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Re: Budget bat for children?
« Reply #15 on: November 03, 2020, 01:06:08 PM »

Thanks a lot for all the replies - greatly appreciated. I'm going to stick with the GM plastic bat then, I think. I've ordered a few incrediballs and I'll see about some catching games etc.

@SLA - thanks for the mention of All-Stars - that looks decent. I've registered our interest and I'll wait to see what response I get: I think everything's paused due to Covid-19 and I can't see where our nearest venue is, but it seems like a perfect intro (for me as well as the boy!)

A bit late I suppose, but if you have not got it going this summer, probably will find the following information useful for next summer.

All Stars is a fun and great starting point for children aged 5 to 8 yrs. Its an ECB run programme with qualified coaches, the children get their own kits including a windball, a set of stumps, a hat, a shirt with their name printed, a plastic bat, a carry bag, guide and full 8 sessions. Find your nearest club following the link https://www.ecb.co.uk/play/all-stars

Most clubs will be running this programme as it is running for a few years now and children just love it. Clubs not participating in this national programme will run their own programme and the coaches will advice the appropriate equipment for the children.

You can buy secondhand equipment from your local club, they are usually donanated by parents as the children grow out of them quickly and hence they are fairly new. At my club, usually a spend of 10 is good to buy a full set of secondhand kits for a child.

Trust this helps.
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