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    Looking for a new cricket bat

    Hi guys, I'm a junior cricket player in Australia and I'm looking for a new cricket bat during the off-season while I still train.
    I am as big as any normal adult though and my previous bat a Predator 500 only available in WA was a really good light quality bat.
    But now I feel it is not the type of bat required and I need a bigger bat to play all my shots.

    I could go with the safe and expensive option of buying bats from well regarded cricket stores such as Meulemans Cricket Bats & Equipment Australia or I could try get a cheap deal off the net.
    I have a liking for the SS Ton Matrix and while it is a rare sight in Australia I know it is the real bat many including ponting use. The official SS site lists it as 12800 Rp or 300 aus dollars.

    A local dealer in my city SS TON MATRIX Mens Cricket Bat has it for $450 and if I have issues I can sort it out and I can personally talk and feel the bat.
    However I see that I can have a cheaper deal with a website and even with shipping costs will be only $275 aus SS Ton Matrix Cricket Bat 149.99 - Cricket Supplies, Bats, Pads, Gloves, Shoes from Duck & Run.

    Any advice on what I should do?

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    Good luck using that when somebody decides to give you some chin music.

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    Hook or duck tbh.



    And yes i am getting one.
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    The good thing about buying from England is that you dont have to pay VAT so it is cheaper. The exchange rate is good at the moment too.

    I prefer them to do the roll, sleeve and pre knock in for me too.

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    I used to play with RNS 1000 pounds bat.

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    You should be The Incredible Hulk.

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    Have you tried Screaming Cat as we have an Aussie in our team and they are good pieces of willow. Expensive but well worth it

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    Nah, just lolcats.



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