I’ve checked out the recent stats of this blog which have asked the following questions, so I thought I’d answer them here and now!
What is the most expensive cricket bat?
You’ll be after the £1000 Newbury. If this is a bit too much for you, there are lots around the 275 mark – would you spend that much on a bat?
What bat is Stuart Broad using?
Stuart Broad has used the Adidas Libro since his move from Gunn & Moore. But with his place in the test match in jepordy at the moment, do you really want to follow in his footsteps?!
What cricket bat did you use back in the day?
A very personal question for me, thanks! I started off with an “Open Championship” bat (as used by David Gower you know!). From what I remember I then graduated onto a Slazenger V800 that I loved and scored a lot of runs with (even though the first one split and was replaced). Then I went to a Gray-Nicolls Millenium, a lightweight bat that wasn’t my finest hour, and currently I use a Gunn & Moore Catalyst, again that I love!
What cricket players use Slazenger bats?
In the current test squad, quite a few! Eoin Morgan, Matt Prior, Tim Bresnan and Jimmy Anderson are all Slazenger users.
What weight bat does Alastair Cook use?
Alastair Cook uses a Gray Nicolls of about 2lb 8oz, sometimes edging towards 2lb 9oz. This sort of weight of bat has become quite well used by professionals and amateurs alike in the past few years as you currently get a lot more wood for your weight with the pressing of the bats very different to times gone by!