I think Aussie cricket need to bite the bullet and start blooding some young batsmen.. Not your Marsh's or Maxwells, but get your 22-25 yr olds in the side and give them some timeTime for our bats to inflate their stats on our home roads and only paper over the glaring cracks in their techniques that get exposed abroad. Would love to see some more rounded bats out there.
I'm returning to the pitch this Saturday the last time I played cricket I snapped my achilles, have been on the "two week" NMFC injury program since 2008!
I may have talked up my ability, looks like I'll be opening both the batting and bowling in our 36 over one-dayer. Will keep you all posted, have a new bat and I just hope with modern technology the bat can find the ball and not be reliant on me.
Good luck, NN. I, too, am attempting a comeback - in my mid-forties - but hopefully you get off to a slightly more auspicious start than me. New bat, new gear, old eyes! This is my broken toe after missing a yorker during my fourth pre-season indoor session!
It's a little spooky reading this - it's as though I wrote the post! Foot movement, playing late, rubbish bowling - it's a carbon copy.I cried viewing your pic.
Preseason was last night spend 20 minutes batting. I couldn't get my legs moving and played everything late, either I couldn't hit it or they couldn't hit the stumps. My bowling was woeful.
Serious chance of me "Petrieing " this up tomorrow. Anywho training was in Doverton indoors 8:00pm at an industrial estate a thick edge from Princess hwy. I must admit I was cautious when leaving got back to my vehicle started it up and the song on the wireless.....
Danger Zone...."Highway to the Danger Zone
I'll take you
Right into the Danger Zone"
Could only but larf.
Hope you stick at it and you're my inspiration for tomorrow. I checked my sick leave 80 plus days, my super allows for payment if permanently incapacitated.
Bring it on.
Hope you continue?