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    Default Did you watch the cricket today?

    The Black Caps played very well against Bangladesh. Their fielding was very good and they managed a good innings with a final score of 248-8. Top scorer Ross Taylor with 82. Very well done. Well worth watching. But I did not watch it live - I would not have lasted the distance - I recorded it and watched it this evening.

    But I have a question. I saw something that I have never seen before. One of the umpires had something strapped to his arm. It looked to be made out of perspex, was as wide as his arm with a circular piece at the end by his hand and the circular piece had holes in it. It looked like some sort of guard, but why would an umpire require a guard?

    Do you have any idea what it is? I would be interested to know.
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    Default Re: Did you watch the cricket today?

    Umpires have been using these for a while now, they are arm guards. They protect the umpire from from getting smashed when the ball flys back at them from a straightish shot.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sscor_NCLI4

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    Default Re: Did you watch the cricket today?

    Thanks for that, Apsattv. I had never seen one before. Most interesting.
    It is better to wear out than to rust out.
    - Richard Chamberlain, Tour of the Hebrides

    Us husbands are a sorry lot.

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