Category Archives: Equipment review

Triple injury blow hurts Sussex

Sussex have suffered a triple injury blow on the eve of the new season with Luke Wright, Lewis Hatchett and Matt Machan all out of contention for the County Championship opener against Lancashire at Liverpool starting on April 8. All-rounder … Continue reading

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Ashley Leat: The Force Five Trade Show

In case it had passed you by, it is London Fashion Week – yes, an important date in TWC’s calendar, as you can imagine … But, as it happens, cricket did have a fashion show of its own last week … Continue reading

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TWC review: Orthosole – boot insoles

Orthosole Max Cushion Men’s **** £40 www.orthosolesport.co.uk Here are some foot insoles that, for those that need them, are great bits of kit. If you’ve got dodgy knees or a dickie back, it’s worth trying them out. For the less … Continue reading

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TWC review: Willowstix kids equipment

Willowstix Stick ***** £130 www.willostix.co.uk This was used in two games: one under-13 and one under-15 match. The bat initially had a mixed reaction from both sides. Most of the kids loved the look and the odd shape but there … Continue reading

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TWC review: Lekka gloves and grips

Lekka gloves and grips ***** £40 gloves; £5 grips www.lekkasport.com Sometimes cricket manufacturers have to reinvent the wheel to make an impact – it can lead to all sorts of funny inventions: bats with carbon-enforced backs; bats made out of metal; … Continue reading

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TWC review: Bellingham & Smith Limited Edition

Bellingham & Smith Limited Edition ** £180 www.bellinghamandsmith.co.uk The pink Limited Edition seemed ripe for review by TWC’s metro-sexual East Londoners but they didn’t go massive on it. It had less to do with the pinkness – they were happy … Continue reading

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TWC Review: BAS Vampire Bow 20-20 Pads and Gloves

BAS Vampire Bow 20-20 Pads and Gloves **** Pads £55, Gloves £40 www.basvampire.co.uk BAS Vampire is an English cousin of the Indian BAS, which perhaps explains why one reviewer felt like Sachin Tendulkar batting in their pads. With only two … Continue reading

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TWC Review: Nick Nixon Storm

Nixon Cricket Storm ***** From £135 www.nixoncricket.co.uk Reviewed in nets by three of the trustiest TWC players – and they loved it. Nick Nixon is not going to send the office the lowest grade bat, so we can’t speak for … Continue reading

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TWC Review: The Bas Guru

Bas Guru *** £300 www.basvampire.co.uk Okay, this is another expensive bat – and it loses marks for that – but it is a bat of high, high quality. The office had another match against a local company on a bouncy … Continue reading

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TWC reviews: Piri Piri Habanero Pro

Piri Piri Habanero Pro *** £190 www.piripiricricket.com Piri Piri’s Naga Joloria was a winner during the winter’s kit reviews so we’ve had a go with another brand from the company’s small range: the green chillied Habanero. Here’s what our reviewers … Continue reading

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