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Companies => Off-the-shelf companies => Topic started by: benny231 on September 17, 2014, 03:49:53 AM

Title: ZX Cricket?
Post by: benny231 on September 17, 2014, 03:49:53 AM
Hey guys, came across this brand on Online Stockist. Blades don't look too bad, probably would make a decent net bat. But what caught my eye were the stickers. They are exactly the same as the Puma stickers over the last couple of years, only mirrored. Are brands allowed to do this? Isn't there some sort of copyright or something which would stop other brands from basically copying other's stickers? Or is that some sort of unwritten law in which if yo do copy other's stickers you just look like an idiot?

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Interested to hear what some of the forum sponsors think about this and what sort of processes they go through to ensure their stickers don't match or aren't similar to other brand's?
Title: Re: ZX Cricket?
Post by: potzy248 on September 17, 2014, 06:51:59 AM
Cheap Puma rip offs. I think they look very poor and cheap.
Title: Re: ZX Cricket?
Post by: cricketrob on September 17, 2014, 07:07:00 AM
Bat covers look okay but that's about it.
Title: Re: ZX Cricket?
Post by: Davcc on September 17, 2014, 02:06:29 PM
Asked Ajit about them, says they're totally customisable, the willow and prices look pretty good, potentially worth a punt, not had anything bad from Online Stockists
Title: Re: ZX Cricket?
Post by: benny231 on September 17, 2014, 02:18:17 PM
Yeah they look like decent sticks. Just curious as to how they can be so blatant about copying Puma's stickers...
Title: Re: ZX Cricket?
Post by: Lwesty143 on November 12, 2014, 09:49:06 AM
The new Lorimers bats also have extremely similar stickers, perhaps they're all from the same place  ;)
http://lorimers4cricket.co.uk/brands/lorimers/lorimers-platinum (http://lorimers4cricket.co.uk/brands/lorimers/lorimers-platinum)
Title: Re: ZX Cricket?
Post by: uknsaunders on November 12, 2014, 10:12:35 AM
Better off having them blank if they are good sticks. The only thing those stickers do is add weight and make the bat look cheaper than it is.
Title: Re: ZX Cricket?
Post by: joeljonno on November 12, 2014, 02:28:04 PM
At least ZX came up with different names for the bats.

Lorimers have the Puma names and Puma stickers.
Title: Re: ZX Cricket?
Post by: AverageCricketer on November 12, 2014, 08:45:31 PM
And the Puma description
Title: Re: ZX Cricket?
Post by: Nmcgee on November 12, 2014, 10:38:23 PM
I picked up a ZX Solitaire the other day and it looked to be the biggest piece of willow I've ever seen....and 2.9. Consistently enormous from handle to toe. Undoubtably dry though and I have no idea how they preform.
Title: Re: ZX Cricket?
Post by: Bat Wizard on May 19, 2015, 07:16:10 PM
I picked up a ZX Solitaire the other day and it looked to be the biggest piece of willow I've ever seen....and 2.9. Consistently enormous from handle to toe. Undoubtably dry though and I have no idea how they preform.
How did the bat perform, I am really interested to know ??
Title: Re: ZX Cricket?
Post by: ali on June 28, 2015, 10:21:55 AM
I have recently started using ZX bats.They are just awesome. Ready to play bats.
Title: Re: ZX Cricket?
Post by: Bat Wizard on June 28, 2015, 01:20:27 PM
Great bats have seen a few !!!
Title: Re: ZX Cricket?
Post by: Alvaro on June 28, 2015, 04:46:02 PM
*sold (?)
Title: Re: ZX Cricket?
Post by: potzy248 on June 28, 2015, 07:49:10 PM
I have recently started using ZX bats.They are just awesome. Ready to play bats.

Why are they just awesome?

Title: Re: ZX Cricket?
Post by: simonmay5 on June 28, 2015, 08:08:40 PM
Great bats have seen a few !!!

What makes them so good would love to know and what makes them different from ss sf ect as they are a lot cheaper than them and how would you rate them to a uk made bat
Title: Re: ZX Cricket?
Post by: Bat Wizard on June 29, 2015, 01:07:41 AM
What makes them so good would love to know and what makes them different from ss sf ect as they are a lot cheaper than them and how would you rate them to a uk made bat
Price is just one factor to attract people.
I believe quality speaks for itself. Have seen quite a few
Pros in MPCL using there bats.
As far as rating i feel their price with quality
Combo is very good and far better to a UK made bat.
Rest everyone has their own opinions...
Title: Re: ZX Cricket?
Post by: tailender on June 29, 2015, 08:17:32 AM
Who are ZX cricket? do they even have a website? tried to google them and just got online stockist?

They look like average bats to me, wouldn't surprise me if they were hit and miss, a little like MSR hence the price
Title: Re: ZX Cricket?
Post by: sanredrose on July 09, 2015, 07:14:05 AM
I don't know if anyone is still following this thread. ZX cricket is basically a small org based out of India. Their fb page says so => https://www.facebook.com/JmsCricketRealChargers. (https://www.facebook.com/JmsCricketRealChargers.) I haven't personally used them, but some of my team mates do and it helps them score a lot of runs.
Title: Re: ZX Cricket?
Post by: Neon Cricket on July 09, 2015, 07:27:54 AM
"but some of my team mates do and it helps them score a lot of runs."

 ???
Title: Re: ZX Cricket?
Post by: Bat Wizard on July 09, 2015, 11:16:21 AM
I believe they also have an after sales service
Tie-up in UK. Not many Asian big brands also
Have that facility. What else you want Good
Stuff with after sales service available...
Title: Re: ZX Cricket?
Post by: Neon Cricket on July 09, 2015, 11:50:28 AM
I believe they also have an after sales service
Tie-up in UK. Not many Asian big brands also
Have that facility. What else you want Good
Stuff with after sales service available...

So what links you to ZX Cricket then?
Title: Re: ZX Cricket?
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on July 09, 2015, 11:52:05 AM
Oh, so cynical Mr Neon  ;)
Title: Re: ZX Cricket?
Post by: sarg on July 11, 2015, 05:20:19 AM
Based on what I've used, that wasn't a ZX, but made by them, it went well. The steel spring stickers looked interesting.
Title: Re: ZX Cricket?
Post by: gibbinscricket on July 12, 2015, 12:16:08 PM
I've had my hands on a few bats made by ZX and they have all gone really well straight away bar one. That bat took almost a season to come on and is decent now. I've had a few rockets from them, a couple of really good, and the rest above average.
Title: Re: ZX Cricket?
Post by: gaurav23 on April 02, 2017, 05:06:36 PM
Made by SG !!
Title: Re: ZX Cricket?
Post by: jblowe on April 02, 2017, 05:46:52 PM
http://onlinestockist.com/ZX-SOLITAIRE-English-Willow-Cricket-Bat-Select-Willow-2015-P4973728.aspx (http://onlinestockist.com/ZX-SOLITAIRE-English-Willow-Cricket-Bat-Select-Willow-2015-P4973728.aspx)

 nice grain
Title: Re: ZX Cricket?
Post by: i12breakfree on April 02, 2017, 07:38:46 PM
i heard ZX and BDM are making CEAT bats
Title: Re: ZX Cricket?
Post by: rahul_1987 on April 02, 2017, 08:49:08 PM
i heard ZX and BDM are making CEAT bats

CEAT bats are made by a lot of manufacturers similar to MRF. BDM could be one. I know that CEAT bats are also made by RS.
Title: Re: ZX Cricket?
Post by: gaurav23 on April 03, 2017, 03:33:59 AM
A bit of digging in to the company info has Sidhant Mahajan as the director of ZX (same family name as the BDM guys), based in Meerut (same as BDM).

Still doesn't say anything about who makes the bats and the ones I saw were in the £200+ bracket not the OS type bats...

@gaurav23 where did you hear SG made ZX bats? SG seem to be making a lot of people on the forum happy at the moment...

From a dealer here who only stocks SG,ZX & Kook - Bharat Sports.
Title: Re: ZX Cricket?
Post by: Calzehbhoy on May 20, 2018, 09:28:29 AM
Was there ever a solid consensus on who made ZX & what the quality was like?
Title: Re: ZX Cricket?
Post by: Biggie Smalls on May 20, 2018, 03:40:03 PM
Was there ever a solid consensus on who made ZX & what the quality was like?



Um , i think zx make zx , no ?
Title: Re: ZX Cricket?
Post by: Calzehbhoy on May 31, 2018, 01:31:24 PM
Thought I'd give one a go after seeing some on Instagram. Picked this one up for £80 GBP including postage to the UK. Must admit, initial impressions are pretty good, taps up surprisingly nicely!

(https://s26.postimg.cc/i429r72gp/IMG_8293.jpg)
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(https://s26.postimg.cc/t3nh2sdg9/IMG_8291.jpg)
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Title: Re: ZX Cricket?
Post by: Tom_90 on May 31, 2018, 02:10:19 PM
looks great! online stockist purchase?
Title: Re: ZX Cricket?
Post by: Calzehbhoy on May 31, 2018, 02:21:29 PM
I never really trust Online Stockists, saw these posted on Insta from another Indian retailer and the price was too good to refuse.
Title: Re: ZX Cricket?
Post by: Biggie Smalls on May 31, 2018, 03:00:24 PM
Great looking shape and grains . If the pressing is like the other brands that zx make then it should ping well too .
Fair enough that you'd be surprised to some extent re what youd recieve for such aa cheap price , especially when you see/hear some of the stories (ie the huge blackhole size pinknots under ceat stickers etc ). But , when you know that the company can produce great bats for these other brands too,  and knowing their bdm connection (who are a fairly reliable brand really) , then perhaps we shouldn't  be all that surprised at all . All I'd be a  bit tentative about, as I'd be with any brand ive not had eperience with ( particularly subcontinental brands i haven't used ) , is the longevity .
All in all seems a great purchase /bargain .
Title: Re: ZX Cricket?
Post by: jonny77 on May 31, 2018, 09:53:24 PM
I never really trust Online Stockists, saw these posted on Insta from another Indian retailer and the price was too good to refuse.

Where was this sourced? Looks decent.
Title: Re: ZX Cricket?
Post by: KettonJake on May 31, 2018, 10:13:48 PM
Is it just the pic or is the handle not straight?
Title: Re: ZX Cricket?
Post by: Calzehbhoy on June 01, 2018, 07:54:58 AM
Just the pic mate.
Title: Re: ZX Cricket?
Post by: jonny77 on August 03, 2018, 12:04:08 PM
@Calzehbhoy have you used this bat yet? What's it like?
Title: Re: ZX Cricket?
Post by: Calzehbhoy on August 03, 2018, 12:26:11 PM
Itís alright.

Not the best bat Iíve ever used but certainly more than good enough for me!