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Re: Chris King (GN) article
« Reply #60 on: July 31, 2018, 11:59:53 AM »

We have had a t20 midweek team spend 500 on two bats for there team and another club spent 270 on a bat, and then bought a set of pads and 3 pairs of gloves for there team kit.

lol. Our annual club equipment budget is 200. 80 is about the budget for a new bat - for which you can quite often get something decent in September/October.

This forum is genuinely like visiting a yachting forum where none of the members can conceive how anyone could possibly not own a superyacht. "Surely most people own at least 2 superyachts? I think that poster that claims that there are people who hire boats for the afternoon must be making it up"
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« Reply #61 on: July 31, 2018, 12:02:05 PM »

Either you don't know many cricketers, or the area you live in is incredibly rich. Do you also not know anyone who doesn't own multiple porsches?

Do all you guys live in Surrey and earn 6 figures salaries or something? The rest of the country is not like that. A lot of people simply cannot afford to own their own cricket kit, let alone buy multiple bats all of which cost three figure sums.

Broken Britain it might be, but regardless of the sport, most people have the available cash to spend 100-150 on equipment, especially if it's accumulated over 5-6 years.

I grew up playing in what is likely one of the lower income areas in the Uk, and none of the league sides I played forever had any sort of club kit. There may have been the odd occasion someone struggled to pay fees or buy their own gear, but in those cases, someone on the board would have a quiet word and sort out a solution that suited all and in the case of gear something would always be found.

I struggle to believe that even in the poorest areas of the Uk there still exist league sides that rely predominantly on a club kit.
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« Reply #62 on: July 31, 2018, 12:12:35 PM »

Either you don't know many cricketers, or the area you live in is incredibly rich. Do you also not know anyone who doesn't own multiple porsches?

Do all you guys live in Surrey and earn 6 figures salaries or something? The rest of the country is not like that. A lot of people simply cannot afford to own their own cricket kit, let alone buy multiple bats all of which cost three figure sums.

Yeah, I play for a club who regularly puts out 55 players on a Saturday. Having played a few years now I'm on pretty good terms with people from numerous oppositions too, but you're right, I don't know many cricketers at all...

As for owning multiple Porsche's, I don't know anyone who even owns one! I think people have moved on to Range Rovers now ;)

And I don't live in Surrey, or earn anything like a 6 figure salary. How do I sign up for that?
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« Reply #63 on: July 31, 2018, 12:30:07 PM »

Broken Britain it might be, but regardless of the sport, most people have the available cash to spend 100-150 on equipment, especially if it's accumulated over 5-6 years.

I grew up playing in what is likely one of the lower income areas in the Uk, and none of the league sides I played forever had any sort of club kit. There may have been the odd occasion someone struggled to pay fees or buy their own gear, but in those cases, someone on the board would have a quiet word and sort out a solution that suited all and in the case of gear something would always be found.

I struggle to believe that even in the poorest areas of the Uk there still exist league sides that rely predominantly on a club kit.


oh, well, there are, plenty of them, and not in the poorest areas, either. I live in one of the richer areas of the UK, and every club turns up with a big kit bag. Maybe ~50% of players bring their own kit for a midweek game. Most come straight from work. Very few teenagers own their own kit unless they're the over-privileged private school types.

I bought a new bat this year, but before that the last time I owned a bat was 2015. In the mean time, I scored over 1000 runs with a variety of cheap club bats. This is by no means unusual. My first 50 this year was with a club bat as I didn't want to put my bat into the hold in case it got damaged.

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Re: Chris King (GN) article
« Reply #64 on: July 31, 2018, 01:27:15 PM »


oh, well, there are, plenty of them, and not in the poorest areas, either. I live in one of the richer areas of the UK, and every club turns up with a big kit bag. Maybe ~50% of players bring their own kit for a midweek game. Most come straight from work. Very few teenagers own their own kit unless they're the over-privileged private school types.

I bought a new bat this year, but before that the last time I owned a bat was 2015. In the mean time, I scored over 1000 runs with a variety of cheap club bats. This is by no means unusual. My first 50 this year was with a club bat as I didn't want to put my bat into the hold in case it got damaged.

Are we talking midweek social team cricket rather than league cricket here? Not something I have played much of but I imagine with something like LMS there is maybe more chance people don't have all their own kit.
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Re: Chris King (GN) article
« Reply #65 on: July 31, 2018, 01:31:44 PM »

Are we talking midweek social team cricket rather than league cricket here? Not something I have played much of but I imagine with something like LMS there is maybe more chance people don't have all their own kit.

Both. Most people I know play a bit of both.

LMS doesn't exist in this part of the country. I'm amazed it exists anywhere, the rules are so stupid.
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Re: Chris King (GN) article
« Reply #66 on: July 31, 2018, 02:21:35 PM »

Club kit bags used to be the norm every club had one but not now haven't seen one in the last 20  years it's  not money regular players for many reasons prefer to use there own kit
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Re: Chris King (GN) article
« Reply #67 on: July 31, 2018, 02:37:52 PM »

One of my "intermediaries" i.e. procurer of top bats for me made a comment that he doesn't like to knock bats either and just tells his players to use them straight away. It made sense with the bats he sells, the one I used required little to no knocking and was ready for sixes in game one.
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