junior Core

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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 into a duckbill toe, which improves the pick up by removing willow through the toe.

This shape will improve your performance off the front foot and allow you to play cross-batted shots with ease and confidence.


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

Spine & Edge

You can expect the edge and spine to peak in the centre of the hitting zone. The edge and spine height will differ based on the weight & size you select, plus the density of the willow used. However, the edge will be between 34mm & 40mm and the spine between 60mm & 67mm.

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.


The profile refers to the amount of scallop between the edge and spine. The Core 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.

handle shape

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. The semi-oval shape on the bottom hand also gives the bat a better directional feel & means that the bottom hand isn't dominant, enabling the top hand to control the shot.

Toe Shape

The semi-round toe is our most popular choice, which is why it's used on all of our pre-made bats. It assists you in sliding your bat into the crease and removes the vulnerable corners of a square toe


Each cricket bat English willow tree is grown in the UK for around 20 years before being processed & into raw clefts.

Our Singapore Manu cane & cork cane handles (made in Jalandhar) get spliced 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.

Made in India, bats are shaped and finished in Meerut, India.

Made in New Zealand, bats are shaped and finished in Auckland, New Zealand.

Every Fantail bat goes through its final quality checks in our Auckland workshop. We trust in our process, which allows you to walk to the crease with confidence, knowing that you're using a bat that performs under pressure.

selection guide

All the information you need to select the correct options for you.

Size Guide


Players Height: 1.37m - 1.44m
Bat Length: 72cm
Blade Width: 9cm
Handle Length: 23.5cm


Players Height: 1.44m - 1.50m
Bat Length: 76cm
Blade Width: 9.5cm
Handle Length: 24.5cm


Players Height: 1.50m - 1.57m
Bat Length: 78cm
Blade Width: 10cm
Handle Length: 25.5cm


Players Height: 1.57m - 1.63m
Bat Length: 80cm
Blade Width: 10cm
Handle Length: 27cm


Players Height: 1.63m - 1.68m
Bat Length: 82.5cm
Blade Width: 10cm
Handle Length: 28cm

Bat weight

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.


Light: 1lb 11oz and below
Standard: 1lb 12oz to 1lb 13oz
Heavy: 1lb 14oz and above


Light: 1lb 13oz and below
Standard: 1lb 14oz to 1lb 15oz
Heavy: 2lbs 0oz and above


Light: 1lb 15oz and below
Standard: 2lbs 0oz to 2lbs 1oz
Heavy: 2lbs 2oz and above


Light: 2lbs 1oz and below
Standard: 2lbs 2oz to 2lbs 3oz
Heavy: 2lbs 4oz and above


Light: 2lbs 3oz and below
Standard: 2lbs 4oz to 2lbs 5oz
Heavy: 2lbs 6oz and above










Grip Texture


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.


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.


The surface is covered in hundreds of half-moons, all facing the same direction, giving a texture resembling fish scales or snakeskin, generally considered one of the best texture for the bond between bat and gloves.

Premium junior english willow
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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.

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