Read the story here. Advertise at Before It's News here.
Profile image
By Chris Marshall
Contributor profile | More stories
Story Views
Last hour:
Last 24 hours:

Masuri TON T Line Cricket Bat (Replacement)

% of readers think this story is Fact. Add your two cents.

I have waited until the situation was resolved to post about this, but on the 15th May my Masuri TON T Line Cricket Bat broke. To be fair this was more than a tad disappointing and not a little surprising that a 57 year old having not played for 33 years could break a £450 bat!

Apart from the obvious damage the toe had already cracked on the other side, there were some surface cracks on the middle and edges of the bat, and just around the O in TON there was an indentation from a rather poorly executed pull shot!

I must say that I had become a little disappointed with the bat. It had picked up several cracks and one in particular on the toe looked a little ominous. During the game I hit a ball and the ball sounded dead, and I noticed the crack had got bigger. I was going to replace the bat at the end of the over (one ball left) but the square cut off the last ball of the over saw a chunk fly past the fielder at point with the only real surprise being that it was the other side of the bat which had shown no signs of damage.

Later that evening by coincidence a friend who runs a popular Cricket Podcast shared a video of a cricket team in their dressing room banging their bats on the floor as they ‘sang’ their team song. He commented that it was no wonder bats broke so often, so I commented with a photo of my bat, tagged Masuri, and said it was not great that a 57 year old etc etc.

Masuri picked up the tweet and messaged me to email them the details, which I was going to do on the Monday, but it was impressive that they picked the tweet up so quickly.

Monday I messaged both Masuri and the company I bought the bat from, and within two days both had responded saying send the bat to them. I opted to send the bat direct to Masuri who sent a pre paid return slip, and sat back to wait.

A number of far more experienced friends than me held the view that it would probably be put down to poor knocking in and just one of the occupational hazards of hitting a hard ball hard with a piece of wood. I suspected they would be correct, but I did not believe it had not been knocked in well enough as a) I have knocked in 4 other bats this year so am pretty au fait with what is required and b) it had none of the classic tell tale signs of indentation on the blade indicating more knocking in was required.

Masuri continued to handle the issue well, confirming receipt of the returned bat, and last week confirming a replacement bat was being sent.

I asked the what they thought the issue was and got this back: Looking at where the break has taken place (along the line of the redwood) causing a weak spot. I would say this is the most likely cause.

Can’t say that I am much clearer but I appreciate the replacement and the speedy and professional way they resolved it.

But I do have a nagging theory I will share BUT bear in mind I am no expert ………….

The replacement bat has a much larger bow, TON embossed on the side which the original didn’t and a scuff sheet which the original also didn’t.

The blade looks pretty much the same quality wise.

Already personalised.

It seems to me that this replacement bat is ‘current model’ which makes me wonder if the original was old stock and had got a little dry? I was surprised when looking at the broken part of the bat how dry and brittle the wood looked, but as I say …. am no expert.

Now all I need to do is knock this one in and then figure out of I am going to use it!!??

Related Posts


Before It’s News® is a community of individuals who report on what’s going on around them, from all around the world.

Anyone can join.
Anyone can contribute.
Anyone can become informed about their world.

"United We Stand" Click Here To Create Your Personal Citizen Journalist Account Today, Be Sure To Invite Your Friends.

Please Help Support BeforeitsNews by trying our Natural Health Products below!

Order by Phone at 888-809-8385 or online at M - F 9am to 5pm EST

Order by Phone at 888-388-7003 or online at M - F 9am to 5pm EST

Order by Phone at 888-388-7003 or online at M - F 9am to 5pm EST

Humic & Fulvic Trace Minerals Complex - Nature's most important supplement! Vivid Dreams again!

HNEX HydroNano EXtracellular Water - Improve immune system health and reduce inflammation

Ultimate Clinical Potency Curcumin - Natural pain relief, reduce inflammation and so much more.

MitoCopper - Bioavailable Copper destroys pathogens and gives you more energy. (See Blood Video)
Oxy Powder - Natural Colon Cleanser!  Cleans out toxic buildup with oxygen! 
Nascent Iodine - Promotes detoxification, mental focus and thyroid health.
Smart Meter Cover -  Reduces Smart Meter radiation by 96%!  (See Video)

Immusist Beverage Concentrate - Proprietary blend, formulated to reduce inflammation while hydrating and oxygenating the cells.

Report abuse


    Your Comments
    Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green

    Load more ...




    Email this story
    Email this story

    If you really want to ban this commenter, please write down the reason:

    If you really want to disable all recommended stories, click on OK button. After that, you will be redirect to your options page.