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Re: The Best Batmaker in the UK
« Reply #165 on: December 18, 2020, 04:20:26 PM »

Does it bestow the powers of retired players too?

If so, I'll take Lara & Ponting... written on the same toe.  :D
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Re: The Best Batmaker in the UK
« Reply #166 on: December 18, 2020, 06:32:50 PM »

Does it bestow the powers of retired players too?

If so, I'll take Lara & Ponting... written on the same toe.  :D

What about para and lonting?
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Re: The Best Batmaker in the UK
« Reply #167 on: December 21, 2020, 06:27:41 PM »

Thanks for the mention @Batoff I would do some posts, I just hate the palava of how to upload photos.

But if anyone wants to have a look @church_cricket on Instagram.

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Re: The Best Batmaker in the UK
« Reply #168 on: December 21, 2020, 11:12:42 PM »

The hits hard bats are still around but don't think Salix continued with them far as I know. They were a more affordable bat but still grade 1's and 2's.

As a comparison on salix website the best willow POD model has an SSP of 550 gbp, equivalent willow GN legend approx 800.

I don't actually know  the most expensive bat in the UK, I'm sure others on the forum do, I suspect it's around the 800-850 mark.

Personally I have a GM 606 used from EBay for 50 gbp(including postage).  :)

HitsHard was a sub brand for Ben their understudy to make under but he subsequently followed a different career path I believe so its just Salix now.

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Re: The Best Batmaker in the UK
« Reply #169 on: February 14, 2021, 08:16:15 PM »

Kevin Woodgate is one of the best bats makers but never gets any credit.
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Re: The Best Batmaker in the UK
« Reply #170 on: February 14, 2021, 08:50:10 PM »

Kevin Woodgate is one of the best bats makers but never gets any credit.

Who is he?
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Re: The Best Batmaker in the UK
« Reply #171 on: February 14, 2021, 08:57:17 PM »

Once of Newbery?
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Re: The Best Batmaker in the UK
« Reply #174 on: February 14, 2021, 09:10:54 PM »

I know! He still works with Keeley? He'll be the Kevin pictured in The Guardian!
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Re: The Best Batmaker in the UK
« Reply #175 on: February 14, 2021, 09:18:22 PM »

Bat maker for Newbery when they was based in Northiam, then Robertsbridge and Ashburnham and now makes Keeley bats.
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Re: The Best Batmaker in the UK
« Reply #176 on: February 14, 2021, 09:21:54 PM »

Bat maker for Newbery when they was based in Northiam, then Robertsbridge and Ashburnham and now makes Keeley bats.

So, given how popular Keeley bats are, he ought to have been mentioned more often?  The article suggests Kember rates him very highly.
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Re: The Best Batmaker in the UK
« Reply #177 on: February 14, 2021, 09:40:11 PM »

So, given how popular Keeley bats are, he ought to have been mentioned more often?
You would have thought so.

If anyone has been to keeley, he spends pretty much all his time in the little wooden shed next to the big metal shed.
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Re: The Best Batmaker in the UK
« Reply #178 on: February 14, 2021, 10:26:40 PM »

He was doing repairs and refurbs when I visited and what a cracking job he was doing too
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