Junior - FPS1 / Swell
Created for cricketers who want an equal level of performance on the front and back foot.
The FPS1/Swell's shape allows for an outstanding pickup with optimum performance in the centre of the blade. The spine peaks in the middle of the hitting zone with sufficient willow carrying through to the toe 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 and have more control over your shots.
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 and spine to peak in the centre of the hitting zone. 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 32mm & 40mm and the spine between 58mm & 67mm.
Bow & Face
Our 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.
The profile refers to the amount of scallop between the edge and spine. The Swell has a semi-concaved to full profile, equivalent to scalloping between 0mm and 4mm. This differs based on the weight, size you select, and the density of the willow used.
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. The semi-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.
The semi-round toe is our most popular choice, which is why it's used on all of our pre-made bats. It assists you in sliding your bat into the crease and removes the vulnerable corners of a square toe
Each cricket bat willow tree is grown in the UK for around 20 years before being processed & into raw clefts.
Our high-quality Singapore Manu cane & cork cane handles are made in Jalandhar, India.
MADE IN INDIA:
Raw clefts are machined, handled, pressed shaped and finished. In our Jalandhar workshop
MADE IN NEW ZEALAND:
Raw clefts are machined, handled, pressed shaped and finished. In our Auckland workshop
We trust in our process, which allows you to confidently walk to the crease, knowing that you're using a premium product that will perform under pressure.
All the information you need to select the correct options for you.
English Willow Size Guide
Players Height: 1.37m - 1.44m
Bat Length: 72cm
Blade Width: 9cm
Handle Length: 23.5cm
Players Height: 1.44m - 1.50m
Bat Length: 76cm
Blade Width: 9.5cm
Handle Length: 24.5cm
Players Height: 1.50m - 1.57m
Bat Length: 78cm
Blade Width: 10cm
Handle Length: 25.5cm
Players Height: 1.57m - 1.63m
Bat Length: 80cm
Blade Width: 10cm
Handle Length: 27cm
Players Height: 1.63m - 1.68m
Bat Length: 82.5cm
Blade Width: 10cm
Handle Length: 28cm
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.
Light: We recommend this weight range if you are of a slimmer build but within the recommended height. Sometimes a standard weight can feel too heavy, and it's essential to have a bat that you can control and feel confident using.
Standard: If you're of a standard build for your height, this range is an excellent balance between bat speed and bat performance. It also allows for a regular weight increase of 2oz -3oz when moving to the next size.
Heavy: Heavy bats will reduce your hand speed and may affect your ability to time the ball consistently. This weight range is for players who want to score their runs through boundaries and want a large and imposing bat.
Light: 1lb 11oz and below
Standard: 1lb 12oz to 1lb 13oz
Heavy: 1lb 14oz and above
Light: 1lb 13oz and below
Standard: 1lb 14oz to 1lb 15oz
Heavy: 2lbs 0oz and above
Light: 1lb 15oz and below
Standard: 2lbs 0oz to 2lbs 1oz
Heavy: 2lbs 2oz and above
Light: 2lbs 1oz and below
Standard: 2lbs 2oz to 2lbs 3oz
Heavy: 2lbs 4oz and above
Light: 2lbs 3oz and below
Standard: 2lbs 4oz to 2lbs 5oz
Heavy: 2lbs 6oz and above
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.
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.
The surface is covered in hundreds of half-moons, all facing the same direction, giving a texture resembling fish scales or snakeskin, generally considered one of the best texture for the bond between bat and gloves.
English Willow Grading
Aesthetically sound and high performing. You can expect a beautiful bat with at least six straight grains visible that will perform to a high level. The odd blemish or heartwood are common, but generally, they will have a clean grain structure.
We move into a grain structure that isn't always straight, but the performance is still of a good standard. There will be a minimum of 4 grains on the face of the bat. Again heartwood, small knots, and a little 'butterfly' stain may be present with perhaps more prominent "speck".
Less visual attraction than our higher grades, but it's a great value for money option. There will be a minimum of 4 grains on the face of the bat, which won't always be straight. Again heartwood, small knots, and a little 'butterfly' stain may be present with perhaps more prominent "speck".
It's now time to select your bat from our current stock. This will be the exact bat you will receive.