We’ve gone back to the noughties for this season’s returning bats. First up is the original Powerbow, as first seen in 2004 and used on England debut by both Andrew Strauss and Alastair Cook. The original design is back in all its glory, with yellow and red decals which flare down the back of the bat. The grade sticker falls in line with the rest of the Originals collection.
The second returning back is the Original Predator. Made famous by the likes of Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Mark Ramprakash, the Predator still has the iconic sword on the rear, slashing down the spine of the bat ready to sink into the hopes of opposition teams. Available in just one grade, the Predator is sure to be a popular choice among a certain generation of cricketers and will hopefully inspire a new wave of discerning cricketers.
Continuing for a second season after a successful introduction, the gloves offered in the Originals Range hark back to the designs of the early 1990s. The red diamond design is an iconic touch, and players were delighted to see it return. Technology has of course been brought up to modern standards, and with two options available, there’s a glove for all levels of the game. The Test Original 1500’s have been used in Test Cricket by Dom Sibley, while Sam Billings has used the 750’s in the IPL.
Like the gloves, there are two grades of batting pad to choose from in the Originals Collection. The 1500s are our top of the range pair, suitable for facing the world’s fastest bowlers, while the 750s - while perfectly good for pro cricket - might be better suited for club cricketers with an eye on budget.