You're right it is a challenging sport but I like shooting it. At local level you're usually dealing with shooting mainly white clothing against a dark background which can cause over exposure on the whites in addition to the constantly variable weather/light. I used to worry about missing wickets but I realised I'll never capture everything. There's just way too much out of your control - fielders moving into the shot etc. If you're shooting for a club they'll generally appreciate a range of action shot featuring the players rather than just the wickets.
I'm not sure what you used for the shots you have but you have a great set up for getting in close - the 500 f4 and 1.4 tele. Even then don't be afraid do crop hard. I use the Tamron 150-600 working mostly at 600 end. I mostly use a shutter speed of 1/1000 to 1/2000 and work at f7.1 to f8 as its a bit sharper on the Tammy than f6.3.
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