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Woodworm, yes or no?
« on: April 18, 2018, 12:16:40 PM »

Hi All,

Having seen the prices (definitely look too good to be true for bats such as the IB 235 (30) and Glow Worm Fizz (45)) I was wondering if anyone has used one recently?
I saw that WalkingWicket has bought one, but no indication of its actual performance.

As a bowler who doesn't tend to bat all that often, and certainly not one who can justify paying over the odds for a bat as seems the norm, I am tempted to go with one of these.

I was planning on heading to their store in Redditch tomorrow (19/04/18) to have a look around. Would be happy to do a little review of the store if anyone is interested too.
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Re: Woodworm, yes or no?
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2018, 12:26:45 PM »

I sold the one I had to @FattusCattus for one of his lady friends

I've believe @simonmay5 bought a few of them
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Re: Woodworm, yes or no?
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2018, 12:26:57 PM »

Review away... My lad when he was a junior had Woodworm pads, great value and decent protection. And he's just been given some gloves (along with a PUMA pair, not that he needed any...), but seem very good to be honest.
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Re: Woodworm, yes or no?
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2018, 12:31:35 PM »

@moonball I had a torch back when I was about 13 (13 years ago) and loved it.
Will do a review over the weekend following my visit and let you guys know how it was!
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Re: Woodworm, yes or no?
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2018, 01:24:36 PM »

How far are you from them? Just so you know, they don't open on Saturdays, I found this out...
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Re: Woodworm, yes or no?
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2018, 01:30:00 PM »

How far are you from them? Just so you know, they don't open on Saturdays, I found this out...

I noted that from their website. Rather annoying for most people working, just lucky I have a day off tomorrow.

I'm in Worcester, but heading that way tomorrow so thought I'd pop in and have a look.
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Re: Woodworm, yes or no?
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2018, 02:58:45 PM »

Pakistani made i believe.
https://youtu.be/O-81Z9bTwd8

Correct me if im wrong..the stickers on that looked like a woodworm
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Re: Woodworm, yes or no?
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2018, 03:10:42 PM »

I sold the one I had to @FattusCattus for one of his lady friends

I've believe @simonmay5 bought a few of them

Mine was ok but fitted with the worst Handel I have ever seen their is a reason they are cheap
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Re: Woodworm, yes or no?
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2018, 04:01:52 PM »

Mine was ok but fitted with the worst Handel I have ever seen their is a reason they are cheap

Doesn't surprise me! To be honest I doubt I'd notice given the lack of batting I actually do.
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Re: Woodworm, yes or no?
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2018, 05:29:06 PM »

No - planks of poo!
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Re: Woodworm, yes or no?
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2018, 05:47:59 PM »

We use their cricket balls for Sunday friendlies and they are good value. Bats ok, nothing special from the ones I've picked up when I've visited. If you not using it much and want a cheap bat then yes they are fine. One of my mates has one as his match bat for this year and it seems to go fairly well in the nets. If you've not been before, you turn into the fishing place and drive quite a long way down a track before you get to a farm with industrial units on your right. They are round the back.
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Re: Woodworm, yes or no?
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2018, 08:42:44 PM »

We use their cricket balls for Sunday friendlies and they are good value. Bats ok, nothing special from the ones I've picked up when I've visited. If you not using it much and want a cheap bat then yes they are fine. One of my mates has one as his match bat for this year and it seems to go fairly well in the nets. If you've not been before, you turn into the fishing place and drive quite a long way down a track before you get to a farm with industrial units on your right. They are round the back.

Thanks, would 100% have gotten lost!
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Re: Woodworm, yes or no?
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2018, 02:16:16 PM »

Ok, I mentioned a review following my visit.

Not much to review unfortunately, as I managed to pick a day that they were moving to a new site.
Very much a work in progress, with very little in their new site on show due to the moving process being ongoing.

I did buy an IB 235 for 30, which seems ok (can't complain when paying that little), but will give a further opinion on it once I have had a chance to use it.
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