We were reading about Australia’s latest call-up, Daniel Trevor Christian today. Aside from wondering whether a West Indian cricketer could trade him a surname for one of his first names, we were also struck by his use of the phrase ‘the ball is coming out of the hand well’.
We were struck by this, because it was the third time we’d read that phrase in the last week. Australian bowlers seem to talk about little else but their ability to release the ball.
Is this an issue in Australia? Is grade cricket awash with bowlers who neglect to let go in their delivery stride before pointlessly appealing for a catch when they then discover the ball in their hand?