Cricket: A hot afternoon on the Fatal Shore – The story of Mark Greatbatch’s 146 not out in Perth in 1989 – New Zealand Herald

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By Ben Stanley

In cricket, there are four key principles to batting: balance, footwork, rhythm and trusting your instincts. To combine them all, Mark Greatbatch believes, is about being, feeling, as natural as possible at the crease.

To bat well is to be yourself – to be a true representative of your personal blend of flair and determination. For as long as your innings lasts, and for however many runs – for often runs are not the pursuit, time really is – it is your way to win your way and not theirs. It is to play cricket like

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