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Title: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: Vitas Cricket on October 27, 2017, 12:53:18 PM
JB's contract with Adidas has been terminated today with immediate effect.

Apparently an amicable agreement between both parties.

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Post by: Calzehbhoy on October 27, 2017, 12:58:23 PM
That lasted long!
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Post by: ppccopener on October 27, 2017, 12:59:05 PM
Thatís the shortest sponsorship ever
I wonder why and I canít be the only one..
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Post by: cricketbadger on October 27, 2017, 01:02:16 PM
Must follow Broad on Insta and saw the crappy new bat stickers
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Post by: Vitas Cricket on October 27, 2017, 01:03:23 PM
I assume NB have spent the entire Stokes budget (and maybe more) to prise a guaranteed Ashes player away from a rival, or there is something involving Bairstow that is not yet in the public domain that Adidas want to distance themselves from.
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Post by: northernboy1987 on October 27, 2017, 01:04:52 PM
I immediately thought perhaps NB had decided to throw some cash about.
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Post by: cricketbadger on October 27, 2017, 01:05:12 PM
NB straight swap Ginger for a Ginger
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Post by: 19reading87 on October 27, 2017, 01:07:52 PM
Would love to see him in kookaburra stash.... canít see it happening tho
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Post by: richyreed on October 27, 2017, 01:10:37 PM
NB was my first thought, now they have a big gap in their sponsorship budget.

Stokes to Adidas?
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Post by: JB on October 27, 2017, 01:18:23 PM
What is the NB keeping gear like? Not being a keeper I donít pay much attention
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Post by: Umi on October 27, 2017, 01:23:42 PM
Iíve seen the keeping gear, I think 17 model I didnít like it
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Post by: Neon Cricket on October 27, 2017, 01:25:15 PM
NB would make sense, keeps the strong Ashes presence and also helps them to push a bit more Keeping gear. Unless something has happened that the public aren't privy to (which I seriously doubt), then my money is all on NB (whoever it is would need deep pockets to prise away from Adidas!)
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: ppccopener on October 27, 2017, 01:26:13 PM
Yes good shout Stokes wonít be on the Ashes trip we donít think so NB maybe getting a big signing
Normally players wait till the end of the contract thou?
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Post by: Alvaro on October 27, 2017, 01:35:02 PM
I thought JB's sister worked at Adidas and it was a lifetime deal?
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Post by: WalkingWicket37 on October 27, 2017, 01:49:57 PM
What is the NB keeping gear like? Not being a keeper I donít pay much attention

I think it has a built in megaphone to amplify the shouts of "niiiiiiice Gaaaaaarrrrrry"  from behind the stumps. That's possibly just the Australian ones though...
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Post by: alexhilly1492 on October 27, 2017, 02:11:11 PM
He did get a written warning from the ecb regarding being out until early hours drinking not sure if that would effect sponsorship
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Post by: rickjames on October 27, 2017, 02:23:51 PM
I assume NB have spent the entire Stokes budget (and maybe more) to prise a guaranteed Ashes player away from a rival, or there is something involving Bairstow that is not yet in the public domain that Adidas want to distance themselves from.

Bairstow's the kind of bloke who helps your nan with her shopping and always has a polite chat. I mean, there's even video evidence to prove it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=893mYkHlBk0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=893mYkHlBk0)
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: springbok45 on October 27, 2017, 02:30:08 PM
Maybe it's something performance related in all the Adidas contracts as Roy swapped back to Slazenger after only a season with them, he hasn't been in as greater form as he was with GN.
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: northernboy1987 on October 27, 2017, 02:35:27 PM
Maybe it's something performance related in all the Adidas contracts as Roy swapped back to Slazenger after only a season with them, he hasn't been in as greater form as he was with GN.

Only averaged in the 30's in Tests this year but over 100 in ODI cricket which you could argue is more appealing to a sponsor.
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Post by: Umi on October 27, 2017, 04:04:55 PM
I doubt performance is the issue, my guess is JB wanted out maybe comfort and preference
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Post by: iand123 on October 27, 2017, 04:37:08 PM
Whatís your source @Vitas Cricket ? His twitter bio still says heís sponsored by Adidas, this is usually the first thing they change!
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: Vitas Cricket on October 27, 2017, 04:45:11 PM
Whatís your source @Vitas Cricket ? His twitter bio still says heís sponsored by Adidas, this is usually the first thing they change!

An email from Adidas stating he's been terminated today and they will be updating their retail catalogues and marketing asap.
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Post by: Bats_Entertainment on October 27, 2017, 06:00:12 PM
I bet New Balance have got him. But I hope not.
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Post by: JB on October 27, 2017, 06:18:48 PM
I hope heís got himself a nice fat pay check, heís worked hard on his game
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Post by: jamesisapayne on October 27, 2017, 06:49:15 PM
I hope heís got himself a nice fat pay check, heís worked hard on his game

After all he's been through in his personal life the guy deserves everything he gets.
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on October 27, 2017, 07:10:24 PM
I  wasn't suggesting he didn't deserve anything. Rather that New Balance throwing their weight around is getting a bit boring.
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Post by: Alvaro on October 27, 2017, 07:12:43 PM
Suggesting Kippax may be a bit daft, then?
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Post by: ppccopener on October 27, 2017, 07:25:24 PM
Suggesting Kippax may be a bit daft, then?

Yes daft suggestion  :) but isn't it great to see Mark Stoneman sticking with his sponsor rather than dumping them straight away.

I think it shows a bit of loyalty in today's cut throat world, kippax make Stoneman's bats and he has done well with them in the last couple of years.

Who was it that changed their golf clubs and instantly started missing fairways all day long. Rory maybe.... :)
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on October 27, 2017, 07:50:36 PM
Suggesting Kippax may be a bit daft, then?

A return to simpler times when cricketers had their batmaker's name on their bats?

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Post by: Alvaro on October 27, 2017, 07:58:41 PM
Madness
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Post by: Batbuddy99 on October 28, 2017, 01:56:19 PM
Who was it that changed their golf clubs and instantly started missing fairways all day long. Rory maybe.... :)
To his defence Nike were terminating all their golf contracts, and stopped making clubs...
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: sfa82 on October 28, 2017, 03:25:26 PM
To his defence Nike were terminating all their golf contracts, and stopped making clubs...

I think he was talking about Rory's change to Nike from Titleist.
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Post by: Batbuddy99 on October 30, 2017, 11:43:22 PM
I think he was talking about Rory's change to Nike from Titleist.
2014 was a really bad year for Rory after that 2013 switch...
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: Woodyspin on October 31, 2017, 07:24:10 AM
Bairstow confirms via his instagram story...

(http://i1360.photobucket.com/albums/r659/FRCCWoody/Screenshot_2017-10-31-07-22-31_zpsqylrpzae.png)
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: edge on October 31, 2017, 07:46:26 AM
Odd that he'd leave without having something lined up, did Adidas fire his sister or something?

Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: Umi on October 31, 2017, 07:48:00 AM
Iím sure heíll have a sponsor before ashes commences
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Post by: JB on October 31, 2017, 08:17:28 AM
Anyone know what brand/model are the spikes in the photo?
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Post by: iand123 on October 31, 2017, 08:20:54 AM
Anyone know what brand/model are the spikes in the photo?

Arent they New Balance?
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Post by: Neon Cricket on October 31, 2017, 09:14:30 AM
If he doesn't have something lined up (which I presume he does this close to an Ashes series and would bet money on it involving New Balance), then something else must have happened behind the scenes for Adidas to want to split from him.

I'm still expecting him to have labels on those bats by Friday though!
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Post by: springbok45 on October 31, 2017, 09:21:26 AM
Anyone know what brand/model are the spikes in the photo?
Puma? They look quite like their bowling boots.
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Post by: richyreed on October 31, 2017, 09:30:47 AM
That was my thought but the toe looks a lot different on puma's - http://www.prodirectcricket.com/products/Puma-evoSPEED-Cricket-Bowling-Boot-White-Fiery-Coral-Black-Mens-Shoes-Bowling-Boots-155858.aspx (http://www.prodirectcricket.com/products/Puma-evoSPEED-Cricket-Bowling-Boot-White-Fiery-Coral-Black-Mens-Shoes-Bowling-Boots-155858.aspx)

I would still put money on NB.
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: ScottParko on October 31, 2017, 09:53:03 AM
I think it's safe to say whoever it is his bats will be smart. He seems to always want to go with classy understated stickers on his bats, using the legendy type Slazengers and then a strangely quiet bat for Adidas! I'd be very surprised if it's not NB though.
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on October 31, 2017, 10:11:03 AM
Perhaps he's making a beautiful statement.
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: liscon12 on October 31, 2017, 10:15:23 AM
I think it's safe to say whoever it is his bats will be smart. He seems to always want to go with classy understated stickers on his bats, using the legendy type Slazengers and then a strangely quiet bat for Adidas! I'd be very surprised if it's not NB though.
Stuff like this doesn't matter when you're getting paid over 200k a year, you'll have whatever stickers the company give you to put on your bat.
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on October 31, 2017, 10:18:45 AM
Or maybe you won't?
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Post by: Bats_Entertainment on October 31, 2017, 10:21:55 AM
It wouldn't take much to have every clubbie in the country frantically peeling stickers off their bats. You know what it's like...

 ;)

Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: Alvaro on October 31, 2017, 10:27:19 AM
Michael Clarke 329*

http://www.365daysofinspiringmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/clarke-329.jpg (http://www.365daysofinspiringmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/clarke-329.jpg)
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Post by: WalkingWicket37 on October 31, 2017, 11:08:14 AM
It wouldn't take much to have every clubbie in the country frantically peeling stickers off their bats. You know what it's like...

 ;)

I've already done mine...
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on October 31, 2017, 11:26:42 AM
I've already done mine...

I could accuse you of a lot of things, Cam. But not of not being your own man.
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on October 31, 2017, 12:06:21 PM
I could accuse you of a lot of things, Cam. But not of not being your own man.

If you say so, champ... :)
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: rickjames on October 31, 2017, 12:07:30 PM
He wore NB shoes before his Adidas gig IIRC
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Post by: Bats_Entertainment on October 31, 2017, 12:25:24 PM
He wore NB shoes before his Adidas gig IIRC

And Puma.
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Post by: InternalTraining on October 31, 2017, 02:18:28 PM
Perhaps he's making a beautiful statement.

LOL.

The grains on those bats are wavy and there is heartwood. I suspect, there is a butterfly stain on the other side of one of those bats.
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: jimmy23 on November 01, 2017, 07:16:40 AM
NB spikes on the official ashes team pic just tweeted


https://twitter.com/charlesdagnall/status/925593453970333696
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: Boondougal on November 01, 2017, 07:41:40 AM
NB spikes on the official ashes team pic just tweeted


https://twitter.com/charlesdagnall/status/925593453970333696

Roots just lent him and Mo a pair!
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Post by: ppccopener on November 01, 2017, 08:34:26 AM
Jonny hit a red hot patch with gray Nichols, is he going back to them with a relaunch of the power spot?

No facts just silly speculation  :)
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Post by: JB on November 01, 2017, 09:19:16 AM
Jonny hit a red hot patch with gray Nichols, is he going back to them with a relaunch of the power spot?

No facts just silly speculation  :)

Using the new scoop perhaps??
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: Boondougal on November 01, 2017, 09:46:24 AM
Surely they just terminated him because he received a formal reprimand from the ECB for something that has not yet been made 100% clear. Adidas might have just seen an opportunity to get out of the deal - after all cricket gear is not really a core market for them... clothes and sports wear yes but bats and gloves and helmets etc... I wouldn't have thought so.... given he had plenty of good coverage this summer I just wonder if they saw no real uplift in cricket gear sales and decided the ROI wasn't worth it.

Surely if he had had another deal lined up then it would have been a quick turn around to show him off... And I doubt he would have been posting blank gear pics with blacked out Adidas logos on his gloves.

He will pick up a good deal though... time will tell I guess.
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Post by: Cow_corner on November 01, 2017, 05:19:33 PM
Sign him up Gunn and Moore, proper bats made in England. Other kit made in the sweat shops of the world as per usual.
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Post by: ppccopener on November 01, 2017, 05:32:23 PM
Iíd be astonished if Bairstows contracted has been Ďterminatedí due to a minor conflict with the rules.

Echo the Gunn and Moore shout I think j trott did wonders for them, yjb could do the same

A bit odd thereís no sponsor so far thou!
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Post by: Churchy1989 on November 01, 2017, 05:57:49 PM
GN for me
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Post by: FattusCattus on November 01, 2017, 06:24:13 PM
Puma. They need a high-profile bod.
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Post by: Sivlar13 on November 01, 2017, 06:29:52 PM
All the England squad had a photo with their kit on today. Wonder if Bairstowís is in there.
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Post by: Sivlar13 on November 01, 2017, 06:39:14 PM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/cricket/article-5038541/England-pose-official-team-photo-ahead-Ashes-tour.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/cricket/article-5038541/England-pose-official-team-photo-ahead-Ashes-tour.html)

It's our friend JB down the bottom.
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: ppccopener on November 01, 2017, 06:55:42 PM
Can't tell what keeping gloves they are. This is fun this thread  :)

Are the England players really sharing rooms? Thought this was done away with years ago.

I wonder how they pair up, I mean if everyone gets to choose there will always by some left who are just, well....not as popular 'mates ' as the others.

Root and ballance together I reckon 'I'll get you in for the tests Gaz don't worry' 'thanks mate'.
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Post by: WalkingWicket37 on November 01, 2017, 07:24:35 PM
Can't tell what keeping gloves they are. This is fun this thread  :)

Not sure if you're being sarcastic or not... ???
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Post by: iand123 on November 01, 2017, 07:29:45 PM
Can't tell what keeping gloves they are. This is fun this thread  :)

Are the England players really sharing rooms? Thought this was done away with years ago.

I wonder how they pair up, I mean if everyone gets to choose there will always by some left who are just, well....not as popular 'mates ' as the others.

Root and ballance together I reckon 'I'll get you in for the tests Gaz don't worry' 'thanks mate'.

Wasnít a benefit of being skipper back in the day was that you didnít have to room with someone?
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: ppccopener on November 01, 2017, 07:36:15 PM
Not sure if you're being sarcastic or not... ???

Yes most of my posts are tongue in cheek you got to have a laugh I do actually like this thread thou. The whole sponsorship thing is very interesting.

Still have the old naive thought a massive star player walks out with a bat  that is blank from his real batmaker!! The only player to do that recently was Michael clark I think.

Bairstow will no doubt have a big sponsor soon thou-that is the way of modern day sport.

Look at Ian bell, must have a new sponsor every year, Ali cook same sponsor since day 1- why do two pro's have different thinking.

Makes me wonder sometimes-Honestly.
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Post by: Alvaro on November 01, 2017, 07:49:54 PM
Well, some people try and rinse every last penny out of endorsements, others are more concerned about quality of relationships and grateful for the backing they receive.
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Post by: Bats_Entertainment on November 01, 2017, 08:39:22 PM
I'm still hoping it's the beautiful statement.
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Post by: mdg20 on November 01, 2017, 10:47:33 PM
Well, some people try and rinse every last penny out of endorsements, others are more concerned about quality of relationships and grateful for the backing they receive.

I'm going to guess Ian Bell has had his bat made at the same place for years, (regardless of what the sticker says) and would have a brilliant relationship with his bat maker. Why not get as much cash as you can from companies like Adidas during your relatively short career. I'm sure the bat maker is paid a decent price for the bats, keeping him happy too.
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Post by: Alvaro on November 02, 2017, 12:03:55 AM
I agree. But For some people itís not all about chasing notes.
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Post by: brokenbat on November 02, 2017, 03:18:08 AM
I agree. But For some people itís not all about chasing notes.

It's their career. Would anyone here go home and tell their better half : "honey I was offered a promotion today...but I turned it down. Too much money"
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Post by: Cover_Drive on November 02, 2017, 04:48:11 AM
Cook bats outside shoulder is cut off?
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Post by: Sivlar13 on November 02, 2017, 06:19:56 AM
Cook bats outside shoulder is cut off?

Has been for years.
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Post by: Biggie Smalls on November 02, 2017, 07:12:27 AM
Cook bats outside shoulder is cut off?



Because he chokes the handle so much that his gloves smash into the shoulder, so he gets rid of it . Nice way to lose an oz of dead weight !
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Post by: WalkingWicket37 on November 02, 2017, 08:07:43 AM
Cook bats outside shoulder is cut off?

Isn't it the inside one?
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Post by: Woodyspin on November 02, 2017, 08:13:40 AM
Isn't it the inside one?

Indeed. Left shoulder looking front on.
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Post by: Northern monkey on November 02, 2017, 08:21:02 AM
Cooks bat looks a lovely chunk of willow
Would love to have a little tap with that to check how soft it is pressed
Not sure taking a little wood from that areas gonna lose an ounce but hey ho
Didn't trescothick do the same to his bats?? Might have dream that
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Post by: Neon Cricket on November 02, 2017, 08:28:43 AM
Cooks bat looks a lovely chunk of willow
Would love to have a little tap with that to check how soft it is pressed
Not sure taking a little wood from that areas gonna lose an ounce but hey ho
Didn't trescothick do the same to his bats?? Might have dream that

Far too early in the morning to open up that can of worms haha!
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Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on November 02, 2017, 08:51:47 AM
Cooks bat looks a lovely chunk of willow
Would love to have a little tap with that to check how soft it is pressed
Not sure taking a little wood from that areas gonna lose an ounce but hey ho
Didn't trescothick do the same to his bats?? Might have dream that

N OíBrien used too, it would save very little weight. Youíd be amazed what an ounce of wood looks like. Iím sure Ryan posted up once just how big a chunk it is.
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: Biggie Smalls on November 02, 2017, 09:21:52 AM
I know cane and willow arent the same mass/weight/density wise but when i chop the knob off the top of my handles the off cut knob usually weighs 0.5oz or a wee bit more.
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: Alvaro on November 02, 2017, 09:26:30 AM
It's their career. Would anyone here go home and tell their better half : "honey I was offered a promotion today...but I turned it down. Too much money"

Sometimes ethics and relationship outweigh this for some people. There are more variables to a happy and fruitful life than money.
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: DorsetDan on November 02, 2017, 09:44:44 AM
N O’Brien used too, it would save very little weight. You’d be amazed what an ounce of wood looks like. I’m sure Ryan posted up once just how big a chunk it is.

Aldred has half an oz of wood in one of his balance videos...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5Hq5tW3FMA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5Hq5tW3FMA)
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on November 02, 2017, 10:20:24 AM
Sometimes ethics and relationship outweigh this for some people. There are more variables to a happy and fruitful life than money.

Well said.
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: Northern monkey on November 02, 2017, 11:58:58 AM
Far too early in the morning to open up that can of worms haha!

Just looked to be a dent in the face that's all
Might just be the light or my imagination
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: Sivlar13 on November 03, 2017, 08:38:10 PM
https://twitter.com/graynics/status/926391542079721472

Wearing New Balance spikes.
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: Neon Cricket on November 03, 2017, 08:42:53 PM
The shoes will mean very little, could still end up being sponsored by one of the other big brands (don't forget NB are the kit supplier so they'll all have been given a few pairs regardless of their equipment sponsor).
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: ppccopener on November 03, 2017, 08:54:17 PM
Our favourite ginger better hurry up or the Aussies will love it from the slips

' Oi , you pommie (deleted) not good enough to be sponsored are we sport?'

Excuse the sweeping stereotyping only for the purposes of the forum banter.
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on November 03, 2017, 09:03:34 PM
Terrifying stuff!
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on November 03, 2017, 09:07:58 PM
Itís rumoured to be a six figure sum per annum if you want your clobber to used by JB
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: Neon Cricket on November 03, 2017, 09:16:53 PM
Unsurprising when NB throw around 200k contracts for Root/Stokes! If he's after that sort of money then it'd have to be a global sports brand for them to get any hope of a return.
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on November 04, 2017, 03:18:01 PM
£100k would need to sell 400 bats at an avg of £250 per bat just to cover annual sponsor ship, canít belive any company can expect to shift that many just because YJB uses that bat, espically has he really only plays test cricket
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: Neon Cricket on November 04, 2017, 04:01:54 PM
That's why it's left to the like of Adidas/NB to stump cash up. To them 100k is just a drop in the overall marketing budget, the number of bats sold is of very little importance to them.

To put it in perspective, a £250 bat to the trade is pretty much top end - would like to see any company sell 400 'LE' bats a year, let alone 400 just to cover the sponsorship of one player!
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: Davehugh on November 04, 2017, 04:09:42 PM
New balance don't just do bats though.. Pads, gloves, spikes plus all the other apparel and training gear. I guess the sponsorship deals are more about overall exposure for the brand not just to sell bats!?
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: Seniorplayer on November 04, 2017, 04:14:42 PM
That's why it's left to the like of Adidas/NB to stump cash up. To them 100k is just a drop in the overall marketing budget, the number of bats sold is of very little importance to them.

To put it in perspective, a £250 bat to the trade is pretty much top end - would like to see any company sell 400 'LE' bats a year, let alone 400 just to cover the sponsorship of one player!
With willow availability selling
400 LE bats per year  has been easily  achivable.
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: Neon Cricket on November 04, 2017, 04:14:51 PM
Yeah that's my point, cricket is of such little significance to NB/Adidas/Puma in the grand scale of things.

When you're spend X million per year on TV adverts, 100k to sponsor one of England's leading players for the year doesn't sound quite as bad...
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: Neon Cricket on November 04, 2017, 04:16:12 PM
With willow availability selling
400 LE bats per year  has been easily  achivable.

If you say so...
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on November 04, 2017, 04:17:07 PM
£100k would need to sell 400 bats at an avg of £250 per bat

£250 profit per bat, you mean?
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on November 04, 2017, 05:37:47 PM
With willow availability selling
400 LE bats per year  has been easily  achivable.

How many top end bats from the current years range do you actually see being used?

Outside of the forum I don't think I know of anyone who's spend £400+ on a bat! The majority of players I know will buy a bat for whatever their budget is then use that bat until it's broken.

The volume may be achievable, but how many people actually buy a top end bat now the prices are so high?
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: Seniorplayer on November 04, 2017, 06:20:45 PM
If you say so...

Think about it worldwide sales by the industries   top manufacturing  guys  sales of 400 LE bats per year not excessive.
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on November 04, 2017, 06:27:25 PM
Think about it worldwide sales by the industries   top manufacturing  guys  sales of 400 LE bats per year not excessive.

For the big players like GM, GN etc I agree, but I can honestly say I've seen 2 Adidas bats being used since I've been playing, and I'm fairly sure one was a fake!
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: edge on November 04, 2017, 07:35:50 PM
How many top end bats from the current years range do you actually see being used?

Outside of the forum I don't think I know of anyone who's spend £400+ on a bat! The majority of players I know will buy a bat for whatever their budget is then use that bat until it's broken.

The volume may be achievable, but how many people actually buy a top end bat now the prices are so high?
Maybe just a west country thing, but M&H clearly don't struggle to shift bats at a fair whack more than £400!
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: key on November 04, 2017, 07:45:51 PM
As Bairstow played today, did anyone see what stickers he had on his bat?
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: key on November 04, 2017, 07:48:28 PM
Ok, i found it and it appears just to be a plain bat with no stickers.

Not surprising really in how sudden his contract ended.
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: Sivlar13 on November 04, 2017, 07:59:49 PM
Still wearing his adidas pads and gloves.

This is a textbook bad break up. Still wearing the ex-loverís clothes.
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: Alvaro on November 04, 2017, 08:08:10 PM
He's a Yorkshireman, gets not going to fork out for new softs when e's got some already...
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on November 04, 2017, 08:12:45 PM
As Bairstow played today, did anyone see what stickers he had on his bat?

A blank bat, New Balance shoes and the Adidas logos (badly) covered on his pads and gloves.

Will his OLS blank softs be delivered in time for the first Test?  ;)

(https://i.imgur.com/KTBWHp5.png)
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: dirkbat on November 04, 2017, 11:11:27 PM
Just needs some puma bat stickers and he's englands first Charva cricketer
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on November 05, 2017, 12:01:21 AM
Textbook ďIím in the shop windowĒ kind of activity, as he gets double bubble exposure via batting and keeping kit heís gong to demand top dolla.

And quite frankly who cold blame him, look at titch. Your shelf life is only so long so cash in whilst the iron is hot as you never know someone is gonna pull ur plug.

Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: shadowlight on November 05, 2017, 01:30:26 AM
Could it be Puma trying to one up Adidas.  Considering that the two companies history?
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on November 05, 2017, 09:57:50 AM
Still wearing the ex-loverís clothes.

You wear your lover's clothes? Crikey, that's a bit of a revelation to wake up to on a Sunday morning!
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: iand123 on November 26, 2017, 11:48:55 AM
http://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/21566551/england-rocked-allegations-bairstow-headbutted-bancroft (http://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/21566551/england-rocked-allegations-bairstow-headbutted-bancroft) I wonder if this has anything to do with Bairstow and Adidas ending their deal together
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: springbok45 on November 26, 2017, 12:09:33 PM
The timelines seem to fit together, maybe foakes is going to debut sooner than anyone thought.
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: Bwcc on November 26, 2017, 12:23:35 PM
He doesnít seem the sort of character thatís just going to nut someone for no reason
Unlike warner and stokes who you could see wouldnít need any provocation itíll be interesting to hear the full story
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: Tom on November 26, 2017, 12:51:14 PM
England arrived into Perth a few days after he was let go by Adidas
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: springbok45 on November 26, 2017, 01:22:32 PM
England arrived into Perth a few days after he was let go by Adidas

I just looked at the date of Jake's post about it and the article, they match nicely, even if reality doesn't :D
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: Biggie Smalls on November 26, 2017, 01:26:01 PM
Notice how the story breaks at around the same time bairstow shaves his beard ? He's going incognito,  trying to lay low so bancroft and the cops wont recognize him !  :)
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: Alvaro on November 26, 2017, 01:31:32 PM
Rumours and mounting evidence point to a core of the England side being a bunch of Pi55heads

Surrey were the outlier
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: Bwcc on November 26, 2017, 01:39:02 PM
The BBC's cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew said: "I understand from the camp that Bairstow and Bancroft were having a drink together. Their heads met. They carried on drinking together.

"More ammo for accusations of a drink culture, but this will not help relations between the teams."

Media blowing it out of proportion as per
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: Cow_corner on November 26, 2017, 02:19:12 PM
Totally out of all proportion, thing is JB has a book out so heís not short. Ask Kippax nicely for half a dozen new bats, go on line and buy yourself some kit, but properly mixed like GM batting pads GN gloves and a mix of keeping kit. On a serious note a few of the squad were given written warnings before the tour, JB allegedly being one.
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: jamielsn15 on November 26, 2017, 02:33:22 PM
Fox News, that bastion of accurate, considered journalism. Never been known to exaggerate or sensationalise a story at all...
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on November 26, 2017, 02:33:46 PM
Not allegedly. ECB announced he had been given a warning.
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: alexhilly1492 on November 26, 2017, 02:48:02 PM
Not allegedly. ECB announced he had been given a warning.

Which in all seriousness is more likely to be for being out boozing late at night especially after everything thatís happened and him receiving a warning already
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on November 26, 2017, 02:52:07 PM
Wasnít the wanting for enjoying the Bright lights of Bristol too much?
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: Alvaro on November 26, 2017, 06:10:21 PM
The Brizzle 5.

Stokes
Hales
Bairstow
Plunkett
Ball

Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: Woodyspin on December 14, 2017, 08:01:27 AM
Still no sign of a sponsor...
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: sanredrose on December 14, 2017, 08:28:37 AM
50 or 100 in the third test might help. Wondering why Gray Nics didn't scoop him after Adidas dropped him.
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: northernboy1987 on December 14, 2017, 08:33:09 AM
50 or 100 in the third test might help. Wondering why Gray Nics didn't scoop him after Adidas dropped him.

I heard rumor of a big money GN deal coming in the new year, seems odd timing to let him go into the Ashes sponsorless though.
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: Neon Cricket on December 14, 2017, 09:07:42 AM
I heard rumor of a big money GN deal coming in the new year, seems odd timing to let him go into the Ashes sponsorless though.

Probably waiting to see where things go with the series. If it's 3-0 why waste spending the extra cash when half the viewing population will likely switch off (I certainly won't be up at 4am again if we go 3 down!).

It wouldn't surprise me that if we win this test that he's then suddenly wearing GN come boxing day mind!
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: Woodyspin on December 14, 2017, 09:45:39 AM
You would have thought  after this test would be last orders for presents? Imagine being 10 years old and seeing your favourite keeper using GN kit on boxing day thinking "i wish i knew sooner so i could get his kit for Xmas"
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on December 14, 2017, 09:52:32 AM
You would have thought  after this test would be last orders for presents? Imagine being 10 years old and seeing your favourite keeper using GN kit on boxing day thinking "i wish i knew sooner so i could get his kit for Xmas"

1. Matt Wade uses New Balance
2. He's unlikely to play in the Boxing Day Test
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: alex_x on December 15, 2017, 04:05:45 AM
Bairstow wearing what look like some BAS-like gloves that most of the indian players wear now
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: avkrish on December 15, 2017, 04:11:56 AM
MRF?
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: sanredrose on December 15, 2017, 04:40:41 AM
How about Kippax?
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: Biggie Smalls on December 15, 2017, 05:43:46 AM

Bdm ?
Sm pinto ?
Spartan ?
Ss ?
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: prim0pyr0 on December 15, 2017, 07:22:25 AM
Bdm ?
Sm pinto ?
Spartan ?
Ss ?
Hitman?
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: northernboy1987 on December 15, 2017, 08:19:01 AM
Probably waiting to see where things go with the series. If it's 3-0 why waste spending the extra cash when half the viewing population will likely switch off (I certainly won't be up at 4am again if we go 3 down!).

It wouldn't surprise me that if we win this test that he's then suddenly wearing GN come boxing day mind!

The only thing I could think is that his contract with GN had been signed ready for 1st Jan 2018 and that when Adidas found out he was jumping ship they terminated his contract early. Still you would have thought the new sponsor would have sorted something out for the Ashes.
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: iand123 on December 15, 2017, 08:29:43 AM
The only thing I could think is that his contract with GN had been signed ready for 1st Jan 2018 and that when Adidas found out he was jumping ship they terminated his contract early. Still you would have thought the new sponsor would have sorted something out for the Ashes.

Sounds plausible but id have thought 3 Ashes tests of exposure would have been better than none for Adidas
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: northernboy1987 on December 15, 2017, 08:55:47 AM
Sounds plausible but id have thought 3 Ashes tests of exposure would have been better than none for Adidas

Me too but I can't think of a logical reason why either the previous sponsor or the new sponsor would miss out on the biggest show in town?
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on December 15, 2017, 09:06:05 AM
Bairstow wearing what look like some BAS-like gloves that most of the indian players wear now

Isn't he using his Adidas ones with the logos covered?
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: sanredrose on December 15, 2017, 09:12:07 AM
Isn't he using his Adidas ones with the logos covered?

Not today. His batting gloves resembled the BAS sausage style gloves.
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on December 15, 2017, 11:03:17 AM
Not today. His batting gloves resembled the BAS sausage style gloves.

I'm still convinced they''re his Adidas ones...

(https://i.imgur.com/i4aOp4Fh.png)
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: dannyhall04 on December 15, 2017, 11:14:06 AM
I'm still convinced they''re his Adidas ones...

(https://i.imgur.com/i4aOp4Fh.png)

Is it the three stripes that give it away?
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: Neon Cricket on December 15, 2017, 11:34:24 AM
Had different gloves on today at one point Cam - the blue 'MRF' ones
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: jamielsn15 on December 15, 2017, 11:36:55 AM
http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/license/893253952 (http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/license/893253952)
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: liscon12 on December 15, 2017, 12:17:10 PM
[url]http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/license/893253952[/url] ([url]http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/license/893253952[/url])

Hmm so he is, I wonder where they've come. I don't think any Aussie retailers stock them
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: Alvaro on December 15, 2017, 12:24:36 PM
SS bat too
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Post by: play-yourself-in on December 15, 2017, 12:38:28 PM
I can only assume that he introduced himself to the CEO of ADIDAS with the obligatory headbutt.....
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: Woodyspin on December 15, 2017, 12:39:28 PM
Hmm so he is, I wonder where they've come. I don't think any Aussie retailers stock them
Online stockist
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Post by: Bats_Entertainment on December 15, 2017, 12:43:58 PM
SS bat too

How do we know this?

Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: Alvaro on December 15, 2017, 12:49:16 PM
You can see where he's taken off the stickers. And the shape. And he used an SS stickered up as a GN in the 2nd or 3rd ODI in Bangladesh last year iirc
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: jamielsn15 on December 15, 2017, 01:08:35 PM
Its gotta be a 2018 thing, surely? Some clause in his contract allowing either party to terminate subject to......etc, etc. And/or no new deal until 2018, or after X months?

I'd imagine he'll announce a new sponsor early Jan. Didn't Compton have something similar with Gray Nics/M&H?
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: northernboy1987 on December 15, 2017, 02:22:04 PM
Its gotta be a 2018 thing, surely? Some clause in his contract allowing either party to terminate subject to......etc, etc. And/or no new deal until 2018, or after X months?

I'd imagine he'll announce a new sponsor early Jan. Didn't Compton have something similar with Gray Nics/M&H?

That's what I'm thinking too.
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: brokenbat on December 15, 2017, 03:40:18 PM
Could anyone make out which stickers he had removed from his current bat? Looked like SS shaped stickers ?
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: adb club cricketer on December 15, 2017, 03:42:54 PM
Bairstow seems the best batter in current england lineup (even ahead of Root on these aussie pitches!) and still no sponsor..definitely must be some termination clause preventing him until some time..
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: mo_town on December 15, 2017, 04:51:54 PM
Could anyone make out which stickers he had removed from his current bat? Looked like SS shaped stickers ?

Why would he put stickers of a new sponsor on and remove them?? Look like plain bats to me.
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: cricketbadger on December 15, 2017, 04:52:19 PM
11 pages discussing him and his blank bat and who's gonna sponsor him, blimey. How about we all just wait and see what happens
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: Alvaro on December 15, 2017, 04:52:45 PM
Could anyone make out which stickers he had removed from his current bat? Looked like SS shaped stickers ?

Please see above 😊
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: Andythomo21 on December 15, 2017, 05:07:46 PM
11 pages discussing him and his blank bat and who's gonna sponsor him, blimey. How about we all just wait and see what happens

Could do..... but then I guess there wouldnít be a forum would there?!
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on December 15, 2017, 08:38:32 PM
Could anyone make out which stickers he had removed from his current bat? Looked like SS shaped stickers ?

This is the best picture I've been able to find

(https://i.imgur.com/7U8Jadch.png)
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on December 15, 2017, 09:56:18 PM
Could do..... but then I guess there wouldnít be a forum would there?!

I started writing a "he must have changed his gloves mid- innings" post, and realised how sad I must have become.
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: jamesisapayne on December 16, 2017, 02:01:54 AM
Jesus Christ, I know there's some proper nerdy kit badgers on here but some of this obsession about JB's kit is bordering on the ridiculous! Some people must have too much time on their hands!
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: jamielsn15 on December 16, 2017, 06:14:20 AM
Jesus Christ, I know there's some proper nerdy kit badgers on here but some of this obsession about JB's kit is bordering on the ridiculous! Some people must have too much time on their hands!

I just want to make sure that he's financially ok. I'm worried he won't be able to provide for his family.
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on December 16, 2017, 09:46:02 AM
Jesus Christ, I know there's some proper nerdy kit badgers on here but some of this obsession about JB's kit is bordering on the ridiculous! Some people must have too much time on their hands!

It's a welcome distraction from the disaster of a series he's taking part in...
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: specialistmidoff on December 25, 2017, 11:31:45 AM
Spartanís Twitter today...
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: edge on December 25, 2017, 11:55:46 AM
Spartanís Twitter today...
Ohhhh dear, remember how well that went for Matt Prior! Get the feeling Bairstow will sign for whoever waves a cheque at him, in Spartan's case I'd have waited till it cleared at least!
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on December 25, 2017, 11:56:17 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/HeObKuS.png)
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Post by: DorsetDan on December 25, 2017, 12:04:13 PM
Ohhhh dear, remember how well that went for Matt Prior! Get the feeling Bairstow will sign for whoever waves a cheque at him, in Spartan's case I'd have waited till it cleared at least!

It has just dawned on him as he looks at the Spartan sticker in @WalkingWicket37 's picture
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: ppccopener on December 25, 2017, 12:23:58 PM
Hope he gets a hundred with it cos he had a 2 year purple patch with grays and has changed to a bat with shocking stickers on it.
And Matt prior yes good shout !
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Post by: Bats_Entertainment on December 25, 2017, 01:10:54 PM
How disappointing.
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: six and out on December 25, 2017, 01:32:15 PM
Surely he had better offers than this.

Or has more taste than this!!
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: Woodyspin on December 25, 2017, 04:15:06 PM
This is the best picture I've been able to find

(https://i.imgur.com/7U8Jadch.png)

So do we reckon in the latest discovery this bat was a KP Rhino?
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Post by: Umi on December 25, 2017, 04:21:00 PM
I was expecting GN or GM
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Post by: Maverick79 on December 25, 2017, 09:12:32 PM
Seems KP has confirmed it before Spartan

https://twitter.com/kp24/status/945400041681846272
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Post by: Dooey__ on December 25, 2017, 09:21:51 PM
Quite nice that the bats represent a good cause, no?

Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on December 25, 2017, 09:26:05 PM
3 year deal apparently, starting in tonight game.
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on December 25, 2017, 09:53:54 PM
Quite nice that the bats represent a good cause, no?

Do Spartan actually pay the rhinos?
They've had high profile issues not paying their sponsored players in the past
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: Dooey__ on December 25, 2017, 10:04:06 PM
I didnít say anything about payment. I said that it represents a good cause. The fact another high profile player is associated to it, will make the money for preservation of Rhinos
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on December 25, 2017, 10:48:05 PM
Remind me where we think Spartan bats are made, someone?
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on December 25, 2017, 11:15:01 PM
Remind me where we think Spartan bats are made, someone?

In the Spartan factory, by Spartan's bat maker! ;)
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on December 25, 2017, 11:31:27 PM
In the Spartan factory, by Spartan's bat maker! ;)

Thanks.
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Post by: SOULMAN1012 on December 25, 2017, 11:40:55 PM
Looks like his new Spartan keeping gloves havenít arrived as of yet, still got tape covered Adidas gloves
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: jamielsn15 on December 26, 2017, 12:04:51 AM
Probably just got them feeling just right, gotta break in a new pair now!
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Post by: Warneymonster on December 26, 2017, 12:20:09 AM
Doesnít look like ms dhoni is wearing Spartan wk gloves either
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Post by: Biggie Smalls on December 26, 2017, 02:04:28 AM
Remind me where we think Spartan bats are made, someone?


In sparta  by mr sparty spartan himself .
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Post by: Bats_Entertainment on December 26, 2017, 08:27:38 AM

In sparta  by mr sparty spartan himself .

FC Sondhi then.
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: Six Sixes Cricket on December 26, 2017, 09:27:04 AM
FC Sondhi then.
Unlikely to be in India, probably Pakistan now
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: Boondougal on December 26, 2017, 10:32:55 AM
Jonny... hey Eoin you had a Spartan didnít you.

Eoin... f#*king spartan.... still trying to get my money they owe me through selling all the stickers they sent me on eBay.... problem is too many other sponsored players doing the same so they donít sell for much.
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: iand123 on December 26, 2017, 11:24:33 AM
Jonny... hey Eoin you had a Spartan didnít you.

Eoin... f#*king spartan.... still trying to get my money they owe me through selling all the stickers they sent me on eBay.... problem is too many other sponsored players doing the same so they donít sell for much.

Have I missed something or was eoin Morgan selling stickers on eBay?
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: Boondougal on December 26, 2017, 12:15:40 PM
Have I missed something or was eoin Morgan selling stickers on eBay?

Lol... not that i know of.. just my attempt at ironic sarcasm.

Spartan - knower for payment related issues for sponsorship
Eoin - an ex sponsored player
Stickers on ebay - quite a lot of spartan stickers available

Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: Biggie Smalls on December 26, 2017, 12:18:52 PM
Jonny... hey Eoin you had a Spartan didnít you.

Eoin... f#*king spartan.... still trying to get my money they owe me through selling all the stickers they sent me on eBay.... problem is too many other sponsored players doing the same so they donít sell for much.


Cracking post that !
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: iand123 on December 26, 2017, 02:15:29 PM
Lol... not that i know of.. just my attempt at ironic sarcasm.

Spartan - knower for payment related issues for sponsorship
Eoin - an ex sponsored player
Stickers on ebay - quite a lot of spartan stickers available

Ha, imagine weíd all have a set by now if he was!
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: sanredrose on December 26, 2017, 06:42:48 PM
It might be a one-off Ashes sponsorship. Spartan has more or less focussed on sponsoring players in Australia and India (Ranji trophy and U-19 circuit). I don't see them going out of their comfort zone. It would be interesting to see how long will they last though.
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Post by: JB on December 26, 2017, 06:52:02 PM
Iíve read somewhere that itís a 3 year deal
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: Woodyspin on December 27, 2017, 11:58:12 AM
Iíve read somewhere that itís a 3 year deal
Kps posts
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: Churchy1989 on December 28, 2017, 12:22:20 PM
Dave at XX Cricket does the UK refubs and fixes for Spartan - but does not make them.
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Post by: mo_town on December 28, 2017, 12:53:10 PM
It might be a one-off Ashes sponsorship. Spartan has more or less focussed on sponsoring players in Australia and India (Ranji trophy and U-19 circuit). I don't see them going out of their comfort zone. It would be interesting to see how long will they last though.

Spartan in Ranji?? I dont think there are any players using Spartan in Ranji trophy...its all SG, SS, TON and DSC.
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: sanredrose on December 28, 2017, 04:53:00 PM
@mo_town Sagar Mishra is one name that comes to mind. I was in India earlier this month and met a few Ranji players in Chepauk stadium. Some of them were using Spartan kit but most were SS, SG and Adidas. A few DSC bats were there as well. At Ranji level sponsorship stops with giving kits for free, no money is involved unless you are the next Tendulkar or Kohli.
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: thecord on January 12, 2018, 12:00:58 AM
He finally has his new Spartan keeping gloves I see on Instagram, donít look particularly nice
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: greeny on January 12, 2018, 06:23:03 PM
He finally has his new Spartan keeping gloves I see on Instagram, donít look particularly nice

Where are these? Haven't found them!
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Post by: thecord on January 12, 2018, 08:17:08 PM
Where are these? Haven't found them!

He put them on his Instagram story
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on January 12, 2018, 08:21:30 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/XBKe0xv.jpg)
Title: Re: Bairstow leaves Adidas
Post by: mattw on January 12, 2018, 08:24:59 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/XBKe0xv.jpg)

They make me sad.
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Post by: Umi on January 12, 2018, 08:46:31 PM
Hideous