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    Bowler throwing the ball at a batsman

    Whats with this new fad of slamming the ball at the batsman if he plays it back at the bowler? Its a bit off in my book, after all, you aren't going to run him out (Inzi's was a one off)

    It's only going to take a batsman to get hit in the neck or helmet in a needly fixture and all hell could break lose.. Its totally pointless, looks ugly, and goes against the grain of sportsmanship..

    Andre Nel, Steve Harmison and Simon Jones are the worst offenders in my book
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    happend to me in a game the bowler biffed the ball at me so i picked it up and threw it back an got him in the head,the umpire gave me out

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    lol in what way? Abuse? Handled ball in an extreme manner

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    um nt sure all of the above i think,he just said i needed to calm down.but its not nice wen a bowler can get away with throwing the ball at a batsman


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    Heard that the ICC want a crackdown on this, especially when it's done while the batsman never left his crease. The one that Nel did to Clarke in the first one dayer was one of the stupidest acts I've seen in a long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cric_manic
    happend to me in a game the bowler biffed the ball at me so i picked it up and threw it back an got him in the head,the umpire gave me out
    Noooo no you didn't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00
    Noooo no you didn't.
    And you can be sure of this,how?

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    Brett Lee enjoys doing it too.

    It's only happened to me once, where he biffed it at me and I blocked it with my bat, and the bowler appealed for obstructing the field. The umpire said no, and gave the bowler a good talking to.

    I think he bowled me later on though. 'Twas a while ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cric_manic
    And you can be sure of this,how?
    For starters, the bowler wouldve been far enough away from you to see the ball coming, thus meaning he could have either caught the ball, ducked, weaved, whatever. Couple with that the inaccuracy and lack of power one experiences whilst wearing cricket gloves. And finally, you'd be on some sort of criminal charges.

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    I agree with Ian Chappel on this one, the batsman should swing the bat and try and get it to deflect for 4 runs... that is if they are brave enough to not turn away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cric_manic
    happend to me in a game the bowler biffed the ball at me so i picked it up and threw it back an got him in the head,the umpire gave me out
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    um nt sure all of the above i think,he just said i needed to calm down.but its not nice wen a bowler can get away with throwing the ball at a batsman

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    I think it's out of order - but I also think Matt Hayden's reaction to it when Jones did it to him was one of the most out-of-order things I've ever seen on a cricket field. Harmison does it a bit too often, and there are plenty of others who do it too.

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    It is definetely out of order. I know that Lee's being doing it for years now, or at least threatening to throw it. As Rich said, you're not going to get him out so, and there's also the chance of four over throws when you inevitably miss, so why do it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by andyc
    It is definetely out of order. I know that Lee's being doing it for years now, or at least threatening to throw it. As Rich said, you're not going to get him out so, and there's also the chance of four over throws when you inevitably miss, so why do it?
    ...because of some misplaced notion of showing aggression...when all it does is annoy the batsman and in most cases would probably just motivate the batsman to do even better.

    Very stupid indeed.

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