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Edward Lowy

GM Archive Books of Cricket
« on: November 09, 2018, 12:36:28 PM »

Hi folks, thought you might be interested in Something For The Weekend, Sir!
https://www.playwiththebest.com/archive-literature/the-gm-books-of-cricket.html

We have started uploading old catalogues - it is quite a rich vein of history.

Kind regards

Edward

PS Hope I am not falling foul of Forum code - I know you will tell me if I am!
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Re: GM Archive Books of Cricket
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2018, 01:10:51 PM »

Nice work Edward
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Re: GM Archive Books of Cricket
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2018, 01:26:44 PM »

Great resource. Just had a quick browse through the 1990 catalogue and it seems you can buy right and left handed bats.
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Re: GM Archive Books of Cricket
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2018, 01:43:26 PM »

Awesome, thanks!
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Re: GM Archive Books of Cricket
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2018, 01:58:28 PM »

I'm surprised the Mike Gatting collection wasn't just an elasticated waist option.
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Re: GM Archive Books of Cricket
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2018, 02:18:59 PM »

Ah memories... those GM Maestro stickers...  :)

I'd rock them on my bats now although I love the new design.
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Re: GM Archive Books of Cricket
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2018, 02:20:16 PM »

.Oh Oh Oh I used to have one of them green draw string bat covers.... :o :o :o :D :D :D :D :D
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Re: GM Archive Books of Cricket
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2018, 03:07:38 PM »

I'm surprised the Mike Gatting collection wasn't just an elasticated waist option.

GM introduced a new bat called the Striker when Gatting joined, if memory serves?
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Re: GM Archive Books of Cricket
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2018, 04:05:34 PM »

Bruce French is unrecognisable!

Still think a vintage range with 80's stickers would go down well
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Re: GM Archive Books of Cricket
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2018, 05:15:08 PM »

Bruce French looks younger now than when he was playing!

I spoke to him at The Oval in the summer. He was telling me how highly he rated Ben Foakes.  :D
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Re: GM Archive Books of Cricket
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2018, 06:07:36 PM »

We have started uploading old catalogues - it is quite a rich vein of history.


Great initiative. Thanks much!
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Re: GM Archive Books of Cricket
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2018, 08:25:28 PM »

Wonderful resource. Impressed by how much softs have improved over time!
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Re: GM Archive Books of Cricket
« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2018, 07:43:14 AM »

Thanks for sharing these. Fascinating to see how things have developed, particularly softs. Look forward to more being added in time.
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Re: GM Archive Books of Cricket
« Reply #13 on: November 10, 2018, 08:43:40 AM »

The club bag took me back to school and village club days.

We definitely used to share kit far more even at a decent level, Im trying to think about when I bought my first set of my own kit and a bag... and when clubs stopped buying those big bags and filling them with buckled pads and Duncan Fearnley Attacks
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