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Choosing A Cricket Bat

 The cricket bat is one of the most essential pieces of equipment in your cricket bag, so choosing the correct size bat is key to your success as a batter. It is important that the cricket bat is not too long or too heavy to hinder the players technique. We have a wide selection of cricket bats from the best brands including Kookaburra, Gray Nicolls, New Balance and Gunn & Moore. For younger players, we stock a selection of Junior cricket bats in various sizes and for all ages.


Choosing the correct size cricket bat:

 

AGE

PLAYER HEIGHT

BAT SIZE

 

 

5-6 Years

129-137cm

2

6-7 Years

137-144cm

3

7-8 Years

144-150cm

4

8-9 Years

150-157cm

5

10-11 Years

157-163cm

6

12-15 Years

163-170cm

Harrow (H)

16+ Years

170cm+

Short Handle (SH)


*A great starting point is to half the batter's age to get their bat size.

 


Kashmir Willow


Kashmir willow cricket bats are designed for use with a soft cricket ball. Using a Kashmir willow bat with a hard ball may damage the bat quickly.


English Willow

 

English willow cricket bats are designed for use with a hard cricket ball and have superior rebound qualities.


Bat Weight and Balance

 

The player should be able to hold the bat in their stance comfortably with their top hand only. Swing a few bats to get a feel for different weights and balance.

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