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  • Ferguson backs away to the third delivery and blazes a cross-bat shot past point for four.

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  • Allowing Australian batsman the freedom to play cross-bat shots, for which they are constantly searching, is a bear trap into which many have fallen.

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  • The statistics show that over the years roughly seven dismissals in every 10 at The Gabba are catches behind the wicket, an indication of the fuller length needed to be successful, one which invites the drive rather than the cross-bat strokes.

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  • In the one-day series, Australia frustrated Taylor, New Zealand's leading batsman, into rash cross-bat shots by drying up his boundary options. - Stuff

  • He has come under fire for getting his cross-bat strokes wrong this summer but he said he was not worried about the trend.

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  • Spin, again, was a different story and although both batsmen adopted adjusted tactics -- trying to sweep whenever possible and to work as many singles as they could -- both lost their wickets with the score on 93, both playing the cross-bat shots employed to combat the spin they couldn't read.


  • He then crashed consecutive boundaries off left-armer Johnson, from cross-bat shots either side of the wicket, the latter bringing up a half-century stand with Denly from just 44 deliveries.

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  • He is no cross-bat slogger but at the Adelaide Oval, where the square boundaries are so short that fans on opposite sides can wave hello to each other, Hussey slowly started to use the venue's dimensions for his own purpose.

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  • He is no cross-bat slogger but at the Adelaide Oval, Michael Hussey slowly started to use the venue's dimensions for his own purpose

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  • 1417: A cross-bat slog from Hauritz loops over mid-off, frustratingly. | Top Stories


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  • In cricket, made by swinging the cricket bat horizontally across the line of the ball in front of the batsman's body

    March 9, 2007