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    fielders are doing what they've always done too. i go in there short without calling for any protective stuff, just to keep things moving but if I was a test match short leg specialist it would be ridiculous not to use all the protection available.

    and of course better protection and not just helmets make it easier for batsmen and gives them an advantage
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goughy View Post
    Lara was hit quite a few times. Even by 'Lightening' John Morris see 2:55 Brian Lara 501* vs Durham 1994 - highest first class innings - YouTube

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    Quote Originally Posted by uvelocity View Post
    fielders are doing what they've always done too. i go in there short without calling for any protective stuff, just to keep things moving but if I was a test match short leg specialist it would be ridiculous not to use all the protection available.

    and of course better protection and not just helmets make it easier for batsmen and gives them an advantage
    Fielders admit that the helmet enables them to stand closer to the batsman - therefore they're not doing what they've always done. People like Close, Greig and Solkar would stand there anyway, which is fair enough.

    Anyway this isn't really a debate worth having as it's impossible now to say who would stand where unless you ban the helmet for the current crop of fielders - and that certainly has no chance of happening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    Who cares?
    No one. Trying to ban helmets for fielders would be like trying to ban sledger from this forum - it ain't gonna happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lillian Thomson View Post
    Fielders admit that the helmet enables them to stand closer to the batsman - therefore they're not doing what they've always done. People like Close, Greig and Solkar would stand there anyway, which is fair enough.

    Anyway this isn't really a debate worth having as it's impossible now to say who would stand where unless you ban the helmet for the current crop of fielders - and that certainly has no chance of happening.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lillian Thomson View Post
    No one. Trying to ban helmets for fielders would be like trying to ban sledger from this forum - it ain't gonna happen.
    But that's not a satisfactory conclusion for anyone. Especially everyone other than me.

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    So helmets somehow make fielders field differently but batsmen bat exactly the same? Riight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uvelocity View Post
    bollocks



    What exactly is that supposed to prove? There's always been short-leg fielders. The helmet gives them the confidence to stand closer. That's an indisputable fact. The only question is whether standing closer is giving them an unfair advantage. If anyone disagrees that it does then yippee.

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    i really don't know what you're talking about now. boon is standing there as close as you want to get to have a chance of catching the ball. standing any closer than that to a quick bowler is a disadvantage. albi's pic is a good one too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uvelocity View Post
    i really don't know what you're talking about now. boon is standing there as close as you want to get to have a chance of catching the ball. standing any closer than that to a quick bowler is a disadvantage. albi's pic is a good one too.
    That's quite obvious that you don't, so maybe it would be better not to bother posting in response. I'd already said that people like Close, Greig and Solkar used to stand under the batsman's nose (to the spinners obviously, that's just common sense) anyway and if they want to do so without a helmet then fair play to them.

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    i'll do whatever the **** i like, i don't know what you're on about because it makes no sense

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    Quote Originally Posted by Migara View Post
    Cough cough, talking of isolated incidents rather than the norm.
    Say what?! Getting hit badly is always a rare incident. Thankfully. What we don't want to see is a rare incident end a career or impair a batsman's health.

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    Well I'll say one more time and very simply for the hard of thinking.

    You have fielders who field close to the batsman. - follow so far? Good.

    Some of these fielders admit that wearing a helmet gives them the confidence to stand closer than they would without the helmet. - well that's it, not difficult to understand really.

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    well you are difficult to understand because you contradict yourself. fielders are standing in the same spot they always have, as you have pointed out. wearing a helmet gives them an advantage, as it does to the batsman. there isn't any difference. the fielders are going to stand there with or without a helmet. batsmen are going to hook and pull with and without helmets.

    now i tried to politely discuss the strange to me theory of yours that fielders should be treated differently but clearly you lack not only the ability to think clearly, but also the common decency not to post like a ****wit. passive aggressive smiley faces inclusive.

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