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Re: KP
« Reply #45 on: January 05, 2017, 06:26:05 PM »

Spartan Batmaker Australian Reg Taylor. Why UK hand made? There are extremely good batmakers outside of the UK.. Julian Millichamp, James Laver, Lauchlan Fisher, Marty Graham, Reg Taylor, Ian Callan, Paul Bradbury.. I'm sure guys on here could rattle many more off....

@Number4 I didn't know that they had a maker, from my research they were Indian imported, pros just sticker them.

I know of a few of the others, JM but thatSS now a debate, laver ones are lovely.

My point of UK bat makes is English willow grown and crafted in UK. Its an English product and should stay in UK. IMO. Some May think I am wrong, its cheaper to send to India and make a mad of bats like many big brands. Its a shame IMO like a lot of textiles now imported for better profit margins. Which is (another) shame as money doesn't buy you happiness.

I still don't agree with bats being branded as this players model when the bat is made and pressed by a anonymous bat maker, personally I think that's basically fraud. But that's another discussion.

To end, thanks @Number4 i didn't know that, are ask the grade made by him and his team?
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Re: KP
« Reply #46 on: January 05, 2017, 06:43:51 PM »

If you read the Spartan catalogue carefully you'll see where Reg fits in.

'Each professional bat not only is handmade from the finest English white willow....' etc. - That'll be Reg, making the odd bat for pros, maybe a small number for Aus retail (i don't know enough about what happens down under to be sure)

The catalogue also states that Spartan is 'an Australian company that markets a wide range of sports products and equipment with the capability to deliver directly from our overseas factories' - That'll be the retail bats, made in India by whichever brand/company they are dealing with at the time.

The reason we no longer stock Spartan is that capability to deliver directly from overseas factories is seriously lacking. The last time we made a stock order was around the normal September time, when most stock orders are made. We took delivery in June the following year.... No thanks.

I'm aware we've deviated massively from the KP/Rhino topic, but thought i'd fling my opinion into the mix.

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Re: KP
« Reply #47 on: January 05, 2017, 11:35:06 PM »

The reason we no longer stock Spartan is that capability to deliver directly from overseas factories is seriously lacking. The last time we made a stock order was around the normal September time, when most stock orders are made. We took delivery in June the following year.... No thanks.

I'm aware we've deviated massively from the KP/Rhino topic, but thought i'd fling my opinion into the mix.

@Vitas Cricket - May be we should start another thread just to rant about Spartan  :D
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Re: KP
« Reply #48 on: January 06, 2017, 12:51:31 AM »

Supply is just as bad here, we canned most of their order because of late delivery. Saying that with change of manufacturer the product we did receive was very good, the steel and hurricane bats were consistently good.
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Re: KP
« Reply #49 on: January 06, 2017, 06:03:51 AM »

@Number4
I know of a few of the others, JM but thatSS now a debate, laver ones are lovely.


Reading that line made me cringe.


Julian millichamp has nothing to do with the SS debate.
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Re: KP
« Reply #50 on: January 06, 2017, 10:26:04 AM »

@Churchy1989 Julian Millichamp was close to Ransons, whereas M&H are the ones which always come up in the SS debate. Different companies, different links.
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Re: KP
« Reply #51 on: January 06, 2017, 10:56:26 AM »

@Churchy1989 Julian Millichamp was close to Ransons

The lot that make the Lawnmowers?

I suppose it would be faster than a wood plane.....
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Re: KP
« Reply #52 on: January 06, 2017, 11:14:05 AM »

@Churchy1989 is a one man wrecking machine with his late night postings

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Re: KP
« Reply #53 on: January 06, 2017, 03:24:39 PM »

I do have to appologies to all, ignore any post after 7pm!

I may have stopped my 'Dry Jan', with Southern Rail causing me around a 4-5 hour daily commute squashed into a Carriage (normally Standing!) i hit the beer and just vented my fustrations. (with incorrect information).

I hereby state that i should be ignored after 7pm!

I normally buy a bat  (bat stickers last night from @Ryan ) or some form of kit as 'its a really good idea'.

Spending 450 on cricket kit in 2 days! Again sorry :-(
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Re: KP
« Reply #54 on: January 14, 2017, 12:50:11 PM »

Any ideas on KPs gloves? Rather good looking.
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Re: KP
« Reply #55 on: January 14, 2017, 03:01:17 PM »

Hawk sourced blanks?
Sanga has been using some mars cricket gloves
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Re: KP
« Reply #56 on: January 14, 2017, 03:59:37 PM »

Didn't JM buy part mades in press them and shape them?
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Re: KP
« Reply #57 on: January 14, 2017, 04:06:14 PM »

Any ideas on KPs gloves? Rather good looking.
I think they might be these http://spartansports.com.au/diamond-players-edition-batting-glove.html .If they are they are these they look just as good in person really comfortable as well ,I tried mates pair on who is sponsored by Spartan classy pair of gloves
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