Gray Nicolls Legend Set Review

Cover Drive

Senior ODI Player
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I was at my local sports shop when one of my team mate told me that nearby cricket store got some new Gray Nicolls bats and the pricing on them is unbelievable, so hearing this I couldn't stop myself so I went to that store with him.

So that store which got new Gray Nicolls at unbelievable price is Hagee Sports in Mississauga, Canada! The pricing on his Gray Nicolls stuff (bats, pads, gloves and shoes!) is seriously very very good! I firmly believe it is bargain and life time deal, to be honest, I still can't believe I got it for that price. I paid $345 CAD for my Gray Nicolls Legend! As I said if I had ordered from UK it would have ended me at $550ish including all charges but the price on his Gray Nicolls selection is very very good! They are tempting that they make you buy all of the bats if you have money :))

So lets not waste time and coming to the bat. The weight of the bat is 2.85 lbs and believe me the pickup on the bat is amazing. Usually pickup and balance gets better when you double grip it but I'm not trying to be stupid but I for some reason find the balance and pickup to be better with single grip but I have double gripped it because I prefer a bit thick handles but I will get used to it as I use it.

The bat was slightly dry when I bought it so a mate oiled and applied a toe guard for me. I don't know how to check the ping off the bat with bouncing the ball, I much rather prefer playing in nets with the bat but testing the ping by bouncing Dukes genuine leather ball I can say the bat does indeed flies however it needs to be knocked because seam marks are visible.

The edge size is close to 39mm mark and for 2.85 I believe it is quite meaty stick! The sweetspot might look high but to me in reality it looks a bit lowish and the bat is perfectly balanced.

Once again I would praise Fahad Bhai at Hagee Sports for his brilliant service, the guy is so down to earth that he allowed me and my friend spend good time to check out the bats and choose the best ones. If anyone in Canada is looking to buy stuff I will highly recommend them to buy from Hagee Sports there product, quality and service is the best I have seen when dealing in person.

This bat is my first bat (technically second but I don't consider first purchase because I didn't knew about bats then) which I bought after feeling, all of my other bats were bought over pictures and were blind purchase!

Overall I'm quite happy with the bat and softs!

Not sure what else to write but please ask me any questions you have.

Since I like to have complete sets I also bought Gray Nicolls Legend pads and gloves. I will briefly talk about the pads and gloves too! Since the gloves are traditional style they are meant to be stiff but you hardly feel any stiffness in these gloves, they have very good fitting and very nice comfortable feel.

As far pads are concerned they might look heavy in pictures but once you wear them they are very light, I have 9 pairs of pads and believe me or not these pads are most comfortable pads. The fitting and everything is brilliant!

I never rated Gray Nicolls softs very high but these Legend pads and gloves are something special

Enjoy the pictures!

Cheers

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awesome stuff cd. everything is world class. as is expected from anything that you buy. bat looks really good judging by the pics. it feels like i am repeating this for almost everything that you buy but to be honest, everything that you buy is just too good.

and this time at a great price as well. congrats on this. you have to score tons of runs to give every bat a chance. so pressure is on you ;)
 
awesome stuff cd. everything is world class. as is expected from anything that you buy. bat looks really good judging by the pics. it feels like i am repeating this for almost everything that you buy but to be honest, everything that you buy is just too good.

and this time at a great price as well. congrats on this. you have to score tons of runs to give every bat a chance. so pressure is on you ;)

To be honest, believe me or not I was not in mood of buying the Legend bat but when I was being offered at that price then I couldn't decline because the feel of the bat was what initially carried me away.

Thanks for the kind words bro many thanks yaar!

The grounds here are quite wet, hence, I'm a bit worried how I will use this bat.
 
looks huge for the weight. must be a good piece of wood. you can perhaps save the bat for next year. you have too many for this year.
 
its one of those bats that when you look at you know it will be amazing, the shape is perfect and edges are massive.
Im not a massive fan of the gloves this year but those pads are sweet
 
That whole set is totally fantastic. All your bats are just truly stunning.
 
CD why are you a player You must be a photographer That was one hell of a bat totally amazed by the profile of the bat
 
great purchase!!!...the bat looks stunning...softs are gr8 too... and for just $350!!!..i cant believe it... here in Australia the GN legand bat itself retails around 750-800 AUD!!!..is GN legand a series? as in are there different types of GN legand?
 
brilliant bat but du really think its more powerful and better than the CA 12000 le dilshan

I'm sorry but powerful in what sense?

great purchase!!!...the bat looks stunning...softs are gr8 too... and for just $350!!!..i cant believe it... here in Australia the GN legand bat itself retails around 750-800 AUD!!!..is GN legand a series? as in are there different types of GN legand?

Legend is a series and there is only one range which is LE basically.
 
Stunning bat CD bhai, love the gloves too. I find GN bats pickup and balance is the tops ...

Btw, I see your shopping streak isn't over by any means ;-)
 
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Thanks for the kind words bro!

Yes, the pickup and balance is indeed lovely, but I would say GM Icon has slightly better balance and pickup maybe that is because of Icon having a much higher sweetspot perhaps.

Uhmm this was last purchase there is nothing else coming after this. :)
 
As I said in this review price which I was getting the Legend for was very hard to pass on.
 
Bat looks fantastic, big profile with nice straight grains. Hopefully it will turn out to be a stunner when you play with it.
 
Another amazing purchase lad!! You should give us lessons on cricket equipment photography :)
 
I used these pads and gloves yesterday. I couldnt use them earlier because there had been issues regarding the pads and I used them yesterday and these pads are probably the best I have ever worn in my life. They might seem heavy but when you wear them, you don't feel much.

As far gloves are concerned, I never found them stiff and when using them yesterday I felt that I had been using the gloves for ages.

Just one piece of advice regarding the pads............actually never mind :)
 
CD, this is basically my dream kit considering i am the hugest gray nics lover!!! is the bat really world class...and the softs what would you rate out of 10?
 
Cheers mate :).

I hope your dream come true one day, I like Gray Nicolls purely because Mohammad Yousuf was sponsored by them :p :D.

The bat looks class (due to stickers I'd say) but it took me a while to make the grip setup according to my liking as handle is quite thin on my bat. The bat feels good but sometimes concaving puts me off, I'm yet to use this bat, will hopefully use in upcoming few weeks/months and update you on the performance :D.

The pads and gloves are amazing, probably best pads I have ever worn, I love the fitting and everything of the pads and gloves.
 
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