Not sure if summer has truly arrived, but some new mallets have arrived just in time for (rescheduled) club chukkas this evening (as Wednesday was rained off:
I placed my order on the Tuesday afternoon and sticks were in hand by this (Friday) morning! Amazing turnaround and service from Polo Splice and the custom options that they offered and delivered were great. I really love the yellow slings and the mellow yellow paint, and so they join the current collection alongside my sticks from Wood Mallets.
Meanwhile, in preparation for the Summer National Championships that start this time next week, Roxtons delivered my new face guard and a Guatemalan band for my helmet. The band just adds a bit of colour to the sea of blue helmets that you normally get at the university polo chukkas, though I also added some iron-on patches from Hand Over Your Fairy Cakes to the back of my helmet too.
I also picked up an Argentine Pampa saddle blanket in a lovely turquoise colour, but I’m not sure whether I want to keep it in my kit bag for use as a general blanket for when I’ve got my kit/mallets out on grass. It has a lovely thick weave that would also make a nice throw for the sofa or a sturdy rug to use under my new bureau when it arrives in the next week or so.
Anyhow, better get back to watching more of the cricket!