Dvca - How Do We Make It Better?

The Long Room

Active Member
Spoken like someone who's club has only 2 decent bowlers. Doesn't that just make all the other bowlers irrelevant if you're bowling two blokes for the majority of the innings?

A better product by who's standards? I would argue that if more players can be added to the competition with a one day comp, then wouldn't that be the "better product"?
I think it’s not just that clubs have 2 bowlers.. but watching 2 guys run in and bowling a treat for 10-12 over spells is actually a treat to watch. Batsman have to be patient and not play the big shots.
 

burnerboy

Member
I agree that one day day cricket makes sense in lower grades logistically, however I'm a firm believer that the Shield grades should play as much two day cricket as possible. The main reasoning behind that being that the bowlers tend to become irrelevant in the one dayers, as they're limited to just eight overs each. The matches then become "bat-offs" with the batsman seeing the dangerous bowlers' off, knowing that they'll be able to cash in on the fourth and fifth bowlers' later in the piece.

In two day cricket you have your best bowlers operating on unlimited overs, which in turn leads to a far better contest between bat and ball. It's just a far better product overall.
Amen brother
 

Artie Bucco

Active Member
More one day games would be good IMO. Teams need to be more dynamic, saw a few sides this year struggle in the shorter format. It's all well and good bowling long spells outside off to a 7-2, but it really becomes more of a habit than a skill for a bowler. Good cricketers will go well in both.
 
More one day games would be good IMO. Teams need to be more dynamic, saw a few sides this year struggle in the shorter format. It's all well and good bowling long spells outside off to a 7-2, but it really becomes more of a habit than a skill for a bowler. Good cricketers will go well in both.
Yes, the elite tend to find a way in all formats/conditions. Agree with that.
 
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