£150-199: BROWSE AND BUY

MRF LEGEND 2.0
If it'll do for Virat Kohli, then it'll do for us. Beautiful design, and unmistakeably MRF.

The middle absolutely flies and the rest of it ain't bad either.

A pleasing pick-up and a flattering sweet spot: what is there not to like?
Initial impression: 7.8
Build quality: 7.7
Pick-up/feel: 8
Performance: 8.2

RRP: £150

Weight: 2lb 9.5oz

Edges: 38mm

KOOKABURRA RAPID 5.1
Not quite a Kahuna despite its sprinklings of green.

A generous middle and a well-balanced pick-up and among the lighter bats at just 2lb 8oz.

Perhaps didn't play quite as nicely as it looked but not too expensive and an option worth considering.
Initial impression: 7.3
Build quality: 6.9
Pick-up/feel: 6.5
Performance: 6.1

RRP: £175

Weight: 2lb 8oz

Edges: 35mm

GUNN & MOORE SPARQ SIGNATURE
Another classy looking offering from Gunn & Moore, who have perfected a certain look of bat.

But, this being from the lower end of the price range, the Sparq Signature lacked the oomph of many of our other tested bats.
Initial impression: 7
Build quality: 6.9
Pick-up/feel: 6.5
Performance: 6.4

RRP: £175

Weight: 2lb 8oz

Edges: 36mm

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