The Raw Materials An English Willow Cleft. All our blades are supplied from a willow specialist, they come in 6 grades (Grade 1+ to Grade 4) including butterfly stained clefts. A Singapore cane handle with either rubber or cork inserts, generally rubber inserts are heavier then cork inserts but rubber inserts p
The bat generally recognised as the oldest bat still in existence is dated 1729 and is on display in the Sandham Room at The Oval in London.. Maintenance. When first purchased, most bats are not ready for immediate use and require knocking-in to allow the soft fibres to strike a hard new cricket ball without causing damage to the bat, and allowing full power to be transferred to the shot.
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Supply of raw materials: Cricket bats can only be made from English cricket bat willow. There are only a few timber merchants dealing in willow and while there is enough, there isn’t an abundance as much of the willow is sent to India/Pakistan for bats to be made there.
In cricket bat manufacturing the main raw material used is wood. And the main wood used in cricket bat manufacturing is willow wood because of shock absorbing specification of wood. The willow trees are planted in wet areas. The mature trees are taken for manufacturing the bat. The average age of tree to get mature is 15 years to 35 years.
Kashmir willow cricket bats use a raw material which is much heavier than English willow bat. The grains of Kashmir willow cricket bat are more embedded. The sweet spot of these bat are less dynamic compared to English willow bats. Kashmir willow bats are less expensive compared to English willow bats.
Willow is stiff and shock-resistant, and also lightweight – which is important for the much wider bats used in cricket. Equally important, said Ben Tinkler-Davies, a materials scientist at Cambridge University, is that the bat needs to look aesthetically good, and make a satisfying sound when it strikes the leather ball.
Below is a step by step guide to knocking in. Apply Raw linseed oil to the face, edges and back of the bat evenly, 2 to 3 teaspoons of oil is the correct amount. Whilst oiling take care not to oil the splice (where the handle fits into the blade), handle or labelled areas, Continue Reading.
Now: Dynamite and Chevron Lite grips available. Our cricket bat grips are made from the best quality raw materials using the perfect combination of natural rubber and synthetic rubber to produce a grip with the perfect characteristics of softness, strength and durability.