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Which last longer?
« on: April 04, 2019, 05:59:15 PM »

Im wondering whether UK made bats last longer than Asian made bats.

Question is, do you use a bat thats a few seasons old or even older, (with a good amount of use)?
If so, what bat is it?

I have a three year old amplus shape - still pings like a trampoline.

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Re: Which last longer?
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2019, 06:30:59 PM »

I've seen ca 8000 going like a gun, that's definitely more than 3 years old, and he plays for 1st and 2nd XI
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Re: Which last longer?
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2019, 06:41:25 PM »

Longevity of a bat depends on the manufacturers as well as how you take care of them. I still have my 10 years old CA bat that has scored more than 3000 runs. It is still going strong. I also have my B3 Crown which is 5 years old and have seen quite a lot of action. It all depends on how you take care of your bats. I oil and refurb them in the beginning and end of every season.
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Re: Which last longer?
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2019, 06:57:36 PM »

Very subjective, I have had uk made bats that have broken the first time I have used it and same with Asian bats.

But if you have a goodun like you say stick with it
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Re: Which last longer?
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2019, 10:28:28 PM »

My opening partner has a M&H amplus so Asian/U.K made depending what you believe that will be going into its 4th season and must have 4000+ runs plus nets through it and its in great condition, I refurb it for him end of every season and will do again for a few more i reckon unless he is unlucky. Personally though never keep a bat long enough even the gun bats Iv had I change at end of each season
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Re: Which last longer?
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2019, 01:38:29 AM »

I can remember an old Keeley interview in which he says that a good bat should last a club cricketer several years.
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Re: Which last longer?
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2019, 05:32:26 AM »

I have seen a high end CA being broken into two pieces in the second game of its life after being thoroughly knocked in and a few Net sessions. Obviously the cleft was super over dried to reduce the weight and make a big bat that was very light.

And then I have also seen an al-cheapo of a Kashmir willow CA used by an international pro who played for team USA.
He bought this CA Bat 25 years ago in Karachi when he was a kid and couldnt afford any better.
He played with this bat all 25 years including all international matches that he played for USA.
He still has this bat and this is the only bat he plays with.

I once asked him why dont you get a new bat?
His answer was very simple. When this breaks, I will buy a new one.0
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Re: Which last longer?
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2019, 03:39:11 AM »

Really matters who dry the wood is and how well oiled and knocked it is. The more care you take of your bat, the longer it will last.
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