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    Should I follow my dreams?

    Its a make-or-break situation for me now... I can't seem to get into the main county side although I am positive that I should be in there... Should I just give up on cricket and focus elsewhere? I love cricket with all my heart and I really want to take it as far as I can... Please help?
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    Score more runs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    Score more runs.
    Will do, although scored more runs than most of the batsmen last year.

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    Sounds glib but score more runs than all batsmen, then they cannot overlook you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Manee View Post
    Sounds glib but score more runs than all batsmen, then they cannot overlook you!
    You know what, yes! I WILL! I will score so many runs that they will end up having to pay money to sign me... I can do it!

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    If you ask Imran Khan he would say, don't even entertain the thought that you will never make the main county team. Just work hard for it and be confident in your abilities.

    Easier said than done but that is what it is about. Watch this and work for your spot dude. You can do it.

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    Give up cricket? Are you nuts...

    Get your ass back in the nets and become even better....make them beg you to join their club...
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    Thanks all, I really mean it, I mean , school side I am captain, and I play for the best clb in the region. For that I don't really bat, and bowl. But they just don't trust my abilities, I need to get up the order to prove myself, but I never get the chance... :L

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    Start bowling no balls for cash. It's all the rage these days. You're bound to get noticed then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    Start bowling no balls for cash. It's all the rage these days. You're bound to get noticed then.
    Yea I know some people...

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    6 months on, no luck. Played 5 matches all season got 2 50's. I feel closer to the county side now, though. I don't know why but someone said I have talent and that he wanted me to do 1-1 sessions with him, i try to get up in the morning and go for a run, to improve my fitness but I just need that factor that makes me better than the county team currently...

    I bowl Off-Spin but it hardly spins it just skids on really I can't make it turn viciously as our county players can, the batsmen just find it easy if it doesn't turn.

    My batting is okay, I can stay in for ever if I want to I just cant hit the ball very hard and far, but I really need tips on my off-spin, any help? I just can't find any sort of satisfaction within myself untill I get into this county team...

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowfinger View Post
    6 months on, no luck. Played 5 matches all season got 2 50's. I feel closer to the county side now, though. I don't know why but someone said I have talent and that he wanted me to do 1-1 sessions with him, i try to get up in the morning and go for a run, to improve my fitness but I just need that factor that makes me better than the county team currently...

    I bowl Off-Spin but it hardly spins it just skids on really I can't make it turn viciously as our county players can, the batsmen just find it easy if it doesn't turn.

    My batting is okay, I can stay in for ever if I want to I just cant hit the ball very hard and far, but I really need tips on my off-spin, any help? I just can't find any sort of satisfaction within myself untill I get into this county team...
    There are no tricks to getting it to spin more. murali teaches people finger strengthening exercises but I would be surprised if they helped much. You are either a big spinner of the ball through god's gift or you are not.

    I can tell you how to be a mediocre turner of the ball instead of a small spinner of the ball. The trick is to impart spin with your thumb as well as your index finger. This will give you an extra degree or two of spin. But you will not become graham swann. I suggest you work on your technique to enhance your array of strokes as a batsman so you can score quicker - who cares about big hits. Kane Williamson doesn't seem to be a big hitter of the ball and it isn't holding him back. I haven't hit any sixes in 4 years and I don't lose sleep over it.

    I mean you can still smoke a 4 can't you. We are just talking about you going downtown?

    Also if I am following this thread properly - you aren't even getting regular game time with your club. I think your priority should be becoming a top order batsman for them rather than the county team.

    Final advice - when I was 18 I was pretty scrawny but I smoked a few sixes here and there. The key is to practice hitting it for six in front of the mirror. You can tell from the feel of your swing whether the ball would go for six or not if it was in a game. Keep refining your swing and coaching yourself until you have a powerful swing. Then you can hit sixes.
    (Just be careful not to follow through and hit the ceiling or the wall).
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