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alba caerulea

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Re: Your first ever bat purchase?
« Reply #15 on: October 15, 2020, 01:47:28 PM »

Kind of my Dads purchase but the first bat I had from new - A GN Excalibur as a reward for doing well in my year 6 SATS. Wanted it because Atherton used one. Miles too big and heavy for me at the time but grew into it and scored my first mens 50 with it a few years later. Cant actually remember what happened to it......
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Re: Your first ever bat purchase?
« Reply #16 on: October 15, 2020, 02:29:58 PM »

First bat I bought myself - 35 Newbery Mjolnir I took off David Masters - he'd just signed with Kent and could use a bat with a crack in the toe so sold it - it was an absolute cannon.

First bats I ever had were a DF Colt (absolute plank), followed by a a trip to Newbery in 1989 as a 10 year old, size 5 bat made by Tim Keeley and inspected by John Newbery as I left. Still got that bat somewhere.
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Re: Your first ever bat purchase?
« Reply #17 on: October 15, 2020, 03:24:28 PM »

DF Extra Cover.  What is noticeable compared to today's bats is how much higher density bats were then.  The edges are tiny compared to a modern bat and it fits through the bat gauge with room for a second bat but it isn't any lighter than today's bats
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Re: Your first ever bat purchase?
« Reply #18 on: October 15, 2020, 05:46:41 PM »

First I bought for myself was my 3rd bat, a Kookaburra Gold Crown, was a beauty.
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Re: Your first ever bat purchase?
« Reply #19 on: October 15, 2020, 06:21:02 PM »

Mine was a Bernie Facer BB Baronet, 2'7, had the best shaped handle of any bat I've ever owned and picked up like a wand.


Still got it, middle still pings but the sweet spot isn't as big as on the bats I've owned since.
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Re: Your first ever bat purchase?
« Reply #20 on: October 15, 2020, 06:54:04 PM »

GN 500 inspired by David Gower in the early 80's
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Re: Your first ever bat purchase?
« Reply #21 on: October 16, 2020, 05:36:45 AM »

With my bats purchase, I also bought a pair SP mittens style batting gloves.
Looking at those BEAUTIFUL gloves and knowing that I own them was such a great joy that after 40 years its still fresh in my childhood memories.
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Re: Your first ever bat purchase?
« Reply #22 on: October 16, 2020, 09:45:01 AM »

Slazenger V600 5 Star. 1998?
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Re: Your first ever bat purchase?
« Reply #23 on: October 16, 2020, 10:42:29 AM »

Duncan Fearnley Polyflex plus Magnum wow what a brand

Also a Stuart Surrdidge Turbo covered in some white cloth material
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Re: Your first ever bat purchase?
« Reply #24 on: October 16, 2020, 04:13:10 PM »

First bat I used was a GN Twin Scoop I borrowed from my uncle.

My first bat purchase was a Hunts County Mettle 5* :)
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Re: Your first ever bat purchase?
« Reply #25 on: October 16, 2020, 06:28:30 PM »

Kookaburra ridgeback. Loved it
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Re: Your first ever bat purchase?
« Reply #26 on: October 16, 2020, 07:09:15 PM »

Slazenger V500 Prodigy thinking Kashmir willow sounds posh.
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