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    It's interesting to watch how much more the players of this era seemed to play off the back foot, even to balls which today would be be played off the front foot.

    I wonder if this is a legacy of the pitches, with exaggerated movement and the need to play later? It isn't that the players don't drive, rather that the ball must be very full for them to attempt it.

    Some classic Kenny Barrington on now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    It's interesting to watch how much more the players of this era seemed to play off the back foot, even to balls which today would be be played off the front foot.

    I wonder if this is a legacy of the pitches, with exaggerated movement and the need to play later? It isn't that the players don't drive, rather that the ball must be very full for them to attempt it.

    Some classic Kenny Barrington on now.
    And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW

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    'This era' meaning the era depicted in the show he was watching on television.
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    Yes.


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    On the topic though, that sort of **** is really interesting to me. The evolution of batting craft has always been an area of fascination for me.

    I'd think almost certainly it was a result of the pitches. Driving a ball that wasn't a half volley back then was always fraught with danger because there was a propensity for it to hold up in the wicket, whereas today the pitches are far truer, and you can simply drive through the ball with relative surety that the ball would have a regulation speed and bounce to it.

    Having slower pitches simply allows one more time to sit on the back foot and hit it along the ground.

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    I'm sure it's been said before, but bats too. A half arsed drive not to the pitch of the ball much more likely to go over the top these days.
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    Yeah I think that's a good point too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00 View Post
    On the topic though, that sort of **** is really interesting to me. The evolution of batting craft has always been an area of fascination for me.

    I'd think almost certainly it was a result of the pitches. Driving a ball that wasn't a half volley back then was always fraught with danger because there was a propensity for it to hold up in the wicket, whereas today the pitches are far truer, and you can simply drive through the ball with relative surety that the ball would have a regulation speed and bounce to it.

    Having slower pitches simply allows one more time to sit on the back foot and hit it along the ground.
    It's an interesting series to watch because these aren't just snippets of wickets taken and milestones reached. It's an extended set of highlights so you get to notice a lot of that stuff. One thing I found was how those blokes dealt with balls which misbehaved - in his 130 odd you could see Lawry (and others in their knocks) almost take his bottom hand off the bat as they turned balls off their hips - it seemed they were conditioned to ride the bounce and play with much softer hands than today.

    Another, albeit obvious point is that the bats they used in those days look like toothpicks compared with the ones they use today. (Edit: as the uvemeister noted).

    Only down side is Brendan Julian narrates. I get the impression that to him "history of the game" means the result of last week's Perth-Adealide T20, but I may be wrong.
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    Hey Rob,

    Just noticed that you put a clip of Lee bowling to Razzaq from 02 in Sharjah, Are you warming up to get to this request from me from last May?


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    Hoping the M D Crowe 188 in Brisbane 1985 is still on the to-do list Rob

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zinzan View Post
    Hoping the M D Crowe 188 in Brisbane 1985 is still on the to-do list Rob
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