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Charlie coulthard

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Red marks on bat
« on: August 28, 2019, 02:37:27 PM »

Hi all, this might have been mentioned on another Thread but how come sometimes you might look at a pros bats and you can consistently see the red marks/cherries on the bat. The pics below were all from the same tour to the West Indies and you can see the ball marks look like smudges and splatters. In the West Indies they use the dukes ball so I was wondering if its the balls or scuff sheet or conditions etc.  https://www.cricket.com.au/~/media/News/2015/06/4Voges_bat.ashx?la=en&hash=CDB6938B5CB159972E324358DD143956D1976051

https://www.cricket.com.au/-/media/News/2015/06/15warnerbatting.ashx
https://www.cricket.com.au/~/-/media/News/2015/06/15stevesmithcherries.ashx?w=1600
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Re: Red marks on bat
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2019, 04:20:27 PM »

Hi all, this might have been mentioned on another Thread but how come sometimes you might look at a pros bats and you can consistently see the red marks/cherries on the bat.

It's because, unlike us, they can actually get bat on ball.
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Re: Red marks on bat
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2019, 06:36:52 PM »

I don't know, this was my bat after a decent knock...
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Re: Red marks on bat
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2019, 07:05:50 PM »

Hi all, this might have been mentioned on another Thread but how come sometimes you might look at a pros bats and you can consistently see the red marks/cherries on the bat. The pics below were all from the same tour to the West Indies and you can see the ball marks look like smudges and splatters. In the West Indies they use the dukes ball so I was wondering if its the balls or scuff sheet or conditions etc.  https://www.cricket.com.au/~/media/News/2015/06/4Voges_bat.ashx?

la=en&hash=CDB6938B5CB159972E324358DD143956D1976051


https://www.cricket.com.au/-/media/News/2015/06/15warnerbatting.ashx
https://www.cricket.com.au/~/-/media/News/2015/06/15stevesmithcherries.ashx?w=1600

In these pics there is scuff sheet on bats. I hardly had any cherries in past. But I used GM with scuff sheet in 2 nets last 2 weeks and it's full of cherries
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Re: Red marks on bat
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2019, 09:31:31 PM »

Do you know what scuff sheets? Need to make my bats well used...

GM ones
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Re: Red marks on bat
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2019, 11:13:27 PM »

GM ones

I would concur with this.  Of all the brands I have used, these seem to take on the most ball marks
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Re: Red marks on bat
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2019, 08:13:32 AM »

On the opposite end I have a roll of sheet from an Indian overseas. In 1020 runs this season I have 4 cherries on the bat. No idea what makes it keep the marks off so well.
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Re: Red marks on bat
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2019, 01:46:27 PM »

Pretty sure theres a company on eBay that sells similar stuff, 50m for about 20 quid I think
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Re: Red marks on bat
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2019, 07:42:38 PM »

I don't know, this was my bat after a decent knock...



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Re: Red marks on bat
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2019, 10:46:27 PM »

something to do with the West Indies.. i've noticed this too.

look at one of Steve Smith's old bats (6:54) in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OaSQeLx3qQ&t=566s

he even says "as you can tell by looking at the cherries"
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