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jayralh

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cricket balls recommendation
« on: May 17, 2020, 10:32:03 AM »

Looking for good quality brand new balls for practice matches once we allowed to play. white/pink/orange/red all colours all makes considered. But not a bat breaker. There are some Dukes on ebay but which one should I go for.
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Re: cricket balls recommendation
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2020, 12:52:47 PM »

What Dukes options are available? Like any manufacturer, they gave cheap balls that aren't great and excellent balls that are the best on the market in my view
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Re: cricket balls recommendation
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2020, 12:55:34 PM »

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Re: cricket balls recommendation
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2020, 01:03:05 PM »

Tiflex  2nds are very good quality and money .
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Re: cricket balls recommendation
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2020, 01:25:36 PM »

Those tiflex balls are the best Ive used. They swing round corners and are very durable. Ive got one Ive netted with for a couple of years and its in great condition
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Re: cricket balls recommendation
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2020, 03:40:55 PM »

Thanks everyone. Will buy tiflex on eBay.
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Re: cricket balls recommendation
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2020, 09:59:58 PM »

Tiflex 2nds have been ace - have used them for a couple of years for friendlies etc.
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Re: cricket balls recommendation
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2020, 10:54:09 AM »

Tried tiflex off eBay but not what I expected. Any other recommendations? What about Cicada and Hawk balls?
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Re: cricket balls recommendation
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2020, 12:48:35 AM »

Have used Readers County Crown white and pink for our T20 games. They were of good quality
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Re: cricket balls recommendation
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2020, 05:34:37 AM »

Our league did a trial last season of balls
We used balls from every make and price range And had to rate them blind, after games
Then at the season end, I was asked to cut the samples in half, as Id complained for years about ball quality being used.
Out of over 60 balls from different suppliers, by far the best were the mid and top end tiflex balls.

Nothing and I mean nothing under 13 or 14 quid is going to be anything less than a bat breaker
If your really not sure, cut one in half.

Theres some decent money to be made selling balls that are well below acceptable standards and a lot out there willing to sell them

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Re: cricket balls recommendation
« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2020, 09:31:43 AM »

I too am looking for a decent quality ball for Sunday cricket, we've used Tiflex St James balls in the past, happy to give them a go again but hoping there's a suitable alternative available around the 10/11 mark, appreciate I'm pushing that a bit.

Has anyone had any experience of the bottom of the range Readers, Dukes etc?
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Re: cricket balls recommendation
« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2020, 01:19:09 PM »

I used that ebay link to buy a couple of the Tiflex 2nds for a friendly match. And I can't fault them. The message with the package said there was a slight flaw in the dye and, I guess, its been double stamped to show its a reject from the quality process.

The balls lasted the 40 overs better than the league ball we use a damp outfield. For 10 each +2p&p its good value.
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