Advertise on CBF

Author Topic: The 'yearned' for bats!  (Read 568 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

WABH-J

  • First XI Captain
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 155
  • Trade Count: (+1)
The 'yearned' for bats!
« on: June 12, 2019, 07:21:35 PM »

Can you remember the bats that you 'yearned' for as a kid? If so, what was it and why? Did you ever get one? Or are you still on the look out maybe?

I can only think of two I've ever really wanted, basically they were both used by English left handers and I assume that because I am also left handed I felt some kind of affinity with them, and in my childish mind all that separated me from them was that they had a better bat than me...as opposed to the gigantic gulf in talent and ability!

The first was a GM Maxi Original LE. I wanted one because Trescothick had one, and I liked Trescothick a lot because for a while he got loads of flack for not moving his feet enough which I was also correctly criticised for at the time. I remember the feeling of jealousy I got when a guy from school brought in a Purist 808 (I think). Back when GM used to give their grades a star rating I believe the 808 was the lowest grade to be given 5 stars and I remember thinking that looked like the business.

The other was Andrew Strauss's Power Bow that he was using in the 2005 Ashes. Again someone else at school had one (albeit with the carbon handle) and I was very jealous.

Never owned either of them and I wonder if either of those bats were actually the ones used by Tresco or Straussy or just stickered up custom jobs. I definitely remember getting teased a bit at school because I had a Warsop (which were bloody good actually) and they weren't endorsed by any big players so they must be 'rubbish'! Kids minds are so simple!

Go on, tell us yours!
Logged

Tom_90

  • Club Cricketer
  • **
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 56
  • Trade Count: (0)
Re: The 'yearned' for bats!
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2019, 07:53:51 PM »

The GM Purist. My brother got one and I ended up with a maxi. Never quite forgave my parents for that.

Later years, i wanted a woodworm torch, or a kook beast, never had either unfortunately.

Recently it was a Chris Lynn velocity. Which is in my cricket bag upstairs!
Logged

alexhilly1492

  • International Captain
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2287
  • Trade Count: (0)
Re: The 'yearned' for bats!
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2019, 07:59:14 PM »

2005 maxi purist and powerbow

Original e41 (the one khawaja used in 2010 ashes)

Brett lees 2005 look beast

Adidas pellara v1 (had but stupidly traded)

Plenty more too probably
Logged
HS: 61*
BB: 7-4-9-5, 7.3-0-29-5

WABH-J

  • First XI Captain
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 155
  • Trade Count: (+1)
Re: The 'yearned' for bats!
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2019, 08:02:33 PM »

The GM Purist. My brother got one and I ended up with a maxi. Never quite forgave my parents for that.

Later years, i wanted a woodworm torch, or a kook beast, never had either unfortunately.

Recently it was a Chris Lynn velocity. Which is in my cricket bag upstairs!

Actually I do remember wanting a Woodworm wand because of Flintoff too!
Logged

Tom_90

  • Club Cricketer
  • **
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 56
  • Trade Count: (0)
Re: The 'yearned' for bats!
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2019, 08:43:29 PM »

I do have a wand in the shed actually. the middle is stupidly low!
Logged

Warneymonster

  • County 2nd XI
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 385
  • Trade Count: (0)
Re: The 'yearned' for bats!
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2019, 07:57:41 AM »

when I was younger I always wanted a newbery because everyone in my club had them. Now I just want kooks to rerelease the bubble so I can buy another
Logged

lexx

  • County 1st XI
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 505
  • Trade Count: (+17)
Re: The 'yearned' for bats!
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2019, 10:12:46 AM »

Always wanted a df as my hero hick used one. I also lusted after a gn ultimate as used by Robin Smith another my heroes.
Logged
 

Advertise on CBF