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    Protecting your shins during fielding?

    Hi guys,

    I have the following question and I hope you can provide me with some good advice/ tips.
    I’m a rather tall player and sometimes I have the nasty habit of stopping shots with my feet ( while fielding) which sometimes results in an up bouncing ball smashing my shin –bone.

    As I had a open leg fracture while being a kid ( the victim of a traffic accident) my left leg is still sensitive and I try to avoid cricket balls bouncing to it.

    So I decided to where Shin protectors. My dad, who’s a soccer coach, gave me a pair of shin protectors. Last weekend I was fielding and a ball came to my legs, as it came pretty hard I decided not to bend and try to stop it ( just to protect my knee) so the ball hit my shine protector, broke it, and I ended up with a massive brose on my left leg.

    So, how do you guys protect your legs/ shines during fielding?

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    By stopping the ball with my hands......

    Seriously, you can use Shin Pads if you want. Few of the older fellas in my team wear shin pads in the field. If you're that worried about getting hit on the shin then get yourself a pair.

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    I already wear have them, but broke them in the first game I wore them.
    95% of the time I use my hands but sometimes when our skipper puts me to close to the pitch I'm just not fast enough to catch the ball with my hands.

    Will practise on it.

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    If you are only using them for fielding in close, get yourself a pair of Aero pads, or wicketkeeping pads. They will do the job better than shin pads.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Amobokobokoboko View Post
    Hi guys,

    I have the following question and I hope you can provide me with some good advice/ tips.
    I’m a rather tall player and sometimes I have the nasty habit of stopping shots with my feet ( while fielding) which sometimes results in an up bouncing ball smashing my shin –bone.

    As I had a open leg fracture while being a kid ( the victim of a traffic accident) my left leg is still sensitive and I try to avoid cricket balls bouncing to it.

    So I decided to where Shin protectors. My dad, who’s a soccer coach, gave me a pair of shin protectors. Last weekend I was fielding and a ball came to my legs, as it came pretty hard I decided not to bend and try to stop it ( just to protect my knee) so the ball hit my shine protector, broke it, and I ended up with a massive brose on my left leg.

    So, how do you guys protect your legs/ shines during fielding?

    thnx
    Stop the ball with your hands. You'll get killed by a bowler when you miss one eventually.

    If you're in close you can use a combination of hands, shins, elbows, chest and teeth.
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    Use the ones that the international short legs have. They sure as well won't break and they'd probably be pretty easy to run in as well. I think Aero ones would be the best.
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    Thnx, any aeropads you could recommand?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amobokobokoboko View Post
    Thnx, any aeropads you could recommand?
    The ones that would fit you best.

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    Obviously , but as there are no cricket stores in Belgium.
    there's a big change I might order them online while batting I use the gear of my club, which is a plethora of brands.

    So if somebody has some good experiences with a brand?

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    When talking about Aero pads, the brand is actually Aero. They are for fielding and the bigger ones for batting. We meant get the smaller, fielding ones, that you put under your whites.

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    Ah ok, thnx.
    Will have a look for it online and try to order it.

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    Would it be possible to post a link?

    My internet at home is really really slow as my brother had to upload and download huge files and now it takes ages to open sites, now I'm in school so would be more easier if I could use a link to check the gear out.

    Thanks

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    I know what you mean, but when playing league games you need to block as many runs as possible

    That's why I will buy some areopads in December.

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    Sorry I didn't send you a link, but has this worked out?

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