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Forward Drive, Birmingham.
« on: October 26, 2017, 09:01:37 AM »

Pretty sure i'll be in Birmingham next week, anyone know what equipment they have there and the prices?

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Re: Forward Drive, Birmingham.
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2017, 10:56:09 AM »

I believe this is the old UZI Sports shop in Birmingham that's attached to a netting facility.

I visited when they had a lot of old stock and the shop wasn't in operation - around the start of this summer, there was a lot of Kashmir and Asian made bats. Personally, I wouldn't bother if you're looking to make a specific journey. Boundary Sports (just outside of Bham), is probably the best cricket retailer around Birmingham.
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Re: Forward Drive, Birmingham.
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2017, 11:57:32 AM »

He might mean the nets themselves, which were pretty good when we used them a year or so ago - the rest of it was a bit like a community centre, but in a good way, it was nice and friendly.

Plus the surface did a bit too!!
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Re: Forward Drive, Birmingham.
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2017, 11:58:48 AM »

All of it really. Need to keep myself occupied somehow

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Re: Forward Drive, Birmingham.
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2017, 12:32:08 PM »

You could nip over to Hawk not far from the city down the Hagley Road quite a nice location and set up.
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Re: Forward Drive, Birmingham.
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2017, 01:52:04 PM »

V Sports are in Coventry which isn't far away
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Re: Forward Drive, Birmingham.
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2017, 04:36:27 PM »

Boundary Sports is close by too, got a decent selection in and a net area
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Re: Forward Drive, Birmingham.
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2017, 04:48:55 PM »

They have a net? It looks like a house! 😂

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Re: Forward Drive, Birmingham.
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2017, 05:17:00 PM »

I was at forward drive last night, can confirm only kashmer stuff. Not heard of most of the brands
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Re: Forward Drive, Birmingham.
« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2017, 05:18:58 PM »

Hawk and v sports would be a decent option for shopping. Wouldnt encourage boundary sports. They must have made significant changes if they have a net at boundary now.
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Re: Forward Drive, Birmingham.
« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2017, 05:31:51 PM »

Hawk and v sports would be a decent option for shopping. Wouldnt encourage boundary sports. They must have made significant changes if they have a net at boundary now.

Pretty sure they don't have a net at Boundary - I live just down the road from there. Whilst I agree that Boundary Sports isn't the best, it doesn't have the best reputation - however they do offer a fairly wide range of kit (well they did the last time I went in there towards the start of this summer).
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Re: Forward Drive, Birmingham.
« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2017, 05:48:45 PM »

Certainly a lack of cricket retailers in the Birmingham area. Boundary sports are ok with wide range, although largely Asian brands last time I went. As others have said Hawk is well worth a visit. Great handmade bats and nice softs. They happy to let you look round their set up
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Re: Forward Drive, Birmingham.
« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2017, 05:54:22 PM »

I was at forward drive last night, can confirm only kashmer stuff. Not heard of most of the brands

What are the nets like? And whats the going rate for using one?

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Re: Forward Drive, Birmingham.
« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2017, 06:21:02 PM »

What are the nets like? And whats the going rate for using one?

Good mate, they got indoor leagues at the min on tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday so it might be tough. 20 a net, more for bowlibg machine and a bit more for a coach
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Re: Forward Drive, Birmingham.
« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2017, 06:40:33 PM »

Ill be going during the day if anything but sound reasonable
 

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