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gasp in awe.
I am now Adam Gilchrist. I think because I'm keeping my original first name I get a discount.
i don't know if it worked, but i've tried to bottle it, to open in your pressence
can you wear before club cricketers will point at you and call you a twat? cause I've now got Puma gloves, bat and boots, and need a new pair of pads. I'm the most lime green cricketer of the lower Leicestershire leagues :)
come on I need advice
they're part of my game. Its the fear of looking like an over enthusastic twat if I come out in matching equipment. No one ever has matching equipment.
In much the same way that if you wear a helmet you are asking to be bounced
I go out in a rag tag bundle of rubbish with a "Let's get this over with" attitude.
My only sledge ever was having been bowled for one, the bowler chided me "Ah! out for 1 eh!" to which I replied "Yes, you must be terrible to have actual conceded a run from me"
was when being called a 'cheating bastard' by the slip cordon after failing to walk when they'd claimed caught behind (i'm fairly sure didn't touch the ball, so bollocks to that) for several overs, I stood up from taking my guard, stopping to incoming bowler, to point out to them that I'd been at the crease for 15 overs, had only just got into double figures, and that the next three batsmen were very competent batsman. They laughed and all was forgotten.
I was prompty dismissed for 23 at a strike rate of something ridiculous.
I want a team, are there many?
although everyone in club cricket wears a helmet now, so I'm more interested in bouncing the tools who just wear a cap.
so we're agreeing that if I wear matching gear I have to score well or look like a twat?
unfortunately so, you will be either regarded as a threat or a tourist, but however that bat is lovely, the only problem with the puma range is that by purchasing it you will either have to hit ballistic scores or face balistic abuse, but the lime green theme does make you feel smug and world conquering...
new question, faveourite cricket bat ever?
for me it has to be
genius, which is a beautiful bat, got me my first 50s and won me the batsman of the year award last year, but is now so full of pegs and glue that I need to retire it to a position of second bat.
So my answer is MRF Genius.
I can't see the picture in that link, what bat is it?
I'm afraid the only Newbury bat I ever played with was a plank. Plus they don't have one of the two key ingredients for a cricket bat:
A) green stickering
B) white and red chequered rubbers as standard
a Warsop Stebbing bat, they are beautiful, hand made things. They can customise them to your demands, as in, my first bat was a size 5 but was the weight of a size 4. They have a nice little workshop in Essex and I highly recommend going along if you live vaguely locally.
I know someone with one of those.
I like a fat bat. I think the weight my dad has picked for my Ballistic is nigh on perfect. Chunky but nice easy pick up. Massive fuck off edges as well, huzzah! Take that slip cordon!
i think my favourite to play with was an old bat of darren bicknells i stole from the county ground in hampshire after a game there, it was a gray nicholls millenium and it was wonderful, then it cracked and i sent it back to gray nicholls and they sent me a brand new 5 star one worth 215 quid... BRILLIANT DAYS
championship winning Lucozade Sport bottle from last time Leicestershire weren't shit. BEAT THAT!
oh you already did, well done.
yeah i miss the old hampshire ground, the majority of my childhood equipment was given to me or stolen from there, giles whites gloves various cricket balls... sepia tinted glory days of yore
forget it, I'm getting a full set, starting with the green one of these. Mmmmm.
impressed by this?!
its the worlds BEST box!
I'm getting the green one, definately :)
Good ol' Charlie French...
and stop yer messin.