Friday, February 29, 2008

Just been on the www.simplycricket.net website looking at the forum and noticed a thread that a bloke had posted on commenting that he took some time getting settled in to the game http://www.simplycricket.net/slowness-t2015.0.html;msg17932;topicseen#new if you look at the response to the initial question by the bloke calling himself "Almost Austwick" he makes a really good point about using "soft hands" just to get the bat on the ball and kill the speed and just let the ball fall at your feet. I'm assuming that if you do this - you'd have previously spoken to the batsman at the other end and alerted him to the fact that you're going to do this as it's his call as to whether you run or not and obviously he's the one that can see how close the wicket keeper is to the ball?

So that's something I'm going to keep in mind this weekend and try and see if I can do it.