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Recommend a bat brand for a 3 year old/size 1?
« on: April 09, 2019, 12:36:32 PM »

My 2 year old (who is actually so big people think he is 3) has become obsessed with daddy's growing bat collection and gets a bit hysterical if he can't play with them. They are obviously too heavy, and he is also prone to smacking himself in the mouth with the top of the handle whilst walking around the loungeroom. Very happy to buy him his own bat  :)
Anyone got any experience with brands and the smallest size of bats?
Did a quick search on ebay, lots to choose from - recommendations?
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Re: Recommend a bat brand for a 3 year old/size 1?
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2019, 01:33:59 PM »

Don't mean to come across as a bit of a div or anything but will it really matter? My lad played with a plastic GM set for a long time, never really had his own wooden bat until he started playing hard ball cricket.

If you're dead set on it go with a brand you trust with a good reputation.
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Re: Recommend a bat brand for a 3 year old/size 1?
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2019, 01:44:50 PM »

When my lad was 3 I got him a size 0 Gray-Nicholls English willow academy bat. It's lasted really well and is a great little bat.
Barrington Sports have a few size 0s in their clearance for just over 20.
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Re: Recommend a bat brand for a 3 year old/size 1?
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2019, 02:03:39 PM »

GM do a -1 size if that helps, have one in stock, 10 + postage

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Re: Recommend a bat brand for a 3 year old/size 1?
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2019, 08:42:44 AM »

GM do a -1 size if that helps, have one in stock, 10 + postage
When he's a bit bigger. thanks.
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Re: Recommend a bat brand for a 3 year old/size 1?
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2019, 10:56:53 AM »

My 2 year old (who is actually so big people think he is 3) has become obsessed with daddy's growing bat collection and gets a bit hysterical if he can't play with them. They are obviously too heavy, and he is also prone to smacking himself in the mouth with the top of the handle whilst walking around the loungeroom. Very happy to buy him his own bat  :)
Anyone got any experience with brands and the smallest size of bats?
Did a quick search on ebay, lots to choose from - recommendations?

Hi - when my lad was between 3-5 - he had a plastic Grey Nics bat. Get as light as possible. When my boy got to around 5-6 and I started using a slightly harder ball - I spoke to a bat maker I knew who made him a size 0 bat but as light as possible -  when he was around that age there were only Kashmir Willow bats available but they are heavier. I believe GN & GM do size 0 upwards now in English Willow
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Re: Recommend a bat brand for a 3 year old/size 1?
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2019, 01:23:27 PM »

Word of warning, i've lost a tv to a 2 year old with a willow bat!

I got one off John at Red Ink. Absolute belter
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Re: Recommend a bat brand for a 3 year old/size 1?
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2019, 05:21:08 PM »

Word of warning, i've lost a tv to a 2 year old with a willow bat!

I got one off John at Red Ink. Absolute belter

Got my little girl one made by John at Red Ink also.  It was a cracker.👍
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Re: Recommend a bat brand for a 3 year old/size 1?
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2019, 05:41:39 PM »

Yes, plan is to stick with the plastic set then move to a bit of willow when match play becomes less lethal.
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Re: Recommend a bat brand for a 3 year old/size 1?
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2019, 09:20:31 PM »

My son is 19 months old but also big for his age.  He has been causing carnage taking cricket balls from my home office and launching them around the house and trying to drag my cricket bats around.  I signed him up for All Stars. 40 for a plastic bat, rubber ball plus a t-shirt and bag is a bargain compared to the cost of a decorator and he loves the kit
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Re: Recommend a bat brand for a 3 year old/size 1?
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2019, 08:40:48 AM »

Love it. Well done ECB!
Not sure my boys old enough just yet, but defo in the next year or so.
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