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Title: Hello from Shark Cricket
Post by: Shark Cricket on January 01, 2012, 01:34:49 PM
Now we have finally joined the forum we will be keeping everyone updated with our monthly offers, new products and anything else going on at Shark.

My name is James Menzies and I am the owner of Shark. I would like to give some background on Shark as there is lots of different comments about our History etc

Shark was setup by Chris Fulton around 3 years ago and was based in Burton. The stock, website etc was purchased by my company Sharkcricket(UK) Ltd in october 2010. We are based in Stoke-on-Trent.

Since then we have added the Great White Range, changed the stickers, updated the Tiger and Hammerhead range and changed bat maker. We gained ICC registration in March 2011 and our kit is available in the UK, Australia and Sri Lanka.

We have a number of Pro Players using our equipment and these include Chanaka Welegedera (Sri Lanka), Chaminda Vaas (Sri Lanka), Shaminda Eranga (Sri Lanka), Danielle Wyatt (England), Kim Garth (Ireland) Dwayne Smith (West Indies). These players all use stock from our store and is not specially made for the international game.

For the next month use the code CB15 on our wbesite to get a 15% discount. This will expire end Jan.

Website is www.sharkcricket.com (http://www.sharkcricket.com)



Title: Re: Hello from Shark Cricket
Post by: 19reading87 on January 01, 2012, 01:48:36 PM
Welcome and good luck!!!

:)
Title: Re: Hello from Shark Cricket
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on January 01, 2012, 01:51:55 PM
Welcome to the forum James....nice little review in All Out Cricket along with a few other forum members bats the other month!
Title: Re: Hello from Shark Cricket
Post by: NathRobbo88 on January 01, 2012, 02:10:22 PM
Best of luck. Wish you all the best for the coming year.  :)
Title: Re: Hello from Shark Cricket
Post by: 123* on January 01, 2012, 02:14:00 PM
Did you sponsor Dan Redfern for a while Shark?
Title: Re: Hello from Shark Cricket
Post by: Shark Cricket on January 01, 2012, 02:34:14 PM
No it never quite went through and was before I was envolved. He ended up getting a retainer from Grays I think.
Title: Re: Hello from Shark Cricket
Post by: 123* on January 01, 2012, 06:32:54 PM
Ahh okay it's just he's using your gloves on this picture.

(http://www.espncricinfo.com/db/PICTURES/CMS/102100/102178.jpg)
Title: Re: Hello from Shark Cricket
Post by: Shark Cricket on January 01, 2012, 08:05:10 PM
He was given a set of tiger kit but then Grays offered him money. Same as Wahab Riaz, he was given a full set of kit and a contract sorted ready for our ICC clearance but signed with instinct. Was a bit dissapointed with Wahab as he was our club pro for 2 years and we had sorted a deal but thats the way it goes. Nothing against instict he hadn't signed with us hence why there are a few posts about him being signed with us.
Title: Re: Hello from Shark Cricket
Post by: 19reading87 on January 01, 2012, 08:34:34 PM
My mate got a lot of kit from you last year as he was an overseas here. It looked great and he got a good 92 against us
Title: Re: Hello from Shark Cricket
Post by: 123* on January 01, 2012, 08:48:21 PM
He was given a set of tiger kit but then Grays offered him money. Same as Wahab Riaz, he was given a full set of kit and a contract sorted ready for our ICC clearance but signed with instinct. Was a bit dissapointed with Wahab as he was our club pro for 2 years and we had sorted a deal but thats the way it goes. Nothing against instict he hadn't signed with us hence why there are a few posts about him being signed with us.

Do you still remember his specs? If you could make one to his specs I'd be interested in purchasing one...
Title: Re: Hello from Shark Cricket
Post by: Sherpa75 on January 02, 2012, 01:33:52 AM
i saw Chanaka getting 48 against the pakistanis with your bat, the middle on that thing looked huge, shame his ego got a little to big for his technique since then with the bat, but good luck guys, your stuff looks great
Title: Re: Hello from Shark Cricket
Post by: Sherpa75 on January 02, 2012, 04:19:38 PM
out of interest what bat was welegedera using? the labels are different from those on the website
Title: Re: Hello from Shark Cricket
Post by: jw17 on January 02, 2012, 04:52:14 PM
Great White :)
Title: Re: Hello from Shark Cricket
Post by: Shark Cricket on January 03, 2012, 08:45:45 AM
The stickers on the website are the 2011 version and have now been changed with the ones welegedera is using. The new bat profile and sticker pictures should be on the web this week. The pro players stickers have a black background (below) so they stand out on tv where as the standard stickers have reflective silver backgrounds.

(http://www.alloutcricket.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Shark_front_web.jpg)

(http://www.alloutcricket.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Shark.jpg)
Title: Re: Hello from Shark Cricket
Post by: Sherpa75 on January 03, 2012, 11:37:51 AM
very nice
Title: Re: Hello from Shark Cricket
Post by: Joe on January 03, 2012, 12:22:14 PM
will all the 5 star bats be like that?
Title: Re: Hello from Shark Cricket
Post by: Shark Cricket on January 03, 2012, 01:52:18 PM
Yes all 5 fin bats are grade 1+ however the stickers are silver backed with a black fin
Title: Re: Hello from Shark Cricket
Post by: Simmy on January 03, 2012, 02:11:15 PM
any pics of this shark t20 with 40mm edges :P ?
Title: Re: Hello from Shark Cricket
Post by: Shark Cricket on January 03, 2012, 03:19:55 PM
I have no pictures as sky had the all out cricket magazine winning bat to test and havent sent it me back and we were going to do a photo shoot and competition. There will be a photo end of the week
Title: Re: Hello from Shark Cricket
Post by: Six Sixes Cricket on January 03, 2012, 03:37:09 PM
(http://i752.photobucket.com/albums/xx165/d7bow/d2e33043.jpg)
Title: Re: Hello from Shark Cricket
Post by: junter97 on January 03, 2012, 03:39:00 PM
500mm edges?  :D
Title: Re: Hello from Shark Cricket
Post by: Six Sixes Cricket on January 03, 2012, 03:47:29 PM
500mm edges?  :D

Rounded off edges as well, it was difficult to measure as it swam past!
Title: Re: Hello from Shark Cricket
Post by: junter97 on January 03, 2012, 03:49:29 PM
I see what you mean  :D
Title: Re: Hello from Shark Cricket
Post by: Simmy on January 07, 2012, 07:16:37 PM
its the end of the week :P come on come on
Title: Re: Hello from Shark Cricket
Post by: Shark Cricket on January 09, 2012, 09:07:59 AM
Will be another couple of days as photographer not finished
Title: Re: Hello from Shark Cricket
Post by: Simmy on January 09, 2012, 09:09:09 AM
sack him and employ me ;)
Title: Re: Hello from Shark Cricket
Post by: BatNutters on January 11, 2012, 04:04:39 AM
Are the photos ready yet??  ;) When will the website be updated??  ;)
Title: Re: Hello from Shark Cricket
Post by: Shark Cricket on January 11, 2012, 11:58:49 PM
We will have all the new photos for the web except bags and new thighpads in the next 2 days (so the artwork people told me) These will be updated on the web this weekend

Bags and Thighpad pictures end of next week
Title: Re: Hello from Shark Cricket
Post by: BatNutters on January 12, 2012, 02:46:41 AM
Oh great!! :D what level must you play to acquire a partial sponsorship?? or even a full one??  ???
Title: Re: Hello from Shark Cricket
Post by: Shark Cricket on January 13, 2012, 01:45:24 AM
We dont offer full sponsorships unless you are a first class county or international player. The sponsorships start from 10% upto 80% dependant on age, level played at etc. Email sponsorme@sharkcricket.com with some background and a brief cv and we will review

Title: Re: Hello from Shark Cricket
Post by: roco on January 13, 2012, 07:58:24 AM
Be prepared for a fair few sponsorship requests haha

Id apply but I'm big slow and not very good so rules me out
Title: Re: Hello from Shark Cricket
Post by: Simmy on January 16, 2012, 07:56:28 AM
picturesssssssssss
Title: Re: Hello from Shark Cricket
Post by: Red Ink Cricket on January 16, 2012, 08:48:41 AM
come on dont keep simmy waiting!  :D
Title: Re: Hello from Shark Cricket
Post by: Elsi on April 03, 2012, 09:37:56 AM
Saw Dwayne Smith using an SS against Australia in the Twenty20!

Shame!
Title: Re: Hello from Shark Cricket
Post by: roco on April 03, 2012, 09:44:37 AM
I thought it was stickered as sf
Title: Re: Hello from Shark Cricket
Post by: Elsi on April 03, 2012, 12:43:48 PM
maybe so, but he was using ss gloves though.
Title: Re: Hello from Shark Cricket
Post by: roco on April 03, 2012, 12:57:30 PM
I don't pay that much attention just caught highlights
Title: Re: Hello from Shark Cricket
Post by: Shark Cricket on April 04, 2012, 12:48:31 AM
Dwayne Smith has moved to SF. He was signed to us on a 6 month contract and SF made a better offer on renewal.
Title: Re: Hello from Shark Cricket
Post by: Elsi on April 04, 2012, 11:13:10 AM
Dwayne Smith has moved to SF. He was signed to us on a 6 month contract and SF made a better offer on renewal.


Why was he using SS gloves?!