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The Half-cock Shot
A defensive shot played to the ball pitching short of a half volley as it comes up off the pitch.

The Half-cock Shot
1. The weight has gone well forward, balanced on the left leg. Up on the toes of the back foot, pushing the body weight forward. Both arm bent the right arm coming past the right side, the 
left hand well in front angling the bat to keep the ball down. The right hand is relaxed behind the handle of he bat. The eyes watch the ball bouncing off the pitch.
2.Front view from the bowler’s end. The ball has bounced up off the pitch. The left hand leads in taking the bat out to meet the ball, which is played when it is either just opposite the left leg or, a little earlier, in front of the batsman. The trunk opens up at the hips as the right arm comes out past the right side. The left hand having a longer distance to travel than the bottom hand, reaches forward at the ball. The left arm unhinges to an almost straight position. The forehead is towards the ball. The eyes watch the ball go off the face of the bat. The face of the bat is square on towards the off side when the ball is played. The Half-cock Shot
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