The first thing you’ll need is a cricket bat. Whether you are a junior playing for your club or
school, or you’re starting out a little later, we have a bat for everyone. When it comes to bats
you need to look for two things: the type of wood they’re made of and the grade of willow.
You’ll then need to choose the correct size and weight.
What’s the difference between Kashmir and English Willow?
Cricket bats come made of two different types of wood Kashmir and English willow. The
latter is more expensive but therefore better even when it comes to beginner cricketers.
What does the willow grade mean?
The willow grade of the bat determines its performance with the lower number grade being
of better quality. You can find bats with a willow grade starting from 1 to 5.
What size bat do I need?
The key with bat size is to match it up with your height. When you stand the bat next to you,
the handle should rest just below your hip joint. Use our size chart to find the right size.
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