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Re: Do you have to be a good cricketer, to be a good batmaker?
« Reply #30 on: October 03, 2023, 08:54:24 PM »

If he can sort out a bulk discount on wine I'll tell him he's better than Keeley all day long  :D

A move into selling bats probably suggests that the wine business isn't doing as well as it could be

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Re: Do you have to be a good cricketer, to be a good batmaker?
« Reply #31 on: October 04, 2023, 06:01:03 AM »

Didnt know the guy existed until chads post, but to be fair to him, if you were a bat maker with a past as a FC cricketer youd be a bit daft not to try and play on it to some degree or other, doesnt necessarily mean you believe it.
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Re: Do you have to be a good cricketer, to be a good batmaker?
« Reply #32 on: October 04, 2023, 07:17:44 AM »

A move into selling bats probably suggests that the wine business isn't doing as well as it could be

If he's moved into cricket to be living the high life he's got the wrong sector :D
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Re: Do you have to be a good cricketer, to be a good batmaker?
« Reply #33 on: October 04, 2023, 08:56:00 AM »

Didnt know the guy existed until chads post, but to be fair to him, if you were a bat maker with a past as a FC cricketer youd be a bit daft not to try and play on it to some degree or other, doesnt necessarily mean you believe it.

Agree, but I think the point is you don't have to do that while at the same time essentially saying others can't possibly understand bats as well as you do. Bit much imo, especially considering how long some have been in the game.

As an old colleague used to say, you don't have to scratch other peoples furniture to make yours look better 🤔


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Re: Do you have to be a good cricketer, to be a good batmaker?
« Reply #34 on: October 04, 2023, 09:10:46 AM »

Should we be interviewing the batmaker about their play-cricket stats before allowing them to make us a bat?

I best stay away from any drawknife  :D
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Re: Do you have to be a good cricketer, to be a good batmaker?
« Reply #35 on: October 04, 2023, 10:24:11 AM »

The only thing I would add to the conversation is that I was a half decent player and no one would want me to make them a bat.

Being a pod shaver has zero to do with whether you can use the thing.
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Re: Do you have to be a good cricketer, to be a good batmaker?
« Reply #36 on: October 05, 2023, 08:20:00 AM »

Its a tough market to operate in I assume and a person will use anything that gives him an edge over the competition. Isnt this pretty much the same as when people buy bats based on what superstars use, assuming that the superstars are the best judge of who makes a great bat?
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Re: Do you have to be a good cricketer, to be a good batmaker?
« Reply #37 on: October 10, 2023, 09:44:26 AM »

The totally daft thing is that a lot of what makes a bat feel right in someone's hands is personal preference, so the level of cricket played is much less relevant than whether you like the way a batmaker shapes their handles or how they balance pickup. It's possibly even a hindrance when you consider that the traits a serious pro will look for in a bat are often going to be unhelpful when stuck in the hands of a village biffer facing 45mph on a club deck.
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