Originally Posted by Burgey
Yep, then Symonds Tuskers came along too.
Would you believe my brother in law has dragged my sorry arse out for my first summer in about 6 years and his first for about 10. He has also dragged out his Tusker including original Kingsgrove Sports sticker (featuring their old 6 digit phone number!) original Symonds bat case and original Symonds bag for the season. Yes, he has used the same bat and gear since about 1984. I did tell him that the old buckle style pads had to go though.
By coincidence he was in Steve and Mark Waugh's year at East Hills boys (and tells of the time Tugga put his bowling out of the school and into the train tracks). So an appropriate choice of blade back then perhaps, but maybe time to move on.
Christmas day cricket matches at his parents' place are fought over with the Dunc and Butterfly Scoop bats he had prior to the Tusker...