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    where can you buy duke cricket balls?

    where can you buy duke cricket balls?
    I haven't seen any anywhere.
    Lots of Kookaburra though...

    Want to try out a good quality ball.

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    We usually use Readers in our league, a Duke is a precious commodity when I can get my hands on it.

    I can swing both of them, but the Duke generally feels better coming out of the hand, and usually keeps slightly better, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by qwertyjjj View Post
    where can you buy duke cricket balls?
    I haven't seen any anywhere.
    Lots of Kookaburra though...

    Want to try out a good quality ball.
    Where are you? If you're in Australia, Greg Chappell Cricket Centre might have it, although I'm not sure about that at all. I'm sure there are some English online cricket stores around that will send overseas if you look on google.
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    Yeah, if you're in Australia, I've never seen Dukes about.

    If you are getting a Kookaburra, don't get a Senator if you want a good quality ball. Regulation are the go. Beyond that (Turf, which are the first class balls) is pretty expensive just for a cricket ball.


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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
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    Am in England!

    Is the main difference in quality just the roundness and durability ?
    Not sure I've ever used a £20+ cricket ball before !

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    The difference tends to be in the ability for the ball to hold its shape, and often the "shine". Also, as you get into the higher grade balls, the seams get progressively smaller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qwertyjjj View Post
    where can you buy duke cricket balls?
    I haven't seen any anywhere.
    Lots of Kookaburra though...

    Want to try out a good quality ball.
    In England, try Mapperley Sports

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    Quote Originally Posted by PrimaryClub View Post
    In England, try Mapperley Sports
    This was 4 years back mate
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    Quote Originally Posted by slowfinger View Post
    This was 4 years back mate
    And it's as true today as it was then. In the meantime, at least some English bowlers have learned to bowl with a Kookaburra, whilst Australia's bowlers (or those called Tait and Mitchell, anyway) have either forgotten how to bowl with anything or retired.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PrimaryClub View Post
    . In the meantime, at least some English bowlers have learned to bowl with a Kookaburra, whilst Australia's bowlers (or those called Tait and Mitchell, anyway) have either forgotten how to bowl with anything or retired.
    , most irrelavent post that I've seen on here in a while. How did you even find this thread?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kylez View Post
    , most irrelavent post that I've seen on here in a while. How did you even find this thread?
    Blame Messrs Google when I was searching for "Duke" and "cricket ball".

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