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Best kit for 500
« on: April 26, 2017, 01:52:18 PM »

I'm talking 1 or 2 bats pads and gloves,

What would people go for? I'm bored at work and we were on about what 5 car garage we'd have if it were possible and spending 5mil and it got me thinking what cricket kit could you get for 500 quid.

I know this takes out top top end stuff but as I'm a fan of the gm 808 range this year it got me wondering what others would choose

For me it's be a chrome, mana and 808 softs I think
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Re: Best kit for 500
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2017, 02:26:37 PM »

Gray Nicolls Prestige pads - 60
Gray Nicolls Prestige Gloves  - 40
Gray Nicolls Ultimate bat - 130 (x2)
Total 360

Could even use the change to go proper FKW for 500

GN1000 duffle 35
Gray Nicolls Atomic Helmet 40
Gray Nicolls all in one thigh guard 25
Gray Nicolls Atomic Spikes 40


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Re: Best kit for 500
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2017, 03:11:31 PM »

I am a huge fan of the new Blaze range from Kookaburra so on Pro Direct Cricket you can get the following:

Kookaburra Blaze 1500 bat- 340

Kookaburra Blaze 900 gloves- 40

Kookaburra Blaze Pro pads- 97.80

Total= 477.80 (however if you wanted to change the Pro pads for the 900 pads the total would be 435.30 so you could get some Aero P1 strippers or matching Kookaburra pro thigh pads inside the budget).
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Re: Best kit for 500
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2017, 03:25:23 PM »

Assuming everything's got to be new and no second hand bargaining allowed:

Pads - 76.50, Puma
http://www.prodirectcricket.com/products/Puma-evoFlex-2-RH-Batting-Pads-Batting-Equipment-White-Silver-Green-Gecko-150073.aspx?
Gloves - 44, Puma
http://www.prodirectcricket.com/products/Puma-evoFlex-2-RH-Batting-Gloves-Batting-Equipment-White-Silver-Green-Gecko-147859.aspx?
Spikes - 100, Asics
http://uzisports.com/senior-cricket-footwear-asics?product_id=2090&filter=95
Lid - 37, Gm
https://www.barringtonsports.com/products/gunn-and-moore-2015-icon-geo-cricket-helmet-senior-2014/23462/view
Thigh pads - 16, Ton
http://uzisports.com/cricket-protections-category/cricket-protections-thigh-pads?product_id=2720&sort=p.price&order=ASC
Box - 3, not too arsed what it is

Leaving me 223.50 for bat/s, so I'd probably have an Aldred butterfly at 175, leaving me 48.50 to buy a bag to put it all in. A bundle deal might get better value but that's a tidy set of kit, although I think my first choice everything cost me 380 and is either the same spec or better!
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Re: Best kit for �500
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2017, 03:38:23 PM »

Blank bats bat 230 ish
Adidas softs (mine are exceptional) pads 90,  gloves 60
SG thigh pad set 22
Box 5
Bag 30
Shoes that work for you 65
Lid takes you over, but 45 for a Masuri or a GM lid
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Re: Best kit for �500
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2017, 03:47:22 PM »

certainly more out there than i had anticipated, i had checked again and actually went for:

gm chrome 808
gm mana 808
gm 808 pads
gm 808 gloves
bottle green clads (midweek stuff)

that came to about 480

i have a lid, p2s, bag etc already

really impressed with the various options and seriously tempting me to start again for the upcoming season!!
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Re: Best kit for 500
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2017, 04:11:31 PM »

Add 15 to the budget and get a GM QdK Players bat From @Vitas Cricket, and bat without pads and gloves. :D

Jokes aside, I have a fair few sets of bats I would buy, but would only consider one set of softs, purely from a VFM perspective:

Bats:
H4L G2 and DVL - 330 approx - Highly rate H4L, still using my G2 Warbird despite having so many other bats. Not my best performing one from them, but just felt perfect in the hands. :)

2 GM 808s - 360 approx - IMO, one of the best value for money G2 bats. Honestly, the more I think about it, the more enticing the offering seems. From testing pick ups, I feel that the Mana, Chrome and Kaha are standouts from the range. I'd probably go for Chrome and Mana, like OP. I can handle the slight drop in blade length of the Mana, but unsure about the Kaha! Could be swayed by a nice Neon too...

If I were to splash solely on one bat, it would possibly be a Laver Reserve or a TK.

Pads:
B&S batting pads and gloves - 110 - Exceptional value for money in today's market. I would pick these top of the range pads almost all the time. I value my legs and hands, so want only top level protection, and for 110, very well priced.

If you were to include a helmet and box and thighpads, I'd probably change the GMs to 606 grade and spend the rest on an Ayrtek and some P2s. Should be around 230 for bats, 110 for pads and gloves and 160 for lid and thighguards. :)
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Re: Best kit for 500
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2017, 08:08:32 PM »

All PDC.

NB TC1260 Bat
NB TC1260 Pads
NB TC1260 Gloves
NB CK4040 Shoes
NB TC860 Wheelie
Shrey Masterclass Air Steel

Total: 768.65

Then wait til November and get it all for about 400 on Black Friday.
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Re: Best kit for 500
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2017, 08:20:14 PM »

All PDC.

NB TC1260 Bat
NB TC1260 Pads
NB TC1260 Gloves
NB CK4040 Shoes
NB TC860 Wheelie
Shrey Masterclass Air Steel

Total: 768.65

Then wait til November and get it all for about 400 on Black Friday.

Now we know why your name is "GoodLeave"  :D

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Re: Best kit for 500
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2017, 08:31:10 PM »

Add 15 to the budget and get a GM QdK Players bat From @Vitas Cricket, and bat without pads and gloves. :D

That's not the worst idea although the travis head mana looked amazing!
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Re: Best kit for 500
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2017, 09:13:26 PM »

As a bowling allrounder i will spend 500 on a whole new kit.

BAS Vampire players pads : 32
http://crowncricketer.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=163_189&product_id=117

BAS vampire players gloves : 30
http://crowncricketer.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=178_193

From PDC
Aero P3 strippers: 40
Masuri Legacy Helmet: 50
Puma evospeed bowling boot: 68
GN sigma rubber spikes shoe: 38

Bag: Slazenger Tour XR wheelie duffle : 50
http://us.sportsdirect.com/slazenger-tour-xr-wheeled-holdall-850008?colcode=85000890

Bats from Vitas:
GN powerbow5 400 :105
GN supernova strike : 115







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Re: Best kit for 500
« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2017, 09:28:43 PM »

Bellingham & Smith Bundle (Bat, Pads, Glove, Duffle) - 385
Masuri OS Titanium - 130

Total - 515
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Re: Best kit for 500
« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2017, 07:06:57 AM »

Well , considering i just bought 2 xp80 1500's for $565au each , I'd say one of them , a pair of morrants ultralite international pads for about $230au , and a pair of bas players gloves for about $55au . Enough change for an aero standup wheelie bag and a few tidbits .
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