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    Icon7 Getting Started

    Hi, im 17 and just learned how to play cricket. I fell in love with this sport the instant i played it. But im trying to buy a starter set for back yard use mainly. Im trying to not spend alot of cash. I need somthing that wont brake after a couple uses. I found one set that seemed alright but im sceptical that its plastic. http://www.thesportsauthority.com/pr...ductId=1365621

    Tell me what you think for getting started.

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    The thing is very cheap...not sure if you should buy it cause it doesnt look right to me
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    thats sort of thing is fine for mucking around in the backyard, though tennis balls are better than whatever comes with that.

    another way would be to contact the closest cricket side to you and seeing if they have any old equiment they could give you...

    where in the US do you live?
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    I live in Chicago, IL


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    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...ayphotohosting

    this looks semi quality for a price i can aford. If any one can send me links from ebay or other stuff like that it would be very much appreciated.

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    Willow=Plastic

    What is a willow bat?

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    well normally you can pick up a slazenger v 600 package for twenty pounds here with wood stumps , beginenrs bat , rubber ball keeper gloves , good for twenty pounds ,

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodderss
    well normally you can pick up a slazenger v 600 package for twenty pounds here with wood stumps , beginenrs bat , rubber ball keeper gloves , good for twenty pounds ,
    Willow bats will be more expensive for you when you do make the step up..

    You will have to import them if you are from Chicago.. However if you have some cricket friends, Im sure you can get hold of a guy who can import them from the subcontinent. Thats usually the cheapest way...

    These guys are brilliant
    http://www.cricketbat.co.za/products...id=1&B1=Select

    They offer all sorts of different prices, and all the equipment you will need if you are importing.. But watch you don't get stumped up on any import taxes (think that is just a European thing though)
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    there not english willow are they generally not the starter set , you can pick up this set for around 20 squids in england like i said before

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    It depends what you're after mate. If you're looking for a backyard set then that first Alec Stewart set is tops for that!

    If you're looking to play cricket at some later stage in an organised environment you'll be wanting the english willow bat for use on a leather ball.
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    Thanks eveyone

    Yah i stopped posting for a little while because school started. I got a cricket tennis set and im pleased with it. Seems very stable and will last me as long as im goofin off in the back yard.


    Heheheh Leather balls

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    well when u are looking to step up a bit i suggest a kashmir willow bat.that would be better for beginning level of cricket and its cheaper too.
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