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Mortimer

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Re: Vintage Bats
« Reply #705 on: May 25, 2019, 06:19:08 AM »

They appear to be very rare, but I have one, think you have already seen pics of it

Recently I have also picked up a cross between the volcano/supalight and a scoop - so it has cut off shoulders and a single scoop at the back

It's a probably a scoop supalight, sold in the 70s and 80s. It was the T20 concept, shorter, lighter balde, before T20 took off as a professional format!
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Re: Vintage Bats
« Reply #706 on: May 25, 2019, 06:58:15 AM »

Thanks @Mortimer, it is a scoop supalite 5*, weighs just 25 without grip
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Re: Vintage Bats
« Reply #707 on: May 25, 2019, 07:27:30 AM »

Ive got an unused Optimum Megastrike 1000 which I think was the top of the range.

Any pics?
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Re: Vintage Bats
« Reply #708 on: May 26, 2019, 05:16:53 AM »

They appear to be very rare, but I have one, think you have already seen pics of it

Recently I have also picked up a cross between the volcano/supalight and a scoop - so it has cut off shoulders and a single scoop at the back


@Chalkie, I might have missed. The only image I can recollect of this model is in this post http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=14156.0 ( @12man )

Do you mind sharing the link to the photos or posting a few more?
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Re: Vintage Bats
« Reply #709 on: May 27, 2019, 07:25:29 AM »

Here are the pics of the GN Optimum.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/iZ7wCApNnGxcPZxA9

It taps up nicely and has 5 straight grains, with an impurity line down the middle. I guess this is why it was originally covered with fibretec.

I can't really bear to remove the signatures,which include Matthew Haydn, Graeme Swan, Devon Malcolm, John Crawley, Neil Fairbrother and a whole list of other England /lancs players.

Can anyone identify the missing Lancs. names. I have so far :

Crawley
Yates
??
Austin
Hegg
??
Fairbrother
??
Lloyd
Watkinson
??
Chapple
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Re: Vintage Bats
« Reply #710 on: May 27, 2019, 09:53:45 AM »

OK, got all the names except the one below Fairbrother. Can anyone complete it?

Northants:
Haydnm Swann, Pemberthy, Innes, Ripley, Malcolm, Sales, Brown, Cook, Logan, Love, Strong, Cousins
Lancs:
Crawley, Yates, Atherton, Austin, Hegg, Schofield, Fairbrother, ??, LLoyd, Watkinson, Smethurst, Chapple
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Re: Vintage Bats
« Reply #711 on: May 27, 2019, 10:28:35 AM »

Flintoff and Ganguly played that day.
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Re: Vintage Bats
« Reply #712 on: May 27, 2019, 11:05:56 AM »

Sorry @Andythomo21 just saw your post, Ill try to get some pictures up
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Re: Vintage Bats
« Reply #713 on: May 27, 2019, 11:09:53 AM »

Thanks. Yes I think the missing name is Flintoff! Many thanks. Was hoping to have Gangly as well but I can't see his writing on there.
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Re: Vintage Bats
« Reply #714 on: May 28, 2019, 08:40:07 AM »

I trust you're not going to commit a crime against cricket history and sand off those signatures!
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Re: Vintage Bats
« Reply #715 on: May 28, 2019, 10:32:12 PM »

No don't worry. I can't bring myself to do that. I'm a natural hoarder and don't tend to mess around with historical items. But I am selling it on Fleabay as I don't have a good use for it. The silly thing is that a decent bat with signatures seems to be less valuable than one with a clean face.
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Re: Vintage Bats
« Reply #716 on: May 29, 2019, 06:46:16 AM »

Sadly that is the case, there doesnt seem to be much interest in signed bats unless they are from a test match/series and ideally old ones, especially Ashes around the war years. Ive seen ones with Bradmans signature sell very well, but ones from modern era often get very little.
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Re: Vintage Bats
« Reply #717 on: May 29, 2019, 07:05:00 AM »

I saw this Bat, thought it's no use, passed on 🙂
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Re: Vintage Bats
« Reply #718 on: June 01, 2019, 09:07:02 PM »

Thought I would post a couple of pics of my most recent acquisitions for my GN collection.





The GN 500 Supreme is a bit different as it has a narrower cane handle which has been encased in 5mm of rubber all the way down including the splice. It is so unusual that GN themselves cant tell me anything about it, guess was just a trial one year.



@tim2000s I know you like twin scoops, hope u like this one
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Re: Vintage Bats
« Reply #719 on: June 01, 2019, 09:20:21 PM »

Maybe a John Newbery experiment? He did unusual handles when he formed his own comany.
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