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Re: Match balls for the 2018 season Waxed Vs Lacquered
« Reply #15 on: March 02, 2018, 08:38:06 PM »

@Buzz, if Kookaburra own Readers are the Reader balls just Kookaburra balls with a different stamp?
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Re: Match balls for the 2018 season Waxed Vs Lacquered
« Reply #16 on: March 02, 2018, 08:56:40 PM »

Readers are made in Kent and Kookaburra in Aus.
Not sure what else.
I have always preferred readers since I was at school, they feel smaller in the hand.
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Re: Match balls for the 2018 season Waxed Vs Lacquered
« Reply #17 on: March 02, 2018, 09:06:17 PM »

Get hold oh Nathan Searle at Tiflex the Windsor Ball is very good waxed ball
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Re: Match balls for the 2018 season Waxed Vs Lacquered
« Reply #18 on: March 02, 2018, 09:08:28 PM »

@Buzz, if Kookaburra own Readers are the Reader balls just Kookaburra balls with a different stamp?

From my experience they are quite different balls. Seam thickness and colour. Readers darker red and agree with buzz feel small in hand. Kooks lighter in colour not overly pronounced seam. They did shine quite well and stayed in shape throughout innings. As I said I prefer dukes. I had a box of the better grade gn they were half decent too again it seems to be quite subjective amongst bowlers they all have their favourites.
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Re: Match balls for the 2018 season Waxed Vs Lacquered
« Reply #19 on: March 02, 2018, 09:24:56 PM »

I had a box of the better grade gn they were half decent too again it seems to be quite subjective amongst bowlers they all have their favourites.

I've bowled with a couple of GM balls before and I didn't like them. The seamers didn't seem to mind them but I found the seam was too unpronounced so I couldn't spin it as well.
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Re: Match balls for the 2018 season Waxed Vs Lacquered
« Reply #20 on: March 02, 2018, 09:35:10 PM »

Readers are made in Kent and Kookaburra in Aus.
Not sure what else.
I have always preferred readers since I was at school, they feel smaller in the hand.

thanks
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Re: Match balls for the 2018 season Waxed Vs Lacquered
« Reply #21 on: March 03, 2018, 12:18:06 AM »

Nope
If your in doubt, chop open one of your match balls


A lot of balls have composite centres now, do they not?
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Re: Match balls for the 2018 season Waxed Vs Lacquered
« Reply #22 on: March 03, 2018, 06:42:02 AM »

Ideally they should be four or five piece

The cheap ones are solid re con rubber inside a single plastic cup with a gawd knows crappy outer

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Re: Match balls for the 2018 season Waxed Vs Lacquered
« Reply #23 on: March 03, 2018, 07:19:41 AM »

Readers are physically smaller. Are they still made in the UK or just stamped in the UK?

I've heard these are pretty good for the price... https://www.sportsballshop.co.uk/acatalog/Lusum-Aquilifer-Cricket-Ball-Mens.htm

Isn't it about time we had a proper cricket ball database?
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Re: Match balls for the 2018 season Waxed Vs Lacquered
« Reply #24 on: March 03, 2018, 08:19:07 AM »

Readers are physically smaller. Are they still made in the UK or just stamped in the UK?

I've heard these are pretty good for the price... https://www.sportsballshop.co.uk/acatalog/Lusum-Aquilifer-Cricket-Ball-Mens.htm

Isn't it about time we had a proper cricket ball database?


The good quality readers are still made in the factory in Kent the rest are Indian I believe
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Re: Match balls for the 2018 season Waxed Vs Lacquered
« Reply #25 on: March 03, 2018, 10:18:58 AM »

Ok not as sexy as straight grains and oversized clefts but why not have a cricket ball database to help protect that lovely willow?

I did buy some red/white training balls from reputable suppliers which turned out to be rocks. One was Warsop and the other surprising was Uzi. Both were around 12quid each so not the cheapest. I did speak to Uzi themselves, they were surprised but also said they have since changed their supplier.

Best/cheapest ball I had was from Sports Direct. They had Slazenger Ultimates for 10ea. Wish Id bought more.
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Re: Match balls for the 2018 season Waxed Vs Lacquered
« Reply #26 on: March 06, 2018, 03:03:15 PM »

What is a lacquered ball? What I know, a lacquered ball is polished like furniture, made from hard leather (feels like wood really), no seam/unpronounced seam and is generally considered a bat breaker.

Aren't all leather cricket balls waxes? What exactly is a waxed ball?

Cricket balls and their "grading" is a complete news event to me.

All info appreciated! Merci boku. :)

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