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England / Re: Ashes prospect watch
« Last post by Manormanic on Today at 06:57:10 PM »
there are two slots if Toblerone is out.  Broad, Anderson, Woakes, Wood and Sturkes nailed on.

Contenders would be Ball, Finn, Plunkett and possibly Curran T.  The wrong Overton is fit, and Coad is not a bowler for Aussie pitches.
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England / Re: Ashes prospect watch
« Last post by Andythomo21 on Today at 06:53:21 PM »
Plunkett??
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How can anyone claim a bat looking like that is fully knocked in? It's clearly had some work but it's nowhere near finished.

The idea of knocking in is to start in the middle, then indent the face evenly all over. That looks like half a job at best to me!
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England / Re: Ashes prospect watch
« Last post by FattusCattus on Today at 06:37:58 PM »
Can't see why they wouldn't take Plunko. I reckon he'd get lift and pace from some club f the pitches out there.
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England / Re: Ashes prospect watch
« Last post by ppccopener on Today at 06:37:18 PM »
Where has jake ball gone? Presume he's injured.  Door has to be open for Finn I would think now
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Yes bats dent knocking in but they shouldn't end up looking like the face of the moon if you start in the middle and work the dents out to the edges building up the force over time. Looks like they just went bananas with a big ass mallet
@DorsetDan Hmm, I've seen other bats knocked in by IJC and they all look the same.  This one for instance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8KQXjNnW5s&t=371s

If it doesn't impact performance, I'm not too fussed.  Better a bat that won't crack at the toes or edges.  Having said that, if I can make it smoother, I will try though my mallet is not as heavy as the one they probably used to knock it in.
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England / Re: Ashes prospect watch
« Last post by leatherseat on Today at 06:25:11 PM »
Toby R-J. out with a stress fracture of the lower back. I think he was nailed on for a place as a back up seamer in the Ashes squad.
Who goes alongside Broad, Anderson, Stokes and Woakes, in the pace bowling slot?
Can Mark Wood's foot injury heal in time to take the pounding of hard Aussie pitches (must eb a serious risk)
Finn, perhaps? But he has had a poor season up to the last match (by his standards). He does have experience, height and pace, though.
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Bats / Re: Some new sticks - from XX Cricket, JEDI and Phantom Cricket
« Last post by DorsetDan on Today at 06:19:32 PM »
Phantom Illusion - Update
First bat I've had knocked in by IJC and its certainly different from the previous shops I've used, with very visible dents all over the face.

Yes bats dent knocking in but they shouldn't end up looking like the face of the moon if you start in the middle and work the dents out to the edges building up the force over time. Looks like they just went bananas with a big ass mallet
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Phantom Illusion - Update
Fully knocked in by IJC and then scuffed with edge tape.  First bat I've had knocked in by IJC and its certainly different from the previous shops I've used, with very visible dents all over the face.  I like my bats bandaged pretty good, even new ones because of an earlier bat getting toe damage the first time I used it and damaged toes/edges aren't worth it.  Nicely dented, ready for use.  I'm planning on using it in the nets tomorrow before the game.








@BatGoonMcClintock , that Phantom Illusion looks great for a grade 3! Let us know how it pings. Great find from IJC!
@InternalTraining Agreed, my guess is it was graded down because of only 5 grains.  I suppose that's the benefit of handpicking.  Will be using it against a bowling machine tomorrow and will report back.

Top post @BatGoonMcClintock , can advise the phantom is a FC Sohndi bat. As i have bought one., it's not a bad bat, but the XX bat will be a dream, David presses the bats really well!
@Churchy1989 I'm not sure you're right there, these Phantoms are made in Sussex by TK.  I hope you're right about the XX, I've heard great things about David's bat making skills, latest to weigh in was IJC this morning when I dropped off the bat to get knocked in.


Great selection of bats, i'd be interested in how the Jedi goes.  Been thinking about them for a while.  Bat well!!!!!
@play-yourself-in I think you should pull the trigger and get the JEDI.  Great VFM and the one I have has all the makings of a belter.  The response of the mallet is better than the XX and the Phantom.  My only tip is if you like your handles oval, stress that.  Mine is round, if not, I think this would go straight to being my match bat for next season.  It may still do if it performs as well in the nets after knocking in.
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Gunn & Moore / Re: Sports Direct exclusive players - the reveal
« Last post by play-yourself-in on Today at 05:14:23 PM »
Walking Wicket Investigates - New to BBC1 this autumn!

I'd watch it.
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