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Training - Monday 16th November, 2015


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Not sure about training but good to see a few of the boys getting together to play some backyard cricket once the serious stuff finished.

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Oscar behind the stumps, Jesse batting, vanders, JKH and Salem all fielding and I think Petracca bowling (out of shot). Pic by Gus Brayshaw.

These boys will want to see the journey together. I like this :)

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This doesn't surprise me.

I've not read it elsewhere, so I'm claiming it as a first (Stu), but Hoges nearly always bounces the ball left-handed "Robbie Flower-style". Having a son who bowls left-handed, bats right-handed and plays tennis left-handed I recognised this with Hoges early on.

It doesn't surprise me that he's a good left-foot kick.

Yep - one of my sons is exactly the same. In fact, he does everything left handed except hold a cricket bat. I tried to put it in his hand left handed thinking he'd find that more natural, but he always just ended back the other way. He's only little though so perhaps it'll change as he gets more comfortable.

Jesse could also be completely ambidextrous and only favours one hand/foot for certain tasks out of habit. My sister is like that, though for sporting it meant she was equally hopeless with both hands.

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Can he play forward?

From an article about Oscar:

"He said this year would be focused on development.

“I do a lot of work with the backline group and at the moment I’m training a bit with the forward line group as well. They’re trying to develop me in both areas of the game and we’ll go from there.”

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Yep - one of my sons is exactly the same. In fact, he does everything left handed except hold a cricket bat. I tried to put it in his hand left handed thinking he'd find that more natural, but he always just ended back the other way. He's only little though so perhaps it'll change as he gets more comfortable.

Jesse could also be completely ambidextrous and only favours one hand/foot for certain tasks out of habit. My sister is like that, though for sporting it meant she was equally hopeless with both hands.

So he bats right handed?

The more important arm in batting right handed is the left as the bat is the extension of that arm so if he has more control with that hand he will be better off in the long run.

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There is a theory on this with great cricket players too - Lara, Sobers etc. If right handed, dominant eye being forward (so a LHB) is advantageous. Think Michael Clarke as well.

Also the bottom hand does all the directional work. i.e. closing the face and opening the face of the bat to direct the ball into gaps.

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So he bats right handed?

The more important arm in batting right handed is the left as the bat is the extension of that arm so if he has more control with that hand he will be better off in the long run.

when one bats one uses both hands, so it is neither left or right handed

rather it is more a case of left sided or right sided

interesting note. ambidextrous literally means both sides right handed (dexter being the right hand, with sinister being the left)

ambilevous means both sides left handed and is generally meant in a demeaning manner such as clumsy. there is also the term ambisinistrous

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when one bats one uses both hands, so it is neither left or right handed

rather it is more a case of left sided or right sided

interesting note. ambidextrous literally means both sides right handed (dexter being the right hand, with sinister being the left)

ambilevous means both sides left handed and is generally meant in a demeaning manner such as clumsy. there is also the term ambisinistrous

Went to a sportsman's night a number of years ago. Merv Hughes was a speaker. He related a story of a Vic Sheffield Shield game, for which Dean Jones was captain. At that time, James Sutherland, current CEO of Cricket Australia debuted in the team, playing at the 'G. A right arm fast bowler usually. Merv was bowling and the ball was clipped down to third man, where Sutherland was fielding. He returned the ball to the keeper with his left arm. Seeing this, Merv turned to Jones and asked; "Is that bloke amphibious?" Typical Merv.

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when one bats one uses both hands, so it is neither left or right handed

rather it is more a case of left sided or right sided

interesting note. ambidextrous literally means both sides right handed (dexter being the right hand, with sinister being the left)

ambilevous means both sides left handed and is generally meant in a demeaning manner such as clumsy. there is also the term ambisinistrous

Having strength in your left arm is fantastic for a right hand batsman because it eliminates the variable of the right arm (bottom hand) being needed for power on some shots - it will create a more stable shot.

Kids usually go with their favoured hand for their bottom hand because they just want to hit the ball as opposed to direct it and the bottom hand supplies the power. Hence why it is a good way to learn with your dominant hand being your top hand.

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Having strength in your left arm is fantastic for a right hand batsman because it eliminates the variable of the right arm (bottom hand) being needed for power on some shots - it will create a more stable shot.

Kids usually go with their favoured hand for their bottom hand because they just want to hit the ball as opposed to direct it and the bottom hand supplies the power. Hence why it is a good way to learn with your dominant hand being your top hand.

Helps keep the left elbow high and get on top of the drives (on, off and straight) and the blocks (front and back foot)

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Wait a moment, Hoges bats left handed!

Actually, he could be one of the new breed that deliberately bat goofy so their dominant hand controls the bat.

Cross-dominance is actually a pretty good trait to have. I write with my right, but everything else with my left. When I used to play football, even though my left-side was dominant, I was able to pick up kicking on my right really quickly because my brain could process an act with that side in the same way as the left side. It helped me get as far as the final 40 for the under-18s Knights squad but didn't get any further than that unfortunately. Every scouting report I got would mention "great with both feet" as the first positive. But don't ask me about the negatives...

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when one bats one uses both hands, so it is neither left or right handed

rather it is more a case of left sided or right sided

interesting note. ambidextrous literally means both sides right handed (dexter being the right hand, with sinister being the left)

ambilevous means both sides left handed and is generally meant in a demeaning manner such as clumsy. there is also the term ambisinistrous

Stangeley Dexter was somewhat Sinister also :unsure:

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This doesn't surprise me.

I've not read it elsewhere, so I'm claiming it as a first (Stu), but Hoges nearly always bounces the ball left-handed "Robbie Flower-style". Having a son who bowls left-handed, bats right-handed and plays tennis left-handed I recognised this with Hoges early on.

It doesn't surprise me that he's a good left-foot kick.

Does he surf left handed?

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As mentioned above Vanders was at training last Monday and participated fully in most sessions but left a little earlier than the others. He is a strong bodied mid who I believe may be in for a big year if injury free. Given last year was his first at AFL level probably just being managed.

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Not sure about training but good to see a few of the boys getting together to play some backyard cricket once the serious stuff finished.

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Oscar behind the stumps, Jesse batting, vanders, JKH and Salem all fielding and I think Petracca bowling (out of shot). Pic by Gus Brayshaw.

I'm told they started this cricket game at 10am, Hogan won the toss and elected to bat. Much to the frustration of the others, he was still there at stumps.

There's NOTHING he's not good at.

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