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    I am a 13 year old bowler that plays cricket every week, I am defineatley not a batter and do not think seriously about batting. I am 5'5 3/4 and have a GM 101 Hero DXM Kashmir Willow size 6 bat currently, I am thinking about buying a new one, any advice?

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    It should get bigger as you get older. Once you reach adulthood, probably won't see much increase.

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    What should get bigger?

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    Size.


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    Would a harrow be a good size? I was thinking about getting English willow for more power but I don't know

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    Well, obviously you don't want it to be too big, because you won't be able to wield it properly. But too small will not impress your peers.

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    Bigger the better IMO... I learned to use a SH at 14 and it worked fine... Then again... I am quite muscular (joking)
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    Ignore sledger. He's just being lewd.

    It sounds like you're borderline between Size 6 and Harrow - and the worst thing that a lot of young players often do is use bats that are (i) too big and (ii) too heavy for them, henceforth wrecking their technique. My bats are SH/2'8 and I wouldn't ever want heavier.

    Get a new bat if the one you have currently isn't doing its job properly - i.e. it sounds like a railway sleeper, it jars your hands, or it's incapable of middling something when you time a shot properly. Then make sure you're comfortable with the weight and feel of it before you buy - mail order is a lottery.
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    It's difficult to get the size right with kids. I'm really tall for my age so ended up getting a SH at 12. I was near to 6 foot at the time, although the bat probably was too heavy for me when I used it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabinet96 View Post
    It's difficult to get the size right with kids. I'm really tall for my age so ended up getting a SH at 12. I was near to 6 foot at the time, although the bat probably was too heavy for me when I used it.
    You were near 6ft when you were 12? man how tall are you now, I'm 6 3" but wasn't anything like that at 12.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    It should get bigger as you get older. Once you reach adulthood, probably won't see much increase.
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    Size.
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    Well, obviously you don't want it to be too big, because you won't be able to wield it properly. But too small will not impress your peers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacknife View Post
    You were near 6ft when you were 12? man how tall are you now, I'm 6 3" but wasn't anything like that at 12.
    About 6'3



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