Good begginer bat?
I am just learning to play cricket and am looking for a decent bat to get me going.
My head is spinning with various bats and Im pretty lost.
As Im just starting out Im not looking to spend anymore than £65 but would quite happily take a cheaper bat and then maybe buy a more expensive one next season if I keep playing.
I know I should probably be going for an English willow bat and have been quite interested in low end CA bats ( power, somo and 20/20 )
Does anyone have any comments on these bats?
Power ( no toe guard )
Somo ( not sure on toe guard )
20/20 ( favourite so far )
Also could anyone recommend any other bats?
I keep looking on sportsdirect but am always dubious when they claim they are selling something worth £80 for £20.
As a personal experience, I would say English Willow bats are quite good. I bought one 6 months back from this website PlayGroundOnline.com and never really had a problem. I found the bat durable and gives a good grip. You can have a look if you want.
the best bat for a beginner to start over would be Adidas Incurza. This is the most stylish, strong and amazing bat I have ever seen.
I was encouraged to play with other people's bats for a while before getting my own - that gives you the chance to find out what sort of bat you like the feel of. You can then head down to the local equipment shop with a bit more confidence. What I did when buying my first bat is bought second hand. There are a lot of bats out there that people don't get on with and look to sell fairly quickly (or so they say). You can then get a much better bat than you could otherwise afford (I got mine for less that half what it's worth). Even if it's been used a bit, it will still last at least as long as a new £65 bat.