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Lockdown bat buying.
« on: November 12, 2020, 08:33:46 AM »

Been trying to buy less bats this year, mostly as nothing has come close to ousting by Ben Stokes player edition as my number 1, but still find it hard to say no to a 'bargain'.

As such I've aquired 4 bats recently. None of which are yet in my hands (bloody corona) so no grumbling about the photos please.

The first one is one of Graeme White (Northants) old bats, a lad who'd played Northants 2nds for a couple of years was selling off a load of old kit including a few bats he'd be given by teammates. He was sponsored by Spyder at the time but I've no idea if it's a Spyder made bat or not. Will get some better photos up when I have it in my hands and I guess someone will know.

It's 2'8 and looks a pretty Normal bat in terms of size, shape and grains. It's at my parents so asking them about ping would be pointless  :D




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The first time I broke my self inflicted bat ban was when this came up on eBay at around half the price of buying one new, nevermind shipping and customs. It's 2'11 but a big bat even for that weight. I found that it was pretty bottom heavy compared to the Stokes so I removed thye tape on the handle and bound it properly and reshaped the toe a touch, sacrilidge I know, but it's a better bat for it  :D







One of my old mates from home sponsors George Munsey's bats so I've been in his ear for ages to see if he can pick me up a broken/discarded one to see what it's like. What I did not expect was to be given one right out of the wrapper. It's 2'13 so presumably was a touch on the heavy side for him, seemingly performs well and pick up decent for the weight, grains coming out of it's ears.





I had then throughly promised myself that I wouldn't be buying anymore bats (unless they were MEGA bargains) when this popped up on eBay last night. Given how in love with the one I currently have I am I couldn't resist.








Will come back to the thread with proper photos and reviews after the arrive and I've had a chance to have a hit with them.
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Re: Lockdown bat buying.
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2020, 08:55:34 AM »

Check out all you nosey buggers reading my thread before it was ready 🤣
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Re: Lockdown bat buying.
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2020, 09:00:01 AM »

Cannot imagine even Munsey being able to reverse sweep like he does with a 2lb 13 bat so you might be on to something 😂
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Re: Lockdown bat buying.
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2020, 09:03:19 AM »

Cannot imagine even Munsey being able to reverse sweep like he does with a 2lb 13 bat so you might be on to something 😂
Hes a big old lad, reckon he doesnt use light bats anyway, maybe 211/12. Have you seen the one Alex just made him?  :o :o

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Theses a video of this on his insta, well worth a look. Its bonkers.
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« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2020, 09:15:05 AM »

I was looking at the Ben Stokes PE bat myself last night Kulli and you knabbed it before I could! I'd enquired on the weight as wasn't stated and it had sold before I heard back! :)
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« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2020, 09:15:10 AM »

True, he's a big lad. Almost seems a bit unfair him playing at Grange given the size of their boundaries and the fact their outfield is like glass 😅

Size of the shoulders on that bat, Jesus...
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Re: Lockdown bat buying.
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2020, 09:17:55 AM »

I was looking at the Ben Stokes PE bat myself last night Kulli and you knabbed it before I could! I'd enquired on the weight as wasn't stated and it had sold before I heard back! :)
Id told myself Id only buy another bat if it was a GM PE at a bargain price. He reckons its 210, will see when it arrives over the weekend.

True, he's a big lad. Almost seems a bit unfair him playing at Grange given the size of their boundaries and the fact their outfield is like glass 😅

Size of the shoulders on that bat, Jesus...

I had to bowl to Ollie Hairs at the Grange once, that was enough. Glad I left before George arrived 😁

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« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2020, 09:25:41 AM »

I had to bowl to Ollie Hairs at the Grange once, that was enough. Glad I left before George arrived 😁

Christ, that must have been 'fun'. Think he got about 130 off about 35 balls in a Scotland A game this year.
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« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2020, 09:30:57 AM »

We got him run out for about 60 off 30, but not before hes out me to the sword.
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« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2020, 10:13:02 AM »

I do have a lot of time for the fact he's basically living the dream of every 3rd team slogger while also being absolutely class.
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Re: Lockdown bat buying.
« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2020, 10:22:36 AM »

That Gray Nics is stunning!

Not sure I'm a fan of the 'knocked in by Vulcan stickers'
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Re: Lockdown bat buying.
« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2020, 10:52:15 AM »

Hes a big old lad, reckon he doesnt use light bats anyway, maybe 211/12. Have you seen the one Alex just made him?  :o :o

EDIT - aint no way this is 28 🤣



Theses a video of this on his insta, well worth a look. Its bonkers.

Yes he generally uses around 2'11, but could easily wield something heavier, he's a big lad and very talented. Hits a golf ball just as far right handed as he does left handed!

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Re: Lockdown bat buying.
« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2020, 10:53:44 AM »

That Gray Nics is stunning!

Not sure I'm a fan of the 'knocked in by Vulcan stickers'
Yup, thatll be coming off when I get my grubby mitts on it. Have said Ill only keep max 4 bata for personal use, so got some serious decisions to make over the winter.
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Re: Lockdown bat buying.
« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2020, 06:40:01 PM »

That Ben Stokes - OMG.

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« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2020, 09:41:14 PM »

That gm !!!
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