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Cricket Training, Fitness and Injuries / Re: New Captain Advice
« Last post by LateBloomer on Today at 01:38:27 AM »
Alot of variables in club cricket which make it hard to give a precise answer but one thing I would always recommend is to Keep a cool head, captaincy is more a mental skill than a physical one

Leading from the front in terms of behaviour and attitude sets a good example particularly if you have younger players

And scoring runs always makes the job easier!
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Bats / Re: SS Superman 'Wridhiman Saha' Bat
« Last post by Umi on Today at 01:36:26 AM »
Lovely bat and profile, it will serve you well
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Cricket Training, Fitness and Injuries / Re: New Captain Advice
« Last post by Big Mac on Today at 12:58:47 AM »
Don't take your spinner off if he gets tonked for a couple of boundaries, otherwise I'm coming for you
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Bats / Re: Hitman Assassin
« Last post by GoldenArm on Today at 12:53:37 AM »
@GoldenArm last couple of years most of us paid 600-700 on xp80 1500 or 50+. They didnít look great either but they all performed quite well. I am not comparing hitman with Gray Nicolls at all but if the buyer is satisfied with the performance of his bat then thatís it.

Iím fairly sure those xpís And 50+ didnít look like theyíd been pulled off an old shed and stickered up by Ray Charles though. You were paying not for looks but for size/density so itís just a different side of the same coin. This bat doesnít have either of those things going for it unfortunately. Iím saying quite firmly he really shouldnít be happy, not matter how much it stings to admit it, he should be absolutely hopping mad. Weíve all been there, I bought a total plank off eBay in the early days. Not even sure it was made of willow 😂. Sent it back to the bloke and threatened to report him for selling fake kooks. Did get my money back and went straight out and got a lovely grade 2 Redback Allegiance for £150. Still one of the best bats Iíve ever owned. 🚀
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Bats / Re: Hitman Assassin
« Last post by BIGGIE on Today at 12:45:00 AM »
Itís been a while since Iíve posted but this thread really made me angry. To charge that much for that bat is beyond a joke. I really donít want to make you feel bad about this but @BIGGIE you should be asking for your money back and learn something from this experience. For all the flaws of grading solely on looks at least that means you can delve into lower grades and find an ugly duckling that when treated with the proper skill by a bat maker can be as good as a much higher grade bat (although perhaps wonít come into its best quite so quickly or draw so many ahís and oohís of appreciation). But for this guy to use the grading on performance line to say hereís a grade 5 bat but it goes like stink so itís £400 beggars belief.  If you wanted a bat that didnít have to look great and would last a good long time (unlike a lot of super expensive low density grainy bats) you could have found a great deal of them for a lot lot less.

i have no intention of asking for money back. i saw the blade before balance of purchase was paid for so its on me.

to me the looks arnt a priority, so far (which isnt much of a test) the performance justifies the purchase, if the performance drops dramatically ill cut my losses and see what else is out there
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Bats / Re: Hitman Assassin
« Last post by raza147 on Today at 12:43:06 AM »
im glad that your happy with the performamce of the bat, that is all that matters at the end of the day, look forward to hearing how you get on with it throughout the season
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Bats / Re: SS Superman 'Wridhiman Saha' Bat
« Last post by LateBloomer on Today at 12:43:05 AM »
Just received my new bat direct from SS thanks to Jatin Sareen. Been told this is a spare bat which was made for Indian wicketkeeper Wridhiman Saha for the South Africa series.



I can foresee it going well against spin but folding like a deck of cards when it comes up against anything quicker than 70mph

But jokes aside, looks gorgeous
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Bats / Re: Hitman Assassin
« Last post by KW9221 on Today at 12:21:26 AM »
@GoldenArm last couple of years most of us paid 600-700 on xp80 1500 or 50+. They didnít look great either but they all performed quite well. I am not comparing hitman with Gray Nicolls at all but if the buyer is satisfied with the performance of his bat then thatís it.
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Pads / Re: Picky with pads
« Last post by KW9221 on Today at 12:15:51 AM »
Hi All, Thanks got all the comments and suggestions. Iíve trawled through the web today.
I have tried the Ayrtek in small menís but too big still also tried a few Indian brands/unbranded pads but again came up like regular menís sizing. Do agree that the older Newbery pads used to be perfect for me.

 Iím swaying towards parting with some cash to stick with the legends as love the padded straps too

@Six Sixes Cricket Do you have the Ayrtek pads in youths size ? And are you able to PM me the measurements ?
One of my teammates use Arytek Youth pads and they fit him quite well and he is about 5í4-5í5.
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Bats / Re: Hitman Assassin
« Last post by GoldenArm on Yesterday at 11:56:45 PM »
Itís been a while since Iíve posted but this thread really made me angry. To charge that much for that bat is beyond a joke. I really donít want to make you feel bad about this but @BIGGIE you should be asking for your money back and learn something from this experience. For all the flaws of grading solely on looks at least that means you can delve into lower grades and find an ugly duckling that when treated with the proper skill by a bat maker can be as good as a much higher grade bat (although perhaps wonít come into its best quite so quickly or draw so many ahís and oohís of appreciation). But for this guy to use the grading on performance line to say hereís a grade 5 bat but it goes like stink so itís £400 beggars belief.  If you wanted a bat that didnít have to look great and would last a good long time (unlike a lot of super expensive low density grainy bats) you could have found a great deal of them for a lot lot less.
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