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Title: Ben Stokes kit watch
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on December 02, 2017, 05:00:13 PM
As Ben Stokes is off to play in New Zealand I did wonder if he'd have a new sponsor/

I saw this posted on another thread so tracked down some images:
Looks like Stokes has been happy with the tape on his gear in the Canterbury nets too...


(https://i.imgur.com/xTlgcXdl.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/SmtpXqbl.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/G55sRqrl.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/YczNohCl.png)

Looks like he's using his New Balance kit with the logos covered at the moment.
How long until he's using new kit do we think?
Title: Re: Ben Stokes kit watch
Post by: Six Sixes Cricket on December 02, 2017, 05:02:00 PM
Heard he may go MRF
Title: Re: Ben Stokes kit watch
Post by: Neon Cricket on December 02, 2017, 05:10:57 PM
Heard he may go MRF

Wouldn't surprise me, they spent big money on ABD so not afraid to payout. Plus with Stokes being the IPL poster boy it'd make sense.
Title: Re: Ben Stokes kit watch
Post by: Whispering Death on December 02, 2017, 05:45:32 PM
His bat clearly has a red bull sticker so Itís obviously made by red bull. Just like the f1 cars!!
Title: Re: Ben Stokes kit watch
Post by: InternalTraining on December 02, 2017, 05:47:15 PM
Are those Keeley bats? Why is he using a low middle bat?
Title: Re: Ben Stokes kit watch
Post by: Savedbydabell on December 02, 2017, 06:32:16 PM
Thought he might be going to adidas, he's got some of their 2018 shoes on, had one of their t-shirts on in the airport arrival pics that he presumably wouldn't have been able to wear in public as part of his NB deal and they've just freed up some budget space ditching Bairstow
Title: Re: Ben Stokes kit watch
Post by: brokenbat on December 02, 2017, 07:13:38 PM
Are those Keeley bats? Why is he using a low middle bat?

because he always has used low middle bats? like the NB 1080, steve smith profile..
Title: Re: Ben Stokes kit watch
Post by: Sivlar13 on December 02, 2017, 08:03:14 PM
I want a Red Bull bat!
Title: Re: Ben Stokes kit watch
Post by: Six Sixes Cricket on December 02, 2017, 08:03:57 PM
Wouldn't surprise me, they spent big money on ABD so not afraid to payout. Plus with Stokes being the IPL poster boy it'd make sense.
Think MRF are sponsoring his ipl team as well
Title: Re: Ben Stokes kit watch
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on December 02, 2017, 09:27:36 PM
Are those Keeley bats? Why is he using a low middle bat?

If he just removed the stickers from his existing bats I'd guess they're FC Sondhi made, but they could be literally anything.

As for using a low middle that's obviously what he likes and it works for him
Title: Re: Ben Stokes kit watch
Post by: InternalTraining on December 02, 2017, 10:23:38 PM
As for using a low middle that's obviously what he likes and it works for him

The bats are proportionally size-6 or shorter for his height which explains why he is using mid-low-low middle.
Title: Re: Ben Stokes kit watch
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on December 02, 2017, 10:49:19 PM
The bats are proportionally size-6 or shorter for his height which explains why he is using mid-low-low middle.

What on earth does that mean?

If a bat is short handle it is short handle. It doesn't magically shrink to a size 6 if the batsman is tall...
Title: Re: Ben Stokes kit watch
Post by: ppccopener on December 02, 2017, 11:04:52 PM
Glad I wasn't the only one completely baffled by what that may mean
Title: Re: Ben Stokes kit watch
Post by: InternalTraining on December 03, 2017, 01:32:47 AM
What on earth does that mean?

If a bat is short handle it is short handle. It doesn't magically shrink to a size 6 if the batsman is tall...

A batsman who is the height of Ben Stokes and is using a standard SH bat, is proportionally using a much shorter bat for his height. I am 5'6'' and size 6 bat or a shorter bat would be, proportionally, the same size bat as Stokes is using. I have said this before and I say it again, bat sizes as we know and use are wrong! Short batsman like myself when we are using a SH bat are actually using an oversized bat for our height.
Title: Re: Ben Stokes kit watch
Post by: brokenbat on December 03, 2017, 02:49:54 AM
A batsman who is the height of Ben Stokes and is using a standard SH bat, is proportionally using a much shorter bat for his height. I am 5'6'' and size 6 bat or a shorter bat would be, proportionally, the same size bat as Stokes is using. I have said this before and I say it again, bat sizes as we know and use are wrong! Short batsman like myself when we are using a SH bat are actually using an oversized bat for our height.

Just enjoy the pics bro ;)
Title: Re: Ben Stokes kit watch
Post by: Bwcc on December 03, 2017, 07:31:24 AM
Warnerís bat isnít far off a size 6
Title: Re: Ben Stokes kit watch
Post by: InternalTraining on December 03, 2017, 08:05:11 AM
Warnerís bat isnít far off a size 6

It is Stuart Kranzbuhler's genius to figure out the correct size for someone of Warner's height.
Title: Re: Ben Stokes kit watch
Post by: Biggie Smalls on December 03, 2017, 08:12:48 AM
A batsman who is the height of Ben Stokes and is using a standard SH bat, is proportionally using a much shorter bat for his height. I am 5'6'' and size 6 bat or a shorter bat would be, proportionally, the same size bat as Stokes is using. I have said this before and I say it again, bat sizes as we know and use are wrong! Short batsman like myself when we are using a SH bat are actually using an oversized bat for our height.



Don't worry mate , i get it ...and I'm with you on this . I'm 6ft3 and use a sh with inch cut off top ( so like a ssh). It is like a guy your size using a harrow or similar .
Title: Re: Ben Stokes kit watch
Post by: sanredrose on December 03, 2017, 09:00:04 AM
Are those Keeley bats? Why is he using a low middle bat?

Could be a B3 bat too.
Title: Re: Ben Stokes kit watch
Post by: InternalTraining on December 03, 2017, 09:09:59 AM


Don't worry mate , i get it ...and I'm with you on this . I'm 6ft3 and use a sh with inch cut off top ( so like a ssh). It is like a guy your size using a harrow or similar .

I have used size-6 bats to great effect!
Title: Re: Ben Stokes kit watch
Post by: sanredrose on December 03, 2017, 09:12:26 AM
I have used size-6 bats to great effect!

Agreed. Everyone has a different preference. My friend is 6 ft tall but he likes to play with a super short handle + long blade bat. Its a unique combination but it works best for him. He usually buys a long blade bat with short handle and then cuts off about 2 cms of the handle to get his preferred balance and size.
Title: Re: Ben Stokes kit watch
Post by: InternalTraining on December 03, 2017, 09:14:05 AM
^ It was a size-6 bat length, with a size-3 blade. This configuration was invented by Laver. My bats were made by MG-2. Marty Graham (@MG2) is a fantastic bat maker!
Title: Re: Ben Stokes kit watch
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on December 14, 2017, 10:22:08 AM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/42348587 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/42348587)

Still no sponsor, but Stokes with some hit & giggle runs

Quote
England's Ben Stokes scored 93 off 47 balls for Canterbury Kings in New Zealand's domestic Twenty20 competition.

The all-rounder also took 1-17 as Canterbury beat Otago Volts by 134 runs in the Super Smash in Christchurch.

Stokes struck six fours and seven sixes in Canterbury's 217-9, before Otago were bowled out for 83.
Title: Re: Ben Stokes kit watch
Post by: Seniorplayer on December 14, 2017, 03:36:33 PM
I have used size-6 bats to great effect!

Agree with your posts re sizes most  charts state at 5ft 6 an harrow is suitable but find ia full width S/H   32 inches long with the blade 22  inches  long works best.
Title: Re: Ben Stokes kit watch
Post by: Canners on December 14, 2017, 04:56:27 PM
so what height is a standard SH bat optimum for ?
Title: Re: Ben Stokes kit watch
Post by: Six Sixes Cricket on December 14, 2017, 05:22:14 PM
so what height is a standard SH bat optimum for ?
Now apparently 5 foot 9 and above
Title: Re: Ben Stokes kit watch
Post by: mattw on July 06, 2018, 10:35:22 AM
I thought Stokes was back in NB for a bit http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/8053/report/1127451 (http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/8053/report/1127451)


The image from Cricinfo is an old one though, as I've checked the Durham website where it seems that this is an old kit.
Title: Re: Ben Stokes kit watch
Post by: Number01 on August 21, 2018, 07:45:16 PM
Anyone know what shoes stokes was batting in today?
Title: Re: Ben Stokes kit watch
Post by: bigc92 on August 21, 2018, 07:47:47 PM
Anyone know what shoes stokes was batting in today?

I noticed they were a bit odd. Looked like a cross between an Adidas trainer and the Adidas spikes with the blue heels.
Title: Re: Ben Stokes kit watch
Post by: Sivlar13 on August 21, 2018, 08:07:53 PM
Trainers into spikes?

(https://s8.postimg.cc/hvk4xidqd/B1_AB2_B13-_B752-4_F15-_BDB9-_F34272_A34_B4_E.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/7y944g64h/)post a pic (https://postimages.org/)
Title: Re: Ben Stokes kit watch
Post by: jimmy23 on August 21, 2018, 08:47:29 PM
He posted a pic on Instagram at the start of the series.

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bl7grRiAGAt/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=43dt4s1zkvl2 (https://www.instagram.com/p/Bl7grRiAGAt/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=43dt4s1zkvl2)
Title: Re: Ben Stokes kit watch
Post by: stevat on August 21, 2018, 09:12:17 PM
He posted a pic on Instagram at the start of the series.

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bl7grRiAGAt/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=43dt4s1zkvl2 (https://www.instagram.com/p/Bl7grRiAGAt/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=43dt4s1zkvl2)

Kit looks good, comments on that post, less so.  Some incredible (awful) stuff on there, especially given as we likely know only a very small facet of the actual truth. 
Title: Re: Ben Stokes kit watch
Post by: alexevo94 on August 21, 2018, 09:46:11 PM
Iíve noticed his bat looks awfully small for his size, must be the way he likes it
Title: Re: Ben Stokes kit watch
Post by: Kanak on November 20, 2018, 03:31:45 AM
He posted a pic on Instagram at the start of the series.

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bl7grRiAGAt/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=43dt4s1zkvl2 (https://www.instagram.com/p/Bl7grRiAGAt/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=43dt4s1zkvl2)

Any info on his shoes turned spikes?

Are these the white ones?
https://www.adidas.co.uk/duramo-lite-2.0-shoes/CG4045.html (https://www.adidas.co.uk/duramo-lite-2.0-shoes/CG4045.html)
Title: Re: Ben Stokes kit watch
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on November 20, 2018, 09:02:42 AM
Iíve noticed his bat looks awfully small for his size, must be the way he likes it

Short blades are all the rage.
Title: Re: Ben Stokes kit watch
Post by: liscon12 on November 23, 2018, 09:07:28 AM
Taken from stump cam in the 3rd Test

(https://preview.ibb.co/hYMiHA/IMG-0173.jpg) (https://ibb.co/bWgTjq)
Title: Re: Ben Stokes kit watch
Post by: Kanak on November 23, 2018, 09:29:19 AM
Taken from stump cam in the 3rd Test

(https://preview.ibb.co/hYMiHA/IMG-0173.jpg) (https://ibb.co/bWgTjq)
What a beauty:o
Title: Re: Ben Stokes kit watch
Post by: jamielsn15 on November 23, 2018, 09:58:09 AM
That bat's legal?!
Title: Re: Ben Stokes kit watch
Post by: Kanak on November 24, 2018, 11:03:38 PM
Anybody had a look at these canons. :o Grain on those is brilliant
https://www.instagram.com/p/BR9JhMzAet6/ (https://www.instagram.com/p/BR9JhMzAet6/)