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Title: Grade One cricket
Post by: Ollie23 on September 07, 2017, 12:57:00 PM
I was on Facebook this morning and stumbled across gradeonecricket.com I was wondering if anyone had heard about them or bought any of there products? There are some very nice unbranded pads and gloves on there the bats look fairly meaty as well
Title: Re: Grade One cricket
Post by: iand123 on September 07, 2017, 01:05:22 PM
Pads and gloves look pretty generic, odd that the gloves and pads product pages show a sketch of the glove/pad with their branding on yet these dont seem to exist on the physical product
Title: Re: Grade One cricket
Post by: Tom on September 07, 2017, 01:08:49 PM
Guess it's run by a forum member, or someone who reads this often. Wonder if they'll show their face?
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Post by: Neon Cricket on September 07, 2017, 01:20:05 PM
Look Champ made from the duffle and the bat is still in its plastic wrapper, wouldn't get too excited...
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Post by: Ollie23 on September 07, 2017, 01:22:17 PM
I have sent a Facebook message and they said pads and gloves in stock are unbranded
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Post by: Neon Cricket on September 07, 2017, 02:13:22 PM
Being as they just followed me on twitter I'm going to hazard a guess that you run the company @Ollie23 - good luck with it, tough old market to join!
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Post by: GoodLeave on September 07, 2017, 02:19:20 PM
Rumbled  :D
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Post by: iand123 on September 07, 2017, 02:23:29 PM
Being as they just followed me on twitter I'm going to hazard a guess that you run the company @Ollie23 - good luck with it, tough old market to join!

LOL If true this makes the facebook message post pretty hard to explain
Title: Re: Grade One cricket
Post by: Ollie23 on September 07, 2017, 03:10:52 PM
I have nothing to do with it and do not follow you on twitter!
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Post by: Tom on September 07, 2017, 03:25:21 PM
The owner just happens to be called Ollie too!
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Post by: hit4six on September 07, 2017, 04:08:48 PM
Nothing gets past you guys on this forum!
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Post by: Neon Cricket on September 07, 2017, 04:08:52 PM
Haha, are you sure @Ollie23? Magic of the 'unfollow' button ey ;)

(https://i.imgur.com/XPV3Csj.png?1)
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Post by: skip1973 on September 07, 2017, 10:00:27 PM
Looks like junk, blatant copy of Grove bats in terms of the G.
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Post by: Nmcgee on September 08, 2017, 12:55:55 AM
Looks exactly like Grove stickers. Interesting.
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Post by: RhysH on September 08, 2017, 06:15:25 AM
The pads that are in stock are just the ones from OLS but more expensive, arent they?
May be wrong.
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Post by: edge on September 08, 2017, 10:03:43 AM
Looks like junk, blatant copy of Grove bats in terms of the G.
They do look a little similar, but I doubt they're a copy - noone in the UK has ever heard of Grove!
Title: Re: Grade One cricket
Post by: Ollie23 on September 08, 2017, 10:17:15 AM
So to sum it up, nobody has actually seen the products just speculatively abusing the kit and guessing who the owners are! Ill give them a try and report back I think. Customer Service seems ok as already had a reply to my initial message.
Title: Re: Grade One cricket
Post by: FattusCattus on September 08, 2017, 10:18:55 AM
Welcome to the forum Oliver. Everybody knows everything on here and isn't afraid to shout about it!! :)
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Post by: Neon Cricket on September 08, 2017, 10:30:34 AM
So to sum it up, nobody has actually seen the products just speculatively abusing the kit and guessing who the owners are! Ill give them a try and report back I think. Customer Service seems ok as already had a reply to my initial message.

I've been followed, unfollowed, and re-followed by 'GradeOneCricket' in the space of an afternoon since my first comment - keep this up and I'll have to get a restraining order ;)

It's all harmless fun, but you should know that we've seen plenty of brands pop up on here under different alias' - I apologise if you're not actually the owner, but the coincidence is there!

Forum rule number 1 - take everything with a pinch of salt, we're not a serious bunch lol

(Oh and the designs are absolutely a copy of Grove, lets not ignore that one - if I were them I'd be sending a rather stern email...)
Title: Re: Grade One cricket
Post by: Tom on September 08, 2017, 10:38:14 AM
So to sum it up, nobody has actually seen the products just speculatively abusing the kit and guessing who the owners are! Ill give them a try and report back I think. Customer Service seems ok as already had a reply to my initial message.
TBH you can quite easily tell the manufacturer from just looking at the kit - and it's a manufacturer many of us have dealt with before. So they can give some feedback there.

As for my thoughts on the brand.

Negatives:
The stickers are boring, with none of the embossing or spot varnish which make a product look premium. As mentioned they're pretty poor rip-offs of the Grove/New Balance style. The website again needs lots of work like the stickers with a stupid hamburger menu, which adds nothing but an additional click. Not a fan of the off-yellow colour, which I don't think is again particularly classy nor is it vibrant. The store is also breaking the law also by not providing a full address and business name (FB makes references to directors, so what's the LTD company name?). They also don't provide a T's & C's. Worrying...

Positives:
The pads and gloves I actually like the look of. And if they are from Mohit the quality will be decent and order sizes reasonable. Pads are reasonably priced too, gloves seem on the pricey side.

In short,  I think it looks pretty crap and needs work.
Title: Re: Grade One cricket
Post by: Kulli on September 08, 2017, 10:38:27 AM
Can't really comment on the softs until they have them made up, but the bat stickers look pretty ropey (also the descriptions mention the ubiquitous 'our head batmaker' in the UK, yest the photos are clearly of some Indian made bats).

I'd also suggest the name isn't very google friendly.
Title: Re: Grade One cricket
Post by: Ollie23 on September 08, 2017, 10:42:55 AM
All I asked for was had anyone heard or seen them, I didn't expect the poor sods to be ripped to threads by 2 experts of the cricket equipment community such as Neon and Tom. Your coming across very bitter and jealous almost guys. As i said Ill feedback when the kit arrives.
Title: Re: Grade One cricket
Post by: Kulli on September 08, 2017, 10:45:54 AM
All I asked for was had anyone heard or seen them, I didn't expect the poor sods to be ripped to threads by 2 experts of the cricket equipment community such as Neon and Tom. Your coming across very bitter and jealous almost guys. As i said Ill feedback when the kit arrives.

People are (mostly) only trying to help. you'd get charged for advice from industry experts in most lines of business.
Title: Re: Grade One cricket
Post by: Tom on September 08, 2017, 10:48:16 AM
All I asked for was had anyone heard or seen them, I didn't expect the poor sods to be ripped to threads by 2 experts of the cricket equipment community such as Neon and Tom. Your coming across very bitter and jealous almost guys. As i said Ill feedback when the kit arrives.
Sorry Ollie, only trying to help them or offer my thoughts.

There are so many of these stickering brands nowadays online that sadly appearance often matters more than quality. With a sticker refresh and change of website template, along with a bit more info they would be able to compete in the space a little better. I appreciate however, that for most brands they make their sales locally to friends/local clubs so it's not always worth the investment.
Title: Re: Grade One cricket
Post by: RhysH on September 08, 2017, 10:50:07 AM
All I asked for was had anyone heard or seen them, I didn't expect the poor sods to be ripped to threads by 2 experts of the cricket equipment community such as Neon and Tom. Your coming across very bitter and jealous almost guys. As i said Ill feedback when the kit arrives.
Not being funny but why ask for peoples thoughts if you have already purchased the gear?  :(
Shall wait on the reviews sir.
Title: Re: Grade One cricket
Post by: Ollie23 on September 08, 2017, 10:53:10 AM
Read the Thread mate messaged them after the initial post as got nothing of any value about the kit so will find out for myself.
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Post by: Neon Cricket on September 08, 2017, 11:04:20 AM
Read the Thread mate messaged them after the initial post as got nothing of any value about the kit so will find out for myself.

Ollie, Tom ran Mongoose. Tom knows a hell of a lot more about the industry than virtually all of the users on here (myself included!). He's a man worth listening too!

And FYI, no jealously or bitterness from me. Largely as I wouldn't consider them a competitor... looking forward to seeing your review of their gears when it arrives!
Title: Re: Grade One cricket
Post by: roco on September 08, 2017, 11:07:45 AM
Ollie it may come across cynical to new members but for those of us that have been on a while we have seen people whose first few posts are about a new brand and then turn out to be affiliated with said brands probably 30-40 times in previous years so older members are very sceptical with good reason

What made you go for these guys rather than anyone else then?

From a personal point of view bats look generic and so do pads and gloves so I would like to meet or talk with the maker to see what sets them apart before I purchased anything but we are all different
Title: Re: Grade One cricket
Post by: GoodLeave on September 08, 2017, 11:30:26 AM
Apart from the website I can't find these guys anywhere on the internet. They probably want to work on their presence.

Would be interested to see some more pictures of the softs though, to see what sets them apart from OLS to warrant the premium. Not fussed about the bats, without wishing to sound mean, the stickers look cheap and the grading is suspect.

But, a place to get unbranded softs in the U.K. with decent customer service would be useful!
Title: Re: Grade One cricket
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on September 08, 2017, 12:28:31 PM
My cynical git senses are still tingling...

Can't wait for the review on the products and service though. Plain softs are always a tempter for me. As @GoodLeave says a decent UK seller would be excellent!
Title: Re: Grade One cricket
Post by: joeljonno on September 08, 2017, 12:31:10 PM
Hi Ollie

I find it is always better to introduce yourself first, bit of insight into you before picking up on things like this. Gets everyone here to know a little about you first. Would be nice to hear who you play for, etc.

Re: Grade One. Not really seen much but know some of the lads that use them and the sticks must be decent else they wouldn't be using them regularly.
Title: Re: Grade One cricket
Post by: Ollie23 on September 14, 2017, 09:41:31 AM
Hi all,

ordered the pads Friday night via their website, arrived yesterday ( Wednesday). Absolute bargain from what i can see. Lightweight pads and gloves, excellent protection and value. The gloves have a lovely pittard palm and are the most comfy ones I have tried on for a long time. Baring in mind that I paid 85 for them both an absolute bargain. The pads look similar to many on the market by the big brands and they are lightweight and comfy, quite gutted the season has ended now as I wanted to use these but will certainly do me the winter indoor leagues and nets! Very pleased with them.
Title: Re: Grade One cricket
Post by: RhysH on September 14, 2017, 09:46:26 AM
Hi all,

ordered the pads Friday night via their website, arrived yesterday ( Wednesday). Absolute bargain from what i can see. Lightweight pads and gloves, excellent protection and value. The gloves have a lovely pittard palm and are the most comfy ones I have tried on for a long time. Baring in mind that I paid 85 for them both an absolute bargain. The pads look similar to many on the market by the big brands and they are lightweight and comfy, quite gutted the season has ended now as I wanted to use these but will certainly do me the winter indoor leagues and nets! Very pleased with them.
Any branding on the pads or just blank?
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Post by: Ollie23 on September 14, 2017, 09:50:06 AM
All blank mate, I tried to attach pics but it wouldn't let me
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Post by: RhysH on September 14, 2017, 09:58:48 AM
All blank mate, I tried to attach pics but it wouldn't let me

What size did you get?
Also check http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=7712.30 (http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=7712.30) to see how to upload pictures :)
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Post by: Ollie23 on September 14, 2017, 10:18:57 AM
Pics I hope!
[https://s26.postimg.org/gv4qey2fd/glove_front.jpg
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[https://s26.postimg.org/y79oe4lah/pad_front.jpg[/img]
Title: Re: Grade One cricket
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on September 14, 2017, 10:38:16 AM
Here you go mate

Pics I hope!
(https://s26.postimg.org/gv4qey2fd/glove_front.jpg)

(https://s26.postimg.org/y79oe4lah/pad_front.jpg)
Title: Re: Grade One cricket
Post by: Ollie23 on September 14, 2017, 10:49:36 AM
Cheers!
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Post by: Seniorplayer on September 14, 2017, 10:56:22 AM
Very nice !
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Post by: Neon Cricket on September 14, 2017, 01:34:48 PM
Cheers for the review Champ, will be interesting to see the branded gear when it arrives.

Any idea when that'll be @Ollie23?
Title: Re: Grade One cricket
Post by: Ollie23 on September 14, 2017, 01:38:13 PM
No idea Neon, their website says images until October so perhaps contact them direct on there. I am happy thats all Im fussed about!
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Post by: RhysH on September 14, 2017, 01:42:04 PM
Like the look of the pads, might have to grab some before they go branded.
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Post by: Tom on September 14, 2017, 02:46:58 PM
Cheers for the review Champ, will be interesting to see the branded gear when it arrives.
:D :D Very subtle!
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Post by: FattusCattus on September 14, 2017, 05:04:08 PM
@Ollie23  - how is the sizing on these. Standard Mens, or are the gloves and pads a little snug?
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Post by: Ollie23 on September 14, 2017, 05:54:54 PM
Hi mate, pads same size as my men's Spartan ones. Gloves seem normal just new snug really.
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Post by: J100jkr on November 24, 2017, 09:32:53 AM
Saw a Facebook ad for these deals. https://gradeonecricket.com/collections/black-friday-deals
Title: Re: Grade One cricket
Post by: Neon Cricket on November 24, 2017, 09:36:39 AM
Lol, Hi Ollie.
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Post by: J100jkr on November 24, 2017, 09:42:45 AM
My name's not Oli. Your obsessed neon. Maybe concentrate more on your own brand than others.

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Post by: Tom on November 24, 2017, 09:45:21 AM
You may not be him, but you do make exactly the same grammatical errors as @Ollie23 :D
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Post by: Bwcc on November 24, 2017, 09:47:45 AM
The bat in the Black Friday deal link looks horrible
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Post by: J100jkr on November 24, 2017, 09:49:22 AM
Oh dear me your just as sad. It's a cricket bat forum isn't it not a grammar related forum! You guys really do need to lighten up and put the green eyed monster away. Sorry for sharing the link!
Title: Re: Grade One cricket
Post by: Neon Cricket on November 24, 2017, 10:27:18 AM
My name's not Oli. Your obsessed neon. Maybe concentrate more on your own brand than others.

Haha, I'm doing just fine but thanks for your concern :D
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Post by: edge on November 24, 2017, 10:44:25 AM
Hahaha, who joins a forum just to post that they saw a deal on Facebook? Very subtle!
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Post by: J100jkr on November 24, 2017, 10:47:20 AM
Joined a year ago but avoided posting due to the bitter inane comments received here! It's like a mother's gossip column at tines with Neon and Tom always involved!
Ah well I'll wait another year to post again.
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Post by: FattusCattus on November 24, 2017, 10:59:15 AM
Will that be on Black Friday again?
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Post by: J100jkr on November 24, 2017, 11:07:03 AM
No end of season sale time so your not disappointed!
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Post by: WalkingWicket37 on November 24, 2017, 11:11:21 AM
That was a quick year, could have sworn only 20 minutes had passed  ;)
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Post by: Kulli on November 24, 2017, 11:14:01 AM
YOU'RE
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Post by: manno on November 24, 2017, 11:16:34 AM
Tough crowd!
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Post by: J100jkr on December 05, 2017, 09:21:08 PM
See some new bats have been launched and softs too. Hope this is grammatically correct!

https://gradeonecricket.com/collections/cricket-bats/products/g1-pro-bat
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Post by: Neon Cricket on December 05, 2017, 09:29:06 PM
Are we really doing this again? 😂😂😂

Love CBF.
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Post by: jblowe on December 05, 2017, 10:14:23 PM
See some new bats have been launched and softs too. Hope this is grammatically correct!

https://gradeonecricket.com/collections/cricket-bats/products/g1-pro-bat
@J100jkr please don't jump down my throat, but I can see why others are a little suspicious.  All 6 of your post have been advertising G1 bats/kit.  personally I don't have a problem with that, however others might
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Post by: joeljonno on December 05, 2017, 11:19:15 PM
I believe they are different people. One is Ollie and the other Jkr Jkr, for those who are really interested.
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Post by: simonmay5 on December 29, 2017, 11:05:02 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/ErNKbhj.png)

Do grade one cricket sponsor Adam voges
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Post by: cricketbadger on December 29, 2017, 12:28:15 PM
Grove Sports isn't it, been mentioned before the similarities between the two
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Post by: Sivlar13 on December 29, 2017, 12:39:18 PM
Stickers are yuck.
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Post by: Hoover on December 30, 2017, 01:21:37 AM
So you have a sticker brand ripping off another sticker brand 😟