Ali Cricket Bat & AS Cricket Ball -99 X

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cricket bat is a specialised piece of equipment used by batsmen in the sport of cricket to hit the ball, typically consisting of a cane handle attached to a flat-fronted willow-wood blade. The length of the bat may be no more than 38 inches (965 mm) and the width no more than 4.25 inches (108 mm). Its use is first mentioned in 1624. Since 1979, a rule change stipulated that bats can only be made from wood.

Before first being played, a bat should be “knocked in”. Knocking a bat in compresses the surface wood fibres and allows it to be ready for use, as most brand-new bats will crack or badly dent if used in competition without being knocked-in. This is usually done after purchase, although some are sold ready-knocked.

The process begins with the application of a layer of linseed oil to the surface of the bat, after which a worn-down ‘soft’ leather cricket ball or a specialised mallet may be used to repeatedly hit the face of the bat. After three to four hours of knocking in, another layer of linseed oil may be applied. At this stage, the bat may be used in light practice but should not be used in competition without another few hours of knocking-in. The splice of the bat should not be knocked as this will cause the bat to “jar”. After being properly knocked in, the wood will make a slightly higher-pitched sound when hitting the ball and will feel softer to use.

During the knocking-in process, a fingernail is pressed into the front face of the bat to check if the bat is properly knocked in. If an indentation is left on the bat during this process, it shows that the wood is still not fully compressed, and should be knocked in for longer.

Many large sports stores and specialised cricket stores use special machines to knock in the bats for customers. Some manufacturers will roll the bats through a special press to compress the wood, however many bat manufacturers choose not to do this as the spring may be rolled as well, causing jarring. Many bats that claim to be pre-knocked-in by the manufacturer should be manually knocked in anyway as this claim is not a guarantee that the bat is ready to be used in competition.Tennis balls are filled with air and are surfaced by a uniform felt-covered rubber compound. The felt delays flow separation inthe boundary layer which reduces aerodynamic drag and gives the ball better flight properties. Often the balls will have a number on them in addition to the brand name. This helps distinguish one set of balls from another of the same brand on an adjacent court.MADE IN THAILAND Professional Quality Extra Durable Felt Professional Quality – Best for Tape/Soft Ball Tournaments 3 pcs per Pet Can

  • Professional Quality
  • Extra Durable Felt
  • Professional Quality – Best for Tape/Soft Ball Tournaments
  • 3 pcs per Pet Can
  • Big Swell
  • Concaved Back Profile
  • Flatter Toe Design
  • Pronounced Spine Profile
  • Substantial Edges At Drive Zone
  • Excellent Balance And RIPPLE Grip!
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