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7 Ways of Identifying Good Cricket Bats

R A Hughes/ January 26, 2019/ Uncategorized/ 3 comments

Batting is an essential part of cricket. As a batsman, it is vital you are able to identify good cricket bats to use during match play. In this article, I will examine what makes a good cricket bat. I am not concerned with selecting the right cricket bat for any individual or choosing the best cricket bat for you (if

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Spartan CG ‘The Boss’ Cricket Bat Review – As Used by Chris Gayle

R A Hughes/ January 24, 2019/ Uncategorized/ 6 comments

Product: Spartan CG Boss Price: £384.99 Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon.co.uk Grade: Grade 1 English Willow Weight: Approximately 2 lbs 10 oz (Medium-heavy) Handle Spec/Shape: 9 piece Cane and rubber / round Profile/Shape: Slight bow, thick edges, massive sweet spot, wide face, extended swell and mid-high profile My Rating: 5/5 (Great!) Chris Gayle Even if you’re not a cricket fan,

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What Is the Heaviest Cricket Bat Used by Any Player? – 6 of the Heaviest Bats Ever and Now

R A Hughes/ January 22, 2019/ Uncategorized/ 8 comments

In the past couple of decades, cricket bat technology has come a long way. The weight of cricket bats (particularly full-size short handle and long handle bats) has increased by nearly two-fold. This is due to advances in bat manufacturing technology, enabling more mass to be incorporated into the blade. As a result, today’s batsman are hitting it out of

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12 Ways to Decide What Cricket Bat to Buy – Things to Bear in Mind Whilst Making Your Selection

R A Hughes/ January 19, 2019/ Uncategorized/ 6 comments

When deciding what cricket bat to buy, several factors should be taken into account. Of course, for a beginner, this can seem quite intimidating. Cricket bats may look quite similar and in some cases they are adorned with smart, classy stickers that make them look like they were designed for professional use, although this can also make them look quite

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New Balance TC 660 Cricket Bat Review – As Used by Top International Players

R A Hughes/ October 17, 2018/ Uncategorized/ 4 comments

Product: New Balance TC 660 Price: £150.00 Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon.co.uk Grade: Grade 3 English Willow Weight: 1200 grams – 1275 grams (light – medium) Handle Spec/Shape: 6 Piece Singapore Cane/oval Profile/Shape: Low to middle swell with large edges and a large sweet spot My Rating: 4.5/5 New Balance TC 660 Product Review As the season draws to a

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Cricket Batting Drills – Part 2: Common Themes and Purpose of Drills

R A Hughes/ October 11, 2018/ Uncategorized/ 7 comments

A training session will consist of any number of component parts. These could be warm-ups, exercises to improve strength, stamina and agility and, of course, drills. Cricket batting drills come in all manner of forms and varieties but all have the same common goals: to improve existing technique, to remedy faults in the technique, to develop a new technique. Drills

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Cricket Batting Drills – Part 1: Best Practices to Improve Your Training Sessions

R A Hughes/ October 6, 2018/ Uncategorized/ 4 comments

Repetition is the mother of learning. A drill is basically an exercise or practice technique that you perform repeatedly over and over in order to improve or learn something. Batting drills get you to repeat certain aspects of batting in a controlled environment where you can measure your progress. Drills can also help you to hone in on and target

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