Bat First or Bowl First

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Which do you prefer in general?

Batting First
9
15%
Bowling First
15
25%
Not Fussed
2
3%
Different choice for different conditions
33
56%
 
Total votes : 59

Bat First or Bowl First

Postby GM-Butlee » Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:33 am

So it's Wednesday, which means it's time for another weekly poll!

Last week we asked what your Youth Pull Preference was and General took out a resounding win.
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This week it's low-hanging fruit - but I'm out of town for 4 days so I need an easy one! Plenty of debate here clearly, but let's hear it definitively - do you prefer to bat or bowl first when given the choice?
Feel free to elaborate 'why' in this thread!

EDIT: Powerbug tells me we need the 4th, 'fence-sitter' option :P
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Re: Bat First or Bowl First

Postby GM-Butlee » Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:45 am

Also don't pick the 4th option and make PB sad :ninja
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Re: Bat First or Bowl First

Postby werdo64 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:54 am

I prefer to Bat first against Humans, and Bowl first against Bots.
I find bowling first against Bot's helps with fatigue management. Hopefully that won't be a consideration for me for much longer!
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Re: Bat First or Bowl First

Postby GM-crowfan65 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:56 am

I tend to bat first but chose the 4th option to get PB into trouble
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Re: Bat First or Bowl First

Postby boscorp » Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:38 pm

I let my captain decide, If he is a bowler we bowl and if a batsman we bat. A coin toss decides the heads or tails selection.
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Re: Bat First or Bowl First

Postby GM-crowfan65 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:20 am

But its the only thing I am good at
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Re: Bat First or Bowl First

Postby GM-Butlee » Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:23 am

I voted the "Not Fussed" option, because I'm dragging the 'official' chain where you just set the orders to get the best score possible - and whether you're batting or bowling first doesn't change that!
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Re: Bat First or Bowl First

Postby umpires11 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:30 am

I tend to bat 1st mostly and sometimes bowl 1st on Hard/Flat pitches. Been burned many times setting high targets, especially on Flat.

This one being an all time blunder in a Youth game back in Season 18. Link to scorecard and ratings below.

http://www.fromthepavilion.org/scorecard.htm?gameId=1983589
http://www.fromthepavilion.org/ratings.htm?gameId=1983589
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Re: Bat First or Bowl First

Postby rogue » Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:22 am

werdo64 wrote:I prefer to Bat first against Humans, and Bowl first against Bots.
I find bowling first against Bot's helps with fatigue management. Hopefully that won't be a consideration for me for much longer!



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Re: Bat First or Bowl First

Postby kiwi2011 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:22 am

Meaning he’s hoping for a full human league next season .
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Re: Bat First or Bowl First

Postby camel888 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:03 am

PB, why would you suggest a compromise option? Everyone just chooses that and tells us a whole lot of nothing :lol:

"Runs on the board" for me. Too many collapses in this game, but then again this is partly due to me only ever usually playing the 1 AR and having limited batting depth.
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Re: Bat First or Bowl First

Postby eagles123 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:40 am

around 70% bowl 30% bat, although I think I'm opting to bat more and more these days.
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