London - Cricket Equipment Store

London - Cricket Equipment Store

Post by Bijoy Nai » Wed, 29 May 2002 08:50:12


Whats a good place in London, Eng to buy cricket bats?
 
 
 

London - Cricket Equipment Store

Post by Lord MaClauri » Wed, 29 May 2002 18:24:35


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> Whats a good place in London, Eng to buy cricket bats?

Are you sure you want to buy one here?  I feel English bats are overrated
and overpriced.  The best bats I have ever used are Indian sticks (Larrsons,
SG, BDM, and SS) and are much cheaper when compared against English
manufacturers, followed by Pakistani bats which are cheaper still and pretty
good too (CA, and MB Malik).

Just compare the top of the range price for an SG Maxxum 7* against a
Gray-Nics equivalent bat eg Titanium range at 200.  And Gray Nics aren't
the most expensive brand either!!

But if you are coming to London, and can't travel very far, I guess
Lillywhites is a good a place as any in town as it carries most the major
manufacturers.

Good luck!
Macca.

 
 
 

London - Cricket Equipment Store

Post by Bijoy Nai » Thu, 30 May 2002 00:21:39

True Indian/Paki bats are cheaper but I don't like the balance/weight
distribution. Also, the quality is suspect.. Last year, I got a couple
of Indian bats right from the factory. The handles were not well made
and inspite of being knocked in, I get a shock every time I hit the
ball outside of the sweet spot.
Quote:



> > Whats a good place in London, Eng to buy cricket bats?

> Are you sure you want to buy one here?  I feel English bats are overrated
> and overpriced.  The best bats I have ever used are Indian sticks (Larrsons,
> SG, BDM, and SS) and are much cheaper when compared against English
> manufacturers, followed by Pakistani bats which are cheaper still and pretty
> good too (CA, and MB Malik).

> Just compare the top of the range price for an SG Maxxum 7* against a
> Gray-Nics equivalent bat eg Titanium range at 200.  And Gray Nics aren't
> the most expensive brand either!!

> But if you are coming to London, and can't travel very far, I guess
> Lillywhites is a good a place as any in town as it carries most the major
> manufacturers.

> Good luck!
> Macca.