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Carte Blanche
April 15, 2005, 12:30 PM
What kind/brand of bats have you played cricket with? Remember your first ever bat?

http://www.fitness-sports.co.uk/images/PANTHER-V600.jpg
http://www.tonyprycesports.co.uk/images/products/1755.jpg

Slazenger V600 and Gray Nicholls Phoenix Powerblade are pretty much the only two noteworthy bats I have played with. Sadly I didn't own them, but I sure felt like a good batsman simply playing with 'em.

http://www.singhsport.com/DuncanFearnley/images/Bat%20-%20Gold.jpg

I hope to get my hands on this "Duncan Fearnley" beauty someday. Got any favourites?

Banglar Chasha
April 15, 2005, 12:34 PM
haha once again so many pagols in the banglacricket . Ya missed the Bowls ? What type of strings ya put on your bowl so Afridi can't rip it off with his bat ....... lol ........... Get "MRF" the world's best made bat is not here ........manusher buddhi lope paisey .

Edited on, April 15, 2005, 5:39 PM GMT, by Banglar Chasha.

Carte Blanche
April 15, 2005, 12:52 PM
Can you please do me a favour and desist from replying to this topic anymore?

Thanks in advance.

AsifTheManRahman
April 15, 2005, 01:52 PM
Gray Nicolls is one my favorites. Here's a <a href = "http://www.gray-nicolls.co.uk/">link</a> to their website. it's a pretty kool one - they have all the versions. here's a pic of the phoenix, one of my favs.

<img src = "http://www.gray-nicolls.co.uk/images/2005/products/bats/snr_phoenix.gif"></img>

btw, just wondering - how did you knock your bats in? i know all techniques are more or less similar: i used to oil the face up and then beat upon it with a practice ball; but i've seen weirder techniques - people banging their bats on the ends of iron rods and stuff like that :D

<a href = "http://www.abcofcricket.com/Article_Library/art47/art48/art48.htm">a good article on knocking in your bat</a>

Edited on, April 15, 2005, 6:53 PM GMT, by AsifTheManRahman.

Tokai
April 15, 2005, 02:09 PM
here is a picture of my favorite bat:

http://www.sculptor-iangb.com/build1.jpg


oops forgot to smooth it. but i'll do it as soon as i can get my "hand on" some craftman's toolbox. ;)

Edited on, April 15, 2005, 7:10 PM GMT, by Tokai.

pagol-chagol
April 15, 2005, 02:49 PM
Jim Carrey borrowed my bat for his movie "Ace Ventura 2". The bat was last seen wondering inside the tummy of a mechanical rhino.
I didn't want to wait for him coming out...

couger
April 15, 2005, 03:44 PM
Gunn & Moore (GM)--but the my first ever bat was an Indian bat, don't remember the name.

ialbd
April 15, 2005, 05:11 PM
I had a replica of a Slazenger V500. Though it was 100% nokol but it was an excellent bat (made in pakistan) and it was an excellent 'tape-tennis' bat .

Speaking of 'tape-tennis' I always wondered is this 'tape-tennis' a Bangladeshi invented thing or is it well-known all over the sub-continent? Cause I asked one of my Paki friend here and he said they never heard of a tape-tennis.
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al Furqaan
April 15, 2005, 06:42 PM
nah, the pakis here in nashville, as well as indians play tape tennis.

so it is probably a trapped-in-america-where-there-are-no-real-balls thing rather than just a bengali thing.

al Furqaan
April 15, 2005, 06:42 PM
i had a cheap GM bat, and the handle snapped...it had been used for maybe 100 overs. is that normal?

Sham
April 15, 2005, 08:24 PM
I'm on my third Gray-Nicolls right now so that pretty much tells you which my favourite bat is. I like the balance of a Gray, and in the light bats category, I think they make the best bats. Slazengers look cooler though, but are heavier and I don't particularly like the balance. Haven't ever tried a Duncan Fearnley or a Kookaburra but would love to!

cricket_pagla
April 15, 2005, 09:47 PM
i have a BDM (original-india) bat.. I use this.. when I went 2 play with my friends using tape-tennis ball:cool:

Kana-Baba
April 15, 2005, 10:18 PM
Gunn & Moore (GM)--> My first bat which was owned by one of senior brother of my para.

My personal fav and also i owned indian larsons and Slazenger V800

James90
April 16, 2005, 01:47 AM
First bat was a trusty old G&M Maestro but I use a v900. I love it and don't plan on getting a new one anytime soon.

Shehwar
April 16, 2005, 02:19 AM
I started off with a CA bat.....and still have it somewhere.....It was the lightest bat at that time...well for me atleast...cheers....

Mueid
April 16, 2005, 02:58 AM
a chair;s leg was my first. it was in school i guess when my friends and i broke a chair when we were little and started playing cricket with it.

Yameen
April 16, 2005, 08:09 AM
My first ever bat was an RNS Larsons (Jaguar) bat, then a Slazenger V100 bat and now I have a well knocked in KG 'Proffesional' bat of which has a very good middle and probably has to be my favourite bat. I usually bat lower down the order for my local club, so I dont get many high scores, but my best was a matchwinning 37 not out in which an innings I enjoyed smashing 4 sixes with this very bat.

I also enjoy batting with my 'Britannia' bat but unfortunatly, the toe is smashed in due to not being knocked in properly!

aosaif
April 16, 2005, 09:34 AM
i got an MRF Master. 31 dollars on ebay. 14 dollars to ship it. i live in the USA. Dunno why i'm saying all this.

AsifTheManRahman
April 18, 2005, 11:57 AM
I never liked BDM. My brother had one (he probably still does), but it was too heavy for me to feel comfy while batting.

Locutus
April 18, 2005, 12:03 PM
I have a BDM Bat and I like it. Even though it is heavy, it has better stroke and comfortable than other bats that I have played with.

Rubayed
April 18, 2005, 12:12 PM
For some reason i never really enjoyed playing with Gray Nicolls bat. My first bat was SG Sunny Tonny, perhaps i didnt deserve to have that bat at that yopung age but i had fun. Later i really enjoyed playing with BDM Dynamic Power, once that was broken i got GM Maestro and loved it and currently i've got myself a V900 but didnt play enough with it yet to comment on it.

AsifTheManRahman
April 18, 2005, 12:15 PM
btw - anyone know of any chain cricket shops in canada? i'm looking for a tennis / tape tennis bat and some stumps. it'll be unlikely to get them in waterloo or kitchener, so i was wondering if you knew about anything in the toronto area?

Locutus
April 18, 2005, 12:39 PM
I live in London, Ontario and I don't think there is shop in this city where you will find a cricket ball or bat, or anything. But I know that in Toronto there are many stores that have cricket Equipments, won by Bangladeshi, Indian and pakistani people. I bought a pair of pad and gloves from the following:

QASRA Sports
6680 Finch Ave West
Unit 2
Etobicoke, Ontario
M9W-6C2
Phone Number: 416-213-0734
Toll Free : 1-888-686-1098
order online @
http://www.qasrasports.com/

AsifTheManRahman
April 18, 2005, 04:27 PM
thanks. i'll try it out.