HOW OUR ENGLISH WILLOW PRE-MADE BATS ARE MADE
Each cricket bat willow tree is grown in the UK for around 20 years before being processed & into raw clefts. They are then given an initial grade and dried.
The raw clefts then get sent to Meerut, India. Our high-quality Singapore Manu cane & cork cane handles are made in Jalandhar and are sent to Meerut, where they are spliced into our raw clefts. The clefts are then machined and go through our 3-stage pressing process, which maximises the potential performance of each piece of willow. They then get shaped by hand and finished.
The bats are then shipped to New Zealand, where they go through all of our quality checks given a final grade put into stock. We trust in our process, which allows you to walk to the crease with confidence, knowing that you're using a premium product that you can rely on to perform under pressure.
Optimum control over your shots
The Swell Indoor is designed for indoor and har tennis ball cricket.. The Indoor 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 then carrys through to the toe allowing for excellent distribution of weight throughout the hitting zone. This allows for a well-balanced lightweight bat which, enables yourself to have more time and control over your shots.
Acquired specifically for indoor cricket, our Indoor willow is cosmetically inferior to the rest of our grades but still structurally sound. This grade of willow produces some fantastic bats as indoor cricket is all about hand speed and control rather than outright bat performance.
If you are looking for a specific grain structure, please get in touch, and we'll let you know what is available.
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.
Indoor bats are considerably more lightweight 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 (1lb 15oz - 2lbs 1oz): 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 2oz - 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.