This bat is the second bat I have had that is of some quality (my last one was a G&M Maestro 5 star). So far I have not been disappointed. I am regarded as most as a cricket freak ( I play twice a week) and my bat has come under a lot of wear, however I see no signs of fatigue. My bat is sweet, and what used to be threes or twos are now fours. That's not to say they all go whizzing off and there are no chance for singles. My mate has a Newbery Zeus and if you hit the ball it is off to the fielder, and quikies are almost impossible. I don't think that is the case with my bat. One thing is that the bat is pretty heavy, and at 2lb 11oz, it isn't for those with no arms. I was a bit taken aback by the weight when I first got it myself. Also it is a bit dear at £110, and I must admit that I gave the bat to a shop to give it run in, so it you just knocked it in, oiled it and used it, you mightn't get the same results I am really happy with my bat, and I reckon it'll be in service for a while.
Having just bought a Newberry "Caduceus 5 star" for £115 i feel satisfied with the performance of the bat. After alot of knocking in the bat had a beautiful blade and had a superb middle. Before without a good bat i found it very difficult to hit the ball hard enough to reach large boundaries. However with improved technique and the new bat i am scoring both quicker and consistently high. I have been assured by the retailer that the bat will last me for a good 2-3 years. Easily worth the money in my opinion. Having experience of Newberry bats i can say that obviously the more you pay the better the bat but when paying around £100-£130 for your bat i would reccomend the "Caduceus 5 star" as opposed to the "series 1 5 star".