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    playing with a straight bat

    Hey everyone, leading up to the cricket season here in NZ, and i want to improve my batting a hell of alot. and one way i think i can do this is playing with a straight bat more than normal. Has anyone got any drills, tips or anything to help me with this. It will be much appreciated

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    The key to success is practice, practice, practice.
    Maybe ask the bowlers of your team to help you out with additional trainingsessions, as this gives you the chances different bowlingstechniques.

    Where abouts do you life/play in NZ.
    I used to life in Rotorua but saw myself more of a Waikatoboy as I'm a Chiefs fan
    Amobokobokoboko envolved in the noble game of cricket

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    I live down in the Wairarapa mate

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    Sweet, I whish you all the best and maybe when I fly over we could grab some beers.


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    *is only 16* lol. all the best with your cricket too mate

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    Sweet bro, but I was thinking of flying over in 2010-2011, maybe at that time you may be 18.
    Altho I can't remember what the exact drinking age is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amobokobokoboko View Post
    Sweet bro, but I was thinking of flying over in 2010-2011, maybe at that time you may be 18.
    Altho I can't remember what the exact drinking age is?

    Chur
    its still 18, looking like it will be raised though.

    You find it hard to play cricket in a tiny wee place like Belgium? wouldnt have thought it a very cricketing country?

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    Well, it's not the same as in NZ, I started playing it when I was in Akaroa.

    Belgium has 4 divisions and 14 teams, some of the teams also have a second team that plays in a higher/lower division.

    Most of the players are people from Cricket minded countries, as I'm Belgian and just started playing in January 2009 I have to say it's hard ( all those rules, techniques etc...) but really fun to play. Every day more and more kids are getting into it and it's growing slowly.
    The only negative point is our weather, comparable with the UK => lots and lots of rain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amobokobokoboko View Post
    Well, it's not the same as in NZ, I started playing it when I was in Akaroa.

    Belgium has 4 divisions and 14 teams, some of the teams also have a second team that plays in a higher/lower division.

    Most of the players are people from Cricket minded countries, as I'm Belgian and just started playing in January 2009 I have to say it's hard ( all those rules, techniques etc...) but really fun to play. Every day more and more kids are getting into it and it's growing slowly.
    The only negative point is our weather, comparable with the UK => lots and lots of rain.
    Thats more teams than i expected. The weather would make it quite horrible though. What formats of the game is played there?

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    League games are 45 overs, friendlies are 40 overs depending on the weather and if everybody arrives on time, if this isn't the case we reduce the amount of overs.

    On Wednesday eve we play some nice 20 over games. Between 7 PM-9PM

    Those are awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amobokobokoboko View Post
    League games are 45 overs, friendlies are 40 overs depending on the weather and if everybody arrives on time, if this isn't the case we reduce the amount of overs.

    On Wednesday eve we play some nice 20 over games. Between 7 PM-9PM

    Those are awesome.
    We only get to play 20 overs here, its sucks.

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    Let me actually give you some drills and advice. First of all one way to practise is to get a sock, put a cricket ball or any other ball in it, tie it up to a tree, washing line etc. and practise hitting against that ball with a straight bat and getting your front leg forward watching the ball with no gap between bat and pad.

    Also try putting balls on the ground and hitting them in a straight line to where you are positioned,

    Practise with a mirror. BBC SPORT | Cricket | Skills | Playing the forward defensive part 2

    Cricket Batting Tips

    This should help even an advanced player, everything you need to know.

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    Thnx mate, this is really handy.

    will check it tonite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasterius View Post
    Let me actually give you some drills and advice. First of all one way to practise is to get a sock, put a cricket ball or any other ball in it, tie it up to a tree, washing line etc. and practise hitting against that ball with a straight bat and getting your front leg forward watching the ball with no gap between bat and pad.

    Also try putting balls on the ground and hitting them in a straight line to where you are positioned,

    Practise with a mirror. BBC SPORT | Cricket | Skills | Playing the forward defensive part 2

    Cricket Batting Tips

    This should help even an advanced player, everything you need to know.
    that vid is pretty damned good, thanks

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    YouTube - Cricket: The Bob Woolmer Way - batting (1/8)


    watch all 8 of those vids and youl be better thn ravi bopara.....not hard :P



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