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    Cricket Bat Repair - some advice needed!

    Hi,

    I've just played cricket with my friends (pretty expensive) bat in the nets and damaged it... he's not happy. Like an idiot I stepped back to try and play a shot and instead hit the top of the metal stumps. Its made a circular indent in the centre of the bat towards the bottom and I want to, as best I can, put it right for him. The bat isn't cracked, it just has this circular indent from the hitting the top of the stumps, is there anyway I can repair so that it doesn't really affect the performance of the bat?

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    Wood filler.
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    3. Although Cow Tipping is a hilarious student game in backwater towns such as Bangor, there really is no need for Mitchell to cover one side of the cow in superglue

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Simmonds View Post
    Hi,

    I've just played cricket with my friends (pretty expensive) bat in the nets and damaged it... he's not happy. Like an idiot I stepped back to try and play a shot and instead hit the top of the metal stumps. Its made a circular indent in the centre of the bat towards the bottom and I want to, as best I can, put it right for him. The bat isn't cracked, it just has this circular indent from the hitting the top of the stumps, is there anyway I can repair so that it doesn't really affect the performance of the bat?

    Many thanks,

    Matt
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    Wood filler.
    Thats right take woodfiller with a small quantity of the glue used for wood. Mix them to make a paste and fill the dent. We have a brand of glue called araldit its a white epoxy based glue. You may have something similar.

    Put a soft tape on it. By soft I mean not a cloth tape but one of the weaker, transclucent, ones you can get from a pharmacy. Leave it overnight or maybe for 24 hours and it should be fine.

    Leave the tape on ideally. Not for strength but for looks.

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    thats great thanks a lot for your help


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    NO NO NO DONT DO ANY OF THAT ABOVE. YOU COULD DO THAT BAT MORE DAMAGE. You can buy certain repair kits for under 10. Juust buy one of them and follow the instructions in them. Try to buy the repair kit that is the same make as the bat. (e.g If you have a GM bat try to get a GM kit) if you can't find one just get any.#
    Hope that helps

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    I also recently broke my cricket bat and I gave it to this other guy and he filled it in with fibre glass...and now its good as new...
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    Some of my friends also had a simular situation. It all depends what kind of batsman uses the bat afterwards. Oneof our player is a powerhitter and has broken already 2 bats this season. I reckon if you would give him a fixed bat he may break it aswell.

    Anyway, good luck with the repair.

    Do brands such as GM and Gray Nicolls don't offer a repair service for their customers?
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    They do offer a repair service but you have to take the bat to the shop you bought it from and they will send it off to the company. They will not just fix a bat for any old person arriving at there factory.

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    True but at least it's done by people who have the knowledge and experience.

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    Dab a bit of water on a small bit of tissue and leave it on that area over night. The willow will re-expand. Sand the spot with a 200+ grit sandpaper to smooth out.

    The performance won't be affected at the moment by the way, the damage will be purely superficial.

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    Don't do this above. It will swell your bat up. (The performance won't be as good).
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    Sorry Kevin Pietersen, who are you? How many bats have you made? Which factories have you worked at? You obviously know more than me.
    Last edited by tevans; 01-08-2009 at 02:18 PM.

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    Lets face it, the performance of the bat isn't going to be tip top once the face has been smashed by the top of a metal stump.

    All the suggestions suggested are of a purely cosmetic nature and won't harm the bat any more than it has been.

    Time to stop rubbishing suggestions and actually come out with some yourself.

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    Well what factories have you worked at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevinpietersen View Post
    Well what factories have you worked at.
    1 in India, visited most manufacturers there. 2 in the UK.

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