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Bookface find... Chase Lancer
« on: May 09, 2017, 04:42:38 PM »

So the only reason I use Facebook is because our club does most of its team organising and communicating through it... however that being said there are times when I find myself flicking through the app and somehow I managed to follow a link to the "market place". I had no idea this existed so to see what happened i typed in cricket bat. On the first page was an advert for a bat, grainy pics from a distance of a bat in a wrapper next too a bat cover. I could clearly make out it was a chase but after that it was anyones guess... I googled chase bats and came to the conclusion from the colour of the stickers it was a Lancer... ok, not their most exotic bat but its still a chase.... but what grade?

After a few messages it was clear the seller had no clue about cricket and all I would get back is that it was grade 1 and was selling it for his father... the bat wasn't even at his house. We did share about 2 friends (ex team mates from when I lived in another part of the country) so I thought it would be worth a punt.... he wasn't keen on posting but after a healthy uplift on the asking price was offered (probably more than double the cost of postage) I persuaded him to send it over....


Anyway today this arrived...









All in all a very nice bat, sticker on the shoulder says 2.8 but I have a sneaky feeling its a tad more. I had expected it to be at worst a fake, and at best a refurb but this bat has definitely never ever seen a ball in its life. I did have my fingers crossed it would be a R11 but that was hoping for too much. Mallet response is ok... not a trampoline but after a bit of work should be fine.

After all a brand new chase bat for 50 (including my over generous postage contribution and the bat cover) aint too bad in my books. Definitely happy.
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Re: Bookface find... Chase Lancer
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2017, 04:48:15 PM »

great find and a great tip for second hand bats

this look very nice  :)
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Re: Bookface find... Chase Lancer
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2017, 08:01:58 AM »

Great find - have always been warey about buying from Facebook but glad you had a good experience
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Re: Bookface find... Chase Lancer
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2017, 08:07:06 AM »

You convinced me to take a look at bookface marketplace.

Currently waiting for some more pictures on a rather nice looking Bradbury that the seller is asking 10 for!!
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Re: Bookface find... Chase Lancer
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2017, 08:10:45 AM »

Great find - have always been warey about buying from Facebook but glad you had a good experience

I basically took a punt, at worst I would loose 50 quid at best I would get a Chase R11 Lancer so gamble seemed a fair one.

Since posting the above I have had 10 mins with a mallet on the bat and to be fair its starting to respond very nicely already... after 2 mins I literally could feel the bat become more responsive. I've not bought a "new" bat for quite some time (I tend to pick up bats from others) so feeling the bat respond differently after even 2 mins on the mallet was a surprise too me.

Just a shame we are going on holiday today, I'm missing the game at the weekend and nets... going to be a few weeks before I get to try it out.
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