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The bowler has had success in the past by taking all the pace off the ball as he deceives batsmen in the flight.
But he then produced an explosive burst of pace off the second bend and raced up to track the leader on the third bend.
They took the pace off the ball and bowled extremely well which did not allow us to kick on from our start.
Eastmond, whose pace off the mark and elusive footwork brought him comparisons with another dual-code player Jason Robinson, was nurtured by St Helens from the age of 11 but rejected their offer of a new contract.
We think it's going to be a pretty good wicket to bat on as the game goes on and someone who can take pace off the ball and do a good job with his finger spin will come in handy for us," the Sydney Morning Herald quoted him as saying further.
They take the pace off the ball and make it difficult for the batsmen to get at them.
It only just had the power to reach the net after Petkov's attempted save took the pace off the shot, but it crept into the bottom corner.
The success of Bridge (2-16), Benkenstein (2-23) and Gareth Breese (1-17) makes one wonder if the Riversiders might have more success taking the pace off the ball first up.
It is understood that Tory leader David Cameron replied with an immediate call to Radio 4's The World Tonight where he demanded time to laud Lampard's 'engine' and Lennon's 'electric pace off the bench', before adding: "And Stevie G, well what can you say?
Having hit the side-netting as he latched onto Ferreira's pass, he struck a half-volley from the edge of the area that Kirkland managed to take the pace off before Harry Kewell headed off the line.
We have yet to talk about our approach this year but I think it is important that the bowlers look to take the pace off the ball and make it as hard as possible for the opposition to score," added Derrick.
Henman attempted to change his serve under former coach Larry Stefanki to be more consistent, but taking the pace off his first serve only made it easier for his opponents to break serve, particularly at Wimbledon.