Cricket bat test

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Lately, there has been a lot of debate around cricket bats. Batsmen are scoring more runs, at a faster rate than ever before.

Cricket greats such as Michael Atherton, Ian Smith and Shane Warne are all wading into the debate. Some claim it is simply a change in attitude, while others (especially bowlers) cry that improvements in bat technology have gone too far. However, this was all speculation, our research showed that although bats have changed, no one has tested and quantified the improvements. As keen cricket fans we decided it was our duty to investigate – what would happen if we tested old bats and new bats in controlled conditions? We teamed up with the crew at The Crowd Goes Wild to investigate.

Watch this video to see what happened:

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