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    Hi there,
    I am in the need of a new bat at the moment. I am 14 and roughly 5 foot 2 (small for my age). I am thinking of a size 6/harrow. At the moment i have a Kashmir blade edge and i have grown out of it (size 5) and also i want a better bat with a larger middle and a bat with big edges and lots of spring. I normally play on bad grass or astro wicket so want a mid to low middle. I currently have an 80 budget so looking at a grade 2/1 english willow. I am looking at
    - Newberry krakatoa players/ 5 star
    -boom boom signature
    - Chase 175
    - SS premium
    -puma kinetic 4000y
    - Newberry grizzly
    -salix select rogue
    - willo stix red boa
    Can anyone help in my bat choice?
    cheers
    jack

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    My lad's got a new Kinetic and it's a thing of beauty. Previously he had a Salix that was equally superb. But that's not to rule out the others. We tried plenty in that price range and narrowed it down to four. End of the day you need to find a good stockist and try them yourself. Feel the pick-up and weight and go for what feels right. Bounce a ball and feel the sweet spot. If in doubt do the pick up with your eyes closed. It's very individual so you definitely need to get your hands on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackoboi View Post
    Hi there,
    I am in the need of a new bat at the moment. I am 14 and roughly 5 foot 2 (small for my age). I am thinking of a size 6/harrow. At the moment i have a Kashmir blade edge and i have grown out of it (size 5) and also i want a better bat with a larger middle and a bat with big edges and lots of spring. I normally play on bad grass or astro wicket so want a mid to low middle. I currently have an 80 budget so looking at a grade 2/1 english willow. I am looking at
    - Newberry krakatoa players/ 5 star
    -boom boom signature
    - Chase 175
    - SS premium
    -puma kinetic 4000y
    - Newberry grizzly
    -salix select rogue
    - willo stix red boa
    Can anyone help in my bat choice?
    cheers
    jack
    You can't buy BoomBoom Signature with 80. With this amount you may only end up buying MB Malik Zulfi, CA Inzi Gold, AS Falcon or Boom Boom 2 Star Bat. I don't know much about Brtish brands becasue never dealth with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cricpk View Post
    You can't buy BoomBoom Signature with 80. With this amount you may only end up buying MB Malik Zulfi, CA Inzi Gold, AS Falcon or Boom Boom 2 Star Bat. I don't know much about Brtish brands becasue never dealth with them.
    Hi there,
    i found the Boom BOmms on this site BoomBomm Cricket Bats - Cricket Direct they are slihglty over budget but not too far.
    The SS premium is here: SS Premium Jnr Cricket Bat - Cricket Direct it looks quite nice but have no experience with SS what are they like? the Mrf is here CricketDirect: Tendulkar junior cricket bats from Cricket Direct - Cricket Direct Im not sure about the salix rogue, do you think it will proform like a normal salix would, it its juts so much cheaper...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackoboi View Post
    Hi there,
    I am in the need of a new bat at the moment. I am 14 and roughly 5 foot 2 (small for my age). I am thinking of a size 6/harrow. At the moment i have a Kashmir blade edge and i have grown out of it (size 5) and also i want a better bat with a larger middle and a bat with big edges and lots of spring. I normally play on bad grass or astro wicket so want a mid to low middle. I currently have an 80 budget so looking at a grade 2/1 english willow. I am looking at
    - Newberry krakatoa players/ 5 star
    -boom boom signature
    - Chase 175
    - SS premium
    -puma kinetic 4000y
    - Newberry grizzly
    -salix select rogue
    - willo stix red boa
    Can anyone help in my bat choice?
    cheers
    jack
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    Hi there,
    has anyone used a SS premium. They lookpretty good, they describe it as super grade willow, is this grade 1 or poor grade? I also have the oppertunity to get a newberry B52 bomber players pretty cheap are these good? Or the Krakatoa 5 star?
    cheers

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    Or an MRF genius or puma evolution?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackoboi View Post
    Or an MRF genius or puma evolution?
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    Ok no Puma then! what's best of the other ones?

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