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What type of hat do you prefer

Baseball cap
- 21 (47.7%)
Traditional baggy
- 13 (29.5%)
Wide brim
- 10 (22.7%)

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WalkingWicket37

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Hat to play in
« on: August 31, 2018, 09:10:29 AM »

Following on from the cable knit vs Modern/fleece jumper thread, caps have been mentioned.

It only seems fair this one is put to the vote too.

What is your preferred style of cap:
The modern baseball cap
The traditional baggy
The old school wide brim
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Re: Hat to play in
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2018, 09:30:17 AM »

I prefer a traditional cap, but they are rubbish these days compared to the older versions I have.

I normally reach for the floppy sunhat now instead.

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Re: Hat to play in
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2018, 09:36:52 AM »

Some baseball caps are more acceptable than others. Its the low quality mesh ones with the manufacturers logo plastered all over one side that are particularly horrific. Others have a more traditional design and are plain except for the club logo embroidered on the front.

I tend to field in a club baggy but then bat in a (decent quality) club baseball cap.
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Re: Hat to play in
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2018, 10:04:57 AM »

Wide brim.

Greg Chappell ones are the best. SS ones are cheaper and pretty good too. They have extra towling to stop the sweat.
https://www.cricketcentre.com.au/product-group/411-the-original-greg-chappell-hat/product
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Re: Hat to play in
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2018, 11:08:33 AM »

Baggy or traditional English style wool cap all the way for me.  What cricket is supposed to look like.

Also, love the way they wear in, you have to earn the sweat stained worn in look.
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Re: Hat to play in
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2018, 11:20:11 AM »

Have used gentieman and players traditional baggy for a few years good quality
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Re: Hat to play in
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2018, 11:22:11 AM »

Wide brim greg chappell hat . Im too pasty white for anything else.
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Re: Hat to play in
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2018, 12:02:20 PM »

Golfing flat cap,,,, had a dramatic effect on my batting avg this year, so I cant possibly play in anything else
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Re: Hat to play in
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2018, 12:05:03 PM »

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Re: Hat to play in
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2018, 12:09:33 PM »

Peaky Blinders meets Bodyline
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Re: Hat to play in
« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2018, 12:31:35 PM »

Had to be a wide brim!

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Re: Hat to play in
« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2018, 02:12:37 PM »



ha @Northern monkey looks like you have lost your whippet. While the guy in the wide brim is thinking "how can someone in that hat score so many runs"
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Re: Hat to play in
« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2018, 02:19:50 PM »

I wear a hat like that virtually every day to commute to work - am also Northern - never batted in it, but perhaps that is where I'm going wrong, is it the source of all your powers @Northern monkey ?
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Re: Hat to play in
« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2018, 03:05:44 PM »

Baggy or traditional English style wool cap all the way for me.  What cricket is supposed to look like.

Also, love the way they wear in, you have to earn the sweat stained worn in look.

Traditional English style ideally (I always associate baggy cricket caps with Australia), but some baseball designs look quite clean (I play in baseball cap - ECB CA in black), but am on the lookout for a decent traditional cap.
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Re: Hat to play in
« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2018, 03:14:35 PM »

Yes
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