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SOULMAN1012

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Re: Bats graded on performance
« Reply #30 on: February 23, 2020, 08:33:11 PM »

Razzaq famously bludgeoned 109 against South Africa in Abu dhabi with a 4 grainer Boom Boom

Didnt Shane Watson score a test Ton with a 505 model a few years back I thought I read
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Re: Bats graded on performance
« Reply #31 on: February 23, 2020, 11:18:42 PM »

I'm not sure any manufacturer yet has a way to accurately and consistently grade a bat on performance. If any batmaker is, ask them how they're doing it.

In my view the only way to grade a bat is by using things which can be measured accurately and objectively. That's essentially looks or cleft weight (when dried to the same moisture %).

Perhaps one day a widely available test will exist for bat performance. If that can be done at the point of manufacture then it is only at that time grading by performance should be adopted.
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Re: Bats graded on performance
« Reply #32 on: February 25, 2020, 07:16:02 PM »

I guess even if it were possible to objectively test performance, JSW and the bat makers / sellers have a vested interest in being able to charge a premium for the better looking clefts. The cost of g1 bats seems to go up exponentially at the same time as the requirement for a bat to be graded as a g1 seems to continuously go down
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