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jjelricksmith

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Re: How many gloves do you own ? How many is too many ?
« Reply #90 on: April 06, 2018, 01:11:21 PM »

I always try and keep 3, one net set which is the season befores match pair and is also used in any friendlies/ t20. One match set which starts off brand new and a spare set just incase the stitching goes on a pair or i do actually bat for a couple of hours. Always use the Salix Pod range and get the discount on pro direct for buying multiples.
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« Reply #91 on: July 17, 2018, 12:31:54 PM »

I can see how people can get hooked on buying bats... but gloves? Gloves are boring and functional. They're there to stop you getting broken fingers. Just buy the cheapest ones you can find that do the job. I have been playing league cricket for 20 years and in that time I have owned 2 pairs of gloves.
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Re: How many gloves do you own ? How many is too many ?
« Reply #92 on: July 17, 2018, 12:43:53 PM »

@SLA this really isn't the forum for those kind of negative attitudes! :D

As for just buying the cheapest ones that's just daft. You have to pay a premium to get "Test level" protection, just in case the opposition have a 90+MPH bowler playing in their 4th XI...  ;)
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Re: How many gloves do you own ? How many is too many ?
« Reply #93 on: July 17, 2018, 01:04:32 PM »

gloves are very important, wouldn't advise anyone to buy the cheapest ones unless there were my worst enemy

top end gloves provide the best protection and if you have ever faced anyone quick you will know those old green pimple style ones were as much use as an ashtray on a motorbike

this is not 1975
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Re: How many gloves do you own ? How many is too many ?
« Reply #94 on: July 17, 2018, 01:07:37 PM »

I always keep 3 pairs..
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Re: How many gloves do you own ? How many is too many ?
« Reply #95 on: July 17, 2018, 01:10:04 PM »

I think gloves are very important. I like ones that are a tight fit and not too bulky. I find they alter how you grip the bat and some are far more comfortable than others. Ive tried many brands but always go for Puma personally.
The quality of the protection is not a major factor for me as i rarely get hit on the hands.
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« Reply #96 on: July 17, 2018, 01:12:56 PM »

gloves are very important, wouldn't advise anyone to buy the cheapest ones unless there were my worst enemy

top end gloves provide the best protection and if you have ever faced anyone quick you will know those old green pimple style ones were as much use as an ashtray on a motorbike

this is not 1975


You can get perfectly decent gloves for 20-30, and they should last you 5-10 years easily.
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Re: How many gloves do you own ? How many is too many ?
« Reply #97 on: July 17, 2018, 01:21:41 PM »


You can get perfectly decent gloves for 20-30, and they should last you 5-10 years easily.

if you're out for zero every week yes they will.  :)

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« Reply #98 on: July 17, 2018, 01:27:48 PM »


You can get perfectly decent gloves for 20-30, and they should last you 5-10 years easily.

If you wear inners and bat number 11 then yes...

I get very sweaty when batting, I have 3 pairs of gloves in my bag and they all get a fair amount of use
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Re: How many gloves do you own ? How many is too many ?
« Reply #99 on: July 17, 2018, 01:29:52 PM »

Ive got the bad to match the gloves except the Kookaburra blaze unfortunately

Kookaburra blaze pro
B.B. modern gloves
B.B. traditional gloves
GM LE 2017 gloves
GM original 2018 gloves
Icon signature gloves
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Re: How many gloves do you own ? How many is too many ?
« Reply #100 on: July 17, 2018, 01:32:50 PM »


You can get perfectly decent gloves for 20-30, and they should last you 5-10 years easily.
I agree. My puma platinum 5000s were 20 posted. To get a good deal just wait and buy a pair from last years range.
My gloves last around 3 years before they get a bit ragged. I dont wear inners but change gloves if Im still in T the drinks breaks. I wash them a few times each season too.
Older gloves leave grubby marks on my white bat grips.
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« Reply #101 on: July 17, 2018, 01:34:22 PM »

One very bad broken finger, surgery, 5 weeks with a wire poking out of my hand and then another lot of surgery was enough to convert me to the expensive glove club, add to that the fact that I sweat alot means I usually have 3-4 pairs of gloves in my bag, I work on the basis of one new pair every year and then turf or donate the oldest pair.
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Re: How many gloves do you own ? How many is too many ?
« Reply #102 on: July 17, 2018, 01:47:54 PM »

All you have to remember is that it only takes 1 whack on the hand/fingers and that's your season or longer over...... and that doesn't matter whether you bat 1 or 11.... granted it is more likely to happen if you face quicker bowling but it can still happen if you play lower levels on worse pitches.

That is easily enough reason to buy gloves that give you very good protection.... that doesn't mean you can't search for a bargain though.

The other reasons are that with better grip, feel, sizing, comfort - it is certainly better/nicer/helps your batting.

Personally, i open the batting so face the quicks, so i wear mid/top of the range gloves for this reason, i have 3 pairs on rotation to help them last longer.
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Re: How many gloves do you own ? How many is too many ?
« Reply #103 on: July 17, 2018, 02:03:04 PM »

All you have to remember is that it only takes 1 whack on the hand/fingers and that's your season or longer over...... and that doesn't matter whether you bat 1 or 11.... granted it is more likely to happen if you face quicker bowling but it can still happen if you play lower levels on worse pitches.

That is easily enough reason to buy gloves that give you very good protection.... that doesn't mean you can't search for a bargain though.

The other reasons are that with better grip, feel, sizing, comfort - it is certainly better/nicer/helps your batting.

Personally, i open the batting so face the quicks, so i wear mid/top of the range gloves for this reason, i have 3 pairs on rotation to help them last longer.


Even the cheapest gloves nowadays are better and more protective than top of the range stuff from a decade ago. The gloves I wear, which are basic GM gloves from 2010 that are getting slightly ragged but are still perfectly functional, are better than anything test batsmen wore in the 90s.


If you play cricket long enough you'll eventually get a few injuries. I've had broken ribs, permanent nerve damage in my thigh, broken finger, broken nose, I got a bruised ankle whilst playing in Barbados and couldn't walk for a week. Its just part of the game. I got hit on the head once by a bouncer and hooked the next 4 balls for 6.


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Re: How many gloves do you own ? How many is too many ?
« Reply #104 on: July 17, 2018, 02:03:41 PM »


You can get perfectly decent gloves for 20-30, and they should last you 5-10 years easily.

I bat down the order and use inners but have never had a pair of gloves last anything near 5 years!
What kind of state are your gloves in?
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