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Title: One bat that you always wanted but never got a chance to get your hands to it?
Post by: Sitonit on February 27, 2018, 01:05:40 PM

There could be a common case of Screaming Cat for quite a few bat enthusiasts, but for me personally, there was a bat on EBay, it was custom made by V Sports. The profile was a true masterclass and I missed out on placing the winning bid due to being away.

Do you guys have any unfulfilled fantasy of a bat that you can't get it anymore, and you wish if you had bought it right then?
Title: Re: One bat that you always wanted but never got a chance to get your hands to it?
Post by: Buzz on February 27, 2018, 01:11:35 PM
There was a GM Epic in romida a few years back that was lovely, I also liked the Argon shape that year.
Title: Re: One bat that you always wanted but never got a chance to get your hands to it?
Post by: Manormanic on February 27, 2018, 01:16:10 PM
Oooh, I have a few.

From Ye Olden Days:

An SS Turbo Grand Prix 333.  My Dad bought me a Surridge as my first full size bat, but not that one. 
A top of the range Open Championship.

More Recently:

A really huge Aussie GN long blade.
And, much as I sometimes criticised them, a GM Icon, the profile they had the very first year.
Title: Re: One bat that you always wanted but never got a chance to get your hands to it?
Post by: Kulli on February 27, 2018, 01:25:14 PM
The Hick era V600, there's been the odd one on eBay but always lowe end models and in poor condition.
Title: Re: One bat that you always wanted but never got a chance to get your hands to it?
Post by: Sitonit on February 27, 2018, 02:17:12 PM
Oooh, I have a few.

From Ye Olden Days:

An SS Turbo Grand Prix 333.  My Dad bought me a Surridge as my first full size bat, but not that one. 
A top of the range Open Championship.

More Recently:

A really huge Aussie GN long blade.
And, much as I sometimes criticised them, a GM Icon, the profile they had the very first year.

Oh Yessss !!
That GM Icon in the very first year. What a beauty was that. Always wanted one.
Title: Re: One bat that you always wanted but never got a chance to get your hands to it?
Post by: Alvaro on February 27, 2018, 02:23:49 PM
The Hick era V600, there's been the odd one on eBay but always lowe end models and in poor condition.

I had one of these in the Ultimate grade from 3D Sports. It was brilliant.

I worked a summer cleaning a bakery to get that bat, and boy it was worth it.
Title: Re: One bat that you always wanted but never got a chance to get your hands to it?
Post by: Andythomo21 on February 27, 2018, 02:28:54 PM
The Hick era V600, there's been the odd one on eBay but always lowe end models and in poor condition.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Slazenger-V600-5-Star-Hand-Made-Cricket-Bat-S-H-2lb-8oz-/222845338171?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&nma=true&si=U9LOSvdNpNA7Dwu260wfEQVx2vs%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Slazenger-V600-5-Star-Hand-Made-Cricket-Bat-S-H-2lb-8oz-/222845338171?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&nma=true&si=U9LOSvdNpNA7Dwu260wfEQVx2vs%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc)

This one wasnít too bad.  5 star was decent model back then.  A few dings but condition not too bad at all.
Title: Re: One bat that you always wanted but never got a chance to get your hands to it?
Post by: Yorkershire on February 27, 2018, 02:43:41 PM
When I was a young lad and was poor... :(
... I borrowed a Kook Ridgeback from a teammate... absolutely flew... and when visiting Pakistan... still as a poor kid... saw an SS Turbo... was too young to hold it but the stickers appealed...

My father ended up buying me a MIDS bat (tape ball bat) and a hooky GM Maestro instead which was more than likely Kashmir willow...

Then MIDS disappeared as a brand for ages until recently... not keen on the bats but want to get hold of some MIDS stickers... so if anyone can get me decent MIDS stickers... holla you would make me happy...

So the Ridgeback and SS just for sentimental reasons... and hooky MIDS stickers :)
Title: Re: One bat that you always wanted but never got a chance to get your hands to it?
Post by: InternalTraining on February 27, 2018, 03:02:01 PM
Screaming Cat. I would love to get one.

@Kippax  Kippax's old JokerPlus, if that's what it is called.



Title: Re: One bat that you always wanted but never got a chance to get your hands to it?
Post by: six and out on February 27, 2018, 03:30:05 PM
i think this falls into a few categories -

1. Retro / Sentimental - the bat you would love to get for those reasons
2. Expensive - the bat you just would love to get but costs to much

So mine....

1. Kook Gold Crown - i idolized Graham Thorpe in my early years of playing and so wanted that bat
2. L&W - a proper top grade from NZ
Title: Re: One bat that you always wanted but never got a chance to get your hands to it?
Post by: bostoncricketer on February 27, 2018, 04:15:25 PM
A SS pro issue made for Afghanistan wicket keeper Afzal Zazai that I saw on a recent trip to Mumbai. Perfect 12 grains and ping was different from anything else in the store. It felt soft pressed but the mallet wasnt leaving any dents. Pro willow is of just a diffetent quality!
Title: Re: One bat that you always wanted but never got a chance to get your hands to it?
Post by: alexhilly1492 on February 27, 2018, 04:20:29 PM
2005 gm purist original le

2005 gm maxi original le

More recently Iíve developed a soft spot for the proper power blow (Strauss 2005) saw one cook used in the lords museum this weekend that looked lovely!
Title: Re: One bat that you always wanted but never got a chance to get your hands to it?
Post by: Kulli on February 27, 2018, 04:34:17 PM
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Slazenger-V600-5-Star-Hand-Made-Cricket-Bat-S-H-2lb-8oz-/222845338171?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&nma=true&si=U9LOSvdNpNA7Dwu260wfEQVx2vs%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Slazenger-V600-5-Star-Hand-Made-Cricket-Bat-S-H-2lb-8oz-/222845338171?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&nma=true&si=U9LOSvdNpNA7Dwu260wfEQVx2vs%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc)

This one wasnít too bad.  5 star was decent model back then.  A few dings but condition not too bad at all.

I strongly considered that one, but the photos looked like they were taken with a toaster so It was hard to see what it looked like.
Title: Re: One bat that you always wanted but never got a chance to get your hands to it?
Post by: Sitonit on February 27, 2018, 04:43:58 PM
i think this falls into a few categories -

1. Retro / Sentimental - the bat you would love to get for those reasons
2. Expensive - the bat you just would love to get but costs to much

So mine....

1. Kook Gold Crown - i idolized Graham Thorpe in my early years of playing and so wanted that bat
2. L&W - a proper top grade from NZ

Yeah, this is an interesting one.

There was a time when you had  the bat available for sale, but no money in the pocket.
And then was a time when you have the money, but no bat.

Perhaps same goes with candy bars. When you were kid, you didn't have money to buy all the candies - and now when you have the money, the doctor says, you are about to get diabetes so don't even look at candies.
Title: Re: One bat that you always wanted but never got a chance to get your hands to it?
Post by: Seniorplayer on February 27, 2018, 05:28:22 PM
A  custommade at Robertsbridge legend.
Title: Re: One bat that you always wanted but never got a chance to get your hands to it?
Post by: Tailendfielder on February 27, 2018, 06:19:03 PM
A salix custom made for me which had a pressing crack 😢 not noticed until last second. I had driven four hours there and four hours back and an hour locating it!
Title: Re: One bat that you always wanted but never got a chance to get your hands to it?
Post by: Cover_Drive on February 27, 2018, 06:20:01 PM
2006/2007 Gray Nicolls Predator, the one Mohammad Yousuf endorsed. Gosh!
Title: Re: One bat that you always wanted but never got a chance to get your hands to it?
Post by: Northern monkey on February 27, 2018, 06:29:15 PM
A grade one Ace

Gm maestro

Gn scoop
Title: Re: One bat that you always wanted but never got a chance to get your hands to it?
Post by: SwingAndMiss on February 27, 2018, 06:54:03 PM
Kookaburra Beast
Title: Re: One bat that you always wanted but never got a chance to get your hands to it?
Post by: KD4 on February 27, 2018, 06:59:18 PM
An Aussie made GN
Title: Re: One bat that you always wanted but never got a chance to get your hands to it?
Post by: bk on February 27, 2018, 07:09:08 PM
St Peter Flat Back. Anyone in Aus want to buy this one off eBay?

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/ST-PETER-SP-VINTAGE-FLAT-BACK-MASTER-CRICKET-BAT-/302631722170?autorefresh=true (https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/ST-PETER-SP-VINTAGE-FLAT-BACK-MASTER-CRICKET-BAT-/302631722170?autorefresh=true)
Title: Re: One bat that you always wanted but never got a chance to get your hands to it?
Post by: Alvaro on February 27, 2018, 07:09:58 PM
2006/2007 Gray Nicolls Predator, the one Mohammad Yousuf endorsed. Gosh!

You have a beautiful CA though... 🤭
Title: Re: One bat that you always wanted but never got a chance to get your hands to it?
Post by: procricket on February 27, 2018, 08:47:34 PM
Laver signature from here years ago Jon Pinson bought and then threatened to chop in half....
Title: Re: One bat that you always wanted but never got a chance to get your hands to it?
Post by: prim0pyr0 on February 27, 2018, 09:02:19 PM
Hitman - stock only pros use... Then realised g5 stickered up blanks from pakistan
Title: Re: One bat that you always wanted but never got a chance to get your hands to it?
Post by: jamesisapayne on February 27, 2018, 09:04:57 PM
A GM Catalyst Original - would have been around 10 years ago. Opted for the Hero instead but secretly wished I'd gone for the catalyst a little later because Marcus Trescothick used to use one and I loved the colour.

The Hero was quality too though.
Title: Re: One bat that you always wanted but never got a chance to get your hands to it?
Post by: velvetsky01 on February 27, 2018, 09:14:56 PM
GM Purist I would say as a huge Micheal Vaughan fan it would have to be that
Title: Re: One bat that you always wanted but never got a chance to get your hands to it?
Post by: Manormanic on February 27, 2018, 09:43:57 PM
One more - a very specific one. A v100 with grains that formed an X right in the sweet spot.
Title: Re: One bat that you always wanted but never got a chance to get your hands to it?
Post by: adb club cricketer on February 28, 2018, 03:50:23 AM
Screaming cat. A shame we cant get one these days and Julian's plan to continue his legacy did not materialize..
Title: Re: One bat that you always wanted but never got a chance to get your hands to it?
Post by: Sitonit on February 28, 2018, 04:31:57 AM
St Peter Flat Back. Anyone in Aus want to buy this one off eBay?

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/ST-PETER-SP-VINTAGE-FLAT-BACK-MASTER-CRICKET-BAT-/302631722170?autorefresh=true (https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/ST-PETER-SP-VINTAGE-FLAT-BACK-MASTER-CRICKET-BAT-/302631722170?autorefresh=true)


Very fond child-hood memories of these stickers, colors and design - I bought my first ever batting gloves in mitten shape, made by St. Peter's.
Title: Re: One bat that you always wanted but never got a chance to get your hands to it?
Post by: avkrish on February 28, 2018, 05:33:48 AM
It would be a Slazenger WG for me.

Closely followed by Duncan Fearnley Attack, Slazenger V12, SS Jumbo, Newbery Excalibur
Title: Re: One bat that you always wanted but never got a chance to get your hands to it?
Post by: Kulli on February 28, 2018, 07:03:12 AM
Laver signature from here years ago Jon Pinson bought and then threatened to chop in half....

I had forgotten that bat, wasn't big for the weight or anything but those grains were perfection instead of number, spacing and definition.
Title: Re: One bat that you always wanted but never got a chance to get your hands to it?
Post by: FattusCattus on February 28, 2018, 09:20:27 AM
It's a shame that owning it never cheered Jon up!
Title: Re: One bat that you always wanted but never got a chance to get your hands to it?
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on February 28, 2018, 10:40:47 AM
The only one that comes to mind that iv never owned yet is a rob Pack
Title: Re: One bat that you always wanted but never got a chance to get your hands to it?
Post by: JB on February 28, 2018, 11:12:54 AM
The only one that comes to mind that iv never owned yet is a rob Pack

I love the 'yet' part!!
Title: Re: One bat that you always wanted but never got a chance to get your hands to it?
Post by: vibrate on February 28, 2018, 11:25:32 AM
Gm mogul shane watson edition. Used a mates in the nets and it was amazing ive always wanted one since.
Title: Re: One bat that you always wanted but never got a chance to get your hands to it?
Post by: Ams4287 on February 28, 2018, 11:28:48 AM
County Reflex for me
Title: Re: One bat that you always wanted but never got a chance to get your hands to it?
Post by: Johnny on February 28, 2018, 05:53:19 PM
Probs a scat. Would love to get back the Laver I sold on here a few years back. Loved that bat, not sure why I sold it
Title: Re: One bat that you always wanted but never got a chance to get your hands to it?
Post by: fazza1970 on March 04, 2018, 07:28:19 PM
Always wanted a Symonds Super Tusker.
Probably better for my wrists that I never got one - they were heavy..
Title: Re: One bat that you always wanted but never got a chance to get your hands to it?
Post by: thegowerwaft on March 04, 2018, 08:18:42 PM
Ramp's Pred.
Title: Re: One bat that you always wanted but never got a chance to get your hands to it?
Post by: Jaffa on March 04, 2018, 09:19:49 PM
Uzi C6+
Title: Re: One bat that you always wanted but never got a chance to get your hands to it?
Post by: FattusCattus on March 04, 2018, 09:37:31 PM
A really massive Jumbo that picked up alright!
Title: Re: One bat that you always wanted but never got a chance to get your hands to it?
Post by: Manormanic on March 04, 2018, 09:59:08 PM
A really massive Jumbo that picked up alright!

Exists?
Title: Re: One bat that you always wanted but never got a chance to get your hands to it?
Post by: FattusCattus on March 04, 2018, 10:08:20 PM
I'm sure it does - from one of our forum sponsors - HINT! HINT!
Title: Re: One bat that you always wanted but never got a chance to get your hands to it?
Post by: sgcricket on March 05, 2018, 03:51:03 AM
Black Cat Joker for me.
Title: Re: One bat that you always wanted but never got a chance to get your hands to it?
Post by: Umi on March 05, 2018, 05:44:29 AM
Always wanted to check out a screaming cat
Title: Re: One bat that you always wanted but never got a chance to get your hands to it?
Post by: sarg on March 06, 2018, 02:15:29 AM
Lots of Newbery bats (TK ones). Tour, Merlin, TT
Title: Re: One bat that you always wanted but never got a chance to get your hands to it?
Post by: Mattsky on March 06, 2018, 10:50:02 AM
I've been lusting after a Slazenger V12 for a long while.

Title: Re: One bat that you always wanted but never got a chance to get your hands to it?
Post by: Jaffa on March 06, 2018, 11:26:13 AM
I've been lusting after a Slazenger V12 for a long while.

Funny thing is for the last month or so, I have that too.
Title: Re: One bat that you always wanted but never got a chance to get your hands to it?
Post by: Buzz on March 06, 2018, 12:13:57 PM
@petehosk Pete, did you have a wonderful charlie french bat I lusted after when we did the batoffs?
Do you still have it?
Title: Re: One bat that you always wanted but never got a chance to get your hands to it?
Post by: Simmy on March 06, 2018, 12:45:47 PM
The 2.7 Kook that was used at the gear test at @Vitas Cricket it was a cannon not sure who purchased it in end possibly @SOULMAN1012 ?
Title: Re: One bat that you always wanted but never got a chance to get your hands to it?
Post by: felix on March 06, 2018, 12:56:51 PM
@petehosk Pete, did you have a wonderful charlie french bat I lusted after when we did the batoffs?
Do you still have it?


It wasn't the one in this thread by any chance? 

http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=41581.0 (http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=41581.0)

Used to belong to Pete I believe, and now in my possession.  I know Tom isn't flavour of the month here now but it's a superb bat, and was very well refurbed.

Title: Re: One bat that you always wanted but never got a chance to get your hands to it?
Post by: petehosk on March 06, 2018, 12:59:27 PM
I believe it was that one! Those grains are superb! Very nice bat  :D
Title: Re: One bat that you always wanted but never got a chance to get your hands to it?
Post by: Buzz on March 06, 2018, 01:13:34 PM
Not quite as good as Pete's tremendous scat but I always knew I had good taste! It is lovely
Title: Re: One bat that you always wanted but never got a chance to get your hands to it?
Post by: felix on March 06, 2018, 01:17:19 PM
Wasted on me probably - was my weapon of choice last season, it definitely still goes and can't really blame it for having a rubbish season.
Title: Re: One bat that you always wanted but never got a chance to get your hands to it?
Post by: KettonJake on March 06, 2018, 01:48:55 PM
The 2.7 Kook that was used at the gear test at @Vitas Cricket it was a cannon not sure who purchased it in end possibly @SOULMAN1012 ?

Ricochet 1000? Lovely bat that.
Title: Re: One bat that you always wanted but never got a chance to get your hands to it?
Post by: Simmy on March 06, 2018, 02:03:16 PM
Ricochet 1000? Lovely bat that.

aye that was it!
Title: Re: One bat that you always wanted but never got a chance to get your hands to it?
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on March 06, 2018, 03:12:03 PM
The 2.7 Kook that was used at the gear test at @Vitas Cricket it was a cannon not sure who purchased it in end possibly @SOULMAN1012 ?

No wasnít me back then mate didnít like kook kit until last season.
Title: Re: One bat that you always wanted but never got a chance to get your hands to it?
Post by: Jaffa on March 11, 2018, 07:35:42 PM
Uzi C6+

Just might have found myself one...
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/152931595381 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/152931595381)
Title: Re: One bat that you always wanted but never got a chance to get your hands to it?
Post by: sarg on March 12, 2018, 12:46:01 PM
Just might have found myself one...
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/152931595381 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/152931595381)

Hope he hasnít split it like in the ad  :D
Title: Re: One bat that you always wanted but never got a chance to get your hands to it?
Post by: Jaffa on March 16, 2018, 09:27:10 PM
Hope he hasnít split it like in the ad  :D

Today I was sent this photo by the seller. He says the bat box cost 1 pound from Morrants.

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/797/39036126480_c64534a1ac_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/22tumps)  (https://flic.kr/p/22tumps)
Title: Re: One bat that you always wanted but never got a chance to get your hands to it?
Post by: Jaffa on March 17, 2018, 01:24:22 PM
It gets better. It turns out a mate of his has very good contacts with D&P so the Blade was hand picked. Nice stickers on the little used Uzi too.
Title: Re: One bat that you always wanted but never got a chance to get your hands to it?
Post by: bigc92 on March 17, 2018, 07:09:31 PM
Surely got to be a carbon fibre Kahuna!
Title: Re: One bat that you always wanted but never got a chance to get your hands to it?
Post by: Jaffa on March 22, 2018, 10:12:50 AM
It gets better. It turns out a mate of his has very good contacts with D&P so the Blade was hand picked. Nice stickers on the little used Uzi too.

These arrived today. Could do with a bit of a clean up and a bit of oil but I'm very happy with them. The Uzi seems surprisingly hard pressed but I'm guessing it could just still need knocking/playing in.

They both have very nice rebound, especially for their weights.

Any idea where I can get a Cadbury colour grip from?

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