B3 Cricket 5217

B3 Cricket 5217

No.7 on our list of the best cricket bats from the All Out Cricket Gear Test 2017, it’s the B3 Cricket 5217.

RRP £350

AOC GEAR TEST RATING: 68%

FIRST IMPRESSION: 65%
PICK-UP: 65%
PERFORMANCE: 72%

MODEL SPECS

WEIGHT – 2lb 10oz
EDGE WIDTH – 4cm
THICKEST POINT – 8cm
HANDLE LENGTH – 29cm
GRAINS – 18

B3 Cricket 5217

REVIEW

More two-tone than a Specials reunion in a Coventry boozer. The right half is a dark ochre; the left a pasty white. Key and Napier in particular like bats with two-tone stylings, and this one loves a skank. The handle is thickset all the way down, and while there’s more weight packed into its hearty middle than any other bat in the top 10, the pick-up remains remarkably manageable for the less well-endowed amongst us. “It just pings,” says Key. That’s good enough for us.

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