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Title: Kit watch 2017
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on May 07, 2017, 02:28:08 PM
I don't think there's been a kit watch thread started for 2017 yet so here goes.

Last weekend one of the opposition openers was wearing Blank Bats pads and using a nice Salix AJK bat.

Yesterday the opposition was made up of more "experienced" players.
One of the openers was using an SS Jumbo (very well, he made 75!) and I spotted an Open Championship on the boundary which presumably belonged to one of the opposition who got a DNB.

In my side one of the younger lads is now a Phantom FKW. I've never been a big fan of their graphics and I can't say seeing them in the flesh has changed my opinion of them. My (possibly controversial) verdict - Nice bit of wood, awful stickers...

And finally, our left handed opener was wearing right handed pads... Village
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: tom line on May 07, 2017, 02:56:44 PM
Your left handed opener wearing right handed pads has nothing on our left handed number 3 deciding to bat right handed
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: pacman75cricket on May 07, 2017, 03:51:47 PM
2 affinity bats from the oppo and another wearing affinity softs.

Plus my own affinity bat and softs.
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: jblowe on May 08, 2017, 08:21:08 AM
the opener last week had a FUNKY bat, he made 40.

Didn't play this week, but I did see a rather nice BLACK SWAN bat.
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: jamielsn15 on May 08, 2017, 09:06:29 AM
Lot of RPC and blueroom gear last week, this week some matching AJK softs.

Got pounded for a 50 from a wk batsman this week from a GM fcw!
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: Jaffa on May 08, 2017, 10:15:43 AM
On a pitch that stayed unpredictably low it was nice to see an old school Mjolnir keeping the oppo's (ACC) batting together. It was unusual to see a B3 over here. It was a custom but unfortunately the lad had spec'd a ST profile which is too nose heavy for him. There was also an MMi3 on show. I'd seen the lad before and knew he could bat. Unfortunately his innings consisted of one block, one ball he creamed over long on (sounded even better than it looked) then out plumb lbw. Shame, I wouldn't have minded him batting a little longer.
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: Mantis on May 08, 2017, 10:53:56 AM
One of the oppo had a 3 stripe B3. But it was a custom one. He had no idea what shape it was. He scored a good 70 odd all in vain though.  :D
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: Chad on May 08, 2017, 04:18:45 PM
Saw one of the old Puma Ballistics, the one with green stickers. An Ayrtek also made an appearance, that guy automatically became my favourite opposition member. :D Quite rare to see them around these parts. :)
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: Chmaiden on May 08, 2017, 05:04:18 PM
oppo number 11 walked out with a hardly used new looking Charlie French...he had gone to uni in Nottingham apparently...wasted on him though
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on May 08, 2017, 05:04:35 PM
@Chad Haha good stuff, I hope you complimented him on his excellent kit selection 👍
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: Northern monkey on May 08, 2017, 05:07:21 PM
One of this weeks oppos had a lovely looking DF magnum, went ok off the edges, cos I don't think he middled one
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: jamielsn15 on May 08, 2017, 08:03:25 PM
Lovely half heartwood RPC new stickers bat today at LMS from a teams overseas Aussie. Looked like he had aussie GN F18 pads as well.
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: six and out on May 08, 2017, 08:12:54 PM
On Saturday i saw a proper old school M&H. Old stickers, low middle, looked like it weighed tonnes and had lashings of oil in it. Anything full to the guy he just smashed with it/took a swipe at  :D

I also used my new Choice Cricket gear for the 1st time. Really impressed with the pads and gloves. Not quite a FKW yet as the bats not fully knocked in yet!  :o
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: Turn Of Pace on May 08, 2017, 09:01:27 PM
Opposition opener at the weekend was using a grade 3 Redback Paradox that went like a rocket!
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: Bat and Ball Cricket on May 09, 2017, 01:50:06 AM
And finally, our left handed opener was wearing right handed pads... Village

That's nothing mate:

I played in a game two years ago where the right handed number three played in left handed maroon batting pads in a two day game... That comp didn't play in any colour clothes....

To make it worse, our bowlers kept feeding balls to his strong zone and let him get a hundred!
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: Cow_corner on May 09, 2017, 04:56:09 AM
Shanghai, I've seen people striding out to bat in wicket keeping inners, wearing one pad. Sadly it's all true.
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: jblowe on May 09, 2017, 07:09:15 AM
Back in the late seventies my village had quite a good side, made up of a number of villagers and quite a few policemen from the local CID (or whatever it was call then).  The biggest match of the season was against the local Caribbean side Oxford Casuals/Caribbean.  The Casuals were famous in the area for having the four fastest bowlers in the league and at the time tensions were running high between the Black community and the police, especially with the lads from the cricket side as one of there number had been arrested by the village sides wicket keeper (a horrible man).  When it was his time to bat he came out wearing a bright red motor bike helmet. This war!! He was in for a bit, but spent most of his time lying on the floor after being hit.

In the same game the Casuals wicket keeper, kept without gloves or pads and batted without gloves
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: Mattsky on May 09, 2017, 08:00:18 AM
Couple of nice Charlie French on show Saturday at the Vandals in Walton on Thames, Surrey. Their very useful no.3 sported a particularly agreeable (and effective) Premier Cru.
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: keysersolze on May 09, 2017, 09:53:15 AM
Have seen lots of new GM softs in the South Devon  area so far especially lower end pads 808 and 606 etc, not really seen any new kit from other manufacturers on show.  Have seen some nice GM player edition bats and some lovely Redback bats. Nice to see Redback out there again very good bats from a local guy.
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: mo_town on May 09, 2017, 10:44:33 AM
One of the youngsters in the opp last week was in M&H gear. not sure which model his bat was but it had a very high spine. The bat was an absolute gun! the ball just flew off his bat.
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: Churchy1989 on May 09, 2017, 11:50:52 AM
Saw a FKW of Funky, Some Phantom Softs, a Fake Newbery Blitz (he didn't applicate me telling it was a fake, even though he did buy it from the reliable ebay).
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on May 17, 2017, 07:14:04 PM
I've seen a few nice bits of kit over the last 3 games I played.

Last Saturday a couple of the opposition were using Funky bats (one making 226* so it's safe to say it went well).

On Sunday we lost by 10 wickets, but one of the openers was using an Uzi Diablo and matching softs which looked very nice.

Yesterday we played against a side called Muslim Stars. There was some lovely kit of Asian origins on display, the personal highlight being an MB Bubber Sher
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: Calzehbhoy on May 17, 2017, 07:19:29 PM
Went to watch the 1s at the weekend and the oppo had a FKW in Vulcan gear.

Also the oppo's #8 had a M&H that went like a train! He was hitting it miles!
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: Woodyspin on May 17, 2017, 07:26:13 PM
Nice to SSee M&H doing bitSS
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: tom line on May 17, 2017, 07:30:32 PM
Saw a super low density H4L, Affinty Carbine a Jedi Abalast.... oh wait I'm not supposed to just list @simonmay5's kit bag
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: Vulcan Cricket on May 17, 2017, 10:11:55 PM
Went to watch the 1s at the weekend and the oppo had a FKW in Vulcan gear.

Also the oppo's #8 had a M&H that went like a train! He was hitting it miles!
. We're was that ??
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: Calzehbhoy on May 18, 2017, 06:15:54 AM
He was playing for Cambridge Granta 2s @Vulcan Cricket
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: Vulcan Cricket on May 18, 2017, 06:27:45 AM
Ok think I know the fella
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: northernboy1987 on May 18, 2017, 07:45:19 AM
Last game I played oppo had a H4L Hattori and a Shark (not sure of the model) in their ranks, nice to see some smaller brands being represented round here, normally just swathes of big brands.
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: Alvaro on May 18, 2017, 07:49:30 AM
Our no.3 has an Aldred Spectre G1 entering its second year. All of a sudden it's a gun and as good a sounding bat that I've heard.
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: FattusCattus on May 18, 2017, 08:36:56 AM
Just thinking of my dismal side on Saturday and what their line up was -

GM Icon
Newberry Kudos
MH Something
Blank Larsons (one of mine old ones!)
Blank Larsons (one of mine old ones!)
CA10000
GN Powerspot
Hunts county Mettle (my old one!)
GN Nemesis (my old one!)
Red Ink

...actually, that's quite an eclectic mix! (and 7 of them supplied by me in some way or another!)
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: jamielsn15 on May 18, 2017, 08:57:41 AM
Our usual saturday line up,  of note, leaving aside my B3 and black cat...

Kook big kahuna circa 2011
M&H s6
Blueroom
Gray nics oblivion, direct from Woakes's car boot
De stickered Slazenger sxi
Bradbury circa 2012 ish
PR, acquired from a northants pro


Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: Alvaro on May 18, 2017, 09:15:59 AM
Ours:

Hunts Glory CC
Powerbow GenX Players
Aldred Spectre G1
Uzi Sports Black Mamba
Hunts Mettle
Adidas ST fence panel
Kook Kahuna 150
GM Maxi 606
Woodworm HD
GN Matrix SD special
GM Purist 606
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on May 18, 2017, 12:33:57 PM
Our sat side, few Woodstock as our No4 is sponsored county jnr player

GN Ultimate (me)
M&H amplus
Woodstock
Woodstock
Woodstock
Kook bubble (my old one)
B&S impi
Kook Onyx
Blank unknown
Hunts county
Hunts county
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: six and out on May 18, 2017, 12:48:25 PM
Our side on Saturday -

Choice Custom (Blenheim stickers)
Me - Newbury Kudos - will be my new Choice Custom (Trafalgar stickers) next week
RPC
GM Maxi
Kookaburra Bubble
Blank Asian bat - think its an SG
GN Predator
Blueroom - cant remember which one
GN Quantum - my old bat!
GM Six6
GN Powerbow

Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: springbok45 on May 18, 2017, 01:14:25 PM
Ours;
Lekka rdx
Bulldog Growler (has a new Salix in his bag)
Puma 6000 something (has a beaut of a python platinum spare)
Ton something (orange and black)
GN Predator Carbo
SS Yuvi 20/20
H4L Tempo ( RK, Red Ink and M&H 09 in bag)
Look blade
GN Powerbow Gen X
Slaz V800
DF Magnum

Can you guess which one I am :D
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: Kez on May 18, 2017, 09:12:54 PM
1. Kook Verve 1000
2. Kook Kahuna 600
3. Vulcan Elegance
4. Warsop Platinum
5. Hunts Revolution
6. B3 Trott
7. Hunts custom
8. GM Maxi 808
9. Newbery Uzi
10. GM Octane 808
11. GM Icon OLE - it's so nice and so wasted but will last a long time!

full range from bat nerds to non bat lovers in our first choice 11.
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: Gurujames on May 19, 2017, 06:14:54 AM
1. Woodworm
2. MB Malik
3. H4L, red ink
4. Kook rogue?
5. Adidas libro
6. Kook kahuna
7. Newbury thrust on
8. GN xiphos
9. Woodworm the wand
10. Blank
11. GM Maxi
11.
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: smilley792 on May 19, 2017, 06:58:06 AM
1. Warner players ed grays
2, kook bubble 5 star
3, Fh cricket
4, 1992 grays powerspot!!
5, b3 2 stripe
6, b3 2 stripe
7, kook kahuna extreme
8, laver and wood mega
9, h4l custom pro
10, ton Le
11, the nicest gm halo 808 ever (24 grains and not a blemish)
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: DorsetDan on May 19, 2017, 07:50:06 AM
Ours is mostly older Kook Kahunas, well used TONs, Salixs which seem to have to middle in the toe and one or two "local" like Macer. Not very exciting but they have runs and I don't :)
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: mattw on May 19, 2017, 08:47:08 AM
1, Hawk
2, Kooka Genesis
3, Woodstock Airstream
4, PRYZM Bravura
5, PRYZM Ignitus
6, PRYZM t20 joker style
7, PRYZM Ignitus
8, Newbery Blitz
9, PRYZM Virtuoso
10, Vantage Volt
11, New Balance (sourced by Lexx)
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: Rob580 on May 19, 2017, 09:07:15 AM
Oooh I like this now, it's made me think..

1. GN Powerbow
2. CA 120000000000000000000
3. Slazenger (one of the SD ones, but seems to go well enough)
4. Aldred Spectre
5. H4L Hellfire - Me
6. Slazenger V12 (I think)
7. H4L Hattori
8. Blank Newbery
9. Warsop Platinum
10. Warsop Platinum
11. Kookaburra Ghost

Normally a lot more Warsops, they are firmly the weapon of choice where I am.
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on May 19, 2017, 09:18:23 AM
All these posts about teams, I'll try doing g my midweek side off the top of my head:

Kookaburra Ghost
Chase FLC
Plain bat that used to be Chris Tremlett's
Hawk
Newbery Uzi 5*
Newbery Blitz Players
Spartan MP3000
New Balance TC1260
Forest Storm (borrowed from me)
Gray Nicolls GN500
Gray Nicolls PowerBow 4 star (circa 2013)
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: shamelessshaun on May 19, 2017, 09:29:33 AM
1. Newbery Kudos (ME)
2. RNS Venom
3. GM Maxi (Original Shape)
4. GM Icon
5. Slaz Micheal Clarke
6. GN Oblivion
7. GM Flare
8. Adidas Pellara
9. GN Predator (Original shape)
10. Geko something or other
11. M&H CK22
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: Calzehbhoy on May 19, 2017, 10:13:38 AM
A lot of nice #11's in your teams!!!

Ours has a battered old CA 5000 that he got for about 60 new from India!

Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: tim2000s on May 19, 2017, 12:34:09 PM
The ones I can remember from our midweek team are:

SS Jumbo (new version)
Newbery Kudos
NB TC1260
CA 5000
SS Ton of some description (purchased from India)
Kookaburra of some description
GN XP80
One guy who doesn't bring a bat.
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: horseman on May 19, 2017, 01:09:51 PM
1) Stac LE
2) GN Powerbow Extreme
3) CA15000
4) Hawk Xb500
5) Slazenger V6
6) B3 wagg
7) v sports inferno
8 ) kook kahuna 1250
9) peak sports oz
10) Kook ricochet 1000
11) fatbats mayhem.
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: wilkie113 on May 19, 2017, 01:54:57 PM
Our regular Saturday side is as follows

Vulcan (supplies my me)
M&H solution (supplied by me)
Oblivion LE
Ss master 9000
GM octane LE
GN supernova 5stsr
Msr
Vulcan (supplied via me)
GM mana 404
GM duillest 808
Newbury Uzi c6
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: edge on May 19, 2017, 04:31:05 PM
Why not, our Saturday side from the first couple weeks:
Salix
Salix
GN Nemesis
Puma Black LE
Slaz V500 straight outta the 90s
Chase Volante
GM, whatever the yellow one from 2015 was called
Salix
Kook Rogue
Salix
Blank plank with a 'Just bat' sticker
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: procricket on May 19, 2017, 05:02:40 PM
Chase
B3
Dhoni actual bat
Pro Addidas
B3
Kookaburra
Bt Blade
Chase
Millichamp
Chase
Chase

All the chase are vortex....

B3 are customs
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: Boondougal on May 19, 2017, 08:59:17 PM
The ones I can remember from our midweek team are:

SS Jumbo (new version)
Newbery Kudos
NB TC1260
CA 5000
SS Ton of some description (purchased from India)
Kookaburra of some description
GN XP80
One guy who doesn't bring a bat.

Got to love that guy.... kudos, xp80, NB and other very decent bats to choose from!
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: Turn Of Pace on May 19, 2017, 09:39:51 PM
Our batting line up for last Sunday looked like this:

1) Rob Pack Blueroom New Wave Limited Edition (six seasons old and still the best bat any of us have ever picked up)
2) Warsop Platinum
3) Rob Pack Blueroom Bombora Limited Edition
4) Rob Pack Heritage
5) BDM Dynamic Power
6) M&H custom
7) Rob Pack New Wave Max Power
8) B&S Supreme (Tendulkar profile)
9) Aldred Velocity (Butterfly)
10) Choice Black Prince
11) Warsop Venom No Antidote
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: Alvaro on May 21, 2017, 07:09:45 AM
Couple of nice sticks yesterday, a Redwood and Salix in particular.

Most standout though was one guy fielded in a Make America Great Again cap!
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on May 21, 2017, 09:28:30 AM
Bit of a mixed bag in my team yesterday

Chase R11 Lancer
M&H (whatever the blue one is)
GN PowerBow 4* (circa 2013)
Gecko Cayman
GN PowerBow 5 4*
Kookaburra Ghost
New Balance DC880
Talisman perfect storm
Hunts County Aura 700
Readers (no idea on model)
SS Permium (circa 2010)
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: Jaffa on May 21, 2017, 07:27:49 PM
We had a bloke playing with a nice looking and sounding bat that he picked up in India. He couldn't tell me more about it.

The odd thing was it was labelled 'BAD Bats'. Who in the English speaking world would call their bats bad. Would anyone know anything about them?
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: tom line on May 21, 2017, 07:40:10 PM
Our team today, 
H4L Fifty50 monster
Gray Nics Ignite
'Newbery Kudos'
Ton power blaster
Kookaburra Kahuna 350
Another kook Kahuna
Kookaburra Rogue 350 also had a NB TC560 Red&White Stickers
Kook Bubble Star Butterfly
D&P of some description
Original Gray Nics Dynadrive Circa 1990s
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: Gurujames on May 21, 2017, 07:46:25 PM
Affinity carbine sport
Red ink (fkw in Somerset!!!!!)
County reflex
County revolution
County mettle
Adidas libro
Salix fera
RNS Larsons
M&H master
GM PAragon
Hunts county borrowed from a higher batsmen.
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: Gelds on May 22, 2017, 06:02:37 PM
Our regular side would have:

Newbery Kudos2
B3 Bespoke
Aldred Spectre
New Balance TC1280
Salix AJK
Icon Signature
Woodstock Airstream
GM Flare
B3 DB1
CJI T20
B3 Bespoke
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: Woodyspin on May 22, 2017, 06:48:26 PM
We played Bexhill on saturday, most of the oppo had some random brand, couldnt tell what it was, but in and around hastings there's 2 people selling their own bats.
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: d7bow on May 28, 2017, 04:48:56 PM
In Our 1's game last week, Chris Taylor hit an effortless 40odd off 16 balls using an old Joe root bat, which was apparently massive in size and he was happy showing it around
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on May 28, 2017, 05:08:43 PM
 Yesterday's opposition had a lot of Chase gear on display.

Their keeper was using R11 pads and gloves, then came out to bat in full FLC gear. It looked nice for the 2 balls I got to look at it from gully...
There were also a few R11 bats on display (a couple of older lancers and a Volante)
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: edge on May 28, 2017, 05:31:40 PM
Almost the entire oppo using Fatbats yesterday, one or two of them looked really tasty too. Are Fatbats even still going?
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: procricket on May 28, 2017, 06:10:21 PM
I saw a lot of dumanis bats yesterday,
An a brand I have never come across

Think it was JOE GATTING BATS
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on May 28, 2017, 06:19:11 PM
I saw a lot of dumanis bats yesterday,
An a brand I have never come across

Think it was JOE GATTING BATS

@Dunamis Cricket @Woodyspin
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: d7bow on May 28, 2017, 06:39:23 PM
Almost the entire oppo using Fatbats yesterday, one or two of them looked really tasty too. Are Fatbats even still going?
Think the owner/family used to, and probably still play for Keynsham,
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: edge on May 28, 2017, 07:11:04 PM
Think the owner/family used to, and probably still play for Keynsham,
Ah really, we had woodpeckers yesterday. Their skipper/no3s bat looked and sounded like an absolute gun!
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: JB on May 28, 2017, 07:25:21 PM
One of the opposition had a very nice Screaming Cat yesterday. As I walked past him between overs I commented on it, he said he's got 4!! He used it very well to get 48
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: Alvaro on May 28, 2017, 08:19:16 PM
One of the opposition had a very nice Screaming Cat yesterday. As I walked past him between overs I commented on it, he said he's got 4!! He used it very well to get 48

It wasn't @Cover_Drive, was it?
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: Byo on May 28, 2017, 10:01:23 PM
Ah really, we had woodpeckers yesterday. Their skipper/no3s bat looked and sounded like an absolute gun!
That's Gary and it's him and his family that own it, he did play for Keynsham though.
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: edge on May 28, 2017, 10:14:07 PM
That's Gary and it's him and his family that own it, he did play for Keynsham though.
Yeah that'd be him, explains why their whole side were using them then! Didn't know they were so local to Brizzle. Anyone know who the bats are made by?
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on May 29, 2017, 06:58:20 PM
Saw lots of blue room today actually all blue room. Both openers had RPC bats, 3 had blueroom
Softs and blank bat and 4 also had blue room bat but Hunts softs.

Sat had nothing apart from Kook and GN, GM except one lad who was an Onhand FKW
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: tom line on May 29, 2017, 07:53:04 PM
There was a shark bat, B3 3 stripe custom and huge SF amongst our team yesterday
The oppo had a few nice sticks too, a lovely hitshard that scored a 60 odd before being caught on the boundary by yours truly, and a nice H4L Hellfire that sounded good until the guy missed a straight one
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: tim2000s on May 30, 2017, 08:38:55 AM
Playing a team from Kent on Saturday, it was perhaps unsurprising that all but one bats came from Newbery or Salix. There was another that I couldn't recognise that had a silver face sticker with what looked like a lizard on it.
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: d7bow on May 30, 2017, 10:11:23 PM
Playing a team from Kent on Saturday, it was perhaps unsurprising that all but one bats came from Newbery or Salix. There was another that I couldn't recognise that had a silver face sticker with what looked like a lizard on it.
Gecko?
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: tim2000s on May 31, 2017, 07:44:27 AM
Gecko?
Stickers don't match the current ones, but could be an older edition.
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: DorsetDan on May 31, 2017, 08:01:49 AM
This? (although stickers are blue at the moment, think the older style is silver like the pads)

(https://www.hawkinsport.co.uk/sites/default/files/styles/brand_image/public/salamander.jpg?itok=TVFiyIby)
(https://www.hawkinsport.co.uk/sites/default/files/styles/symp_zoom_small/public/product-images/czmsmbr1sh.jpg?itok=Emd7NZY2)
(https://www.hawkinsport.co.uk/sites/default/files/styles/thumbnail_large/public/product-images/cpmsmtilh.jpg?itok=i5HBMKFu)

They make good quality budget kit and are well stocked in the only cricket shop here for miles around, probably an Intersport stocked brand???
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: Churchy1989 on May 31, 2017, 09:41:33 PM
This? (although stickers are blue at the moment, think the older style is silver like the pads)

(https://www.hawkinsport.co.uk/sites/default/files/styles/brand_image/public/salamander.jpg?itok=TVFiyIby)
(https://www.hawkinsport.co.uk/sites/default/files/styles/symp_zoom_small/public/product-images/czmsmbr1sh.jpg?itok=Emd7NZY2)
(https://www.hawkinsport.co.uk/sites/default/files/styles/thumbnail_large/public/product-images/cpmsmtilh.jpg?itok=i5HBMKFu)

They make good quality budget kit and are well stocked in the only cricket shop here for miles around, probably an Intersport stocked brand???

Junior club mate has one of these bata, clears the boundary with ease!
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: thedon on June 03, 2017, 09:37:35 PM
Oppo no11 had a lovely vsports custom bat today. 1st one I've seen, quite impressed
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on June 03, 2017, 09:45:44 PM
Saw a couple of interesting sticks being used today

A grainy Salix pod
An old Duncan Fernley polycoat (still pinged well)
An IJC Newbery Platinum
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: Churchy1989 on June 05, 2017, 01:25:32 PM
2 x CF bats on display for Three Bridges at the weekend.

Their skip pushed a straight drive off our spinner for six! It hardly made a noise and I was getting a tad worried, but  he was caught a few balls later.
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: Calzehbhoy on June 05, 2017, 01:41:12 PM
Overseas yesterday had a really nice Ozzie Focus that certainly went when he got hold of it.

Also a plethora of @Red Ink Cricket bats as it was against his old side. The one their opener had was particularly nice!
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: jblowe on June 05, 2017, 05:53:54 PM
An old Vantage on display in the oppositions line up. Also a fantastic Newbery
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: Biggie Smalls on June 05, 2017, 06:54:22 PM
I saw a guy at the bowling machines today who had a Tony Greig model SP/St Peters ! Couldn't believe it .... one of the very first bats I ever coveted .
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: skip1973 on June 06, 2017, 07:23:07 AM
I saw a guy at the bowling machines today who had a Tony Greig model SP/St Peters ! Couldn't believe it .... one of the very first bats I ever coveted .
Flat Back?
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: Biggie Smalls on June 06, 2017, 09:34:12 PM
Flat Back?


Yep. Iconic . From memory they used to pick up pretty well too.
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on June 06, 2017, 09:42:06 PM
Saw a lad in M&H softs tonight (green & yellow logo) who also had a Salix bat.

Also saw a "pro" Kookaburra Onyx. Nice shape compared to the off the shelf version but nothing that special.

Nothing else really caught my attention apart from one of our lads using a Hawk that makes a lovely noise
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: edge on June 06, 2017, 09:58:36 PM
Opposition opener had one of the silly W shape M&Hs at the weekend. Got his use out of the 50mm edges to be fair, they got him his only run.
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: Turn Of Pace on June 06, 2017, 10:30:13 PM
Opposition batsmen was using a chunky Warsop (unsure of model but front sticker had a huge killer whale on it) which sounded amazing and went like a train.
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on June 10, 2017, 10:42:29 PM
One of the opposition was using full Adidas gear today, a presumably low end Libro bat (it had a butterfly stain) and some blue colour way softs. It looked really smart.

I think about 4 of their guys were using BT Blades bats.

Our side was a pretty mixed bag today:
M&H FKW, (MH16 bat & gloves with T2 pads)
Chase FLC (FKW)
GN PowerBow circa 2013
New Balance DC580
Newbery Uzi 5*
Readers (no idea of model, but it looks cheap...)
Kookaburra Ghost
Kookaburra CCX
Chase FLC
Hunts County Aura 750 ("borrowed" from me)
Hunts County Aura 650
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: ABello1 on June 13, 2017, 11:55:43 AM
Almost a full team of B3 on Saturday unless they where sharing the kit about
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: Alvaro on June 13, 2017, 12:03:43 PM
An H4L Hellfire Monster was the only bat of note in the oppo ranks on Saturday. Seemed lovely, but at 3lb + you'd hope it would go!
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: elmoog on June 13, 2017, 12:07:14 PM
A m&h 654 nick compton being used by num 9

to much concaving for my taste 
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: jblowe on June 13, 2017, 02:04:04 PM
Umpired one of our local West Indian sides on Saturday, An old Rasta came out to bat with an even older looking Hawk bat. First ball he strolled down the wicket and hit the opps fast bowler back over his head for six.
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: Churchy1989 on June 13, 2017, 09:23:32 PM
Only bat to note over the weekend was a H4L Hellfire G1 Monster.....he never hit  ball off the square though!

Then again I lasted 2 balls with my H4L 50/50 G1 low density bat...
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on June 17, 2017, 11:47:10 PM
Saw a couple of interesting bits this weekend

One of the opposition players had Dunamis keeping gloves and a Dunamis  Divinity bat.
There were also a couple of Chase bats, an old Slazenger legend, and most excitingly​ someone came out to bat with a Bossom Bats Double D!
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: FattusCattus on June 18, 2017, 10:16:12 AM
Lovely G1 H4L Hellfire in the oppo yesterday, with a gifted batsman wielding it. Fortunately he was stoned off his tits, and after a sumptuous 25 swished and was bowled and wandered off for another doobie!
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: Gurujames on June 18, 2017, 10:19:37 AM
Young lad MC Cricket FKW. I had to look up who mc cricket were. He was not a great player and the bat seemed a bit of a plank. Plenty of old Slazengers which went well. Only 1 M&H which for a pair of Somerset teams is very unusual. A grainy MAlik limited edition.
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: Churchy1989 on June 19, 2017, 02:33:43 PM
Played Aldwick Saturday, saw the @Dunamis Cricket bat that was raffled off (their clubhouse burnt down).

No nice bats to note during the game.

No.4 used my bat and scored more with it than I did  :(
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on June 19, 2017, 02:51:23 PM
Opener had an Aldred that looked quite new, couple of Macer bats and bits being used who are another Bristol based cricket brand ran by a few lads.

Wicket keeper for them kept in an Aero mask then came out to bat in an Ayrtek lid.....clearly a wise and gifted lad who was built like he was quite fond of cricket teas....clearly ive somehow become his role model.

Also one of @thecord lot on our other square v our 3's sporting a lid who was left stranded in a close game where their #11 didnt fancy batting even though they needed 14 runs still of 2 overs....bar was open though and it was bloody hot so cant blame him.
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: mo_town on June 19, 2017, 03:20:46 PM
Played a mid week T20 last Wednesday where there were 2 Aldred bats on show. The no.3 batsman had an Aldred Gold Sovereign which was an absolute gun. The ball just raced off the bat. Another batsman had an Aldred velocity which wasnt bad either.
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on June 19, 2017, 03:22:27 PM
we bowled them out for 67 after being 86/8 ourselves so didnt get to see it being used much to comment on its performance.
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: Simmy on June 20, 2017, 07:15:24 AM
keep seeing red ink pads at the moment! last few games midweek and weekend ive seen them!
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: LEACHY48 on June 21, 2017, 10:13:46 PM
Saw a phantom 2 Bellingham and smith and a hell 4 Leather for the oppo today couple went great too
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on July 08, 2017, 09:16:55 PM
Saw a few nice sticks today

Opposition opener and No. 3 both using MSR.
The no.5 was using an old school Puma Colbolt, and I got excited when I saw to No. 11 using a Hunts County Reflex
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: Alvaro on July 08, 2017, 10:07:56 PM
An actual GN Legend.
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: Northern monkey on July 09, 2017, 06:55:20 AM
Duncan fearnley botham attack!!
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: DorsetDan on July 09, 2017, 08:50:53 AM
A lot of M&H (old ones), TON's and a first appearance this season for a Hunts that went well. Highlight was an older chap who came in with a original Jumbo and started tonking the bowlers around a bit until I was finally given a bowl in the 41st over and got him out ;) :)
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on July 09, 2017, 09:58:10 AM
Couple of RAW Bats from oppo yesterday, nice profile but didn't seem to go that well and sounded broken tbh

Couple of older bas though sounded GUN old skool V600 (Mark Butcher) in great condition sounded lovely and No11 with an original Easton which went well
Title: Re: Kit watch 2017
Post by: Churchy1989 on July 11, 2017, 08:37:52 PM
Saw a nice Spyder Bats LE edition, some Barbados U19 hit a Massive....Massive 6....few more H4L's finding their way into Sussex.