat?

    From what I've been told by the slippers I've played with, at second and beyond you have to watch the batsman, because of the greater angle; whilst at first you can watch the ball from the bowler's hand.
    Could have sworn I said that. Do people have me on ignore? (doesnt wait for an answer)
    Quote Originally Posted by Goughy View Post
    Not all slips are the same.

    At first slip it is possible to watch the ball. After that you need to watch the edge and ignore the ball until it is on its way to you.

    If you are at 2nd slip - gully and you are watching the ball you will find it tough to catch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    Anyone used one of these?



    Perfectly designed to defy all laws of nature by causing a gently-thrown ball to double in pace and fly directly towards the head of the nearest small child.
    Used that before, so hard to hit though, most people miss.

    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Slips are there so the oldest and slowest bloke in the team (ie, me) has a place to stand for a few hours every second Saturday.
    Haha, yeah, that's true, we always have this old bloke at slip in our games.

    Quote Originally Posted by vic_orthdox View Post
    Yeah, exactly why these are so much better. And because you can move them around much more easily; use them in warmups and that.

    Never used one of them, how do they go?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goughy View Post
    Could have sworn I said that. Do people have me on ignore? (doesnt wait for an answer)
    I understood what you meant, but thought "watching the edge" might have thrown a few people off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goughy View Post
    Could have sworn I said that. Do people have me on ignore? (doesnt wait for an answer)
    I understood what you meant, but thought "watching the edge" might have thrown a few people off.

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    I'd like to bump this. Any tips about catching in the slips-gully? I want to move into there, got myself a crazy catch, I could get a katch it or the cradle thing, but I've got no one to do it with, so it would be a waste of money. Any tips and drills I can do on my own to imrpove my slips catching?

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    Does anyone reccomend forking out 90 odd bucks for the katchet? It's a little thing you throw the ball at and it comes off, like like slips catches apparently. I can only get my dad to throw it at me, and his time is limited with work and the like, but is it worth it?





    Yes I know there has already been a post about it in this thread.

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    just get you and a mate to use one of these

    Balls - Practice - Gray-Nicolls

    takes no effort, and improves your slip fielding tons,

    also (didnt occur to me b4) it can help wicket keepers taking spinners

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    Quote Originally Posted by vic_orthdox View Post
    If I see a coach implement the semi-circle for catches, it's curtains. Find it hard to take anything he says seriously.
    Probably a dumb question, but what's wrong with the semi-circle?
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    its 2 slow, no outfield practice

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