TONE - G2 ENGLISH WILLOW
TONE - G2 ENGLISH WILLOW
TONE - G2 ENGLISH WILLOW

TONE - G2 ENGLISH WILLOW


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Please allow an additional 2-3 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. Our rubber toe guard adds a thick layer of protection between the toe and surface. It's great for preventing excess moisture and damage from crease tapping and sliding your bat.

BAT SIZE
PLAYERS HEIGHT
BAT LENGTH
AVERAGE BLADE WIDTH
WEIGHT RANGE

ZERO

Up to 1.20m

60cm

8.9cm

1lb 4oz to 1lb 7oz

ONE

120cm -1.29m

64cm

8.9cm

1lb 7oz to 1lb 9oz

TWO

1.29m - 1.37m

68cm

8.9cm

1lb 9oz to 1lb 11oz

THREE

1.37m - 1.44m

72cm

9cm

1lb 11oz to 1lb 13oz

FOUR

1.44m - 1.50m

76cm

9.5cm

1lb 13oz to 1lb 15oz

FIVE

1.50m - 1.57m

78cm

10cm

1lb 15oz to 2lb 1oz

SIX

1.57m - 1.63m

80cm

10cm

2lb 1oz to 2lb 3oz

HARROW - H

1.63m - 1.68m

82.5cm

10cm

2lb 3oz to 2lb 5oz

SMALL MENS - SM

1.68m - 1.75m

84cm

10.7cm

2lb 7oz & Above

SHORT HANDLE - SH

1.68m - 1.88m

85cm

10.7cm

2lb 7oz & Above

LONG BLADE - LB

1.88m & above

87cm

10.7cm

2lb 9oz & Above

LONG HANDLE - LH

1.88m & above

87cm

10.7cm

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 the best shipping rates available based on your delivery address, order weight and order value.

Please Note: International Customs/Tax

Additional charges by customs must be borne by you; we have no control over these charges and cannot predict what they may be. Customs policies vary widely from country to country. If you are unsure of these, you should contact your local customs office for further information. Customs forms for all international packages list the value of your order's contents.

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.

BE THE GAME CHANGER, SET THE TONE

The Tone is an intimidating, modern shaped bat. Its imposing profile is ideal for big hitters who want maximum wood in their hitting zone. The broad edges and full profile are suitable for aggressive players looking to clear the boundary 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.

PLAYER TYPE

The Tone suits aggressive batsmen who aim to hit the ball hard and score runs fast. If you like to feel the weight of your bat in your pick up then this is the bat for you.

SWEET SPOT

The Tone has a long and wide mid to low hitting zone, which peaks between 180mm & 210mm from the the toe. The spine is then slightly rounded to the toe allowing for strength and power in the final third of the blade.

PICK UP

The focus is still on balance. We allow for a good distribution of weight throughout the blade, this means that the lower end of the bat is counterbalanced giving it a lighter pick-up than most low-slung cricket bats.

PROFILE

The profile is full, which allows for extremely forgiving strokeplay when hitting the ball off centre of the spine, increasing the performance dramatically compared to a concaved profile. You can expect a scallop between 0mm and 1mm.

EDGE & SPINE

The edges are large and intimidating they peak in a mid to low position on the blade which carry into a thick toe. You can expect an edge height ranging from 34m to 40mm and a spine height between 59mm & 67mm.

EDGE & BOW

Our standard bowed blade generates a perfectly balanced pick up 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.

TOE

The thick 22mm to 24mm semi-round angled toe helps prevent chipping of the corners of the bat. It also allows you to slide easily into your crease. The angle provides a more stable position while in your stance.

HANDLE

The ergonomic semi-oval handle provides strength to your grip of the handle & reduces rotation (compared to a round handle) when hitting off-centre of the blade. Our high-quality cork and Manu cane handle assist in diffusing the shock waves and movement in the hands.

ENGLISH WILLOW

G2

Grade 2 willow still produces great quality cricket bats. Often heartwood can be seen on the edge of these bats, this has no effect on the playing ability of the bat it is purely cosmetic. There will be at least four straight grains on the face of the bat with maybe some blemishes, pin knots or "speck" visible.

If you are looking for a specific grain structure, please get in touch, and we'll let you know what is available.

VIEW DETAILS ON ALL WILLOW GRADES

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 quite as easy to middle the ball with, but when you connect with the ball, it will stay hit.

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 up 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 bat that is large and imposing.