Left Handers Club Newsletter – December 2010
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In this issue..
1. The advantages of being left-handed
2. Left-handed cricket batsmen excel in the Ashes Test
3. New left handed corkscrew available – great gift
4. Left handed block calendar and desk diary videos
5. Website tips and tricks
6. Last order dates for Christmas
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We often end up complaining about the frustrations of being left-handed, but there are plenty of advantages as well. Here is a list that has been reported in various places recently – we have done features on most of these items before but it is nice to put them all in one place.
Use the link below to see our full article with links to the various bits of research to back these up and a chance to add your own advantages and comments.
England selected a pair of left-handed opening batsmen in the first Ashes Test against Australia in Brisbane recently. Lefthanders Andrew Strauss (left!) and Alastair Cook (below) had an opening partnership of 188 runs and both scored centuries in an impressive England innings.
Left handed batsmen have a certain advantages in cricket: As with most lefthanders, their right-brain to left-side wiring gives them enhanced spatial awareness and the ability the think and react quickly to objects in 3-dimensions – quite useful when a 5.5oz (155g) cricket ball with a hard leather cover is hurtling towards you at nearly 100 mph and you are supposed to hit it!
The other advantage is that they are unusual in hitting the ball from the other side of their body and that changes the way the bowler and fielders have to play. The bowler has to change the angle of attack and sometimes changes to bowling from the other side of the wicket and the field has to be completely reversed as the batsman will be hitting the ball in different directions (e.g. the “slips” that are behind the bat to catch any edges all have to change sides).
When there a left-handed and right-handed batsman playing at the same time, the fielders have a lot of walking around to do to keep moving to the most effective positions.
We have recently commissioned a new left-handed corkscrew from one of the world’s foremost manufacturers in Germany. It is a high quality unit that comes in two stainless steel pieces that fit one inside the other for storage or travel and fit together beautifully for opening bottles and, of course, we have had it fitted with a left-handed, anti-clockwise screw thread so you can remove corks comfortably in your natural direction.
The parts are beautifully engineered with the handle and the hole it slides into slightly tapered so they lock together into a solid unit for opening bottles and can then be slipped apart again and the screw unit screwed back into the handle piece for storage or travel.
The corkscrew comes in a padded gift box and would make a great present for any left-handed wine lover. We only have an initial order of 50 of these and will not get more until 2011 so get in quick if you want one.
We have also just taken delivery from the same factory of a slightly different design of our left-handed T-Pattern corkscrew – again fully reversed anti-clockwise screw but with a wooden handle. Great value for a stocking filler and also excellent to leave around at parties for your right-handed friends to get confused by!!
Also, if you want something a bit different, have a look at our
We have had quite a few requests for more information on these products so Keith has produced a video about each of them with all the details. You can see the videos and some new pictures showing inside the diaries on the product information pages here:
A lot of the questions we get by email and from comments on our website are about the same subjects, so we have done some screen capture videos to show you through some common actions on the site.
We display our prices by default in UK Pounds Sterling but it is very easy to have our site display everything in your own currency – just click the flag or drop-down to choose your country
Changing the contents of your shopping cart
Viewing full product information and images
We deliver our orders using the First Class Royal Mail within the UK and Air Mail overseas and we process and despatch orders on the working day after they are placed on our web site. Based on the last posting dates advised by the carriers, these are the last order dates for various areas:
Note that these are the last recommended dates and we cannot guarantee them so so please get your orders in as early as possible.
See our ordering details pages for further information on our despatch process and charges.
We will continue despatching orders until Thursday 23 December so all orders placed on our website up to 07:00 AM on 23 December will be despatched before our Christmas break, but we cannot guarantee delivery before Christmas. After that our warehouse will be closed for the holidays and stock-taking and the next despatch day will be Tuesday 4th January 2011.
That’s all for this month – we will be in touch again soon
Keith & Lauren
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