A modern approach for the classic stoke maker.
Supplement your game and achieve greater power executing your drives.
The Core's shape is all about finding the balance between the pickup and performance. We achieve this by maintaining a high rolling spine leading into a power-packed mid to low sweet spot. From its peak, the spine runs flat to the toe, which provides a gradual drop off in performance, allowing for more forgiving stroke-play and improving the pickup.
This shape will improve your performance off the front foot and allow you to play cross-batted shots with ease and confidence.
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.
HOW OUR MADE TO ORDER BATS ARE MADE
Each cricket bat willow tree is grown in the UK for around 20 years before being processed & into raw clefts. The clefts then get sent to Meerut, India.
Our high-quality Singapore Manu cane & cork cane handles are made in Jalandhar. The handles then get sent to Meerut for splicing into our clefts. The clefts are then machined and go through our three-stage pressing process, which maximises the potential performance of each piece of willow.
The bats are then shipped to New Zealand, where they are given a final grade, shaped by hand and finished to your chosen specifications. We trust in our process, which allows you to walk to the crease with confidence, 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.
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.
Junior grade 1 willow produces excellent performing cricket bats. Often heartwood can be seen on the edge of these bats. This does not affect 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.
The willow won't look exactly the same as the picture, as it's a natural product. When placing your order, select 'Yes, please' in the 'Send pictures of willow options' section if you're looking for a specific grain structure. We will then email you options once we receive your order. If there isn't an option you like, we will refund your order.