Advertise on CBF

Pages: [1] 2

Author Topic: Match balls for the 2018 season Waxed Vs Lacquered  (Read 1351 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

jblowe

  • County 1st XI
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 981
  • Trade Count: (+3)
Match balls for the 2018 season Waxed Vs Lacquered
« on: March 02, 2018, 12:08:48 PM »

My mates side are looking to find a new Match Ball for next season.   The last few seasons they have used the Dukes Royal County A ball, which is a very nice ball.  However the bowlers struggle to keep a shine on it, so they are considering a Lacquered ball.  Has anyone got any recommendations?
Logged

Buzz

  • Administrator
  • International Superstar
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 10866
  • Trade Count: (+11)
  • Clear your mind, stay still and watch the ball
Re: Match balls for the 2018 season Waxed Vs Lacquered
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2018, 12:21:47 PM »

Learn how to look after a ball better?
Logged
"Bradman didn't used to have any trigger movements or anything like that. He turned batting into a subconscious act" Tony Shillinglaw

GDP1964

Re: Match balls for the 2018 season Waxed Vs Lacquered
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2018, 12:23:08 PM »

Waxed wins hands down no contest
Logged

Northern monkey

  • World Cup Winner
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2802
  • Trade Count: (0)
Re: Match balls for the 2018 season Waxed Vs Lacquered
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2018, 12:27:00 PM »

Ive told our lot to go readers this year
Owen can get them direct from readers apparently
With two broken fingers, Im not playing unless they get some half decent balls to use
The ones Simon May uses are what Id consider a proper cricket ball
They shine up properly if looked after, and have a decent seam, and hold their shape well
Logged
Oxfordshire cricket bats

jblowe

  • County 1st XI
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 981
  • Trade Count: (+3)
Re: Match balls for the 2018 season Waxed Vs Lacquered
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2018, 12:49:14 PM »

Learn how to look after a ball better?

Agreed!!!

A few years back I set up a team which was a mix of West Indians and Pakistani players, we had the best bowling attack in the league.
 For the first half of the season we use the Dukes County A ball and the bowlers hated them.  As soon as a batsman hit the ball, it would scuff up, and as no one knew how to keep the shine on them, they would stop swinging. All they did was complain, so I ended up using the cheap Pakistani match balls the second team were using.  The rest of the season we bowled everybody out within 30 overs, the ball would swing miles.
Logged

LEACHY48

  • International Captain
  • ****
  • Online Online
  • Posts: 1346
  • Trade Count: (+3)
Re: Match balls for the 2018 season Waxed Vs Lacquered
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2018, 01:28:53 PM »

Waxed cricket balls are the 'creme de la creme' of cricket balls they are used in the pro game and hold a shine much better IF YOU KNOW HOW TO LOOK AFTER THEM. lacquered balls are shinier to start with but tend to stop genuinely swinging after about 30 overs, they just go from the arm after that also they tend to not hold any shine that you develop on them.

So the long and short of it is, if you've got cash to spare and know how to look after a ball as a team then waxed are the way to go, if not go for lacquer and buy more beers for the team after the game
Logged

Northern monkey

  • World Cup Winner
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2802
  • Trade Count: (0)
Re: Match balls for the 2018 season Waxed Vs Lacquered
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2018, 02:10:51 PM »

As an add on to my earlier points,,after having to have a week off work with the broken finger, Im more than happy to pay for decent balls to be used.
I cant afford another week off work due to a hobby,,,it went down like a lead ballon with my companys owners.

I actually chopped one of our match balls in half, and found it was just re constituted rubber!!
That was it, sat inside a plastic cup.
Absolute disgrace
I wont say who supplied them, but they obviously know how they are made, and are basically ripping people off supplying these to trusting clubs
Logged
Oxfordshire cricket bats

billyb

  • County 1st XI
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 603
  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Perranarworthal CC
Re: Match balls for the 2018 season Waxed Vs Lacquered
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2018, 02:28:53 PM »

Name and shame the brand, surely?
Logged

Seniorplayer

  • Forum Legend
  • ******
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 5791
  • Trade Count: (0)
Re: Match balls for the 2018 season Waxed Vs Lacquered
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2018, 04:18:23 PM »

Waxed are the best Fearnley do decent ones they start at around 25.00
Logged

InternalTraining

  • World Cup Winner
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3458
  • Trade Count: (0)
Re: Match balls for the 2018 season Waxed Vs Lacquered
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2018, 05:26:05 PM »

All they did was complain, so I ended up using the cheap Pakistani match balls the second team were using.  The rest of the season we bowled everybody out within 30 overs, the ball would swing miles.

Do you remember the brand name? What was the price of the balls?
Logged

InternalTraining

  • World Cup Winner
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3458
  • Trade Count: (0)
Re: Match balls for the 2018 season Waxed Vs Lacquered
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2018, 05:28:04 PM »

The ones Simon May uses are what Id consider a proper cricket ball

Which ones are these? Brand name?

@simonmay5 , how are you sourcing these balls?
Logged

simonmay5

  • International Captain
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2213
  • Trade Count: (+11)
Re: Match balls for the 2018 season Waxed Vs Lacquered
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2018, 05:52:55 PM »

Which ones are these? Brand name?

@simonmay5 , how are you sourcing these balls?


Readers a county crown
Logged

Northern monkey

  • World Cup Winner
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2802
  • Trade Count: (0)
Re: Match balls for the 2018 season Waxed Vs Lacquered
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2018, 06:37:26 PM »

Name and shame the brand, surely?

Nope
If your in doubt, chop open one of your match balls
Logged
Oxfordshire cricket bats

pablomarmite

  • First XI Captain
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 223
  • Trade Count: (0)
Re: Match balls for the 2018 season Waxed Vs Lacquered
« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2018, 06:38:48 PM »

We use the readers have used the dukes in past and kookaburra too. I prefer the dukes club 1st XI bowlers prefer readers so that is what we get. 3s and 4s get lacquered balls but they only play 25/30 games.
Lacquered balls are cheaper and will lose their shape and swell up too. At some grounds balls are easily lost so you need decent balls from previous games.

Ps I would be interested in knowing this readers contact!
Logged

jblowe

  • County 1st XI
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 981
  • Trade Count: (+3)
Re: Match balls for the 2018 season Waxed Vs Lacquered
« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2018, 08:28:09 PM »

Do you remember the brand name? What was the price of the balls?

They were supplied by Hawthorne Sports in Witney, unfortunately the chap has retired.  They were popular in the OCA and known locally as the "Clacky" ball (after Gordon Clack who imported them).
Logged
Pages: [1] 2
 

Advertise on CBF