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Tom_90

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What do your clubmates make of your bat collecting?
« on: June 15, 2018, 07:56:11 AM »

May have been done before... what kind of reaction do you get when you turn up to training/games with a different bat every few weeks?  :D

I have a bit of a reputation for buying new kit- i think they all think I have more money than sense. I've been quite good this season though, I've been using my trusty Chris Lynn velocity all season, although this may  change tomorrow! My switch in softs seems to have gone under the radar however!
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Re: What do your clubmates make of your bat collecting?
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2018, 08:05:37 AM »

I have lent my Affininy Carbine out to a teammate already. Another teammate recently broke his bat so I took all my remaining 9 bats up last Wednesday so he could pick one he liked best. He was happy he had so much choice. Others questioned why I had so.many but it told them that I use them all every season. The 2 people I have lent to are more than happy.
The lad hit 39* so my collection is not only good for me but the club too. Loads of others are pleased that I carry around  at least 10 spare grips, that I lend out pads etc.
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Re: What do your clubmates make of your bat collecting?
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2018, 08:06:00 AM »

Usually when i walk in the dressing room and the guys see my bat i get  the is that another new bat comment and I sheepishly reply yes and they give me the more money than sense look.
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Re: What do your clubmates make of your bat collecting?
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2018, 08:07:49 AM »

P**s take generally as Im a number ten but I only have 3 bats

I play with other forumites so its fairly spread out!
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Re: What do your clubmates make of your bat collecting?
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2018, 08:17:16 AM »

They always take the p*ss until they want to buy or borrow a bat, then suddenly it's "amazing you have so many"

I've found myself carrying my own match bat and the one everyone else wants to use this year, there were even words between two teammates as to who got to borrow it from me last week
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Re: What do your clubmates make of your bat collecting?
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2018, 09:22:00 AM »

I cop some ribbing and a lot of 'but why?' . I also have people hover around my kit bag wanting to look at my latest kit aquisition.  New bats seem to get a lot of interest and get passed around in admiration ( no more so than when i showed up with my first xp80.....never seen grown men giggle so much). After a while people tend to see you as a source of info when they are contemplating a new purchase and /or needing repairs etc .
Overall , its not a bad thing really .
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Re: What do your clubmates make of your bat collecting?
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2018, 09:38:53 AM »

Take the abuse with pride!
I am always happy to flog surplus bats so they are usually happy. Half my team use bats from me!
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Re: What do your clubmates make of your bat collecting?
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2018, 10:21:52 AM »

Everybody in tomorrows 11 has had something from me in the past. Readings cricket supllies
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Re: What do your clubmates make of your bat collecting?
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2018, 11:02:44 AM »

I think over half the club are either using bats, pads, bags or have had them off @t2ylo and myself over the past few years.

I think I've got 4 previous bags doing the rounds in the team at the moment.
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Re: What do your clubmates make of your bat collecting?
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2018, 11:13:50 AM »

Everybody in tomorrows 11 has had something from me in the past. Readings cricket supllies

I bet it's mostly pads... ;)
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Re: What do your clubmates make of your bat collecting?
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2018, 11:25:55 AM »

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Re: What do your clubmates make of your bat collecting?
« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2018, 11:52:07 AM »

When ever I walk in with something new I get "Sehgal Sports just received a fresh batch of kit"  :( so for the past few years I have started taking all branding off my bats haha
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Re: What do your clubmates make of your bat collecting?
« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2018, 12:02:21 PM »

I bet it's mostly pads... ;)

Ive had 2 pairs off him  :(
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« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2018, 12:37:04 PM »

Ive had 2 pairs off him  :(

Hell of a salesman...
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Re: What do your clubmates make of your bat collecting?
« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2018, 12:59:27 PM »

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