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Re: Interesting story.
« Reply #30 on: August 02, 2017, 07:31:52 AM »

This has been a ridiculous argument. Of course the pros could score loads with a lower grade bat, that's why they're pro's and we're not, getting the pick of the willow is just a perk for them, if it was as easy as "get pro bat makes you play like a pro" then all the lads on here who have been gifted pro bats etc. would now be playing first class cricket or getting excited over an overseas tour rather than dreading playing against Wimbledon Wanderers 6th XI because apparently they've got a fella who bowls at 70mph.

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Re: Interesting story.
« Reply #31 on: August 02, 2017, 07:41:07 AM »

I heard Wimbledon Wanderers 6th XI have got a fella who bowls who is 70
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« Reply #32 on: August 02, 2017, 07:47:27 AM »

I heard Wimbledon Wanderers 6th XI have got a fella who bowls who is 70

Probably more likely haha
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Re: Interesting story.
« Reply #33 on: August 02, 2017, 07:48:56 AM »

rather than dreading playing against Wimbledon Wanderers 6th XI because apparently they've got a fella who bowls at 70mph.

Their initials aren't P C are they? ;)
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Re: Interesting story.
« Reply #34 on: August 02, 2017, 08:24:42 AM »

Their initials aren't P C are they? ;)

At the risk of sounding daft I'm not following you haha
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Re: Interesting story.
« Reply #35 on: August 02, 2017, 09:09:32 AM »

Heard an interesting story last week about GM.
A NZ batsman sponsored by GM was breaking all his GM bats (not on purpose  :D) and I heard that a lot of pro GM's were breaking last season. Anyway he was about to face the Aussie bowlers in the Chappell/Hadlee series this year and had no bats. GM had to send him an off the shelf model which by all accounts was much smaller than his usual bats as he uses 2.8. He was pretty good about it but was shocked at the size difference but had no choice to face Mitchell Stark et al with it. He managed to score a couple of 40's I think. So it can be done with bats available to the public.

First thought  as he got a couple of 40s How many would he have got with his bigger lighter  pro bat.
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Re: Interesting story.
« Reply #36 on: August 02, 2017, 09:38:07 AM »

Lots of players below the elite , pros get grade 2 and 3 and still do very well with them.
Although true  it's hardly a secret that  for the pros brands skim off the lightest of the light best performing willow which  means the ball is going to fly off the blade.
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Re: Interesting story.
« Reply #37 on: August 02, 2017, 12:39:17 PM »

Forget about the pros. The Same bat used by my captain vs me results in different performance. He can usually pick up anyone bat in the team and hit a six whereas most of us cannot do that at will. Just imagine what pros can do.
Off course, they would want to maximize output by getting the best performing stick.
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Re: Interesting story.
« Reply #38 on: August 02, 2017, 12:46:25 PM »

I heard Wimbledon Wanderers 6th XI have got a fella who bowls who is 70

I played Wimbledon Wanderers 6th XI (or WW6 as they like to be known) and they are good, one bloke, who gets all the runs, has a bat his sisters boyfriend got off a pro, I think he was at a Surrey boys summer camp and found one in a bin.
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Re: Interesting story.
« Reply #39 on: September 01, 2017, 06:02:34 PM »

Dean Brownlie no?
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Re: Interesting story.
« Reply #40 on: September 01, 2017, 06:25:20 PM »

Hasn't that Shane Watson story worked it's way down from the bat being a grade 2? Sort of like a fisherman's tale in reverse?

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Re: Interesting story.
« Reply #41 on: September 01, 2017, 06:57:55 PM »

Hasn't that Shane Watson story worked it's way down from the bat being a grade 2? Sort of like a fisherman's tale in reverse?

It's always been told to me (from the horses mouth) as the lowest grade they have, because that's the junk willow they always use when getting templates/shapes right for players, due to the amount of wasted bats they can sometimes make before they get something the player likes

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Re: Interesting story.
« Reply #42 on: September 05, 2017, 03:29:57 PM »

It's always been told to me (from the horses mouth) as the lowest grade they have, because that's the junk willow they always use when getting templates/shapes right for players, due to the amount of wasted bats they can sometimes make before they get something the player likes

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