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Title: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on May 31, 2011, 06:28:20 PM
Having recently acquired what I consider to be a vintage bat, I thought I'd start a thread, hoping to see others upload their pics and opinions. I thought it also might give the younger members of the forum the opportunity to view some of the weird, wonderful and great bats of previous generations of cricketers!

So, first up we have this: Gunn and Moore Diamond Superstar, weighing in at just under 2lb 7oz. This is the short handled edition that I have acquired following owning one in the early nineties that long since passed away (or maybe my parents still have it, who knows!)

Very light at 2lb 7oz, it has a very flat profile, cut to look like a Diamond, and was introduced by GM circa 1991, although I'm sure someone can give me a proper date. I remember getting mine in 1994, so I'd expect that this one is at least 15 years old. These bats had many detractors, as a lot of people felt that they were planks, although I don't remember that being the case with mine, in fact I thought it was great and have been scouring ebay for one for ages.

The handle has a single rubber spring and the grain structure is surprisingly good for what I thought was a Grade 2 bat. Given its weight, you can see the magnificent edges should really be judged using the Fpote method, where a 5p piece is used rather than a 50p, but then, if you are going to middle them all, who needs thick edges?

Having had the mallet out on it, I'm not sure it would go like a train, but the rebound is more than passable and it feels as though it has a good few matches left in it. Based on the rebound testing, it definitely has a mid-positioned middle.

Pictures are below for everyone to enjoy, and I will also add the Hunts County Reflex to this thread at a later date.

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/2011-05-31190048.jpg)

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/2011-05-31190101.jpg)

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/2011-05-31190108.jpg)

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/2011-05-31190148.jpg)

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/2011-05-31190033.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: jonpinson on May 31, 2011, 06:32:10 PM
Wonderful bats back in the day :)

Thanks for giving us the chance to see one again. I must get around to photographing my oldies.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Canners on May 31, 2011, 06:40:21 PM
I wish id have kept my old ones now, i had the Maestro version i believe in the original model size 6 tho
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Howzat on May 31, 2011, 06:41:45 PM
I have a hunts county turbo... will upload pics later, think its from around 1985-90?
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Buzz on May 31, 2011, 07:21:30 PM
I wish id have kept my old ones now, i had the Maestro version i believe in the original model size 6 tho
all the best players had a size 6 maestro, I had a harrow too.
this diamond looks awesome.
I have my first full size bat in my parents loft, but it doesn't have the original stickers as I was sponsored for a while... not a full sponsorship though.
I had a reflex too, but mine was a lower end version a a bit of a plank!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Johnny on May 31, 2011, 07:22:15 PM
a friend has just bought his daughter a brand new optimum 1000 that was found in the depths of the clearance section of poorly stocked sports shop
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: FattusCattus on May 31, 2011, 08:39:46 PM
I have a hunts county turbo... will upload pics later, think its from around 1985-90?

Get the pics up Fernando - that's pure bat porn!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on May 31, 2011, 08:45:54 PM
Second up is this Hunts County Reflex 8* weighing in at a massive 2lb 9.3oz. Again, a bat design from circa 1991 (anyone wishing to correct me please go ahead!). The Reflex apparently has a hole drilled down the centre to improve the pick-up. I recall one of my school team-mates having one and a number of us being a) very jealous because it seemed huge and b) wondering who on earth Hunts County were as none of our local sports shops stocked them.

It's certainly a reasonably meaty bat, for it's weight, but the looks don't match the 8* rating the stickers give it. Having used it in the nets, as a bat that hadn't previously been used, it actually went pretty well. It wasn't the train that some of the newer bats I have tried have been, but it certainly didn't disappoint.

A more advanced handle than the Diamond, it has a triple sprung handle, the age of the deign can still be seen in the edges, which are again not particularly thick. Then again, the middle is good and relatively large, so that isn't an issue.

Having done a mallet rebound test on it similar to the Diamond, I'd have to say that it rebounded slightly better along a greater length of the bat, however this could easily be down to it having more wood.

The pictures for you to enjoy:

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/2011-05-31193722.jpg)

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/2011-05-31193750.jpg)

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/2011-05-31193741.jpg)

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/2011-05-31193819.jpg)

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/2011-05-31193916.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: rp27 on May 31, 2011, 08:50:55 PM
i've got a bat that was my grandfathers, think it's pretty old tbh, i'll get some pic for you's to estimate it's age
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Nickauger on May 31, 2011, 08:51:54 PM
Haha, there's a load of those in the school's PE cupboard where I did my teaching placement. Very nice!!!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: FattusCattus on May 31, 2011, 09:05:18 PM
Tim - ypu might want to sell that :)

Did you get a job lot of those grips?
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Apple on May 31, 2011, 09:29:45 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5SX3A-ifME
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Colesy on May 31, 2011, 09:48:17 PM
This is my best offering for a vintage bat.


(http://i875.photobucket.com/albums/ab312/JoeColes/100_1866.jpg?t=1306878392)
(http://i875.photobucket.com/albums/ab312/JoeColes/100_1867.jpg?t=1306878393)
(http://i875.photobucket.com/albums/ab312/JoeColes/100_1870.jpg?t=1306878393)
(http://i875.photobucket.com/albums/ab312/JoeColes/100_1871.jpg?t=1306878393)
(http://i875.photobucket.com/albums/ab312/JoeColes/100_1873.jpg?t=1306878393)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: stevie_94_ on June 09, 2011, 06:04:09 PM
(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j348/stevie_94_/IMG-20110602-00261.jpg)
(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j348/stevie_94_/IMG-20110602-00260.jpg)
(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j348/stevie_94_/IMG-20110602-00259.jpg)
(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j348/stevie_94_/IMG-20110602-00258.jpg)
(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j348/stevie_94_/IMG-20110602-00257.jpg)
(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j348/stevie_94_/IMG-20110602-00256.jpg)
(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j348/stevie_94_/IMG-20110602-00255.jpg)


The ping on this is still amazing, got a shock when I tried it
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: johan95 on June 09, 2011, 06:09:16 PM
I used a really old GM in the nets on Tuesday. For 2 balls...  :-[
First one I pinged out of the net onto the pitch where they were playing a match haha :D
Went nicely, 2nd one went nowhere so I ditched it  :-[
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: rp27 on June 09, 2011, 10:42:57 PM
(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn199/trampip/31052011257.jpg)
(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn199/trampip/31052011258.jpg)
(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn199/trampip/31052011260.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on June 13, 2011, 08:07:21 PM
The bat that destroyed Robin Smith, or the Gray Nicolls Ultimate as it is also known. used to devastating effect by David Boon, this bat single-handedly undid Robin Smith when he tried to play Spin, or rather, Shane Warne. It is another early nineties design.

This is the Extraface version and weighs in at just under 2lb 10oz, although when picking it up I'd have said that it was far nearer 2lb 12oz. What's perhaps more surprising, is that for a bat with a reasonable crack obvious under the facing, it has amazing ping! I was really surprised as to what the mallet did off it. It's going to be used in our LMS T20 games as a spare, but I think it has the capacity to score loads of runs. The middle is a lot larger than the shape of the bat suggests. Quite a surprise really.   .

Some pictures for you all to enjoy...

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/2011-06-13204148.jpg)

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/2011-06-13204158.jpg)

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/2011-06-13204216.jpg)

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/2011-06-13204122.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on June 13, 2011, 08:21:07 PM
This one is a bit of a classic. Probably my favourite of the Vintage Bats in my current not very extensive set.

The Slazenger V500 Select in short handle. A bit of an Eric Loxton masterpiece from the mid-nineties. The bat itself has a lovely shape and pick-up and although the Select is supposedly Grade 2, this one is a bit of a looker. This particular copy is a 2lb 11oz edition, but picks up slightly better than the Ultimate, so around 2lb 9oz to 2lb 10 oz.

What struck me about the shape is that it has a very similar "power bulge" to the current Kookaburra CCX shape, if not quite as pronounced. Off the mallet, it has a good middle, and reasonable ping for a bat of its age. It still feels perfectly usable in a game, and I reckon most of us would score runs with it.

I believe these were used by Alec Stewart back in the day, and this is a wonderful edition of it!

The pictures below, as per usual, for you to enjoy.

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/2011-06-13203959.jpg)

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/2011-06-13204012.jpg)

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/2011-06-13204024.jpg)

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/2011-06-13204058.jpg)

And a close up of the grains...

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/2011-06-13211943.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: stevie_94_ on June 13, 2011, 08:25:07 PM
Wow that still looks lovely
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Perkins17 on June 13, 2011, 09:15:19 PM
I have a Slazenger v12 here and i will stick some pics up in the morning as it is a very intresting shape
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on June 13, 2011, 09:20:23 PM
I have a Slazenger v12 here and i will stick some pics up in the morning as it is a very intresting shape

Yup, I used to own one of those, many moons ago... My second bat ever, which of course no-one keeps.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: ajm90 on June 13, 2011, 09:44:27 PM
i have a Duncan fearnley graeme hick supreme , still in perfect condition, with all original stickers. used it once last season its still got an awesome middle.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on June 13, 2011, 09:50:04 PM
i have a Duncan fearnley graeme hick supreme , still in perfect condition, with all original stickers. used it once last season its still got an awesome middle.
Get some pictures up.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: 100 not out on June 13, 2011, 09:58:55 PM
Anyone got a slaz v12 or symonds tusker. I used to love those bats. SS Jumbo,  DF Magnum those were the days. . .
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Number4 on June 14, 2011, 09:49:17 AM
The bat that destroyed Robin Smith, or the Gray Nicolls Ultimate as it is also known. used to devastating effect by David Boon, this bat single-handedly undid Robin Smith when he tried to play Spin, or rather, Shane Warne. It is another early nineties design.

This is the Extraface version and weighs in at just under 2lb 10oz, although when picking it up I'd have said that it was far nearer 2lb 12oz. What's perhaps more surprising, is that for a bat with a reasonable crack obvious under the facing, it has amazing ping! I was really surprised as to what the mallet did off it. It's going to be used in our LMS T20 games as a spare, but I think it has the capacity to score loads of runs. The middle is a lot larger than the shape of the bat suggests. Quite a surprise really.   .

Some pictures for you all to enjoy...

([url]http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/2011-06-13204148.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/2011-06-13204158.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/2011-06-13204216.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/2011-06-13204122.jpg[/url])


I have the Ultimate Limited Edition version of this bat.. I will put some picks up when I get a chance
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: 12man on June 21, 2011, 09:20:55 AM
Heres 3 V12's
The oldest was my first full size bat. I got it when I got into the Cumbria schoolboys squad. The coach a guy called Mr Dalton I think got me 3 bats to try out a Newbury(with the round logo). A GN Scoop fabric coated with grains printed on the fabric and the V12.
Got the V12 which was heavier than me at the time.
The Polyarmoured one is an unused deadstock bat.
     
(http://i51.tinypic.com/33f4w87.jpg)

Heres somE Gray Nicholls
(http://i55.tinypic.com/x1hcva.jpg)
(http://i55.tinypic.com/2ladd2p.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: 12man on June 21, 2011, 10:05:00 AM
Millichamp & Hall -Original
(http://i54.tinypic.com/2ynl92h.jpg)
(http://i56.tinypic.com/hwx3id.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Perkins17 on June 23, 2011, 09:54:25 AM
12man that is pure classic bat porn !

Here are my offerings

GM Canon ssh

(http://photobucket.com/albums/oo201/perks19/DSC00077.jpg)
(http://mob376.photobucket.com/albums/oo201/perks19/DSC00078.jpg)
(http://mob376.photobucket.com/albums/oo201/perks19/DSC00080.jpg)

Slazenger v12 Super
I am thinking about using this in the club game we have this sunday as it is still a beast !

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-xfmwOcbeNlg/TgMMCg8AQPI/AAAAAAAAAwM/x0Nj1cAw9RI/s640/IMAG0128.jpg)
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-31GBdj9XOO0/TgMMKNJQkBI/AAAAAAAAAv8/AmwqJVbZPqI/s640/IMAG0129.jpg)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-uAwmWmzkGWw/TgMMKYLBHqI/AAAAAAAAAwA/F51OhRbkzaU/s800/IMAG0130.jpg)
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-r_1QsmQYaGQ/TgMMBtyPz0I/AAAAAAAAAvw/ngItWESn3wQ/s800/IMAG0131.jpg)

DF Extra Cover

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-P00PYxocdvY/S6J_Ju6y3_I/AAAAAAAAAGM/dKz-VOseTh4/s640/IMG_0024.JPG)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-VufEasMpkMg/S6J_kIfbIbI/AAAAAAAAAGU/ncL-sL5DtoQ/s640/IMG_0025.JPG)


Sorry for poor pics
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: TommyDeeeee on June 23, 2011, 09:58:16 AM
The GM Diamond and Slazzy V500 are divine!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: wilkie113 on June 23, 2011, 05:57:56 PM
My grandads got an old bat in his shed, in awesome condition, ill take pictures of it when i next go down and see him. Cant beat vintage bats though
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: 12man on June 29, 2011, 08:59:58 AM
Heres a few more
GM Polympic
SS TI
Dukes, this  was Kim Barnetts a guy i worked with knew him

 (http://i53.tinypic.com/28874bd.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: 12man on June 29, 2011, 09:00:27 AM
REAR
(http://i54.tinypic.com/2cijxwj.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: TheBoyLegend on June 29, 2011, 10:12:48 AM
Millichamp & Hall -Original
([url]http://i54.tinypic.com/2ynl92h.jpg[/url])
([url]http://i56.tinypic.com/hwx3id.jpg[/url])


I Love this Bat!!!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: 12man on June 29, 2011, 10:16:40 AM
I Love this Bat!!!

30 NO with it last night
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on June 30, 2011, 11:47:13 AM
Right, I'm not entirely sure what this is, as I picked it up off ebay for not a lot. It clearly has a Scoop sticker on the front, but not the back and a profile that is not dissimilar to a Powerspot, although the rear sticker is not off a power spot... The willow is fairly old and certainly well used.

Anyone got any ideas? It weighs in at just under 2lb 10oz and surprisingly, when hit with the mallet, it actually rebounded reasonably. I reckon you could use it relatively easily in a game! Oh, and it also has a two spring handle.

Anyhow, here are the pics. Any suggestions...?

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/2011-06-30104825.jpg)

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/2011-06-30104848.jpg)

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/2011-06-30104913.jpg)

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/2011-06-30105142.jpg)

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/2011-06-30104806.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: johnno001 on June 30, 2011, 12:07:52 PM
Didn't Gn used to make a bat called a Crusader, which I seem to remember had a traditional profile? The GN 100 sticker on the front throws an element of confusion in there though...
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on July 02, 2011, 09:02:32 AM
Well I can state that it isn't a Powerspot. Got my hands on one and the profile is completely different, just to eliminate something from the confusion...
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on July 02, 2011, 02:30:37 PM
What's up this time? A pre-Atherton Gray Nicolls Powerspot is what.

This one weighs in at 2.11 without the grip, which was knackered and has never been used. As you can see, it has a rubbish grain structure, which leads me to believe that it is at best Grade 4 English, but in reality, I believe it is a Kashmir Willow edition. I gave it a quick coat of oil to see whether that would make it any easier to see. Sadly the model sticker is missing.

Now I've said before that I believe that Powerspots don't have a middle, however, when using the mallet on this one, I was shocked as I found it! And it's a reasonable size. I hadn't realised just how low a middle these bats have, and they are surprisingly solid pieces of wood.

Anyway, pics shown below. Enjoy.

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/2011-07-02132738.jpg)

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/2011-07-02132750.jpg)

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/2011-07-02132806.jpg)

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/2011-07-02132832.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Number4 on July 02, 2011, 02:41:22 PM
Thats a powerspot classic...I had one
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on July 02, 2011, 02:51:37 PM
Thats a powerspot classic...I had one
Can you provide a date? I'm thinking around 1986-1988?
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Number4 on July 02, 2011, 02:59:58 PM
Yeah 1988 would be close I reckon...just trying to remember how old I was when I had it.

David Boon used one for a bit and also Simon O'Donnell...Thats why I bought one...lol

Pic of Atherton using one as well.

http://worldcricketwatch.com/stories/feature/introducing-the-old-school-cricket-bats-hall-of-fame/
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Number4 on July 02, 2011, 03:01:13 PM
The Classic's had the gold circles in the rings.. Mine was a beautiful bat
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on July 02, 2011, 03:35:10 PM
Yeah. My first bat was a few years later. A powerspot with the blue circle on the back.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Perkins17 on July 03, 2011, 05:07:12 PM
I return home from work today to find this in the house curtsey of my mom for the grand total of £2.50

GM Imperial Long Handle
weighing in at 2lb 9oz it is a sure fire retro bat with a very classic profile and 15mm edges (i would say)
It seems to have a very heavy pick up but after having a little play with the eye-in ball it seems quite nice

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-yd7I95HuaxE/ThCgZQVE5aI/AAAAAAAAAwo/z970at4UpP0/s512/IMAG0137.jpg)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-w0vD1wbcBTo/ThCgcONdrQI/AAAAAAAAAws/8xTPPmsG48Q/s512/IMAG0133.jpg)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-AV5ZUr-6QIo/ThCgcHkatqI/AAAAAAAAAw8/1LhiG14r-so/s512/IMAG0134.jpg)
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-XQZDPy24SBs/ThCghAR8XkI/AAAAAAAAAw0/KCOQaXxA_cM/s640/IMAG0135.jpg)
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Kh666Q2pihs/ThCghuhJJKI/AAAAAAAAAw4/IDSZo40lNOc/s512/IMAG0136.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on July 05, 2011, 06:38:41 PM
So I got my hands on a Gray Nicolls Scoop 2000 which I thought was vaguely appropriate given the recent news....

She is as I remember her. The pictures say it all. What I still find astonishing is that Brian Lara scored 375 with one of these. It has no discernible middle and frankly sucks as a bat. For something that weighs 2lb 8oz and picks up ok, it really is astonishingly poor, even though it is Kashmir. Ideal for the nurdler, no full blooded drive is really going to make it off the square, at least, not with this one. It is remarkably well preserved, perhaps because the previous owner used it a couple of times then moved on to something with a middle.

What I find most intriguing is that the profile view is almost exactly the same as the T20 bat that GN came out with last year... Wonder where the inspiration came from!?

Some pictures for your delectation...

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/2011-07-05192353.jpg)

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/2011-07-05192404.jpg)

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/2011-07-05192428.jpg)

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/2011-07-05192537.jpg)

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/2011-07-05192327.jpg)

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/2011-07-05192602.jpg)



Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: jonpinson on July 05, 2011, 08:01:33 PM
Mmm polyarmour. Those were the days.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Nickauger on July 05, 2011, 08:04:53 PM
I had a Lords Taverner bat that was covered in that stuff. It was awful until the stuff ripped, so I took it off to reveal a beautiful bit of willow that went like stink and was one of the best bats I've ever owned! :)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on July 05, 2011, 09:32:58 PM
I had a Lords Taverner bat that was covered in that stuff. It was awful until the stuff ripped, so I took it off to reveal a beautiful bit of willow that went like stink and was one of the best bats I've ever owned! :)
Let me just remind you that this is a bat where the middle hss been, quite literally, scooped out... Polyarmour or no, it hasn't got one!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Johnny on July 05, 2011, 09:36:28 PM
Boohiss - you Scoop Nay-sayer!!!

....admittedly this kashmir version is probably pants!!!

There was a youths version knocking about that had a fluro yellow trim I believe
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: jonpinson on July 05, 2011, 09:44:26 PM
Let me just remind you that this is a bat where the middle hss been, quite literally, scooped out... Polyarmour or no, it hasn't got one!

Tim Tim I've had a monent of genius. We can take your middle-less bat and stick a thin ridge atop it, then emigrate to the antipedes and turn them out for £400 a pop!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on July 05, 2011, 09:50:28 PM
Tim Tim I've had a monent of genius. We can take your middle-less bat and stick a thin ridge atop it, then emigrate to the antipedes and turn them out for £400 a pop!
But what shall we call it?
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: jonpinson on July 05, 2011, 09:53:58 PM
Waver and Thud?
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: uknsaunders on July 05, 2011, 10:14:00 PM
comes to something when the handle is thicker than the bat. I bet Lara would never score 375 with that. It would've been some ultralight G1 ++++**** willow in the same profile but twice as thick :-(
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on July 06, 2011, 07:19:22 AM
comes to something when the handle is thicker than the bat. I bet Lara would never score 375 with that. It would've been some ultralight G1 ++++**** willow in the same profile but twice as thick :-(
The scary thing is that the Diamond I started this thread with is 2oz lighter than that scoop... And looks to be significantly bigger than it, even at the edges. It's also a totally different shape to the GN100 Scoop listed earlier in here.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: 12man on July 06, 2011, 08:34:06 AM
GN Junior Scoop "Test opener" size 4 bought for my son
(http://i52.tinypic.com/35btusz.jpg)
(http://i52.tinypic.com/nbylpj.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Johnny on July 06, 2011, 08:42:25 AM
GN Junior Scoop "Test opener" size 4 bought for my son

Drool!

That's in super condition! Same generation as my scoop, except the graphics were unrecognisable on mine.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: 12man on July 06, 2011, 08:46:11 AM
It really is in good condition but a little heavy for my 9yo
I have asked wilostix for some pics of their junior stick it may have a better pick up for him
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Lekka Global Alliance on July 06, 2011, 08:48:35 AM
Is this bat for sale ?
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: 12man on July 06, 2011, 08:50:59 AM
No he will grow into it
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: roco on July 07, 2011, 08:31:34 PM
Is this classed as vintage as is a golden oldie lam
(http://emob957.photobucket.com/albums/ae59/ajer2000/529b851f.jpg?t=1310070344)
(http://emob957.photobucket.com/albums/ae59/ajer2000/45924765.jpg?t=1310070358)
(http://emob957.photobucket.com/albums/ae59/ajer2000/a5d71235.jpg?t=1310070373)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Canners on July 07, 2011, 08:36:43 PM
This was the first ever cricket bat i used
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: roco on July 07, 2011, 08:41:30 PM
Just found it at the club someone has dumped it and it's a classic plus had quite a beefy profile for an older bat
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on July 11, 2011, 10:31:19 PM
Right, this one is one of the all time classic bats that this section was designed for. Yes, at long last, here we have the Gray Nicolls Dynadrive. This one is a fair few years old, but in good condition, and maintaining an excellent middle when bounced off a mallet. She is a SH and picks up around 2lb 9oz, although I'm not really sure of her weight. From the tie shot you can probably see the GM Luna's origins.... Or maybe that's just me.

This one has reasonable grains on the face, but given the variety of brandings of them over the years, I'm not really sure what the "Special" was, apart from a late-in-life edition. If I remember correctly, the 1000 in the early range was the Grade 1 bat. This bat (well not strictly this one, more one like this, a Dynadrive Special) was one of my favourite bats.

Legendary as she is, I don't think she needs any more introductions, and I'm also aware that this is the only bat that I've given a gender to...  :-[

For your enjoyment, and I wish it was a Dynadrive 2012 rather than a Scoop 2012...

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/IMG_0653.jpg)

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/IMG_0654.jpg)

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/IMG_0655.jpg)

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/IMG_0658.jpg)

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/IMG_0659.jpg)

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/IMG_0662.jpg)

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/IMG_0657.jpg)

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/IMG_0663.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Nickauger on July 12, 2011, 10:50:27 AM
So why does having two scoops in the back mean that the bat has a better middle?
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on July 12, 2011, 10:52:26 AM
So why does having two scoops in the back mean that the bat has a better middle?
It just means that it has a better middle than the Scoop....
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Nickauger on July 12, 2011, 11:16:07 AM
Ah right, I guess because there is still wood behind the middle??
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on July 12, 2011, 11:26:14 AM
Ah right, I guess because there is still wood behind the middle??
Yes. It's very similar to the Luna or Pellara in principle. You still have a spine that provides wood for the middle with thicker edges that extend further towards the middle of the bat.

The reality is that the concaving you see on modern bats uses this exact same approach.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on July 18, 2011, 10:02:37 PM
The incorrectly stickered GN100 is probably a crusader based on shape, so would be early seventies...
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Canners on July 18, 2011, 10:09:10 PM
would say the Xiphos resembles this shape fairly closely
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on July 19, 2011, 07:07:09 AM
would say the Xiphos resembles this shape fairly closely

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/Bats03.jpg)(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/IMG_0654.jpg)

Back-to-back, as it were... Even uses similar coloured bands around the top!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on August 01, 2011, 07:28:11 PM
Adding further to the list, I have recently acquired this less than common specimen.

This is the Stuart Surridge Contour, a bat that I wouldn't be surprised to be related to the the Turbo, bu tI'm not sure whether it is a predecessor or a descendant. Any enlightenment would be appreciated. This specimen says on the sticker "A lighter weight bat with heavyweight power from the unique curved back".

In this particular version, I suspect that the power all comes from the weight. When I picked it up I thought it was 2lb 13 or 14 oz. On the scales it comes in at a whopping 3lb. There isn't a lot of wood there for the weight, which is why i am inclined to believe that it is a predecessor to the Turbo.

As you can see in the pictures, it is effectively the opposite of the concaving we have now, with a curved back and no clear spine. I've no idea when it was designed, but I'm guessing early to mid-eighties. It states that it is a Supreme model, which I guess is probably a mid-range willow, and it has been heavily oiled... I think I remember the sports shop when I was at school having one, but I can't be sure, and that would be late eighties.

With the mallet, it doesn't seem to rebound all that specially, and wielding it, one wonders how you might get the ball off the square, without excellent timing, but I've found that with the Turbo as well.

So here we go, some pictures of a rarely seen bat.

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/2011-08-01200807.jpg)

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/2011-08-01200830.jpg)

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/2011-08-01200820.jpg)

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/2011-08-01200450.jpg)

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/2011-08-01200844.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Colesy on August 01, 2011, 07:39:59 PM
Refurbing a GN Phoenix at the moment and although it's not especially old, very similar to the Dynadrive
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: jonpinson on August 01, 2011, 07:42:32 PM
God time that looks like it should be about 2'6! Actually like the shape though.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on August 01, 2011, 08:55:49 PM
I'll be sticking up pics of out next to a more current bat at 2lb 15oz shortly. Very interesting comparison...
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: FattusCattus on August 01, 2011, 09:33:04 PM
Played against a guy with a Slaz WG shoulderless job on Saturday - circa 1983 apparently. Tiny profile though!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on August 01, 2011, 10:28:15 PM
As promised, the Contour weighing in at 3lb and the Uzi Laminate C6+, weighing in at 2lb 15oz.

Fairly major difference in size of profile for the weight.

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/2011-08-01224301.jpg)

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/2011-08-01224400.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on September 01, 2011, 10:38:39 PM
Having had my eye open for a Stuart Surridge Turbo for a while, I finally found one on ebay. The listing said that the owner had sanded it down and that all it needed was a quick oil. Oooh, I thought, I'll have that. The pictures look okay.


This is what turned up. It's a 2lb 12oz SS Turbo Supreme, with reasonable grain structure and a pretty damn good pick up. It's also got rather a lot of rebound off the mallet, which I wasn't expecting and is a bonus. I am really very fond of the shape of the bat as it has a very traditional and classic profile, as can be seen looking up the toe, and for a bat of its age, it has quite a bit more wood than I expected, and a lot more than the SS Contour I also own, which is thinner and very heavy.


This is dressed in the early nineties livery of around the same period as the 333 and is a surprisingly chunky bat for its era. Okay, it's not the special laminated one that Gooch used, but still, tt's a nice piece of willow. I also remember our opening batsman in the school U-16 team having one...


It has unfortunately had a bad refurb... Pictures first and then I'll go into it.


(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/Snapbucket/c1e05212-orig.jpg)


(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/Snapbucket/34f8139c-orig.jpg)


(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/Snapbucket/83af2237-orig.jpg)


(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/Snapbucket/111a7593-orig.jpg)


(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/Snapbucket/756d05fb-orig.jpg)


On the face of the bat can be seen a piece of bat tape. What's that for I wondered? Well, it is to hide the dirty great scar where whoever did the sand down used some form of electric sander and took about 1-2mm off the face but didn't want to damage the stickers. you can also see a similar, if not quite so exaggerated line on the back of the bat.


With a little judicial sanding, this should be possible to blend in.


They also appear not to have sanded it down with a fine grade sandpaper, so it's really quite rough, leaving me a weekend job of additional sanding and wire wool/wax cleaning to try and clear it up.


I don't think it's terrible, and as I say, with a little TLC, it should be as good as new, but it also demonstrates how easy it is to cock up a refurb!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: 97 n.o. on September 21, 2011, 03:08:00 PM
My first bat was a size 4 GM Scorer.

Then a size 5 GM Autograph Plus, then a step up to a SH V800 (with the two "eye" like scoops in the back) then a Centurion Heritage, then a Big Kahuna, which has just perished.

I think i still have the V800, will try and get some pics up.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: gdb19 on September 21, 2011, 04:14:43 PM
I've seen a few people asking for pics of a slaz v12 on this thread. I've got a v12 super from about 13 years ago that I've unfortunately just taken the stickers off so I can attempt a refurb. I must have got it in about 97 and used it for 4 or do seasons before I gave up playing in 2001. It's about 2lb 12 and since I started playing again last year I use it in nets to avoid knackering my match bats as we have horrible cheap practice balls.

I'll take some pics when I have chance and post them on here, I'll also post pics after my refurb attempt.

It's a cracking bat and I used to love slaz stuff when I was younger, had a v100 5star off a club pro too and that was brilliant.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on September 21, 2011, 04:16:16 PM
I've seen a few people asking for pics of a slaz v12 on this thread. I've got a v12 super from about 13 years ago that I've unfortunately just taken the stickers off so I can attempt a refurb. I must have got it in about 97 and used it for 4 or do seasons before I gave up playing in 2001. It's about 2lb 12 and since I started playing again last year I use it in nets to avoid knackering my match bats as we have horrible cheap practice balls.

I'll take some pics when I have chance and post them on here, I'll also post pics after my refurb attempt.

It's a cracking bat and I used to love slaz stuff when I was younger, had a v100 5star off a club pro too and that was brilliant.

There are V12 pics within this thread!
http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=11959.msg198528#msg198528
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: gdb19 on September 21, 2011, 05:33:50 PM
There are V12 pics within this thread!
[url]http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=11959.msg198528#msg198528[/url]


Sorry, must have completely missed those.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on September 21, 2011, 11:05:20 PM
Time for another of those classics. This time we have a Hunts County Insignia ES that weighs in at 2lb 12oz. This is quite an early version of this bat but still displays the characteristic hump of the Insignia and the lesser duck bill of the toe. Another classic Hunts bat, when Hunts made great bats. It doesn't have the largest of edges, but plenty of meat in the middle. This one is still in great nick and would serve anyone well in a match I think. It certainly enjoyed a bit of "hammer" time. With this era of Hunts bats, it is almost impossible to ignore the ghostly stag on the stickers, which has sadly ceased to be quite so spooky looking.

The Insignia is one of my favourite bat shapes, mostly because I used one for years, and this particular example is a surprisingly big version of the bat for it's weight. It has good balance, and I think would be quite destructive in the middle.

Here are some pictures for your delectation...

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/P10401581-1.jpg)

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/P10401591-1.jpg)

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/P10401601-1.jpg)

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/P10401611-1.jpg)

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/P10401651-1.jpg)

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/P10401661-1.jpg)

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/P10401641.jpg)

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/P10401671.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Manormanic on September 22, 2011, 07:11:14 AM
Two bats I'd love to see if anyone has them are the Open Championship as used by David Gower in the late 80s and early 90s, and the Peter Kippax that was a broad copy of the SS Jumbo shape...

Anyone...?
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on September 22, 2011, 07:34:06 AM
Two bats I'd love to see if anyone has them are the Open Championship as used by David Gower in the late 80s and early 90s, and the Peter Kippax that was a broad copy of the SS Jumbo shape...

Anyone...?
I've not seen an Open Championship for years. The couple that people I played with had were complete tat!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Dan W on September 22, 2011, 08:48:43 AM
Time for another of those classics. This time we have a Hunts County Insignia ES that weighs in at 2lb 12oz. This is quite an early version of this ....

I just recently destickered my Rapide (Or Reflex, or soemthing?) from the same era...Even more of a classic shape (makes the insignia look positively futuristic!) - I though of it as Viv Richards esque at the time! - Bearing in mind I hadn't used it in about 10 years was amazed at how hard it was and serves me very well as my net bat. I call it the toothpick next to my other bulbous bats though it's slender, traditional straight shape belies it's power at putting anything away.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Manormanic on September 22, 2011, 08:53:18 AM
I've not seen an Open Championship for years. The couple that people I played with had were complete tat!

Dunno, one of my first bats was an OC and it was a lovely piece of willow - not necessarily the biggest middle, but when you found it, hell, the ball went forever.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Alvaro on September 22, 2011, 09:07:32 AM
Anyone remember the Sovereign bats used by a few Kent CCC players in the mid-90s? They were blue and had a crown on the front. A kid in my U-13s team had one that was covered in a bed sheet-like scuff but by 'eck did it go.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: petehosk on September 22, 2011, 09:40:33 AM
Two bats I'd love to see if anyone has them are the Open Championship as used by David Gower in the late 80s and early 90s, and the Peter Kippax that was a broad copy of the SS Jumbo shape...
Anyone...?

I was sorting some photos from the Lords show last night and will be doing the rest tonight.
And have a couple of photos of the SS Jumbo that SS had there, if that's any good? The pics wil be up partly tonight and over the weekend.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on September 22, 2011, 09:58:28 AM
Dunno, one of my first bats was an OC and it was a lovely piece of willow - not necessarily the biggest middle, but when you found it, hell, the ball went forever.
I think that was the problem. Finding the middle...
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Manormanic on September 22, 2011, 11:51:47 AM
I was sorting some photos from the Lords show last night and will be doing the rest tonight.
And have a couple of photos of the SS Jumbo that SS had there, if that's any good? The pics wil be up partly tonight and over the weekend.

would be a moment of nostalgia, aye, cheers!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: 12man on September 22, 2011, 04:08:52 PM
SS Jumbo & SS Turbo TI
(http://i55.tinypic.com/29xd9n8.jpg)
(http://i52.tinypic.com/212too9.jpg)
(http://i53.tinypic.com/1429f2p.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on September 22, 2011, 04:10:19 PM
SS Jumbo & SS Turbo TI
([url]http://i55.tinypic.com/29xd9n8.jpg[/url])
([url]http://i52.tinypic.com/212too9.jpg[/url])
([url]http://i53.tinypic.com/1429f2p.jpg[/url])

Oooh. That would be a laminated Turbo...
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: 12man on September 22, 2011, 04:12:04 PM
They both have an insert in the toe
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: 12man on September 22, 2011, 04:18:34 PM
Another Hunts County Insignia
(http://i56.tinypic.com/w02u8i.jpg)
(http://i56.tinypic.com/se9568.jpg)
(http://i56.tinypic.com/33n91du.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on September 22, 2011, 04:20:00 PM
12man, I think you've got more old bats than I have!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: 12man on September 22, 2011, 04:22:45 PM
i have some not as many as you though
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: GarrettJ on September 22, 2011, 05:14:56 PM
i used to have a county insignia, superb bat.

about 4 years ago Ian Austin gave me his new style surridge jumbo type thing, nice bat but to heavy for me so i gave it away.

I have GN scoop, county reflex and a white painted Slazenger Geoffrey Booycott bat (with Desmond Haynes' signature on the back) in the garage at my mam's house and SS Mark taylor somewhere as well.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on September 22, 2011, 11:04:31 PM
i used to have a county insignia, superb bat.

about 4 years ago Ian Austin gave me his new style surridge jumbo type thing, nice bat but to heavy for me so i gave it away.

I have GN scoop, county reflex and a white painted Slazenger Geoffrey Booycott bat (with Desmond Haynes' signature on the back) in the garage at my mam's house and SS Mark taylor somewhere as well.

Get the camera out then!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Gary_007 on September 23, 2011, 03:06:47 AM
Wow!!! some of the master piece.What a beauties.I need to dig my grandfathers trunk.but i guess he was a soccer player LoL
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Number4 on September 25, 2011, 02:19:39 AM
Thought I'd show some poor quality pics of my GN Ultimate 1000 LE

(http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x406/number414/IMG_0140.jpg)
(http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x406/number414/IMG_0141.jpg)
(http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x406/number414/IMG_0142.jpg)
(http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x406/number414/IMG_0145.jpg)
(http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x406/number414/IMG_0147.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Number4 on September 25, 2011, 02:28:45 AM
Really don't know how they graded as LE all those years ago.. Definitely not on looks as it has 6 very wide slighty wavy grains... Most definitely could be graded on performance as it is the best bat I have ever owned bar none.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on September 25, 2011, 06:58:21 AM
Hollow core rebound system? Anyone care to shed some light?
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Number4 on September 25, 2011, 07:02:06 AM
That is something I have always wondered about Tim...I was hoping someone here would know
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: bigboy on September 25, 2011, 07:51:37 AM
It has a hole drilled down through the blade, form the V to a few inched above the toe.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: GarrettJ on September 25, 2011, 08:20:35 AM
Hollow core rebound system? Anyone care to shed some light?

corked bat!!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: petehosk on September 25, 2011, 08:39:37 AM
It has a hole drilled down through the blade, form the V to a few inched above the toe.

Don't try that at home people!!  :(
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Mortimer on September 25, 2011, 08:35:58 PM
Don't try that at home people!!  :(

a technique "borrowed" from Hunts County Bats
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Cover_Drive on January 20, 2012, 09:03:04 PM
One for vintage guys...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WALTER-WARSOP-IVES-TONBRIDGE-ENGLISH-WILLOW-CRICKET-BAT-/310222849972?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item483ab907b4#ht_524wt_1082
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Manormanic on January 21, 2012, 10:01:33 AM
One for vintage guys...

[url]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WALTER-WARSOP-IVES-TONBRIDGE-ENGLISH-WILLOW-CRICKET-BAT-/310222849972?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item483ab907b4#ht_524wt_1082[/url]


optimistic price given these are often on the bay for around a tenner!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Mortimer on August 14, 2012, 09:47:30 PM
a technique "borrowed" from Hunts County Bats

Who borrowed it from baseball. There used be a massive US Air Force base near Huntingdon, and the servicemen would get HCB to modify their baseball bats. HCB applied this to cricket bats.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on December 18, 2012, 08:24:04 PM
While I know this is quite an old topic, I've something new (old) to add! Here we have a Slazenger V1200 Super. As can be seen, it has the old V12 hump, but slightly elongated, along with a scalloped toe. With its massive 10mm edges this is another of those classics that people had forgotten about. It picks up surprisingly well, but as I've not yet had it in a net, I can't comment on whether it still works!

The bats you never had as a kid thread reminded me to post pics. I'd hazard a guess a few of those listed can be found in here, so have a drool over bats you longed for when younger...

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/temporary-10.jpg)

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/temporary-9.jpg)

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/temporary-8.jpg)

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/temporary-11.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: towson80 on December 19, 2012, 04:57:11 PM
Oh Tim... that V1200 is gorgeous. I'll be dreaming of that tonight.  :D
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on January 22, 2013, 10:42:32 PM
Time for another in this occasional series...

So tonight, we are adding a lovely old Hunts County Rapide. One of the more traditionally shaped Hunts County bats. This one weighs in at 2lb 9.8oz. As you can see, it's not a Grade 1 piece of willow, and doesn't have big chunky edges. It's pretty well balanced though. I'd say it either needs a great deal of knocking in, or it's not going to get much better. It has a very high pitched resonance and feels pretty plank like. I reckon it needs 10 hours or so with the mallet.

Anyway, here is this traditionally made and shaped bat, from England!

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/temporary-38.jpg)

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/temporary-35.jpg)

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/temporary-37.jpg)

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/temporary-36.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: i12breakfree on January 23, 2013, 01:35:02 AM
One of the senior members was using this bat during our practice session.
(http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t518/i12breakfree/afcc7f10.jpg)
(http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t518/i12breakfree/4b73feab.jpg)
(http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t518/i12breakfree/9ac1f90b.jpg)
(http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t518/i12breakfree/dc3bbb32.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: ammo on January 23, 2013, 03:56:27 AM
That would look lovely with a refurb.
BUT it is not worth risking the stickers
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: calvin1mac on January 23, 2013, 03:58:20 AM
that looks like its seen some action!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Scruffy on March 04, 2013, 09:21:58 AM
Hi Guys, I stumbled across this thread a while back when searching for vintage/retro bats on google... Although not often updated anymore, I find myself regularly checking in to see what offerrings the likes of tim2000's & 12man have to share! I am never disappointed. Many of these great bats were on my "wishlist" when I was a kid, or bring back memories from rummaging around in my dads teams gear bag pretending I was actually big enough to use them! I have a few bats myself collected/handed down over the years, most of them I don't know much about, any info on them would be awesome...

First up...
Gray Nicolls Powerspot Supreme *****
(http://i1305.photobucket.com/albums/s541/Scruffspoon/GNPowerspotSupreme_zpse7298bbb.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Buzz on March 04, 2013, 09:23:22 AM
Scruffy - welcome to the forum - awesome first post, Athers would be delighted to see this :)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on March 04, 2013, 11:02:28 AM
Scruffy - welcome to the forum - awesome first post, Athers would be delighted to see this :)
I echo Buzz's welcome, although I think this livery is a little early for Athers... ;)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Jogetnz on March 04, 2013, 11:11:58 AM
Fond memories of the GM Diamond back, scored my highest score whilst is was being held together by electrical tape
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: jblowe on March 06, 2013, 12:42:23 PM
My wife's best friend gave me this after she split up with her partner.
(http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa246/jbl_012/P1040080_zpsbafa88dc.jpg)
(http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa246/jbl_012/P1040082_zpsd09b8b4b.jpg)
(http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa246/jbl_012/P1040081_zpscc769f35.jpg)
(http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa246/jbl_012/P1040083_zps87244ce0.jpg)
(http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa246/jbl_012/P1040084_zps1944c000.jpg)
If anyone wants it, it is yours for the cover of postage
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: PedalsMcgrew on March 06, 2013, 12:43:51 PM
That's got to be a pretty rare bat? I haven't seen one of those crop up for a very long time!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: jblowe on March 06, 2013, 12:52:21 PM
maybe I should ask for £10 plus postage!!!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on March 06, 2013, 01:15:57 PM
I remember playing a guy who had one of those years ago. Very cool.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: trypewriter on March 06, 2013, 01:18:03 PM
get it on ebay!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Mr.Blonde on March 14, 2013, 04:13:53 AM
Just got my bat back from GN. It's a classic Scoop that I've got refurbished. From around 1977-82 but now certainly doesn't look it!

(http://i49.tinypic.com/7165xc.jpg)
(http://i45.tinypic.com/n6cgoy.jpg)
(http://i47.tinypic.com/a2g55.jpg)
(http://i47.tinypic.com/1zv797t.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Jogetnz on March 19, 2013, 07:51:31 AM
I was looking thru our local EBay equivalent TradeMe when I spotted this, not the grip so much but the gold in the background, couple of Symonds Tuskers if I'm not mistaken.

(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/hlaj90fpdqeyk3s/Photo%2019-03-13%208%2017%2006%20PM.jpg?token_hash=AAEIR_dYhmFIUiCdwxROvf6HycavMyM83MoejSJ38QNEQQ&dl=1)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Number4 on March 19, 2013, 08:14:45 AM
I see a Newbery Excalibur in there
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tushar sehgal on March 19, 2013, 12:07:28 PM
You need to contact this guy and maybe get him on the forum...looks a great collection there,,,
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Scruffy on March 19, 2013, 08:01:49 PM
Jogetnz, that is awesome. I am a trademe user as well, I get daily emails of all the new cricket bat listings but this one slipped passed me! Let me know if you find anymore gold! I want that Excalibur.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: DRob on March 19, 2013, 08:43:56 PM
I know I'm a few weeks behind, but jblowe do you still have the Slazenger WG bat? Please PM me if you do.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Marc28 on March 19, 2013, 08:56:40 PM
I was looking thru our local EBay equivalent TradeMe when I spotted this, not the grip so much but the gold in the background, couple of Symonds Tuskers if I'm not mistaken.

(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/hlaj90fpdqeyk3s/Photo%2019-03-13%208%2017%2006%20PM.jpg?token_hash=AAEIR_dYhmFIUiCdwxROvf6HycavMyM83MoejSJ38QNEQQ&dl=1)

would he be interested in selling any of the kookaburras
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on March 24, 2013, 05:01:47 PM
Managed to get my hands on this for a few minutes to take some pictures today.
It was given to my Dad by his Uncle, and it is from when he was still in school, making it about 60 years old (possibly older).

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/98ECFC67-7BAA-4836-8CDB-526717D439E8-875-000000BDA2F7D863_zpsbcd6c6c9.jpg)
(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/2A14DE26-182E-4417-8F7E-3B9B451DC8F6-875-000000BDA91FEE5B_zps6ac40a1c.jpg)
(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/30F7BB4F-1E23-4C15-AC8F-17011518D4DA-875-000000BDBF7E82EE_zpsd67dad1c.jpg)
(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/C70C374C-BBEE-41EC-9107-7E0ADCB1521C-875-000000BDCFA23486_zpsff087e63.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Scruffy on March 29, 2013, 08:04:02 AM
Next from my vintage/retro collection.... Mr Fearnley's "the Magnum"
This bat is in pretty good nick for its age, obviously looked after very well by its previous owner.
Although its not a Magnum Supreme its still a Magnum! and is one of my favourite old school bats I have.
Can anyone shed any light on what colour grip this bat is meant to have? I've seen photos of Magnums with either a black or a dark green grip.
(http://i1305.photobucket.com/albums/s541/Scruffspoon/DFTheMagnum_zps88a82d01.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: petehosk on March 29, 2013, 09:01:12 AM
I would imagine a black grip in those days? Although I think green looks ok - mine had a green grip on
(http://i551.photobucket.com/albums/ii471/petehosk/DF/Magnum/DSCN1970.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Scruffy on March 29, 2013, 09:38:19 AM
Thanks Pete, I agree re: the green, your looks in very good condition as well!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: petehosk on March 29, 2013, 01:32:08 PM
Mine is ok, but yours is in great condition!
It's great to see some real classics  :D
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: calvin1mac on March 30, 2013, 05:26:32 AM
Here's one I bought off ebay not so long back when I'd had a couple too many beers.
It's a genuine 90's V600 Ultimate. Brings back memories of Richie Richardson!
From what I can make out, the owner broke the bat and sent it back for a repair. It was repaired by Slazenger with a new blade but then never used so its as new.

See what you reckon!

(http://i1283.photobucket.com/albums/a553/calvin1mac/30E59294-9D87-43DB-A920-D1005F391EA9-2205-0000012B8BCB9703_zps4bbcc453.jpg)

(http://i1283.photobucket.com/albums/a553/calvin1mac/190CF4A3-15A3-47ED-903C-F31BFCAE753C-2205-0000012B8F9FDC1A_zpsf7254dce.jpg)

Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: smokem on March 30, 2013, 07:04:14 AM
Very nice Calvin. I also have a V600 Ultimate. It's well used though. The Slaz panther on mine faces the other way though so maybe a season or two older.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Simmy on March 30, 2013, 07:45:34 AM
Here's one I bought off ebay not so long back when I'd had a couple too many beers.
It's a genuine 90's V600 Ultimate. Brings back memories of Richie Richardson!
From what I can make out, the owner broke the bat and sent it back for a repair. It was repaired by Slazenger with a new blade but then never used so its as new.

See what you reckon!

([url]http://i1283.photobucket.com/albums/a553/calvin1mac/30E59294-9D87-43DB-A920-D1005F391EA9-2205-0000012B8BCB9703_zps4bbcc453.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i1283.photobucket.com/albums/a553/calvin1mac/190CF4A3-15A3-47ED-903C-F31BFCAE753C-2205-0000012B8F9FDC1A_zpsf7254dce.jpg[/url])


omg this is lovely!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: smokem on March 30, 2013, 07:47:44 AM
Here's mine next to my Thruxton. Weighs in at 2lb 14oz!

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8248/8601650943_822baedb79_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/13575637@N03/8601650943/) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8389/8602750450_f4c9df0e5c_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/13575637@N03/8602750450/) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8388/8601650941_3a7b26ecfb_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/13575637@N03/8601650941/)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on March 30, 2013, 10:36:27 PM
Here's one I bought off ebay not so long back when I'd had a couple too many beers.
It's a genuine 90's V600 Ultimate. Brings back memories of Richie Richardson!
From what I can make out, the owner broke the bat and sent it back for a repair. It was repaired by Slazenger with a new blade but then never used so its as new.

See what you reckon!

([url]http://i1283.photobucket.com/albums/a553/calvin1mac/30E59294-9D87-43DB-A920-D1005F391EA9-2205-0000012B8BCB9703_zps4bbcc453.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i1283.photobucket.com/albums/a553/calvin1mac/190CF4A3-15A3-47ED-903C-F31BFCAE753C-2205-0000012B8F9FDC1A_zpsf7254dce.jpg[/url])


Always wanted one of those, would you consider selling it?
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Blank Bats on March 30, 2013, 10:41:49 PM
I had one, came with a certificate too.
I remember speaking to the late Eric Loxton when it went back for an end of season refurb.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Danny1870 on March 30, 2013, 11:19:43 PM
I've got a 1990's millichamp and hall original, a slazanger V12 and a slazanger V500 kicking about somewhere ill have to get some pics up of them
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on March 30, 2013, 11:46:38 PM
Here are some vintage bats that have been hung up by retiring club chairmen over the years, except the middle bat which belonged to the man that holds the club record score of 182 not out, the Dynadrive on the left i reckon could still be used and is a lovely looking bat.

(http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u642/soulman1012/16D3195F-90D3-4AD3-9051-8F210592EBA3-395-0000002E923C916C_zpsbda25078.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Rustyc30 on March 31, 2013, 01:33:01 AM
Some well used bats there.  It's great to see
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on March 31, 2013, 08:21:17 AM
I had one, came with a certificate too.
I remember speaking to the late Eric Loxton when it went back for an end of season refurb.
I had a V12 Ultimate that bit the dust. Bust the toe. :(
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Alvaro on March 31, 2013, 09:39:20 AM
Does anyone know about Zenith bats? Guy in my league had one and it flew.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Mortimer on March 31, 2013, 06:20:35 PM
Does anyone know about Zenith bats? Guy in my league had one and it flew.


Look at the initials below the Zenith logo

After John Newbery's first bat company went bust (the Merlin in the above pic was from his first company) one of his staff, the marketing manager IIRC, founded Zenith bats, with John Newbery as an employee. Zenith didn't last long and John Newbery died in 1989. I think one or two pros used Zeniths including John Carr of Middlesex and Chris Cowdrey possibly when he was briefly England Captain

http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=chris+cowdrey&hl=en&rlz=1C2GGGE_en-gbGB469GB469&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=HX5YUZDlFJC00QW3lYG4Dw&sqi=2&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1920&bih=989#imgrc=hKmXKhnsKeMijM%3A%3BmpsfT_6QFkBsBM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fbp3.blogger.com%252F_iI0tMUCnSXE%252FRqSIjMnphOI%252FAAAAAAAAAIs%252FCrxuQ72Bl0w%252Fs200%252Fs06.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fpartyreptile.blogspot.com%252F2007_07_01_archive.html%3B166%3B200 (http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=chris+cowdrey&hl=en&rlz=1C2GGGE_en-gbGB469GB469&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=HX5YUZDlFJC00QW3lYG4Dw&sqi=2&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1920&bih=989#imgrc=hKmXKhnsKeMijM%3A%3BmpsfT_6QFkBsBM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fbp3.blogger.com%252F_iI0tMUCnSXE%252FRqSIjMnphOI%252FAAAAAAAAAIs%252FCrxuQ72Bl0w%252Fs200%252Fs06.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fpartyreptile.blogspot.com%252F2007_07_01_archive.html%3B166%3B200)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Alvaro on March 31, 2013, 06:22:59 PM
Thanks Mortimer :)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: hell4leather cricket on March 31, 2013, 06:31:35 PM
I have a zenith bat on the workshop wall will post some pics
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: calvin1mac on April 03, 2013, 05:17:41 AM
Here's mine next to my Thruxton. Weighs in at 2lb 14oz!

([url]http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8248/8601650943_822baedb79_b.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://www.flickr.com/photos/13575637@N03/8601650943/[/url]) ([url]http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8389/8602750450_f4c9df0e5c_b.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://www.flickr.com/photos/13575637@N03/8602750450/[/url]) ([url]http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8388/8601650941_3a7b26ecfb_b.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://www.flickr.com/photos/13575637@N03/8601650941/[/url])


I see what you mean about he panther, like you said maybe a different year. Still keeping my eye out for a 90's cannon and Autograph to add to the collection!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Scruffy on April 03, 2013, 08:43:20 AM
Duncan Fearnley - Attack with Ian Botham 5*
This bat has served me well through a lot of backyard and indoor cricket, but have decided to clean her up a little and retire her...
(http://i1305.photobucket.com/albums/s541/Scruffspoon/DFAttack_zpsd6a8ef7d.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Scruffy on April 03, 2013, 08:46:05 AM
Another DF, this time a 5* found at the bottom of the team gear bag...
(http://i1305.photobucket.com/albums/s541/Scruffspoon/DFFiveStar_zps40ca0514.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: arsenal123 on April 03, 2013, 04:16:26 PM
I have my old school Kookaburra Bubble that I refurbed.  A few dents etc but will put the picture up soon, I hear on here they are quite sought after!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Scruffy on April 03, 2013, 06:17:54 PM
I have my old school Kookaburra Bubble that I refurbed.  A few dents etc but will put the picture up soon, I hear on here they are quite sought after!
Ive got 2 versions of the bubble, both in not so good condition though. Will be great to see yours!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Mortimer on April 03, 2013, 07:43:32 PM
Duncan Fearnley - Attack with Ian Botham 5*
This bat has served me well through a lot of backyard and indoor cricket, but have decided to clean her up a little and retire her...
([url]http://i1305.photobucket.com/albums/s541/Scruffspoon/DFAttack_zpsd6a8ef7d.jpg[/url])


I don't think there was an Attack with Botham 5*

there was an Attack with Botham, and there was a 5*

The 5* sticker on your bat was used firstly on the Viv Richards 5* and then the Allan Border 5*, which were succesor models to the Polyplastic 5* also on this this page
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Scruffy on April 04, 2013, 07:12:44 AM
Mortimer - Do you think the bat may have been branded incorrectly? The bat has only ever had 1 owner before me, my club. It was 100% purchased by the club as is.
Do, or did Duncan Fearnley have an Australian branch? If so, we in NZ may have been able to purchase slightly different options/versions of DF bats than those in the UK.



Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on April 04, 2013, 06:55:22 PM
Here's a Bernie Facer Double B Baronet that I picked up recently. It's a very traditional shape, and has branded front labelling. It's very light weight, at 2lb 7.5oz with one and a half grips. Here are a few pictures...

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/temporary_zps63d73ce8.jpg)

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/temporary_zpscef0754a.jpg)

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/temporary_zpsd554719f.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: vibrate on April 17, 2013, 12:39:34 PM
I have a bat to post up not sure it is vintage Actually have no idea what gray nic model it is so Ill post up the picture tomorrow to see if anyone has seen my bat before. Got it for a complete bargain :). On another note before i joined this website i through away about 5 vintage gray nic and kook bats to the dump Because i thought they were worthless. Wish i kept them to clean them up.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: vibrate on April 18, 2013, 01:26:12 AM
(http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/3533/13040027.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/163/13040027.jpg/)

(http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/4728/13040028.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/9/13040028.jpg/)

(http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/2025/13040029.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/17/13040029.jpg/)

Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: FattusCattus on April 18, 2013, 09:40:05 AM
I know what that is - it's a Gray Nicholls Runmaker!

(Only used by 'proper' batsmen)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Buzz on April 18, 2013, 10:13:47 AM
Looks like an forerunner to the powerspot.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on April 18, 2013, 10:14:42 AM
Looks like an forerunner to the powerspot.

I was wondering whether it was an Aussie Powerspot. SOmeone asked about the Runmaker in 2009:

http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=1456.msg16101#msg16101 (http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=1456.msg16101#msg16101)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Nickauger on April 18, 2013, 11:07:38 AM
I was wondering whether it was an Aussie Powerspot. SOmeone asked about the Runmaker in 2009:

[url]http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=1456.msg16101#msg16101[/url] ([url]http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=1456.msg16101#msg16101[/url])


THat is phenomenal knowledge. You spend far too much time on here ;)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tushar sehgal on April 18, 2013, 11:10:31 AM
A mate of mine found a SS Turbo (I think) LE in a pawn shop here a few months ago. Bat looks in used but prestine condition, I can't believe he found it here!!, Will try and get some pics on the weekend when I see him. He has no clue what it is and like an idiot started taking some stickers off it...I almost cut his hands off!!

Pics to follow...
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on April 18, 2013, 11:37:40 AM
THat is phenomenal knowledge. You spend far too much time on here ;)
I could keep the aura glowing or shatter it with a single word. Google...

When I Googled for "Gray Nicolls Runmaker" that was the 7th entry...
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Mortimer on April 18, 2013, 07:38:48 PM
I was wondering whether it was an Aussie Powerspot. SOmeone asked about the Runmaker in 2009:

[url]http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=1456.msg16101#msg16101[/url] ([url]http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=1456.msg16101#msg16101[/url])


It's too late to be a forerunner to the powerspot; it looks as though it's from the late 80s early 90s and the runmaker was  very low in the model range at GN
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: vibrate on April 19, 2013, 02:03:14 AM
Thanks guys always wanted to know what it was. Was my first cricket bat got it for $2 from a garage sale so i think pretty good. Learnt how to play cricket with that bat and to this day is still my favorite bat.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on April 21, 2013, 07:52:53 PM
Here's another that I picked up recently. It's the Hunts County Modulus, complete with Honeycomb. This is an odd sized bat, have the label "M" on the top of the handle.

The bat is the same width as a standard blade but has an SSH handle and a slightly shorted blade. Anyone know much about Hunts sizing from that time?

The pictures...

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/temporary_zps16ac7b16.jpg)

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/temporary_zps7f111f60.jpg)

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/temporary_zps7843755d.jpg)

Someone was telling me what they think of it...

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/temporary_zps0366deaa.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Liam-SCCC on April 21, 2013, 08:09:36 PM
There was a bat with honeycomb in the shop at taunton once, think it was boundary sports, I fell in love with it.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on April 21, 2013, 08:12:31 PM
There was a bat with honeycomb in the shop at taunton once, think it was boundary sports, I fell in love with it.
I tried to buy one of these roughly 15 years ago and the supplier told me that they'd had loads of returns and that they were a pain in the butt, then gave me a lovely 5 crown Insignia for the same price, which proved to be a brilliant bat!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Alvaro on April 21, 2013, 08:24:20 PM
Do you think someone may have taken the extra wood off themselves?
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on April 21, 2013, 08:31:09 PM
Do you think someone may have taken the extra wood off themselves?
No. It's all in proportion. I thought it might have been a Harrow like size.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: FattusCattus on April 21, 2013, 08:41:17 PM
It's a Medium sized bat - fore-runner to Academy size or SSH.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Mortimer on April 21, 2013, 10:24:01 PM
It's a Medium sized bat - fore-runner to Academy size or SSH.

Are you sure?  I thought HCB used M as mini handle, ie their version of SSH
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on April 21, 2013, 10:52:34 PM
Are you sure?  I thought HCB used M as mini handle, ie their version of SSH
The blade is definitely shorter though. I'll measure it for you tomorrow.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Scruffy on April 22, 2013, 07:36:09 AM
Here is my trusty bubble, served me well through the 90s, over 3500 village runs in this bat before she retired...
(http://i1305.photobucket.com/albums/s541/Scruffspoon/Bubble_zpsfa3e6e74.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Wooly on April 24, 2013, 11:49:25 AM
I found this at the bottom of our kit bag.  I love the profile and shoulders.

(http://i1290.photobucket.com/albums/b537/Wooly65/DSCF08351_zpsf23554df.jpg) (http://s1290.photobucket.com/user/Wooly65/media/DSCF08351_zpsf23554df.jpg.html)

(http://i1290.photobucket.com/albums/b537/Wooly65/DSCF08361_zpse0097cd6.jpg) (http://s1290.photobucket.com/user/Wooly65/media/DSCF08361_zpse0097cd6.jpg.html)

(http://i1290.photobucket.com/albums/b537/Wooly65/DSCF08401_zps8548d304.jpg) (http://s1290.photobucket.com/user/Wooly65/media/DSCF08401_zps8548d304.jpg.html)

(http://i1290.photobucket.com/albums/b537/Wooly65/DSCF08411_zpsb9da2a64.jpg) (http://s1290.photobucket.com/user/Wooly65/media/DSCF08411_zpsb9da2a64.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: smokem on April 24, 2013, 04:57:15 PM
Great find Wooly. That does not belong in the bottom of a kit bag!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Wooly on April 25, 2013, 11:30:52 AM
Going to try and give it a bit of a clean up and have a hit with it.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: SAFC2403 on May 24, 2013, 12:53:30 PM
Have posted this in the GN forum asking if it can be repaired - the bat appears to have split with the grain. The bat itself was an 80's powerspot that has been refurbed with the 90's stickers. Thoughts anyone on it being repairable??

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/36509139/IMG_1431.JPG)

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/36509139/IMG_1432.JPG)

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/36509139/IMG_1433.JPG)

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/36509139/IMG_1434.JPG)

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/36509139/IMG_1440.JPG)

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/36509139/IMG_1436.JPG)

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/36509139/IMG_1437.JPG)

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/36509139/IMG_1438.JPG)

Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on May 28, 2013, 11:35:58 AM
Something else to add to the "Old Beauties" thread. It also raised a question to me.

Here's a lovely old Stuart Surridge Turbo Injection. I'm pretty sure the Injection refers to the Toe Strengthening Insert that this bat has. This one isn't in bad nick and despite needing a new handle grip, seems to rebound well. It weighs in at roughly 2lb 11oz and picks up remarkably well. I also love the shape of these bats. It's a pity that they stopped being made, and really does make me want to purchase one of the newer SS Turbos that they started to make again. Not bad for the £20 I paid.

Anyway, enough Guff, here are a few pictures for your delectation.

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/SAM_0055_zps1c1a4f4f.jpg)

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/SAM_0056_zps74080144.jpg)

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/SAM_0057_zpseecba931.jpg)

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/SAM_0058_zps75f7afb0.jpg)

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/SAM_0059_zps37fa329b.jpg)

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/SAM_0060_zps87fc3c72.jpg)

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/SAM_0063_zpsf91c64d5.jpg)

Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: vibrate on June 11, 2013, 04:26:24 AM
Driving past an op shop today and saw a bat on the window front and decided to pop in for a quick look. Picked up this slaz for $5 :). Gonna give it a clean up and it's gonna be my first refurb. Just got a question tho guys any suggestions on how to remove the melted grip rubber from the handle? Also anynoe have a rough idea what model bat this is?

(http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/1838/imag0039sm.jpg)
[URL=http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/547/imag0040vx.jpg/](http://img547.imageshack.us/img547/3559/imag0040vx.jpg)
[URL=http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/189/imag0041zx.jpg/](http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/5676/imag0041zx.jpg)
[URL=http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/4/imag0042zn.jpg/](http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/619/imag0042zn.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/401/imag0039sm.jpg/)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Dhiraj on June 11, 2013, 06:33:03 AM
what is that around the bottom of the grip...Yewww!!!?
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: vibrate on June 11, 2013, 07:08:38 AM
Its the grip, I say someone had left that bat in a hot car or in the sun and the grip has melted on to it.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: n80krr on June 12, 2013, 06:46:43 AM
I had the same with a DF Bat which I just gently scrapped the grip off with a Stanley knife blade. I'd imagine anything that's pretty stiff and thin would be able to remove it. I'll post pics up here soon.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: n80krr on June 12, 2013, 07:02:06 AM
Here's a bat that was freecycled to me. It's quite a nice bat but haven't had chance to refurb yet. looking forward to trying it in the nets. Does anyone know what era this one is from?
(http://images58.fotki.com/v279/photos/1/1001861/4061404/IMG_2006-vi.jpg)      (http://images50.fotki.com/v1570/photos/1/1001861/4061404/IMG_2008-vi.jpg)

(http://images52.fotki.com/v1566/photos/1/1001861/4061404/IMG_2007-vi.jpg)      (http://images108.fotki.com/v1629/photos/1/1001861/4061404/IMG_2009-vi.jpg)

(http://images54.fotki.com/v461/photos/1/1001861/4061404/IMG_2010-vi.jpg)

P.S. Excuse the messy desk.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Julesoak on June 12, 2013, 09:22:48 AM
Late 80s/early 90s I'd say - same era as Magnum, Rapier, Attack etc


http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2007/mar/08/comment.sport (http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2007/mar/08/comment.sport)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Julesoak on June 12, 2013, 09:24:17 AM
Can't spot any holes though!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: n80krr on June 12, 2013, 09:43:11 AM
did see this article earlier, definitely no holes but I can't see why anyone would sticker up a bat like this? if it wasn't that model
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Julesoak on June 12, 2013, 06:44:38 PM
I reckon they shelved the "innovation" but kept the name
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: ABello1 on June 13, 2013, 03:20:36 PM
just seen the powerspot  i have one the same as that but now the blade is only half the normal length due to a large long crack and is now used as a fielding catching bat

not sure if i should have put it in vintage as it is old or in bats i cant let go  :( ???
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Kevtheplumber on June 20, 2013, 05:49:55 AM
Was at an antiques place last weekend, they had a boxed Nichols bat with some stumps etc, £79. Not sure if it was worth it but looked nice. Was place in battlesbridge near hullbridge essex
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: dancardiff on June 30, 2013, 04:01:15 PM
Something else to add to the "Old Beauties" thread. It also raised a question to me.

Here's a lovely old Stuart Surridge Turbo Injection. I'm pretty sure the Injection refers to the Toe Strengthening Insert that this bat has. This one isn't in bad nick and despite needing a new handle grip, seems to rebound well. It weighs in at roughly 2lb 11oz and picks up remarkably well. I also love the shape of these bats. It's a pity that they stopped being made, and really does make me want to purchase one of the newer SS Turbos that they started to make again. Not bad for the £20 I paid.

Anyway, enough Guff, here are a few pictures for your delectation.

([url]http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/SAM_0055_zps1c1a4f4f.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/SAM_0056_zps74080144.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/SAM_0057_zpseecba931.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/SAM_0058_zps75f7afb0.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/SAM_0059_zps37fa329b.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/SAM_0060_zps87fc3c72.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/SAM_0063_zpsf91c64d5.jpg[/url])


A lad in the other team i played yesterday had one of these I think!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: trypewriter on August 22, 2013, 07:27:04 AM
Spotted a Salix Zeitgeist in use last night - still going strong (I know, I know, you want pics - I'll try to get some).
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Scoop on August 22, 2013, 01:50:47 PM
Recently had a few games after a 12 year hiatus ( overseas not prison!) and came across the site as my old 15 year old cherry covered Newbery Series 1 was getting quite a few jibes from the younger members of the team! Unfortunately no pics as again overseas but thought I'd see if anyone out here has any to share of some of the bats I donated to my old club when I moved.

This GN Powerspot posted previously was my first bat. Cracking low middle.
Then inherited a cracking Newbery from my brother ( with the JN branding that I've seen none of which came after the orange circular logo. . any out there? ).
Then had a contact at the GN factory who got me a Megadrive which was the deadest plank ever. That got replaced by a Powerspot 5 star in the mid 90s much like the David Gower Supreme but with the blue stickers.

I am trying to get in touch with old timers to track down some of the original Newbery's, especially a Merlin.



First up...
Gray Nicolls Powerspot Supreme *****
(http://i1305.photobucket.com/albums/s541/Scruffspoon/GNPowerspotSupreme_zpse7298bbb.jpg)
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Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: uknsaunders on October 20, 2013, 10:15:00 PM
Here's a collection of Vintage bats cleared out from my club today:-
GN

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-UyWtnyvzApk/UmQLBS-FclI/AAAAAAAAMiU/wgqy8WFUmyE/w737-h553-no/20131020_174941.jpg)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-5vsUasNPxJ4/UmQLG8zmlyI/AAAAAAAAMig/qAZW75wvTGY/w737-h553-no/20131020_175000.jpg)

SS Contour
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-L1PrV567Fno/UmQLMswdEjI/AAAAAAAAMis/YzI4pZaHH2g/w415-h553-no/20131020_175028.jpg)
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-0QXkEHByBgc/UmQLXMF4AbI/AAAAAAAAMjE/joEnH4-ctiI/w737-h553-no/20131020_175048.jpg)
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-mLHTGcF1tkw/UmQLSwfkDuI/AAAAAAAAMi4/fw-7kcyc-38/w415-h553-no/20131020_175038.jpg)

Slazenger
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-ftnofMDaVxI/UmQLcnID-1I/AAAAAAAAMjQ/r5DG3kOVi2E/w737-h553-no/20131020_175159.jpg)
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-SGZwEdi4how/UmQLjM2NGtI/AAAAAAAAMjc/TQrQtPg3uLc/w737-h553-no/20131020_175216.jpg)

Others
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-776cFgmaUmg/UmQLomyZaBI/AAAAAAAAMjo/CfL2p_eexNk/w415-h553-no/20131020_175256.jpg)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-DUAZ0SGbUA8/UmQLthIlW2I/AAAAAAAAMj0/Z_ICQHtjQ64/w415-h553-no/20131020_175311.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on October 20, 2013, 10:30:11 PM
That poor purist!  :(
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: uknsaunders on October 20, 2013, 11:39:06 PM
I have hopes somebody might be able to do a repair job on the Purist.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: nick123 on October 21, 2013, 05:54:50 AM
saw a old 80's SS jumbo in my school cricket shed a monster bat with not an ounce of concaving seriously a beauty
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: nick123 on October 21, 2013, 06:16:37 AM
my Puma when they were made by Julian Millichamp a genuine vintage do not see many teenagers in my league using a bat like this.

(http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a604/nick_ball1/011_zpsfe21e2c6.jpg) (http://s1286.photobucket.com/user/nick_ball1/media/011_zpsfe21e2c6.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Marc28 on October 21, 2013, 07:34:30 AM
my Puma when they were made by Julian Millichamp a genuine vintage do not see many teenagers in my league using a bat like this.

([url]http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a604/nick_ball1/011_zpsfe21e2c6.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1286.photobucket.com/user/nick_ball1/media/011_zpsfe21e2c6.jpg.html[/url])


love the Genesis always wanted a kook with the carbon back but can't find one anywhere
grrrrrr
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: nick123 on October 21, 2013, 07:43:24 AM
love the Genesis always wanted a kook with the carbon back but can't find one anywhere
grrrrrr

Beaut is she not really coming good now.  :)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Marc28 on October 21, 2013, 02:47:30 PM
Beaut is she not really coming good now.  :)

How is she going, as I did love the genesis and beast range when they came out together,
Have to ask would you part with her
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: trypewriter on October 21, 2013, 04:05:06 PM
Recently had a few games after a 12 year hiatus ( overseas not prison!) and came across the site as my old 15 year old cherry covered Newbery Series 1 was getting quite a few jibes from the younger members of the team! Unfortunately no pics as again overseas but thought I'd see if anyone out here has any to share of some of the bats I donated to my old club when I moved.

This GN Powerspot posted previously was my first bat. Cracking low middle.
Then inherited a cracking Newbery from my brother ( with the JN branding that I've seen none of which came after the orange circular logo. . any out there? ).
Then had a contact at the GN factory who got me a Megadrive which was the deadest plank ever. That got replaced by a Powerspot 5 star in the mid 90s much like the David Gower Supreme but with the blue stickers.

I am trying to get in touch with old timers to track down some of the original Newbery's, especially a Merlin.



First up...
Gray Nicolls Powerspot Supreme *****
([url]http://i1305.photobucket.com/albums/s541/Scruffspoon/GNPowerspotSupreme_zpse7298bbb.jpg[/url])


Do you mean like this one?
http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=20376.0 (http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=20376.0)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: nick123 on October 23, 2013, 04:27:07 AM
How is she going, as I did love the genesis and beast range when they came out together,
Have to ask would you part with her

No sorry a real gem of my bats :)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Jogetnz on October 30, 2013, 06:17:24 AM
This must be rare, NOS,

Rare, collectible 1970's GN100 5-Star Scoop, brand new, as pictured.

A pristine example of the top of the range 5-Star version of this classic bat. Would suit a collector.

The bat remains in its virgin unoiled brand new state. Includes original GN bat cover as pictured. The original handle rubber is still on it (which surprisingly is not even perished given the bat is approaching 40 years old) and I put a new rubber over the top of that one to protect it.

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=655396863 (http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=655396863)

(http://images.trademe.co.nz/photoserver/full/290028026.jpg)

(http://images.trademe.co.nz/photoserver/full/290027974.jpg)

(http://images.trademe.co.nz/photoserver/full/290027999.jpg)


Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: smokem on October 30, 2013, 06:35:15 AM
That classic scoop looks awesome. Toe shape is pretty funky!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on October 30, 2013, 06:35:30 AM
Now that is a beauty. How much is it going for?

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Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Jogetnz on October 30, 2013, 07:00:49 AM
Now that is a beauty. How much is it going for?

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NZ$500, approx £250 pounds.

not sure what is up with the toe?
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on October 30, 2013, 07:13:27 AM
NZ$500, approx £250 pounds.

not sure what is up with the toe?
The old way of doing it - left and right handed toes. That one is for a right hander.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Jogetnz on October 30, 2013, 07:34:59 AM
The old way of doing it - left and right handed toes. That one is for a right hander.

Now that you say that something way back in the deep recesses of my memory is agreeing with you
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Mortimer on October 30, 2013, 09:48:19 PM
This must be rare, NOS,

Rare, collectible 1970's GN100 5-Star Scoop, brand new, as pictured.

A pristine example of the top of the range 5-Star version of this classic bat. Would suit a collector.

The bat remains in its virgin unoiled brand new state. Includes original GN bat cover as pictured. The original handle rubber is still on it (which surprisingly is not even perished given the bat is approaching 40 years old) and I put a new rubber over the top of that one to protect it.

[url]http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=655396863[/url] ([url]http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=655396863[/url])

([url]http://images.trademe.co.nz/photoserver/full/290028026.jpg[/url])

([url]http://images.trademe.co.nz/photoserver/full/290027974.jpg[/url])

([url]http://images.trademe.co.nz/photoserver/full/290027999.jpg[/url])


Very nice!

Not quite the earliest scoop, they had maroon stickers. I'd say it's 77 onwards which is when GN changed to the scarlet stickers
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Scoop on October 31, 2013, 02:46:03 AM
Great to see some of thee East Sussex beauties going strong.That Excalibur reminds me of some big hitters. Any Cobras out there?
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: uknsaunders on November 22, 2013, 01:40:41 PM
Here's a collection of Vintage bats cleared out from my club today:-
GN

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-UyWtnyvzApk/UmQLBS-FclI/AAAAAAAAMiU/wgqy8WFUmyE/w737-h553-no/20131020_174941.jpg)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-5vsUasNPxJ4/UmQLG8zmlyI/AAAAAAAAMig/qAZW75wvTGY/w737-h553-no/20131020_175000.jpg)

SS Contour
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-L1PrV567Fno/UmQLMswdEjI/AAAAAAAAMis/YzI4pZaHH2g/w415-h553-no/20131020_175028.jpg)
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-0QXkEHByBgc/UmQLXMF4AbI/AAAAAAAAMjE/joEnH4-ctiI/w737-h553-no/20131020_175048.jpg)
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-mLHTGcF1tkw/UmQLSwfkDuI/AAAAAAAAMi4/fw-7kcyc-38/w415-h553-no/20131020_175038.jpg)

Slazenger
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-ftnofMDaVxI/UmQLcnID-1I/AAAAAAAAMjQ/r5DG3kOVi2E/w737-h553-no/20131020_175159.jpg)
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-SGZwEdi4how/UmQLjM2NGtI/AAAAAAAAMjc/TQrQtPg3uLc/w737-h553-no/20131020_175216.jpg)

Others
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-776cFgmaUmg/UmQLomyZaBI/AAAAAAAAMjo/CfL2p_eexNk/w415-h553-no/20131020_175256.jpg)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-DUAZ0SGbUA8/UmQLthIlW2I/AAAAAAAAMj0/Z_ICQHtjQ64/w415-h553-no/20131020_175311.jpg)

Started to clean these bats up for sale on ebay. Here's the Dynadrive in a bit better condition:-

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-VQunz45baXM/Uo9bG7TorUI/AAAAAAAAM1s/Ypq1rsnlYeA/w944-h708-no/20131122_132350.jpg)
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-1YMMJf8I-BY/Uo9bCSC1r0I/AAAAAAAAM1g/Mui6Nok6Aks/w944-h708-no/20131122_132342.jpg)
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-R7CdPg3a3PU/Uo9bP1CYFaI/AAAAAAAAM2E/wb1PhFCDqQQ/w944-h708-no/20131122_132421.jpg)
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-E14gTiZ7_FM/Uo9bUHb-Z4I/AAAAAAAAM2Q/Q7y_53mdHGk/w944-h708-no/20131122_132441.jpg)

Mostly in decent condition, I managed to sand out most of what appeared to be stanley knife marks. Few minor surface cracks on the edges, but not even in need of glue. Did notice some dents around the shoulder in particular:-

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-jaG3eeRMT8c/Uo9bLPK80rI/AAAAAAAAM14/iuWlqfmWKJo/w944-h708-no/20131122_132406.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on November 22, 2013, 03:44:22 PM
Started to clean these bats up for sale on ebay. Here's the Dynadrive in a bit better condition:-

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-VQunz45baXM/Uo9bG7TorUI/AAAAAAAAM1s/Ypq1rsnlYeA/w944-h708-no/20131122_132350.jpg)
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-1YMMJf8I-BY/Uo9bCSC1r0I/AAAAAAAAM1g/Mui6Nok6Aks/w944-h708-no/20131122_132342.jpg)
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-R7CdPg3a3PU/Uo9bP1CYFaI/AAAAAAAAM2E/wb1PhFCDqQQ/w944-h708-no/20131122_132421.jpg)
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-E14gTiZ7_FM/Uo9bUHb-Z4I/AAAAAAAAM2Q/Q7y_53mdHGk/w944-h708-no/20131122_132441.jpg)

Mostly in decent condition, I managed to sand out most of what appeared to be stanley knife marks. Few minor surface cracks on the edges, but not even in need of glue. Did notice some dents around the shoulder in particular:-

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-jaG3eeRMT8c/Uo9bLPK80rI/AAAAAAAAM14/iuWlqfmWKJo/w944-h708-no/20131122_132406.jpg)

What happened to that purist in the end??
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: uknsaunders on November 22, 2013, 03:50:50 PM
Still in my garage at the moment.

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Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: JB on January 02, 2014, 07:52:44 PM
Thought I'd share this GN Optimum 1000 Megastrike. It's 2.12 with one grip, LH and unused. It pings really we'll and has no bow. I think this was used by Hansie Cronje and possibly Matthew Hayden
(http://i1347.photobucket.com/albums/p714/jonbarron1/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsa6ed9f3a.jpg)
(http://i1347.photobucket.com/albums/p714/jonbarron1/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps64649344.jpg)
(http://i1347.photobucket.com/albums/p714/jonbarron1/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpse2f83945.jpg)

I've tried a couple of different coloured grips but can't find one I'm happy with!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Alvaro on January 02, 2014, 08:12:06 PM
I think Greg Blewett used one of these too.

Purple grips are cool with these old Gray Nics.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: mk_chappo on January 02, 2014, 08:20:23 PM
That is a serious 'chunk' of wood. Strange how there used to be a lot more Long Handle bats back then. You hardly see one now.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: JB on January 02, 2014, 09:00:23 PM
I did thing a purple hybrid like the one on the Affinity Phantom might look good, I'll have to get one ordered. The bottom of the handle is seriously oval too
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: blocka on January 04, 2014, 07:16:03 AM
Just found this thread, heres a couple shots of my GN Scimitar, my first English Willow bat, it lives in my kit bag at the moment as a net bat but soon to be retired to the wall with my first team shirt.
(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a300/sv5000r/IMG_6266_zps49a76605.jpg)
(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a300/sv5000r/IMG_6267_zpsbebb861f.jpg)
(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a300/sv5000r/IMG_6268_zpsbaa21f7d.jpg)

Interesting to note, even with the scoops it's a heavier bat than my E41 and X181 and the handle is round both options which i don't like anymore.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Rampage on April 17, 2014, 10:04:24 AM
(http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s363/rollinthunder/PIC_2396_zps9d51f401.jpg) (http://s1048.photobucket.com/user/rollinthunder/media/PIC_2396_zps9d51f401.jpg.html)
(http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s363/rollinthunder/PIC_2394_zpsf976f65e.jpg) (http://s1048.photobucket.com/user/rollinthunder/media/PIC_2394_zpsf976f65e.jpg.html)
My $8 bat Easton I cleaned up
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: AverageCricketer on April 28, 2014, 08:29:11 AM
Hi everyone. New on the forum and hopefully I will be posting more stuff soon. I'll start off with this ancient bat that I got from someone. Can't see the bat makers name anywhere. Looks like Kashmir because I can't see the grains very well(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/28/yme9yrus.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/28/penyge5y.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/28/ave9ura2.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/28/6ege3uja.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: AverageCricketer on April 28, 2014, 08:33:10 AM
Here are some other bats that were there in a social match I played in.(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/28/ynemu9e2.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/28/pada7e9u.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: GarrettJ on April 28, 2014, 08:47:31 AM
gm skipper ........

those bring back memories of the junior kit bag. Walking out to bat in a pair of pads with buckles on the sides and a gm skipper was my first experience of competitive cricket. Im pretty sure they weren't in any way a cricket bat, more a piece of fence painted white and a handle inserted into it.

Later on we used to fight over the GM Maestro until i got a DF Graeme Hick 405 for christmas
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Buzz on April 28, 2014, 08:49:14 AM
gm skipper ........

those bring back memories of the junior kit bag. Walking out to bat in a pair of pads with buckles on the sides and a gm skipper was my first experience of competitive cricket. Im pretty sure they weren't in any way a cricket bat, more a piece of fence painted white and a handle inserted into it.

Later on we used to fight over the GM Maestro until i got a DF Graeme Hick 405 for christmas

pretty much the same as me - although I had the Maestro and before that the DF Ian Botham Attack..!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: GarrettJ on April 28, 2014, 09:03:00 AM
i remember the DF Attack with its black and red stickers.

I think my parents have a picture of me from the paper when i was 12, when i go back in july i'll post it up. from memory the stumps go upto my shoulder and im playing a very aggressive pull shot with my DF 405.

There are some really old bats in their garage, my brothers GN david gower scoop which he smacked on the metal stumps and took a chunk out of it. My Dad being a none cricketer got the bloody thing shaved down on each side so my brother was basically batting with a bat halfway between a middling bat and a proper bat ... no wonder he got no runs!

Their is an old school Slazenger with a green front sticker, marks on the face from someone hitting the stumps in and a couple of autogrpahs on the back. looks like this

(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Slazenger-Vintage-Old-Cricket-Bat-Geoff-Boycott-/00/s/MTAwMFg3NTA=/z/XxgAAMXQfFJRPItD/$T2eC16F,!)UE9s3wBmi5BRPItCfJ(g~~60_35.JPG)

Never see stuff like that these days ...... more likely to see under 13 cricketers walking out in full MH or Newbery kit
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on April 28, 2014, 12:13:18 PM
My first competitive match entailed a GN Twin Scoop that belonged to a mate, the aforementioned pads with leather straps and buckles and a nice pair of GM Sausage gloves. None of us had thigh pads or helmets... Would have been about 1988 I think!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: JB on April 28, 2014, 12:20:14 PM
gm skipper ........

those bring back memories of the junior kit bag. Walking out to bat in a pair of pads with buckles on the sides and a gm skipper was my first experience of competitive cricket. Im pretty sure they weren't in any way a cricket bat, more a piece of fence painted white and a handle inserted into it.

Later on we used to fight over the GM Maestro until i got a DF Graeme Hick 405 for christmas

I had a 405 as well!!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: GarrettJ on April 28, 2014, 12:53:00 PM
i think i used to use the clubs 3D cricket gloves, they were the brand of the pads.

In the days before the internet i remember waiting each for the 3D catalogue to come out. Best purchase i got was my dad getting me sone GN Geoff Dujon gloves as a 16 year old to reward me for getting into the set up at Durham. Loved the rasta colour on the cuff.

hard to believe i use to go out to bat with this little padding in my leg guards!

(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Vintage-Buckle-Fitting-Gray-Nicolls-Cricket-Pads-Youth-VGC-/00/s/NjQwWDQ4MA==/z/ibwAAOxyWalR5nd1/$T2eC16JHJF0FFZeUkjIOBR5nd1O7p!~~60_12.JPG)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on April 28, 2014, 01:58:07 PM
i think i used to use the clubs 3D cricket gloves, they were the brand of the pads.

In the days before the internet i remember waiting each for the 3D catalogue to come out. Best purchase i got was my dad getting me sone GN Geoff Dujon gloves as a 16 year old to reward me for getting into the set up at Durham. Loved the rasta colour on the cuff.

hard to believe i use to go out to bat with this little padding in my leg guards!

([url]http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Vintage-Buckle-Fitting-Gray-Nicolls-Cricket-Pads-Youth-VGC-/00/s/NjQwWDQ4MA==/z/ibwAAOxyWalR5nd1/[/url]$T2eC16JHJF0FFZeUkjIOBR5nd1O7p!~~60_12.JPG)

Funny thing is I don't remember it hurting... We just must've been harder then!!!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Phoenix on May 02, 2014, 11:54:17 AM
My couple of old slazengers in this pic.
(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e106/gtfalcon/photo4_zpsf0d19837.jpg) (http://s38.photobucket.com/user/gtfalcon/media/photo4_zpsf0d19837.jpg.html)
Don't really see many in my comp anymore
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Julesoak on May 02, 2014, 04:15:04 PM
My vintage (ish) collection

(http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n546/15julianking/Scoop/51E7F833-0771-4BF2-9C90-D811A4A10853_zpswfduqqqw.jpg) (http://s1139.photobucket.com/user/15julianking/media/Scoop/51E7F833-0771-4BF2-9C90-D811A4A10853_zpswfduqqqw.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on May 02, 2014, 06:37:16 PM
Surprised you don't have a new Dynadrive too....

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Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Julesoak on May 02, 2014, 07:43:33 PM
I do....couldn't class it as vintage though! Mind you being a season old I'm sure I could have the argument...
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: petehosk on May 02, 2014, 08:27:04 PM
Think I will have to dig my vintage bats out! It's a nice weekend so I will sort this on Sunday if the sun comes out  :D
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Rampage on May 03, 2014, 03:18:59 AM
My couple of old slazengers in this pic.
([url]http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e106/gtfalcon/photo4_zpsf0d19837.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s38.photobucket.com/user/gtfalcon/media/photo4_zpsf0d19837.jpg.html[/url])
Don't really see many in my comp anymore

Thanks for picture always liked the old slazenger have you picture off the reverse sides
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Phoenix on May 03, 2014, 04:35:13 AM
There you go, sorry about the quality of the photos

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e106/gtfalcon/photo2_zps29494ea6.jpg) (http://s38.photobucket.com/user/gtfalcon/media/photo2_zps29494ea6.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Julesoak on May 03, 2014, 06:59:27 AM
I remember having a knock with a 99.9 years ago - cracking bat
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: smokem on May 03, 2014, 09:31:52 AM
Love the V100 Ultimate Long Blade. Always wanted one back in the day...
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Phoenix on May 03, 2014, 10:13:10 AM
Love the V100 Ultimate Long Blade. Always wanted one back in the day...
It's hand signed by Junior too!  :D
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Phoenix on May 04, 2014, 11:32:13 AM
Always wanted one of these as a kid, couldn't say no when one popped up on ebay for $5
(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e106/gtfalcon/photo21_zps43ee4863.jpg) (http://s38.photobucket.com/user/gtfalcon/media/photo21_zps43ee4863.jpg.html)

I think she's a bit past needing a refurb though  :(
(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e106/gtfalcon/photo31_zps14a952a7.jpg) (http://s38.photobucket.com/user/gtfalcon/media/photo31_zps14a952a7.jpg.html)
Wasn't a bad bat for indoor cricket though
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Toby Collins on May 25, 2014, 08:28:03 PM
Whilst rooting around behind some filing Cabinets in a old disused office , I have come across a Gray Nichols Scimitar bat and a Gray Nichols Elite  , both of them looka certain vintage but I have never heard of these two models , Anyone got any Ideas ?
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Mortimer on May 25, 2014, 09:49:23 PM
The Scimitar is roughly 2000-2002, it was a twist on the four scoop model.

The Elite was approx. 10 years earlier. IIRC, it had a slightly longer blade. One of the first big names to use it was Robin Smith when he was one of GN's stars.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Vitas Cricket on May 25, 2014, 10:15:14 PM
Yep my mate had a Scimitar circa 2003, it snapped in half quite quickly.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Marc28 on May 25, 2014, 11:30:01 PM
Was the Scimitar before the millenium then as i have one of those a very cheap ebay purchase and its got the two scoops either side of the spine
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on May 26, 2014, 12:48:35 AM
The elite was late 80s when smith started to use it.

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Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Seniorplayer on May 26, 2014, 09:12:54 AM
I have a Scimitar in my bat cupboard purchased as new in 2000.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Marc28 on May 26, 2014, 09:38:52 AM
we need pictures of this looker from 2000
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Rampage on June 08, 2014, 07:29:11 AM
My DFs  :D
(http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s363/rollinthunder/760c9c3d-b798-4ecf-9d7d-470d6b529fea_zps9b5aa3cd.jpg) (http://s1048.photobucket.com/user/rollinthunder/media/760c9c3d-b798-4ecf-9d7d-470d6b529fea_zps9b5aa3cd.jpg.html)
(http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s363/rollinthunder/8e0a016b-986f-47f2-92ae-3c3a117f2e2d_zpscc0e48e2.jpg) (http://s1048.photobucket.com/user/rollinthunder/media/8e0a016b-986f-47f2-92ae-3c3a117f2e2d_zpscc0e48e2.jpg.html)

(http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s363/rollinthunder/c8f3d882-0730-45bd-9c7b-94be1d5457f3_zpsbd252def.jpg) (http://s1048.photobucket.com/user/rollinthunder/media/c8f3d882-0730-45bd-9c7b-94be1d5457f3_zpsbd252def.jpg.html)
(http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s363/rollinthunder/5c3628bd-b041-49c3-9c76-f8d20f0aa00a_zpse293c96f.jpg) (http://s1048.photobucket.com/user/rollinthunder/media/5c3628bd-b041-49c3-9c76-f8d20f0aa00a_zpse293c96f.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: joeljonno on June 08, 2014, 04:36:04 PM
(http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag13/joeljonno/4F36AD77-5CD5-4904-A472-6AFA5602FB7D_zpsvwywteql.jpg) (http://s1296.photobucket.com/user/joeljonno/media/4F36AD77-5CD5-4904-A472-6AFA5602FB7D_zpsvwywteql.jpg.html)

(http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag13/joeljonno/960C2FFB-B081-430B-B833-D2EF0608F815_zps1h4ok04y.jpg) (http://s1296.photobucket.com/user/joeljonno/media/960C2FFB-B081-430B-B833-D2EF0608F815_zps1h4ok04y.jpg.html)

So I was at my parents today discussing my old keyboard to give to my daughter and got asked to get it out if the loft.

When I was up there, I found a couple of my old bags and kit.

Some GM pads and gloves and the above bats so though I would dig them out properly.

All have seen better days, but might be brought back to a standard enough to have a knock about with.

I will do a proper thread later hopefully.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Mortimer on June 08, 2014, 05:22:39 PM
My DFs  :D
([url]http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s363/rollinthunder/760c9c3d-b798-4ecf-9d7d-470d6b529fea_zps9b5aa3cd.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1048.photobucket.com/user/rollinthunder/media/760c9c3d-b798-4ecf-9d7d-470d6b529fea_zps9b5aa3cd.jpg.html[/url])


the polyplastic with the small DF logo on the back is mid 70s, the Viv Richards model is mid 80s, the clubman is lates 70s, early 80s
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: FattusCattus on July 04, 2014, 07:35:02 PM
Well, having swapped my old Hunts County about 12 years ago to a mate for a Chinese Take-Away, it would appear he's still using it, and it still goes out of the middle.

He's tried to keep it together with tape, and the best thing is that he asked me to re-grip it and check the stickers, so who are we to disagree? We re-gripped it and added a few extra graphics!!!

(http://i.imgur.com/KN3krvz.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/VgDNZwZ.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/PUyWT1I.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/dRQjLbw.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tushar sehgal on July 08, 2014, 12:06:24 PM
Nice one fattus...all my friends who ask for free stuff are now getting these grips from me too..... lol
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: vivwiniata on July 12, 2014, 10:30:39 AM
Cool to see some discussion earlier in this thread about one of my bats ! :-

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=745593934 (http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=745593934)
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=655396863 (http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=655396863)

(different ads for the same bat which I placed on our TradeMe website here in NZ).

No takers so I decided to keep it :)

I've also had a GN500 (Powerline version), a DF Magnum (beautiful), GM Maxi Autograph (heavy), GN Viper Players etc. Was very tempted recently to buy this SS Jumbo :-

http://www.ebay.com/itm/SS-Jumbo-Full-Size-Cricket-Bat-/271477811793?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2047675.l2557&nma=true&si=jRUK%252B9rWSbx7EJ1AbzWQh8bzEgo%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc (http://www.ebay.com/itm/SS-Jumbo-Full-Size-Cricket-Bat-/271477811793?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2047675.l2557&nma=true&si=jRUK%252B9rWSbx7EJ1AbzWQh8bzEgo%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc)

Kinda wish I had now at that price, but I bought an SP Master Flatback instead which I'm just as happy to have, see the St Peter bats thread :-

http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=12348.new;topicseen#new (http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=12348.new;topicseen#new)

Cheers!




Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: potzy248 on July 12, 2014, 10:43:30 AM
Cool to see some discussion earlier in this thread about one of my bats ! :-

[url]http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=745593934[/url] ([url]http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=745593934[/url])
[url]http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=655396863[/url] ([url]http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=655396863[/url])

(different ads for the same bat which I placed on our TradeMe website here in NZ).

No takers so I decided to keep it :)

I've also had a GN500 (Powerline version), a DF Magnum (beautiful), GM Maxi Autograph (heavy), GN Viper Players etc. Was very tempted recently to buy this SS Jumbo :-

[url]http://www.ebay.com/itm/SS-Jumbo-Full-Size-Cricket-Bat-/271477811793?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2047675.l2557&nma=true&si=jRUK%252B9rWSbx7EJ1AbzWQh8bzEgo%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc[/url] ([url]http://www.ebay.com/itm/SS-Jumbo-Full-Size-Cricket-Bat-/271477811793?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2047675.l2557&nma=true&si=jRUK%252B9rWSbx7EJ1AbzWQh8bzEgo%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc[/url])

Kinda wish I had now at that price, but I bought an SP Master Flatback instead which I'm just as happy to have, see the St Peter bats thread :-

[url]http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=12348.new;topicseen#new[/url] ([url]http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=12348.new;topicseen#new[/url])

Cheers!


You in Tauranga mate? Do you play there?
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Jogetnz on July 12, 2014, 08:06:43 PM
Cool to see some discussion earlier in this thread about one of my bats ! :-

[url]http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=745593934[/url] ([url]http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=745593934[/url])
[url]http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=655396863[/url] ([url]http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=655396863[/url])

(different ads for the same bat which I placed on our TradeMe website here in NZ).

No takers so I decided to keep it :)

I've also had a GN500 (Powerline version), a DF Magnum (beautiful), GM Maxi Autograph (heavy), GN Viper Players etc. Was very tempted recently to buy this SS Jumbo :-

[url]http://www.ebay.com/itm/SS-Jumbo-Full-Size-Cricket-Bat-/271477811793?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2047675.l2557&nma=true&si=jRUK%252B9rWSbx7EJ1AbzWQh8bzEgo%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc[/url] ([url]http://www.ebay.com/itm/SS-Jumbo-Full-Size-Cricket-Bat-/271477811793?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2047675.l2557&nma=true&si=jRUK%252B9rWSbx7EJ1AbzWQh8bzEgo%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc[/url])

Kinda wish I had now at that price, but I bought an SP Master Flatback instead which I'm just as happy to have, see the St Peter bats thread :-

[url]http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=12348.new;topicseen#new[/url] ([url]http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=12348.new;topicseen#new[/url])

Cheers!


Welcome aboard. I contacted you recently about this beauty. I'm based in CHCH. Enjoy the forum
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Julesoak on July 12, 2014, 10:06:02 PM
I'm sure a few of you will remember one of these

(http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n546/15julianking/Scoop/4F39F480-0280-4700-9F84-1C7EA39FC609_zps096ucmls.jpg) (http://s1139.photobucket.com/user/15julianking/media/Scoop/4F39F480-0280-4700-9F84-1C7EA39FC609_zps096ucmls.jpg.html)

(http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n546/15julianking/Scoop/733BDE0A-077F-4ED6-B0AA-52BE22B209ED_zpsmtmis6n3.jpg) (http://s1139.photobucket.com/user/15julianking/media/Scoop/733BDE0A-077F-4ED6-B0AA-52BE22B209ED_zpsmtmis6n3.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: vivwiniata on July 12, 2014, 10:56:29 PM
You in Tauranga mate? Do you play there?

Yip, am in Tauranga. Played for Tauranga Boys' College 1st XI in 83/84, then just socially Greerton Reserves in 1990's and Cadets Reserves 2012/13 at the ripe old age of 46yrs. An allrounder - much better bowler than a batsman, with late outswing and the occasional off-cutter. Best figures in 12/13 were 4/40 off ten overs against Mount Reserves :)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: vivwiniata on July 12, 2014, 10:59:17 PM
Welcome aboard. I contacted you recently about this beauty. I'm based in CHCH. Enjoy the forum

Hi there Joget - yip I think I remember - $250? Sorry but that was way too lean for it. Cheers.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: potzy248 on July 12, 2014, 11:29:25 PM
Yip, am in Tauranga. Played for Tauranga Boys' College 1st XI in 83/84, then just socially Greerton Reserves in 1990's and Cadets Reserves 2012/13 at the ripe old age of 46yrs. An allrounder - much better bowler than a batsman, with late outswing and the occasional off-cutter. Best figures in 12/13 were 4/40 off ten overs against Mount Reserves :)

Wow small world. I played for TBC 1st Xl 1999-2002. I currently teach there in the Geography dept with Rob Leslie.
Played for Te Puke last two seasons and now going to be player/coach Greerton this coming season.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: gibbinscricket on July 13, 2014, 12:52:48 PM
Hi everyone. New on the forum and hopefully I will be posting more stuff soon. I'll start off with this ancient bat that I got from someone. Can't see the bat makers name anywhere. Looks like Kashmir because I can't see the grains very well([url]http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/28/yme9yrus.jpg[/url])([url]http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/28/penyge5y.jpg[/url])([url]http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/28/ave9ura2.jpg[/url])([url]http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/28/6ege3uja.jpg[/url])


Lovely old bat. That's the type I really like. Does anyone want to sell their old bats? I'm probably on the wrong page as 90% would be lovers of the old bats and couldn't let them go. I'm in Australia which wouldn't help the cost of shipping but I love getting an old bat with all it's stickers intact and bringing them back to life.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: AverageCricketer on July 13, 2014, 01:02:13 PM

Lovely old bat. That's the type I really like. Does anyone want to sell their old bats? I'm probably on the wrong page as 90% would be lovers of the old bats and couldn't let them go. I'm in Australia which wouldn't help the cost of shipping but I love getting an old bat with all it's stickers intact and bringing them back to life.

I'm in Sydney. Postage would not be an issue!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: calcurtis98 on July 13, 2014, 01:52:08 PM


Anyone have any info on this bat, I just found it under the stairs, I'm guessing it's my father's from when he played.


(http://i1372.photobucket.com/albums/ag347/Callum_Curtis/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0331_zpsa6acad82.jpg) (http://s1372.photobucket.com/user/Callum_Curtis/media/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0331_zpsa6acad82.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: johnno001 on July 13, 2014, 03:50:21 PM
I had one of those County Colts, my first proper bat, size 4, probably got it in around 1983. They were the company who went bust and hunts county appeared in their stead I think.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: gibbinscricket on July 13, 2014, 11:45:33 PM
I'm in Sydney. Postage would not be an issue!

Well PM me with what you have and how much you want for them. I'm always collecting old bats. This goes for anyone else in Australia too. Or people overseas if they are willing to give me a real bargain.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: vivwiniata on July 14, 2014, 10:05:44 PM
Wow small world. I played for TBC 1st Xl 1999-2002. I currently teach there in the Geography dept with Rob Leslie.
Played for Te Puke last two seasons and now going to be player/coach Greerton this coming season.

Yip Rob knows me well. We had a great day of Old Boys cricket down at Matapihi last Summer - would be good to have another this year!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: vivwiniata on July 14, 2014, 10:21:15 PM
I'm on a roll at the moment - just picked up a Duncan Fearnley Magnum Super Supreme in awesome nick. Check it out here :-

http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/vivwiniata/library/?view=recent&page=1 (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/vivwiniata/library/?view=recent&page=1)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: gibbinscricket on July 14, 2014, 11:48:40 PM
I'm on a roll at the moment - just picked up a Duncan Fearnley Magnum Super Supreme in awesome nick. Check it out here :-

[url]http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/vivwiniata/library/?view=recent&page=1[/url] ([url]http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/vivwiniata/library/?view=recent&page=1[/url])


Very nice. I'd love you to send that to Australia for me ;)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Montys Beard on July 15, 2014, 06:54:09 AM
Can't be doing with trailing through 19 pages of this thread (and searching bat and ball in the search bar certainly wont narrow it down) so if if it's not been mentioned before check out the Bat and Ball inn in Cuddestone in Oxfordshire, went there for lunch once....

http://batball.co.uk/ (http://batball.co.uk/)

Vintage bats everywhere! If you hit images on Google you'll see. It's pretty awesome...
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: vivwiniata on July 15, 2014, 09:27:36 PM
Very nice. I'd love you to send that to Australia for me ;)


Here's a nice one for you in Australia, Gibbins :-

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=261528586799&fromMakeTrack=true&ssPageName=VIP:watchlink:top:en (http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=261528586799&fromMakeTrack=true&ssPageName=VIP:watchlink:top:en)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: gibbinscricket on July 17, 2014, 12:55:23 AM
Here's a nice one for you in Australia, Gibbins :-

[url]http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=261528586799&fromMakeTrack=true&ssPageName=VIP:watchlink:top:en[/url] ([url]http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=261528586799&fromMakeTrack=true&ssPageName=VIP:watchlink:top:en[/url])


I've seen that one, they just want a little too much for it. I have a bit of a love hate relationship with SS's though.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: vivwiniata on July 17, 2014, 04:18:01 AM
I've seen that one, they just want a little too much for it. I have a bit of a love hate relationship with SS's though.

I found the "Sub-Standard" stamp on it interestingly self-deprecating, lol, you'd never see that kind of honesty nowadays - especially from the sub-continent where every piece of rubbish is "Royal", "Super", "Elite" or whatever, no matter what it is, lolol.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: gibbinscricket on July 17, 2014, 10:59:10 AM
I found the "Sub-Standard" stamp on it interestingly self-deprecating, lol, you'd never see that kind of honesty nowadays - especially from the sub-continent where every piece of rubbish is "Royal", "Super", "Elite" or whatever, no matter what it is, lolol.

I did quite like that, poor marketing back in the day
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Neon Cricket on July 17, 2014, 11:21:06 AM
Could be argued as being honest marketing instead of poor

Far too many companies these days claiming things that just aren't true - really does annoy me as you can tell haha
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: gibbinscricket on July 17, 2014, 12:09:10 PM
Yeah it annoys me as well. There is far too  much sub standard 'grade 1 willow' around.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: AverageCricketer on July 17, 2014, 12:37:22 PM
Even grade 2 is substandard. I have seen some that are extremely concaved, with 5 grains passing as grade 2
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Neon Cricket on July 17, 2014, 01:13:31 PM
Even grade 2 is substandard. I have seen some that are extremely concaved, with 5 grains passing as grade 2

Personally I think it's the willow getting called grade 2 that is more of an issue - for example:

https://www.facebook.com/select.cricket.3?fref=ts (https://www.facebook.com/select.cricket.3?fref=ts)

Check out the 'Deal of the day'...
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: AverageCricketer on July 17, 2014, 01:47:44 PM
Don't have facebook
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on July 21, 2014, 07:19:22 PM
Time for another in this occasional series,  and while it's not properly "vintage", it's certainly a modern classic.

I bring you a four star powerbow,  which,  going by the stickers is a gen 1. It's in great condition and still has a remarkable middle. Best of all is, of course,  the marvellous shape. A true eBay bargain. Enjoy!

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/22/y9ujuse7.jpg)

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/22/ahutabuh.jpg)

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/22/esy9a2yt.jpg)

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/22/e4adyqy7.jpg)

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Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: petehosk on July 21, 2014, 08:51:13 PM
Love this profile! I have a Carbo model of this powerbow.........And sooo glad I have!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: sarg on July 21, 2014, 10:27:00 PM
The Powerbow I have seen from that period was more bottom heavy and had a different profile. Aus model must be different. I love the profile on your model. Early 90s?


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Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on July 21, 2014, 10:48:05 PM
The Powerbow I have seen from that period was more bottom heavy and had a different profile. Aus model must be different. I love the profile on your model. Early 90s?


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I think the powerbow appeared somewhere between 2002 &  2004. It was the successor to the longbow...

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Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: sarg on July 22, 2014, 02:24:53 AM
I think the powerbow appeared somewhere between 2002 &  2004. It was the successor to the longbow...

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My apologies, I was thinking of the longbow.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Nmcgee on July 22, 2014, 04:23:01 AM
Time for another in this occasional series,  and while it's not properly "vintage", it's certainly a modern classic.

I bring you a four star powerbow,  which,  going by the stickers is a gen 1. It's in great condition and still has a remarkable middle. Best of all is, of course,  the marvellous shape. A true eBay bargain. Enjoy!

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Absolutely love that bat.

I bid on a beautifully maintained Elite500 on ebay a few months back and stopped bidding when it hit 200aud.........should've stayed on it!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: gibbinscricket on July 27, 2014, 10:30:19 AM
These are my vintage bats I've picked up recently
(http://i940.photobucket.com/albums/ad248/kingross29/009.jpg) (http://s940.photobucket.com/user/kingross29/media/009.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: gibbinscricket on July 27, 2014, 10:32:12 AM
Now the back

(http://i940.photobucket.com/albums/ad248/kingross29/004.jpg) (http://s940.photobucket.com/user/kingross29/media/004.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Dontfearthereaper on August 23, 2014, 12:41:24 PM
Hi,
Thought I'd post my collection of vintage bats.  Hoping to learn how to restore these properly.  I'd appreciate any direction on where I should look for advice on this forum :)

Hope you enjoy.

(http://imageshack.com/a/img661/1856/1vBN6L.jpg)

(http://imageshack.com/a/img631/7053/ykABKn.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: trypewriter on August 23, 2014, 02:01:12 PM
I'm seeing a bit of a theme there!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: thegowerwaft on August 23, 2014, 06:33:08 PM
My older brother had that exact version of the DF Magnum.  Heavy pick up but when you middled it... Lovely collection there.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Northern monkey on August 23, 2014, 06:54:50 PM
Oh I loved my old magnum
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on October 07, 2014, 10:02:38 PM
Time for a rare update to this topic.  I acquired,  a few months back, this unusual vintage bats. It's a vintage Slazenger V100 but what is unusual is that it is a long blade.  It bears the model name XL Waugh Zone, but I can't say I remember it as an English model.  Apparently Steve Waugh used a long blade,  and this model was made in recognition of that.

Bouncing a ball on it,  the rebound seems good and it is still in good nick.  It weighs in at 2lb 13 oz. Some pictures for you to enjoy.

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/DSC_0011_zpszov9mq6u.jpg) (http://s493.photobucket.com/user/tim2000s/media/DSC_0011_zpszov9mq6u.jpg.html)

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/DSC_0013_zpsr5xo8jvv.jpg) (http://s493.photobucket.com/user/tim2000s/media/DSC_0013_zpsr5xo8jvv.jpg.html)

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/DSC_0019_zpsgdqkzhye.jpg) (http://s493.photobucket.com/user/tim2000s/media/DSC_0019_zpsgdqkzhye.jpg.html)

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/DSC_0017_zpsxluhak6j.jpg) (http://s493.photobucket.com/user/tim2000s/media/DSC_0017_zpsxluhak6j.jpg.html)

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/DSC_0015_zps35n8qwuq.jpg) (http://s493.photobucket.com/user/tim2000s/media/DSC_0015_zps35n8qwuq.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: FattusCattus on October 08, 2014, 11:42:50 AM
Blimey Tim - that sofa needs a bit of an oil!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on October 08, 2014, 12:00:20 PM
Blimey Tim - that sofa needs a bit of an oil!
It's the dog's sofa, so we don't bother as it takes a bat-tering... ;)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Alvaro on October 08, 2014, 12:26:57 PM
The Waugh Zone V100 was available here, though the England V100 pro, Ramprakash, obviously didn't have it. My mate and I had the V100 and V600 respectively.

MArk Waugh was always a Slazenger player, so I don't think the LB Steve Waugh story fits.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on October 08, 2014, 12:41:27 PM
The Waugh Zone V100 was available here, though the England V100 pro, Ramprakash, obviously didn't have it. My mate and I had the V100 and V600 respectively.

MArk Waugh was always a Slazenger player, so I don't think the LB Steve Waugh story fits.
Then I have the wrong Waugh brother!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: smokem on October 09, 2014, 02:57:54 AM
Yep these were the Mark Waugh bats from Slaz Aus. Mark always used an LB.

Nice find mate! I've always wanted one of these.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on October 09, 2014, 07:54:11 AM
Yep these were the Mark Waugh bats from Slaz Aus. Mark always used an LB.

Nice find mate! I've always wanted one of these.
One of my mates had a V100 between about 1989 and 1991 and it was a beauty. I absolutely loved it, although I could never find one in the local sports shops that felt as nice. Was very pleased to get my hands on this one after all these years, especially as it's a pretty unusual one!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Alvaro on October 09, 2014, 08:01:21 AM
It's very nice Tim – lovely old slazengers are sometimes forgotten among the DF, SS & GN love. Good find.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Ryan on October 09, 2014, 08:15:29 AM
Time for a rare update to this topic.  I acquired,  a few months back, this unusual vintage bats. It's a vintage Slazenger V100 but what is unusual is that it is a long blade.  It bears the model name XL Waugh Zone, but I can't say I remember it as an English model.  Apparently Steve Waugh used a long blade,  and this model was made in recognition of that.

Bouncing a ball on it,  the rebound seems good and it is still in good nick.  It weighs in at 2lb 13 oz. Some pictures for you to enjoy.

I used to own a Waugh zone bat with the inch longer blade, it was a UK model but had slightly different stickers if i remember correctly. Lovely bat made by Eric Loxton.

I sent it off for a repair to Warrior cricket in Wakefield and he gave it away to someone else  :( and tried fobbing me off with different V100, gutted was an under statement.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Neon Cricket on October 09, 2014, 08:29:51 AM
I sent it off for a repair to Warrior cricket in Wakefield and he gave it away to someone else  :( and tried fobbing me off with different V100, gutted was an under statement.

Very poor indeed! Hopefully you'll be able to pick up a replacement on eBay in the future (long shot I know)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: nomad on October 22, 2014, 09:26:37 PM
Starting a collection of late 80s bats (and onwards) that will eventually be displayed on a man cave wall.... :)

This is what I have so far and a couple more on their way.

(http://s65.photobucket.com/user/paulhewer/media/1411035862823.jpg)
(http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h201/paulhewer/1413196376942.jpg)
(http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h201/paulhewer/1413272534251.jpg)
(http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h201/paulhewer/1411035815858.jpg)
(http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h201/paulhewer/1411035659004.jpg)
(http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h201/paulhewer/1411035626343.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on October 22, 2014, 10:12:01 PM
One day (when the missus is away) I'll have to get all mine out and photo them together...

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Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: nomad on October 22, 2014, 10:24:00 PM
If anybody wants to sell any 1990s era bats, please let me know!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: blocka on October 23, 2014, 05:36:46 AM
One of my mates I used to play cricket with about 10+ used to have a lovely Puma with, I think, 6 plugs of a different and supposedly lighter wood. Was a rather neat idea and looked great, can't for the life of me remember what it was called
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Nmcgee on October 23, 2014, 08:15:52 AM
Time for a rare update to this topic.  I acquired,  a few months back, this unusual vintage bats. It's a vintage Slazenger V100 but what is unusual is that it is a long blade.  It bears the model name XL Waugh Zone, but I can't say I remember it as an English model.  Apparently Steve Waugh used a long blade,  and this model was made in recognition of that.

Bouncing a ball on it,  the rebound seems good and it is still in good nick.  It weighs in at 2lb 13 oz. Some pictures for you to enjoy.

([url]http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/DSC_0011_zpszov9mq6u.jpg[/url])[/]
 ([url]http://s493.photobucket.com/user/tim2000s/media/DSC_0011_zpszov9mq6u.jpg.html[/url])


Absolutely love it Tim. I had a Harrow version as a teenager. Great bat.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Optical on October 23, 2014, 08:34:03 AM
Time for a rare update to this topic.  I acquired,  a few months back, this unusual vintage bats. It's a vintage Slazenger V100 but what is unusual is that it is a long blade.  It bears the model name XL Waugh Zone, but I can't say I remember it as an English model.  Apparently Steve Waugh used a long blade,  and this model was made in recognition of that.

Bouncing a ball on it,  the rebound seems good and it is still in good nick.  It weighs in at 2lb 13 oz. Some pictures for you to enjoy.

([url]http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/DSC_0011_zpszov9mq6u.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s493.photobucket.com/user/tim2000s/media/DSC_0011_zpszov9mq6u.jpg.html[/url])


I had one of these, bought in 1996 from Lillywhites in London (pre SD). They had a rack of about 50 of them for £100 each. Not long in to it's life the handle snapped which slaz repaired but it came back with normal black v100 stickers not the XL Waugh zone. Decent bat at the time and it lasted me until 2001.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Kulli on October 23, 2014, 10:14:44 AM
Not as vintage as some, but I have a lovely old Double B bat sitting up in the loft. Some of the nicest grains i have seen on a bat, but she's pretty dead now.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v79/kullibino/KGrHqNk8FGkL5WfkHBRp6jHf4Jg60_12_zps4a183025.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/kullibino/media/KGrHqNk8FGkL5WfkHBRp6jHf4Jg60_12_zps4a183025.jpg.html)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v79/kullibino/KGrHqNp8FC4JnEklBRp6iTRg60_12_zpsd177f2f6.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/kullibino/media/KGrHqNp8FC4JnEklBRp6iTRg60_12_zpsd177f2f6.jpg.html)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v79/kullibino/bilde3_zps154d3949.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/kullibino/media/bilde3_zps154d3949.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Cover_Drive on October 24, 2014, 04:09:54 AM
Pardon me for my ignorance but would Julian Millichamp's production at M&H be considered as "vintage?" If so, anyone has that?
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Northern monkey on October 24, 2014, 02:59:31 PM
Not as vintage as some, but I have a lovely old Double B bat sitting up in the loft. Some of the nicest grains i have seen on a bat, but she's pretty dead now.

([url]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v79/kullibino/KGrHqNk8FGkL5WfkHBRp6jHf4Jg60_12_zps4a183025.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://smg.photobucket.com/user/kullibino/media/KGrHqNk8FGkL5WfkHBRp6jHf4Jg60_12_zps4a183025.jpg.html[/url])
([url]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v79/kullibino/KGrHqNp8FC4JnEklBRp6iTRg60_12_zpsd177f2f6.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://smg.photobucket.com/user/kullibino/media/KGrHqNp8FC4JnEklBRp6iTRg60_12_zpsd177f2f6.jpg.html[/url])
([url]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v79/kullibino/bilde3_zps154d3949.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://smg.photobucket.com/user/kullibino/media/bilde3_zps154d3949.jpg.html[/url])

Look at those grains!!!!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on October 31, 2014, 07:54:49 PM
About a month ago I saw this on eBay at a silly price (less than a tenner) and decided I would have it. Why? Well my second proper bat was a V12 Super Clear Polyarmour. It was the slightly earlier stickers (red and blue)  but none the less,  it was of a similar era.

I always forget how skinny these seem now when we get our hands on them. This is a full blooded 2'11 bat and seems to bounce a ball of itself quite reasonably!

Anyway,  less of the chat and more of the pictures,  so here are one or two...

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/31/8566983b535ac050472002d2779f3c10.jpg)

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/31/1f7b025de594c8752b27205bc807c616.jpg)

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/31/e2b6265e0c56ffbae87e540521862280.jpg)

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/31/398ff7c6e81e86e86f07403b9d179a85.jpg)

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/31/0b7a901b10b90cb63a3e5b9791626aca.jpg)

   
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Gurujames on November 04, 2014, 06:03:03 PM
I'm a fan of vintage bats and my favourite is my SS Turbo Grand Prix. Bought from John Moore Sports in Bath around 1990 for the princely sum of 99 quid (a lot of money then, cheers dad). It was until quite recently my only bat and was used up to the beginning of last season and had scored quite a few runs. It has always been well looked after. I now collect older bats and have a couple of old slazengers, an Easton, a Stac and a Salix or two. Still looking for a DF Magnum Supreme though. Can't upload any pictures for some reason, when I work out why I'll post some.
It's always good batting with an old bat, the knowledgeable fielders recognise a classic.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Scruffy on January 28, 2015, 09:13:12 AM
Here is the vintage bat collection I have in my workshop.... Some of these bats have already been shared in previous posts...

(http://i1305.photobucket.com/albums/s541/Scruffspoon/IMG_1172_zps22c3a869.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: jwebber86 on January 28, 2015, 09:16:05 AM
That is my kind of workshop
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Scruffy on January 28, 2015, 09:19:33 AM
Cool to see some discussion earlier in this thread about one of my bats ! :-

[url]http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=745593934[/url] ([url]http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=745593934[/url])
[url]http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=655396863[/url] ([url]http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=655396863[/url])

(different ads for the same bat which I placed on our TradeMe website here in NZ).

No takers so I decided to keep it :)

I've also had a GN500 (Powerline version), a DF Magnum (beautiful), GM Maxi Autograph (heavy), GN Viper Players etc. Was very tempted recently to buy this SS Jumbo :-

[url]http://www.ebay.com/itm/SS-Jumbo-Full-Size-Cricket-Bat-/271477811793?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2047675.l2557&nma=true&si=jRUK%252B9rWSbx7EJ1AbzWQh8bzEgo%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc[/url] ([url]http://www.ebay.com/itm/SS-Jumbo-Full-Size-Cricket-Bat-/271477811793?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2047675.l2557&nma=true&si=jRUK%252B9rWSbx7EJ1AbzWQh8bzEgo%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc[/url])

Kinda wish I had now at that price, but I bought an SP Master Flatback instead which I'm just as happy to have, see the St Peter bats thread :-

[url]http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=12348.new;topicseen#new[/url] ([url]http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=12348.new;topicseen#new[/url])

Cheers!

Vivwiniata - I believe I purchased the Magnum your talking about, on Trademe a while back!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: KIPPERS on January 28, 2015, 04:56:50 PM
Here is the vintage bat collection I have in my workshop.... Some of these bats have already been shared in previous posts...

([url]http://i1305.photobucket.com/albums/s541/Scruffspoon/IMG_1172_zps22c3a869.jpg[/url])


nice 16" centers on that studwork
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Gurujames on February 18, 2015, 05:51:02 PM
My 24 Yr old SS Turbo Grand Prix. A total gun and league bat until last season. Now for Sundays only
(http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah231/gurujames1/imagejpg3_zps619a143e.jpg) (http://s1381.photobucket.com/user/gurujames1/media/imagejpg3_zps619a143e.jpg.html)


(http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah231/gurujames1/imagejpg2_zps2533bd2c.jpg) (http://s1381.photobucket.com/user/gurujames1/media/imagejpg2_zps2533bd2c.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: vivwiniata on May 18, 2015, 06:03:59 AM
My current collection of vintage bats is shown here :-

http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/vivwiniata/media/Older%20Bats%20-%20Face_zpslno0nryv.jpg.html?sort=3&o=2 (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/vivwiniata/media/Older%20Bats%20-%20Face_zpslno0nryv.jpg.html?sort=3&o=2)

Cheers
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Northern monkey on May 18, 2015, 07:16:46 AM
Lovely collection
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on May 18, 2015, 08:52:15 AM
You've reminded me - I have something interesting to add to this thread. I'll get the camera out later this week!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Gboots on May 18, 2015, 12:04:50 PM
Need to fix up this old Symonds Power Deluxe 5 Star

(http://s18.postimg.org/lmox1vt2d/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/lmox1vt2d/)

(http://s18.postimg.org/5n1o4l7mt/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/5n1o4l7mt/)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Gboots on May 18, 2015, 12:09:05 PM
Cleaned up the Kookaburra
(http://s1.postimg.org/6rvyvgdnf/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/6rvyvgdnf/)

(http://s1.postimg.org/qfzq0qucb/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/qfzq0qucb/)

(http://s1.postimg.org/e0307010b/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/e0307010b/)

(http://s1.postimg.org/ahlydhtsr/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ahlydhtsr/)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Gboots on May 18, 2015, 12:12:34 PM
Megapower Classic and kookaburra Ridgeback in this photo


http://s28.postimg.org/yqme5mljh/image.jpg (http://s28.postimg.org/yqme5mljh/image.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Northern monkey on May 21, 2015, 09:39:55 AM
We talk about embossed stickers etc on here, but I defy any current bat to look as good as that!
The branding is pure class
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Gboots on May 21, 2015, 11:29:04 PM
The kookaburra stickers are original.
The Grey nicolls scoop sticker is original . But the legend stickers are from eBay . The old gn front and top back stickers were in bad condition
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on May 23, 2015, 10:10:34 AM
Managed to get my hands on this little number. It's a bit of a twig really, but I do remember David Gower using them. As far as I recall, this is the second generation of stickers. Anyhow, as a bit of a blast from the past...

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/23/5a9768e8b72f9011fc27406307826f39.jpg)

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/23/0f53464795539afcc8077851212a8cd7.jpg)

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/23/518d5fe9cb5c39eb73c3d4a025a546ac.jpg)

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/23/cf49b47dc29e01277c518c5d2bc6e4b5.jpg)


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Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: potzy248 on May 23, 2015, 11:40:09 AM
Looks like an old V100 I had.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Mortimer on May 24, 2015, 03:08:11 AM
nice 16" centers on that studwork

What brand is the bat with 2 red bands round the top of the blade, the bat is above the red bin?
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Nmcgee on May 24, 2015, 07:02:34 AM
My V100.

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/nwillia/7133476216de9edc6d8900779b7297a8_zpsq5qkqtfa.jpg)
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/nwillia/359f353d2c31bda96ec8b2dc01cc22ef_zpszzz4yn3q.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Gboots on May 24, 2015, 07:09:56 AM
Viv porn
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Parkman on May 24, 2015, 07:13:55 AM
Look at the initials below the Zenith logo

After John Newbery's first bat company went bust (the Merlin in the above pic was from his first company) one of his staff, the marketing manager IIRC, founded Zenith bats, with John Newbery as an employee. Zenith didn't last long and John Newbery died in 1989. I think one or two pros used Zeniths including John Carr of Middlesex and Chris Cowdrey possibly when he was briefly England Captain

[url]http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=chris+cowdrey&hl=en&rlz=1C2GGGE_en-gbGB469GB469&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=HX5YUZDlFJC00QW3lYG4Dw&sqi=2&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1920&bih=989#imgrc=hKmXKhnsKeMijM%3A%3BmpsfT_6QFkBsBM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fbp3.blogger.com%252F_iI0tMUCnSXE%252FRqSIjMnphOI%252FAAAAAAAAAIs%252FCrxuQ72Bl0w%252Fs200%252Fs06.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fpartyreptile.blogspot.com%252F2007_07_01_archive.html%3B166%3B200[/url] ([url]http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=chris+cowdrey&hl=en&rlz=1C2GGGE_en-gbGB469GB469&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=HX5YUZDlFJC00QW3lYG4Dw&sqi=2&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1920&bih=989#imgrc=hKmXKhnsKeMijM%3A%3BmpsfT_6QFkBsBM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fbp3.blogger.com%252F_iI0tMUCnSXE%252FRqSIjMnphOI%252FAAAAAAAAAIs%252FCrxuQ72Bl0w%252Fs200%252Fs06.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fpartyreptile.blogspot.com%252F2007_07_01_archive.html%3B166%3B200[/url])

I used to have a zenith bat. As well as the Newbury initials the 'Z' was at a funny angle because when you were in your stance with the bat picked up it looked like an 'N' for Newbury.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Scruffy on May 24, 2015, 08:36:09 AM
What brand is the bat with 2 red bands round the top of the blade, the bat is above the red bin?

That is one of my own bats, the first one I ever made.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: FattusCattus on May 24, 2015, 10:15:49 AM
Look what I found!!! -

(http://i.imgur.com/JFt57tBl.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/9e20GJLl.jpg)


It's actually not that bad, it still taps up ok, and no cracks or splits.

And what's that I see in the profile - is it a duckbill toe!!!

I've got a veterans game today, and I'm going to try to use it.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on May 24, 2015, 10:29:43 AM
@FattusCattus, I'm jealous!


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Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: felix on May 24, 2015, 10:59:12 AM
@FattusCattus that's exactly the bat I had at uni in the 80s! Mind you it was never quite the same after I smashed the toe on a metal stump in the nets one of the first times I used it :-[
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: vivwiniata on May 28, 2015, 09:05:42 PM
Have just listed some vintage bats (the GN100, SP flatback, & Crusader) for sale here :-

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Members/Listings.aspx?member=559869 (http://www.trademe.co.nz/Members/Listings.aspx?member=559869)

if anyone's interested  :)

Cheers
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: vivwiniata on May 28, 2015, 09:18:52 PM
Fattus - I had a mint GN500 Powerline I sold probably around 5 or 6 years ago. Had a nice middle but the middle was very small. Duckbill toe, dead as a doorknob down there, would send shudders up your spine on impact ! The old 500's still look cool though ! lol
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: uknsaunders on May 28, 2015, 09:36:20 PM
Look what I found!!! -

([url]http://i.imgur.com/JFt57tBl.jpg[/url])
([url]http://i.imgur.com/9e20GJLl.jpg[/url])


It's actually not that bad, it still taps up ok, and no cracks or splits.

And what's that I see in the profile - is it a duckbill toe!!!

I've got a veterans game today, and I'm going to try to use it.

Got one for sale if anyone is interested
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on May 29, 2015, 05:36:37 AM

Got one for sale if anyone is interested
Post the link Nick.


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Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Gboots on May 29, 2015, 09:43:09 AM
Cleaned up my Symonds Power Deluxe 5 Star.  Struggling to get rid of all cherries

(http://s11.postimg.org/eiqgpy4fj/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/eiqgpy4fj/)

(http://s11.postimg.org/9vkeo6h2n/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/9vkeo6h2n/)

(http://s8.postimg.org/7prxb8ujl/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/7prxb8ujl/)

(http://s8.postimg.org/oc9hkbnhd/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/oc9hkbnhd/)

(http://s10.postimg.org/5xsstwl6t/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/5xsstwl6t/)

(http://s10.postimg.org/gw42c39s5/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/gw42c39s5/)

(http://s10.postimg.org/xilml62px/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/xilml62px/)

(http://s1.postimg.org/qb4arkl0r/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/qb4arkl0r/)

(http://s1.postimg.org/ouss9fi3v/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ouss9fi3v/)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Gboots on May 29, 2015, 10:14:17 AM
My favourite bat

(http://s21.postimg.org/v5socjpjn/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/v5socjpjn/)

(http://s21.postimg.org/6qp1p8g0j/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/6qp1p8g0j/)

(http://s21.postimg.org/ipvyisw7n/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ipvyisw7n/)

(http://s21.postimg.org/bk47gcn4j/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/bk47gcn4j/)

(http://s21.postimg.org/b62vgr30z/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/b62vgr30z/)

(http://s21.postimg.org/njfpnnspf/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/njfpnnspf/)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Nmcgee on May 29, 2015, 10:25:46 AM
Cleaned up my Symonds Power Deluxe 5 Star.  Struggling to get rid of all cherries

([url]http://s11.postimg.org/eiqgpy4fj/image.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://postimg.org/image/eiqgpy4fj/[/url])

([url]http://s11.postimg.org/9vkeo6h2n/image.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://postimg.org/image/9vkeo6h2n/[/url])

([url]http://s8.postimg.org/7prxb8ujl/image.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://postimg.org/image/7prxb8ujl/[/url])

([url]http://s8.postimg.org/oc9hkbnhd/image.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://postimg.org/image/oc9hkbnhd/[/url])

([url]http://s10.postimg.org/5xsstwl6t/image.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://postimg.org/image/5xsstwl6t/[/url])

([url]http://s10.postimg.org/gw42c39s5/image.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://postimg.org/image/gw42c39s5/[/url])

([url]http://s10.postimg.org/xilml62px/image.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://postimg.org/image/xilml62px/[/url])

([url]http://s1.postimg.org/qb4arkl0r/image.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://postimg.org/image/qb4arkl0r/[/url])

([url]http://s1.postimg.org/ouss9fi3v/image.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://postimg.org/image/ouss9fi3v/[/url])


Wow. Outstanding mate.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: uknsaunders on May 29, 2015, 11:16:06 AM
Post the link Nick.


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http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=11959.210 (http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=11959.210)

8 pages back on this topic! I haven't got round to selling many of those bats as I'm not sure how to price them. Anybody got any ideas on guide prices? All the money goes to my club.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Dontfearthereaper on May 30, 2015, 06:22:55 AM

[url]http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=11959.210[/url] ([url]http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=11959.210[/url])

8 pages back on this topic! I haven't got round to selling many of those bats as I'm not sure how to price them. Anybody got any ideas on guide prices? All the money goes to my club.


I'd list them on eBay and let the market decide. Typically I've seen bats in the same condition as yours go between 80-120+ AUD depending if it appeals to a couple of buyers.  Start them on $40 reserve and see what happens!

Good luck
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: vivwiniata on June 02, 2015, 07:32:05 AM
Cleaned up my Symonds Power Deluxe 5 Star.  Struggling to get rid of all cherries


I've found cutting compound with my buffer very good on polycoated surfaces as for your Tusker, alternatively white spirits will take most marks off and I have found it not to affect (or remove) decals like say acetone or lacquer thinners (extreme care required with these!). Have also used methylated spirits and mineral turpentine but found white spirits the best. Obviously any solvent or cleaner should be tested in a discreet spot before using all over :)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: trypewriter on June 02, 2015, 08:27:30 AM
Love those old Symonds bats.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: vivwiniata on June 09, 2015, 09:15:02 PM
Scored this deal a couple of days ago  :)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/4-Duncan-Fearnley-Cricket-Bats-/171815742836?autorefresh=true&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2047675.l2557&nma=true&si=LK4zeMsVeCQjqz1yOfj5uMQlsZc%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc (http://www.ebay.com/itm/4-Duncan-Fearnley-Cricket-Bats-/171815742836?autorefresh=true&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2047675.l2557&nma=true&si=LK4zeMsVeCQjqz1yOfj5uMQlsZc%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc)

Shame to watch the Black Caps drop their bundle in the one-dayer this morning though !
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Seniorplayer on June 09, 2015, 09:20:14 PM
Scored this deal a couple of days ago  :)

[url]http://www.ebay.com/itm/4-Duncan-Fearnley-Cricket-Bats-/171815742836?autorefresh=true&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2047675.l2557&nma=true&si=LK4zeMsVeCQjqz1yOfj5uMQlsZc%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc[/url] ([url]http://www.ebay.com/itm/4-Duncan-Fearnley-Cricket-Bats-/171815742836?autorefresh=true&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2047675.l2557&nma=true&si=LK4zeMsVeCQjqz1yOfj5uMQlsZc%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc[/url])

Shame to watch the Black Caps drop their bundle in the one-dayer this morning though !


If the bats are 4 inches wide as discribe they could  be Harrow.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: vivwiniata on June 09, 2015, 10:35:07 PM
If you look at the pics of the handle ends, yes one of the Attacks is a harrow, and it is obviously slightly smaller than the other 3 in the other main pics.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Dontfearthereaper on June 10, 2015, 01:26:52 AM

Scored this deal a couple of days
Wow that's a great deal you got there. 
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: phil_le_stine on June 12, 2015, 11:06:31 PM
Hi there guys some fantastic bats on display here are a few I have acquired along the way I gave them all a little spruce up recently but can anyone tell me the correct name for the Duncan fearnley bat with the drilled holes ala bib Willis hope you all enjoy the pics!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Mortimer on June 13, 2015, 01:38:16 PM
Hi there guys some fantastic bats on display here are a few I have acquired along the way I gave them all a little spruce up recently but can anyone tell me the correct name for the Duncan fearnley bat with the drilled holes ala bib Willis hope you all enjoy the pics!

It was the Run Reaper
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: vivwiniata on June 17, 2015, 08:57:43 PM
It was the Run Reaper

Mortimer - yeah when I read up on the Run Reaper after my recent purchase above, I discovered that (to my surprise) early Run Reapers had holes in them, but obviously DF dropped that particular innovation from their later versions. I am not sure of the age of the two "holeless" Reapers that I have bought, but would guess early to mid 90's.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Nmcgee on June 21, 2015, 03:49:23 AM
Picked this one up recently. Always wanted an Elite after growing up watching Marsh and Boon using Elite bats.

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/nwillia/bb8e3241d78a4fe35a8aa543b05a8a61_zpsqqpjj5a9.jpg)
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/nwillia/e8a062a48a71283e896addaf1e8715c6_zpsljfx5ksp.jpg)
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/nwillia/990a972a87ee2c29d7d9e8ad901dd02a_zpsnpuukemk.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on June 21, 2015, 06:19:05 PM

Picked this one up recently. Always wanted an Elite after growing up watching Marsh and Boon using Elite bats.

([url]http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/nwillia/bb8e3241d78a4fe35a8aa543b05a8a61_zpsqqpjj5a9.jpg[/url])
([url]http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/nwillia/e8a062a48a71283e896addaf1e8715c6_zpsljfx5ksp.jpg[/url])
([url]http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/nwillia/990a972a87ee2c29d7d9e8ad901dd02a_zpsnpuukemk.jpg[/url])

The ultimate Robin Smith bat. Remember him cutting windies and Aussies bowlers for huge fours with this. 


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Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Alvaro on June 21, 2015, 06:25:38 PM
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd117/fake_street_spirit/ecf57853ab60e88614ddc94ea52dc594_zpsaa5ogfdt.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Nmcgee on June 23, 2015, 08:28:15 AM
I was watching some 92 World Cup replays the other day. Robin played some of the most cracking cover drives against India I've ever seen.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: RF on June 26, 2015, 07:12:09 PM
Here is my small collection of vintage bats

http://i1164.photobucket.com/albums/q580/russfletcher/2008A68A-8147-41B1-A4C3-F5CD7C2ED18F_zps0gxafveo.jpg (http://i1164.photobucket.com/albums/q580/russfletcher/2008A68A-8147-41B1-A4C3-F5CD7C2ED18F_zps0gxafveo.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: RF on June 26, 2015, 07:17:30 PM
Some computer nerds must be able to make uploading photos to this forum easier, it's 2015, come on admin sort it out.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Alvaro on June 26, 2015, 07:45:28 PM
(http://i1164.photobucket.com/albums/q580/russfletcher/2008A68A-8147-41B1-A4C3-F5CD7C2ED18F_zps0gxafveo.jpg~original)

Seeing as you asked so politely.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: RF on June 26, 2015, 07:52:00 PM
@Alvaro Thankyou
Top man
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Ams4287 on June 27, 2015, 07:11:08 AM
Here is my small collection of vintage bats

[url]http://i1164.photobucket.com/albums/q580/russfletcher/2008A68A-8147-41B1-A4C3-F5CD7C2ED18F_zps0gxafveo.jpg[/url] ([url]http://i1164.photobucket.com/albums/q580/russfletcher/2008A68A-8147-41B1-A4C3-F5CD7C2ED18F_zps0gxafveo.jpg[/url])


Great little collection Russ! Definetly have to arrange a net soon
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Phoenix on June 27, 2015, 07:28:17 AM
Here is my small collection of vintage bats

[url]http://i1164.photobucket.com/albums/q580/russfletcher/2008A68A-8147-41B1-A4C3-F5CD7C2ED18F_zps0gxafveo.jpg[/url] ([url]http://i1164.photobucket.com/albums/q580/russfletcher/2008A68A-8147-41B1-A4C3-F5CD7C2ED18F_zps0gxafveo.jpg[/url])


 :o That bubble... Always wanted one of them!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: RF on June 27, 2015, 08:50:59 AM
@Ams4287 let me know when you're free mate, we can net at my ground if you want.

@Phoenix I had now when I was 11 or 12, it was great so I wanted a full size one
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: wilkie113 on June 30, 2015, 06:50:18 AM
Two little birdies I picked up locally

(http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/xx149/wilkie113/B77957F8-B3D0-4513-8963-D62E9A406D23_zpsxtij8i6t.jpg) (http://s750.photobucket.com/user/wilkie113/media/B77957F8-B3D0-4513-8963-D62E9A406D23_zpsxtij8i6t.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Dontfearthereaper on July 04, 2015, 09:20:00 AM
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/04/1aa19a5b9166dada9d9ffe90125876ec.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/04/25e0cb37f524ee9d5d805e3b621b23b7.jpg)

Hello,

My name is Dontfearthereaper and I have a serious problem. I'm a bataholic.  I need help¡

I've added a few in last wee while. I think if I can add a Gunn & Moore Skipper I'll finally be done. Well my wife hopes I'll be done...
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Cin88 on July 04, 2015, 06:41:25 PM
For anyone in the Greater Manchester area, the sports shop across from Bury Bolton Street Station (the heritage railway station) in Bury has quite a few bats at the "newer" end of the vintage scale. Saw a few Kookaburra Ridgebacks, they're the ones that stood out the most to me.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Nmcgee on July 22, 2015, 11:25:27 AM
My Kookaburra Ridgeback. I remember watching Dean Jones and Allan Lamb use these in the early 90s. I've wanted one ever since.

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/nwillia/image.jpg1_zps8xav75uc.jpg) (http://s66.photobucket.com/user/nwillia/media/image.jpg1_zps8xav75uc.jpg.html)

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/nwillia/image.jpg2_zpscj4qk6dd.jpg) (http://s66.photobucket.com/user/nwillia/media/image.jpg2_zpscj4qk6dd.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on July 22, 2015, 12:06:13 PM

For anyone in the Greater Manchester area, the sports shop across from Bury Bolton Street Station (the heritage railway station) in Bury has quite a few bats at the "newer" end of the vintage scale. Saw a few Kookaburra Ridgebacks, they're the ones that stood out the most to me.
These are size 6 though. They haven't anything old in Senior sizes.


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Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: wayward_hayward on July 22, 2015, 03:05:58 PM
When you know the Mrs is a keeper.

While she was chatting to a customer at work, she managed to start talking about cricket and my bat collection! The man popped into the shop later in the day with this in hand and said I could have it to add to the collection!L

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20150722_153046.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150722_153046.jpg.html)

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20150722_153057.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150722_153057.jpg.html)

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20150722_153103.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150722_153103.jpg.html)

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20150722_153110.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150722_153110.jpg.html)

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20150722_153110.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150722_153110.jpg.html)

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20150722_153133.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150722_153133.jpg.html)

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20150722_153215.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150722_153215.jpg.html)

The gent was 88 years old and said he was bought the bat as a present but never used it as it was so expensive! The bat has no damage and all the stickers seem intact. The Lillywhites branding is stamped/burnt into the face. The toe also has an insert to strength it.

Considering this bat is older than me, I don't have much knowledge about the age. Anybody remember using one or have any information about it?
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Mortimer on July 22, 2015, 04:28:50 PM
From the stickers, the SS Bat looks like late 70s or early 80s, their conventional bat to go alongside the Jumbo
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: wayward_hayward on July 23, 2015, 07:54:08 AM
Thanks @Mortimer
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: spoonbed on July 23, 2015, 06:56:30 PM
Here's a use for all those old vintage bats:

http://imageshack.com/a/img540/4919/hI335p.jpg (http://imageshack.com/a/img540/4919/hI335p.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: trypewriter on July 23, 2015, 07:14:41 PM
NOOOOOOO!!!!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Gurujames on July 23, 2015, 07:19:02 PM
sacrilege, particularly with a SS jumbo and Slaz V12.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: trypewriter on July 23, 2015, 07:23:46 PM
Just imagine, he gets home and his wife says 'darling I've got a surprise for you. You know those old bats that were cluttering up the place...'  :o
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: SwingAndMiss on August 11, 2015, 11:03:48 PM
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Slazenger-V100-Ultimate-Cricket-Bat-/181829607534?hash=item2a55e3a06e (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Slazenger-V100-Ultimate-Cricket-Bat-/181829607534?hash=item2a55e3a06e)

Lovely looking stick, got one in my collection already tho. Where's a v500 when you want one!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on August 11, 2015, 11:23:30 PM

[url]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Slazenger-V100-Ultimate-Cricket-Bat-/181829607534?hash=item2a55e3a06e[/url] ([url]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Slazenger-V100-Ultimate-Cricket-Bat-/181829607534?hash=item2a55e3a06e[/url])

Lovely looking stick, got one in my collection already tho. Where's a v500 when you want one!
definitely one on eBay at the moment. Got a nice one in my collection.


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Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Nmcgee on August 12, 2015, 01:30:05 AM
I'd love to pick this V100 up. No postage to Oz!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on August 12, 2015, 05:25:53 AM

I'd love to pick this V100 up. No postage to Oz!
Pm me if you want to work something out.


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Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: jamielsn15 on August 12, 2015, 10:35:21 AM
Managing local LMS league one guy has a stunning Ridgeback - complete with green grip.  I had to tell him during one innings that he has no idea how good that bat looks from 22 yards away!  As a 20-something who yearned for one in the 90s it is a thing of beauty...
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Nmcgee on August 12, 2015, 11:43:34 AM
Pm me if you want to work something out.


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Many thanks Tim. I've contacted the seller ands he's happy to post should I win.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Nmcgee on August 12, 2015, 11:51:29 AM
Managing local LMS league one guy has a stunning Ridgeback - complete with green grip.  I had to tell him during one innings that he has no idea how good that bat looks from 22 yards away!  As a 20-something who yearned for one in the 90s it is a thing of beauty...


I'm right with you there Jamie. You're showing excellent taste as usual mate  :D

I spent my younger days idolising Dean Jones, like many young Aussies in the late 80s / early nineties, and spent ages chasing one down all these years later. I found a nice one, although it's a bit too thin and light for me to use in a game. Display only.

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/nwillia/2682b084-a3f5-4acd-a059-b957b494c739_zps1dsr2qzf.jpg) (http://s66.photobucket.com/user/nwillia/media/2682b084-a3f5-4acd-a059-b957b494c739_zps1dsr2qzf.jpg.html)

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/nwillia/a46e7e9a-ca31-4de1-9621-e0ec38178bbd_zpsd7fr3jsf.jpg) (http://s66.photobucket.com/user/nwillia/media/a46e7e9a-ca31-4de1-9621-e0ec38178bbd_zpsd7fr3jsf.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: jamielsn15 on August 12, 2015, 12:48:20 PM
^ That's the one mate - carbon copy and a very nice specimen!

Before I was old enough or had enough of my own pocket money to buy my own bat, my old man flat out refused to buy me the more expensive Kook bats, so I had to settle for the cheaper Gray Nics ones.  Probably explains my affinity and aversion to the two brands now!

Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Nmcgee on August 14, 2015, 10:30:36 AM
It's funny how we end up this way. My first serious bat was a size 6 V100 in the late 80s and, all these years later, am using all Slazenger gear and have about 6 Slazenger bats!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Buzz on August 14, 2015, 10:56:38 AM
It's funny how we end up this way. My first serious bat was a size 6 V100 in the late 80s and, all these years later, am using all Slazenger gear and have about 6 Slazenger bats!

Ditto - my first serious bat was a size 6 GM maestro followed by a Harrow GM maestro... now I am head to toe pretty much in GM stash, first 50 and 100 was with a County mind...
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: SwingAndMiss on August 14, 2015, 12:40:18 PM
My first bat was a maestro too, as was my first car, both were rubbish!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Neon Cricket on August 14, 2015, 02:43:50 PM
Here's my £8.49 purchase of eBay, not bad at all!

(http://i1338.photobucket.com/albums/o697/NeonCricket/IMG_2483_zpsqiflxqmi.jpg) (http://s1338.photobucket.com/user/NeonCricket/media/IMG_2483_zpsqiflxqmi.jpg.html)

(http://i1338.photobucket.com/albums/o697/NeonCricket/IMG_2484_zpspxmwphjr.jpg) (http://s1338.photobucket.com/user/NeonCricket/media/IMG_2484_zpspxmwphjr.jpg.html)

(http://i1338.photobucket.com/albums/o697/NeonCricket/IMG_2485_zpsbzptb032.jpg) (http://s1338.photobucket.com/user/NeonCricket/media/IMG_2485_zpsbzptb032.jpg.html)

(http://i1338.photobucket.com/albums/o697/NeonCricket/IMG_2486_zpsurjjy9hw.jpg) (http://s1338.photobucket.com/user/NeonCricket/media/IMG_2486_zpsurjjy9hw.jpg.html)

(http://i1338.photobucket.com/albums/o697/NeonCricket/IMG_2487_zpsiggfyjdw.jpg) (http://s1338.photobucket.com/user/NeonCricket/media/IMG_2487_zpsiggfyjdw.jpg.html)

(http://i1338.photobucket.com/albums/o697/NeonCricket/IMG_2489_zpsxoqbimtm.jpg) (http://s1338.photobucket.com/user/NeonCricket/media/IMG_2489_zpsxoqbimtm.jpg.html)

(http://i1338.photobucket.com/albums/o697/NeonCricket/IMG_2490_zpsxjadojrh.jpg) (http://s1338.photobucket.com/user/NeonCricket/media/IMG_2490_zpsxjadojrh.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Northern monkey on August 14, 2015, 05:49:37 PM
My first bat was a maestro too, as was my first car, both were rubbish!

Never used GM kit, but some of the best bats I've played against were GM maestros
I'm seriously thinking about a new one for 2016
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: SwingAndMiss on August 14, 2015, 06:27:44 PM
The bat scored runs, but was a hand me down from a senior at the club. By the time it reached me it was done. The same bloke also gave me a very used centurion which I loved, pity they aren't around anymore.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats, a couple of interesting Hunts County Bats
Post by: Mel Jessop on August 20, 2015, 07:59:34 PM
<a href="http://s24.photobucket.com/user/Mel-Jessop/media/IMG_0748_zpsk3gd9kye.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c14/Mel-Jessop/IMG_0748_zpsk3gd9kye.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo IMG_0748_zpsk3gd9kye.jpg"/></a>

well not sure if those pictures will show? but hey ho.

These two were dug out by my neighbour, do you notice anything unusual about them? or do you actually remember them?
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Gurujames on August 20, 2015, 08:11:14 PM
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c14/Mel-Jessop/IMG_0748_zpsk3gd9kye.jpg) (http://s24.photobucket.com/user/Mel-Jessop/media/IMG_0748_zpsk3gd9kye.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on August 20, 2015, 08:17:01 PM
Know the modulus well. It had honeycomb inserts in the scoops. They pretty much always fell out eventually.


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Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: wayward_hayward on August 20, 2015, 08:51:48 PM
Know the modulus well. It had honeycomb inserts in the scoops. They pretty much always fell out eventually.


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We have one of these as a club bat, I think all the honeycomb is still intact.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Mel Jessop on August 20, 2015, 08:57:15 PM
Know the modulus well. It had honeycomb inserts in the scoops. They pretty much always fell out eventually.


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Exactly right, a carbon fibre honeycomb in two scoobs out of the back, but, what about the other bat, this was the prototype (the exact one!) for the modulus but was only ever used by a few players, why? do any of you know?
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Mel Jessop on August 20, 2015, 09:04:44 PM
<a href="http://s24.photobucket.com/user/Mel-Jessop/media/IMG_0752_zpszqriusyh.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c14/Mel-Jessop/IMG_0752_zpszqriusyh.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo IMG_0752_zpszqriusyh.jpg"/></a>

check this picture out I will tell more of the story tomorrow hopefully..
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on August 20, 2015, 09:14:08 PM
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c14/Mel-Jessop/IMG_0752_zpszqriusyh.jpg) (http://s24.photobucket.com/user/Mel-Jessop/media/IMG_0752_zpszqriusyh.jpg.html)
Title: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on August 20, 2015, 11:12:19 PM
Exactly right, a carbon fibre honeycomb in two scoobs out of the back, but, what about the other bat, this was the prototype (the exact one!) for the modulus but was only ever used by a few players, why? do any of you know?
Presumably the bonding wasn't great given the changes to the design? Or the MCC didn't like the construction?

I tried to buy a modulus years ago. The company I was buying from refused to send it out (it was mail order because in our part of the country they were hard to get), due to issues with the honeycomb falling out. They sent me a much more expensive Insignia in its place that was wonderful.

Anyone remember the Hunts County Eclipse from the early nineties? I've never seen one on here or ebay...


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Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Mel Jessop on August 21, 2015, 06:51:06 AM
The prototype was sliced open and filled with the carbon fibre honeycombe, something about making the bat stiffer but much lighter, it did go into production with no carbon fibre visible unlike the prototype which could be seen on the shoulders and toe I think, these bats went out with a few pros on an england tour I believe, Darren maddy being one of them, the bats from what I'm led to believe performed very well, but the MCC got involved and banned the use of carbon fibre, my neighbour and his friend, an owner of hunts county had meetings at MCC to fight there case but lost, at this point I believe the laws of bat making were changed to must be entirely made from wood, so my neighbour was instrumental in changes the laws of cricket.

On a side note , I don't remember the Eclipse but funnily enough I was servicing a boiler a few weeks ago when I spotted a bat in the corner of the cupboard, an Hunts County Eclipse, I really liked the shape of it tbh and took some photos, was thinking of having something similar made, I will post some pictures later of it.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on September 21, 2015, 05:34:50 PM
So here's something a little more.... Conventional. A decent acquisition thanks to Gumtree, here we have a GN Optimum 1000 Megastrike. Must be about 20 years old and given its size, it's fairly heavy on the pick up, even with a slight duckbill toe. It's certainly a well oiled example!

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Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: SwingAndMiss on September 22, 2015, 02:34:34 PM
Well oiled is an understatement! Good find
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Buzz on September 22, 2015, 02:55:07 PM
but what a beautiful bat.

You need to put a yellow grip on it so it can be a true robin smith bat.

@tim2000s - what you should do is take it to GN and get them to make a modern version of that bad - it would be awesome...
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on September 22, 2015, 02:56:19 PM
but what a beautiful bat.

You need to put a yellow grip on it so it can be a true robin smith bat.

@tim2000s - what you should do is take it to GN and get them to make a modern version of that bad - it would be awesome...
Funnily enough, I have a yellow grip just waiting to be unravelled and put into use, and as the old grip is shot....!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on September 22, 2015, 03:30:12 PM
Given the number of Vintage Bats I now have stashed away, I am tempted to arrange a CBF net session at the Oval in late October for a Vintage Bat Off. The only willow allowed has to be Vintage Willow...
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Cin88 on September 22, 2015, 04:04:03 PM
Given the number of Vintage Bats I now have stashed away, I am tempted to arrange a CBF net session at the Oval in late October for a Vintage Bat Off. The only willow allowed has to be Vintage Willow...

How vintage does the bat have to be? My oldest (and first ever) bat is only 6 years old from new.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on September 22, 2015, 04:27:43 PM
How vintage does the bat have to be? My oldest (and first ever) bat is only 6 years old from new.
We'r'e talking 80s and 90s really. Anything that is proper old school, before anyone had thought of overdrying or concaving...
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Buzz on September 22, 2015, 04:30:59 PM
I would be worried about breaking my bats :(
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on September 22, 2015, 04:33:00 PM
I would be worried about breaking my bats :(
Fattus can bowl his gentle inswingers and you can just defend against them... That should protect your bats!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Cin88 on September 22, 2015, 04:44:23 PM
We'r'e talking 80s and 90s really. Anything that is proper old school, before anyone had thought of overdrying or concaving...

That rules mine out then, although mine is actually quite traditional in shape and size. I'd have to borrow someone else's. That would mean having some major paranoia about breaking their bat though.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Gurujames on September 22, 2015, 04:53:10 PM
Great idea. Gutted I threw out my canvas pads at the start of the season. shame it's not nearer me. If anyone wants to borrow a 2.6 SS Turbo for the event let me know.  I would be happy that it was being used, no blame should anything untoward happen. looks knackered but 100% solid. Goes like the clappers too.
(http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah231/gurujames1/image.jpg2_zpsyitilhfe.jpg) (http://s1381.photobucket.com/user/gurujames1/media/image.jpg2_zpsyitilhfe.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: JB on September 22, 2015, 05:02:18 PM
So here's something a little more.... Conventional. A decent acquisition thanks to Gumtree, here we have a GN Optimum 1000 Megastrike. Must be about 20 years old and given its size, it's fairly heavy on the pick up, even with a slight duckbill toe. It's certainly a well oiled example!

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I've got one exactly the same but it hasn't been used at all. I'll try to upload some pics


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Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Cin88 on September 22, 2015, 05:12:00 PM
Great idea. Gutted I threw out my canvas pads at the start of the season. shame it's not nearer me. If anyone wants to borrow a 2.6 SS Turbo for the event let me know.  I would be happy that it was being used, no blame should anything untoward happen. looks knackered but 100% solid. Goes like the clappers too.
([url]http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah231/gurujames1/image.jpg2_zpsyitilhfe.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1381.photobucket.com/user/gurujames1/media/image.jpg2_zpsyitilhfe.jpg.html[/url])


I'd happily have a crack in the nets with it, if of course I can afford/get the day off to get myself down to the oval.
If anyone in Greater Manchester/Lancs regions would be interested in doing the same at Old Trafford then i'd be down for that as well.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: JB on September 22, 2015, 05:50:45 PM
Forgot to say as well, my optimum is a long handle
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: RF on September 22, 2015, 06:50:35 PM
I recently acquired this Slazenger V12 5 Star.
It's really light and has a great pick up.
I'm going to use it in a match next season.
Pics here
http://s1164.photobucket.com/user/russfletcher/library/Slazenger%20V12 (http://s1164.photobucket.com/user/russfletcher/library/Slazenger%20V12)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: JB on September 22, 2015, 07:43:13 PM
@tim2000s what stamp does yours have on the shoulder? Mine has a v
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Nmcgee on September 23, 2015, 12:22:32 AM
I recently acquired this Slazenger V12 5 Star.
It's really light and has a great pick up.
I'm going to use it in a match next season.
Pics here
[url]http://s1164.photobucket.com/user/russfletcher/library/Slazenger%20V12[/url] ([url]http://s1164.photobucket.com/user/russfletcher/library/Slazenger%20V12[/url])


That's a ripper Russ.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on September 23, 2015, 05:08:36 AM
@JB mine's an X.

@RF lovely V12!


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Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: trypewriter on September 23, 2015, 08:17:22 AM
I would be worried about breaking my bats :(

Me too!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on October 15, 2015, 06:43:28 PM
I picked this up off Gumtree for a massive £15 on collection. As far as I can tell, going on the solid bars on the stickers, it's a late eighties version of the Dynadrive in what I can only describe as amazing nick. It weighs in at 2lb 8oz and appears to have had very little use. The grip, although perished, is the original. I think I'll leave the pictures to speak for themselves...

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/15/91ef723138d21c7412136726b5d67bf1.jpg)

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And it's even complete with the Velour bat cover!

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Lovely!


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Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: SwingAndMiss on November 04, 2015, 11:08:08 PM
As I'm on a roll with the photobucket malarkey I thought I'd share this, v100 5 star. Lovely straight grains, hardly used, picked it up off eBay some time ago for 99p.
(http://i482.photobucket.com/albums/rr190/marmy10/DSCF7125%20233x800_zpsflprzjm3.jpg) (http://s482.photobucket.com/user/marmy10/media/DSCF7125%20233x800_zpsflprzjm3.jpg.html)http
(http://i482.photobucket.com/albums/rr190/marmy10/DSCF7126%20144x800_zpsg5turwfy.jpg) (http://s482.photobucket.com/user/marmy10/media/DSCF7126%20144x800_zpsg5turwfy.jpg.html)
Title: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on November 16, 2015, 08:41:45 PM
Recently acquired my first Fearnley of eBay for all of a fiver plus postage. It is a Magnum, in half decent nick, however the handle has been wrapped with electrical tape in lieu of a rubber and the toe appears to have never been oiled and may have got slightly wet. It's not the finest willow, probably 8 straight grains and has a thick old scuff sheet. It weighs in at a monstrous 2'8.

I'm not sure of the generation of the stickers, however it is an authentic Magnum shape. I got a cricket ball out and it still pinged magnificently. So much so I had to careful of the ceiling lights!

Here are a few pictures of a very cheap and very usable old cricket bat. I can see myself asking B3 to make an LB copy of this at some point.

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/11/16/29933ad34c5fdacf95d91d1be91c256a.jpg)

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/11/16/0158e75b41f7b147c75917e4be92782e.jpg)

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/11/16/bc560bd61b40c67d847baadf10ce3090.jpg)

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/11/16/aed30eb06e4da3add9a0b298e9895048.jpg)

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/11/16/5bd7c045e55a0564f311003a777c4d1a.jpg)

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Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Nmcgee on November 16, 2015, 10:29:38 PM
Nice addition to your already outstanding collection Tim.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: ned1968 on November 23, 2015, 10:55:38 PM
I have an original GN100 (before they were branded as "Scoop") - pristine condition and with the original black rubber grip undamaged (must be 35+ years old). Never touched a cricket ball - beautiful looking bat and almost as good as new
(http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah175/Ned1968/599347687_o_zpstkustnkk.jpg)
(http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah175/Ned1968/599347803_o_zps54btbx6o.jpg)
(http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah175/Ned1968/599347829_o_zpsimve1mbh.jpg)
(http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah175/Ned1968/599347795_o_zps8ouqxiuz.jpg)
(http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah175/Ned1968/599347727_o_zps4883hlty.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on November 23, 2015, 11:00:40 PM
A proper right handers bat too!


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Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Cover_Drive on November 24, 2015, 04:14:33 AM
I love those grips, I wonder why they aren't made anymore?
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: avkrish on November 24, 2015, 05:07:47 AM
I have an original GN100 (before they were branded as "Scoop") - pristine condition and with the original black rubber grip undamaged (must be 35+ years old). Never touched a cricket ball - beautiful looking bat and almost as good as new
([url]http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah175/Ned1968/599347687_o_zpstkustnkk.jpg[/url])


Beautiful bat, love it. GN100 was the first GN I had ever picked up.

Simple and classy stickers, wonder why GN changed these to the current type!!! Probably to prevent people pulling them off and fixing on third party bats?
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Northern monkey on November 24, 2015, 06:08:46 PM
Oh love that!
Proper time warp bat
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Mortimer on November 24, 2015, 10:40:59 PM
I love those grips, I wonder why they aren't made anymore?

Because textured / chevron / octopus grips were felt to give more grip. And retailers loved these new grips as they wore out batting gloves faster.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Dontfearthereaper on December 03, 2015, 12:12:02 PM
Hey @tim2000s can you post a picture of all your bats, I'd love to see your whole collection.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on December 03, 2015, 07:19:37 PM

Hey @tim2000s can you post a picture of all your bats, I'd love to see your whole collection.
That might have to wait a bit. Will need the missus to be away for a while so I can go into the loft and get them all out...


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Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Number4 on December 04, 2015, 06:49:04 AM
That might have to wait a bit. Will need the missus to be away for a while so I can go into the loft and get them all out...


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Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on December 04, 2015, 10:00:17 AM
Bok bok bok bjerk ( my best chicken impersonation )
I know where they'll end up should I not be aware of the "situation".... No bat bonfire in our house thank you!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Number4 on December 04, 2015, 10:41:19 AM
Bit like my household when I tell her (ask politely) I want another guitar  ;)
Title: Vintage Bats
Post by: Dontfearthereaper on December 12, 2015, 02:31:52 AM
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/11/bf66b8b3b8284f2ce6dd63043ffbf4b4.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/11/9eae44d621f85b881f865a1a9a354c18.jpg)

An old VR 5 Star I have just picked up. Unfortunately it has no front sticker.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: JB on December 30, 2015, 03:23:14 PM
Can't remember if id read on here that someone was after an old Hunts County Mettle, there is one on ebay at the moment

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hunts-County-METTLE-Cricket-Bat-/201493840949?hash=item2ee9f80435:g:LEMAAOSwxN5WbCiJ (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hunts-County-METTLE-Cricket-Bat-/201493840949?hash=item2ee9f80435:g:LEMAAOSwxN5WbCiJ)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Gboots on January 31, 2016, 07:35:27 AM
Picked up a GN Dynadrive (circa early 90s). Long lost cousin for my beloved Megapower. Pity about the badly damaged toe. Will never use this bat any way. I might use a flexible wood filler just to make it look better. Looks like it was used with a cheap ball. That said the original owner was sad to hand it over.
Would love to clean face but as it is polycoated I will risk damage to side stickers


(http://s10.postimg.org/6ng6pyuvp/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/6ng6pyuvp/)

(http://s10.postimg.org/mmyu9iqxh/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/mmyu9iqxh/)

(http://s10.postimg.org/574o7tryt/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/574o7tryt/)

(http://s10.postimg.org/6xnp9b9hx/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/6xnp9b9hx/)

(http://s10.postimg.org/64b3gp3h1/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/64b3gp3h1/)

(http://s10.postimg.org/7tk6orj6d/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/7tk6orj6d/)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: avkrish on January 31, 2016, 09:01:28 AM
Does any of the forumites own the GN Volcano, or better has done a review? I have not been able to get much details about this model other than an image of a brochure in http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=14156.0 (http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=14156.0)

Would really love to see some photos if someone has one. Even GN themselves said they do not have any images of this bat in their archives!!!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Gboots on February 11, 2016, 11:05:05 AM
Master Blaster with new grip

(http://s24.postimg.org/f3xbocnhd/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/f3xbocnhd/)

(http://s24.postimg.org/qcg3pvqox/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/qcg3pvqox/)

(http://s24.postimg.org/ukavyms4h/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ukavyms4h/)

(http://s24.postimg.org/yx4u3bbhd/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/yx4u3bbhd/)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: trypewriter on February 12, 2016, 02:14:07 PM
Does any of the forumites own the GN Volcano, or better has done a review? I have not been able to get much details about this model other than an image of a brochure in [url]http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=14156.0[/url] ([url]http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=14156.0[/url])

Would really love to see some photos if someone has one. Even GN themselves said they do not have any images of this bat in their archives!!!


I can remember seeing one in the flesh, and tbh it looked a bit different to that pic, from memory the 'sloping shoulders' had quite a long drop, longer than the Newbery excalibur of the same era. The Slazenger WG actually had tiny squared shoulders which were then sloped down.

In that era there was also the Symonds Bomber (I'm sure it was Super Bomber) shoulderless bat. https://www.facebook.com/SymondsTuskers/ (https://www.facebook.com/SymondsTuskers/)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: spoonbed on February 12, 2016, 09:54:16 PM
Talking of "slopeing" shoulders, my first bat ( mid/late eighties) was a Slazenger, white painted offering, with sloped shoulders.
I can't remember what it was called for the life of me- anybody have an idea?
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on February 22, 2016, 07:21:19 PM
So finally picked up one of these legendary Kook bats with "something special" glued to the back. This one is an Angry Beast Fibreglass, so you'd be correct in thinking the stiff back sticker is fibreglass and not graphite. It's in decent condition and weighs 2lb 11oz so is in my useable weight. Seems to knock up okay. Needs a coat of oil, but otherwise...

Here are the pictures!

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160222/306cf9f218d681558c5ce59c446783b6.jpg)

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160222/89f8ab51cebeaf543b80e99361386cd5.jpg)

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160222/1086a13e87ff9aec1332f93861465c37.jpg)

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160222/81eda296eaf1f5c9a56273092de80ff6.jpg)

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160222/2dae16a6fd32c28d689115f5d24380d7.jpg)

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160222/f2809e72ef07aec8af47231303e4ecd5.jpg)

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160222/78cb5f7f01d4a05f8caa7c6df6d5e470.jpg)


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Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Batbuddy99 on February 22, 2016, 08:31:38 PM
A guy at my club still used one of them until recently, been trying to replace it for ages but after every new bat he seemed to go back to the beast!

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Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: edge on February 23, 2016, 09:06:56 AM
Ohh for the days when £100 would buy you an absolute gun Kookaburra... I remember trying to flick a single and looking in surprise as the ball flew over the protective nets  at square leg and out of the ground with mine on more than one occasion. No exaggeration. Looks a nice bat Tim, I'd happily still use a Kahuna or Beast from that era. Out of interest, does anyone know who was making them in those years? About 2003-2007 I suppose.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on March 17, 2016, 09:05:17 AM
As I've gained a couple more interesting items from that wonderful vintage bat shop, ebay, and the missus is away over easter, I think the entire Vintage collection will have to come out and get a photo shoot.... Watch this space!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: SwingAndMiss on March 17, 2016, 09:57:50 AM
Looking forward to seeing that!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Dontfearthereaper on March 27, 2016, 09:16:36 AM
As I've gained a couple more interesting items from that wonderful vintage bat shop, ebay, and the missus is away over easter, I think the entire Vintage collection will have to come out and get a photo shoot.... Watch this space!

Paging @tim2000s, Paging @tim2000s,  You'd better get a hurry on as I think your wife will be back shortly!!! :)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on March 27, 2016, 01:31:38 PM
Paging @tim2000s, Paging @tim2000s,  You'd better get a hurry on as I think your wife will be back shortly!!! :)
I have a few days yet... :D
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on March 28, 2016, 04:38:10 PM
The bats made it out of the loft @Dontfearthereaper......

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/IMG_2967_zpskqbznqqo.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on March 28, 2016, 07:40:42 PM
So here is the complete collection of Vintage Bats that reside in my loft for most of the time. A rare day out to see the sun for them today (well, what there was of it).

First up, the Slazengers:

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/TJS_0331_zpsp0cvdvtt.jpg)

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/TJS_0334_zpsekzdxwlf.jpg)

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/TJS_0333_zpsqeogtbfi.jpg)

Then the Gray Nicholls with the new addition original GN500 Pro Balance:

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/TJS_0337_zpsz469mre4.jpg)

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/TJS_0338_zpslk7ugzdw.jpg)

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/TJS_0339_zps2gkbepv9.jpg)

The smallish collection of Hunts County bats, with  new Modulus, that has H on the handle, but is 0.25 inches shorter than a SH:

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/TJS_0332_zpsrqh8kt3h.jpg)

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/TJS_0335_zpspnkbrikf.jpg)

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/TJS_0336_zpspq5ltjhc.jpg)

And finally the bits and bobs bats. A couple of GMs and a couple of Kooks with funny back...

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/TJS_0340_zpsgnpoyfs2.jpg)

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/TJS_0341_zpsydhw5mns.jpg)

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/TJS_0342_zpsrzbii3dy.jpg)

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/TJS_0344_zpsgjxg2qoe.jpg)

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/TJS_0343_zpsqpiiesyc.jpg)

All in all, not so small a collection of elderly willow!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: smilley792 on March 28, 2016, 07:43:21 PM
Man, the two kooks I'm loving!!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on March 28, 2016, 07:50:28 PM
Man, the two kooks I'm loving!!

They're worth having just for the artwork!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: SwingAndMiss on March 28, 2016, 08:51:55 PM
Thank you!!! The diamond looks great!!!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Dontfearthereaper on March 28, 2016, 10:04:45 PM
Thanks @tim2000s they look fantastic.
The change in the Slazenger Panther direction is playing with my OCD though!!!

Cheers
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: velvetsky01 on March 28, 2016, 10:20:43 PM
Ah the amount of times iv seen a hunts county bat in the Wiltshire leagues....
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Nmcgee on March 28, 2016, 11:10:20 PM
Beautiful collection Tim. It's hard to pick out a favourite!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: avkrish on March 29, 2016, 05:32:54 AM
Can't view most of the photos on office computer due to restrictions!!! As many have said on many occasions on this forum, there should be a way members can upload the photos directly with perhaps a limit on number / size so that the server does not get clogged.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Kulli on March 29, 2016, 06:39:09 AM
Not many fat edges amongst that lot, but a fair few I wanted as a kid, that V500 is lovely for a low grade!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: trypewriter on March 29, 2016, 08:23:33 AM
What I particularly enjoy is the general lack of discernibly huge bows. Proper bats.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on March 29, 2016, 08:50:06 AM
Not many fat edges amongst that lot, but a fair few I wanted as a kid, that V500 is lovely for a low grade!
Believe it's the mid grade - IIRC they were lowest grade Super, Mid-grade Select and top grade 5*. Then later the Ultimate came along.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Kulli on March 29, 2016, 08:59:26 AM
Believe it's the mid grade - IIRC they were lowest grade Super, Mid-grade Select and top grade 5*. Then later the Ultimate came along.

Didn't know the Ultimate came along later, just presumed the Select was the 2nd lowest of 4, also have vague memories of a Supreme around the same time, maybe instead of the 5*.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: FattusCattus on March 29, 2016, 09:36:13 AM
Ooooooh - the Insignia and the V12 for me! Propa funky shapes.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: ppccopener on March 29, 2016, 09:56:20 AM
aside from the Vaping thread (!) this has got to be the best viewing on the forum  :)

I got 2 of David Milins pro bats(leics quick now an umpire I think) years ago, same style stickers as these and they were brilliant bats.
One was a Spirit and one an Insignia.

the original Dynadrive from the GN batch is my fav of these beauties shown above.

'they don't make them like they used to'  :)

Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on March 29, 2016, 03:00:58 PM
aside from the Vaping thread (!) this has got to be the best viewing on the forum  :)

I got 2 of David Milins pro bats(leics quick now an umpire I think) years ago, same style stickers as these and they were brilliant bats.
One was a Spirit and one an Insignia.

the original Dynadrive from the GN batch is my fav of these beauties shown above.

'they don't make them like they used to'  :)
Who do you think that Reflex came from...?

As an aside, if anyone wants specific profile shots, you've 24 hours to get the requests in. Then they go away and hide once more!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Chalkie on March 29, 2016, 05:29:20 PM
@tim2000s

Inspired by your vintage bats collection I popped into a couple of charity and antique shops whilst on hols in the South West and found a little bag of old bats and kit in one. There were 2 SS bats including an injection (in reasonable condition) an old GM like the one below from Cams Dad and a GN from the same era, plus a couple of other oldies. I haven't bought them yet, just wondering what sort of price one would usually expect to pay for these?


Managed to get my hands on this for a few minutes to take some pictures today.
It was given to my Dad by his Uncle, and it is from when he was still in school, making it about 60 years old (possibly older).

([url]http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/98ECFC67-7BAA-4836-8CDB-526717D439E8-875-000000BDA2F7D863_zpsbcd6c6c9.jpg[/url])
([url]http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/2A14DE26-182E-4417-8F7E-3B9B451DC8F6-875-000000BDA91FEE5B_zps6ac40a1c.jpg[/url])
([url]http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/30F7BB4F-1E23-4C15-AC8F-17011518D4DA-875-000000BDBF7E82EE_zpsd67dad1c.jpg[/url])
([url]http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/C70C374C-BBEE-41EC-9107-7E0ADCB1521C-875-000000BDCFA23486_zpsff087e63.jpg[/url])
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on March 29, 2016, 10:07:48 PM
@tim2000s

Inspired by your vintage bats collection I popped into a couple of charity and antique shops whilst on hols in the South West and found a little bag of old bats and kit in one. There were 2 SS bats including an injection (in reasonable condition) an old GM like the one below from Cams Dad and a GN from the same era, plus a couple of other oldies. I haven't bought them yet, just wondering what sort of price one would usually expect to pay for these?
From a charity shop I'd not expect to pay a lot in all honesty. What were they offered at?
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Chalkie on March 30, 2016, 07:12:02 PM
@tim2000s thanks for the advice. I went back to look at the bats in the antiques market and see if I could haggle the price down from £75.

Firstly they weren't in as good condition as I first thought, the writing on the old ones was pretty faded, and the Turbo injection had some toe damage hidden under tape. The seller wouldn't come down much (£60 was his best) so I decided to leave them.

But it has got me interested in vintage bats and I may well start a collection.

For all those that have already started theirs I have one question - What are peoples top 10 most wanted vintage bats (may need a new thread)?

 
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Alvaro on March 30, 2016, 07:15:46 PM
Start a new thread :)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: smilley792 on April 04, 2016, 09:38:42 AM
So I have a bat arrived which is described as vintage waiting for me when j arrive home.


(http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h76/smilley792/EF4C43D7-A5F0-47A2-981F-2C26E7E2806F_zpskixgvtag.jpg) (http://s61.photobucket.com/user/smilley792/media/EF4C43D7-A5F0-47A2-981F-2C26E7E2806F_zpskixgvtag.jpg.html)


Any guess? A clue it's also in @tim2000s collection.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Churchy1989 on April 04, 2016, 10:39:07 AM
So I have a bat arrived which is described as vintage waiting for me when j arrive home.

Any guess? A clue it's also in @tim2000s collection.

Looking at the shape and profile (with my X-Ray Glasses) its a Slazenger V1200.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Nmcgee on April 04, 2016, 10:47:20 AM
Perhaps a classic Hunts?
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Buzz on April 04, 2016, 11:05:14 AM
Did anyone on here pick up the fantastic looking Newbery Series 1 that was on ebay at the weekend?
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: JB on April 04, 2016, 12:30:34 PM
I'm guessing that you've got yourself a beast!!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: smilley792 on April 04, 2016, 05:38:56 PM
I'm guessing that you've got yourself a beast!!


Jb got it in one a kook angry beats.

But I'd say it's more a slightly miffed beast as it is pretty much dead in terms of its main expect.


(http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h76/smilley792/B0657DC9-E310-4EF1-A54C-31822BA5156F_zps6toxlg1s.jpg) (http://s61.photobucket.com/user/smilley792/media/B0657DC9-E310-4EF1-A54C-31822BA5156F_zps6toxlg1s.jpg.html)

(http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h76/smilley792/B2F17E6C-49E4-4597-978B-132DEBBE6061_zpsynhbba5q.jpg) (http://s61.photobucket.com/user/smilley792/media/B2F17E6C-49E4-4597-978B-132DEBBE6061_zpsynhbba5q.jpg.html)

(http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h76/smilley792/04D5F3AD-E544-45C3-8032-70FE23749F5E_zps4zqfujl4.jpg) (http://s61.photobucket.com/user/smilley792/media/04D5F3AD-E544-45C3-8032-70FE23749F5E_zps4zqfujl4.jpg.html)

From a distance not to bad, close up a different story.

The face has been sanded with a file? Or rasp? Or 40 grit sandpaper? Huge mess and stickers ruined through sanding.

Back not inch better.
Majority of the plastic sheet has been damaged and dented, and replaced by marker pen! A sharpie ruining any for once. Stickers in a poor condition too.

There's also a crack through it on the toe.

(http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h76/smilley792/BADCC9A1-4EAF-44AE-BD2A-8BC0961D1180_zpswqarbtra.jpg) (http://s61.photobucket.com/user/smilley792/media/BADCC9A1-4EAF-44AE-BD2A-8BC0961D1180_zpswqarbtra.jpg.html)

(http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h76/smilley792/17C38AB2-6DD0-4D30-959E-5C64F72739C6_zps0igzm5jt.jpg) (http://s61.photobucket.com/user/smilley792/media/17C38AB2-6DD0-4D30-959E-5C64F72739C6_zps0igzm5jt.jpg.html)

Even though it cost me less than 40 quid I'm still highly disappointed.

Now do I leave and just have it as a collection piece for stickers?

Try to clean up and remove the bad refurb job bits?

Or fully refurb and replace the rear sheet with a method I've wanted to do for a while now? Hmm decisions.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: hanif on April 04, 2016, 05:43:51 PM
Might be worth contacting kookaburra to see if they have any of these classic stickers left, They will refurb and re-sticker but it is likely to cot you as much as you paid for the bat. But it would be in mint condition.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Tom on April 04, 2016, 06:55:40 PM
Sorry to disappoint but that looks like one of the Indian range Angry Beasts, which were made from Kashmir willow and had painted (not fibreglass/carbon) backs
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: smilley792 on April 04, 2016, 07:07:48 PM
Sorry to disappoint but that looks like one of the Indian range Angry Beasts, which were made from Kashmir willow and had painted (not fibreglass/carbon) backs

Your probably right, collection piece it is for stickers.


It also weighs 3.1 not the 2.15 as advertised.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: JB on April 04, 2016, 07:28:54 PM
Knew you'd wanted one of these for a while, it's a shame it's not in the condition you wanted! Hopefully you'll find one, I'll keep an eye out
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: JB on April 04, 2016, 07:29:45 PM
Also, that Ghost is awesome!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on April 04, 2016, 08:44:15 PM
Sorry to disappoint but that looks like one of the Indian range Angry Beasts, which were made from Kashmir willow and had painted (not fibreglass/carbon) backs
I spotted that one on eBay too. There is a giveaway on the real ones so it's obvious they have the graphite or fibreglass backs. You can see it on mine.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Churchy1989 on April 05, 2016, 09:05:22 AM

The face has been sanded with a file? Or rasp? Or 40 grit sandpaper? Huge mess and stickers ruined through sanding.

Try to clean up and remove the bad refurb job bits?

Or fully refurb and replace the rear sheet with a method I've wanted to do for a while now? Hmm decisions.

I got a Bat from the same seller, it was really bably 'refurbed' but doing it myself it came up a realy Treat!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on April 14, 2016, 08:35:30 AM
Having had a fairly fruitful time on eBay recently, I spotted something that peaked my interest. A Stuart Surridge 333 Turbo. Now there are a few of these around the place and they come up fairly frequently, however this one had some very unusual stickers. They say "Custom Made". You don't see that very often.

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_3145_zpsudmfidll.jpg)

So I went in on the Buy It Now price. And bought it. And I am not disappointed. Why not?

Because this is one of those rarest of beasts. A Graham Gooch-style laminated Turbo 333 with a Lamitoe. Rare as that proverbial rocking horse doo dar and usually very expensive, it has turned out to be a bargain. Very pleased with myself for spotting it!

The join can be seen in this picture:

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/Mobile%20Uploads/FullSizeRender_zpsvwp3eikt.jpg)

One more rarity to come. Pictures when I get it...
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: reimannspencer on April 14, 2016, 09:19:37 AM
I love the red and blue on that bat
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Nmcgee on April 14, 2016, 09:43:49 AM
Another cracking find @tim2000s

I'd love one of these too. It'd be way too heavy for me but I'd still like one. Very, very rare in Aus.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Chalkie on April 17, 2016, 09:45:08 PM
I have seen a couple of GM county's knocking about on selling sites. I think they are from the 1980s - would they be considered a bat worth having in a vintage collection, or a bit run of the mill?
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: SirScottiod on April 19, 2016, 07:43:16 AM
Found this little nugget whilst searching for some back up keeping gear

(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq200/scottrollinson/20160418_133632_zpseryl9fag.jpg) (http://s447.photobucket.com/user/scottrollinson/media/20160418_133632_zpseryl9fag.jpg.html)

(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq200/scottrollinson/20160418_133710_zps5x7nrhbz.jpg) (http://s447.photobucket.com/user/scottrollinson/media/20160418_133710_zps5x7nrhbz.jpg.html)

(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq200/scottrollinson/20160418_133646_zpsaietqvoq.jpg) (http://s447.photobucket.com/user/scottrollinson/media/20160418_133646_zpsaietqvoq.jpg.html)

(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq200/scottrollinson/20160418_133658_zpsaliv71oi.jpg) (http://s447.photobucket.com/user/scottrollinson/media/20160418_133658_zpsaliv71oi.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on April 19, 2016, 07:52:55 PM
Here is the second of what I like to consider my rarest finds. Why is it one of those? Well these don't come up that often. And when they do, they're not usually in great nick. Why are these so rare? That's thanks to a little bit of scrapping between two of the larger batmakers of the time. But first, here it is. A Slazenger V800, Mark I, or Cat's Eye, in excellent condition and weighiing in at 2lb 9.7oz.

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/IMG_3192_zpsgcpvr4yh.jpg)

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/IMG_3194_zpsdqzjcbul.jpg)

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/IMG_3196_zpshygvicep.jpg)

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/IMG_3198_zpsxz7ivynf.jpg)

(http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/IMG_3199_zpsstoi4tzo.jpg)

Now, why the rarity? Well, this was down to the fact that Gray Nicolls had patents out on the Scoop and on multiple scoops, and they felt that this bat infringed on those patents and went after Slazenger. As a result it was around for about a season, before Slazenger redesigned the V800 to remove the wonderful cat's eyes and produce the much inferior slotted edge version, or Mark II.

This has long been a favourite of mine and thanks to Gray Nics has long been hard to find. Enjoy...!

Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Woodyspin on April 19, 2016, 08:14:07 PM
Love the history on this! GM actually did this to a current small manufacturer with name similarity.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Danny1981 on April 19, 2016, 08:16:27 PM
I had one of them v800s back in the day. I cant remember what model it was but I know it wasn't the ultimate. I think it was around 1998 and (still cant believe I did this) I put it in cash generator for £12
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: well past my peak on April 19, 2016, 08:38:00 PM
Here is the second of what I like to consider my rarest finds.

now that's a great find well do tim, if I was going to collect bats that would be a prize one for me.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Reidy2000 on April 22, 2016, 01:55:40 PM
Just happened to find these gathering dust in the loft, finally brought back into the light

Kookaburra Bubble 5 Star
Kookaburra Beast (Indian version)
Hunts County Modulus

(http://i63.tinypic.com/25rz2tt.jpg)
(http://i67.tinypic.com/c5847.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Chalkie on April 22, 2016, 05:10:48 PM
So my new job means I go for a road trip to some corner of England once a month. This week I managed to pick up a couple of vintage bats on my travels. Not knowing much about old bats I would welcome opinions/info on what I picked up.

First up is this - advert was for a cover which apparently came with an old bat....

(http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o744/alasdairwhite/image_zpspapkbciu.png) (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/alasdairwhite/media/image_zpspapkbciu.png.html)

You can never have too many covers so I agreed to buy it and take a chance on the bat - and this is what was inside when I picked it up.


(http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o744/alasdairwhite/image_zps0btm9uw2.jpeg) (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/alasdairwhite/media/image_zps0btm9uw2.jpeg.html)

(http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o744/alasdairwhite/image_zpstj51ml3y.jpeg) (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/alasdairwhite/media/image_zpstj51ml3y.jpeg.html)

I have taken the tape and twine off to find the face wasn't too bad, but there have been some repairs to the toe that could do with a tidy up.

(http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o744/alasdairwhite/image_zps4mw1k5zq.jpeg) (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/alasdairwhite/media/image_zps4mw1k5zq.jpeg.html)


It is SH, weighs 2.8 and has 8 grains - taps up pretty well with a ball.  As the face is already 2 different colours I plan to give it a light refurb/repair.



The second bat is this Stuart Surridge Neil Harvey Autograph 2 star which I believe dates from mid 1950s, as Surridge sponsored Harvey after he scored over 2000 runs in the 1953 Ashes tour of England. This was found in the sellers loft so they couldn't tell me much about it, and I can't find much info on line other than some notes on the Bonhams website when then  sold a signed SS NH from the 1956 Ashes tour - their write up suggested the Aussie team commissioned some of these bats


(http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o744/alasdairwhite/image_zpssc3a3a3y.jpeg) (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/alasdairwhite/media/image_zpssc3a3a3y.jpeg.html)

The willow is in great shape for its age, and although I would like to clean it up think I should leave this one alone as it will either damage the branding or end up with a 2 tone face if I stay well clear of the writing.

One question - it doesn't have any markings to to suggest it was not an adult bat, but it only measures 32.75 inches long and weighs just 2.4lbs - so is this likely to be a Harrow or just a small men's - did they tend to use smaller bats back then?
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: SwingAndMiss on April 22, 2016, 06:16:21 PM
Proper vintage! Happy hunting
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Tom on April 24, 2016, 10:28:26 PM
(http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTAwMFg3NTA=/z/v-MAAOSw~oFXDi48/$_57.JPG)
(http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTAwMFg3NTA=/z/7AcAAOSw2GlXDi4~/$_57.JPG)

Just picked this up off eBay for not much. Looks pretty much unused.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on April 25, 2016, 06:07:38 AM
The classic right handed bat!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: RageofKlugman on April 25, 2016, 07:02:12 AM
I've got one of those GN Supertests, but in nothing like that condition! What sort of era do they date from?
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Number4 on April 25, 2016, 07:02:53 AM
The classic right handed bat!

Wonder if the edge sizes are different as well like the GM's use to have  :D
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Mattsky on April 25, 2016, 10:50:08 AM
Lovely old stick. Looks ready for action!
Wouldn't it be a lefthander's bat though?
The scooped toe on the right-hand edge of the bat would be in a natural position when a lefthander takes their guard, no? Happy to be enlightened, mind.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Boondougal on April 25, 2016, 11:19:35 AM
Here is the second of what I like to consider my rarest finds. Why is it one of those? Well these don't come up that often. And when they do, they're not usually in great nick. Why are these so rare? That's thanks to a little bit of scrapping between two of the larger batmakers of the time. But first, here it is. A Slazenger V800, Mark I, or Cat's Eye, in excellent condition and weighiing in at 2lb 9.7oz.

Now, why the rarity? Well, this was down to the fact that Gray Nicolls had patents out on the Scoop and on multiple scoops, and they felt that this bat infringed on those patents and went after Slazenger. As a result it was around for about a season, before Slazenger redesigned the V800 to remove the wonderful cat's eyes and produce the much inferior slotted edge version, or Mark II.

This has long been a favourite of mine and thanks to Gray Nics has long been hard to find. Enjoy...!

That is a serious collectors bat right there... great find Tim.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Churchy1989 on April 25, 2016, 12:49:01 PM
I was tempted to give that a bid and tidy it up, ended up getting a H4L Hattori G2.

It does look like a Lefty stick @Mattsky, unless the image has been mirrored?
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Chalkie on May 04, 2016, 08:12:37 PM
So the other bats I picked up on my recent trip were these 2 signed SH vintage GMs, both from the same seller who was involved with Notts County CC (not as a player).

(http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o744/alasdairwhite/image_zpsphlkv9w4.jpeg) (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/alasdairwhite/media/image_zpsphlkv9w4.jpeg.html)


The one on the right has been signed by the England and NZ teams on the 1986 NZ tour. The seller won it in a blind auction at a the club dinner after the Trent Bridge test match that year.

I checked the records and NZ won that test by 8 wickets with Hadley taking 10 for 140 (off 55.1 overs), passing 1200 test wickets, and Gower also passed 6000 test runs in the game. Interestingly with one run required by NZ Gatting invited Gower to bowl, he apparently intentionally threw his first ball which the Ump no-balled and was hit by Martin Crowe for 4 - anyone on here remember that?

Some nice history and signatures from great cricketers (how many can you recognise?), so really pleased to have picked this up.

(http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o744/alasdairwhite/image_zpsrl0a12dy.jpeg) (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/alasdairwhite/media/image_zpsrl0a12dy.jpeg.html)


The other GM (on the left) is apparently from Bruce French's 1991 benefit year at Notts, again picked up at a club dinner. The signatures have faded, it looks like something was spilt on it, may see if a little oil or wax will help bring them out.

This particular bat is a lovely shape, 8 grains, with 25mm edges and a 55mm spine, no concaving (actually almost convex), it is the bigger of the two but remarkably it only weighs 2lb 4.8oz, and taps up really well.

(http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o744/alasdairwhite/image_zps1ejcuskg.jpeg) (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/alasdairwhite/media/image_zps1ejcuskg.jpeg.html)

(http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o744/alasdairwhite/image_zpsrlukoi5e.jpeg) (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/alasdairwhite/media/image_zpsrlukoi5e.jpeg.html)


Haven't decided what to do with this one - I may sell it on if there are any Notts fans out there, or I may give it a good refurb and try it out in a match.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Buzz on May 04, 2016, 08:17:25 PM
The players will be this lot...
http://m.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/current/match/63436.html (http://m.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/current/match/63436.html)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Alvaro on May 04, 2016, 08:28:39 PM
That is a bloody long tail with Kenya's Derek Pringle ar six!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Chalkie on May 04, 2016, 08:56:33 PM
The players will be this lot...
[url]http://m.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/current/match/63436.html[/url] ([url]http://m.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/current/match/63436.html[/url])


That's cheating... I was hoping people would say what signatures they recognise or remember as playing that era
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on May 05, 2016, 12:39:51 PM

This particular bat is a lovely shape, 8 grains, with 25mm edges and a 55mm spine, no concaving (actually almost convex), it is the bigger of the two but remarkably it only weighs 2lb 4.8oz, and taps up really well.

Haven't decided what to do with this one - I may sell it on if there are any Notts fans out there, or I may give it a good refurb and try it out in a match.
I'm fairly sure these "The County" bats were made specifically for signatures. The ones that players were using at the time were the Maestro and the Diamond was introduced in 1991. I think the Cannon and Maxi were still going too. There was also the lower grade Striker. 
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: SwingAndMiss on May 05, 2016, 06:23:13 PM
I'm fairly sure these "The County" bats were made specifically for signatures. The ones that players were using at the time were the Maestro and the Diamond was introduced in 1991. I think the Cannon and Maxi were still going too. There was also the lower grade Striker.

Think the maxi was slightly later?? Cavalier and imperial were also around with maestro I believe.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Mortimer on May 05, 2016, 07:40:53 PM
I've got one of those GN Supertests, but in nothing like that condition! What sort of era do they date from?

As GN changed to that shade of red in 1977, Late 70s , possibly early 80s.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Chalkie on May 05, 2016, 09:45:49 PM
I'm fairly sure these "The County" bats were made specifically for signatures.

@tim2000s  If these were made specifically for signatures why use what appears to be such a decent piece of low density willow, with minimal blemishes (even on the back)?
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Tom on May 05, 2016, 09:55:26 PM
Are they definitely salix alba caerulea?
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Tom on May 08, 2016, 07:24:50 PM
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Kookaburra-Pure-Beast-Long-Blade-Graphite-Cricket-Bat-/322101682500?hash=item4afec1a144:g:2doAAOSw5b1XI2B- (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Kookaburra-Pure-Beast-Long-Blade-Graphite-Cricket-Bat-/322101682500?hash=item4afec1a144:g:2doAAOSw5b1XI2B-)

A chance for someone to get their hands on the Fibreglass beast
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: SwingAndMiss on May 10, 2016, 08:53:50 AM
In silver?? Never seen that before
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Tom on May 10, 2016, 09:04:17 AM
This was the slightly lower grade of Beast, they had a Carbon fibre at the top end. Fibreglass in the middle end which was silver.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on May 10, 2016, 09:19:52 AM
Would make sense as fibreglass is a cheaper material to produce than Carbon fibre.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: roco on May 10, 2016, 09:24:38 AM
looks like he tried to sell it for 70 before and got no bids but put it back up for 70

is it worth that?

Not sure where this model lay in the range
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on May 10, 2016, 09:47:38 AM
This was the slightly lower grade of Beast, they had a Carbon fibre at the top end. Fibreglass in the middle end which was silver.
The sticker on this one quotes Graphite + Fibreglass. The Fibreglass one I have is blue, and the graphite one is black.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Tom on May 10, 2016, 10:01:20 AM
Thanks Tim, @roco think this was just below the top end. Probably G2 English Willow.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: billyb on May 10, 2016, 01:33:19 PM
I remember that 'The Beast' was the top model.
Pure Beast
Angry Beast
Lowest was the 'Little Beast' (Kashmir).

Think I might have missed one though
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Tom on May 10, 2016, 02:50:22 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/rIB5lHW.png)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: billyb on May 10, 2016, 03:38:30 PM
LOOK HOW CHEAP IT WAS BACK THEN!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on May 10, 2016, 07:35:43 PM
£180 for a top of the range bat, those were the days...
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: bruggers100 on May 11, 2016, 12:13:17 PM
£180 for a top of the range bat, those were the days...

I remember top of the range bats being no more than £100 !  That was 25+ years ago though.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: billyb on May 11, 2016, 12:24:48 PM
I remember top of the range bats being no more than £100 !  That was 25+ years ago though.

But do you remember the days of the 10p Freddo?
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Andythomo21 on May 14, 2016, 11:04:15 AM
Had the pleasure to receive these 3 beauties through the post a couple of days ago.  Now these define the definition of 'Vintage Bats' from the era I was brought up playing cricket.  All 3 are totally unused, spotless with the original grips on.  What a find!  :D

URL=http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/Andythomo21/media/image.jpg1_zpsft2ymniw.jpg.html](http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah32/Andythomo21/image.jpg1_zpsft2ymniw.jpg)[/URL]

URL=http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/Andythomo21/media/image.jpg2_zps95vybl7z.jpg.html](http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah32/Andythomo21/image.jpg2_zps95vybl7z.jpg)[/URL]

URL=http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/Andythomo21/media/image.jpg5_zpspaa6dbni.jpg.html](http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah32/Andythomo21/image.jpg5_zpspaa6dbni.jpg)[/URL]

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah32/Andythomo21/image.jpg3_zpsu5ck4xuv.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/Andythomo21/media/image.jpg3_zpsu5ck4xuv.jpg.html)

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah32/Andythomo21/image.jpg4_zpsnzcfxuv7.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/Andythomo21/media/image.jpg4_zpsnzcfxuv7.jpg.html)

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah32/Andythomo21/image.jpg6_zpst0oyfd1r.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/Andythomo21/media/image.jpg6_zpst0oyfd1r.jpg.html)

URL=http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/Andythomo21/media/image.jpg7_zpsqkqa1mof.jpg.html](http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah32/Andythomo21/image.jpg7_zpsqkqa1mof.jpg)[/URL]

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah32/Andythomo21/image.jpg8_zpsdtpyaoz1.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/Andythomo21/media/image.jpg8_zpsdtpyaoz1.jpg.html)

URL=http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/Andythomo21/media/image.jpg9_zpsjrvquaxc.jpg.html](http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah32/Andythomo21/image.jpg9_zpsjrvquaxc.jpg)[/URL]
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: SwingAndMiss on May 14, 2016, 11:52:23 AM
So jealous!!! Great finds, especially the ultimate in such great condition!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Ridenmarke on May 14, 2016, 01:47:21 PM
Wow what a wonderful trio. Great find there.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Andythomo21 on May 14, 2016, 02:32:16 PM
So jealous!!! Great finds, especially the ultimate in such great condition!

Couldn't believe it when they arrived! The pics I saw looked pretty good but they've been oiled by the previous owner and then completely unused.  He must have had some unbelievable match bats for these to go untouched!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: sarg on May 18, 2016, 05:21:40 AM
Love the Ultimate shape. Best bat I have used. Never wanted to stop playing with mine and then all of a sudden it went dead. Purchased other bats big edge bats since and when I didn't like them I tried it again and it still felt good. retired it now. 
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: ridhuan on May 18, 2016, 10:09:11 AM
omg!kook bubble, i still have mine, re sticker it to the latest bubble sticker
, will post pic soon
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: well past my peak on May 18, 2016, 10:56:26 AM
awesome buying, Any idea what grade the bubble 5 star is?
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: SwingAndMiss on May 18, 2016, 12:49:24 PM
awesome buying, Any idea what grade the bubble 5 star is?
It's looks top grade, think it was second in range behind LE
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: dannyhall04 on May 18, 2016, 07:24:05 PM

Some nice history and signatures from great cricketers (how many can you recognise?), so really pleased to have picked this up.

([url]http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o744/alasdairwhite/image_zpsrl0a12dy.jpeg[/url]) ([url]http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/alasdairwhite/media/image_zpsrl0a12dy.jpeg.html[/url])


Without looking it up, ones I have an idea of;

Gatting
Gower
Gooch
French?
Thomas?
Emburey?
?
?
?
Moxon
Willey?
Small
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: skip1973 on May 18, 2016, 11:12:00 PM
I can see small willey
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Mortimer on May 19, 2016, 07:59:00 PM
I think the one above Moxon is Bill Athey, and there might be a Phil Edmunds in there  as well.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: well past my peak on May 20, 2016, 08:45:34 AM
I was always a bit of a Mark Waugh fan, and I can clearly remeber him blazing away with his Slazenger V100, like thishttp://4.bp.blogspot.com/-jYQvXJWOI2U/UR2ADBNUUjI/AAAAAAAAATA/xsX4O8Byso8/s1600/1992+Mark+Waugh+Slazenger.jpg (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-jYQvXJWOI2U/UR2ADBNUUjI/AAAAAAAAATA/xsX4O8Byso8/s1600/1992+Mark+Waugh+Slazenger.jpg)

anyone on the forum get the pleasure of using such a bat?
What were they like?
Were the made in the UK or Aus or Both?
and where are the Slazengers being made now days?
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: SwingAndMiss on May 20, 2016, 09:48:23 AM
As I'm on a roll with the photobucket malarkey I thought I'd share this, v100 5 star. Lovely straight grains, hardly used, picked it up off eBay some time ago for 99p.
([url]http://i482.photobucket.com/albums/rr190/marmy10/DSCF7125%20233x800_zpsflprzjm3.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s482.photobucket.com/user/marmy10/media/DSCF7125%20233x800_zpsflprzjm3.jpg.html[/url])http
([url]http://i482.photobucket.com/albums/rr190/marmy10/DSCF7126%20144x800_zpsg5turwfy.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s482.photobucket.com/user/marmy10/media/DSCF7126%20144x800_zpsg5turwfy.jpg.html[/url])
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on May 20, 2016, 10:21:38 AM
I was always a bit of a Mark Waugh fan, and I can clearly remeber him blazing away with his Slazenger V100, like thishttp://4.bp.blogspot.com/-jYQvXJWOI2U/UR2ADBNUUjI/AAAAAAAAATA/xsX4O8Byso8/s1600/1992+Mark+Waugh+Slazenger.jpg ([url]http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-jYQvXJWOI2U/UR2ADBNUUjI/AAAAAAAAATA/xsX4O8Byso8/s1600/1992+Mark+Waugh+Slazenger.jpg[/url])

anyone on the forum get the pleasure of using such a bat?
What were they like?
Were the made in the UK or Aus or Both?
and where are the Slazengers being made now days?


If you go back through this topic: http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=11959.msg506564;topicseen#msg506564 (http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=11959.msg506564;topicseen#msg506564)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: well past my peak on May 20, 2016, 11:16:09 AM
cheers Tim, looks a nice stick
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on May 20, 2016, 08:53:56 PM
Mate has got a DF Magnum that he's looking to sell if anyone wants to acquire it for their collection?

(http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq167/tom_ayrtek/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-05/D6FD2D62-AD36-4E06-B374-F4C095ED1AFD.jpg) (http://s444.photobucket.com/user/tom_ayrtek/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-05/D6FD2D62-AD36-4E06-B374-F4C095ED1AFD.jpg.html)(http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq167/tom_ayrtek/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-05/B13825C3-EB7A-4743-BA41-A79B263CD9DB.jpg) (http://s444.photobucket.com/user/tom_ayrtek/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-05/B13825C3-EB7A-4743-BA41-A79B263CD9DB.jpg.html)(http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq167/tom_ayrtek/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-05/3C217A84-9180-4490-9196-22C06AC7B3A9.jpg) (http://s444.photobucket.com/user/tom_ayrtek/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-05/3C217A84-9180-4490-9196-22C06AC7B3A9.jpg.html)(http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq167/tom_ayrtek/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-05/B2821992-DD68-4B5E-85EC-8376A3945AD7.jpg) (http://s444.photobucket.com/user/tom_ayrtek/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-05/B2821992-DD68-4B5E-85EC-8376A3945AD7.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Nmcgee on May 21, 2016, 03:47:26 AM
There's a clean looking V100 5star up for auction on Aussie eBay at the moment. Just to be clear, I'm not the seller. I might just throw in a sneaky bid though.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: well past my peak on May 21, 2016, 06:39:49 AM
There's a clean looking V100 5star up for auction on Aussie eBay at the moment. Just to be clear, I'm not the seller. I might just throw in a sneaky bid though.

yes thanks I have seen it but apparently has a shoulder crack so I have rule that one out.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Nmcgee on May 21, 2016, 07:02:43 AM
yes thanks I have seen it but apparently has a shoulder crack so I have rule that one out.

Really? Good to know. No mention of that in the item description.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: phil_le_stine on May 28, 2016, 10:13:26 AM
Hi there here are my 15 bats I have collected since returning to the crease last season one is a particular rare bat hope you all like the Duncan fearnley run reaper aka the cheese grater or the spaghetti strainer  am having real difficulties upload pics what is the problem?
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Biggie Smalls on June 30, 2016, 05:46:29 PM
Yeah 1988 would be close I reckon...just trying to remember how old I was when I had it.

David Boon used one for a bit and also Simon O'Donnell...Thats why I bought one...lol

Pic of Atherton using one as well.

[url]http://worldcricketwatch.com/stories/feature/introducing-the-old-school-cricket-bats-hall-of-fame/[/url] ([url]http://worldcricketwatch.com/stories/feature/introducing-the-old-school-cricket-bats-hall-of-fame/[/url])


The powerspot classic was my first bat . I think i got it in 87 . It was a 'David Gower Signature / Limited Edition' . I wanted a scoop . When my mum came home with the powerspot i almost cried . It was a cracking bat though . A number of  years later i got a blue spotted powerspot (the one Michael Slater used ) . Seeing pictures of this bat just reminded me of when my bat collecting bug started .
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Biggie Smalls on June 30, 2016, 05:54:28 PM
Adding further to the list, I have recently acquired this less than common specimen.

This is the Stuart Surridge Contour, a bat that I wouldn't be surprised to be related to the the Turbo, bu tI'm not sure whether it is a predecessor or a descendant. Any enlightenment would be appreciated. This specimen says on the sticker "A lighter weight bat with heavyweight power from the unique curved back".

In this particular version, I suspect that the power all comes from the weight. When I picked it up I thought it was 2lb 13 or 14 oz. On the scales it comes in at a whopping 3lb. There isn't a lot of wood there for the weight, which is why i am inclined to believe that it is a predecessor to the Turbo.

As you can see in the pictures, it is effectively the opposite of the concaving we have now, with a curved back and no clear spine. I've no idea when it was designed, but I'm guessing early to mid-eighties. It states that it is a Supreme model, which I guess is probably a mid-range willow, and it has been heavily oiled... I think I remember the sports shop when I was at school having one, but I can't be sure, and that would be late eighties.

With the mallet, it doesn't seem to rebound all that specially, and wielding it, one wonders how you might get the ball off the square, without excellent timing, but I've found that with the Turbo as well.

So here we go, some pictures of a rarely seen bat.

([url]http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/2011-08-01200807.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/2011-08-01200830.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/2011-08-01200820.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/2011-08-01200450.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/tim2000s/2011-08-01200844.jpg[/url])


S.S bats with blue in the stickers came out rather late in the piece...early nineties i think . So ghis is way newer than the turbo .
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on June 30, 2016, 08:02:10 PM
S.S bats with blue in the stickers came out rather late in the piece...early nineties i think . So ghis is way newer than the turbo .
The Turbo Gooch used in 1990 had blue stickers, and I remember the sports shop in my town when at school having one of these when I was 14. Definitely late eighties/v early nineties.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Mattsky on July 01, 2016, 08:07:03 AM
"Lighter weight bat..."
Lighter than what? The tree that it came from?

It's not a looker is it - but a nice collector's piece.
With that amount of wood at the back, you'd expect it to go. If you can lift it.  :D

Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Mattsky on July 02, 2016, 07:00:36 PM
I've been on the lookout for a bit of Duncan Fearnley willow action for a while, and picked up this cheeky classic coming in at 2lb 10oz from fleabay...

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e110/Yautja_Zelda/Duncan%20Fearnley%20Attack/20160606_193302.jpg) (http://s38.photobucket.com/user/Yautja_Zelda/media/Duncan%20Fearnley%20Attack/20160606_193302.jpg.html)

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e110/Yautja_Zelda/Duncan%20Fearnley%20Attack/20160606_193503.jpg) (http://s38.photobucket.com/user/Yautja_Zelda/media/Duncan%20Fearnley%20Attack/20160606_193503.jpg.html)

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e110/Yautja_Zelda/Duncan%20Fearnley%20Attack/20160606_193536.jpg) (http://s38.photobucket.com/user/Yautja_Zelda/media/Duncan%20Fearnley%20Attack/20160606_193536.jpg.html)

So after a bit of TLC and a lot of sanding and waxing later...

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e110/Yautja_Zelda/Duncan%20Fearnley%20Attack/20160621_192002.jpg) (http://s38.photobucket.com/user/Yautja_Zelda/media/Duncan%20Fearnley%20Attack/20160621_192002.jpg.html)

With new grip, counterbalanced handle and shoe goo, she's now 2lb 12oz. Not the prettiest bat, but it's very satisfying to restore an old classic back to match readiness.
I even gave the bat cover a good clean.

I did indeed attack with Ian Botham on President's Day, and she still goes!
Not my regular match bat, but a bit of a fondly remembered classic to some to bring out on special occasions.  :D

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e110/Yautja_Zelda/Duncan%20Fearnley%20Attack/20160621_080950.jpg) (http://s38.photobucket.com/user/Yautja_Zelda/media/Duncan%20Fearnley%20Attack/20160621_080950.jpg.html)

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e110/Yautja_Zelda/Duncan%20Fearnley%20Attack/20160621_081005.jpg) (http://s38.photobucket.com/user/Yautja_Zelda/media/Duncan%20Fearnley%20Attack/20160621_081005.jpg.html)

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e110/Yautja_Zelda/Duncan%20Fearnley%20Attack/20160621_081026.jpg) (http://s38.photobucket.com/user/Yautja_Zelda/media/Duncan%20Fearnley%20Attack/20160621_081026.jpg.html)

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e110/Yautja_Zelda/Duncan%20Fearnley%20Attack/20160621_081042.jpg) (http://s38.photobucket.com/user/Yautja_Zelda/media/Duncan%20Fearnley%20Attack/20160621_081042.jpg.html)

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e110/Yautja_Zelda/Duncan%20Fearnley%20Attack/20160621_0813141.jpg) (http://s38.photobucket.com/user/Yautja_Zelda/media/Duncan%20Fearnley%20Attack/20160621_0813141.jpg.html)




Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Sitonit on July 09, 2016, 06:21:13 PM
Does anyone have an SP bat?
I remember, long time ago, they used to have mitten type batting gloves, and notice that Pakistan's Younus Khan used an SP bat a few years ago during an Autralia tour.

Is the company still in business?
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Biggie Smalls on July 10, 2016, 03:55:00 AM
Saint Peter (sp) bats are still around , i think . I googled it just now and a place in Oz are/were selling them . The stickers looked very s.s like .
Title: picked up a SS Turbo for my boy
Post by: stampy1 on July 21, 2016, 08:06:52 AM
first post! Great forum BTW guys :)

Just got back from a 4-week holiday back home (UK) from Oz, and took my two boys back to where it all started (Herefordshire)
My folks live in a cottage literally backing onto my old club ground (out the back door, across the lawn, straight onto the pitch)
Son #2 picks up a SS Turbo out of an old kitbag and bangs 20 off 7 balls in his first game for my old club (U9's) - 2 x 6's in the fist over - so we just had to bring the old fella back to Sydney!
Have given it a light sanding, bit of oil, and a new grip today. Pings like a charm still, after all these years

Will give it the shoe-goo treatment on the toe tomorrow, and he'll be good for a season or two. 1lb10oz and it's a size 6 I reckon. I have a lead on a SS bat sleeve from the 80's too

(http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n308/ozrolex/IMAG4101_1_zpsn4yn2olb.jpg) (http://s115.photobucket.com/user/ozrolex/media/IMAG4101_1_zpsn4yn2olb.jpg.html)

(http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n308/ozrolex/IMAG4102_1_zpsmz1hcbtp.jpg) (http://s115.photobucket.com/user/ozrolex/media/IMAG4102_1_zpsmz1hcbtp.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Chalkie on October 23, 2016, 04:24:53 PM
Guys a little guidance please.

I have the chance to buy a Kook Big Kahuna with the full back black sticker (not graphite unfortunately). It's in pretty good condition, and just wondered 2 things:

a) is it considered vintage or collectable due to the stickers?

b) what would be a fair price?

Thanks,

Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: hit4six on October 23, 2016, 05:26:02 PM
The Kahuna models from 2005/2006 are becoming increasingly rare. I brought a fibreglass model off of eBay this week called the Kahuna Warrior for £62 in, what appeared to be, brilliant condition and I think, I have picked up an absolute bargain! I would have been happy paying up to £100 for a decent one, so I guess it all depends on age and use.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Mortimer on October 23, 2016, 09:52:57 PM
"Lighter weight bat..."
Lighter than what? The tree that it came from?

It was lighter than the Turbo and Jumbo, which were the other SS bats at the time
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Chalkie on October 27, 2016, 02:11:33 PM

So got hold of this today

I assume it isn't Graphite as that isn't mentioned anywhere on it, so guess it is fibreglass as definitely isnt a sticker.


(http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o744/alasdairwhite/IMG_1167_zpsbn6zvmxj.jpg) (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/alasdairwhite/media/IMG_1167_zpsbn6zvmxj.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: alexhilly1492 on October 27, 2016, 02:59:34 PM
So got hold of this today

I assume it isn't Graphite as that isn't mentioned anywhere on it, so guess it is fibreglass as definitely isnt a sticker.


([url]http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o744/alasdairwhite/IMG_1167_zpsbn6zvmxj.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/alasdairwhite/media/IMG_1167_zpsbn6zvmxj.jpg.html[/url])


Have you got any profile/face pics?
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Chalkie on October 27, 2016, 03:13:30 PM
@alexhilly1492  Here you go

(http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o744/alasdairwhite/IMG_1165_zpsb4ehfpk3.jpg) (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/alasdairwhite/media/IMG_1165_zpsb4ehfpk3.jpg.html)

(http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o744/alasdairwhite/IMG_1168_zps7vbxbmbl.jpg) (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/alasdairwhite/media/IMG_1168_zps7vbxbmbl.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on October 27, 2016, 09:56:55 PM
Black gloss paint?
Whatever the back is it looks a nice stick in decent condition for the age
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: DorsetDan on October 28, 2016, 02:07:56 PM
Quote
As I'm on a roll with the photobucket malarkey I thought I'd share this, v100 5 star. Lovely straight grains, hardly used, picked it up off eBay some time ago for 99p.

That V100 was my first bat (well not really as it was a JJB jobbie not a 5*) but there is a lot to love about a classic shape and classic stickers!

Quote
Had the pleasure to receive these 3 beauties through the post a couple of days ago.  Now these define the definition of 'Vintage Bats' from the era I was brought up playing cricket.

Same for me, right down to the bat covers! I seemed to go for Slaz or GN as the Kooks or GM's that were popular at the time always felt like big slab of wood. Maybe a GM Cannon or Purist with a DF from the same era would complete the collection? :) There was another English bat maker that was popular around the same time but you don't see now (at the posh end of the spectrum) but the name completely escapes me... any ideas?
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on October 28, 2016, 05:30:33 PM
@Chalkie That's one of the black gloss paint editions. The ones with Graphite or Fibreglass state it on the bat, as can be seen here: http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=11959.msg599994#msg599994 (http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=11959.msg599994#msg599994)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Chalkie on October 28, 2016, 06:49:48 PM
@tim2000s thanks for your comment on this.

I'm no paint expert but not sure how they can do such a seamless job on this - it's not like the one in this thread where it had been painted then stickers applied.

Couple more close up pictures - in the first one you can see a fabric weave in the green. Would be good if we could compare to a close up of the fibreglass ones you have?


(http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o744/alasdairwhite/IMG_1170_zpsdfkkzyhz.jpg) (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/alasdairwhite/media/IMG_1170_zpsdfkkzyhz.jpg.html)

(http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o744/alasdairwhite/IMG_1169_zpslxk32ubq.jpg) (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/alasdairwhite/media/IMG_1169_zpslxk32ubq.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Chalkie on October 28, 2016, 06:57:32 PM
This is the painted one

http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=11959.480 (http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=11959.480)

@hit4six could you share a photo of your fibreglass one for comparison?

Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Chalkie on November 02, 2016, 08:54:31 PM
Guys,

Surely someone on here has a fibreglass version they can take a photo of to compare to the one I have - keen to see if there is any difference.

Thanks
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on November 02, 2016, 09:52:08 PM
@Chalkie I found some other backed bats on eBay for comparison. I don't know if this is any help or not.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genuine-Kookaburra-Angry-Beast-Bat-/272364670013?hash=item3f6a330c3d%3Ag%3AJAYAAOSwdIFXzFfF&nma=true&si=HvHmOb5%252BQ2ZN6AJXF8CRBP2v7FI%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genuine-Kookaburra-Angry-Beast-Bat-/272364670013?hash=item3f6a330c3d%3Ag%3AJAYAAOSwdIFXzFfF&nma=true&si=HvHmOb5%252BQ2ZN6AJXF8CRBP2v7FI%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/kookaburra-kahuna-/112108598548?hash=item1a1a317514%3Ag%3A7rgAAOSwgZ1XtDE-&nma=true&si=HvHmOb5%252BQ2ZN6AJXF8CRBP2v7FI%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/kookaburra-kahuna-/112108598548?hash=item1a1a317514%3Ag%3A7rgAAOSwgZ1XtDE-&nma=true&si=HvHmOb5%252BQ2ZN6AJXF8CRBP2v7FI%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Kookaburra-Cricket-Bat-Big-Kahuna-/262606086652?hash=item3d248ae1fc%3Ag%3A6gkAAOSwvzRXyYCW&nma=true&si=HvHmOb5%252BQ2ZN6AJXF8CRBP2v7FI%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Kookaburra-Cricket-Bat-Big-Kahuna-/262606086652?hash=item3d248ae1fc%3Ag%3A6gkAAOSwvzRXyYCW&nma=true&si=HvHmOb5%252BQ2ZN6AJXF8CRBP2v7FI%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Kookaburra-Kahuna-Warrior-Cricket-Bat-/172339448441?hash=item28203b4a79%3Ag%3Aq3QAAOSwgmJX1n3Z&nma=true&si=HvHmOb5%252BQ2ZN6AJXF8CRBP2v7FI%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Kookaburra-Kahuna-Warrior-Cricket-Bat-/172339448441?hash=item28203b4a79%3Ag%3Aq3QAAOSwgmJX1n3Z&nma=true&si=HvHmOb5%252BQ2ZN6AJXF8CRBP2v7FI%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Kookaburra-Kahuna-Ricky-Ponting-Graphite-Matrix-Back-Rare-Cricket-Bat-/252565567413?hash=item3ace14b7b5%3Ag%3AeX4AAOSw4shX7%7EQL&nma=true&si=HvHmOb5%252BQ2ZN6AJXF8CRBP2v7FI%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Kookaburra-Kahuna-Ricky-Ponting-Graphite-Matrix-Back-Rare-Cricket-Bat-/252565567413?hash=item3ace14b7b5%3Ag%3AeX4AAOSw4shX7%7EQL&nma=true&si=HvHmOb5%252BQ2ZN6AJXF8CRBP2v7FI%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Kookaburra-Kahuna-Warrior-Cricket-Bat-/182300356894?hash=item2a71f2b11e%3Ag%3AkyMAAOSwOyJX8UP-&nma=true&si=HvHmOb5%252BQ2ZN6AJXF8CRBP2v7FI%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Kookaburra-Kahuna-Warrior-Cricket-Bat-/182300356894?hash=item2a71f2b11e%3Ag%3AkyMAAOSwOyJX8UP-&nma=true&si=HvHmOb5%252BQ2ZN6AJXF8CRBP2v7FI%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Kookaburra-Cricket-Bat-Genesis-10000-/252490491738?hash=item3ac99b275a%3Ag%3AwyIAAOSwyLlXpe7Y&nma=true&si=HvHmOb5%252BQ2ZN6AJXF8CRBP2v7FI%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Kookaburra-Cricket-Bat-Genesis-10000-/252490491738?hash=item3ac99b275a%3Ag%3AwyIAAOSwyLlXpe7Y&nma=true&si=HvHmOb5%252BQ2ZN6AJXF8CRBP2v7FI%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RARE-KOOKABURRA-GENESIS-10000-Cricket-bat-2-039-6-short-handle-Grade-1-willow-/162167021260?hash=item25c1e85ecc%3Ag%3AuV4AAOSwgZ1XrchS&nma=true&si=HvHmOb5%252BQ2ZN6AJXF8CRBP2v7FI%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RARE-KOOKABURRA-GENESIS-10000-Cricket-bat-2-039-6-short-handle-Grade-1-willow-/162167021260?hash=item25c1e85ecc%3Ag%3AuV4AAOSwgZ1XrchS&nma=true&si=HvHmOb5%252BQ2ZN6AJXF8CRBP2v7FI%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557)

Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Chalkie on November 02, 2016, 10:13:47 PM
@WalkingWicket37  thanks mate, good research there. Looks like the warrior and big Kahunas, plus the Genesis had a coating but no wording to describe what it was made of. These coatings look similar to mine.

Then some including the Ricky P and angry beast ones state what the coating is. The one that was marked as Graphite seemed to have a different finish to the others, so maybe the rest are fibreglass?

Does anyone know which series of bats came out first?

Did you notice the 2 ads for the Genesis seemed to be the same bat, someone made a good profit there.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Chalkie on November 02, 2016, 10:17:04 PM

In fact here is the same Genesis for sale again at an even higher price......


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Kookaburra-Genesis-Cricket-Bat-Graphite-Matrix/222301592177?_trksid=p2047675.c100011.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D39830%26meid%3De700de94fe70437b9f9adad162332152%26pid%3D100011%26rk%3D6%26rkt%3D10%26sd%3D162167021260 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Kookaburra-Genesis-Cricket-Bat-Graphite-Matrix/222301592177?_trksid=p2047675.c100011.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D39830%26meid%3De700de94fe70437b9f9adad162332152%26pid%3D100011%26rk%3D6%26rkt%3D10%26sd%3D162167021260)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on November 02, 2016, 10:24:09 PM
Did you have to post that one?? :(
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Chalkie on November 28, 2016, 02:10:50 PM
Believe it's the mid grade - IIRC they were lowest grade Super, Mid-grade Select and top grade 5*. Then later the Ultimate came along.

@tim2000s, a mate has a V500 classic, any idea where that came in terms of the range grading?

Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: alexhilly1492 on November 28, 2016, 02:19:06 PM
@tim2000s, a mate has a V500 classic, any idea where that came in terms of the range grading?

I had a SXI and Pure Blade classic and they were the entry level bats I know in that time there were 3/4 levels with ultimate being the top and classic the bottom with something like pro in the middle then panther being jnr entry level stuff
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Chalkie on December 09, 2016, 11:37:01 PM
Couple of new vintage purchases from eBay this week.

Unfortunately the Slaz isn't the cats eyes version, but does have the groves on the back and in decent condition.

The Salix was a custom with Venom stickers, dating from circa 1994. Some damage to this one but just needs a little glue in the toe. Has the thickest handle I have seen on a bat, very oval at the bottom.

Both bats weigh just over 2.9

(http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o744/alasdairwhite/IMG_1265_zpslmrh8gsf.jpg) (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/alasdairwhite/media/IMG_1265_zpslmrh8gsf.jpg.html)


(http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o744/alasdairwhite/IMG_1262_zpskb3pmiow.jpg) (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/alasdairwhite/media/IMG_1262_zpskb3pmiow.jpg.html)


(http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o744/alasdairwhite/IMG_1261_zpsva0ydjaq.jpg) (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/alasdairwhite/media/IMG_1261_zpsva0ydjaq.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Mattsky on December 10, 2016, 04:40:58 PM
Nice. That Salix and the V800 look particularly nicely-grained.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Mattsky on December 10, 2016, 05:01:45 PM
Saw this one on the bay a while ago, but the seller was too optimistic on the Buy It Now price and it went unsold.
Saw it re-listed later at a lower price, put a bid in and won it. Jolly pleased with it too, as I've ben after a decent original Magnum Supreme for ages.
However, this one's in mint condition; never hit a ball, and was won as a prize given by the Refuge Assurance League back in the day.
I just need to replace the original grip with another chevron (as it's hardened) and it's as good as the day it was when it came out of the Worcester workshop.
With my DF Attack I restored a while back, it's finally satiated my Fearnley craving.  :D

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e110/Yautja_Zelda/Duncan%20Fearnley%20Magnum%20Supreme/DF%20Magnum%20Super%201.jpg) (http://s38.photobucket.com/user/Yautja_Zelda/media/Duncan%20Fearnley%20Magnum%20Supreme/DF%20Magnum%20Super%201.jpg.html)

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e110/Yautja_Zelda/Duncan%20Fearnley%20Magnum%20Supreme/DF%20Magnum%20Super%207.jpg) (http://s38.photobucket.com/user/Yautja_Zelda/media/Duncan%20Fearnley%20Magnum%20Supreme/DF%20Magnum%20Super%207.jpg.html)

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e110/Yautja_Zelda/Duncan%20Fearnley%20Magnum%20Supreme/DF%20Magnum%20Super%202.jpg) (http://s38.photobucket.com/user/Yautja_Zelda/media/Duncan%20Fearnley%20Magnum%20Supreme/DF%20Magnum%20Super%202.jpg.html)

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e110/Yautja_Zelda/Duncan%20Fearnley%20Magnum%20Supreme/DF%20Magnum%20Super%203.jpg) (http://s38.photobucket.com/user/Yautja_Zelda/media/Duncan%20Fearnley%20Magnum%20Supreme/DF%20Magnum%20Super%203.jpg.html)

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e110/Yautja_Zelda/Duncan%20Fearnley%20Magnum%20Supreme/DF%20Magnum%20Super%204.jpg) (http://s38.photobucket.com/user/Yautja_Zelda/media/Duncan%20Fearnley%20Magnum%20Supreme/DF%20Magnum%20Super%204.jpg.html)

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e110/Yautja_Zelda/Duncan%20Fearnley%20Magnum%20Supreme/DF%20Magnum%20Super%206.jpg) (http://s38.photobucket.com/user/Yautja_Zelda/media/Duncan%20Fearnley%20Magnum%20Supreme/DF%20Magnum%20Super%206.jpg.html)

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e110/Yautja_Zelda/Duncan%20Fearnley%20Magnum%20Supreme/DF%20Magnum%20Super%205.jpg) (http://s38.photobucket.com/user/Yautja_Zelda/media/Duncan%20Fearnley%20Magnum%20Supreme/DF%20Magnum%20Super%205.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: petehosk on December 10, 2016, 05:25:20 PM
Saw this one on the bay a while ago, but the seller was too optimistic on the Buy It Now price and it went unsold.
Saw it re-listed later at a lower price, put a bid in and won it. Jolly pleased with it too, as I've ben after a decent original Magnum Supreme for ages.
However, this one's in mint condition; never hit a ball, and was won as a prize given by the Refuge Assurance League back in the day.
I just need to replace the original grip with another chevron (as it's hardened) and it's as good as the day it was when it came out of the Worcester workshop.
With my DF Attack I restored a while back, it's finally satiated my Fearnley craving.  :D

That is such a decent find! Probably the best original condition of DF bat I have seen!!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: jamferg on December 10, 2016, 06:00:28 PM
Scored my first ever hundred with one of these in an evening match -12 sixes , 1 four.... It had a middle!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Northern monkey on December 10, 2016, 09:12:46 PM
Oh that df!!
First couple of bats I had
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Mattsky on December 11, 2016, 04:31:00 PM
If @petehosk thinks it's a great find, I'm very happy!

Think there's a lot of good memories and a lot of love for DF out there among bat badgers - even if the brand isn't nearly as visible as it used to be.
I'd love to see it back on the international stage again.
Does anyone know if they still make (but obviously not sticker) any international players' bats?
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Chalkie on December 13, 2016, 09:36:51 AM
Very nice DF, great buy.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Chalkie on December 13, 2016, 09:39:48 AM


(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/nwillia/image.jpg1_zps8xav75uc.jpg) (http://s66.photobucket.com/user/nwillia/media/image.jpg1_zps8xav75uc.jpg.html)



Are there 2 variations of Ridgeback as have seen this one, and one with just a single (larger) sticker on the back.  Like the V800 is one more valued than the other for some reason?
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on December 13, 2016, 09:59:41 AM
There are two yes. That one is the older style one, and the one with the lump on the back was a re-release named as a Ridgeback 2000. The one you have seems to be rarer, though neither is all that common.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Chalkie on December 13, 2016, 10:20:21 AM
Thanks Tim, unfortunately I don't actually own that one, just used photo from the thread.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: jonathanpinfield on December 27, 2016, 09:40:56 PM
Does anyone know if anyone sells old fashioned/vintage plain black cricket bat rubber (handle) grips? Alternatively, would an inside-out black grip look authentic? I'd like to get a cricket bat from the 1970's re-furbed and I'd like it to look as close to the original as possible. Does anyone specialist in re-furburbishing bats? Thanks in advance.

(MODERATORS: this is my first post, if it's in the wrong thread, feel free to move it to a more appropriate thread).
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Northern monkey on December 28, 2016, 03:30:21 PM
Can't stop looking at that df magnum!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Mattsky on December 30, 2016, 05:00:16 PM
Does anyone know if anyone sells old fashioned/vintage plain black cricket bat rubber (handle) grips? Alternatively, would an inside-out black grip look authentic? I'd like to get a cricket bat from the 1970's re-furbed and I'd like it to look as close to the original as possible. Does anyone specialist in re-furburbishing bats? Thanks in advance.

(MODERATORS: this is my first post, if it's in the wrong thread, feel free to move it to a more appropriate thread).

Welcome to the forum!
There are a few members on here who refurbish bats to a high standard. Or you could send it back to the original maker.
I've used a simple black chevron grip on my original DF Magnum and a red chevron on my original DF Attack. They look old-skool enough.
(Sourced from Bulldog Cricket, BTW.)
Feel free to post any questions about the refurb. We're a helpful bunch.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tom line on December 30, 2016, 05:09:27 PM
Diamond grips are available easily enough and give the authentic traditional old school look
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: procricket on December 30, 2016, 05:45:36 PM
Saw this one on the bay a while ago, but the seller was too optimistic on the Buy It Now price and it went unsold.
Saw it re-listed later at a lower price, put a bid in and won it. Jolly pleased with it too, as I've ben after a decent original Magnum Supreme for ages.
However, this one's in mint condition; never hit a ball, and was won as a prize given by the Refuge Assurance League back in the day.
I just need to replace the original grip with another chevron (as it's hardened) and it's as good as the day it was when it came out of the Worcester workshop.
With my DF Attack I restored a while back, it's finally satiated my Fearnley craving.  :D

([url]http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e110/Yautja_Zelda/Duncan%20Fearnley%20Magnum%20Supreme/DF%20Magnum%20Super%201.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s38.photobucket.com/user/Yautja_Zelda/media/Duncan%20Fearnley%20Magnum%20Supreme/DF%20Magnum%20Super%201.jpg.html[/url])

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([url]http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e110/Yautja_Zelda/Duncan%20Fearnley%20Magnum%20Supreme/DF%20Magnum%20Super%204.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s38.photobucket.com/user/Yautja_Zelda/media/Duncan%20Fearnley%20Magnum%20Supreme/DF%20Magnum%20Super%204.jpg.html[/url])

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([url]http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e110/Yautja_Zelda/Duncan%20Fearnley%20Magnum%20Supreme/DF%20Magnum%20Super%205.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s38.photobucket.com/user/Yautja_Zelda/media/Duncan%20Fearnley%20Magnum%20Supreme/DF%20Magnum%20Super%205.jpg.html[/url])


Top find this mate, the daddy OF BATS.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: InternalTraining on December 30, 2016, 07:04:02 PM
@Mattsky , have you used the bat? How does it go?
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on December 30, 2016, 09:46:17 PM
Was watching Elementary earlier on in Catch-Up and notice he was rocking an old school Newbery during the show.....def needed a new grip too!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Mattsky on December 31, 2016, 12:09:54 AM
@InternalTraining No, not yet. It would need plenty of knocking in first.
I'm undecided whether to use it or not, to be honest. On the one hand it was made to be used. On the other, it's a classic in rare and perfect nick.
I've added a new chevron grip on top of the old one just in case I do fancy wielding it in anger, though.  :D
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: FattusCattus on January 02, 2017, 08:24:33 PM
Anyone mates with Steve @ MSR?  This might be right up some of your vintage-hunter's street.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2lb-10oz-SH-DUNCAN-FEARNLEY-ENGLISH-WILLOW-CRICKET-BAT-VINTAGE-583-/162162467449?hash=item25c1a2e279:g:KSsAAOSwHoFXqFe8 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2lb-10oz-SH-DUNCAN-FEARNLEY-ENGLISH-WILLOW-CRICKET-BAT-VINTAGE-583-/162162467449?hash=item25c1a2e279:g:KSsAAOSwHoFXqFe8)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: FattusCattus on January 06, 2017, 08:32:23 PM
And here's a nice Hunts Modulus - one for you perhaps - @WalkingWicket37   or  @tim2000s ?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hunts-County-Cricket-Bat-Modulus-Classic-Handcrafted-in-Huntingdon-85-5CM-/322380804457?hash=item4b0f64b169:g:dBkAAOSwnHZYbkbo (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hunts-County-Cricket-Bat-Modulus-Classic-Handcrafted-in-Huntingdon-85-5CM-/322380804457?hash=item4b0f64b169:g:dBkAAOSwnHZYbkbo)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on January 09, 2017, 10:32:57 AM
And here's a nice Hunts Modulus - one for you perhaps - @WalkingWicket37   or  @tim2000s ?

[url]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hunts-County-Cricket-Bat-Modulus-Classic-Handcrafted-in-Huntingdon-85-5CM-/322380804457?hash=item4b0f64b169:g:dBkAAOSwnHZYbkbo[/url] ([url]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hunts-County-Cricket-Bat-Modulus-Classic-Handcrafted-in-Huntingdon-85-5CM-/322380804457?hash=item4b0f64b169:g:dBkAAOSwnHZYbkbo[/url])

Well spotted Mr Cat!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Calzehbhoy on January 09, 2017, 06:07:05 PM
Is the modulus throne that had the honeycomb on the back?
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Chalkie on January 20, 2017, 08:39:27 PM
New purchase - vintage Scoop 2000

Saw this for sale the other day. It's in pretty good condition, apparently only used for a couple of games before owner aggravated an old injury and ended up retiring from playing, so it has been sat in a corner for past 18 years until he decided to sell. Pretty big bat despite the scoop, weighs in at a hefty 2lb 13.

(http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o744/alasdairwhite/IMG_1392_zps2m5boena.jpg) (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/alasdairwhite/media/IMG_1392_zps2m5boena.jpg.html)


(http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o744/alasdairwhite/IMG_1393_zps5phpfltt.jpg) (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/alasdairwhite/media/IMG_1393_zps5phpfltt.jpg.html)


(http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o744/alasdairwhite/IMG_1394_zpsic00n2zs.jpg) (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/alasdairwhite/media/IMG_1394_zpsic00n2zs.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: FattusCattus on January 20, 2017, 09:12:13 PM
That is in terrific nick!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Nmcgee on January 21, 2017, 04:33:28 AM
What a fantastic looking classic.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: jimmy23 on January 22, 2017, 03:18:59 PM
Here is my first ever bat out the shed at my mums.
V12 bought in the late 80's it had the matching white/red pleather bat case


(http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b426/jimmyboydun/Mobile%20Uploads/D5972201-86EF-479A-8AF9-4FDA75D951DF_zpsuws23i7d.jpg) (http://s1042.photobucket.com/user/jimmyboydun/media/Mobile%20Uploads/D5972201-86EF-479A-8AF9-4FDA75D951DF_zpsuws23i7d.jpg.html)

(http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b426/jimmyboydun/Mobile%20Uploads/83C4D89E-B85F-4FF8-9785-F23BBA49AE96_zpsw1zumhrt.jpg) (http://s1042.photobucket.com/user/jimmyboydun/media/Mobile%20Uploads/83C4D89E-B85F-4FF8-9785-F23BBA49AE96_zpsw1zumhrt.jpg.html)

(http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b426/jimmyboydun/Mobile%20Uploads/A79E9451-A0FA-4533-B420-CAFA850DD304_zpsqbnhdjds.jpg) (http://s1042.photobucket.com/user/jimmyboydun/media/Mobile%20Uploads/A79E9451-A0FA-4533-B420-CAFA850DD304_zpsqbnhdjds.jpg.html)

(http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b426/jimmyboydun/Mobile%20Uploads/0F5DD4BB-3D13-4A96-A970-676CE6C4CC04_zpsenppqyne.jpg) (http://s1042.photobucket.com/user/jimmyboydun/media/Mobile%20Uploads/0F5DD4BB-3D13-4A96-A970-676CE6C4CC04_zpsenppqyne.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Mattsky on January 22, 2017, 04:53:31 PM
Refurb that mutha! Let it live again!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Chalkie on January 28, 2017, 05:54:54 PM
So got a text from the wife on Wednesday - why has yet another bat shaped box just been delivered? (Cue angry face emoji)!

This is what was waiting for me when I got home - a very nice Kook Damien Martyn Diablo Graphite/Fibreglass bat.

(http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o744/alasdairwhite/IMG_1409_zpswaszaktk.jpg) (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/alasdairwhite/media/IMG_1409_zpswaszaktk.jpg.html)

(http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o744/alasdairwhite/IMG_1411_zpsq3uangzv.jpg) (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/alasdairwhite/media/IMG_1411_zpsq3uangzv.jpg.html)

(http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o744/alasdairwhite/IMG_1410_zpsdqiim7km.jpg) (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/alasdairwhite/media/IMG_1410_zpsdqiim7km.jpg.html)

(http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o744/alasdairwhite/IMG_1412_zps76mzwpnn.jpg) (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/alasdairwhite/media/IMG_1412_zps76mzwpnn.jpg.html)

I understand that these are fairly rare, certainly the only one I've seen for sale. 10 lovely grains, edges around 22mm, spine 60mm, no concaving and weighs just under 2'10. It has a little damage but not bad condition considering the age and it has been used. Love the shape and feel of this one, and if these graphite bats weren't collector pieces I would definitely be using it.


Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: edge on January 29, 2017, 07:36:56 AM
Love that shape, Kookaburras around that time were so so good.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: sarg on January 29, 2017, 10:02:12 AM
Hi All, I am getting a ton of vintage collections posted on my page in response to this post. Feel free to have a look at the collections.

https://www.facebook.com/MarcsCricketBatPrepInformation/posts/1650284818608985 (https://www.facebook.com/MarcsCricketBatPrepInformation/posts/1650284818608985)

Marc
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: FattusCattus on February 07, 2017, 10:27:27 PM
Hows about this then!!!!  A proper vintage Tusker!!  http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/cricket-bat-/192098714442?hash=item2cb9f9c34a:g:lAwAAOSwLEtYmgDU (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/cricket-bat-/192098714442?hash=item2cb9f9c34a:g:lAwAAOSwLEtYmgDU)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Chalkie on February 07, 2017, 10:39:34 PM
Hows about this then!!!!  A proper vintage Tusker!!  [url]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/cricket-bat-/192098714442?hash=item2cb9f9c34a:g:lAwAAOSwLEtYmgDU[/url] ([url]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/cricket-bat-/192098714442?hash=item2cb9f9c34a:g:lAwAAOSwLEtYmgDU[/url])


Ooh, very nice. That will fetch a decent price, especially now you have listed here
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: FattusCattus on February 08, 2017, 08:39:02 AM
I'm not so sure Chalkers - there doesn't seem to be many Tusker fans out there.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Chalkie on February 08, 2017, 08:54:59 PM
I'm not so sure Chalkers - there doesn't seem to be many Tusker fans out there.

Well it has now gone past £40, and still 5 days to go, does look in great condition.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on February 08, 2017, 09:29:40 PM
Well it has now gone past £40, and still 5 days to go, does look in great condition.

Who on earth are these people who bid with more than 12 seconds to go?
Don't they understand it's only making the end price more expensive for themselves if they do want it?
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: manno on February 09, 2017, 01:55:35 AM
My old slaz :)

(http://i925.photobucket.com/albums/ad99/Manno31/95BAE57E-2A16-4583-B75E-F72FBB3946D2.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Chalkie on February 09, 2017, 08:27:00 AM
That looks great Manno.

So does anyone know the story behind the slazenger 99.9? Why did they stray from the established 100, 500, etc
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: well past my peak on February 09, 2017, 08:59:02 AM
my guess someones average  the Don?
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: roco on February 09, 2017, 09:01:51 AM
It was a tribute to the don

Supposedly in his shape sort of as well
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: well past my peak on February 09, 2017, 09:58:31 AM
It was a tribute to the don

Supposedly in his shape sort of as well
not enough room for the 4   99,94
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: well past my peak on February 09, 2017, 12:02:45 PM
probably not vintage but they are collectable, another SCAT on Ebay aus, not the greatest nick but if you got it for the start bidding price not too bad
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/SCREAMING-CAT-PROFESSIONAL-CRICKET-BAT-MILLICHAMP-HANDCRAFTED-APPRX-RRP-675-/201812619059?hash=item2efcf82f33:g:TLAAAOSw32lYnBAN (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/SCREAMING-CAT-PROFESSIONAL-CRICKET-BAT-MILLICHAMP-HANDCRAFTED-APPRX-RRP-675-/201812619059?hash=item2efcf82f33:g:TLAAAOSw32lYnBAN)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Alvaro on February 09, 2017, 01:35:12 PM
I call shenanigans

"Julian is since retired and was one of only 6 people in the world that hand crafts willow cricket bats."
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: csnew on February 10, 2017, 10:00:22 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C4RSmtXUoAAYPXL.jpg:large)

Tom Moody's bat from twitter. About time some of the old pro's posted their bats
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Chalkie on February 11, 2017, 07:22:54 PM


As promised to @petehosk on a different thread the other day, here are some pics of an old Warsop Perfection, and a couple of other vintage bats I picked up recently.


(http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o744/alasdairwhite/IMG_1453_zpsaah1tyad.jpg) (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/alasdairwhite/media/IMG_1453_zpsaah1tyad.jpg.html)


(http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o744/alasdairwhite/IMG_1455_zpsei50no7d.jpg) (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/alasdairwhite/media/IMG_1455_zpsei50no7d.jpg.html)


(http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o744/alasdairwhite/IMG_1454_zpsfzttnpbg.jpg) (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/alasdairwhite/media/IMG_1454_zpsfzttnpbg.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: petehosk on February 11, 2017, 08:27:34 PM
Why, thanks you kindly @Chalkie - always great to see a bit of old school!  :)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Bwcc on February 11, 2017, 08:32:36 PM
How did these bats weigh so much?
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: wayward_hayward on February 16, 2017, 01:26:29 PM
Not normally a retro bat guy but always wanted a Powerbow in my collection. Managed to this Pro Performance off eBay this week, weighs 2lb 10oz. Going to give it a clean up but I will keep the stickers (Unless by some miracle somebody has some Powerbow stickers available for sale)

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20170216_130541.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20170216_130541.jpg.html)
(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20170216_130558.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20170216_130558.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Bwcc on February 16, 2017, 01:29:44 PM
@wayward_hayward that's a beauty, did you get a decent deal?
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: FattusCattus on March 07, 2017, 08:18:29 PM
How about this old piece of Newbery history - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2lb-6oz-SH-COLLECTORS-12-GRAIN-ENGLISH-WILLOW-CRICKET-BAT-NEWBERY-1189-/162389645829?hash=item25cf2d5a05:g:r70AAOSwtfhYnG8D (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2lb-6oz-SH-COLLECTORS-12-GRAIN-ENGLISH-WILLOW-CRICKET-BAT-NEWBERY-1189-/162389645829?hash=item25cf2d5a05:g:r70AAOSwtfhYnG8D)

Classic stickers!!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Chalkie on April 04, 2017, 07:18:54 PM
Anyone know anything about GN Monsters?

I picked up a nice 11 grain 2nd hand one today. Stickers in good condition, A couple of surface cracks on the face but nothing that a little glue won't sort. As the name suggests it is huge, 3lb 1oz, with a toe that is 38mm at its thickest point.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Mattsky on April 13, 2017, 10:18:12 PM
If there are no pictures, it's just a dream you had.
Forum rule!  ;)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Chalkie on April 14, 2017, 07:35:01 PM
If there are no pictures, it's just a dream you had.
Forum rule!  ;)


Good point, was going to wait until I had tidied it up a bit, but here you go in it's purchased state.

(http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o744/alasdairwhite/IMG_1588_zpsrmrjnwzn.jpg) (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/alasdairwhite/media/IMG_1588_zpsrmrjnwzn.jpg.html)

(http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o744/alasdairwhite/IMG_1589_zpsbx1bcxvx.jpg) (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/alasdairwhite/media/IMG_1589_zpsbx1bcxvx.jpg.html)

(http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o744/alasdairwhite/IMG_1590_zpst5oduja2.jpg) (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/alasdairwhite/media/IMG_1590_zpst5oduja2.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: FattusCattus on April 14, 2017, 08:19:37 PM
Ok you antique-hunters, who could possibly resist this absolute icon -

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Newbury-cricket-bat-County-Excalibur-/262936775118?hash=item3d3840c9ce:g:eJkAAOSwZeVY8JEV (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Newbury-cricket-bat-County-Excalibur-/262936775118?hash=item3d3840c9ce:g:eJkAAOSwZeVY8JEV)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: WSB on April 15, 2017, 09:23:17 AM
I got given a bat by an old neighbour who passed away - He played in the 50's and 60's. Very old looking dark brown bat that dated 1954. Took it out in a Sunday game and scored 37 with it including a straight driven back foot drive that flew and a miss hit pull that went for 6. Very clunky feeling bat with a very small middle - but when you found it it flew ! Springs didn't absorb much shock in the handle. Raised a few comments from both my team and the oppo !
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Number4 on April 15, 2017, 09:47:42 AM
I got given a bat by an old neighbour who passed away - He played in the 50's and 60's. Very old looking dark brown bat that dated 1954. Took it out in a Sunday game and scored 37 with it including a straight driven back foot drive that flew and a miss hit pull that went for 6. Very clunky feeling bat with a very small middle - but when you found it it flew ! Springs didn't absorb much shock in the handle. Raised a few comments from both my team and the oppo !

Doesn't exist without pics  :D
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: WSB on April 15, 2017, 10:04:41 AM
Doesn't exist without pics  :D

Unfortunately neither does the club anymore - they folded in the early 2000's. Sidley down in Sussex - bottom of the premier league most seasons. The memories exist that'll do ! Just used it in a Sunday friendly game for a bit of fun. Picture a standard bat from the 1950's and theres the stick. Thin thing with barely an edge on it. Mahogany brown in colour. Stamped splice no stickers. The old boy loved cricket and talked for hours about the game. His bat got another innings after he was gone. Was a bit of a dare from my brother after a heavy Saturday night and when I was told by the Aussie pro that I couldn't use it as it would be shameful that just persuaded me to have a hit with it
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Mattsky on April 15, 2017, 05:55:01 PM
Don't quite know what your Aussie pro meant by that.
I'm sure your old cricket fanatic neighbour would have been amused that his old stick had come out of retirement decades later.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: WSB on April 17, 2017, 07:59:34 PM
Don't quite know what your Aussie pro meant by that.
I'm sure your old cricket fanatic neighbour would have been amused that his old stick had come out of retirement decades later.

That was an incentive too. A lovely fella who used to talk cricket for hours.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: FattusCattus on May 17, 2017, 12:54:23 PM
Not really 'pure' Vintage, but I got hold of this the other day -

(http://i68.tinypic.com/2nqbk43.jpg)
(http://i66.tinypic.com/118fyaq.jpg)
(http://i66.tinypic.com/vet07l.jpg)

I'm assuming it's one of the later original scoopy series - can anyone date it for me?

Anyway, it taps up ok, so I think I might scuff it up and give it a whirl in the nets - any suggestions as to which colour grip to put on it?
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: springbok45 on May 17, 2017, 03:01:45 PM
Didn't Nassar use one of those towards the end of his England time? As for grip, navy blue seems to work :D
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on May 18, 2017, 06:05:22 AM
From the South Africa/Zimbabwe tour of 1996, when Hussein scored a Century at Bulawayo using one!

(http://media.gettyimages.com/photos/nasser-hussain-hoists-vaghmaria-over-the-midwicket-boundary-for-six-picture-id650282080?s=612x612)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: FattusCattus on May 18, 2017, 08:23:30 AM
Excellent! Century for me on Saturday then!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: ppccopener on May 18, 2017, 08:50:10 AM
could be wrong but regarding grip I think if you want it to be totally authentic I believe it needs a marble type grip GN used for this model

but happy to be corrected  :)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: FattusCattus on May 18, 2017, 09:39:14 AM
A what now?
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Chalkie on June 23, 2017, 09:27:58 PM
My wife is away for a couple of days so took the opportunity to take all my vintage bats out of hiding to take some pics of of the full collection.

Not quite as extensive as others on here but not bad for just over 12 months of collecting.


(http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o744/alasdairwhite/IMG_1714_zps1jmgjhqe.jpg) (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/alasdairwhite/media/IMG_1714_zps1jmgjhqe.jpg.html)


(http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o744/alasdairwhite/IMG_1716_zpsio35rhmc.jpg) (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/alasdairwhite/media/IMG_1716_zpsio35rhmc.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Mattsky on June 23, 2017, 11:21:05 PM
Nice collection of trusty old sticks, that. Very good to see.  :)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Dontfearthereaper on July 11, 2017, 12:07:03 PM
Hello all, 
It's been a while.  Here are some of my latest acquisitions.  I really like the old white Skipper.  Had the same bat when I was 11 - Many moons ago.  The handle is actually made of a hollowed plastic topped with wood.  I know this, as I drilled a hole in the top and filled it with lead to give it more weight.  It broke in half a couple of weeks later!

(http://i.imgur.com/H4RX8LHl.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/CBC072jl.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on July 11, 2017, 12:12:46 PM
I'm glad I don't see those white covered bats anymore.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: play-yourself-in on July 11, 2017, 12:22:46 PM
Always wanted a DF 405!  Great collection.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Dontfearthereaper on July 11, 2017, 12:29:23 PM
What I found interesting was the other Skipper.  The original owner had sanded it down and you can see that there is a natural discolouration in the wood.  Which makes me think that bat manufacturers would have used these blanks as the the white stock back in the day.  Not sure what they do now.

@play-yourself-in Thanks - I've posted my other bats in this thread a while ago.  I've got 29 sitting in a tub in the garage...
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on July 11, 2017, 12:45:10 PM
I'm glad I don't see those white covered bats anymore.
No, instead we get 303s from GM with fake grain sheets!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on July 13, 2017, 08:40:02 PM
I'm glad I don't see those white covered bats anymore.

You can still get them from Sports Direct!  ;)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Number 11 on July 13, 2017, 11:14:41 PM
You can still get them from Sports Direct!  ;)

Yup, saw some GM's white coat, fake grain face and .....................PRO stickers !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :o
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on September 11, 2017, 07:17:47 PM
Symonds Gigantic Tusker for those who are that way inclined

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Symonds-Gigantic-Tusker-Delux-English-willow-cricket-bat-/122691651629?hash=item1c90fe082d:g:OJMAAOSwNiNZsWrg (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Symonds-Gigantic-Tusker-Delux-English-willow-cricket-bat-/122691651629?hash=item1c90fe082d:g:OJMAAOSwNiNZsWrg) 

Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: csnew on September 19, 2017, 11:56:19 AM
Not seen one of these before:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/vintage-cricket-bat-70-years-old-Gunn-and-Moore-/282660117677?hash=item41cfdb1cad:g:xBUAAOSwOS1ZwNlO (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/vintage-cricket-bat-70-years-old-Gunn-and-Moore-/282660117677?hash=item41cfdb1cad:g:xBUAAOSwOS1ZwNlO)

In great condition for a "70 year old" bat
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: well past my peak on September 19, 2017, 08:32:29 PM
Not seen one of these before:

[url]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/vintage-cricket-bat-70-years-old-Gunn-and-Moore-/282660117677?hash=item41cfdb1cad:g:xBUAAOSwOS1ZwNlO[/url] ([url]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/vintage-cricket-bat-70-years-old-Gunn-and-Moore-/282660117677?hash=item41cfdb1cad:g:xBUAAOSwOS1ZwNlO[/url])

In great condition for a "70 year old" bat


lol, in description "the middle appears unused"
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: 2for8 on November 18, 2017, 09:43:23 PM
A 1980's era Maestro (as used by Tugga on the 89 Ashes tour).

Not sure whether to refurb or leave as is (I have taken the tape off - the bat has "tan lines").

Also removed munted grip in favour of a lime green one with blue tape.

(https://trademe.tmcdn.co.nz/photoserver/plusw/672263054.jpg)  (https://trademe.tmcdn.co.nz/photoserver/plusw/672263074.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Northern monkey on November 18, 2017, 10:21:11 PM
Proper bat!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: play-yourself-in on November 18, 2017, 11:09:35 PM
I bet that still pings!!!!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Dooey__ on November 19, 2017, 12:37:32 AM
A 1980's era Maestro (as used by Tugga on the 89 Ashes tour).

Not sure whether to refurb or leave as is (I have taken the tape off - the bat has "tan lines").

Also removed munted grip in favour of a lime green one with blue tape.

(https://trademe.tmcdn.co.nz/photoserver/plusw/672263054.jpg)  (https://trademe.tmcdn.co.nz/photoserver/plusw/672263074.jpg)

I have a very similar (painted) maestro from my dad!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Wickets-then-runs on November 19, 2017, 07:05:56 AM
I have this exact bat still with one of the original grips on it (they came standard with two grips)! Bought it new from from GCCC in Brisbane in 1986. Still taps well too.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: 2for8 on November 19, 2017, 09:58:16 PM
@Northern monkey - +1
@play-yourself-in - it does.
@Dooey__ - ha.
@Wickets-then-runs - very nice.  I used to get the GCCC catalogues as a kid.  They were cricket porn.  The Maestro was one of the top-shelf bats I lusted after in those catalogues - along with the DF Magnum, G-N GC Master, G-N Hookes Hurricane, Symonds Super Tusker, SS Jumbo, and the County Ultimate.

Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Gurujames on November 24, 2017, 06:54:56 PM
Got this for £12 posted from ebay. It has that 'vanished'? Finish but is practically unused. Bouncing a ball on it left seam marks.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4548/38621909311_07d474fbe0.jpg" width="500" height="374" alt="IMG_0321">)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4579/37902669374_5d594914b9.jpg" width="500" height="374" alt="IMG_0320">)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4580/38563601576_f840745cf4.jpg" width="500" height="374" alt="IMG_0323">)

Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: avkrish on May 02, 2018, 07:36:01 AM
Never expected to find one but managed to get hold of one in pretty bad shape on eBay

(https://s14.postimg.cc/6t8496sct/s-l1600.jpg)

(https://s14.postimg.cc/7iqwljl6l/s-l1600_1.jpg)

(https://s14.postimg.cc/63pbwtzj1/s-l1600_6.jpg)

(https://s14.postimg.cc/sfn4q86ct/s-l1600_9.jpg)

After spending a good amount of money got it into this shape (thanks to a Forum sponsor)

(https://s14.postimg.cc/8xshadwl9/IMG_4665.jpg)

(https://s14.postimg.cc/vz92g5je5/IMG_4666.jpg)

(https://s14.postimg.cc/r0lk1mnb1/IMG_4667.jpg)

(https://s14.postimg.cc/7iqwlo37x/IMG_4668.jpg)

Don't think it is still in a usable shape and don't want to test.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Dontfearthereaper on May 02, 2018, 08:47:23 AM
What type of Slazenger is that?  Looks a bit like a Newbury Excalibur.

Here is my latest add to the collection. Has a very clean face circa late 90s early 2000s I think.
(https://i.imgur.com/Jhjx46qm.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/b3ex4qBm.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/TzDms9Fm.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/0Tn86R3b.jpg)



EDIT: Can you not use Imgur on here anymore????

EDIT Deux: Eurrgh - Note to self - Don't upload on this site using a mobile...
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: avkrish on May 02, 2018, 08:53:15 AM
What type of Slazenger is that?  Looks a bit like a Newbury Excalibur.

I think it was called Slazenger WG, may not be correct.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Dontfearthereaper on May 02, 2018, 10:40:11 AM
This is another one that is kinda interesting.  You might not be able to read it but the yellow text says Indoor.  This bat has no ridge.  It's completely flat on both sides.  My guess is for a few years in the 80s manufactures thought you needed a specialist bat to play Indoor Cricket.

(https://i.imgur.com/qomu1fWm.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/62xhM80m.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/EZIpImAm.jpg)

Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Mortimer on May 07, 2018, 07:27:38 PM
What type of Slazenger is that?  Looks a bit like a Newbury Excalibur.

It's a Slazenger WG, I think it came on the market in 84 at the same time as GN's shoulderless bat, the Volcano.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Mortimer on May 07, 2018, 07:31:55 PM
Not really 'pure' Vintage, but I got hold of this the other day -

I'm assuming it's one of the later original scoopy series - can anyone date it for me?

The Sabre was introduced for the 1997 season. I saw one in VKS just before Xmas 96 and thought about buying one, but in the end went for a very nice GN Dynadrive.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: petehosk on May 07, 2018, 07:56:18 PM
I think it was called Slazenger WG, may not be correct.

It was indeed - have one in my collection somewhere.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: avkrish on May 08, 2018, 05:27:18 AM
It's a Slazenger WG, I think it came on the market in 84 at the same time as GN's shoulderless bat, the Volcano.

Have not seen even a photo of the GN Volcano barring a snapshot in one of the Forum posts. Even Gray-Nicolls UK could not provide any information about it. Would like to see some photos if any Forum members have got one in their collection and hope to own one at some point of time...along with a Newbery Excalibur
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Mattsky on May 08, 2018, 09:18:57 AM
One-word mention of the Volcano here in a potted history of GN:

http://www.cricketdirect.co.uk/blog/cricket-bat-reviews/160-not-out-a-history-of-gray-nicolls-cricket-bats/
 (http://www.cricketdirect.co.uk/blog/cricket-bat-reviews/160-not-out-a-history-of-gray-nicolls-cricket-bats/)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: billyb on November 04, 2018, 02:24:28 AM
On a rare trip to London, I found these beauties in a shop somewhere in Portobello Market/Notting Hill. A few shops had a collection of vintage willow!

(https://i.postimg.cc/TwJw1w4s/20181103-142219.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: excalibur on December 07, 2018, 03:13:14 PM
Hello all, 
It's been a while.  Here are some of my latest acquisitions.  I really like the old white Skipper.  Had the same bat when I was 11 - Many moons ago.  The handle is actually made of a hollowed plastic topped with wood.  I know this, as I drilled a hole in the top and filled it with lead to give it more weight.  It broke in half a couple of weeks later!

([url]http://i.imgur.com/H4RX8LHl.jpg[/url])
([url]http://i.imgur.com/CBC072jl.jpg[/url])



Id love to get my hands on that Duncan Fearnley Magnum Club, My first full size bat!! You fancy selling?
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: DorsetDan on December 07, 2018, 04:03:32 PM
A very handed down DF was my first non-Kashmir willow bat too. Love the engraved logos and shop names in the post above too. I found my dads GM Autograph which looks similar to the one above and they had beautifully shaped handles even then 😀
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Chalkie on December 14, 2018, 08:29:34 PM
So I started collecting older bats a couple of years ago inspired by the vintage bats thread. I picked up a few old bats based on which ones people said were collectible, but just over a year ago I decided to focus on GNs - partially after seeing the collection of Scoops built up by the guy from Singapore.

Thought it was about time I shared a couple of pics of the collection so far.

(http://i65.tinypic.com/14tvl1g.jpg)

(http://i65.tinypic.com/2r7ym80.jpg)

(http://i66.tinypic.com/23vmafd.jpg)

(http://i65.tinypic.com/dw3lw7.jpg)

Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: jamielsn15 on December 15, 2018, 10:10:07 AM
Very nice. Am I correct in assuming the Lara 375 bats were still GNs?
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Chalkie on December 15, 2018, 03:31:44 PM
Yes, I believe they made them for him to sticker up, they also made bats for wisden (DG100) before it became the GN twin scoop
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Sitonit on December 19, 2018, 03:11:21 PM
Here's my £8.49 purchase of eBay, not bad at all!

([url]http://i1338.photobucket.com/albums/o697/NeonCricket/IMG_2483_zpsqiflxqmi.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1338.photobucket.com/user/NeonCricket/media/IMG_2483_zpsqiflxqmi.jpg.html[/url])



Where didju get these grips? Are these same as used by JM here @6:15?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRAd8vrYhQo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRAd8vrYhQo)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Kulli on December 19, 2018, 03:24:20 PM
Looks like the original grip.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Sitonit on December 19, 2018, 03:49:51 PM
Looks like the original grip.


How about this one?


([url]http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/21/1c20e2bc33a5a4837f0742c3ca9e38a0.jpg[/url])



Is this same as used by JM?
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Kulli on December 19, 2018, 03:57:20 PM
That looks like the ones Slazenger used in the late 90's. It's just a standard chevron isn't it?
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: tim2000s on December 19, 2018, 03:59:16 PM
@Chalkie Where di you get the Twin Scoop? I've been looking for one of those for ages.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Chalkie on December 19, 2018, 08:07:58 PM
@Chalkie Where di you get the Twin Scoop? I've been looking for one of those for ages.

@tim2000s I just got a bit lucky, I found it through a second hand selling site. The one I want now is a GN500 (4 scoop)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Psi on January 29, 2019, 11:20:25 AM
[Sorry if this post appears twice - the server gave some funny error messages first time]

I have a nice Newbery Club Master. Can anyone give a rough date for it? I sent pics to Newbery and they didn't know when it was made.

Photos are at https://photos.app.goo.gl/MJKL3rMTqjLaBp3U7 excuse the jazzy grip and scuff sheet... It is for sale on a well known auction site at the moment...

Also, not sure if this is really Vintage, and it's definitely not British made, but here is a BDM Dynamic Force. Can anyone date it, and do you think the amazing tiger decals and carving are original or
some custom messing with the bat? This one definitely not for sale... See pics at https://photos.app.goo.gl/jN9vKXiTee3ipu36A
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Kulli on January 29, 2019, 11:26:12 AM
I'd say that Newbery was likely mid 90's.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Chalkie on January 29, 2019, 11:46:12 AM

Also, not sure if this is really Vintage, and it's definitely not British made, but here is a BDM Dynamic Force. Can anyone date it, and do you think the amazing tiger decals and carving are original or
some custom messing with the bat? This one definitely not for sale... See pics at https://photos.app.goo.gl/jN9vKXiTee3ipu36A

I have an old BDM typhoon which has similar groves in the back edges, think they copied the Slazenger V800 MK2. I think there is a picture earlier in this thread, will see if I can find it
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Chalkie on January 29, 2019, 11:52:27 AM
Here you go - the BDM is top right, and the Slaz bottom right (still have both but planning to sell as focusing on GN now)


(http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o744/alasdairwhite/IMG_1716_zpsio35rhmc.jpg) (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/alasdairwhite/media/IMG_1716_zpsio35rhmc.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Psi on January 30, 2019, 10:47:22 PM
Here is my son's Harrow vintage Kippax Leviathon:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/eJmd2rorDzUQjRQL9

These are definitely some of the best stickers and presentation. I thought it was a devil picture but I now see that these are dragons. I particularly like the old style lettering. It's a shame so few of the bats nowadays have this kind of artwork.

The grains are really nice and it still pings well, although on close inspection I think it might be starting to delaminate. I may do some repair work before next season...
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Psi on February 01, 2019, 10:52:39 AM
Now if we are talking really vintage kit, take a look at

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Primitive-Wooden-Cricket-Bat-Sports-Bar-Pub-Man-Cave-Decorative/292920377307 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Primitive-Wooden-Cricket-Bat-Sports-Bar-Pub-Man-Cave-Decorative/292920377307)

Could it be genuine? Or maybe just a modern mock-up
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Chalkie on February 01, 2019, 01:19:21 PM
No splice so either very old, or homemade, I would suggest the latter. My mate has something very similar in his garage, he made it out of a spare piece of oak he had lying around when his kids were young (20yrs ago)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Andythomo21 on February 11, 2019, 12:41:19 AM
A couple of nice vintage bats here :

(https://i.postimg.cc/SxdH04VK/387-EC2-B4-1801-4-A28-B20-D-04-B01571-C5-CC.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/SnXg8wB0)

(https://i.postimg.cc/43MLZxcX/A002-E8-B0-A4-DB-41-A4-A1-D6-A24-C8-C367-B13.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/HJw49H3N)

(https://i.postimg.cc/zDTtZ5G1/BE5947-FD-D8-F4-4-B2-B-9-E6-D-D16259-CA6-DE3.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/t7CtWK6r)

(https://i.postimg.cc/J03Pb32h/CAFF207-B-D4-E8-4-E7-E-81-BA-1970245-ECC11.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Wq3GVZjR)

(https://i.postimg.cc/QtT6MZg1/D57-FDA95-81-D3-4-E09-AC67-303878803509.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/S2mLZ5vx)

(https://i.postimg.cc/KvF9mV13/F1226-D9-B-C8-B2-4-BC4-88-B8-BC2-A9-AD21651.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/LhCkTxBm)

Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Mortimer on February 11, 2019, 11:05:37 PM
I think the bat labelled as a Kippax is actually a HCB Reflex, it has the same distinctive shape as the Reflex

The SP is nice as well, pity it's missing some labels
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: jonny77 on February 20, 2019, 09:04:13 PM
How old is this? Vaguely remember them from years ago..

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F223392111984 (https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F223392111984)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: dt-second-hand-cricket on February 21, 2019, 08:35:50 AM
marketed by David Gower late in his career - wonder where they were made/who made the bats for them as was probably too early for the small company bulk buying from RNS/SG etc?

i loved the gloves he wore!!!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: dt-second-hand-cricket on February 21, 2019, 08:40:40 AM
(https://i.postimg.cc/TYwYTY9q/DGOW01.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
(https://i.postimg.cc/5NR9ydKc/DGOW03.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Kulli on February 21, 2019, 11:22:49 AM
This classic went quickly!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Gunn-And-Moore-Diamond-Cricket-Bat-Short-Handle-Excellent/143140900471 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Gunn-And-Moore-Diamond-Cricket-Bat-Short-Handle-Excellent/143140900471)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Yorkershire on February 21, 2019, 11:33:10 AM
This classic went quickly!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Gunn-And-Moore-Diamond-Cricket-Bat-Short-Handle-Excellent/143140900471 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Gunn-And-Moore-Diamond-Cricket-Bat-Short-Handle-Excellent/143140900471)

I'm not buying any bats ta moment but would have def bought that! great condition!
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Chalkie on February 21, 2019, 11:33:35 AM
This classic went quickly!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Gunn-And-Moore-Diamond-Cricket-Bat-Short-Handle-Excellent/143140900471 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Gunn-And-Moore-Diamond-Cricket-Bat-Short-Handle-Excellent/143140900471)

Not surprised, lovely condition and with the matching cover as well
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: AJ2014 on February 21, 2019, 11:40:42 AM
This classic went quickly!
Bought it when it came out, it was exciting design like diamond🙂

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Gunn-And-Moore-Diamond-Cricket-Bat-Short-Handle-Excellent/143140900471 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Gunn-And-Moore-Diamond-Cricket-Bat-Short-Handle-Excellent/143140900471)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Kulli on February 21, 2019, 11:57:20 AM
I'm not buying any bats ta moment but would have def bought that! great condition!

Looks like it's maybe been used once, saw the same seller also sold one in mint condition earler, albiet a nasty non oil one. For 40 quid these are both lovely.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Gunn-And-Moore-GM-Cannon-Xtra-Cricket-Bat-Short-Handle-New-Non-Oil/143092837823 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Gunn-And-Moore-GM-Cannon-Xtra-Cricket-Bat-Short-Handle-New-Non-Oil/143092837823)
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: jonny77 on February 21, 2019, 01:56:49 PM
I've still got a GM Cannon original in the garage, one of the best bats I owned. Still original stickers but delaminated beyond repair I think. Most of the middle is stuck to the scuff sheet, otherwise repair I'd get it repaired as would love to try and use it in a net again just for old times sake.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats polyarmoured?
Post by: Psi on March 31, 2019, 12:59:27 PM
Not sure if this is really a vintage bats issue, but does anyone have experience with the GM Cannon 303 bats? Were they a decent blade? Looks like they retailed around £160 at the time.

 The one I have is heavy, nearly 3lb, but is unfortunately poly armoured.

Has anyone tried removing polyarmour? Can it be sanded off? Are the grains of the bats underneath usually a mess?

Pics below...

https://photos.app.goo.gl/xr6uGjSUXQgWJnes8
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: billyb on March 31, 2019, 04:03:59 PM
303 was the first English willow bat in the range, with the 202 and 101 being Kashmir. Decent cheap sticks I guess.
Title: Re: Vintage Bats
Post by: Psi on March 31, 2019, 04:17:11 PM
Thanks.