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    Indeed, that does annoy me too. It is a strange sensation, but bowling is often easier than bending down and retrieving a ball from the side netting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andyc View Post
    Who cares IMO? Might be different for me as a bowler, since I go to the nets to bowl anyway, but I don't see how it matters how the batsman gives the ball back to you. If they're rubbish returns, fair enough, but as long as he's kicking/hitting/throwing them close enough to you, why make a big deal out of it? Plus, it's not always easy to throw well with your batting gloves on.
    I have no problem with someone attempting to throw the ball back and making a hash of it, but it's all about showing some respect towards the guys who are providing you with the batting practice. If they're being ****s and bowling solely bouncers and full tosses, or ****ing around and bowling rubbish then fair enough, but as Goughy says, there's plenty of energy expended in bowling a ball - why wear down your own team mates by forcing them to bend over all the time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyc View Post
    Just something I've never really thought about, whether receiving or giving
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    Quote Originally Posted by Voltman View Post
    I have no problem with someone attempting to throw the ball back and making a hash of it, but it's all about showing some respect towards the guys who are providing you with the batting practice. If they're being ****s and bowling solely bouncers and full tosses, or ****ing around and bowling rubbish then fair enough, but as Goughy says, there's plenty of energy expended in bowling a ball - why wear down your own team mates by forcing them to bend over all the time?
    Can also provide great entertainment too as generally throws with cricket gloves on result in making the batsman look really weak.
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    Elitist views of the game

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    Every real cricket lover would prefer 250 play 240 kind of matches than 350+ borefests. Sadly, we hardly make up 10% of the audience (or rather market) out there.

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    ***** who turn up for net sessions, have a quick bowl but leave immediately after they bat

    'Tis fine once or twice and tis fine if they're injured and unable to bowl, but when the same self-absorbed ****s do it week after week, it grates. We've bowled to you, now you bowl to us. It's not like you're too good for us either, wankstain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NZTailender View Post
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    Was actually going to bump this thread yesterday but forgot...

    Commentators saying "the new ball is due"

    No it isn't you pratts, it's available. Big difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Was actually going to bump this thread yesterday but forgot...

    Commentators saying "the new ball is due"

    No it isn't you pratts, it's available. Big difference.
    Well spotted sir. Didn't think about that till you mentioned it. Almost sort of obligation when it's said "due".

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    Quote Originally Posted by NZTailender View Post
    Elitist views of the game
    Haha, word. Intolerant bigots, the whole lot of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Was actually going to bump this thread yesterday but forgot...

    Commentators saying "the new ball is due"

    No it isn't you pratts, it's available. Big difference.
    Fair point.

    That will probably annoy me every time I hear it in the future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by G.I.Joe View Post
    Haha, word. Intolerant bigots, the whole lot of them.
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    There are a hundred thousand Indian cricket sites, but I have to resort to old CricketArchive to get updated scorecards of the ongoing Ranji Trophy. No live coverage for even the top matches. Even the glamour sites like cricketnext don't even have a section for domestic, yet they have a section to "Wish birth-day boy Yuvraj". ****ing **** **** ****s.



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