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KG cricket bat Review
« on: February 04, 2020, 05:40:51 PM »

So I have decided to massively strip back all of my kit and start again. This is due to be basically having to much kit to choose from, mounting injuries and the fact I dont play as much. But in normal CBF style I used this as an excuse to start searching for the perfect couple of bats and perfect set of softs and no more. Said it before but this time I actually mean it.

Anyway here is us first of my new bats that I will start the season with. Personally I had not seen hardly anything of these at all let alone ever picked one up or played with a KG bat. Believe they are Indian made and used a lot in Sri Lanka. So I came across this initially on eBay and then saw it was being sold by our very own @Canners do sent him a message and went from there. So its G1 English willow and its light at 2.91 with 2 grips. This has a super super skinny handle which is the totally opposite of the GM bats Iv been using the last few years but initially feels very nice. Its also a round handle which Iv not had much dealing with but I have made it semi oval with some plaster tape.

Pick up wise its very good, I would have thought that with such a skinny handle she would feel bottom heavy but its actually a very well balanced bat. Shape wise its the common shape at the moment of duckbill toe, mid middle and thick toe and edge. Edge wise its 38mm and 23mm at the toe so got some wood behind it. Toe isnt quite square which I really like but its pretty close to having the sitting flat in the stance feel.
As you can see its very grainy and also very soft. When i received it she was quite dry so she had some bat wax applied and then I added the scuff. For the first time in a long time Im actually using a mallet to work on toe and edges as if I just took this into winter nets I think she would suffer against the quicker bowlers without any prep work. Grains are straight and even through the back and the front and most importantly for me through the toe. Not bothered by a number of grains but I do like them to run straight through the toe ideally.  Now the ping is insanely good, really flys and has a lovely soft feel that almost seems to cushion the ball when tapping it up. My gut feeling is that this could be a good time not a long time bat but I may be wrong.

Anyway enough waffle here are some pics













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Re: KG cricket bat Review
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2020, 05:55:21 PM »

our overseas last year was sponsored by these.

Seemed to go well. In the nets a least. He had a habit of finding men on the boundary during games. Averaged about 12.
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Re: KG cricket bat Review
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2020, 07:31:42 PM »

Very nice indeed
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Re: KG cricket bat Review
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2020, 07:36:47 PM »

You have a great eye for a decent stick - looks lovely.

This was my favourite bit of the review

Said it before but this time I actually mean it

Good luck
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Re: KG cricket bat Review
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2020, 07:45:22 PM »

our overseas last year was sponsored by these.

Seemed to go well. In the nets a least. He had a habit of finding men on the boundary during games. Averaged about 12.

Cant hit the ball in the air that far so wont be a problem for me lol.
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Re: KG cricket bat Review
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2020, 07:46:03 PM »

You have a great eye for a decent stick - looks lovely.

This was my favourite bit of the review

Said it before but this time I actually mean it

Good luck

Cheers mate and yep I do mean it. Im sorted softs wise this bat and one more will be sorted after a trip tomorrow as well
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Re: KG cricket bat Review
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2020, 08:26:46 PM »

Looks like it's got a lovely set of grains - I'm also part of the "grains running straight through the toe makes it a good bat club".

Hope it goes well for you!
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