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    Hard to go past Larwood IMO. Agree that Hadlee had a wonderfully rhythmic and efficient action.
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    Yeah, there's no wasted movement in Larwood's action. Am I right in thinking though that people have accused him of chucking?
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    Maybe under the old, highly contentious definition of it. Looks fine to me. I've read that other side on bowlers like Trueman and Tyson have been accused though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trundler View Post
    Maybe under the old, highly contentious definition of it. Looks fine to me. I've read that other side on bowlers like Trueman and Tyson have been accused though.
    Indeed, it does look like a fair action. Lock's action was filthy though.
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    I've been doing a bit of research into this in the feint hope that Social Jnr will listen to me one day (won't happen ftr)

    I am a dinosaur who was brought up at a time when side on was the way to go

    Killed my back

    Then came Malcolm Marshall and front on

    Impossible to replicate without an incredibly fast arm

    However, things that are common to all great bowlers are wrist position, momentum towards target and easily repeatable action

    Anyone can swing the ball IF their wrist is in the right position

    Maximum pace is obtained by having full power directed at target

    Accuracy is achievable by doing the same thing over & over again

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    I remember during my Under-15 days I would model my action in the mold of Mervyn Dillon-Reon King...and Makhaya...

    Excellent front on actions
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    Ntini is easy to do but side on works best for me. Actually rushed and hit someone the other day.

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    The best front on I've seen (top 5) is Andre Nel

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    I never noticed how nice Brett Lee's action was. Despite bowling at an extreme pace, it still looked smooth and controlled. The video below is a the usual sort of gem from Robelinda. It shows Lee bowling at a huge pace, but getting swing and accuracy with it. The video also has a bonus McGrath over. Elite bowling.

    Last edited by andmark; 18-11-2018 at 01:25 PM.
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    Hi team.

    Curious how long it takes for people to get their line and length right in a game.

    I am playing a bit of 20 20 and find I am bowling at least 1 wide and at least 1 full toss in my first over or two.

    This is particularly problematic given i am only ever given a maximum of two overs per game if I'm lucky.

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    Hi team.

    Curious how long it takes for people to get their line and length right in a game.

    I am playing a bit of 20 20 and find I am bowling at least 1 wide and at least 1 full toss in my first over or two.

    This is particularly problematic given i am only ever given a maximum of two overs per game if I'm lucky.

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    Mine always gets worse throughout a spell so I couldn't tell you.

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    Little well known cheat codes for swing bowling (if you really canít get the wrist to go at will)

    Come really side on and finish with your bowling arm on the outside of the left thigh (right handers)

    Front on flintoff style, finish on the inside of your thigh () for inswing. Come over the wicket and wide of the crease, pitch it full to get batsmen falling over like idiots. Youíll get it wrong and bowl wides or get tucked away occasionally though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Starfighter View Post
    Mine always gets worse throughout a spell so I couldn't tell you.
    cheers. I was bowling ok but then the captain didn't bowl me for ages and now my confidence is at an all time low i.e. bowling ground grubbers in a game.

    Its bizarre and embarrassing but I am averaging 50 with the bat so will just concentrate on my batting I guess.

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    Hi cricketuser123, I'd advise warming up in the nets for about 15 mins beforehand. If the captain has the team out doing warmups before the start of the game, just ask them if you can do some extra bowling warmups, I'm sure they won't have a problem with that.

    Usually you just need to get your rhythm in working order beforehand and you should be able to zero in once you're out on the pitch mid game.

    Although, to be fair, bowling only two overs is a difficult task for anyone. Hardly any time to build up any sort of rhythm.

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