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    Hi all. I am new to this blog, am in the US and currently have an opportunity to play only taped tennis ball cricket.However, i hope to soon shift to a bigger city where i can play club cricket with the leather ball. I am looking to but a cricket bat and need advice about the size. I am 5'5" tall and 26 y/o so i know im not growing an taller. While looking at price range, i see a lot of difference b/w a Harrow sized bat and a SH.And though almost all websites give bat sizing based on age as well as height, i wonder if a harrow sized bat weighing about 2lb7 would be good bat for me, letting me buy a better bat . Any and all suggestions appreciated. Thanks a ton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sameoldnewday View Post
    Hi all. I am new to this blog, am in the US and currently have an opportunity to play only taped tennis ball cricket.However, i hope to soon shift to a bigger city where i can play club cricket with the leather ball. I am looking to but a cricket bat and need advice about the size. I am 5'5" tall and 26 y/o so i know im not growing an taller. While looking at price range, i see a lot of difference b/w a Harrow sized bat and a SH.And though almost all websites give bat sizing based on age as well as height, i wonder if a harrow sized bat weighing about 2lb7 would be good bat for me, letting me buy a better bat . Any and all suggestions appreciated. Thanks a ton.
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    Hi there..thanks the reply..Thats the problem, i don't have the facility here to walk into a cricket store and try out a harrow sized bat if it suits me fine..i'm judging based on most online size charts that suggest a harrow size for 5'4 to 5'8 person...and then, with a harrow sized bat in mind i could possibly buy a better willow . Thanks anyways..i guess ill try buying it online and talk to the seller if i can return the bat as is if i dont feel comfortable about the size . thanks again..

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    If your forced me into a vote on the harrow issue - Would prefer you used a short handle - it will probably be a heavier bat and this will count more than willow.

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    Don't get a Harrow mate, you're too tall for it. As Hurricane said, it's the bat's weight which will count most. If you want to be able to play horizontal bat shots, and you're new to the game, get as light a bat as possible imo. Something like 2 pound six or seven ounces should pick up nice and light for you.



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