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Highest Level Played: Inter-College

 

Role: All Rounder

 

Batting: Opening bat. Very reliable and long innings batter. Did not have lot of big shots, more of a steady accumulator. Very good with left alone, cover driving, leg glance and inside out shots. Good on the front foot, not so on the back foot. Not good at pulling/hooking. Stronger on the off-side compared to leg. Weak at handling short pitched bowling and strong at handling good length and full length bowling.

 

Bowling: First change bowler. Medium pacer. Occasional spin bowler (both leg spin and off spin). Had pretty good control.

 

Fielding: Loved fielding. Many times used to field for both the teams (mine and opposition). Was among the best around. Favourite fielding positions were point and cover.

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Highest level - Inter-College

Batting - Accumulator who cud smash spinners at will, much like misbah . As my teams started getting weeker i became more of a defensive batsman and right at the end of the college got a good team and turned into a mindless slogger which didnt work out. Straight drive n Flick were my fav shots to fast bowlers. The biggest pleasure was to step down n smash a spinner. Intially had good cut n pull but changing my stance to chanderpaul one did affect those 2 shots. One shot i cudnt play was sweep. 

Bowling- Use to love bowling fast and was quite fast till school. Pace got down in college so started bowling all types of bowling whatever came out right on that day. Could bowl off spin and kumble type of leg spin . Biggest weekness as fast bowler for many years was the love for yorker and i use to try bowl 6 out of 6 yorker....means the day i got it right i won games and the day i didnt opp won games. Use to love bowling round the wkt and hated bowling over the wkt. Stopped from bowling many times due to bowling beamers:alienbooty:

Fielding- Loved diving around, ok ok catcher but Enjoyed Wk most. Very safe keeper.  Goalkeeper turned into wicket keeper. Ask anyday ill prefer to be wicket keeper then fielder as it was the best place to study batsman footwork n plan specially when ur captain 

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Nice thread for a change maniac.

 

Highest level : Club level, intra city

 

Batting : Probably amongst millions of other Indians who feel the same way but I think I had some talent. At least to make it to intra state and then take it from there. Obviously parents weren't supportive. 

 

Right handed bat. Very wristy, touch player, that sort. Never had a lot of power to slog so relied on timing. Batted mostly in the middle order.

 

Bowling : Right arm med fast. Very ordinary, nothing special. I did have a nice yorker and some swing but lacked accuracy and pace.

 

Fielding : Mostly good but made some blunders here and there :p:

 

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All Rounder

 

Highest Level Played : 

University level

 

Batting :

Middle order solid batsman, like Inzy, Miandad, Bevan. A good match finisher, fight till the end, a very wristy cricket player, good at cut shots, mostly scores in 4s, sometimes in 6s. my highest score was 152. 

 

Bowling :

Right-Arm Fast bowler, mostly swngs from new ball, took many wickets, my best was 6/24 , including a match winning Hat-trick , took 4 wickets in 4 balls in last over and won the match by 5 runs for my team. 

 

Fielding :

Average fielder ..... :biggrin: 

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7 hours ago, KeyboardWarrior said:

All Rounder

 

Highest Level Played : 

University level

 

Batting :

Middle order solid batsman, like Inzy, Miandad, Bevan. A good match finisher, fight till the end, a very wristy cricket player, good at cut shots, mostly scores in 4s, sometimes in 6s. my highest score was 152. 

 

Bowling :

Right-Arm Fast bowler, mostly swngs from new ball, took many wickets, my best was 6/24 , including a match winning Hat-trick , took 4 wickets in 4 balls in last over and won the match by 5 runs for my team. 

 

Fielding :

Average fielder ..... :biggrin: 

 

what about fixing ?

4th skill necessary in padosi land :biggrin:

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Me too..book cricket specialist. Damn good at marking the pages and removing the same pages again and again while mixing them with random ones at the same time to avoid being predictable..

 

Highest level played : 12th textbooks..after I joined engineering I now don't even know what is a  textbook. Sirf Photocopies se kaam chal jata hai. So ab early retirement Leni pafi :(

 

 

 

 

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Galli Mohalla/ground Tape-ball cricket:

- not a very dependable batsman, will mostly just rotate the strike along occasional 4s, may or may not perform while all-hitting...

- decent right-arm pace bowling, v good accurate yorkers ;) team can depend to defend a small total in last over... hardly ever bowls wide, over-stepping no-balls been an issue though... (reasonable spin bowling too which is quite rare with tape ball)

- very poor fielder... always 50/50 while taking a catch, however quite accurate through ;)

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28 minutes ago, Cricketics said:

Currently playing in cricket leagues all around USA.

 

I am mainly a medium-fast bowler(you can call me a trundler too). I am around 80-84 miles these days, at times could be more but I haven't been clocked recently or really checked the speed in a while, so not sure.

 

Former Captain of Montgomery College Cricket team.

 

I have been a 12th man or no.11 batsman a lot for my clubs in the last 10 years. Have carried drinks a lot as a 12th man and that gave me good lesson to improve my game way early in my career. I have moved higher in ranks and become a better bat and still working hard in the nets and getting better at batting. However, I haven't stopped concentrating on my bowling. I am still a bowler who gives it all and that is what I love to do the most, just to get out there on 22 yards and just bowl fast and concentrate on the line and length.

 

Currently, I am still trying to chase my dream to play for USA as Bowler who can bat.

 

 

 

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Started with street cricket in B'lore during school days, used to bowl medium pace. after breaking a few window panes on the houses in the neighborhood, new rule was if batsman hits the ball and it lands first pitch into a neighbor's house..he was out :wp3:. Played inter class matches on Sundays in grounds where the winning team would get prizes like a box of pencils :phehe: . But the fun part was most of the matches never had a result & ended in fights due to wrong umpiring decisions. 

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Nice thread. :nice: 

 

Highest level : Gully cricket.There is a big field behind my house and there are lots of people living nearby. The longest boundary is equal to around 40 yards. In the childhood sometimes we used to get excess kids even after fielding 11 players each. Haven't played at all since the time all kids grew up and get busy in life.

 

Batting: Lower middle order bat . I could play only one shot on the leg side. The sweep. Else everything on the off including a lot of reverse sweeps. :giggle: 

Bowling: Primarily a bowler. Mostly bowled off spin/ medium pace out swing sometimes . I was expert in fooling batsman with slower ones when i bowled medium pace. 

 

Fielding: Average, rarely dived. Ok catcher, rarely dropped. Mostly stood in slips where you rarely get anything in gully cricket. Either it goes in front or straight to the keeper.  

Also i was anti jaddu in direct hits. Everybody shouted "mat maar" whenever i fielded in outfield. :cantstop: 

 

Never got a chance at higher level because there was absolutely no culture of cricket here before MSD. Now my 16 year old cousin is playing professionally and has joined a club in ranchi. :)

 

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I hardly played an cricket till I finished school , all football uptill then . 

We only played underarm as kids lol

I did play for my college though . O

Batting :Opener , had a very good defence but dint have the patience for singles , was nicknamed "Afridi" lol as I blindly slogged every ball .

Bowling : Partime legspin .

Fielding : Probably what I was best at , have taken some good catches .

 

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Great thread!

 

Highest level:  Semi-organized tape ball cricket in grad school in the US.  After PhD, in my early 30s, I practiced for a few weeks with NCSU's MACC league team.  Pretty quickly realized that I was too slow and unathletic to compete with the 20-somethings.  One practice session, a short one whistled past too close to my head - I had been married for just about a year at that time, was too risk-averse, and quit.

 

Batting:  During my tape-ball days, I started off as a dour #3, whose job it was to rotate the strike and let the tailunted guys hit the ball.  I took pride in that role.  Soon managed to develop some strokes and confidence and could hit some biggies in the V.  One time, captain sent me in to finish (33 off 16).  Don't know why but Rafi saab's song "Ehsaan tera hogaa mujh par ..." was stuck in my head on that day.  I kept singing it aloud from the time I took guard to the time we finished it off.  Even in stance facing the bowler.  I think the fielders were irritated enough that they made mental mistakes :-).

 

Bowling:  Dibbly-dobbly to medium pace.  Usually first-change guy with nagging off-stump line and good length; annoyed the hell out of hitters.  Didn't get much in the way of wickets, except one time I picked up 6 in 4 overs (I suspect spot-fixing from other team's batsmen?).  Transformed into a medium pacer (tried to mimic Srinath's action) for a while and then came back to dibbly-dobbly.  

 

Fielding:  Less said the better.

 

Loved those days!!  Thanks for giving this space to reminisce.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Brainfade said:

Great thread!

 

Highest level:  Semi-organized tape ball cricket in grad school in the US.  After PhD, in my early 30s, I practiced for a few weeks with NCSU's MACC league team.  Pretty quickly realized that I was too slow and unathletic to compete with the 20-somethings.  One practice session, a short one whistled past too close to my hea

 

Macc league, Daymn, the one which has Virginia tech too? I played few games in MACC a while back, just too much drive other wise would have played more games for the Virginia Tech team.

 

 

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jack of all trades :woot:

 

bowl fast, spin both left/right

bat left/right

decent fielder

played with plastic ball, rubber ball, tennis, taped tennis ball, cork ball, leather.

 

max level high school, then just got too busy

 

come to think of it in hindsight, prolly a little cautious to be playing with leather ball now considering all the things that can go wrong :fear:

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1 hour ago, Cricketics said:

Macc league, Daymn, the one which has Virginia tech too? I played few games in MACC a while back, just too much drive other wise would have played more games for the Virginia Tech team.

 

 

Quite possible.  This was in 2000-01.  In the few weeks I practiced, we played local teams in the research triangle area (mostly made of desi software dudes) and one team from South Carolina.  

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Cricket is my passion.. I play hard ball cricket for about 7 clubs in different leagues and cities

 

Highest level : Play club/grade cricked all around Canada and have played against Canadian players, expat players, retired Ranji guys, against kids coming from u-19 Indian Pakistan and Srilanka national teams...

 

 

Role... I used to be a bowling allrounder but in last 3 years, my batting has improved so drastically that in all my 7 clubs,  I have become more of a genuine allrounder who bats 2 down and open the bowling... This season, I have been the highest scorer and highest wickettaker for most of my clubs..

 

Batting: I play both t20 and 50 over format, so I can bat according to the situation.. for example, this past weekend, I scored 39 of 16 balls in the t20 match in the morning, and on the same day, scored 36* of 85 balls in a low scoring chase in the 50 over format(won by 2 wickets)...But I have put lots of effort in my batting in the indoor nets for last 5 years and thats the reason, I have become very consistent scorer for my clubs.. 

 

 

Bowling: I can bowl some serious pace though I do feel my pace has gone down in last year as I play for 7 different clubs (upto 3 hard ball matches over a weekend) and usually drain my body....I bowl a bit like Malinga and on good days, I can outswing some bowls like crazy.. if I am not getting swing, then I try to go all out on pace..

 

Fielding: Ok fielder, rarely dive, slow ground fielder, very strong arm. However a very safe catcher..I am bit muscular so I am slightly slow for the ground fielding :cantstop: . I guess weekly fielding drills my 50 over club team does has really helped me in becoming more agile and quick on the feeet..  In two of my teams where I captain, I hide myself at Square leg :cantstop: but for other clubs, they tend to put me on long on long off because of my strong arm ( I hate it though)

 

Overall, I am a pretty good cricketer who has worked really hard on his cricket in last 5 years, and can call myself a genuine allrounder (I seriously bowl faster than Binny)

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24 minutes ago, rahulrulezz said:

Cricket is my passion.. I play hard ball cricket for about 7 clubs in different leagues and cities

 

 

Dayumm ... that's impressive.  Juggling practice schedules must be a real challenge, eh?

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1 hour ago, Brainfade said:

Dayumm ... that's impressive.  Juggling practice schedules must be a real challenge, eh?

Haha yes but I have prioritized my clubs. So I play for certain clubs, and if i am free and there is no conflict, I play for other clubs. 

 

It helps that I work in the Ministry so I don't any work on the weekends or any late hours on weekdays.

 

Gives me ample time to enjoy my passion.

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2 hours ago, rahulrulezz said:

Haha yes but I have prioritized my clubs. So I play for certain clubs, and if i am free and there is no conflict, I play for other clubs. 

Thats a typical life we go through in this region who love to play cricket and are dedicated to the game.

 

It's extremely hectic and kills you inside as it shows on Monday or Tuesday when you have to go to work etc. We can easily rest over the weekend and skip few games for the secondary clubs where you could be on roster to play when your first-preference club's game is not clashing, but many don't do, like some of us, we even play that, because one rather play and get tired and enjoy that feeling of having legs tired at the end of the day, than sit and home and regret that "you could have pushed yourself to play another game."

 

 

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Excellent thread

 

Highest Level Played: Inter school as such but played lot of gully cricket too lol. Mostly played as an AR 

 

Batting: Mostly a defensive batsman like Dravid. Can stay at wicket for long period of time. Unfortunately don't have any power game lol

 

Bowling: Medium pace bowler who could seam a bit. Fast Leg spinner while playing gully cricket lol

 

Fielding: Very good ground fielder. Catching well least said is better lol. Mostly fielded in the third man, mid on, mid off position. Has a powerful arm which has inflicted run out consistently from such positions :bow:

 

@zakk @OpeningBatsmangully cricketers apne bare main bhi kuch batao

 

 

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School Level. 

Mostly Opened the innings & played till the end.

Kept wickets & bowled left arm trundlers too.

defensive batsmen by trade, love rotating the strikes.

 

better soccer player then cricket.

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School n college level - Xavier's group. 

Batting (RH) 

Position - Opening and No 3 

Style - accumulator and defensive, not a big hitter. 

Favrt shot- cover drive and nudge n run

Not a walker :no:

BOWLING (RM) 

Medium with slingy action. Struggled with lines, and bowled lot of leg side wides :phehe:

 

Fielding - good ground fielder, not a great catcher. 

 

P. S- loves  to sledge :p:

 

in gully cricket - loves bowling legspin

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9 hours ago, flat_wicket_bully said:

Excellent thread

 

Highest Level Played: Inter school as such but played lot of gully cricket too lol. Mostly played as an AR 

 

Batting: Mostly a defensive batsman like Dravid. Can stay at wicket for long period of time. Unfortunately don't have any power game lol

 

Bowling: Medium pace bowler who could seam a bit. Fast Leg spinner while playing gully cricket lol

 

Fielding: Very good ground fielder. Catching well least said is better lol. Mostly fielded in the third man, mid on, mid off position. Has a powerful arm which has inflicted run out consistently from such positions :bow:

 

@zakk @OpeningBatsmangully cricketers apne bare main bhi kuch batao

 

 

Saale tera retire hone ka umar hua... Wo b likh deta.. :phehe:1960s me khelta tha na tu.. 

Run out khud ke team wale ko krta tha na tu:phew:

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15 hours ago, Cricketics said:

Thats a typical life we go through in this region who love to play cricket and are dedicated to the game.

 

It's extremely hectic and kills you inside as it shows on Monday or Tuesday when you have to go to work etc. We can easily rest over the weekend and skip few games for the secondary clubs where you could be on roster to play when your first-preference club's game is not clashing, but many don't do, like some of us, we even play that, because one rather play and get tired and enjoy that feeling of having legs tired at the end of the day, than sit and home and regret that "you could have pushed yourself to play another game."

 

 

Haha agreed

 

also the fact that we live in North America and we barely have 5 months of summer, sitting indoors during the summer weekends make me feel like shooting myself. So I feel like pushing myself and play more than 2 games during summer. 

 

More than legs, I feel pain on hips and lower back now lol

 

also I feel so sleepy at work on Monday and Tuesdays because of waking up early for weekend morning games. 

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Good thread.  

 

Batting:  Southpaw opener, strong hitting arc from Fine-leg to Long-on.  Love to square drive and cut, but not really my power zone.  Pretty decent at rotating strike and maintaining momentum, adapting to situations, shot selection etc - opportunistic gap hitter rather than a dominant power hitter.   My team used to bank on me to bat solid, while the other 'hitters' had license to go after the bowling. 

 

Fielding:  Point was my spot.   95% of the time.   Have had a few 'memorable' dismissals with decent catches and direct hits.  Considered one of the 'better' fielders in the team, probably the top 2 or 3.  Not the strongest throwing arm from the deep, but would go to deep midwicket in some games in the later stages of the game at times.   But usually stay in the in-field.  Made my non-stop sledging more effective.  A bit of notoriety in my team and league for my "chattiness".  Nothing nasty, ever.  But constant needle.  I like to believe, quite creative at times as well ;)  

 

Bowling:  More of a 'net' or practice bowler, hardly ever bowled in games.   SLA with a bit of turn, very round-arm action, Kedar Jadhav-ish.  Can bowl "bigly" turning chinamen with the hard tennis ball - from almost a wide-ball line outside off to middle stump - always good for a laugh with the noob bats who don't watch the hand.   

 

Highest Level played:  Played a lot of 'gully' cricket in Bombay growing up.  Played a bit of hardball cricket, but not much.  Moved to the US in the 90s and have played a ton of hard tennis cricket.  Played hard ball league cricket for a season about 10 years ago - I was playing a lot of tennis cricket back then, and was doing quite well, and my batting style is actually better suited for 'season' ball cricket rather than the tennis ball, which really favors the slugger over the timer.   Had a decent season, but then got a bad knee injury with an on-field collision going for a catch, in tennis cricket ironically, and thus endeth my 'hard' ball cricket aspirations.   Still play tennis cricket, but that has tapered off in the last year or so after moving away from my team and 'home' ground, and the birth of my daughter.  Thinking of resuming next year, really miss it quite badly.  

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On 7/17/2017 at 3:37 PM, rahulrulezz said:

Cricket is my passion.. I play hard ball cricket for about 7 clubs in different leagues and cities

 

Highest level : Play club/grade cricked all around Canada and have played against Canadian players, expat players, retired Ranji guys, against kids coming from u-19 Indian Pakistan and Srilanka national teams...

 

 

Role... I used to be a bowling allrounder but in last 3 years, my batting has improved so drastically that in all my 7 clubs,  I have become more of a genuine allrounder who bats 2 down and open the bowling... This season, I have been the highest scorer and highest wickettaker for most of my clubs..

 

Batting: I play both t20 and 50 over format, so I can bat according to the situation.. for example, this past weekend, I scored 39 of 16 balls in the t20 match in the morning, and on the same day, scored 36* of 85 balls in a low scoring chase in the 50 over format(won by 2 wickets)...But I have put lots of effort in my batting in the indoor nets for last 5 years and thats the reason, I have become very consistent scorer for my clubs.. 

 

 

Bowling: I can bowl some serious pace though I do feel my pace has gone down in last year as I play for 7 different clubs (upto 3 hard ball matches over a weekend) and usually drain my body....I bowl a bit like Malinga and on good days, I can outswing some bowls like crazy.. if I am not getting swing, then I try to go all out on pace..

 

Fielding: Ok fielder, rarely dive, slow ground fielder, very strong arm. However a very safe catcher..I am bit muscular so I am slightly slow for the ground fielding :cantstop: . I guess weekly fielding drills my 50 over club team does has really helped me in becoming more agile and quick on the feeet..  In two of my teams where I captain, I hide myself at Square leg :cantstop: but for other clubs, they tend to put me on long on long off because of my strong arm ( I hate it though)

 

Overall, I am a pretty good cricketer who has worked really hard on his cricket in last 5 years, and can call myself a genuine allrounder (I seriously bowl faster than Binny)

I have a lot of friends who've played for Ottawa and down in Toronto , what division and club do you play for ?

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On 7/18/2017 at 9:46 AM, flat_wicket_bully said:

Excellent thread

 

Highest Level Played: Inter school as such but played lot of gully cricket too lol. Mostly played as an AR 

 

Batting: Mostly a defensive batsman like Dravid. Can stay at wicket for long period of time. Unfortunately don't have any power game lol

 

Bowling: Medium pace bowler who could seam a bit. Fast Leg spinner while playing gully cricket lol

 

Fielding: Very good ground fielder. Catching well least said is better lol. Mostly fielded in the third man, mid on, mid off position. Has a powerful arm which has inflicted run out consistently from such positions :bow:

 

@zakk @OpeningBatsmangully cricketers apne bare main bhi kuch batao

 

 

ye bhi bata dete ki har jagah per 12th man hi huwa karte the :phehe:

 

rahne do yaar, mai agar apne baare me likhne lag gaya to jagah kam padhjayegi :laugh:

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On 7/18/2017 at 7:26 PM, OpeningBatsman said:

School n college level - Xavier's group. 

Batting (RH) 

Position - Opening and No 3 

Style - accumulator and defensive, not a big hitter. 

Favrt shot- cover drive and nudge n run

Not a walker :no:

BOWLING (RM) 

Medium with slingy action. Struggled with lines, and bowled lot of leg side wides :phehe:

 

Fielding - good ground fielder, not a great catcher. 

 

P. S- loves  to sledge :p:

 

in gully cricket - loves bowling legspin

kuch bhi :hysterical::hysterical::hysterical:

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Internationist u16, 19, 21 for my country.

Failed opening bat

All rounder off spinner

Specialist gully fielder

Played with and against Test players 

7th highest wicket taker and 15th highest run scorer in the history of my 150 yr old club

Now visit I India on a regular basis to see my friends there from our playing days

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