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    Hall of Fame Member Goughy's Avatar
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    still scratching around in the same old hole
    Actually I think, at most levels, bowling the overs quickly is a good idea.

    It shows the bowling teams are dictating the pace and there is little more disconcerting in a LO game for a batsman to look up at the clock and realize that 5 overs have been bowled in 10 mins.

    In LO cricket, batsmen often dont mind waiting. Gives them time to prepare and focus.
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    Agree with Goughy.

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    Hows it going?

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    Try and play to your strengths rather than thinking on the weakness of the opposite teams. Secondly, the top order has to stick atleast till 2/3rd or 3/4th of the game. Initially play off the ball understand the pitch and then can start scoring.
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    Some good advice up there.

    I've spent a lifetime of captaincy in various levels, but to focus on your circumstances, where there are under 16s and over 40s in the same side, its important they bond as a unit. Make sure each player knows what is expected of them in terms of contribution to the team.

    Also, don't underestimate the social barriers with your players [when wide age variances prevail] - our 4th team go for a mid and end of season curry together where the kids and old 'uns get to socialise [to a degree]. If all your players can get along off the pitch, they will back each other up on it.
    Last edited by The Coach; 18-07-2014 at 04:38 AM.

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