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Old 03-14-2008, 02:18 AM   #241
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Nice.

I never actually played competitively. Beyond casual games with my friends, I sometimes just practised with guys on the school team. I got to bowl and they got to practise their batting.

I started out as a medium pace bowler, leaning towards fast-medium, but then I developed an interest in spin. My best deliveries were a somewhat bizarre combination of both finger and wrist spin. Not sure if I can even do them any more.
I had some deliveries that would probably break my wrist now.





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I had some deliveries that would probably break my wrist now.
With that said, i could push it up to medium pace, but naturally, my accuracy suffered.
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hey lovelies. i may have promised an epic iq thread earlier, and lined up the screenshots to take, photoshop and imageshack, but then i got drunk. so i'll do it tomorrow, much like my thesis research i was supposed to do all this week!
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hey lovelies. i may have promised an epic iq thread earlier, and lined up the screenshots to take, photoshop and imageshack, but then i got drunk. so i'll do it tomorrow, much like my thesis research i was supposed to do all this week!



I hate it when that happens
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i am totally the deadliest catch. and the only lost spoilers that i will give is that tonight has confirmed that the show has gone down hill. i blame the ghost busters episode.
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i'm hugnry. what should i eat?
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i'm hugnry. what should i eat?
Something mexican
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i mean i have yoghurt in my fridge. but that just seems so healthy aka not salty
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I traditionally bowled guys, or irritated them into attempting really ill-advised runs.
I always, always bowled for wickets, never to tempt shots or run-outs. I struggle to recall dismissing anybody in a manner other than bowled or LBW.

For ages, my pace action had this slight veer to the off side that I struggled to correct with swing. That drove me mad and motivated me to take up spin.
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Yeah, me too.

I actually had a rather short run-up for a pace bowler. That's because when I learnt to bowl, my backyard was long enough to have a decent pitch, but not for a run-up, so I was trying to bowl at speed with only three or four steps as a run-up.
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I always, always bowled for wickets, never to tempt shots or run-outs. I struggle to recall dismissing anybody in a manner other than bowled or LBW.

For ages, my pace action had this slight veer to the off side that I struggled to correct with swing. That drove me mad and motivated me to take up spin.
I was always bowling for wickets, and was deadly accurate so it was damn near impossible to get me away for runs, hence the balls that did stray were often fielded and quickly returned to the stumps for a run out.

It was always great pulling out a faster delivery when nobody expected it.
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hey lovelies. i may have promised an epic iq thread earlier, and lined up the screenshots to take, photoshop and imageshack, but then i got drunk. so i'll do it tomorrow, much like my thesis research i was supposed to do all this week!
Nice going there. I nearly got drunk last night, feeling all nihilistic and shit.

EYKIW's continuing to bring the lulz with the Edge's t-shirt thread.
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Yeah, me too.

I actually had a rather short run-up for a pace bowler. That's because when I learnt to bowl, my backyard was long enough to have a decent pitch, but not for a run-up, so I was trying to bowl at speed with only three or four steps as a run-up.
Exactly the same as me! It made my sudden changes to medium pace so much more shocking
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Nice going there. I nearly got drunk last night, feeling all nihilistic and shit.

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I was always bowling for wickets, and was deadly accurate so it was damn near impossible to get me away for runs, hence the balls that did stray were often fielded and quickly returned to the stumps for a run out.

It was always great pulling out a faster delivery when nobody expected it.
My accuracy as a pace bowler was not as good as I wanted it to be, but it was always at least close to the stumps and hard to hit for significant runs. Even when the batsman could get the ball into the air, it rarely went far. Had I played competitive cricket, I think I would have had a lot of guys caught at mid on or mid off.

As a spinner, I was wildly unpredictable. Even my best friend, who I bowled to an extreme amount, had absolutely no idea how to play my spin when I was in my best form around 2003. Honestly, sometimes, not even I knew what my ball was going to do. I liked to aim it just a little in front of the batsman's feet and put shitloads of spin on it so that it would go just about anywhere. And that meant it was mis-hit and dragged onto the stumps.
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