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Title: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: Talisman on October 04, 2010, 03:24:08 PM
Since we are all a little sad at the end of the UK season I thought it might be fun and informative to have a random Cricket bat WC event. I've put some big brands and also some forum sponsors in a 32 bat draw and we will vote on one contest per day with the winner going through to the next round until we have the semi finals which will be 3 day voting period and the final which will be a 5 day voting period.

You are only allowed to vote once per match, and only post the brand name you would like to win, all other posts will be deleted and you will have to buy Fattus Cattus his daily cakes as a fine.

The full draw is as follows,

1, Gray Nicolls
v                        Gray Nicolls,
2, Vantage,
                          v                       Gray Nicolls
3, Piri Piri
v                        Mongoose,
4, Mongoose,
                                                   v                    Redback
5, Slazenger
v                        SS,
6, SS,
                          v                        Redback
7, Malik
v                        Redback,
8, Redback,
                                                                        v             Redback   
9, SAF
v                        SAF,
10, CA,
                          v                        SAF
11, Bradbury
v                        Bradbury,
12, Bulldog,
                                                   v                    Screaming Cat
13, Ayrtek
v                        Ayrtek,
14, Woodworm,
                          v                       Screaming Cat
15, Screaming Cat
v                        Screaming Cat,
16, Salix,
                                                                                      v
17, Newbery
v                         Newbery,
18, Duncan Fearnley,
                          v                       Newbery
19, Puma
v                         Puma,
20, Lekka
                                                   v                    Newbery
21, Kookaburra
v                         Warsop,
22, Warsop,
                          v                       Gunn & Moore
23, Chase
v                        Gunn & Moore
24, Gunn & Moore,
                                                                        v             Newbery
25, Talisman
v                        Talisman
26, Adidas,
                          v                       Talisman
27, Laver
v                        Laver
28, Hawk,
                                                   v                   Talisman
29, Hell4Leather
v                        Hell4Leather
30, Hunts County,
                          v                        Hell4Leather
31, Willostix
v                        Black Cat
32, Black Cat

The first round will be a new thread tonight and voting will be open until midnight tomorrow.
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: Howzat on October 04, 2010, 03:27:46 PM
Nice one! :) Good idea
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: roco on October 04, 2010, 05:03:44 PM
Sorry if having a blonde moment but is the winner decide by most votes then ?

Plus pm'd you regrading bats mate sorry fir being annoying
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: Talisman on October 04, 2010, 05:09:03 PM
Yes, most votes wins, unless it is a Pakistani brand as I'm open to bribes.....
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: Canners on October 04, 2010, 05:09:52 PM
If my Talisman bat turns up before the big Adidas fixture, i may be able to vote lol
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: Wills on October 04, 2010, 05:24:43 PM
tough one:

15, Screaming Cat
v
16, Salix
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: Canners on October 04, 2010, 05:27:30 PM

I've been through and have made my mind up on all these fixtures, there's going to be alot of results on hear'say imo 
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: Talisman on October 04, 2010, 08:51:13 PM
No problem, not after cast iron proof of anything.

The round will go on until the following day at midnight, so roughly 30 hours voting on each round.
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: maxy1 on October 07, 2010, 11:38:41 PM
can you put the scores up of each "round" please mike :)
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: tim2000s on October 07, 2010, 11:52:42 PM
An unfortunate 2nd round tie, with one of the biggest innovators in bat-land going ot early on.
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: Talisman on October 08, 2010, 12:23:37 AM
I'm keeping this updated daily, individual scores are at the end of each finished match.
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: mars on October 11, 2010, 04:39:04 PM
What about Ihsan, it has got to be in there?!?!
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: peplow on October 11, 2010, 04:40:38 PM
wouldnt worry, they wouldnt win it :P
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: Wills on October 11, 2010, 04:41:02 PM
peps, course Lekka would :P
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: mars on October 11, 2010, 04:44:10 PM
They would beat Fernley or PIRI PIRI!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: peplow on October 11, 2010, 04:44:31 PM
Probably not :), wouldnbt expect it too! But atleast we're in!!
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: mars on October 11, 2010, 04:45:48 PM
Just hoping for a first round K.O from Puma ;)
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: peplow on October 11, 2010, 04:49:00 PM
Possibly, fearnley is a tough one, may be a lot of old schollers that quite like them!!
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: procricket on October 11, 2010, 04:49:53 PM
duncan fearnley magnum
gunn moore maistrow

clear favourites

good match up newbery v duncan fearnley i suspect my magnum might lose because of the age of the crowd booo hooooo
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: mars on October 11, 2010, 04:54:50 PM
yep newbery anyday.
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: peplow on October 11, 2010, 05:51:19 PM
yeah most will go newbery due to ages i think :D
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: procricket on October 11, 2010, 05:56:49 PM
yep newbery anyday.

mars had to sound ages but you ever had a duncan fearnley magnum...

i like newbery i realy do but they have never been iconic in the same way df magnums werew but then again i suspect not many have
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: golders on October 11, 2010, 06:03:46 PM
Newbs Series 1?Mjolnir? I'd say they were pretty iconic in terms of every schoolboy growing up in the 90's either owning or wanting one.
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: Bulldog Cricket on October 11, 2010, 06:05:43 PM
Dave, got something right up your street. Jimmy Cook's 3lb Magnum !! too heavy for you but will try and get some pics for you. Its in my in-laws loft and it is an absolute railway sleeper of a bat.

Will ask them if I can borrow it.
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: procricket on October 11, 2010, 06:05:54 PM
series one or mjolnir were indeed up there but not in the same fame as the df magnums
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: procricket on October 11, 2010, 06:07:32 PM
jimmy cook a legend now that a pro bat....

get them up keiron.....

iconic bats in my eyes

slazenger v12
ss turbo/jumbo
df magnums
gm maistrows
gn powerspot

can remember richard hadlee throwing a maistrow he broke in half at trent bridge and swapping it with a diamond
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: Bulldog Cricket on October 11, 2010, 06:11:22 PM
Yea met him a few times years ago when he was playing for Somerset. Just imagine how many runs he would have scored if SA where playing during his time. Scored hundreds at will. Will see what I can do.
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: procricket on October 11, 2010, 06:13:13 PM
forget peitersen cook was without doubt as good a saffer as there has ever been
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: Bulldog Cricket on October 11, 2010, 06:15:09 PM
correct.
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: roco on October 11, 2010, 06:23:10 PM
Don't know from what I have heard off the old man b Richards was as good a saffer as you get but only seen vids so going by others opinion
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: Bulldog Cricket on October 11, 2010, 06:33:19 PM
Yea Barry Richards, Graeme Pollock and Jimmy Cook, unbelievable players who unfortunately only played a handfull of test matches. Just look at their first class stats.

Jimmy Cook hit over 7500 runs in 3 seasons at Somerset including 28 hundreds !!!!
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: roco on October 11, 2010, 06:34:21 PM
Slightly above average then
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: Bulldog Cricket on October 11, 2010, 06:42:12 PM
Yea, just lloking at thier stats in Cric info now. Graeme Pollock had the best record av over 60 in the 20odd tests he played. Don Bradman said he was the best batsman he had ever seen......quite good then !!
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: procricket on October 11, 2010, 06:43:55 PM
lost genaration i often think that myself if i had gone to eton or harrow or for that fact any school how good i could have been.....lol
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: roco on October 11, 2010, 06:46:40 PM
Yeah you have to look at stats to a certain extent but slightly before me so take yours and the old mans word for it as best I have seen is either sachin or my favourite viv the destroyer never seen someone take apart top quality pace bowling consistently
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: Bulldog Cricket on October 11, 2010, 06:53:27 PM
Oh yea, now IVA.....my favourite by a mile. Jimmy Cook was a run machine but in the Hick/Gooch mold (but better) just churned runs out but perhaps not the most attractive.

IVA did everything with style. Different class.
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: roco on October 11, 2010, 06:58:06 PM
Best I heard about viv was off micheal holding who said viv would hold every batting record going but he got to a hundred (usually quickly) then got bored would love to get bored smashing lillie and Thompson about ludicrous simply ludicrous
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: arif786 on October 13, 2010, 10:34:36 PM
ok people!! i'm taking bets now :)
seriously good idea talisman, look forward to finding out who wins, i'm placing my bet with newbery i reckon, though Saf is my dark horse, they got great bats
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: tim2000s on October 13, 2010, 10:50:50 PM
duncan fearnley magnum
gunn moore maistrow

clear favourites

good match up newbery v duncan fearnley i suspect my magnum might lose because of the age of the crowd booo hooooo
To be fair, every Fearnley I have ever used has been a bit of a plank, whilst the Newbery's have just gone. And I grew up while Hick was using one, never understanding how it scored so many runs. May have been the difference in batsman quality though...
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: Wills on October 15, 2010, 04:41:19 PM
How coincidental is it that Tom (Ayrtek) owns a scat!
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: peplow on October 16, 2010, 08:32:06 AM
So its all only based on bats? or whole package?
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: Talisman on October 16, 2010, 08:33:21 AM
Bat, who would you have a bat from?
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: peplow on October 16, 2010, 08:45:28 AM
ahh cool ok :)
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: Wills on October 16, 2010, 08:58:09 AM
Peplow voting Lekka!
I would never have guessed that.

Mike can people vote on their own brands?
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: Talisman on October 16, 2010, 08:59:24 AM
Yes, why not? there will be no court case here or in Dallas to prevent it.....
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: peplow on October 16, 2010, 09:05:38 AM
Its not actually my own brand either :D but i thought i may as well vote!
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: Wills on October 16, 2010, 09:06:29 AM
Just wondering...

And how long do you estimate this will go on for?
I'm fearing it will extend into next year's season @ 2 days per match.
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: peplow on October 16, 2010, 09:09:29 AM
should only be another 40/44 days i think, unless we are doing matches to reveal the whole pecking order!
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: Talisman on October 16, 2010, 09:11:49 AM
16 first round matches at 1 day each,
8 second round matches at 1 day each
4 quarter finals at 1 day each
2 semi finals at 3 days each
1 final at 5 days.

39 days in total, 9 gone already so about a month to go. If the season is starting in mid November I better get a new jumper or 2....
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: peplow on October 16, 2010, 09:14:07 AM
will there be a 3rd and 4th play off? the typical non-event of the world cup leading up to the final, but usually a better match than the final!!
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: Talisman on October 16, 2010, 09:16:10 AM
Could do.....
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: Wills on October 16, 2010, 09:19:38 AM
16 first round matches at 1 day each,
8 second round matches at 1 day each
4 quarter finals at 1 day each
2 semi finals at 3 days each
1 final at 5 days.

39 days in total, 9 gone already so about a month to go. If the season is starting in mid November I better get a new jumper or 2....

indoor season for me then...
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: Talisman on October 16, 2010, 09:30:56 AM
Still Rugby for me......
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: peplow on October 16, 2010, 09:31:50 AM
watching tv for me.....
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: Wills on October 16, 2010, 09:34:13 AM
lol peplow :)

mike i'm doing hockey and rugby and cricket then ???
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: peplow on October 16, 2010, 09:37:11 AM
surely the rugby ball is hard to hit with your stick?
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: Wills on October 18, 2010, 08:07:51 PM
Mike, if you could pick any one brand what would it be?
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: Talisman on October 18, 2010, 08:15:09 PM
Well I might be biased, in fact I am biased so I'll wait and see what you vote for.
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: niceonechoppy on October 18, 2010, 08:16:15 PM
Well I might be biased, in fact I am biased so I'll wait and see what you vote for.
Hmmmmm, Talisman perhaps?
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: Wills on October 18, 2010, 08:27:37 PM
I would like to see either Newbery or Warsop win.
Not a fan of the bigger companies.

Mike, other than Talisman then?
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: Talisman on October 18, 2010, 09:09:43 PM
Still biased.....
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: Buzz on October 19, 2010, 10:27:58 AM
I notice that you could have a situation in the next round where you have Hawk vs Adidas - which are essentially the same bats with different stickers on. I appreciate that this isn't the only situation when this could happen - are we supposed to vote on which stickers we like in that case?! ???
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: Talisman on October 19, 2010, 10:49:15 AM
Hawk do not make any Adidas bats, there have the contract to repair only.
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: Howzat on October 19, 2010, 11:11:57 AM
I just wonder why no-one has had the idea to set up a central place where every companies bats are sent to be refurbed surely this would be easier.
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: iand123 on October 19, 2010, 12:05:32 PM
Isnt dom attempting something along those lines, getting deal with manufacturers to get official stickers etc?
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: Wills on October 19, 2010, 06:30:35 PM
I'm glad Warsop won that!

I just hope that there isn't a Newbery v Warsop final...
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: roco on October 19, 2010, 06:44:10 PM
Dreading the possible talisman ayrtek
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: Colesy on October 19, 2010, 06:47:25 PM
Fixtures I won't like:
Ayrtek Vs. Gunn and Moore
Newbery Vs. Gunn and Moore
Talisman Vs. Gunn and Moore
Talisman Vs. Ayrtek
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: Canners on October 19, 2010, 06:49:41 PM
I notice that you could have a situation in the next round where you have Hawk vs Adidas - which are essentially the same bats with different stickers on. I appreciate that this isn't the only situation when this could happen - are we supposed to vote on which stickers we like in that case?! ???

buzz i thought talking about stickers was forbidden lol
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: peplow on October 19, 2010, 10:39:11 PM
Well the ayrteks are openly told to be from mike so that will have to be a sticker choice surely!
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: Talisman on October 20, 2010, 01:03:34 AM
Well that is a little disrespectful to the main man who is more than happy to shape a bat himself, Tom has bought part made bats from me that much is true.
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: peplow on October 20, 2010, 07:56:16 AM
Yeah i appareciate that but he doesnt like selling them on as ayrteks, he does do a good job though in all fairness to him, after frankie its been full steam ahead. I'll judge it on his bats then :D, although i ma fond of his stickers anyway with all choices of colour and personalisation.
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: tim2000s on October 26, 2010, 08:47:40 AM
Here we go again. Hunts County about to get mullered by H4L in the CBWC, despite having come up with some very innovative bats (Modulus and original Reflex) and also some absolute belters (my various Insignias, + mate's Mettle). So much for people knowing the brands we haev in the country!

I guess the Mark Butcher "This bat's brilliant" has more impact for H4L than ever! Owning both, but not yet having used the H4L, I'll reserve judgement!)
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: roco on October 26, 2010, 08:50:55 AM
Have used a hunts crown bat and a h4l and prefer the h4l it's about personal preference
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: tim2000s on October 26, 2010, 08:57:14 AM
Have used a hunts crown bat and a h4l and prefer the h4l it's about personal preference

I don't disagree. If you've used both brands it is, otherwise, as Talisman says, it's a popularity contest. That's what makes it frustrating and interesting in equal measure.

I wonder how many people have used half the bats that get votes?
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: uknsaunders on October 26, 2010, 09:06:02 AM
agree with tim2000, most of the forum have no idea just how good some of the older bats were. the reflex was the bat to have in the early nineties. its all about the last 3 years and reviews on this forum. I have no problem with it on that basis.
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: Buzz on October 26, 2010, 09:06:21 AM
I agree I think this is harsh on Hunts - they don't have the branding that H4L has, the fact that they made the woodworm bats and make some of the Mongoose bats people seem to forget. I also think that the County bats suffer as they make so many cheap bats for kids

I am sure that Matt's bats are fantastic, but having used 5 or 6 hunts bats, they are wonderful. They were my bat maker of choice for 10 years, which says something for me.
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: roco on October 26, 2010, 09:10:01 AM
Well had my first proper bat in 94/95 and was a slazenger so will take your word for it as the hunts I have used (including woodworm) were not that great may have been unlucky will never know but very few brands in the list I have not used tbh
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: tim2000s on October 26, 2010, 09:32:57 AM
agree with tim2000, most of the forum have no idea just how good some of the older bats were. the reflex was the bat to have in the early nineties. its all about the last 3 years and reviews on this forum. I have no problem with it on that basis.

The thing I remember about the Reflex was its huge profile. It was a big bat.
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: iand123 on October 26, 2010, 12:11:17 PM
Out of interest, how are people voting? I've tried to not vote on gear i havent used, just wondered if people are doing the same or in the case they havent used that brands gear they are just going for company profile/friends recommendation?
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: roco on October 26, 2010, 12:12:45 PM
What I have used ( 24 out of the original 32 ) then what I would like to use
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: Julesoak on October 26, 2010, 12:14:28 PM
This is the only one I've voted on, as it's the only one where I have used both brands fairly recently. Owned and used a few Hunts (including Modulos, Reflex etc), but my 666 is a fantastic bat, the best I've had.
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: Tumo on October 26, 2010, 12:18:05 PM
Same as roco, doing it by my own experiences. Hunts are getting a bit of harsh treatment, they don't advertise, and they don't get as much publicity, but they make some quality bats! not doubting that matt doesn't, just seems a bit unjust, that's all!
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: mdl_1979 on October 26, 2010, 01:17:33 PM
Out of interest, how are people voting? I've tried to not vote on gear i havent used, just wondered if people are doing the same or in the case they havent used that brands gear they are just going for company profile/friends recommendation?

Going firstly on what I have used, secondly on what I have seen others using, thirdly on what I would choose to buy given the choice of the two.  It's a bit of fun, so I am voting on them all.  I'm sure not many folks out there have personal experience of more than a few brands.
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: Howzat on October 26, 2010, 02:35:48 PM
Im using the same method Mark is using
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: golders on October 26, 2010, 03:28:37 PM
I agree I think this is harsh on Hunts - they don't have the branding that H4L has, the fact that they made the woodworm bats and make some of the Mongoose bats people seem to forget.


My old man knows the rep for albion and incredible cricket co. and told me that hunts make their bats too- wasn't 100 percent though. Have used a couple and they were ok, though had little to choose from. Were great value though as got them for (No Swearing Please) all!
Won't be getting one again mind getting a newb off the talisman- feels better to pay for our own bat.
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: jimba101 on October 26, 2010, 03:49:30 PM
shame hunts are going out by the looks of it! cant wait to get another custom off them in the next couple of weeks! hope they've improved the stickers though.... they're not as classy as i would like.

as for voting i simply have voted for the brand i would choose if offered the best bat possible from each (if that makes sense?!)
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: Buzz on October 26, 2010, 03:51:52 PM
shame hunts are going out by the looks of it! cant wait to get another custom off them in the next couple of weeks! hope they've improved the stickers though.... they're not as classy as i would like.

as for voting i simply have voted for the brand i would choose if offered the best bat possible from each (if that makes sense?!)


Jimba - if you are getting a custom Hunts and want some classy stickers - see if they have any Caerulex stickers like these, oldies but I love them, they remain my fav bat stickers:
(http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac151/buzzrockport/DSC00290.jpg)
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: jimba101 on October 26, 2010, 03:53:33 PM
Jimba - if you are getting a custom and want some classy stickers - see if they have any Caerulex stickers like these:
([url]http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac151/buzzrockport/DSC00290.jpg[/url])

they look better than recent years efforts lol
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: Buzz on October 26, 2010, 03:54:44 PM
here is the other side...
(http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac151/buzzrockport/DSC00291.jpg)

oh and the side on... (http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac151/buzzrockport/DSC00293.jpg)

the battered on on the right is the best bat I have ever had...
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: jimba101 on October 26, 2010, 04:03:49 PM
how old are they buzz?

when i spoke to someone from hunts last week he said that they have changed the stickers for next year. how much i dont know?

he said they have a couple of new additions to their range too. not sure what they could be?
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: Tom on October 26, 2010, 04:04:59 PM
The stickers are a bit more modern and blingy...
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: jimba101 on October 26, 2010, 04:05:42 PM
The stickers are a bit more modern and blingy...

better or worse in your opinion tom?

maddy had a set on his bat for the cb40 final didnt he? he didnt bat long enough to see them though ;)
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: Tom on October 26, 2010, 04:10:26 PM
Better than the previous years, certainly. Although I don't know if they fit in with my perception of what Hunts County should be.
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: Buzz on October 26, 2010, 04:11:36 PM
The one in decent contition is 14 years old (scored my highest ever score with it though), the knackered one is about 7 years old, I have another I got when I was 16 which was also seriously special. 
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: Talisman on October 26, 2010, 04:59:26 PM
Hunts make a tiny percentage of the bats they sell, I have used their offerings when they were a major brand, I too love the Reflex and also the Insignia, they were the most popular bats in the 90's in my leagues. Having said all that I did buy a custom from Tony this summer and even though it was a complete privilege to speak to him the bat was poorly finished and shaped but he was a gentleman and did the bat for a great price.

The idea without getting too deep is simply you can have a bat, any bat, from either of the brands in the World Cup Game, which would you choose? Some might go for one they have not tried, some may go with their preferred brand, some might get reminiscent, it matters not too me, simply which would you prefer. That way you can vote without having tried the brands, surely the inclusion in the positive, it would be a bloody boring game if it were purely on use of both brands.
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: petehosk on October 26, 2010, 10:10:01 PM
I must admit that I voted on experience. I have had a Clipper LE which was a great bat, and indeed I still have an Insignia LE which is also quality willow.
It was a tough choice, but the bats I examined from H4L last week were beaties, both willow and balance, and the pick up was gorgeous. That together with the 30 grainer Excel I have tipped the scales in favour of H4L for me.

I must admit that it's reasonably easy at the mo, as I have experienced a high proportion of the bats in this bat world cup. But it will be tougher later when the top notch brands are against each other!!!  :(
For me personally, there will be some really tough choices!
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: Wills on October 26, 2010, 10:12:41 PM
i.e. Newbery v Warsop :( - You have a PM Pete.
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: tim2000s on October 27, 2010, 06:56:18 AM
I must admit that it's reasonably easy at the mo, as I have experienced a high proportion of the bats in this bat world cup. But it will be tougher later when the top notch brands are against each other!!!  :(
For me personally, there will be some really tough choices!

I've been surprised as to how many I've actually used. I think I've used 26 of the 32 brands (either owned or borrowed someone elses and used in nets). Makes it interesting when you get to the higher rounds though...
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: Buzz on October 27, 2010, 08:07:38 AM
humm - I think Today's "match" may be a little one sided...!!!
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: johan95 on October 27, 2010, 08:13:57 AM
Yeah a bit..
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: Talisman on October 27, 2010, 08:14:28 AM
You old cynic...

And why do you have beef with Mr Green??
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: Buzz on October 27, 2010, 08:16:46 AM
Sorry!!

That is one to discuss over a pint one day, not on the internet, sorry.
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: Canners on October 27, 2010, 08:17:51 AM
he pipped buzz to the post of burchasing BHS for 200 million ;)

Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: Talisman on October 27, 2010, 08:22:52 AM
I reckon he was triggered on 99* when the ball was clearly sliding down leg.....
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: Canners on October 27, 2010, 08:24:40 AM

thats a totally valid reason to have beef with anyone in my opinion :)
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: Buzz on October 27, 2010, 08:25:59 AM
but also one that I would have been happy to share on the internet... :o
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: Canners on October 27, 2010, 08:27:16 AM

its ok buzz i'l let you tell me later lol
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on October 27, 2010, 08:35:43 AM
i recon Mr Greeen got the last pair of large MCC PJ's that Buzz had his eye on :)
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: Buzz on October 28, 2010, 08:13:31 AM
Had a cracking net with Canners last night, but we somehow managed not to get on to the subject of either Mr Green or MCC PJ's... :o
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: Canners on October 28, 2010, 08:16:51 AM

haha i forgot all about it lol, the talk of bats/stickers lol etc was much higher up on my agenda....... thoroughly enjoyed it tho so a big THANKS .... was telling my dad last night the coaching i recieved was second to none

P.s have you ordered your joker yet ;)
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: Buzz on October 28, 2010, 08:22:55 AM
That's very kind.
As for the Joker - I will be holding back for a while longer...
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: GJ on October 28, 2010, 08:24:54 AM
Where do all these forum nets take place? I would attend but cant drive yet, March is when I can. Could do with a bit of coaching!!
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: Canners on October 28, 2010, 08:26:25 AM
you can have mine for 300 it was made for a pro and the ping is unbelievable ;) haha
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: Buzz on October 28, 2010, 08:32:34 AM
Canners, only 300? Anyway, sorry, the pickup is featherlight and I prefer something a bit heavier !!

GJ - this net took place in my mates barn - where he has a bowling machine, Canners asked if I could help him with a few things.  Typically it is a case of find out who lives in your general vacinity and ask people if they want a net.
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: peplow on November 01, 2010, 01:10:36 PM
cant belive there is no m+H :(
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: tim2000s on November 01, 2010, 01:13:37 PM
Been playing with yours Sam?
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: peplow on November 01, 2010, 01:21:29 PM
yeah been knocking it in slowly, seems lovely!!
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: tim2000s on November 01, 2010, 01:40:14 PM
Going to my first winter net in a couple of weeks. Will be taking along the Lekka and my supersize S6...  Will be an interesting comparison!
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: peplow on November 01, 2010, 01:51:20 PM
nice one! sounds good! i pm'd you about t20 btw :)
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: tim2000s on November 05, 2010, 05:45:00 PM
Really surprised at the latest round of voting. Nothing against H4L, the bats are lovely. I just would've thought that more people would want a Black Cat Joker (like I do!)....
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: Canners on November 05, 2010, 05:53:09 PM

I'm also quite surprised-knowing Blackcat are very fussy over their clefts, saying that i guess more people have had positive experiences with H4L...... H4L bats do look very good bats so i knew it could go either way.....

i'd be happy with either tbh
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: Simmy on November 05, 2010, 06:16:46 PM
i voted h4l.

because i loveeeee the branding the stickers the website it looks amazing!

Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: roco on November 05, 2010, 06:20:29 PM
I voted h4l as got one here off mike that will be going to a mate or someone and is a belter
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: Tom on November 05, 2010, 06:21:56 PM
I was suprised Talisman beat Laver and GM beat Warsop. And I expected H4L and BC to be very close.

There are some interesting results, although of course it is a bit of fun and people probably would vote differently with their money.

I think it also shows how key hype is on the forum, we're all as affected by fashion as the mass market. Just we tend to go for what respected members reccomend rather than respected players.
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: Talisman on November 05, 2010, 06:39:03 PM
Respected players are bought Tom, you should know that, they will recommend using a stick of celery is the price is right. I'd never take the word of a player, but I would take their bats.... You know quite a few will not practice what they preach.

Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: Tom on November 05, 2010, 07:20:09 PM
Yes, of course. I wasn't saying otherwise, the point I'm trying to make is that you're the forum equivalent of KP. Kids swear by what he 'uses'. Forum members go for what you reccomend.
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: Wills on November 05, 2010, 07:30:30 PM
GM beat Warsop?
I'm gutted :(

Newbery to win! (I hope)
Talisman, I have PM'd you.
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: Howzat on November 05, 2010, 07:48:18 PM
you're the forum equivalent of KP.

LOL! :)
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: maxy1 on November 05, 2010, 08:38:40 PM
i thought that Newbery had something to do with both the talisman bats , and the black cats , i voted for all 3 as i think there all quality - my bats also stickered talisman and i love it (and he only deemed it worthy of storm cloud stickers) - which is why he got my vote - along with the fact iv never hear of a bad one , where as i have owned a mongoose that didnt perform as i expected for the price - i voted based on what i know from experience and what other people seem to think ........... nothing to do with mikes opinion on things , it just happens his bats are very good
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: kenbriooo on November 05, 2010, 09:35:09 PM
my bats also stickered talisman and i love it (and he only deemed it worthy of storm cloud stickers)

Same stickers he put on my bat I sent to him recently, I got the lovely pink ones do really like them
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: Talisman on November 06, 2010, 07:23:25 AM
Tom, maybe you should arrange an interview with Marcus for me then to come and work my magic on Mongoose, I will require a "KP" size sponsorship deal to do so.
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: uknsaunders on November 07, 2010, 04:42:34 PM
not voted since the initial rounds, not used most of the bats in the later rounds!. Now if someone would like to sponsor me with a few bats...  ;)
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: tim2000s on November 08, 2010, 08:53:49 AM
The difficulty in making a decision. SAF v SCat... SCats on reputation, even though the SAFs get brilliant reviews and everyone who has one loves them? SAF for the same reason? SAF as it's an AOC champion... I'm torn!
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: Buzz on November 08, 2010, 08:57:56 AM
The difficulty in making a decision. SAF v SCat... SCats on reputation, even though the SAFs get brilliant reviews and everyone who has one loves them? SAF for the same reason? SAF as it's an AOC champion... I'm torn!
Value for money swug it for me, as did 600 runs in 8 league games!
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: kenbriooo on November 18, 2010, 07:39:51 AM
Shame to see the competition coming to a close, it's been interesting seeing the results that have been coming up. I think it would be really interesting to get peoples reasoning as to why they voted the way they did.
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: Vic Nicholas on February 18, 2011, 12:02:29 PM
Best I heard about viv was off micheal holding who said viv would hold every batting record going but he got to a hundred (usually quickly) then got bored would love to get bored smashing lillie and Thompson about ludicrous simply ludicrous

...except that it never really happened.

In 1975/76, when Lillee and Thomson were in full cry, Viv was reduced to mere mortality like the rest of the star studded West Indian batting line up.
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: roco on February 18, 2011, 12:21:13 PM
Every one can have a bad series mate even viv was only human but if you listen to those bowlers they even say he was as destructive a player as has ever played the game
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: Talisman on February 18, 2011, 12:28:32 PM
Who cleaned up Viv in his first match in the UK?
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: roco on February 18, 2011, 12:31:49 PM
Was it you mike?
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: procricket on February 18, 2011, 12:35:11 PM
unless mike was 50 i doubt it
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: roco on February 18, 2011, 12:49:42 PM
Not far off ha
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: Vic Nicholas on February 18, 2011, 01:31:17 PM
Every one can have a bad series mate even viv was only human but if you listen to those bowlers they even say he was as destructive a player as has ever played the game


When Viv played for Queensland:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOh-BNyAM_Q

This is pretty illuminating too...Viv and Clive both have their say:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=503xvL_2IJQ&feature=related

Having said all that, Viv, Clive Lloyd, Gordon Greenidge and Roy Fredricks were an unbelievable batting line up...simply unreal.
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: roco on February 18, 2011, 01:54:56 PM
Liilie from what I have seen is in my top 5 quicks plus that was when thomo was at his quickest before the injury which from what I have heard he is rated as the quickest ever?

But it's great viewing top quality bowling against top quality batting just a shame for aus as that series gave Clive llyod the idea to play an all out pace attack and batsmen suffered for years to come thanks Australia ha
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: Nespresco on May 05, 2011, 12:23:54 AM
Out of Curiosity, who won ? I cant find the result.
Title: Re: Cricket Bat World Cup 2010
Post by: Hobnobs27 on October 15, 2014, 01:05:40 AM
However it dosent beat the ultimate battle
Gm vs gray nics