General Chat 2011/12

I thought you posted on here yesterday Southern that you had heard the Kook's didn't fair too well and that a couple of "big name" players who had played with both in their day, prefferred the Platapus?

I think we all know what the VTCA will decide - whichever company writes them the biggest cheque $$$$$
 

DStrek15

Active Member
They NEED to fix up those pink balls! They play like tennis balls after 5 overs! Too soft. They were terrible. Boundaries for first 5 overs and then the only the huge hitters can hit them after that.
Heard that the vtca want to play with white balls and colours in one dayers next season.. (top grades only)
 

Bigfish

Member
Let me guess... only if the clothing is supplied by the VTCA's sponsor? ;)

It would be good fun to get the coloured gear on, but I'd be happy to play in my wife's nighty as long as the cricket balls are better.
 

Dingo_Jones

Member
Let me guess... only if the clothing is supplied by the VTCA's sponsor? ;)

It would be good fun to get the coloured gear on, but I'd be happy to play in my wife's nighty as long as the cricket balls are better.
Why would you need a better cricket ball to play in your wife's nighty? Surely what you have been blessed with would be sufficient.
 

Bigfish

Member
Why would you need a better cricket ball to play in your wife's nighty? Surely what you have been blessed with would be sufficient.
Jonesy, point taken. I guess I could 'play' in my wife's nighty without a better cricket ball, but either way that is just odd. I was merely pointing out the fact that cricket balls have been substandard and I am desperate for them to be changed....
 

Bakes 2010

New Member
Heard that the vtca want to play with white balls and colours in one dayers next season.. (top grades only)
Well I hope that is the case. The white balls fair alot better and ping off the bat and swing for the bowlers. Surely we need to go to kookas. I'm a bat and it's easier to face the platypus but for the better of the game, we need the kookas. Wouldn't mind knowing who these supposed captains were that thought the plat's were better. Obviously bats lol
 

Bakes 2010

New Member
Let me guess... only if the clothing is supplied by the VTCA's sponsor? ;)

It would be good fun to get the coloured gear on, but I'd be happy to play in my wife's nighty as long as the cricket balls are better.
Bronca plays in his g-string, so i couldn't see any problem with you playing in your wifes nighty lmao!!!
 

Dingo_Jones

Member
Jonesy, point taken. I guess I could 'play' in my wife's nighty without a better cricket ball, but either way that is just odd. I was merely pointing out the fact that cricket balls have been substandard and I am desperate for them to be changed....
I understood what you meant big fella. Just having a bit of fun. These days due to the quality of leather used on either the Kookas or the pusses a first or second change bowler needs to get their hands on the ball by at least 14 or 15 overs as they deteriorate pretty soon after that. By the 20th over they are usually rat shit. Back in the 60's and 70's the balls would be in good nick up to the 25th over or more when the balls were made from the finest Scottish cow leather.
The probelem with todays balls is the seam softens up too soon, due to the poor quality kangaroo leather used. I believe the first class balls are made from a far superior leather.
Have you noticed how some of the pusses are out of round even before they're used?
If your a bowler which colour do you prefer to use. The bright red cherry or the dark red one?
 

fairgo

Member
RIP Bob Brierley.
As someone from the old VJCA days of the 1970-80's I was sad to read of the passing of Bob. He was Chairman of the Match Committee & then President of the VJCA in that period & a great worker & ambassador for the competition.
 

redefine

Member
let me first state that i am in no way affiliated in any sales of this product.

I used a ball slinger today after seeing a demonstration video online. They would have to be one of the best training tools invented. 10x better than throw downs good pace and you cant cheat and just plant your foot down the line. Also i dont have to wait a week for my shoulder to recover haha. Definitely a worthwhile investment for clubs!!!
 
let me first state that i am in no way affiliated in any sales of this product.

I used a ball slinger today after seeing a demonstration video online. They would have to be one of the best training tools invented. 10x better than throw downs good pace and you cant cheat and just plant your foot down the line. Also i dont have to wait a week for my shoulder to recover haha. Definitely a worthwhile investment for clubs!!!
Have you got a link??
 

Bigfish

Member
let me first state that i am in no way affiliated in any sales of this product.

I used a ball slinger today after seeing a demonstration video online. They would have to be one of the best training tools invented. 10x better than throw downs good pace and you cant cheat and just plant your foot down the line. Also i dont have to wait a week for my shoulder to recover haha. Definitely a worthwhile investment for clubs!!!
Mate, its definitely a good training tool, but don't get your hopes up. I think someone like Graham Gooch advocates its use. On the surface its a good buy, but be warned. I took care of mine and it only lasted 3 months. One of the fingers broke off mid throw
 
Mate, its definitely a good training tool, but don't get your hopes up. I think someone like Graham Gooch advocates its use. On the surface its a good buy, but be warned. I took care of mine and it only lasted 3 months. One of the fingers broke off mid throw
a simple dog thrower thats been re-branded and heavly marked up in price. most coaches have been using the dog thrower with tennis ball for a couple of yrs now.
 
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