Made to order

Indoor Swell

Optimum control & placement over your shots.

Created for indoor cricketers who want balance and power.

The indoor Swell's shape allows for an outstanding pickup with optimum performance in the blade's centre. The spine peaks in the middle of the hitting zone with sufficient willow carrying through to the toe. The edge is slightly offset lower down on the blade, allowing for excellent weight distribution and performance.

This shape will transform the way you play. The exceptional pickup enables you to generate quicker hand speed to play off the side and back nets with ease.

CONSTRUCTION

This bat conforms to MCC Law 5 bat regulations, which means that the bat needs will fit through an approved bat gauge with maximum dimensions of 108mm in blade width, 67mm in spine height with 40mm edges

Spine & Edge

You can expect the edge to peak between 170mm & 185mm and the spine to peak between 215mm & 225mm from the toe of the bat. The edge and spine height will differ based on the weight & size you select, plus the density of the willow used. However, the edge will be between 33mm & 35mm and the spine between 55mm & 62mm.

Bow & Face

Our 3-stage pressing technique generates a balanced bowed blade to deliver increased power and control. Our modern flat face allows for enhanced shot placement. The edges are boned (hardened) to strengthen and decrease the chance of cracking.

Profile
Concaved

The profile refers to the amount of scallop between the edge and spine. The Indoor Swell has a concaved profile, equivalent to scalloping between 4mm and 7mm. This differs based on the weight, size you select, and the density of the willow used.

HOW OUR MADE TO ORDER BATS ARE MADE

Each cricket bat willow tree is grown in the UK for around 20 years before being processed & into raw clefts. The clefts then get sent to Meerut, India.

Our high-quality Singapore Manu cane & cork cane handles are made in Jalandhar. The handles then get sent to Meerut for splicing into our clefts. The clefts are then machined and go through our three-stage pressing process, which maximises the potential performance of each piece of willow.

The bats are then shipped to New Zealand, where they are given a final grade, shaped by hand and finished to your chosen specifications. We trust in our process, which allows you to walk to the crease with confidence, knowing that you're using a premium product that will perform under pressure.

selection guide

All the information you need to select the correct options for you.

Size Guide

SMALL MENS - SM

Players Height: 1.68m - 1.75m
Bat Length: 84cm
Blade Width: 10.7cm
Handle Length: 29.5cm
Weight Range: 2lb 6oz & Above

SHORT HANDLE - SH

Players Height: 1.68m - 1.88m
Bat Length: 85cm
Blade Width: 10.7cm
Handle Length: 29.5cm
Weight Range: 2lb 6oz & Above

LONG HANDLE / SHORT BLADE - LH/SB

Players Height: 1.68m - 1.88m
Bat Length: 85cm
Blade Width: 10.7cm
Handle Length: 31.5cm
Weight Range: 2lb 6oz & Above

LONG BLADE - LB

Players Height: 1.88m & above
Bat Length: 87cm
Blade Width: 10.7cm
Handle Length: 29.5cm
Weight Range: 2lb 9oz & Above

LONG HANDLE - LH

Players Height: 1.88m & above
Bat Length: 87cm
Blade Width: 10.7cm
Handle Length: 31.5cm
Weight Range: 2lb 9oz & Above

LONG BLADE / LONG HANDLE - LB/LH

Players Height: 1.88m & above
Bat Length: 89cm
Blade Width: 10.7cm
Handle Length: 31.5cm
Weight Range: 2lb 9oz & Above

Bat weight

The general rule is light bats for the controlled players and slightly heavier bats for the aggressive and attacking stroke-makers.

Heavier bats have a slower bat speed than lighter bats. The effort required to move the bat increases as the weight of the bat increases. A lighter bat will allow faster bat speed and increase the chance of middling the ball. A heavier bat will not be comparatively easy to middle the ball with, but it will stay hit when you connect with it.

Indoor bats are considerably lighter than outdoor bats as the game is more about bat speed and control over outright bat performance and power.
Use these weights as a guide when choosing the weight of your indoor bat:

Light (2lbs 1oz - 2lbs 3oz): We recommend this weight range if you are moving from junior sizing to your first full-size bat or if your moving into the finishing stages of your playing career and are looking for a lighter bat that may help if you carry a lingering injury

Regular (2lbs 4oz - 2lbs 5oz): This is a standard weight range for a full-size indoor cricket bat. It is an excellent balance between bat speed and bat performance.

Heavy (2lbs 6oz +): you get a bat less about bat speed and more about overall performance. This weight range is for players who want to score their runs by hitting the back net.

Toe shape

Round

A round toe will help prevent toe damage, particularly if you are a constant crease tapper. Both round and semi-round shapes assist you in sliding your bat into the crease.

semi-round

The semi-round toe is our most popular choice as it gives you the best of both styles. Both round and semi-round toes assist you in sliding your bat into the crease.

square

International players have widely used a square toe as it makes the blade appear wider and is stable while in stance. The drawback is the corners are prone to damage and digging into the pitch when sliding.

handle Shape

Round

The round handle is best suited to those who like to use their bottom hand and wrists for control and power. The round handle is popular in the subcontinent.

Semi-Oval

The semi-oval handle is our most popular choice as it gives you the best of both styles. It allows for a consistent and comfortable feel for most batsmen.

Oval

The oval handle provides more strength to the handle as the circumference is larger. The oval shape on the bottom hand also gives the bat a better directional feel & means that the bottom hand isn't dominant, enabling the top hand to control the shot.

Grip Texture

Dynamite

Essentially a pyramid grip, with hundreds of mini pyramids across the grip. The bottom hand is banded to create a thicker grip with simple pyramids on the top hand.

Aqua Wave

The surface texture of the Aqua Wave grip resembles alternating wave ripples, which create an important solid bond between gloves and bat.

Spiral Coil

Thicken up the handle on your cricket bat with our high-quality spiral coil grip—the thick ridges aid in helping to prevent your hands from moving when playing a shot.

Chevron

Add some stability to the grip on your cricket bat with the popular chevron cricket bat grip alternating bars (of approx 3cm width) of diagonally raised grooves.

Octopus

The surface of this grip is covered in hundreds of mini octopus-like suckers and was the first grip texture to give a prominently raised feel.

English willow grading

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Acquired specifically for indoor cricket, our Indoor willow is cosmetically inferior to the rest of our grades but still structurally sound. Heartwood, pin knots, blemishes, fleck and wavy grains are common. This willow grade produces some fantastic bats as indoor cricket is all about hand speed and control rather than outright bat performance.

The willow won't look exactly the same as the picture, as it's a natural product. When placing your order, select 'Yes, please' in the 'Send pictures of willow options' section if you're looking for a specific grain structure. We will then email you options once we receive your order. If there isn't an option you like, we will refund your order.

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