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    Steve Waugh - preparing for retirement

    Steve Waugh has gone into print today suggesting that

    a) Injured batsmen should not be allowed a runner
    b) Leg-byes should be abolished from the game

    Full story (?) here

    Personally, I can see the benefits in both ideas - and also the very obvious drawbacks.

    Is Steve just spinning a line of 'bonkers-speak' like so many international cricketers before him?
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    There are advantages as well as drawbacks. The main benefits would be less controversy, eople disputing a runner, playing a shot for leg-byes, etc.
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    Re: Steve Waugh - preparing for retirement

    Originally posted by luckyeddie
    Steve Waugh has gone into print today suggesting that

    a) Injured batsmen should not be allowed a runner
    I can't blieve he means this one TBH, I mean if he felt so strongly about it:

    1) He would never allow the opp' to have a runner, as you know you need the opp's permission.

    2) He is being a bit of a hypocrite by using runners serveral times himself and a couple of times quite recently.


    Originally posted by halsey
    playing a shot for leg-byes
    I don't any batsman goes out thinking iam going to get runs of my pad today, it's more a muck up in the shot that leads to it coming of the pad.

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    Re: Re: Steve Waugh - preparing for retirement

    Originally posted by Rich2001
    I don't any batsman goes out thinking iam going to get runs of my pad today, it's more a muck up in the shot that leads to it coming of the pad.
    No, I mean't the batsman might leave it, it hits his pad, he runs, claiming he played a shot.


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    Re: Re: Re: Steve Waugh - preparing for retirement

    Originally posted by halsey
    No, I mean't the batsman might leave it, it hits his pad, he runs, claiming he played a shot.
    Ok that's fair enough, but is there really that many leg-byes scored in a game to really be a important factor?

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    No, I guess not. I admit defeat.

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    Originally posted by halsey
    No, I guess not. I admit defeat.
    Nah it's just from looking back at a few scorecards the amount of LB's for each inngs was only like 3 - 10 and both teams normally had about the same.

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    I agree!! Leg byes should be abolished from the game. Or atleast they shouldn't count as extras. Extras should reflect badly on the bowler - something the bowler could easily have avoided. Leg-byes don't reflect that. I once saw India let go 40 extras in an ODI - I was appalled, until I saw that 25 of them were LBs...

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    Originally posted by krkode
    I agree!! Leg byes should be abolished from the game. Or atleast they shouldn't count as extras. Extras should reflect badly on the bowler - something the bowler could easily have avoided. Leg-byes don't reflect that. I once saw India let go 40 extras in an ODI - I was appalled, until I saw that 25 of them were LBs...
    For the most part, though, leg-byes result from a leg-side delivery - and it could be argued that those should reflect against the bowler.

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    I have certainly long thought that.
    Leg-byes that the bowler gets away with often enrage me. Except when I'm the bowler of course.:!( :saint:
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