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FANTAIL CRICKET

CORE - G1 ENGLISH WILLOW BAT


Regular price $699.90 NZD Save Liquid error (product-template line 140): Computation results to '-Infinity'%
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Only 11 items in stock!
INCLUDES A BAT COVER.
Please allow 4-7 working days for your bat to be made in our Auckland, NZ workshop.
PLEASE NOTE: 'Made To Order' bat orders can't be cancelled unless you have selected 'YES' to send you willow options, and we don't have an option you like. They also can not be returned because you don't like the bat. If you have any questions, please send us an email before placing your order.
These timelines are a guide and change throughout the year.
We will do our best to have your order ready as soon as possible. If you are collecting your bat you will receive a text when your order is ready for pick up. Otherwise you will receive an email once your order has been dispatched with tracking details.
Please don’t call the store. We can have 60+ open orders at any moment, and as we work on a first-in, first-served basis, we can’t give you a time or day. Therefore, we can only provide you with current timelines below.

New Bats

Pre-made - 2 to 4 working days Once your selection is confirmed - For any services to be completed.

Made to order - 4 to 7 working days Once your selection is confirmed - For your bat/s to be made and any services to be completed

Custom - Once your order is confirmed 4 to 7 working days - For your bat/s to be made and any services to be completed

Services & Repairs

1 to 2 working days - facings and toe guards.

2 to 4 working days - knocking in and clean face services.

2 to 6 working days - handle replacements and weight reductions.

2 to 5 working days - crack repairs and all other services.

Please note: Working days are Monday to Friday

Please allow an additional 2-4 working days for your service add-ons to be completed.

Knocking In:

We highly recommend giving your new cricket bat the best start to life with a Fantail knocking in service. We apply a coat of linseed oil then combine hand knocking of the edges and toe with our state of the art Smart Knocking in machine to complete the process.

Facings

We highly recommend applying a facing which helps to protect and prolong the life of your cricket bat. As it adds a barrier to protect from blade damage and also excess moisture and dirt.

The clear facing is recommended for new bats and bats that are still in good condition. As the clear facing offers a superior protective layer compared to the fibre option

The fibre facing is recommended for bats that are starting to show surface cracks on the face. The fibres help to hold the face together. Some players prefer this on new bats as it is slightly lighter than the clear option

Toe Guard:

A toe guard is designed to protect the toe of a cricket bat from wear and tear and to prevent the toe from soaking up moisture.

Our rubber toe guard adds a thick layer of protection between the toe and surface. It's excellent for preventing excess moisture and damage from crease tapping and sliding your bat. 

Our Fibre epoxy Toe guard is considerably harder than the rubber option, which offers support to the vulnerable corners of the toe. If you are a hard crease tapper or have problems with cracking of the toe, then this is the recommended option for you.

BAT SIZE

PLAYERS HEIGHT

BAT LENGTH

BLADE WIDTH

HANDLE LENGTH

WEIGHT RANGE

ZERO

Up to 1.20m

60cm

8.9cm

20.5cm

1lb 4oz to 1lb 7oz

ONE

120cm -1.29m

64cm

8.9cm

21.5cm

1lb 7oz to 1lb 9oz

TWO

1.29m - 1.37m

68cm

8.9cm

22.5cm

1lb 9oz to 1lb 11oz

THREE

1.37m - 1.44m

72cm

9cm

23.5cm

1lb 11oz to 1lb 13oz

FOUR

1.44m - 1.50m

76cm

9.5cm

24.5cm

1lb 13oz to 1lb 15oz

FIVE

1.50m - 1.57m

78cm

10cm

25.5cm

1lb 15oz to 2lb 1oz

SIX

1.57m - 1.63m

80cm

10cm

27cm

2lb 1oz to 2lb 3oz

HARROW - H

1.63m - 1.68m

82.5cm

10cm

28cm

2lb 3oz to 2lb 5oz

SMALL MENS - SM

1.68m - 1.75m

84cm

10.7cm

29.5cm

2lb 6oz & Above

SHORT HANDLE - SH

1.68m - 1.88m

85cm

10.7cm

29.5cm

2lb 7oz & Above

LONG HANDLE/
SHORT BLADE - LH/SB

1.68m - 1.88m

85cm

10.7cm

31.5cm

2lb 7oz & Above

LONG BLADE - LB

1.88m & above

87cm

10.7cm

29.5cm

2lb 9oz & Above

LONG HANDLE - LH

1.88m & above

87cm

10.7cm

31.5cm

2lb 9oz & Above

LONG HANDLE/
LONG BLADE - LH/LB

1.88m & above

89CM

10.7CM

31.5cm

2lb 9oz & Above

We offer a limited warranty against any fault of manufacture on all Fantail Bats for a total period of 12 months. This warranty covers all repairs required that are caused as a result of reasonable use of the Fantail Cricket bat. Repairs carried out within 12 month warranty period are free of charge, though there is normally a return post and packing charge.

Subsequent repair and servicing are chargeable. Reasonable use involves, and is limited to, the use of the Fantail Cricket cricket bat to hit balls specifically designed for use in the sport of cricket. If the Fantail Cricket cricket bat is deemed unrepairable within a 6 month period then a free replacement will be offered. Fantail Cricket Ltd reserve the right to renege on this warranty if they believe that the bat has been used in ways not deemed reasonable. Fantail Cricket Ltd also reserves the right to renege on this warranty if labels were removed or chosen not to be applied. No cash refunds will be offered and the postage costs relating to the returning of bats will be borne by the customer.

Should you believe a warranty claim to be necessary, the product must be returned to us for inspection. Proof of purchase is required to be provided for any claim to be valid. 

The warranty period does NOT include the following;

  • Misuse
  • Insufficient knocking in and preparation prior to use
  • Superficial cracking
  • Damaged edges or toe, or excessive use
  • Bats used against bowling machines are not returnable as these especially damage cricket bats.
  • Damage due to moisture and or dirt

In the case of a replacement product, the remaining warranty period on the existing product only will be carried onto the replacement bat.

To get a shipping quote, add the items you would like to purchase to your cart and proceed to the checkout. Our system will calculate shipping rates based on your delivery address, order weight and order value. All orders are trackable from dispatch to delivery.

  • Domestic / New Zealand orders get sent via Post Haste. Allow 1 to 3 days for delivery.
  • International Orders get sent via DHL Express. Tax & Duties get calculated in the checkout of our website. Allow 1 to 4 days for delivery.

    Click & collect allows you to place your order through our website and and collect your order from our Auckland store.

    How do I select store collection?
    Proceed to the checkout of our website with the items you'd like to purchase in your cart, you will then be offered a delivery method of "Ship" or "Pick up". Select "Pick up" then proceed with your payment details.

    During what times will Click & Collect be open?
    Click & Collect will run as per our regular store opening hours.

    Is the Click & Collect option free?
    Yes, our contactless Click and Collect is completely free.

    How will I know my order is ready for collection?
    We will email you when your order is ready for you to collect.

    I am still confused, is there someone I can talk to? 
    If you are still unsure, please contact us via our online form or call our store.

    HOW OUR ENGLISH WILLOW MADE TO ORDER BATS ARE MADE

    A MODERN APPROACH FOR THE CLASSIC STROKEMAKER

    The Core's shape allows for a power-packed mid to low hitting zone. Its spine shape enables the bat to pick up better than most mid to low sweet spot bats. If you seek the confidence to get forward and get value for your shots, then the Core is for you.

    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.

    PLAYER TYPE

    Batsmen who score the majority of their runs off the front foot but still want a well-balanced bat that allows for good hand speed when playing cross-batted shots

    SWEET SPOT

    The Core has a mid to low sweet spot, which peaks between 180mm & 190mm from the toe of the bat. The spine then runs flat to the toe. Preferred by many due to the balance and amount of wood left in the hitting zone

    PICK UP

    The Core's spine shape allows for a well-balanced pickup. However, it doesn't pick up as well as our Swell shape due to the slightly lower sweet spot. We suggest going half an oz lighter than if you were purchasing the Swell to balance this out.

    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.

    SPINE, EDGE & PROFILE

    You can expect an edge peak between 35m & 40mm and a spine peak between 62mm & 67mm. The profile is semi-concaved with a scallop between 1mm and 3mm. These differ based on the weight you select and the density of the willow used.

    ENGLISH WILLOW

    G1

    A Grade 1 is aesthetically sound and high performing. You can expect a beautiful bat with at least six straight grains visible to perform to a high level. The odd blemish or heartwood is not uncommon, but they will have a clean grain structure in general.

    If you're looking for a specific grain structure, select 'SEND PICTURES OF WILLOW OPTIONS' above. If there isn't an option you like, we will refund your order.

    DETAILS ON ALL GRADES

    SELECTION GUIDE

    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

    SELECTING THE CORRECT WEIGHT

    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.

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

    Use these weights as a guide when choosing the weight of your bat:

    Light (2lbs 6oz - 2lbs 8oz): 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 which may help if you carry a lingering injury

    Regular (2lbs 9oz - 2lbs 10oz): This is a standard weight range for a full-size cricket bat. The majority of professional cricketers use a bat of this weight. It is an excellent balance between bat speed and bat performance.

    Heavy (2lbs 11oz +): From 2lbs 11oz, 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 through boundaries and want a large and imposing bat.

    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 only drawback is the corners are prone to damage and digging into the pitch when sliding.

    HANDLE SHAPE

    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. The thicker handle means that the bottom hand isn't dominant, enabling the top hand to control the shot.

    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.

    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.

    GRIP TEXTURES

    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.

    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.

    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.