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    Will you be a walker?

    Lets suppose that you are an international cricket player. Will you be a walker or not? i.e if you know that you have nicked the ball but the umpire gives you not out, will you walk or will you stay?

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    If the umpire gives you not out, you're not out. Whether or not you've touched it, you're not out. If I know I'm out and the umpire has not yet made the decision, I shall walk. Otherwise, I've not really a choice, do I?
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    Whats the point in walking? You are going to get some duff decisions, you may as well take the luck when it comes..

    I'd go mad on a team mate who decided he would walk, It's a team game, not one where you go feeding your individual conscience..
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    I'd walk if I knew I was out, but if I knew I wasn't out and was given out I'd only leave the crease for the toilet or food(if I was really desperate)

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    I'd like to think that I would be a walker. However, usually when I knick 'em it is that obvious that if I stand there I look like an idiot.
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    Aussies say: You only walk when your ****ing car breaks down right? However it depends... If even fine leg heard the nick i would walk... Put if thw wk didn't... i probably would stay in...

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    You've gotta let the ump make the decision. Otherwise you're slitting your own throat.

    I'm sure anyone who has played has had a decision that rankles a bit. One I still remember vividly was getting hit on the upper arm & being given caught behind. If you're a walker you get the worst of both worlds; you still get the duff decisions & you've walked for the marginals where you may've got the benefit of the doubt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Langeveldt
    Whats the point in walking? You are going to get some duff decisions, you may as well take the luck when it comes..

    I'd go mad on a team mate who decided he would walk, It's a team game, not one where you go feeding your individual conscience..
    I don't agree with casting aside morals and such fibres for the purpose of performing a job or even participating in a team sport. Yes, there's no "I" in team, but some things should not be compromised. I'm not about to explode on someone for not walking and it's ridiculous IMO that anyone should do so to a "walker". It's a personal choice and should be respected.

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    If I know I'm out I just walk without looking at the umpire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby
    You've gotta let the ump make the decision. Otherwise you're slitting your own throat.

    I'm sure anyone who has played has had a decision that rankles a bit. One I still remember vividly was getting hit on the upper arm & being given caught behind. If you're a walker you get the worst of both worlds; you still get the duff decisions & you've walked for the marginals where you may've got the benefit of the doubt.
    A walker strolls off when he/she knows he/she is out. Marginal decisions don't come into it really. Any player who is unsure and walks off at a 50/50 decision, I can't agree with. If you know you're out and the umpire is uncertain, walk away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Mxyzptlk
    A walker strolls off when he/she knows he/she is out. Marginal decisions don't come into it really. Any player who is unsure and walks off at a 50/50 decision, I can't agree with. If you know you're out and the umpire is uncertain, walk away.
    Fair enough.

    I'd still stand my ground tho; what would you do when you know you aren't out & the ump gives it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby
    Fair enough.

    I'd still stand my ground tho; what would you do when you know you aren't out & the ump gives it?
    You comply with the rules and walk off in a calm fashion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Mxyzptlk
    You comply with the rules and walk off in a calm fashion.
    & we're back to my argument about slitting your own throat!

    I think non-walking at least has the merit of consistency. Allowing the ump to make all the calls will mean one is about even in the credit/debit column at the end of the season.

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