Interested in hearing what people's "real" cricket bat was.
When I say "real", I mean a bat used when you're padded up, wearing whites, facing a hard cricket ball.
Mine was a Gray Nicholls single scoop, circa 1983, signed by Kim Hughes, size 5 because I was 11 years old.
Then got a GN Dynadrive (double scoop) as a teen, a "cleanskin" Knights Sport bat and finally an SS Jumbo (quit outdoor 8 years ago due to back problems). The cleanskin was the best of the lot.