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    13* batting at 10 (my 5th not out in 7 attempts) and a diving legside catch.

    Comfortably pushing 40 degrees out there and I was batting (with helmet) for 15 overs, trying to feed the strike and hang around with our #5 batsman. We put on 50 in 13 overs after a dramatic collapse brought about by poor umpiring.

    That took us from a precarious 8/93 to ~140 all out.

    I haven't stopped drinking water and powerade since.

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    ^Don't you self umpire? or do you have professionals?
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    I got great enjoyment in going to the game and shouting "WHY THE **** ISN'T THIS GAME BEING PLAYED AT THE BASIN?!>!?!?" to reasonably significant cheers from the sparse crowd
    Proudly against the bring back Bennett movement since he is injury prone and won't last 5 days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurricane View Post
    ^Don't you self umpire? or do you have professionals?
    Every round, one team provides umpires for all games in a particular grade. Basically you play your 12 games a year and umpire 2 more, else lose competition points.

    There are also 'professionals' (of which I am one (and I use the term loosely)) who float around as well. Most teams get 2-3 of them per year. Ironically enough, the official umpires are far worse than most of the duty umpires. At present, I am convinced they must have taught everyone else that LBW is not guided by a law, but is rather an exercise in random chance.

    I may have entirely misinterpreted this self-umpiring thing.

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    When I played in Canada players from other teams would umpire us and the system worked well. In Wellington in the lower grades the batsman waiting to come into bat do the umpiring. The only lbws given are if it is plumb.


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    another toss won, and back in the winners circle. 3 wickets and 3 catches
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    Quote Originally Posted by uvelocity View Post
    another toss won, and back in the winners circle. 3 wickets and 3 catches :cool:
    I got 4 catches yesterday. I have dropped two toughies in gully this year, but they are all tough in gully. So I told the lads if I dropped another one I would give up my spot.

    2nd over of the game the guy edges it to me and it starts travelling very slowly to me. I am like cool a catch. But it started to change direction in the air as it got close to me. But I used soft hands and juggled it against my stomach and it stuck and the monkey was off my back.

    Got 3 more catches but they weren't gully catches.

    We have a gun first slip. And when I am going well at gully the bowlers are loving it.

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    yeah gully is my spot, don't often get to field there being an opening bowler, but as captain now I can swing it sometimes. Took the first one there, and the other two at a deepish mid on when they were trying to whack and get the runs

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    Quote Originally Posted by uvelocity View Post
    yeah gully is my spot, don't often get to field there being an opening bowler, but as captain now I can swing it sometimes. Took the first one there, and the other two at a deepish mid on when they were trying to whack and get the runs
    When I first started fielding there I didn't know where to stand as there are two or three legit spots where a gully can stand. These days I know exactly where to stand which is good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurricane View Post
    When I first started fielding there I didn't know where to stand as there are two or three legit spots where a gully can stand. These days I know exactly where to stand which is good.
    Where are these magical spots? I keep getting stuck into gully now that I've proven myself as the best reaction catcher in the side (not difficult when everyone else is past 40 or too gun in the outfield), but I have no clue where I'm meant to stand.

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    i would say generally in the gully you would be on the line between the stumps and where the return crease meets the popping crease.

    if the bowler has some pace, then finer, if slower, then squarer.

    as close as you can and still feel comfortable/think you'll catch them. in the gully they often come fast but they often die quickly so the closer the better imo.

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    There are two gully positions - 1st gully and 2nd gully.

    1st gully is where 6th slip might stand.

    2nd gully is about two metres squarer.

    I stand in 1st gully and they always come right to me.

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