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    Quote Originally Posted by Starfighter View Post
    I don't see anything amateurish about the Davidson era batting.
    Great post and this is the only place where we'll disagree, I think.

    The Nic Maddinson pick is something that everyone should try to forget quickly, yes.
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    Played on a wet turf wicket yesterday. Lots of newfound respect for those who played on them back in the day. Just ridiculously hard to bat on, especially against the quicks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon View Post
    Played on a wet turf wicket yesterday. Lots of newfound respect for those who played on them back in the day. Just ridiculously hard to bat on, especially against the quicks.
    Heh, I played on one of those once and for the first (and only) time in my life, actually got the ball to swing. The other team got bowled out for 11, managed to hit 2 jammy fours as well. Greatest day ever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon View Post
    Played on a wet turf wicket yesterday. Lots of newfound respect for those who played on them back in the day. Just ridiculously hard to bat on, especially against the quicks.
    It's good fun isn't it? Just have to play as late as you can and with crazily soft hands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    It's good fun isn't it? Just have to play as late as you can and with crazily soft hands.
    It's ****ed. You get grubbers, shooters, quicks bowling massive legbreaks, bouncers that just slow down after pitching.

    I mean it was fun and a nice challenge but it quickly became apparent that dealing with this with any sort of regularity would definitely suck.

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    You wouldn't want to do it regularly, that's for sure.

    I guess I have a bit of fondness for it because I think the best knock I ever played was on a track like that in a final years ago. We were 7/27 at one stage and I made 40 odd opening to help get us to 160 or so. Was a complete brothel of a wicket, no helmet. Still got the scar under my jaw where the opening bowler hit me and gave me a few stitches. Just reared at me off a fullish length. Had no choice but to drop the gloves and wear it.

    I love stuff like that. It tests how badly you want to succeed. The element of physical threat makes it more of a challenge too. That's why facing and succeeding against fast bowling will always be inherently superior and more masculine than facing a spinner on a dustbowl and getting out because you're dehydrated after making a double ton.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    You wouldn't want to do it regularly, that's for sure.

    I guess I have a bit of fondness for it because I think the best knock I ever played was on a track like that in a final years ago. We were 7/27 at one stage and I made 40 odd opening to help get us to 160 or so. Was a complete brothel of a wicket, no helmet. Still got the scar under my jaw where the opening bowler hit me and gave me a few stitches. Just reared at me off a fullish length. Had no choice but to drop the gloves and wear it.

    I love stuff like that. It tests how badly you want to succeed. The element of physical threat makes it more of a challenge too. That's why facing and succeeding against fast bowling will always be inherently superior and more masculine than facing a spinner on a dustbowl and getting out because you're dehydrated after making a double ton.
    Yeah tbf I like playing in tough conditions as well. It brings all the other good batsman down to my level and lets me play my natural game, which is best described as survival. Get a nice applause from the guys when I walk back after a gritty 22 (43) out of a team total of 90.
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    I was really liking that until the last sentence. (at burgey's post)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    You wouldn't want to do it regularly, that's for sure.

    I guess I have a bit of fondness for it because I think the best knock I ever played was on a track like that in a final years ago. We were 7/27 at one stage and I made 40 odd opening to help get us to 160 or so. Was a complete brothel of a wicket, no helmet. Still got the scar under my jaw where the opening bowler hit me and gave me a few stitches. Just reared at me off a fullish length. Had no choice but to drop the gloves and wear it.

    I love stuff like that. It tests how badly you want to succeed. The element of physical threat makes it more of a challenge too. That's why facing and succeeding against fast bowling will always be inherently superior and more masculine than facing a spinner on a dustbowl and getting out because you're dehydrated after making a double ton.
    More so it tests how lucky you are because that's mostly what it comes down to

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    Batting always has a huge slice of luck attached to it. Too many times have I seen one batsman make a single error and be dismissed for a duck, while another one has edges fly past the fielders and stumps, gets a lucky LBW decision go his way, and then gets dropped a couple of times to boot on his way to a 50.

    It's even worse if all you do for your team is bat - get a corker of a ball or a bad decision and your contribution for the whole day is done. All you can do now is hope you get the chance to pull off a crazy catch or a runout in the field, because otherwise you're contributing nothing else for the rest of the game.

    I've started taking my batting more seriously lately, and get to bat up the order some more now, and man it's a cruel life as a batsman. IDK how you all can do it. Being a bowler is so much better - make one mistake and you've got the rest of the over to compensate for it, if not the rest of your spell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zorax View Post
    Batting always has a huge slice of luck attached to it. Too many times have I seen one batsman make a single error and be dismissed for a duck, while another one has edges fly past the fielders and stumps, gets a lucky LBW decision go his way, and then gets dropped a couple of times to boot on his way to a 50.

    It's even worse if all you do for your team is bat - get a corker of a ball or a bad decision and your contribution for the whole day is done. All you can do now is hope you get the chance to pull off a crazy catch or a runout in the field, because otherwise you're contributing nothing else for the rest of the game.

    I've started taking my batting more seriously lately, and get to bat up the order some more now, and man it's a cruel life as a batsman. IDK how you all can do it. Being a bowler is so much better - make one mistake and you've got the rest of the over to compensate for it, if not the rest of your spell.
    Yeah I know what you mean. A few years ago I broke my thumb and couldn't really bowl but could still bat, so I dropped down a grade and played as a specialist opener for a couple of games. I'd been opening the grade above as well but I felt a lot more pressure without the bowling, knowing I had to really make the batting count or I'd be hanging around the ground for two days feeling useless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    Yeah I know what you mean. A few years ago I broke my thumb and couldn't really bowl but could still bat, so I dropped down a grade and played as a specialist opener for a couple of games. I'd been opening the grade above as well but I felt a lot more pressure without the bowling, knowing I had to really make the batting count or I'd be hanging around the ground for two days feeling useless.
    I've had two games this season where, based of earlier innings and net performances, I was sent up to bat in crucial run chases, and ended up playing a daft shot early in my innings to get out cheaply.

    Man it's the ****ing worst. If I didn't have my bowling efforts to fall back on I'd be so miserable.

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    Batting is awful when you suck. It truly is.

    But it's also more fun till it lasts. The bowler is the one throwing down the challenge and the batsman is the one meeting it. That's always more fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor Ian View Post
    I was really liking that until the last sentence. (at burgey's post)
    Not fully incorrect tbh, the worst that can happen when you stink against spinners is that you get out cheaply, if you suck against pacers there are far worse scenarios out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harsh.ag View Post
    Batting is awful when you suck. It truly is.

    But it's also more fun till it lasts. The bowler is the one throwing down the challenge and the batsman is the one meeting it. That's always more fun.
    I find them both equally fun tbh. The great thing about being a finger spinner is that it's much easier to find your rhythm and control and maintain it over an extended period of time. This is obviously offset by being super innocuous and hittable to decent batsmen. It creates this great game where you're constantly adjusting you line and length and pace and field and trying to coax a mistake from the batsmen, or once you string together a few dots you look for the batsmen trying to premeditate and catch him trying to do something.

    It's really why I quite enjoy spin bowling, especially finger spin. It brings out that cat-and-mouse strategic element of cricket so much more. With pace bowling and wrist spin a lot of the game is just trying to execute the skills under pressure. With finger spin that's a given. Same for medium-pace swing/seam bowling. You're going to be able to do what you want with the ball, and that's no longer the concern. You focus on the next level of cricket instead of dwelling on the basics.



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