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BATS

New Balance TC860

RRP: £385.00 Weight: 2lb 11oz

RATING

7.8 Owzat price: £299.99 Edges: 42mm

Woodstock

RATING

Airstream Players LE RRP: £450.00 Weight: 2lb 12oz

Edges: 36mm

Who it is

Who it is

Stocky, requires muscle

New on the mainstream block and here to stay

Hulk Hogan

Regé-Jean Page

The consensus was that the TC860 is a hefty willow. At 2lb 11oz with 42mm edges it certainly was chunky on paper too. This worked for Holly, Charlie and Manny. It was a bit much for Nick. New Balance have made a hunky bat, so if you’re a nudger it may not be for you.

Advaith said this was his favourite. Managing editor of The Cricketer Huw Turbervill said it “was the most exquisite bat I have used in my life, I hit six balls and they all flew”, which is quite the compliment. The handles were thin, some commented, but as ever some do have that preference so they can use their wrists for greater control.

Initial Impression

7.7

Build Quality

7.7

Initial Impression

Pick-up/feel

7.8

Performance

8.2

Pick-up/feel

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8.4

8.5

Build Quality

8.5

8

Performance

8.5

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