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WalkingWicket37

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I'm never going to lend a bat again!
« on: August 31, 2017, 09:22:08 PM »

I may be overreacting here, but this has really wound me up!

I was repairing a teammates Salix for him, and as he only owns one bat (weirdo) he had to borrow one while I had it.

Being the mug I am, I let him borrow one of my Hunts County bats so he wasn't left without one. The alarm bells started ringing when he took it out of the bat sleeve, and handed that back to me. I let it slide and assumed his bag must have had a padded sleeve or something.

Anyway, long story cut short I returned the bat to him and I received my bat back. I was assured the bat was looked after as if it was his own (remember I was repairing his Salix) and it was "still in great condition"

Anyway, I received it back looking like this:







Now the marks on the edge I can accept as these can happen through use.

What has really pissed me off is the white paint down the back! How did this happen? Why did he let it happen to a borrowed bat?
If he'd admitted it was in a state I wouldn't have been too upset, but the fact I was told it had been looked after and was still in good condition has really annoyed me.

Am I overreacting, or is it justified I want to rip the blokes throat out and I'll never lend anyone kit ever again?
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Re: I'm never going to lend a bat again!
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2017, 09:28:40 PM »

totally justified . draw him and quarter him , i say .
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Re: I'm never going to lend a bat again!
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2017, 09:29:48 PM »

I am more concerned about the Easter egg on your seat and fizzy pop in your foot well!
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Re: I'm never going to lend a bat again!
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2017, 09:32:25 PM »

I am more concerned about the Easter egg on your seat and fizzy pop in your foot well!

No easter eggs, it's a birthday cake for my Mum (her birthday is tomorrow).
As for the coke and Irn Bru in the footwell, that was on offer in Sainsbury's lol
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Re: I'm never going to lend a bat again!
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2017, 09:35:18 PM »

No easter eggs, it's a birthday cake for my Mum (her birthday is tomorrow).
As for the coke and Irn Bru in the footwell, that was on offer in Sainsbury's lol

Can you let your mum know my card will be late as i posted it this morning.  🙈🙈🙊🙊
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Re: I'm never going to lend a bat again!
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2017, 09:49:07 PM »

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MRS WICKET !!!
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Re: I'm never going to lend a bat again!
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2017, 09:57:12 PM »

White paint could have been from grounding the bat when running between wickets? Could be the paint for the crease lines that have went onto the back, but I would be a bit annoyed if a bat I lent out came back in that condition... :-[
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Re: I'm never going to lend a bat again!
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2017, 07:49:33 AM »

The bats a write off.... use it to bludgeon him to death and then send it to me, I'll get rid of the evidence... :-)

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Re: I'm never going to lend a bat again!
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2017, 07:59:21 AM »

I lent out one of my affinity's and thankfully it came back in the same condition it was when I lent it. Even better, it was handed back the day after his last game of the season. even so, I have removed the scuff, sanded and oiled. The grip has been washed and reapplied and it will re-scuffed in a few weeks.
I'm sure with your talent/knowledge all evidence of his neglect can be removed and the bat returned to its former glory. I think you should have insisted on him keeping it in the padded cover though.
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Re: I'm never going to lend a bat again!
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2017, 08:10:17 AM »

You have done better than me I lent a top GN to a team mate and it never came back!
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Re: I'm never going to lend a bat again!
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2017, 08:12:01 AM »

Give it  the bat  a light rub with a cloth and a dab of white spirit to remove the paint and dirt.
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Re: I'm never going to lend a bat again!
« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2017, 08:14:39 AM »

At least they used the correct side of the bat! :)

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Re: I'm never going to lend a bat again!
« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2017, 09:35:33 AM »

At least they used the correct side of the bat! :)


What is that!
Did he smack a pole with it or something?
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Re: I'm never going to lend a bat again!
« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2017, 09:58:31 AM »

Nope, that is many, many seam marks from "creative" use of the bat
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Re: I'm never going to lend a bat again!
« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2017, 12:18:53 PM »

No one will ever take as much care as you do, because they aren't you and they haven't invested into the product you lend them, be it financially or emotionally. I let people use an older bat that's still decent l, but never one of my current ones
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