these were the cool ones back in my day, bubble and ridgeback
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Had a contract with them for a while and Magnums were a great bat and coolest at the time
Unfortunately, they were too heavy for me (3lb really felt like 3 lb) so used others from their range ("Ian Botham Attack" and one other) for a while but they were complete planks
Also made excellent protective gear - think they were the first to put reinforcement on index/middle finger of bottom hand
Best I used were Stuart Surridge "Ultimate Jumbo" - same design as Jumbo but maximum weight of 2' 8"
Would you believe my brother in law has dragged my sorry arse out for my first summer in about 6 years and his first for about 10. He has also dragged out his Tusker including original Kingsgrove Sports sticker (featuring their old 6 digit phone number!) original Symonds bat case and original Symonds bag for the season. Yes, he has used the same bat and gear since about 1984. I did tell him that the old buckle style pads had to go though.
By coincidence he was in Steve and Mark Waugh's year at East Hills boys (and tells of the time Tugga put his bowling out of the school and into the train tracks). So an appropriate choice of blade back then perhaps, but maybe time to move on.
Christmas day cricket matches at his parents' place are fought over with the Dunc and Butterfly Scoop bats he had prior to the Tusker...
Didn't Lance Klusener use one in the late 90's?
Used to have a AB 5 star in the early 90's. Scored about 5 runs with it, but boy did i look good making them!
I think some of the Worcestershire team still use them (although given their recent performances they are hardly star power) - Fearnley is their president now, although I seem to recall a few years back he was barred from the ground after some drunken behaviour.
My first ever bat was a DF Graeme Hick 405*. I am not sure I ever score 405 runs in total with it though!
Sooo tempted to get one of these bats: http://www.fearnleycricket.co.uk/Ass...20Articals.pdf
Just wondering which would be the funniest to walk out with.
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Agreed. Those bats all look ****ing awesome.
We played against Peter Roach five or so years ago, and he was getting kit of DF and the stick he was using was an absolute shocker. We were all having a chuckle as he tried to lace balls, and only got one for them. Dunno if they were made in Australia, or imported in. I'd imagine the former.
Think Gavaskar used one too for a period
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