Optimum control & placement over your shots.
Created for indoor cricketers who want balance and power.
The 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 with sufficient willow carrying through to the toe allowing for excellent weight distribution and performance.
This shape will transform the way you play. The exceptional pickup enables you to generate quicker hand speed to play off the side and back nets with ease.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.