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Thread: Cricket should hold a six hitting contest similar to Baseballs Home Run Derby.

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    Cricket should hold a six hitting contest similar to Baseballs Home Run Derby.

    Would any of you go for such a concept?

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    Yes

    We're already playing glorified baseball in 20.20, so why not go the whole hog?

    Next, we'll be giving them mitts...
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    It should be an Allrounders contest e.g Cairns bowls to Flintoff for 3 overs and then the other way round. That would be cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Langeveldt

    Next, we'll be giving them mitts...
    Well they are used in training.....
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    I think they should use a bowling machine on the same settings for everyone, then have the biggest hitter from each nation.

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    As someone HUGELY biased towards bowlers and spinners in particular, I wince at the hitting of every 6 I see. A competition like that might kill me.

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    We had an all rounders contest in England 20 years ago. It included Botham, Rice, Imran, Marshall and a couple of others. They all bowled at each other and got points for wickets divided by runs. I can't remember the exact number of overs but Ian Botham made 202 for 5 times out. Clive Rice won by making 60 for 0 in the same number of overs.

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    yeah why not hold one as a warmup to 20/20 games
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shane Warne
    Would any of you go for such a concept?
    We could just play a game of rounders instead...

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    There was something like this in South Africa a few years ago. Shaun Pollock and Jacques Kallis were in the final. As far as I can remember that was the only time it happened here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kof98
    There was something like this in South Africa a few years ago. Shaun Pollock and Jacques Kallis were in the final. As far as I can remember that was the only time it happened here.
    Yeah, it would have to be done with the right players or else it would be pretty pointless really.

    Having those two in the final would be like Giles Vs Russel Arnold in a biggest turner of a ball contest.

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    Just watch the Hong Kong Sixes.

    Plenty of Sixes indeed (although Robert Croft took the best caught and bowl I have seen a couple of years back).
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    There's absolutely no need to Americanise cricket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shane Warne
    Would any of you go for such a concept?
    Why not change the name completely and call that form of cricket " the driving range"

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    I think it would be a good one-off event, possibly done in conjunction with the Super Series.

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