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    Question about the name of a shot

    I was playing in the nets today and I hit a ball into cover. I was on one knee whhen I hit it. I wanted to know does this shot have a special name or is it just a cover drive?

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    Just a cover drive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    Just a cover drive.
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    I've always thought the cover drive was my best looking shot but when you go down on one knee it looks so much better

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retox View Post
    I've always thought the cover drive was my best looking shot but when you go down on one knee it looks so much better
    In Yorkshire nets I played the shot, the coach walked down and said "Tha gets down on one knee once in your life and you had better have a ring"

    Never played the shot since
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goughy View Post
    In Yorkshire nets I played the shot, the coach walked down and said "Tha gets down on one knee once in your life and you had better have a ring"
    What does this mean ?

    BTW, I saw this shot being played in a Test by Aamer Sohail in England, and the commentators went into raptures describing it. I suppose being a lefty adds to the elegance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Engle View Post
    What does this mean ?
    It means the only time you get down on one knee is when you propose marriage and that it has no place in cricket.

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    I had no clue what that meant goughy before you cleared it up.

    I have never heard or seen the word "Tha" anywhere, and I thought for a second you were talking about getting knocked down in boxing with the ring bit.

    btw what does "Tha" mean, is it slang for something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bond21 View Post
    I had no clue what that meant goughy before you cleared it up.

    I have never heard or seen the word "Tha" anywhere, and I thought for a second you were talking about getting knocked down in boxing with the ring bit.

    btw what does "Tha" mean, is it slang for something?
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    "Tha" = terminology used by pretty much everyone who has ever "scripted" the Yorkshire\Lancashire\Humberside accent.

    It has no place in Geordie script, however. None whatsoever.
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    In the second final of the CB series, Sachin Tendulkar played some "unorthodox" shots. One of them was of a Mitchell Johnson short of a good length delivery outside off stump, Tendulkar sort of half drove, half glided the ball between the gully and point and timed it so well it beat third man square to the fence. There was little follow through. The initial reaction from the commentators was (Ian Chappel, Harsha Bhogle - Star Network) that it was an outside edge. But replays showed the bat was angled in the exact direction, the ball was middled, and the batsman was facing the direction the ball went, and Ian Chappel said that was a deliberate shot. Wonder what the shot is called, Cut-drive?

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    Would just be a glide to 3rd man, wouldn't it?



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