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    The problem they had in Australia when 8 ball overs were de riguer was, I believe, that they could no longer find enough umpires who could count to 8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monk View Post
    Perhaps if you think there should be a change, you could provide at least one reason of why you think it's a good idea. Then people might engage in conversation more.

    So, lokomotiv, what do you think of returning to 8 ball overs for FC games?
    Under the old Laws, 1 over was 6 or 8 balls.
    In order to differentiation, First Class Cricket should have 1 over 8 balls system, and it reduces the number of break between overs, thereby reducing the number of draws and declarations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    The problem they had in Australia when 8 ball overs were de riguer was, I believe, that they could no longer find enough umpires who could count to 8
    It was also advantageous in England. The less an unwashed English arbiter is required to walk between central and square leg, the less he smells at the end of the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lokomotiv View Post
    Under the old Laws, 1 over was 6 or 8 balls.
    In order to differentiation, First Class Cricket should have 1 over 8 balls system, and it reduces the number of break between overs, thereby reducing the number of draws and declarations.
    I'll give you a serious answer because I have wondered about this topic from time to time. I think given that bowlers used to bowl 8 ball overs it is possible. However what you will see happening is fast bowlers getting through much shorter spells (even accounting for the extra deliveries per over). When I bowl medium pace I start to feel stuffed on the 5th ball of the over and i am ready for a break after 6 balls. If I had to bowl 8 ball overs i could probably only get through 3 overs before I would have to be taken off. But I am quite unfit. So an international cricketer may get through 4 overs or 5 at most. This means spells of 32-40 balls at most. In current spells of 6-8 overs. Bowlers get through 36-48 balls. That will reduce the impact of role of fast bowlers somewhat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lokomotiv View Post
    Under the old Laws, 1 over was 6 or 8 balls.
    In order to differentiation, First Class Cricket should have 1 over 8 balls system, and it reduces the number of break between overs, thereby reducing the number of draws and declarations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monk View Post
    It was also advantageous in England. The less an unwashed English arbiter is required to walk between central and square leg, the less he smells at the end of the day.
    Imagine what it must have been like in Victorian times - 4 ball overs and no hot running water in the dressing rooms

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lokomotiv View Post
    Limited-Over games -- 1 over 6 balls
    First Class games -- 1 over 8 balls

    What do you think about this change?
    Why? How many times have you asked this same question to be told no only to rehash it a few weeks later?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Esperance View Post
    bowlers should be given the freedom to CHOOSE how many balls they would like to bowl in an over.
    but only if he can eat seven muffins over a three day period ................

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    Quote Originally Posted by Esperance View Post
    bowlers should be given the freedom to CHOOSE how many balls they would like to bowl in an over.


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