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    New bat

    Hi everyone
    I'm thinking of getting a new bat ones u have seen are the
    1) The hell 4 leather 666 monster
    2) Newbery b52
    I was also thinking of getting a smaller bat to slog with
    CJI fatso ( size 5 or 6)
    keep in mind I'm 13 and want something to last

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    If you're 13 I wouldn't be looking at such big bats, I'd expect something like the Newbery B52 to be a little too heavy for you at such an age and a heavy bat will just ruin your technique.

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    Wht bats would you reccomend?

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    A more traditional Newbery perhaps. They're lovely bats.
    I'm not too sure what this year's GM range is like but my first bat was a GM Catalyst and it was pretty nice.
    GN Powerbow's are usually quite highly recommended.
    I'd just suggest that if there's a local cricket shop near you to take a trip in and just a pick a couple up.

    It's hard to really recommend a bat without knowing how you play. So it's just what you feel comfortable with.


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    I'm quite an agressive batsman
    I prefer heavy bats
    I'm also looking for quite a meaty bat

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    So what sort of bat would that sudgest to you?

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    If you are looking for a good bat, 200 is a lot to be allowed to spend, so you are spoilt for
    choice:

    May I recomend looking at GM, Newbury or Kookabura, because you want good quality, light bat, if you have 200 odd, you won't need that much, look on some websites, go to some shops and keep looking and eventually one will just hit you in the face, then that is the one for you.
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    Get a custon Warsop. kthx.

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    Went on the warsop website would probs get the platnum but there was no side view. Do you know if it's very meaty?

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    I am now thinking about a woodworm ibat flame pro and returning a load of old bats for 50 each and buying new equip with that

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    You really do not need to be looking for heavy/thick/meaty bats at that age as they will not aid your development as a player. Oxfordshire as a County and the districts below are crying out for technically sound batsmen who can play straight, and the best way to ruin your batting technique is to play with a bat that is too heavy for you.

    Go to Elmer Cotton just off Broad Street and find a bat that feels right, and that you can play proper shots through mid off and cover with.
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    If you don't mind me asking are you mathew pickups father

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    I'm probs going for a 2.8 weight as my current Harrow is 2.7 an I like the weight

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    As far as I can remember, I'm not anyone's father.

    Definitely too young to have fathered a 13-year-old, anyway.

    What level do you play at? Club, School, District?
    Last edited by Neil Pickup; 08-06-2010 at 02:11 PM.

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    Ok. Was just wondering cause my friend is called pickup

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