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Thread: Helmets: Pointless or not?

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    Now i find it helps me keep my head straight for some reason.
    Haha yes! Me too!

    I used to do away with the helmet whenever I played a muckaround game or a really low level match but it makes me fall over the off side; the grill on the helmet lets me see if I've got lazy in my stance before each delivery.
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    Always wear a helmet when I'm batting. Have considered taking it off once or twice, but 99% of the time I would never be without it.

    Keeping, on the other hand, I hate wearing one. Feels clunky and like I can't see the ball as well. Have only worn one once since about U/14s, when balls started taking off from a good length while keeping up to our first change U19 reps bowler.
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    Helmet makes me fall over my pad if anything.

    Pro tip: If you find your head is falling over and getting outside the line of the ball (probably the most common problem with batsmen, and happens at the elite level e.g. Ponting etc) and you have tried pressing forward with your head and still can't rectify it, then work on your bat lift. As the bowler is about the release the ball, make a conscious effort to raise the bat towards middle stump, which should counteract your head falling over to point.
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    good advice btw, I have a big problem with falling over.

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    I have always found that I can judge the line and length better when I wear a helmet. The grill maybe acts as a frame guide to your vision?

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    Nah we need helmets, one of the biggest transformations in cricket history.
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    From my perspective, I love being out in the middle with no helmet. It feels as if every ball must be watched with intense concentration.
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