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Re: Why do some brands bats just break for fun
« Reply #15 on: January 04, 2020, 05:49:58 PM »

Im the same,,,not been to outdoor nets in years
Id much rather have a bowl indoors to get the old muscles loosened up pre season, and maybe a little hit with a bola machine
As far as match type practice, Id rather have some throw downs on the boundary,,,,

As far as bats breaking,,,thin toes, bats allowed to dry out, bats not knocked in, ,, and my own personal favourite,,,,,dodgy cricket balls

Those that know me, know Ive spent the last few years pestering the local league to adopt a standard decent ball, and after testing last season, they are now going to adopt a standard ball across the oxfordshire leagues.
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Re: Why do some brands bats just break for fun
« Reply #16 on: January 04, 2020, 10:09:42 PM »

Been.  Playing adult cricket for 22 seasons now and in that time i have had 1 bat go in the handle and that was my first proper bat a Kook Bubble LE and one Salix went through the toe, however the bowler was rapid, like proper rapid and dug out a Yorker.

Seen a few GN go through the shoulders in our club over past few seasons
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Re: Why do some brands bats just break for fun
« Reply #17 on: January 04, 2020, 10:28:00 PM »

Interesting. I have often thought that some people are probably doing their game more harm than good in the nets.

Clubbie nets are a disaster! I don't bother any more just some time with a Bola machine preps me well for my games.
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Re: Why do some brands bats just break for fun
« Reply #18 on: January 04, 2020, 10:35:08 PM »

Re: bats breaking, I have found that it really depends on how you go about your batting. In the nets, avoid bad bowlers or yorkers. In the game, don't drag the bat on the ground, don't tap it (I don't), and don't lend it to anyone. We do use cheapo balls but my bats have held up well against them and I avoid nets like a plague. I have seen lighter bats (2-6 to 2-8) break more frequently than heavier ones.
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Re: Why do some brands bats just break for fun
« Reply #19 on: January 04, 2020, 11:24:02 PM »

Getting over the habit of tapping my bat took me all of last season, absolutely destroyed the toe in the process.
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Re: Why do some brands bats just break for fun
« Reply #20 on: January 04, 2020, 11:56:54 PM »

Clubbie nets are a disaster! I don't bother any more just some time with a Bola machine preps me well for my games.

Agreed. I try to find regular practice partners. Not that it does me that much good.

One day, a couple of years ago, my mate (net) bowled to Virat Kohli in the morning, and me in the afternoon. I liked that!
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Re: Why do some brands bats just break for fun
« Reply #21 on: January 05, 2020, 12:07:48 AM »

I've said this before, but I'm sure that if some of us didn't go in nets we'd be able to make bats last twenty years or more.
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Re: Why do some brands bats just break for fun
« Reply #22 on: January 05, 2020, 07:41:17 PM »

While the type of batting contributes surely, given all things same with the batsman/balls etc., I think bat designs (and corresponding brands who have those designs) contribute a lot to bat breakages. For e.g. bats with thin shoulders and thin handles with lot of weight in the middle (marketed as concentrated middle for power hitting!) tend to break more than others at the shoulders. 
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