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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 02 August 2018 at 9:09am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Now if only I'd known this when I used to play cricket:



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Doug Centers
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Posted: 02 August 2018 at 9:48am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Very interesting.
The article says the ball moves differently when it's "old and rough". Can a hitter request a ball be removed or does it stay in play thru out a game/match?

I've always wanted to play Cricket. I seen it live once when I was in The Bahamas. Looks fun!
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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 02 August 2018 at 12:27pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

I think a captain can request a ball after so many overs. I think that rule will no doubt still apply, Doug. 
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Doug Centers
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Posted: 02 August 2018 at 1:16pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Thanks Robbie!

So different from Baseball where dozens of balls are used per game. Get so much as a grass stain on a ball and it's out.
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Oh, I see. Didn't know that. Thanks.

I'll have to look up softball one day - and find out just what the differences are to baseball.

We had a game here (rounders) which was very similar to baseball and softball. Not sure if it's played professionally, though.
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I've heard of Rounders forever as a predecessor, along with Cricket, to Baseball. Never seen it played though.

I've played on dozens of Softball teams over the years, different ball, amount of players, distances but same overall concept as Baseball.
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Posted: 07 September 2018 at 10:01am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

 Doug Centers wrote:
So different from Baseball where
dozens of balls are used per game. Get so much as a
grass stain on a ball and it's out.


Earlier this year my son and I were at a Phillies game
and we had the good fortune to be in a section that
was pretty close to home plate...my son had his glove
and near the end of the game one of the ushers came up
to me and asked if my son would like one of the game-
used balls...the trick is to get close to where the
umpires are exiting the field and yell "Hey, Blue!"
and they'll toss the used balls to kids. So my son
got one!

One of the other big differences between baseball and
softball is the pitching style (overhand vs.
underhand).
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Baseballs are also treated with a special mud that makes it easier to grip and takes some of the shine off the balls. The mud is rubbed on by the umpires before each game. All major and minor league teams and most college teams use the mud.


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