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    Cricket Bat Care

    Last season my bat got a bit muddy (mud solidly engrained into wood)

    to clean it off - should i use a damp cloth or some light sand paper???

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    I'm no expert but I wouldn't recommend sand paper.
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    why not? wouldn't do it much harm - just a light layer off the top?????????

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    Quote Originally Posted by tompfrank View Post
    why not? wouldn't do it much harm - just a light layer off the top?????????
    Try it if you want it just seems a little iffy to me.


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    DO NOT use damp cloth. infact, do not use anything remotely damp!


    sandpaper will be fine, no doubt about it (as long as you don't get the roughest sandpaper and use alot of elbow grease!)

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    How did you manage to get your bat like that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by roseboy64 View Post
    How did you manage to get your bat like that?
    one of the joys of playing on crap pitches during a wet British summer
    rave down, hit the ground


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    Sand it down with a fairly light sandpaper and then give it a couple of coats of oil over a week, should be fine then... In fact you should repeat this process at least once during every season too...

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    I've had this absolute cannon of a bat for about 4 years - a V800 - had the big subcontinental bow in it, t'was a great stick.

    Last half of this season though, it began to make sounds like DK's aluminium bat when I used it. Instead of a "crak"ing sound when I hit the ball, it went "clunk".

    Ended up changing it out of embarrasment tbh. I sanded it, oiled it mid-season and put a new face on it but no difference. Anyone tell me why it started going the way it did (apart form me never hitting the middle this year?)
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    Strange noise for a bat to be making, well done on getting four years out of a modern bat, despite costing around the $500 mark in Aus, they are made now to not last more than a couple of seasons

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    Aint it the truth!! Little bloke who's 6 wants to play under 10s next year - not looking forward to getting him a half way decent bat and me a new one at the same time. Might need a second mortgage!!!!

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    If your bat makes that clunky sound, it's a crack within the bat rather than a surface crack. Once that happens, not much you can do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Aint it the truth!! Little bloke who's 6 wants to play under 10s next year - not looking forward to getting him a half way decent bat and me a new one at the same time. Might need a second mortgage!!!!
    haha ouch, i was using michael clarke's V389 06/07 model until middle of the season and it broke, so I bought the 07/08 model for $475 but haven't used it yet, too scared its going to break!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Cat View Post
    If your bat makes that clunky sound, it's a crack within the bat rather than a surface crack. Once that happens, not much you can do.
    Cheers mate, thought it was my general direness. Nice to know it was "equipment failure".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Cheers mate, thought it was my general direness. Nice to know it was "equipment failure".
    I wouldn't rule it out, yet.....

    But yeah, when that happens, the only you can do is tape it up tight. It's the suckiest damage to your bat you can get, really. If it gets chipped, sand it, back to normal. If the splice goes, re-glue it, back to normal. If you get an internal split however, tape it up and use it until you can afford a new bat......



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