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    Air Cricket

    Inspired by this article: Why the kids don't play air shots with aubergines any more | Barney Ronay | Sport | guardian.co.uk

    Was playing plenty of air blocks myself during that final session last week.

    Personally find this form of the sport has a distinct advantage over the real thing, it being without the having to hit a real ball part, which I have never been any good at.

    Find the kitchen is the ideal location for such a sport, providing a healthy supply of wooden spoons and the like.

    So anyone got any favourite air shots? The Ponting lofted straight drive would have to mine.

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    I flick virtually every ball to midwicket whether i imagine it to be on the pads or outside off stump, Azhar having been a childhood hero of mine and all

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    Haha, I still do this fairly frequently. Whenever I'm walking along with an umbrella I'll attempt a cover drive if I think nobody else is looking.

    Occasionally I may even skip a few paces and attempt a hefty slog. But only on special occasions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    Haha, I still do this fairly frequently. Whenever I'm walking along with an umbrella I'll attempt a cover drive if I think nobody else is looking.

    Occasionally I may even skip a few paces and attempt a hefty slog. But only on special occasions.
    You carry an umbrella, and you want people to know this?


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    I tend to use it as a cane, primarily.

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    Classy umbrellas they are too.

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    I often air bowl my leg cutter. Well, I straighten my arm and cock my wrist in readiness, anyway. Seems somehow more satisfying than air bowling a seam up delivery.
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    Bowled without a hint of chucking I am sure.

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    Everything is flicked to the leg side, with a hint of disdain directed at the bowler.

    Quite possibly why I go out LBW so often in real cricket!

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    Someone else writing an article with dewey-eyed nostalgia about tv coverage constantly interrupted for horse-racing, without paying the slightest bit of attention to participation numbers and standards in age group cricket. Yawn.

    Also, the fewer kids who have to watch Stuart Broad pouting when he reviews a decision that pitched three feet outside leg, the better.

    Answering the question, the air-nick-off-to-first-slip is a personal favourite. Anybody else a fan of air stumpings?
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    I generally open the face of the tennis racket to glide the ball between second slip and gully for four.
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    I would like to consider myself the air bowling Waqar Younis. I regularly practice the in-swinger.
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    Yeah, look, it gives me a pain deep inside my uterus to admit it, but it's Ajmal until such time as we get a working throwing law again.
    Never in a million years would I have thought Brumby to admit this!!!!!!

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    I still regularly do this, almost exclusively the straight-drive or block.
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    so gun seeing little kids air bowl in public. always makes me smile.

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    Gotta be the traditional invisible Viv Richards hook shot. I can almost feel the disdain directed towards Lenny Pascoe as I do it.
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