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Title: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Tom on March 09, 2017, 01:43:18 PM
Seeing as they've now got a Twitter, I guess it's public?

https://twitter.com/KeeleyCricket

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C4d66ZhWAAAaM9t.jpg)
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: edge on March 09, 2017, 01:47:47 PM
Love that their followers consist almost entirely, possibly entirely, of CBF members!
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: ppccopener on March 09, 2017, 02:06:47 PM
are we allowed to start getting excited about it now without breaking any rules and regs?

 :)

the best batmaker in the business finally gets his own name on his work

dunno about anyone else, im really pleased about this.

he is....the best, or at least if anyone else thinks there's someone better....he is up there with the very best.
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Buzz on March 09, 2017, 02:16:58 PM
Being launched in May
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: ppccopener on March 09, 2017, 02:28:46 PM
Being launched in May

in the shops Buzz or thru some other method?

not that im putting aside a few quid till May 1 of course.....
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: smilley792 on March 09, 2017, 02:35:11 PM
Big fan off the stickers myself. But apparently there only a first draft to get some on mr northeasts bats for a tournament keeley thought would never be seen over here.


(http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h76/smilley792/72269628-4822-4176-BCD2-DC2150AE6ADF_zpskllbhbxw.jpg) (http://s61.photobucket.com/user/smilley792/media/72269628-4822-4176-BCD2-DC2150AE6ADF_zpskllbhbxw.jpg.html)

I await patiently with my wallet.
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on March 09, 2017, 02:36:09 PM
Got the twitter notfication that popped up saying one of your contacts in on twitter and im glad Tim and Nick are finally going solo as they have put up with quite a lot over the years.
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Seniorplayer on March 09, 2017, 02:50:29 PM
are we allowed to start getting excited about it now without breaking any rules and regs?

 :)

the best batmaker in the business finally gets his own name on his work

dunno about anyone else, im really pleased about this.

he is....the best, or at least if anyone else thinks there's someone better....he is up there with the very best.

He's the best in the business
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Kulli on March 09, 2017, 02:51:15 PM
Hope they're getting Keeley involved with the launch party, or the stickers ;)
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: FattusCattus on March 09, 2017, 02:52:23 PM
I hope those are the actual gloves - I like them, I do.
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Bwcc on March 09, 2017, 02:52:50 PM
@smilley792 those don't really look A million miles away from it
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Bwcc on March 09, 2017, 03:34:11 PM
I feel a forum trip to keeleys place coming on
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: thedon on March 09, 2017, 03:44:24 PM
Is anyone on this forum not going to buy one????
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: csnew on March 09, 2017, 03:53:19 PM
Is anyone on this forum not going to buy one????

We should ask for a good discount ;)
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on March 09, 2017, 03:54:21 PM
Is anyone on this forum not going to buy one????

Yes, been there done that and got the t-shirt :)
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Bwcc on March 09, 2017, 04:01:41 PM
I'll have a word with him tomorrow see if we can arrange a mass visit anyone up for that?
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Mpt7 on March 09, 2017, 04:06:36 PM
this is very exciting
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: i12breakfree on March 09, 2017, 04:08:07 PM
if u guys plan to go let me know...i may ask one you to pick one for me  ;) ;)
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: ppccopener on March 09, 2017, 04:09:18 PM
I'll have a word with him tomorrow see if we can arrange a mass visit anyone up for that?

what u know the dude?
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Bwcc on March 09, 2017, 04:12:24 PM
I do @ppccopener
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: ppccopener on March 09, 2017, 04:13:47 PM
I do @ppccopener

that's class  :)
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: northernboy1987 on March 09, 2017, 04:14:36 PM
Careful @Bwcc @ppccopener will go all Fangirl on you now  :D
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: ppccopener on March 09, 2017, 04:21:00 PM
haha !!!  :)
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: LateBloomer on March 09, 2017, 04:22:00 PM
I'll have a word with him tomorrow see if we can arrange a mass visit anyone up for that?

I am keen if this can be arranged. I must have had at least 10 bats from his stable over the years
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Chalkie on March 09, 2017, 04:43:14 PM
I'll have a word with him tomorrow see if we can arrange a mass visit anyone up for that?

Where is his base/workshop - Sussex?
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Bwcc on March 09, 2017, 04:45:34 PM
It's in Sussex in the wilderness
I'll see if I can arrange a Friday in may what's best for everyone
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: FattusCattus on March 09, 2017, 05:22:02 PM
Christ!! I thought he tried to keep members of the public at arms length if possible.  Can you imagine what a stampede of nerds would do for his humour!
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Bwcc on March 09, 2017, 05:27:09 PM
I'm sure he won't mind if I tell him a gang of people want to come and buy his stuff
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: ppccopener on March 09, 2017, 05:34:50 PM
You cant help thinking this venture is going to go well, and the goodwill over the years has built up for all us how have bought and used his bats.

I hope it's a huge success, it's a crowded market I suppose but there's always room for more it seems.

Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: e4sby on March 09, 2017, 06:12:26 PM
Christ!! I thought he tried to keep members of the public at arms length if possible.  Can you imagine what a stampede of weirdos  would do for his humour!

Corrected the above for you Bruce 😉
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: procricket on March 09, 2017, 06:14:56 PM
Imagine the southern net busters with tons of these
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Bwcc on March 09, 2017, 06:33:34 PM
How many people are interested in going down there then? I'll have to give him an idea of numbers
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Neon Cricket on March 09, 2017, 06:38:38 PM
I'd be interested depending on the date mate!
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: roco on March 09, 2017, 06:48:29 PM
I'd go as been to a fair few on here and gm so would love to see the set up
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Bwcc on March 09, 2017, 06:52:08 PM
12th may everyone?
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Bats_Galore on March 09, 2017, 07:07:22 PM
Be very keen
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: procricket on March 09, 2017, 07:08:33 PM
yes would love to come down and meet  the Keeley's
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: simonmay5 on March 09, 2017, 07:40:20 PM
Yes I be up for the trip and pretty sure @tom line would be as well
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Bwcc on March 09, 2017, 07:42:21 PM
So at least
@procricket @Bats_Galore  @roco @neoncricket @LateBloomer @ppccopener @tom line @simonmay5
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Neon Cricket on March 09, 2017, 07:53:30 PM
I'm sure once everyone spots this that list will become quite substantial!
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Bwcc on March 09, 2017, 07:55:42 PM
If I tell him there's 15 people who want to come and buy a bat from him I doubt he'll be annoyed
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: JB on March 09, 2017, 08:00:52 PM
I'd love to have a ride down! Long way for me though, have to see if I could get a day off!
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on March 09, 2017, 08:17:59 PM
I'll certainly be making the journey if it's possible @Bwcc
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Bwcc on March 09, 2017, 08:22:03 PM
Where is everyone from by the way
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: JB on March 09, 2017, 08:22:45 PM
Durham
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: GDP1964 on March 09, 2017, 08:25:27 PM
I would hold the horses a bit lads I speak regularly with Tim and at this stage he wants to get his Brand 100% right the first time he has not even decided how or where he will be selling his brand . It is fantastic news that his brand will be directly associated with Tim himself but as I know Tim he will not rush this and judging by the response on here he is not going to struggle to find customers
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Bwcc on March 09, 2017, 08:26:09 PM
quite a journey @JB 😳
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Bwcc on March 09, 2017, 08:27:34 PM
@GDP1964 I haven't confirmed anything yet as I said I'll speak to him tomorrow and see what he thinks about it, it's about 2 months away I'm suggesting so he might be set up by then
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: JB on March 09, 2017, 08:29:17 PM
You bet it is @Bwcc
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: GDP1964 on March 09, 2017, 08:47:46 PM
Please don't get me wrong I am sure Tim will be up for it and as you said it is a while away and no doubt he will be ready for business by then
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: liscon12 on March 09, 2017, 08:56:18 PM
Can you all make sure you take enough photos and have some good write-ups for us guys up north please  :D

I'm so jealous of you lot living down south, the world's your oyster when it comes to bat makers and visiting them, @northernboy1987 knows what I mean
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: northernboy1987 on March 09, 2017, 09:03:06 PM
Can you all make sure you take enough photos and have some good write-ups for us guys up north please  :D

I'm so jealous of you lot living down south, the world's your oyster when it comes to bat makers and visiting them, @northernboy1987 knows what I mean

If there's no pics then surely it will all be fictional?  :) it is hard work living up here sometimes, million miles from anywhere, scenery makes up for it though!
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: FattusCattus on March 09, 2017, 09:04:59 PM
@Bwcc - I would like to attend, to bring a bit of class and sanity to the occasion.
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: skip1973 on March 10, 2017, 03:20:54 AM
@Bwcc - I would like to attend, to bring a bit of class and sanity to the occasion.
Are you going to Bring any money with you though?
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Churchy1989 on March 10, 2017, 08:26:47 AM
TK's twitter page gone...

Maybe this thread is not a good idea....
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: roco on March 10, 2017, 09:09:36 AM
its like we are being watched form the shadows

or our TV's have been hacked
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: manno on March 10, 2017, 09:12:13 AM
Another "bedroom brand" ?
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on March 10, 2017, 09:42:15 AM
Another "bedroom brand" ?

Please tell me this is a joke...
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: ppccopener on March 10, 2017, 10:06:07 AM
Please tell me this is a joke...

if it is a bedroom brand...... it's the best kind with every supermodel in the world in it podshaving nudie
 :)
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: FattusCattus on March 10, 2017, 10:58:25 AM
Told you - he's like Boo Radley, doesn't like crowds or fuss, and least of all a plague of nerds fondling his tools!!

I envisage him standing behind his workbench, looking out at this:

(https://s23.postimg.org/gcsvmiagn/fans.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/gcsvmiagn/)

or this

(https://s9.postimg.org/4yz95e9kb/puppies.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/4yz95e9kb/)
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Vitas Cricket on March 10, 2017, 11:50:35 AM
doesn't like crowds or fuss,

So he's basically the 'anti-Fattus' then?  :D
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Bwcc on March 10, 2017, 01:27:38 PM
Anyone know when kents next game is?
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: ppccopener on March 10, 2017, 02:09:26 PM
Anyone know when kents next game is?

dunno but pre season 'warm weather training' was in Antigua cos me mate posted a facebook picture from the beach !!!

it's alright for some

we are all frustrated pro's......if only I had the coaching at a young age/went to the right school/etc etc

haha  :)
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Bwcc on March 10, 2017, 02:28:56 PM
I don't know if it's on TV but if anyone catches a Kent game on sky/ bt then keep an eye on northeast
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: ppccopener on March 10, 2017, 02:35:21 PM
I don't know if it's on TV but if anyone catches a Kent game on sky/ bt then keep an eye on northeast

All eyes on Sam.  ;)
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Tom on March 10, 2017, 02:49:40 PM
He'll be on TV on the 19th with the North/South game I reckon
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: ppccopener on March 10, 2017, 03:13:01 PM
He'll be on TV on the 19th with the North/South game I reckon

tom youre in the business. now don't get me wrong, I don't object to paying for my cricket equipment, if I did, I wouldn't have any.I don't particularly like the price of modern day bats but that's just how it is-they are expensive.

but have you ever wondered have great it would be as a pro cricketer for someone to come and ask you to use their bats? and then have a few bats made exactly how you like it. And then for the batmaker to be happy his kit gets advertising?

surely that's got to be a great feeling....and at the top end, actually to get paid for using free kit...
 :)
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Bwcc on March 10, 2017, 03:21:17 PM
Or be such a good batmaker people ask you if they can use your new kit
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: ppccopener on March 10, 2017, 03:27:53 PM
Or be such a good batmaker people ask you if they can use your new kit

yes.....there is that too.  :)
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Tom on March 10, 2017, 03:37:37 PM
tom youre in the business. now don't get me wrong, I don't object to paying for my cricket equipment, if I did, I wouldn't have any.I don't particularly like the price of modern day bats but that's just how it is-they are expensive.

but have you ever wondered have great it would be as a pro cricketer for someone to come and ask you to use their bats? and then have a few bats made exactly how you like it. And then for the batmaker to be happy his kit gets advertising?

surely that's got to be a great feeling....and at the top end, actually to get paid for using free kit...
 :)
In my experience, it rarely happens that a brand approaches a player out of the blue. Usually, agents sniff around brands seeing what they can get (whether that's kit only, kit + cash, kit+bonuses). No doubt the regular deliveries of free equipment would be quite amazing.

Interestingly, with Sam Northeast I have a feeling he cares about the craftsmanship, seein as he's used Salix, Newbery and now Keeley.
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: ppccopener on March 10, 2017, 03:43:02 PM
In my experience, it rarely happens that a brand approaches a player out of the blue. Usually, agents sniff around brands seeing what they can get (whether that's kit only, kit + cash, kit+bonuses). No doubt the regular deliveries of free equipment would be quite amazing.

Interestingly, with Sam Northeast I have a feeling he cares about the craftsmanship, seein as he's used Salix, Newbery and now Keeley.

Ah I see.....

Salix sponsored Northest as a junior and all the way thru until he went to Slazenger

One of the first cricketers to use Salix I saw anyway on the TV. I can't off the top of my head remember any others although they made for many pro's underneath the stickers.
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Bwcc on March 10, 2017, 03:43:26 PM
Tim doesn't seem to have a problem with a group visit down there didn't get a mention of when things will be ready though
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on March 10, 2017, 04:05:25 PM
Can I put my name down as one of the mob descending on group visiting TK please?  :D
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: ppccopener on March 10, 2017, 04:12:50 PM
this thread is awesome.

now and again the forum puts a smile on your face.
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Bwcc on March 10, 2017, 04:18:30 PM
Before this gets out of hand and I get in trouble as everyone who ever mentions this topic does I haven't got anything to do with Tim and I never intended this to be a 50 man parade into tims gaff playing with his toys
If he sets up his own bit on the side and if he opens his workshop to the public I might ask him then what can be done but I don't have anything to do with him I've just bought a few bats off him before (as has half the forum I assume)
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Tom on March 10, 2017, 04:23:28 PM
He could always charge an entrance fee... I reckon most of the forum would pay £20 to visit Thornden Mills.
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: ppccopener on March 10, 2017, 04:41:03 PM
yes some of us probably would haha  :)
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: ppccopener on March 10, 2017, 04:43:05 PM
Before this gets out of hand and I get in trouble as everyone who ever mentions this topic does I haven't got anything to do with Tim and I never intended this to be a 50 man parade into tims gaff playing with his toys
If he sets up his own bit on the side and if he opens his workshop to the public I might ask him then what can be done but I don't have anything to do with him I've just bought a few bats off him before (as has half the forum I assume)

don't stress brother it's all cool. if he does lots of us would like to go, if he doesn't that's fine. He's been in the background for years and probably will stay that way

there is a new brand being launched we think...and that's the most important thing  :)  that we have a new option to buy from.

that's really it

chillax
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on March 10, 2017, 04:55:10 PM
When it does launch what's the odds at least half the forum will end up as Keeley FKWs?
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: edge on March 10, 2017, 04:56:26 PM
When it does launch what's the odds at least half the forum will end up as Keeley FKWs?
Just you Cam! FKWW ha.
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on March 10, 2017, 04:57:30 PM
Just you Cam! FKWW ha.

How do I change my name on here?  :D
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on March 10, 2017, 05:02:01 PM
I don't know if it's on TV but if anyone catches a Kent game on sky/ bt then keep an eye on northeast

Kent play Surrey in a pre-season friendly on April 2/3. But I'm not going just to see which stickers Sam Northeast has on his bat.
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Seniorplayer on March 10, 2017, 07:22:19 PM
spoke to Tim  during the manufacture of  bats he  made  for me really amenable Bloke.
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: wayward_hayward on March 10, 2017, 08:25:11 PM
Yes, put me down for a forum visit!
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Vitas Cricket on March 11, 2017, 11:19:34 AM
The twitter account wasn't legit as an fyi.
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Tom on March 11, 2017, 01:00:44 PM
Interesting. It was set up by someone who's in mine, Ayrtek's and Pryzm's phone book.

Guess that narrows it down.

Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: smilley792 on March 11, 2017, 03:44:56 PM
What we saying, keyboard warrior maybe on here type?(be in many contacts as a purchaser)

Or

Disgruntled former business aqaunitance trying to cause issues?(be in many contacts as had business with them?)
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: GDP1964 on March 11, 2017, 04:00:16 PM
Jake at vitas said the same thing today account was set up by someone in his contacts
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: edge on March 11, 2017, 07:20:13 PM
Did think it was odd the picture was shoddy, and that the only account they followed was Newbery...
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: chrisbd on March 11, 2017, 08:58:29 PM
Twitter account user was also in the IJC phonebook....
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Bwcc on March 12, 2017, 06:43:02 PM
(http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt220/jamietilling/3E6432AF-EF9C-49CA-8434-1B0B6871CD7B_zpssghaciai.png) (http://s613.photobucket.com/user/jamietilling/media/3E6432AF-EF9C-49CA-8434-1B0B6871CD7B_zpssghaciai.png.html)
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: ppccopener on March 12, 2017, 06:47:33 PM
Eh up we are back on!! Right where those 10 mini buses we booked  :)

Just kidding !!!!

Well....at the risk is stating the obvious and trying to be objective....


I really really like the look of them.

Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Neon Cricket on March 12, 2017, 06:55:54 PM
Likely to be against the CBF grain, but I really don't like those

Preferred the first versions that were floating around to be honest!
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: procricket on March 12, 2017, 06:59:36 PM
they look photo shopped on
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on March 12, 2017, 07:25:24 PM
Speaking to someone close to Tim on FB these aren't the final version as they are awaiting the fully finished Matte/gloss/embossed/textured version I'd imagine.

Sam just wanted something to go on his bats for the Dubai tournament.
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Umi on March 12, 2017, 07:30:40 PM
I live in Dubai and play weekly at the academy that Sam and the rest will be training at. I will kindly request him to show me his TK bat and give you guys the feedback. Wish me luck mates
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Number4 on March 13, 2017, 07:39:48 AM
What does the SS stand for? Samuel J S????
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: manno on March 13, 2017, 08:05:03 AM
Speaking to someone close to Tim on FB these aren't the final version as they are awaiting the fully finished Matte/gloss/embossed/textured version I'd imagine.

Sam just wanted something to go on his bats for the Dubai tournament.

Is it just me or do the tops of those stickers make the bats look like they're wearing little shirts? And I hope he doesn't fall for the 'more is more' trend and ply the stickers with every texture/colour/finish under the sun.
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Kulli on March 13, 2017, 08:38:55 AM
What does the SS stand for? Samuel J S????
A jeweller that sponsors him.
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: ppccopener on March 13, 2017, 09:12:35 AM
slight off topic I know but Sam N has got to have been close to an England call. Prodigy in teenage years maybe will be a late developer and still achieve his potential.

Technically sound and is playing a lot better for Kent these days
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: adb club cricketer on March 13, 2017, 03:14:19 PM
Bats must perform great as can be expected from a TK but the stickers look horrible to me..the WORX branding doesnt seem easy to say either..
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: PunterPonting on March 20, 2017, 12:06:28 AM
Those stickers are genuinely bad. They look like a forum'ites attempt on Microsoft paint. Only saving grace are that the bats look decent.

I hope the service improves. I used to buy from Newbery and didn't especially like dealing with them, and always found them overpriced (£60 for re handle?). Also, my understanding was that he was the first to use a CNC machine in the UK (bought at low cost from Slaz when they decided they didn't want to make in the UK) - is this still going to be the case? He was just finishing the bats as far as I was aware...
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: PunterPonting on March 20, 2017, 12:09:14 AM
Also, if Northeast gets an England T20 gig (seems the most likely format, maybe ODI) odds on him taking some cash from a big boy? Got to be pretty high given he previously went with Slaz (who were at one point renowned for giving cash out to mid-level pro players) and you'd be able to get a decent amount at International level - I wouldn't blame him!
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on March 20, 2017, 01:35:15 AM
Newbery couldn't have been the first to use the CNC machine if they bought it from Slazenger?
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: PunterPonting on March 20, 2017, 02:08:05 AM
I was led to believe Slazenger ordered the thing, and it was being made up when they pulled the pin and decided to shift all manufacturing elsewhere (i.e., they never used it). This meant that Keeley/Newbery were able to buy it at a super knock down price. My understanding was they used it to shape all their bats, some of which were then possibly finished by hand.
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: skip1973 on March 20, 2017, 03:08:15 AM
Unfortunately they remind me of Lekka stickers.
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Percy on March 20, 2017, 07:25:07 AM
Stickers are terrible and from the pictures the bats look ok, no different to many average bats seen on the forum. TK has a great reputation but if he wants to compete as a commercial brand against some of the other specialist shavers he will have to raise his game. That's not to say they don't play brilliantly though.
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: northernboy1987 on March 20, 2017, 08:25:26 AM
Unfortunately they remind me of Lekka stickers.

Sadly I agree......
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Manormanic on March 20, 2017, 05:30:07 PM
Controversial!
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: springbok45 on May 16, 2017, 08:14:12 PM
Updated graphics

https://www.instagram.com/p/BUKnOLsAxuW/ (https://www.instagram.com/p/BUKnOLsAxuW/)

https://www.instagram.com/p/BUKndSUgwKD/ (https://www.instagram.com/p/BUKndSUgwKD/)
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Neon Cricket on May 17, 2017, 10:14:05 AM
Not a fan, look like something thrown together without any real thought taken over the branding. TK might be well known to us but he's a total unknown to the majority of the cricket community so without strong branding he won't have any more chance than every other start up.

Real shame as I'm sure the bats will play brilliantly if TK's reputation is anything to go by (never used one personally but rarely hear a bad word!)
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: swamidude on May 17, 2017, 10:21:01 AM
New stickers look considerably better! Did that forum trip to his workshop happen in the end?
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: smilley792 on May 17, 2017, 10:28:20 AM
I like em.
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Umi on May 17, 2017, 10:55:32 AM
A lot better than his last stickers
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: alexhilly1492 on May 17, 2017, 10:57:58 AM
I actually like them much much better than the first lot
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: wasted_talent on May 17, 2017, 11:00:16 AM
Definitely an improvement on the first batch. Liking the branding tbh!
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: ppccopener on May 17, 2017, 11:19:48 AM
I like the first lot !!!  :)

until these bats are available to buy I really honestly cannot get my season going at all.

ive never had one but I just know these are the answer
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: edge on June 29, 2017, 01:55:24 PM
I'll just leave these here...

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Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: addu84 on June 29, 2017, 03:04:53 PM
Whose team room is this? I ask because there is an official PCB/CA trolley case in the background. Looks old school....
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: northernboy1987 on June 29, 2017, 03:09:08 PM
Whose team room is this? I ask because there is an official PCB/CA trolley case in the background. Looks old school....

He's wearing a Kent kit if that helps.
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: brokenbat on June 29, 2017, 03:22:50 PM
yes, he's been playing in county cricket this season.
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: adb club cricketer on June 29, 2017, 03:26:37 PM
Any further info/insider news on when these might be available for general public to buy..
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Blank Bats on June 29, 2017, 03:32:42 PM
I like the kings crown on the bat.
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: GDP1964 on June 29, 2017, 04:53:34 PM
Having visited Tim and Nick recently I got the impression that not a lot will be available this season they are still working  on Decals ,Softs, Bags Bat shapes Names Models  who will sell where it will be sold etc  etc .My opinion all will be ready for next season with a  product launch towards the end of this Season
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Neon Cricket on June 29, 2017, 07:10:20 PM
That design looks miles better than the last incarnation - will be interesting to see the final versions! Look good.
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on June 29, 2017, 07:12:02 PM
Yasir Shah.
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Biggie Smalls on June 30, 2017, 03:15:30 AM
Whose team room is this? I ask because there is an official PCB/CA trolley case in the background. Looks old school....



The case is called Wheelicase ... made/owned  by the Netherlands team manager. A lot of guys (like chris gayle) and a few international teams are kitted out by them .  I looked into it because the cricket coffin sized case is awesome , but you have to buy a 3 case set (  cricket coffin ,  large suitcase size , carry on luggage size ) and at over $600au it just wasn't worth it . They do personalize the cases though , with names , club logos etc which is a nice touch .
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Tom on December 04, 2017, 03:30:04 PM
Top-end bat has an RRP of £550
G1's are £450
2's are £300
3's are £250

Top end pads are £130ish and gloves around £75

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Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Uzi Sports on December 04, 2017, 03:55:54 PM
G2s have RRP of £330
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on December 04, 2017, 03:58:04 PM
G2s have RRP of £330

'ow much?!?!  :o
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Northern monkey on December 04, 2017, 04:14:16 PM
330!!!
Worlds gone mad

Pop down to Kent and get a stunner from Salix or H4L, and a night out for that
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: InternalTraining on December 04, 2017, 04:25:19 PM
These prices are kwazay!!! :D

I am so glad I stocked up on bats before prices went ape-poo. Its kwazay!! :D
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: roco on December 04, 2017, 06:07:03 PM
Annnnnnnd Iím done

Any cheaper sports out there?
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: KW9221 on December 04, 2017, 06:15:03 PM
With this price, I would expect it to score runs on its own.
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: InternalTraining on December 04, 2017, 07:36:45 PM
It is all Newbery's fault. Had they kept Keeley brothers happy, they wouldn't have gone out on their own. Now, with their own branding, they have a right to charge an arm-and-a-leg because so many pros use their bats!
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: InternalTraining on December 04, 2017, 07:39:26 PM
What would it take to bring the prices of cricket bats down to a reasonable level?

Pro-grade bats? USD 350
Grade-1 Elite-LE? USD 300
Grade-1 Pro-Semi LE? USD 250
Grade-2 Performance-Ugly Betty? USD 200
Grade-3 Easily-Persuaded-Young-Cricketer? USD 150

I would call these prices reasonable. Now, how do we get there from the insanity where we reside? Some of these clefts cost under USD 200!!!!
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Tom on December 04, 2017, 08:12:44 PM
What would it take to bring the prices of cricket bats down to a reasonable level?

Pro-grade bats? USD 350
Grade-1 Elite-LE? USD 300
Grade-1 Pro-Semi LE? USD 250
Grade-2 Performance-Ugly Betty? USD 200
Grade-3 Easily-Persuaded-Young-Cricketer? USD 150

I would call these prices reasonable. Now, how do we get there from the insanity where we reside? Some of these clefts cost under USD 200!!!!
A no-deal Brexit might bring them down to those prices.

In all seriousness, manufacturing (or at the very least growing the willow) in England and then requiring a middle-man (retailer) to sell the goods is the reason why bat prices are so high.
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: i12breakfree on December 04, 2017, 08:30:00 PM
A no-deal Brexit might bring them down to those prices.

In all seriousness, manufacturing (or at the very least growing the willow) in England and then requiring a middle-man (retailer) to sell the goods is the reason why bat prices are so high.

But the same bats when sold under other boutique brand stickers have a lower price.
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Ams4287 on December 04, 2017, 08:33:49 PM
But the same bats when sold under other boutique brand stickers have a lower price.

But then again the consumers saving is that the boutique doesn't have the same overheads as a retailer
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: brokenbat on December 04, 2017, 08:56:11 PM
they are priced high, because people ARE buying and paying up.
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: sfa82 on December 04, 2017, 09:17:46 PM
During my time on the forum, everyone always wants a bat to be TK made and many swear by the quality of his craftsmanship. With his great reputation and skill, why can't he be charging top dollar for his bats? I have never personally used one of his bats, but would be inclined to just by the raving reviews I have read over the past few years on the forum.

Good luck to him and I hope his own brand does well.
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: sanredrose on December 04, 2017, 09:46:24 PM
What would it take to bring the prices of cricket bats down to a reasonable level?

Pro-grade bats? USD 350
Grade-1 Elite-LE? USD 300
Grade-1 Pro-Semi LE? USD 250
Grade-2 Performance-Ugly Betty? USD 200
Grade-3 Easily-Persuaded-Young-Cricketer? USD 150

I would call these prices reasonable. Now, how do we get there from the insanity where we reside? Some of these clefts cost under USD 200!!!!

Your G2 & G3 pricing seems reasonable for an UK made bat. However all the G1 & Pro's won't come to that cost for sure. SS Gladiator made in India is sold at a minimum of $450 to $500 by Indian retailers.
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: InternalTraining on December 04, 2017, 10:24:28 PM
A no-deal Brexit might bring them down to those prices.

In all seriousness, manufacturing (or at the very least growing the willow) in England and then requiring a middle-man (retailer) to sell the goods is the reason why bat prices are so high.

Aren't Keeleys selling these directly?
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Tom on December 04, 2017, 10:47:34 PM
But the same bats when sold under other boutique brand stickers have a lower price.
Boutique in most cases means bedroom/side business which sells direct. Therefore they can survive on slimmer margins and can undercut.
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Sivlar13 on January 01, 2018, 10:32:10 PM
48mm edges - 2.14.

(https://s14.postimg.org/wcxzkbpxt/5848_AFCC-_B0_B5-427_D-8073-_E9_C919_DB11_A6.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/t63g0p5hp/)

(https://s14.postimg.org/t63g0pd7l/FE3_AFB35-_E657-4_B25-_A67_C-747562_E349_B3.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/6he914vtp/)
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: JK Lewis on January 01, 2018, 11:22:23 PM
Looks like a beautiful bat @Sivlar13, best of luck with it.

I'm interested that it's over sized to the new regs. Did you spec that, or choose it from stock?
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Seniorplayer on January 02, 2018, 10:25:57 AM
Another beauty from the master.
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: ppccopener on January 02, 2018, 10:34:55 AM
Yes lovely bat
Iíve seen some prices on the romida website and in comparison to some I thought they were very reasonable
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Gurujames on January 02, 2018, 10:35:38 AM
Looks a lovely bat and I'm sure it will go well. However, the branding needs more work in my view.
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Kulli on January 02, 2018, 10:58:02 AM
I agree, I'm sure the bats are as good as all TK made ones but the brand itself leaves a fair bit of room for improvement for the moment.
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Sivlar13 on January 02, 2018, 11:12:36 AM
Looks a lovely bat and I'm sure it will go well. However, the branding needs more work in my view.

Going to see if I can switch the stickers with the other ones, as I prefer the simpler ones!
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: JTtaylor145 on January 02, 2018, 11:51:47 AM
48mm edges - 2.14.

(https://s14.postimg.org/wcxzkbpxt/5848_AFCC-_B0_B5-427_D-8073-_E9_C919_DB11_A6.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/t63g0p5hp/)

(https://s14.postimg.org/t63g0pd7l/FE3_AFB35-_E657-4_B25-_A67_C-747562_E349_B3.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/6he914vtp/)
I have seen the bat, and tapped it up and can confirm that @Sivlar13 has another got with this TK  :o
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: cricketbadger03 on January 02, 2018, 02:43:23 PM
Just my ten cents. I went into my usual cricket shop in SE London where I saw several Keeley bats. I went in to look for some inners but came out half-hoping my current bat would give way soonish!

The blades themselves were stunning, from the grains to the profile to the pickup. I have to admit I'm not a huge fan of most of the Keeley stickers. However, you will see on page 9 that they have a model with a white grip and rather simplistic stickers. I did see that one there alongside a similar one in blue, both of which I prefer to the other stickers in the range.

I'm not going to pretend to be much of a bat connoisseur but it's been a long time since I picked up blades as good as these! 
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: edge on January 02, 2018, 04:31:23 PM
Just my ten cents. I went into my usual cricket shop in SE London where I saw several Keeley bats. I went in to look for some inners but came out half-hoping my current bat would give way soonish!

The blades themselves were stunning, from the grains to the profile to the pickup. I have to admit I'm not a huge fan of most of the Keeley stickers. However, you will see on page 9 that they have a model with a white grip and rather simplistic stickers. I did see that one there alongside a similar one in blue, both of which I prefer to the other stickers in the range.

I'm not going to pretend to be much of a bat connoisseur but it's been a long time since I picked up blades as good as these!
Hi Tim, welcome to the forum! :D
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: ppccopener on January 02, 2018, 05:06:34 PM
TK !!!!
Blooming Nora what a start to 2018
 :)

Now then why are you so mysterious ?
Is it the beard?
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on January 02, 2018, 08:25:57 PM
Hopefully have my Keeley in the next few days to share with you guys
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: cricketbadger03 on January 02, 2018, 11:31:19 PM
Hi Tim, welcome to the forum! :D

Haha, unfortunately I'm not Tim - was just giving my honest thoughts on the bats! Wouldn't mind being able to make my own bats though. Look forward to seeing your photos, SoulMan.
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: JTtaylor145 on January 03, 2018, 07:35:45 AM
Hopefully have my Keeley in the next few days to share with you guys
I've seen it Chris, tapped it up and it's a very good stick. You will love it, just perfect for you  ;)
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: iand123 on January 03, 2018, 08:44:52 AM
Just my ten cents. I went into my usual cricket shop in SE London ...

Which shop in SE London did you go to?
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Julesoak on January 03, 2018, 12:16:34 PM
Beckenham Cric Specialists and Cook and Matthews stock them...
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: cricketbadger03 on January 03, 2018, 03:52:40 PM
Beckenham Cric Specialists and Cook and Matthews stock them...

The former. I've just realised someone else uses the username 'cricketbadger' here so perhaps that's why suspicion has been aroused. Just a long-term followed of CBF but only recently made an account. I can assure you all I'm not at all here to flog cricket gear ŗ la the Grade One Cricket incident a few months back. 
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: addu84 on January 12, 2018, 03:11:57 PM
Hi,

Does anyone know the difference between a Keeley and a Keeley Worx bat? I have noticed you can get them in the same grade so assuming it has got something to do with profile.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on January 12, 2018, 04:30:39 PM
Hi,

Does anyone know the difference between a Keeley and a Keeley Worx bat? I have noticed you can get them in the same grade so assuming it has got something to do with profile.

Thanks.

One has bad stickers and the other has really bad stickers I think!
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on January 12, 2018, 10:43:25 PM
One has bad stickers and the other has really bad stickers I think!

Personal opinion mate as I think the Worx stickers are really good branding and colour options
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: LateBloomer on January 12, 2018, 11:22:58 PM
I am seriously considering going FKW in Keeley gear this year, the softs look gorgeous and the bats speak for themselves. A trip to @Uzi Sports beckons
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Uzi Sports on January 12, 2018, 11:47:42 PM
I am seriously considering going FKW in Keeley gear this year, the softs look gorgeous and the bats speak for themselves. A trip to @Uzi Sports beckons
Have got some very nice Keeley's bats
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Bwcc on January 12, 2018, 11:51:04 PM
The superior gloves are the most comfortable Iíve ever worn
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: cricketbadger03 on January 25, 2018, 04:12:09 PM
Tuned into the NZ v Pak T20 to see Ahmed Shehzad using a Keeley bat and the plain white Keeley gloves!
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: raza147 on January 25, 2018, 04:29:19 PM
i thought that was keeley gear he was using, couldnt get a clear view, he certainly was hitting it alrite
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Umi on January 25, 2018, 05:18:14 PM
Those all white gloves look very nice
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: fromthehip on February 27, 2018, 08:45:58 AM
Picked up this yesterday as was down to only one bat having as a  clear out
Went to a little shop in Kent
They had at least 15+ in stock and I tried most but settled on this one
2lb9oz one horrible yellow grip
Finished really well feather light pick up
7ish grains
Grade 3
Tried more expensive ones in higher grade but this just felt really good
(http://i1079.photobucket.com/albums/w503/MatildaSexton/8E81CC72-48E4-4B90-9C91-77930E02E2BE_zps72fmlqg3.jpg) (http://s1079.photobucket.com/user/MatildaSexton/media/8E81CC72-48E4-4B90-9C91-77930E02E2BE_zps72fmlqg3.jpg.html)97
(http://i1079.photobucket.com/albums/w503/MatildaSexton/45FDB791-34B9-4E3C-A473-C1DF7EDA3381_zpsdv2hixdp.jpg) (http://s1079.photobucket.com/user/MatildaSexton/media/45FDB791-34B9-4E3C-A473-C1DF7EDA3381_zpsdv2hixdp.jpg.html)
(http://i1079.photobucket.com/albums/w503/MatildaSexton/43E48D7D-1CB2-4C75-BDB5-640911FF35A0_zpswc4aeyhx.jpg) (http://s1079.photobucket.com/user/MatildaSexton/media/43E48D7D-1CB2-4C75-BDB5-640911FF35A0_zpswc4aeyhx.jpg.html)
(http://i1079.photobucket.com/albums/w503/MatildaSexton/3A3F0497-C3F7-4016-905B-FA3A0C68C0A6_zpsqoymy0fk.jpg) (http://s1079.photobucket.com/user/MatildaSexton/media/3A3F0497-C3F7-4016-905B-FA3A0C68C0A6_zpsqoymy0fk.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Number4 on February 27, 2018, 08:48:44 AM
Nice looking stick... Just way too concaved for my liking
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: fromthehip on February 27, 2018, 09:00:09 AM
(http://i1079.photobucket.com/albums/w503/MatildaSexton/16416A5E-C98E-4C66-9721-725D4533F64C_zpsvqvg7mle.jpg) (http://s1079.photobucket.com/user/MatildaSexton/media/16416A5E-C98E-4C66-9721-725D4533F64C_zpsvqvg7mle.jpg.html)
Has a bit but think gauge really exaggerates it
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Buzz on February 27, 2018, 09:20:29 AM
Lovely bat. I hope it does well for you.
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Rob580 on February 27, 2018, 09:35:15 AM
Looks a good stick, best of luck with it.

Also, very generous grading for that to be a Grade 3. That looks right up my street!  :)
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: lexx on February 27, 2018, 10:07:01 AM
Grade 3 looks excellent!
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Kulli on February 27, 2018, 10:52:46 AM
Price of a shop bought G3?
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: fromthehip on February 27, 2018, 11:07:56 AM
£200
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: JB on February 27, 2018, 11:15:43 AM
Looking at what you've received I think that is a very fair price
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Buzz on February 27, 2018, 11:18:34 AM
Stick a white grip on that and it will look great.
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: InternalTraining on February 27, 2018, 02:55:36 PM
£200

How is the ping?

I take my lovely Keeley to nets (with old balls of course :D) and I just can't get over how it sounds. Its amazing!! :D

PS: I am very impressed by the pressing, I did very little mallet work and I am finding toe is holding up well.
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: fromthehip on February 27, 2018, 02:59:34 PM
Good response initially
 itís just had white grip and bat waxing today
The pressing on tk bats is very good imo certainly seems to get the best out of the willow in whatever grade
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: InternalTraining on February 27, 2018, 03:04:02 PM
The pressing on tk bats is very good imo certainly seems to get the best out of the willow in whatever grade

They also feel very nice in hands. Mine is 2-11+ with single grip, anti-scuff sheet, and no stickers. It feels so light.
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: fromthehip on February 27, 2018, 03:40:30 PM
(http://i1079.photobucket.com/albums/w503/MatildaSexton/238B7F1A-C770-4523-8FAB-950C50CDE470_zpsbaiyqzwo.jpg) (http://s1079.photobucket.com/user/MatildaSexton/media/238B7F1A-C770-4523-8FAB-950C50CDE470_zpsbaiyqzwo.jpg.html)
Improved the look and already light pick up
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: KD4 on February 27, 2018, 05:33:56 PM
@fromthehip

Looks a stunner for a grade 3 bat
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Cover_Drive on February 27, 2018, 06:17:10 PM
Tuned into the NZ v Pak T20 to see Ahmed Shehzad using a Keeley bat and the plain white Keeley gloves!

And you will notice how he has signed up with MB Malik now.

So, basically there is a story to that as well (as why he signed with Keeley brand).

Not sure if anyone is really interested in knowing that.
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: InternalTraining on February 27, 2018, 06:25:38 PM
And you will notice how he has signed up with MB Malik now.

So, basically there is a story to that as well (as why he signed with Keeley brand).

Not sure if anyone is really interested in knowing that.

I am interested. What happened?
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: petehosk on February 27, 2018, 10:31:58 PM
([url]http://i1079.photobucket.com/albums/w503/MatildaSexton/238B7F1A-C770-4523-8FAB-950C50CDE470_zpsbaiyqzwo.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1079.photobucket.com/user/MatildaSexton/media/238B7F1A-C770-4523-8FAB-950C50CDE470_zpsbaiyqzwo.jpg.html[/url])
Improved the look and already light pick up


Funnhy how just changing the colour of the grip can make a bat look so much better!
And agree with everyone else that the grains look impressive for a G3!!!  :o
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Cover_Drive on February 28, 2018, 02:07:29 PM
I am interested. What happened?

So, having worked with him. Ahmad Shahzad knew that he would not possibly play in T20s as they would select Umar Amin, so he opted for a Keeley deal (because he wanted Keeley bats, he tried prior to it and was impressed) which just had free gear as opposed to MIDS or MB Malik, but he got ample stuff for gratis to cover that for himself not just for New Zealand series but following series too and then when PSL came,  he signed up for MB Malik which pays.

Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: InternalTraining on February 28, 2018, 04:03:28 PM
^ Wow! Lucky man. Gets Keeley gear for free and plays international when he is a good club level batsman. :D

Why does keep showing up in the Pak team? Why hasn't he pursued his acting/hamburger commercial career?
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: joymarvin on February 28, 2018, 04:11:17 PM
^ Wow! Lucky man. Gets Keeley gear for free and plays international when he is a good club level batsman. :D

Why does keep showing up in the Pak team? Why hasn't he pursued his acting/hamburger commercial career?

LoL. He has never justified his talent. I did like him when he started off.
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: jblowe on February 28, 2018, 05:59:25 PM
@fromthehip you have a very nice looking bat. I love the shape.
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: velvetsky01 on March 22, 2018, 09:28:49 AM
so with the season fast approaching - who will be using a Keeley this year then?
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Buzz on March 22, 2018, 10:33:09 AM
You should be a little more precise...
Who will be using a keeley bat with Keeley branding
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: velvetsky01 on March 22, 2018, 10:48:38 AM
You should be a little more precise...
Who will be using a keeley bat with Keeley branding

Yes I thought that after I posted my question
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: procricket on March 22, 2018, 02:05:41 PM
Joe weatherly will be at Hamps if he ever gets a hit.
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: jonny77 on March 24, 2018, 10:23:25 PM
Picked up this yesterday as was down to only one bat having as a  clear out
Went to a little shop in Kent
They had at least 15+ in stock and I tried most but settled on this one
2lb9oz one horrible yellow grip
Finished really well feather light pick up
7ish grains
Grade 3
Tried more expensive ones in higher grade but this just felt really good
([url]http://i1079.photobucket.com/albums/w503/MatildaSexton/8E81CC72-48E4-4B90-9C91-77930E02E2BE_zps72fmlqg3.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1079.photobucket.com/user/MatildaSexton/media/8E81CC72-48E4-4B90-9C91-77930E02E2BE_zps72fmlqg3.jpg.html[/url])97
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Did this not live up to expectation @fromthehip?

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F173234766484 (https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F173234766484)
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Dooey__ on March 24, 2018, 10:37:03 PM
I've got a keeley with keeley stickers @edge which I will be using for the first time tomorrow. Could definitely be the number 1 match bat this year!

And lol on the selling of the bat that's just been reviewed on here!
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Straight Bat Shot on March 24, 2018, 10:53:56 PM
Thereís 2 TK made bats on EBay I see that are a good price, they look absolute belters. Going to wait until the auction goes down to a couple of days and start bidding;

https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tim-Keeley-made-cricket-bat-/123037388239
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: thedon on March 28, 2018, 07:07:16 PM
Went down to vks today. The Keeleys the got are massive. Very impressed by the pick ups and all convex in shape. Also some lovely affinity's
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: skip1973 on March 28, 2018, 10:08:49 PM
Went down to vks today. The Keeleys the got are massive. Very impressed by the pick ups and all convex in shape. Also some lovely affinity's
What sort of weights were they @thedon ?
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: thedon on March 29, 2018, 07:01:37 AM
I would say 2 lb 10oz+. Had about 6 in total.They werent labelled though
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Northern monkey on March 29, 2018, 07:02:22 AM
.??
I also popped in to vks yesterday ,,I had a job to visit on the same road in Ealing
Very nice set up, decent selection

Had a look at the Keeley bats,,how much!!
A serious amount of money

Picked up some adidas trousers , so glad I was in the area

Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: velvetsky01 on March 29, 2018, 07:50:05 AM
are they worth the money though do we think? having held a few the pickups are excellent and they really are stunning to look at. But £450-550?
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Northern monkey on March 29, 2018, 07:52:50 AM
I didn't tap a ball on one, but even if they tapped up better than any bat I've ever seen, I'd still only pay 250 max
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: FattusCattus on March 29, 2018, 08:22:25 AM
The Keeleys I saw at Romida Leatherhead were Grade 3's I think, £200, but the grading was generous, in line with many peoples G2's in my humble opinion. They picked up really well and tapped up great until the man took the mallet away from me!
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: velvetsky01 on March 29, 2018, 08:34:08 AM
The Keeleys I saw at Romida Leatherhead were Grade 3's I think, £200, but the grading was generous, in line with many peoples G2's in my humble opinion. They picked up really well and tapped up great until the man took the mallet away from me!

were you being abit heavy handed Brucie?

Its a hard one isnt it on price - as it has been mentioned a number of times already - but if he is being considered "the best" then now he has his own brand why not charge top whack! If people are prepared to pay it then so be it.
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Northern monkey on March 29, 2018, 09:43:58 AM
Absolutely
In my opinion he's definitely up there as one of the best

Just clouds his brand a little by the fact others sticker up the same bats
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: UpandOver on March 29, 2018, 09:57:22 AM
The Keeleys I saw at Romida Leatherhead were Grade 3's I think, £200, but the grading was generous, in line with many peoples G2's in my humble opinion. They picked up really well and tapped up great until the man took the mallet away from me!

I can second this, some of their G3s were better than other brands G2s and their G2s better than other brands G1s. Also, as said, they all tapped up brilliantly. I would say that the price is probably fair enough as they were just as good or even better than a lot of other bats at each price point.
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: VKS on March 29, 2018, 10:38:06 AM
.??
I also popped in to vks yesterday ,,I had a job to visit on the same road in Ealing
Very nice set up, decent selection

Had a look at the Keeley bats,,how much!!
A serious amount of money

Picked up some adidas trousers , so glad I was in the area
Glad you were able to to pop in. The Keeley bats certainly do tap up well, judging from the first few that we've had in. 
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Kulli on March 29, 2018, 10:40:11 AM
Absolutely
In my opinion he's definitely up there as one of the best

Just clouds his brand a little by the fact others sticker up the same bats

I guess the presumption with Keeley bats is that they will get the pick of them before sending anything to labelling companies.
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: thedon on March 29, 2018, 07:29:21 PM
The infinity's at vks looked half decent too!!!
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: billyb on March 29, 2018, 07:30:53 PM
How much are Keeley's then?
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: velvetsky01 on March 29, 2018, 07:53:19 PM
Their top offering are around the £500 mark
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Sivlar13 on April 10, 2018, 10:06:11 PM
(https://s17.postimg.org/5tpv4nwy7/0909718_A-_A762-49_AD-8_E5_A-08_BD1_EB52414.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

(https://s17.postimg.org/6w01n6kwf/2_A59_DE6_F-_B3_A2-4_CD0-8482-_A41578970_C31.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: billyb on April 10, 2018, 10:23:06 PM
Wow, one of the best bats I've seen on here I think!
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: velvetsky01 on April 11, 2018, 08:26:09 AM
nice looking stick that

what profile shape has it got? looks like a Joe Root one
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Andythomo21 on April 11, 2018, 08:45:50 AM
Where did you acquire it from @Sivlar13 ?
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Sivlar13 on April 11, 2018, 09:00:49 AM
Where did you acquire it from @Sivlar13 ?

eBay bargain bud.
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: velvetsky01 on April 11, 2018, 09:48:26 AM
eBay bargain bud.

Do tell us more
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Sivlar13 on April 11, 2018, 10:00:36 AM
Nothing too much to say really. Saw it on eBay and thought the price was good, so whacked a bid in and here it is! Will give details on the profile in a bit.
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on April 11, 2018, 10:05:11 AM
Will you be sending it for a refurb? ;)
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Sivlar13 on April 11, 2018, 10:14:47 AM
Will you be sending it for a refurb? ;)

This one is staying very much as is!
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: velvetsky01 on April 13, 2018, 12:19:40 PM
out of interest has anyone got or seen the Keeley Worx pads or gloves? the white ones (not sure if there is a difference between the blue and white expect the colour) seem abit more reasonable than the superior pads
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Cover_Drive on April 13, 2018, 12:51:21 PM
Is it me but the chap below is using Keeley branded bat?

(https://scontent.fybz2-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/30710937_2065786290161359_9014112773403049984_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=704e7931868acbc9e84c6324a563ea07&oe=5B60E4B3)
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Six Sixes Cricket on April 13, 2018, 01:49:26 PM
Is it me but the chap below is using Keeley branded bat?

(https://scontent.fybz2-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/30710937_2065786290161359_9014112773403049984_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=704e7931868acbc9e84c6324a563ea07&oe=5B60E4B3)
Could Be GM
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: InternalTraining on April 13, 2018, 02:34:19 PM
Many Pakistan batsmen use Keeley bats.

One Pakistan batsman is now using a Kranzbulher bat. My claim to fame is that I used it in the nets before it wound up with that guy! :D
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: cheese on April 13, 2018, 04:36:11 PM
Iím sure I saw Harinath using one for Surrey today on Instagram
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: liscon12 on April 13, 2018, 07:32:39 PM
out of interest has anyone got or seen the Keeley Worx pads or gloves? the white ones (not sure if there is a difference between the blue and white expect the colour) seem abit more reasonable than the superior pads
I think they look interesting too, they have 9 canes instead of the standard 7 like most others. Would like to see what they look like in real life as pictures aren't great
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on April 13, 2018, 08:18:03 PM
Iím sure I saw Harinath using one for Surrey today on Instagram

No, was using SF.  Gareth Berg pictured using Keeley on BBC site.
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: velvetsky01 on April 16, 2018, 09:47:43 AM
Wearing the worx softs too from what I could see
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: velvetsky01 on April 18, 2018, 12:52:07 PM
Hopefully have my Keeley in the next few days to share with you guys

did you ever get this @SOULMAN1012 ?
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on April 18, 2018, 01:32:44 PM
did you ever get this @SOULMAN1012 ?

Yep but in traditional forum style sold it on as I personally preferred another bat I picked up
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: thedevil on May 01, 2018, 01:42:51 PM
Check out https://instagram.com/p/BiPHoYYjCDr/

Keeley Cricket up and running with a new signing  ;)
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on May 01, 2018, 03:12:36 PM
Check out https://instagram.com/p/BiPHoYYjCDr/

Keeley Cricket up and running with a new signing  ;)

Personally I like that sticker and grip set up. Looks like quite a few are joining the Keeley stickered revolution but I imagine manu have been using him for years
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: velvetsky01 on May 01, 2018, 03:15:39 PM
I donít understand why so many different colours lol not keen on the ones Ravi decided on lol
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: thedevil on May 01, 2018, 11:00:05 PM
Not my favourite grip choice. Personally only think White grip looks good with their stickers. I know theyíre looking to simplify some of the stickers in terms of less mix of colours etc...
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: velvetsky01 on May 02, 2018, 11:02:20 AM
yes it would make sense it sort of confuses things - what shape/model it is etc

Personally only like the Blue in that design - really really like the Superior stickers tho in blue or white

Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: velvetsky01 on May 15, 2018, 08:16:03 AM
Seems to have a number of Hampshire players on the roster now

Also growing in shops carrying them

Has anyone else bought a new Keeley bat or softs for the season?
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: joymarvin on June 21, 2018, 12:18:36 AM
Can anyone point me to the direction who can I approach for a custom Keeley bat?
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Ajdal on June 21, 2018, 05:05:30 AM
Can anyone point me to the direction who can I approach for a custom Keeley bat?

Asad @Uzi Sports is your man.
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on June 21, 2018, 09:10:58 AM
Quite a lot of county pros, generally, seem to have got Keeley sponsorship. Noticed Bopara pictured still in SS softs though a few weeks back. Maybe he swopped them now?
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Buzz on June 21, 2018, 09:37:07 AM
There will be a load more pros using Keeley next summer, Ravi will be one.

On the customer Keeley, the question is really what stickers you want...!
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: velvetsky01 on June 21, 2018, 09:39:45 AM
Good news @Buzz i am getting lots of questions with my keeley kit ďwhoís keeley?Ē Never heard of them haha I have to explain a lot lol
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Umi on June 21, 2018, 09:43:04 AM
Most of the PAKISTANI PRO PLAYERS are using Keeley especially MB sponsors
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on June 21, 2018, 10:28:07 AM
Most of the PAKISTANI PRO PLAYERS are using Keeley especially MB sponsors

This isn't really what we are talking about.
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on June 21, 2018, 10:35:34 AM
BB for a fraction of the price?

Surely he will keep his best work for his own brand now?
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Neon Cricket on June 21, 2018, 10:59:16 AM
Surely he will keep his best work for his own brand now?

It's a fair point to make. I'd be concerned personally if I used Keeley as a supplier but then the % of bats being sold as 'Keeley' compared to the white label brands will still be minimal I would've thought.

It's worth mentioning that it's a system that works for many other bat makers and brands (B3/H4L/Kippax/Hunts etc), so I see no reason it'll really change things in this instance either - especially with the number of bats that come out of Sussex!
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on June 21, 2018, 11:05:09 AM
It's a fair point to make. I'd be concerned personally if I used Keeley as a supplier but then the % of bats being sold as 'Keeley' compared to the white label brands will still be minimal I would've thought.

It's worth mentioning that it's a system that works for many other bat makers and brands (B3/H4L/Kippax/Hunts etc), so I see no reason it'll really change things in this instance either - especially with the number of bats that come out of Sussex!

What sort of scale are  Kippax and H4L were doing this on?
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on June 21, 2018, 11:05:56 AM
You probably won't say with both being forum sponsors?
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on June 21, 2018, 11:07:44 AM
Good point on the % likely to carry the Keeley sticker and overall small drop in the ocean of bats coming out of there

Is the sticker worth the £200+ premium? If another brand can come up with the bat you ask for from Keeley I know where my money would be going :)

The stickers are veeeery nice though ;)

And other people make very good bats.
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Neon Cricket on June 21, 2018, 11:12:24 AM
Good point on the % likely to carry the Keeley sticker and overall small drop in the ocean of bats coming out of there

Is the sticker worth the £200+ premium? If another brand can come up with the bat you ask for from Keeley I know where my money would be going :)

The stickers are veeeery nice though ;)

Nail on the head. Quite frankly if you want a Keeley, why on earth would you not just buy a bat from Tai!

The Keeley pricing is a little baffling but then it's designed for the retail market rather than direct hence the higher RRPs, at the end of the day if people are willing to pay up then they'll keep charging.
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on June 21, 2018, 11:15:22 AM
Nail on the head. Quite frankly if you want a Keeley, why on earth would you not just buy a bat from Tai!

Because of what I suggested about him keeping his own work for his own brand.

I find the whole thing a bit of a turn off, to be honest.
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Yorkershire on June 21, 2018, 11:25:52 AM
I was in a shop once where the assistant used car makers as an analogy to a mother, who came in with her young son to buy a bat.

What I can vaguely remember:

Hunts County were like VW - Solid and dependable
Salix were like a luxury car brand ie Mercedes
they had some Kippax bats in.. cant remember what he said about them...

Made me think what would he describe Keeley as...? The fact they seem guns for hire, making for so many brands...
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on June 21, 2018, 11:27:23 AM
Dont be sucked in to all the mythical magic stuff around putting a bat together. If you specify what you want to BB and they deliver then where are you missing out?

Or, even better, someone using their own name?
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on June 21, 2018, 11:28:13 AM
I was in a shop once where the assistant used car makers as an analogy to a mother, who came in with her young son to buy a bat.

What I can vaguely remember:

Hunts County were like VW - Solid and dependable
Salix were like a luxury car brand ie Mercedes
they had some Kippax bats in.. cant remember what he said about them...

Made me think what would he describe Keeley as...? The fact they seem guns for hire, making for so many brands...

Blokes, eh?
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on June 21, 2018, 11:32:35 AM
I'm out, I have no idea what you are on about

Okay.
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: mo_town on June 21, 2018, 12:37:40 PM
Its not the first instance in history where a batmaker makes bats for other brands as well as have his own brand. Suggesting that the batmaker would reserve the best for his own brand and pass the less inferior ones to others is poor.

Regarding the pricing etc., honestly, away from this forum how many people would really have all this information when buying a bat? All people care about is budget, brand, look, feel, ping; in that order. An average guy will buy a Keeley bcos he has seen 'X' player play with it on TV or if he heard from a friend that the brand makes wonderful bats.
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Kulli on June 21, 2018, 12:46:16 PM
Even if they did cherry pick the very best for their own brand what % of all bats the sell is that sub 5% I'd guess. I'd be surprised if that had a noticeable effect on what they supply white label.

They also cannot afford to sour relationships with their white label customers, who would presumably let them know if the quality suddenly dropped off for the same price.
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on June 21, 2018, 12:49:17 PM
An average guy will buy a Keeley bcos he has seen 'X' player play with it on TV


Oh, the irony!
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: GarrettJ on June 21, 2018, 12:53:38 PM
without going out to the middle how does he know which are the best performing ... surely its just aestetics he will keep aside fro himself? Straight 12 grains etc .... which doesn't mean it will play superbly or better than an 8 grain wobbly thing.
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: InternalTraining on June 21, 2018, 01:03:11 PM
^ that's true. Bat buying process is a crap shoot.
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Neon Cricket on June 21, 2018, 01:05:47 PM
without going out to the middle how does he know which are the best performing ... surely its just aestetics he will keep aside fro himself? Straight 12 grains etc .... which doesn't mean it will play superbly or better than an 8 grain wobbly thing.

My grade 3 match bat would concur with this... bearing in mind I have access to a plethora of top grade bats.

Had a really good comment on Facebook the other day that I'm definitely stealing for some upcoming advertising:

"Brains before grains"
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: jamesisapayne on June 21, 2018, 01:11:26 PM
If TK is keeping all the crackers for himself and not dishing them out they'd be the best performing bats anyone had ever seen, as every Blank Bat I've used or seen has gone like the clappers. TK's own must be something else if he's keeping the cream for himself. Or he's not and just makes great bats all round which I suspect is the case.

If you want a TK made bat just get a @Blank Bats and be done with it, you won't regret it. Tai is a top guy to deal with too.
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on June 21, 2018, 01:56:42 PM
If you watch the Antiques Roadshow Newbery thing, TK tests two bats with a mallet and rates one above the other.
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: mattw on June 21, 2018, 02:06:39 PM
If you watch the Antiques Roadshow Newbery thing, TK tests two bats with a mallet and rates one above the other.

That's the beauty of a natural product
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on June 21, 2018, 02:09:43 PM
That's the beauty of a natural product

So, potentially, he could keep one; and pass the other on?
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: tushar sehgal on June 21, 2018, 02:27:07 PM
So just a serious question.

Can anyone claim they've had a bad Keeley bat (no matter what brand stickers on it)? I don't recall seeing a single bad review of bat that was truly made by them, which kind of boggles the mind.
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Canners on June 21, 2018, 02:45:09 PM
So just a serious question.

Can anyone claim they've had a bad Keeley bat (no matter what brand stickers on it)? I don't recall seeing a single bad review of bat that was truly made by them, which kind of boggles the mind.

yep i have it was an utter plank, it was a black cat voodoo and looked and felt stunning but had the performance of a robin reliant
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Buzz on June 21, 2018, 05:34:28 PM
yep i have it was an utter plank, it was a black cat voodoo and looked and felt stunning but had the performance of a robin reliant
Probably the bit at the other end of the handle.
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: adb club cricketer on June 21, 2018, 05:43:56 PM
So just a serious question.

Can anyone claim they've had a bad Keeley bat (no matter what brand stickers on it)? I don't recall seeing a single bad review of bat that was truly made by them, which kind of boggles the mind.

Had a newbery kudos sps from few years ago when TK was supposedly still making them. While the ping was phenomenal, the shoulders were quite thin, and the bat broke near the handle/shoulder in about a month of use. Would certainly classify that as a bad bat considering the design.
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Canners on June 21, 2018, 08:51:30 PM
Probably the bit at the other end of the handle.

Not in the slightest, Hales would have struggled to get it off the square with that one

Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Canners on June 21, 2018, 08:52:49 PM
Had a newbery kudos sps from few years ago when TK was supposedly still making them. While the ping was phenomenal, the shoulders were quite thin, and the bat broke near the handle/shoulder in about a month of use. Would certainly classify that as a bad bat considering the design.

I have seen loads go like that BB had several issues with the bats going in that area.

Looks to be sorted now though
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Manormanic on June 21, 2018, 08:55:37 PM
I've had two dozen, only one was less than very good.
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: adb club cricketer on June 22, 2018, 06:19:38 PM
I have seen loads go like that BB had several issues with the bats going in that area.

Looks to be sorted now though

Do you know what they did to fix that - Any noticeable difference? Something like thicker shoulder or a different handle  ?
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Buzz on June 22, 2018, 06:26:13 PM
Widened the gaps between the shock absorbers in the handle.

(https://s26.postimg.cc/f4pzmhhkp/IMG_20180622_192837.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/oci836omt/)
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: jjelricksmith on June 25, 2018, 01:11:13 PM
Widened the gaps between the shock absorbers in the handle.

(https://s26.postimg.cc/f4pzmhhkp/IMG_20180622_192837.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/oci836omt/)

Ah so thats where the extra few hundred quid comes from!!! Thanks for clearing this up!
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: GarrettJ on June 25, 2018, 02:00:48 PM
cork and not a rubber inserts in the handle ... forum goes wild with questions.
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Canners on June 25, 2018, 03:05:21 PM
The old bats the shoulders were thinned to get the weights down and handles Were too thick for the shoulders. From what I have seen of late they have combatted this with thinner handles and thicker shoulders
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: InternalTraining on June 25, 2018, 03:32:45 PM
^ Do you know how long ago this change was made?

I have a Keeley (newbery blitz shape) that has normal (not thick/not thin) shoulders and cork insert handles not as wide as Buzz's. I got it 1.5/2 years ago.
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Mfarank on June 25, 2018, 03:43:20 PM
Widened the gaps between the shock absorbers in the handle.

(https://s26.postimg.cc/f4pzmhhkp/IMG_20180622_192837.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/oci836omt/)

(https://s33.postimg.cc/m898xdmkf/20180625_194146.jpg)

Wrong!
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: KettonJake on June 25, 2018, 03:51:00 PM
I've seen both (and other) types of handle on a wide variety of Keeley made bats.
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: alexhilly1492 on June 25, 2018, 03:54:11 PM
(https://s33.postimg.cc/m898xdmkf/20180625_194146.jpg)

Wrong!

When did you get your B.B. could just be a newer handle youíve got, I very much doubt buzz is wrong!
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Buzz on June 25, 2018, 04:34:46 PM
Especially as that look a pretty new bat with wide springs in the handle...!
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Kulli on June 25, 2018, 04:44:06 PM
http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=44441.msg713122#msg713122 (http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=44441.msg713122#msg713122)

April/May
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Buzz on June 25, 2018, 05:33:15 PM
^ Do you know how long ago this change was made?

I have a Keeley (newbery blitz shape) that has normal (not thick/not thin) shoulders and cork insert handles not as wide as Buzz's. I got it 1.5/2 years ago.
About 18 months ago.
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: InternalTraining on June 25, 2018, 05:46:42 PM
I suspect my bat predates the change.
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Mfarank on June 25, 2018, 07:00:49 PM
When did you get your B.B. could just be a newer handle youíve got, I very much doubt buzz is wrong!
Around april is when i placed the order :)
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Sivlar13 on August 26, 2018, 10:01:07 AM
(https://s33.postimg.cc/ulsjmzi1b/6433923_E-2_E82-4_ABA-9_BC2-_D99_C8793_D404.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/89uqtlix7/)

(https://s33.postimg.cc/640fznkrz/F4_FE54_EC-2_AFC-4755-_B1_D3-2036607_EBE5_B.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/bffckd6uj/)
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: Wickets-then-runs on August 26, 2018, 10:08:50 AM
Thats a lovely looking profile!
Title: Re: Keeley Cricket
Post by: abdulwq on September 20, 2018, 10:51:27 PM
(https://s33.postimg.cc/ulsjmzi1b/6433923_E-2_E82-4_ABA-9_BC2-_D99_C8793_D404.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/89uqtlix7/)

(https://s33.postimg.cc/640fznkrz/F4_FE54_EC-2_AFC-4755-_B1_D3-2036607_EBE5_B.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/bffckd6uj/)
the profile looks very impressive. how much did it cost and from where? Thanks in adv.