GRAY-NICOLLS: BROWSE & BUY

GRAY-NICOLLS CLASSIC PLAYER

You usually know what you’re getting with Gray-Nicolls, and the look and build of their Classic Players was characteristically classy and pretty accessible financially.

While a little bottom-heavy, most of our testers found the weight paid off with a sumptuous middle.

Initial impression: 8
Build quality: 7.7
Pick-up/feel: 7.5
Performance: 7.5

RRP: £300

Weight: 2lb 8.5oz

Edges: 36mm

GRAY-NICOLLS ALPHA GEN 4-STAR
A daring gambit from Gray-Nicolls – belying their classical reputation with a whiteish blade verging on Storm Trooper bleach and a rear design resembling Megatron from Transformers.

However, for all the sci-fi appearance, it struck the ball out of the middle much like any Gray-Nicolls.
Initial impression: 6.2
Build quality: 8
Pick-up/feel: 7.3
Performance: 7.3

RRP: £200

Weight: 2lb 8oz

Edges: 36mm

GRAY-NICOLLS VAPOUR PLAYERS
A heavy piece of wood that pings off the middle tremendously and was a hit with all of The Cricketer's testers.

A disarmingly generous pick-up given its weight, and a pleasure to use.

Plenty of runs to be had.
Initial impression: 7.7
Build quality: 7.8
Pick-up/feel: 8
Performance: 8.7

RRP: £400

Weight: 2lb 13oz

Edges: 40mm

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