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Your Cricket / Re: Your 2018 Season
« Last post by mohawks94 on Today at 08:54:05 PM »
Lost on Saturday to a team that approached me to join them over the winter. Bowled first, finally got a decent spell, 8/0/29/1, got rid of their main bat exactly as I had planned with a leading edge to cover from a more round arm delivery trying to work it through mid wicket. Keeper dropped a sitter off me in my last over. Oppo declared on 200/9 in the 50th, so we had 50 overs to chase it. Top order didn't do too well besides one who got a not out half century. Batted 11, LBW first ball going back to a spinner when I should have gone forward. Lost by 56 runs.

Won Sunday for Frogs vs a Frogs Invitational XI after Sussex Martlets couldn't get a side out. Batted 5, hit 15 off 8 before smashing a short, wide ball straight to cover point. My batting form has now deserted me through lack of time in the middle. Bowled at the end of their innings and took the final wicket.

Saturday made me very glad I turned down Haywards Heath because their attitude was not what I would want to be involved in- one of our womens team was playing as we were short, so they had 6 around the bat vs spin and started bouncing her vs pace, as well as a couple of other moments involving other team mates. For the next couple of weeks I have been assured I am number 1 spinner with the offie away so I have to take my chance. Which makes it bad timing to have aggravated my old 'golfers/pitchers elbow' fielding yesterday.
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Bats / Top service- Vulcan
« Last post by Canners on Today at 08:20:01 PM »

After a bodge job from myself and knowing the bat in question is pretty rare and as good as I have had I thought it needed to go to a professional so took it to Dean from Vulcan- the quality of the work is class and as good as anybody else out there.

I dropped it off yesterday and is all ready for me to collect tomorrow so a very impressive turnaround







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Cricket Training, Fitness and Injuries / Re: Trigger vs Staying Still
« Last post by Davehugh on Today at 08:17:43 PM »
Also changed from watching the ball through the run-up to a similar method after reading that article, definite improvement for me!

Going to give this a go struggling a bit at the min average is at less than 10 :(
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Bat Making / Re: Northern monkey batmaking
« Last post by FattusCattus on Today at 08:01:05 PM »
@Northern monkey - beautiful shape Marky. I can only endorse The Monkeys work, the size 4 he did for me is superb (Iíll get you pics Mark, heís smashing it everywhere!).

Any damaged clefts you can make a shoulderless from?
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Bat Making / Re: Northern monkey batmaking
« Last post by tuffers007 on Today at 07:46:35 PM »
Tuffers,,,,Iíve not touched or needed a round bottom plane since getting a travisher,,, I could almost do a raw cleft to a bat using the travisher alone, it would take a bit longer,and kill the edge on the travisher, but it is almost a one batmaking tool.

The press is done ,,, but I might strip it down and start again
Itís way over engineered for what I need, and takes up all the room in one of my sheds, and hopefully we are moving house soon, so it needs stripping down anyway.

excellent. you certainly have some skill when it comes to creating bats. really happy with the one you made me. so much so that i  havnt used it yet!! just a stunning piece of willow.
be interested in seeing the press and how you engineered it
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Bat Making / Re: Northern monkey batmaking
« Last post by InternalTraining on Today at 07:42:26 PM »
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Bat Making / Re: Northern monkey batmaking
« Last post by Northern monkey on Today at 07:36:17 PM »
Tuffers,,,,Iíve not touched or needed a round bottom plane since getting a travisher,,, I could almost do a raw cleft to a bat using the travisher alone, it would take a bit longer,and kill the edge on the travisher, but it is almost a one batmaking tool.

The press is done ,,, but I might strip it down and start again
Itís way over engineered for what I need, and takes up all the room in one of my sheds, and hopefully we are moving house soon, so it needs stripping down anyway.
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Bat Making / Re: Northern monkey batmaking
« Last post by tuffers007 on Today at 07:25:40 PM »
I've not had chance to forge the drawknife,, I was eventually lucky enough to get one off eBay that's perfect , after buying loads
I will get round to it soon tho and post pics

what about the press and modifications to the travisher
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England / Re: Royal London One Day Cup 2018
« Last post by KD4 on Today at 06:01:47 PM »
Hampshire into the final
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Bat Making / Re: MS Dhoni's bat replica
« Last post by JK Lewis on Today at 05:56:31 PM »
Thanks mate!

Totally wasted on a German bud! Get your brand over here.  :)
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