Wednesday, July 22, 2009
The MRF Update
Alright. I know everybody's been holding their collective breath for the report on my MRF bat's performance. It is still only partially knocked in really. I need to spend atleast another 3-4 hours on it, with the mallet and with the old ball in a sock routine. However, earlier this month I took it out for its first game. Here's what happened -
First ball - defended.
Second ball - hit HARD right back at the bowler, who stuck is hand out. Nearly broke his hand.
Third ball - defended.
Fourth ball - hit HARDER right back at the bowler, who stuck his foot out, and immediately pulled it back because of what happened earlier. FOUR !
Fifth ball - play and miss.
Sixth ball - Six over long on. I skipped down, and lofted it without much power, but the fielder had no chance.
End of the over - bowler left the field for 10 overs with a swollen hand. Lucky he did not fracture it.
The bat is absolutely beautiful. The balance and pickup is superb. I have 4 grips on it in total, because of my large hands. You hardly feel the strokes. In all I made 37 runs that day, with 4-5 fours apart from the one 6. Played shots on the off as well as the on side. Did not get to play either a cut or a glance, but the bat has serious power and the ball really carries if hit up, and stays hit if hit along the ground. This is definitely the most powerful bat I have ever played with. Money really well spent. Now I am trying to get my friends to agree to play a test match type game over 2 days. Lets see if that materialises.
Posted by Yenjie at 9:07 PM