Speaking to The Australian, Harry Solomons from Sydney’s Kingsgrove Sports Centre, who has supplied bats to everyone from Doug Walters in the 1970s to recent test captain Michael Clarke, told [us] he was selling the oversized Kaboom model of bat endorsed by Warner as recently as Monday afternoon because nobody in the cricketing community expected the MCC’s ban on power-laden equipment to extend to amateur players The biggest-selling bats we have are the biggest bats. Yesterday we were stills elling the dAve Warner Kaboom. Everyone knew the rule was coming, but not for amateurs. … It is going to be a whole new ball game in bat-making.” (Australian, 7 marhc 20170).
Image from Roberts, Essaying Cricket, (Colombo, 2005) — also deployed in an essay presenting Letter from Hary Solomons to The President of Sri Lanka, 18 March 2012, on urgent issues for cricket in the island – see https://cricketique.live/2012/03/18/open-letter-to-president-from-harry-solomons/
^ Peter Lalor: “David Warner defend super bats, amid move to outlaw them,” 8 July 2016, http://www.theaustralian.com.au/sport/cricket/david-warner-defends-super-bats-amid-move-to-outlaw-them/news-story/a4d050f5cffd8f8839a13117edd6f3fd
- Patrick Smith: “Why fat s bats should stay in cricket,” J6 uly 2016, http://www.news.com.au/sport/cricket/patrick-smith-why-fat-bats-should-stay-in-test-cricket/news-story/c183e77b47c193446407b18b41e1f0d5