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I have to play cricket tomorrow

Postby Boycs » Tue May 09, 2017 4:43 pm

For my work team as a last minute replacement. Using borrowed kit. In a friendly.

Not picked up a bat on a field since school twelve years ago. Bowling has the yips. Can't catch.

I'm scared.

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Re: I have to play cricket tomorrow

Postby Going South » Tue May 09, 2017 5:08 pm

Don't get hurt. Play safe and enjoy.

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Re: I have to play cricket tomorrow

Postby Boycs » Wed May 10, 2017 5:31 am

I've decided to gently remind people that I'm a space filler with no ability so when I get nought I shan't feel awkward.

I'm mostly concerned about dropping a catch :P

At least I know the rules....

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Re: I have to play cricket tomorrow

Postby Katto » Wed May 10, 2017 8:15 am

BoyCaught30 wrote:I've decided to gently remind people that I'm a space filler with no ability so when I get bought I shan't feel awkward.

I'm mostly concerned about dropping a catch :P

At least I know the rules....


just remember to move your hands with the fight of the ball to lessen the momentum impact

cricket balls are a lot harder to catch than tennis balls

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Re: I have to play cricket tomorrow

Postby Going South » Wed May 10, 2017 11:30 am

Is it too late to remind you to wear a guard?

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Re: I have to play cricket tomorrow

Postby Going South » Wed May 10, 2017 11:32 am

Katto wrote:
BoyCaught30 wrote:I've decided to gently remind people that I'm a space filler with no ability so when I get bought I shan't feel awkward.

I'm mostly concerned about dropping a catch :P

At least I know the rules....


just remember to move your hands with the fight of the ball to lessen the momentum impact

cricket balls are a lot harder to catch than tennis balls

Come on.
He know how different "balls" feel having played "hard" when he was much younger.
It's just that he is out of practice.

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Re: I have to play cricket tomorrow

Postby Katto » Wed May 10, 2017 12:17 pm

Going South wrote:
Katto wrote:
just remember to move your hands with the fight of the ball to lessen the momentum impact

cricket balls are a lot harder to catch than tennis balls

Come on.
He know how different "balls" feel having played "hard" when he was much younger.
It's just that he is out of practice.


I dunno if boycaught is married :mrgreen:

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Re: I have to play cricket tomorrow

Postby raja » Wed May 10, 2017 2:21 pm

Seeing this thread only now.

So how did it go, Boycs30?

Were you the Man of the Match? :-)

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Re: I have to play cricket tomorrow

Postby Boycs » Wed May 10, 2017 9:16 pm

Hah.

We were massively outgunned anyway. Went okay for me though. Fielded at long on, long off, deep square leg and point, mostly ground fielding. Then while at long off one massive skier that was up there for about an hour. Got myself right under it, settled, but too hard with my hands and it bounced out. That felt bad :P but it wasn't an easy catch.

Then penultimate ball, at long on, long hard hit flat-six-type shot. Ran in about ten yards from the boundary, steadied myself and somehow it stuck in my hands. Immediately threw my arm up in celebratory style. Was chuffed with that. Even got kudos from the other team! Some groundwork fielding which was okay.

Unfortunately didn't get to bat - which was the only thing I was looking forward to really - as we didn't lose enough wickets to require me to by.

So bit annoyed by the catch but pleased I took the other one. Was a work team so got hoghfives from my bosses bosses bosses!

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Re: I have to play cricket tomorrow

Postby Paddles » Wed May 10, 2017 11:38 pm

Refer your bosses to the batting exploits of pinch hitters like Narine or L Cairns and tell 'em that you caln belt a 6 or two.
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Re: I have to play cricket tomorrow

Postby Katto » Thu May 11, 2017 3:42 am

BoyCaught30 wrote:Hah.

We were massively outgunned anyway. Went okay for me though. Fielded at long on, long off, deep square leg and point, mostly ground fielding. Then while at long off one massive skier that was up there for about an hour. Got myself right under it, settled, but too hard with my hands and it bounced out. That felt bad :P but it wasn't an easy catch.

Then penultimate ball, at long on, long hard hit flat-six-type shot. Ran in about ten yards from the boundary, steadied myself and somehow it stuck in my hands. Immediately threw my arm up in celebratory style. Was chuffed with that. Even got kudos from the other team! Some groundwork fielding which was okay.

Unfortunately didn't get to bat - which was the only thing I was looking forward to really - as we didn't lose enough wickets to require me to by.

So bit annoyed by the catch but pleased I took the other one. Was a work team so got hoghfives from my bosses bosses bosses!


hmmm, didnt take Katto's advice :nono:

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Re: I have to play cricket tomorrow

Postby Boycs » Thu May 11, 2017 6:59 am

Lol very true. Glad I caught the second one.

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Re: I have to play cricket tomorrow

Postby raja » Thu May 11, 2017 8:51 am

BoyCaught30 wrote:Hah.

Then penultimate ball, at long on, long hard hit flat-six-type shot. Ran in about ten yards from the boundary, steadied myself and somehow it stuck in my hands. Immediately threw my arm up in celebratory style. Was chuffed with that. Even got kudos from the other team! Some groundwork fielding which was okay.

Unfortunately didn't get to bat - which was the only thing I was looking forward to really - as we didn't lose enough wickets to require me to by.

So bit annoyed by the catch but pleased I took the other one. Was a work team so got hoghfives from my bosses bosses bosses!


Well done. Pity there were no IPL scouts around otherwise you could have found your name in the next auction. :-)

You can always spin your batting performance by saying you were not dismissed. :-)

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Re: I have to play cricket tomorrow

Postby Boycs » Thu May 11, 2017 9:12 am

Indeed, as the lowest scoring batsman out of those who batted had to vacuum the club house :D


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