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Grove Royale
« on: November 28, 2017, 05:05:56 AM »

I don't usually make purchases that are more a want than a need, but I had a lucky streak on the punt during the Spring Racing Carnival in Melbourne so I decided to treat myself to some new cricket gear. Having lived in Perth for a number of years I'd bought most of what I currently have from Meulemans and it's all top quality, so I hit them up again, this time going for their own exclusive brand, Grove. Buying online, especially bats, is something I have steered away from in the past, but I trust Bob, Scott and the boys there so gave them my spec for the bat (2lb 9oz, 9-10 straight grains, minimal/no heartwood). What I received has taken my breath away!















I went for the Grove Royale range, which is their lightest bat. The specs are:

Weight - 2lb 9.4oz (it was measured at 2lb 8.5oz before the scuff sheet was applied)
Edge - 40mm
Spine Height - 65-66mm
Grains - 8-9 (there is one at the bottom that disappears as you go up the blade)

The ping is next level, rivals my GN XXX that I bought from Meulemans about 4 years ago. As I am a bit OCD when it comes to kit I also bought the Royale range of softs. Gloves are great with a full pittards palm and the pads very lightweight. Unfortunately it will be some time until I take the field as I broke my finger nearly a month ago and it required surgery and  couple of pins inserted. I'll be doing well to get back before the season is done, but I hope I do!
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Re: Grove Royale
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2017, 06:10:10 AM »

What a coincidence

I was in GCCC Melbourne today and walked out with a Grove Royale supreme!  Extremely impressive bats!  Looks like a beauty mate!
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Re: Grove Royale
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2017, 06:34:40 AM »

Stunning kit. Any idea as to who makes these bats?
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Re: Grove Royale
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2017, 07:39:03 AM »

No idea but Im pretty sure they are Indian made. As per TNF, Incon, etc. but the quality is unquestionable based on what I received. They were really good to deal with too. Told them my spec, sent me pics of what they had and they said it was the best in the shop of the Grove bats. Will definitely get another I reckon!
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Re: Grove Royale
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2017, 07:40:22 AM »

Agreed. Got a GN Shaun Marsh replica and Stuart picked an excellent bat for me. Their customer service is excellent!
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Re: Grove Royale
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2017, 07:55:29 AM »

Agreed. Got a GN Shaun Marsh replica and Stuart picked an excellent bat for me. Their customer service is excellent!

Mind sharing pictures of the bat?
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Re: Grove Royale
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2017, 07:59:40 AM »

They were made by GN, assume still the same.
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Re: Grove Royale
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2017, 08:07:56 AM »

nice bat, just a shame about the "players" sticker, looks like an after thought.
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Re: Grove Royale
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2017, 08:24:33 AM »

Mind sharing pictures of the bat?

I will post a review of GN bat sometime this week.
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Re: Grove Royale
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2017, 08:34:05 AM »

Great kit, lovely bat, but my sticker ocd is doing my nut with that front sticker...
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Re: Grove Royale
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2017, 09:41:12 AM »

The front sticker is not supposed to be centred Buzz.

I think their softs are excellent and much more reasonably priced than the bigger brands.
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Re: Grove Royale
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2017, 10:42:25 AM »

The front sticker is not supposed to be centred Buzz.

I don't care where it's supposed to be, it looks naff!
Either line it up along the bottom edge of the main sticker, or don't apply it...
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