Indoor Core

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Hit the back net with ease.

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 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 between 180mm & 200mm from the toe of the bat. 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 33mm & 36mm and the spine between 55mm & 63mm.

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 Indoor Swell has a concaved profile, equivalent to scalloping between 4mm and 7mm. This differs based on the weight, size you select, and the density of the willow used.


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.

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.

Indoor bats are considerably lighter 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 (2lbs 1oz - 2lbs 3oz): 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 that may help if you carry a lingering injury

Regular (2lbs 4oz - 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.

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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.

Aqua Wave

The surface texture of the Aqua Wave grip resembles alternating wave ripples, which create an important solid bond between gloves and bat.

Spiral Coil

Thicken up the handle on your cricket bat with our high-quality spiral coil grip—the thick ridges aid in helping to prevent your hands from moving when playing a shot.


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 of this grip is covered in hundreds of mini octopus-like suckers and was the first grip texture to give a prominently raised feel.

English willow grading


Acquired specifically for indoor cricket, our Indoor willow is cosmetically inferior to the rest of our grades but still structurally sound. Heartwood, pin knots, blemishes, fleck and wavy grains are common. This willow grade produces some fantastic bats as indoor cricket is all about hand speed and control rather than outright bat performance.

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