Scroll down to learn about all aspects of the shape or view our library of bats via the button below

Be the game changer, set the tone.

Power hitting is where the Tone comes into its own.

The intimidating & imposing shape is created for big hitters. The broad edges and full profile are suitable for aggressive players looking to score in boundaries.

The spine flows consistently from the handle to its long and wide mid to low hitting zone, which rounds to the toe allowing for strength and power in the final third of the blade. This does affect the balance, and you will feel the weight of your bat in your pick-up.

The Tone provides aggressive batters confidence that they can clear fielders and the ropes even when hitting off-centre of the sweet spot.


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 a mid to low position on 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 35mm & 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 Tone has a full profile, equivalent to scalloping between 0mm and 1mm. 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.

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 (2lbs 6oz - 2lbs 8oz): We recommend this weight range if you are moving to your first full-size bat or into the finishing stages of your playing career, as it may help if you carry a lingering injury. We can't achieve the Tone shape at this weight range if you're looking for a lightweight bat have a look at our Core or Swell shapes.

Standard (2lbs 9oz - 2lbs 10oz): Most professional cricketers use a bat of this weight. It is an excellent balance between bat speed and bat performance.

Heavy (2lbs 11oz +): From 2lbs 11oz, you get a bat less about bat speed and more about blade performance. This weight range is for players who want to score their runs through boundaries and want a large and imposing bat.










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


A Grade LE (limited edition) is the best looking and performing blade money can buy. A typical GLE will have 9+ grains, no blemishes on the playing surface and a tight, clean and straight grain structure. These are outstanding pieces of willow turned into the most exceptional bats imaginable.


GP (performance) bats are graded on performance. The ping/performance of these bats is often equivalent to our top GLE grade, but they don't meet the same grain structure/aesthetics required. You can expect upwards of 8 grains, with the possibility of small blemishes and heartwood.


A Grade 1 is aesthetically sound and high performing. You can expect a beautiful bat with at least six straight grains visible, that will perform to a high level. The odd blemish or heartwood is not uncommon, but in general, they will have a clean grain structure.


Grade 2 willow still produces great quality cricket bats. Often heartwood can be seen on the edge of these bats, this has no effect on 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.


A Grade 3 bat may have up to half heartwood across the bat. Again this has no direct relation to the playing ability of the wood. It just has less visual attraction. There will be a minimum of 4 grains on the face of the bat, which may not always be perfectly straight. Again some small knots or a little 'butterfly' stain may be present with perhaps more prominent "speck".

Shop the Senior PM TONE Range
It's now time to select your bat from our current stock. This will be the exact bat you will receive.
View current stock