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WHICH BAT IS FOR ME?

WHICH BAT IS FOR ME?

Whatever your style, whatever your game, there is a Gray-Nicolls bat for everyone.

WHICH BAT IS FOR ME? iconic Gray-Nicolls features and contemporary design elements that make this collection our strongest yet. And for this season, we’ve added the new Originals Range, two retro bats that bring some iconic blades into the modern-day.

We know it can be tricky to pick a bat. What style, weight and price? That’s why we’ve created this handy page to help you make the right choice for this season.

WHY GRAY-NICOLLS?

With over a century of experience, and with every bat hand made by one of our bat makers, you are guaranteed incredible performance and service from Gray-Nicolls.

Your bat will come from the same trees as the professionals, with English Willow grown locally to Robertsbridge, East Sussex.

“By far the nicest looking equipment and the bats have the sweetest middles ever. Grown up using the equipment and the classic bats will never look out of place in the modern era.” Chris Mclennan, Gillingham

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BAT SIZE GUIDE

Picking the right size bat is crucial to your success on the field.  If it’s too small or too big, batting will be uncomfortable and  your performance will be compromised.

Bat size is based on the height of the player. Take a look at our handy Size Guide to see which bat size you should choose.

Long handle is available on some bats, but Short Handle is the bat of choice by all our professional cricketers over 6ft including Dom Sibley and Zak Crawley.

Here are a few terms you may need along the way

SH = Short Handle

LH = Long Handle

LB = Long Blade

SM = Small Men’s

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HOW MUCH SHOULD I SPEND ON MY BAT?

There are a range of cricket bats that cater to all levels and abilities. Prices vary according to the grade of the willow used for the bat.

Bats are graded and therefore priced according to their aesthetic, and their predicted performance potential. Generally bats that look better cosmetically perform better, and are therefore priced accordingly.

A casual player on a Sunday might consider an option such as a Vapour 1.0 3 Star for £149.99, while a more regular player at a higher level would consider an Alpha 5 Star for £299.99 or a Gray-Nicolls Players edition for £399.99.

CONFIDENCE AS STANDARD

“A good bat is the key to it all.” David Gower

Throughout our long and illustrious history, Gray-Nicolls have pioneered some of the most iconic and progressive bats to have graced the square.

Buying a Gray-Nicolls cricket bat gives you the guarantee of quality that no other brand can deliver with such confidence. Whether you are a casual player or a club pro, a bat from us will take your game to the next level.

THE SWITCH TO GEM

We bought it about three weeks ago after using a Kookaburra Blaze 500  last season – WoW, what an upgrade! She struggled at first with the change from the man’s heavier bat and has had a bit of a toil with it since cricket came out of lockdown but on Sunday last she self-corrected and moved her hands closer together and gripped the bat nearer to the top of the handle. Oh my goodness, what a difference.
She is 14 years old and was playing an intra match with Cricket Scotland’s U18s Western Warriors Regional side. She hit boundary after boundary and came off after her innings and said ‘Well that works then!’.

A BAT THAT DELIVERS

Gray-Nicolls is the sport’s most iconic brand, having delivered high performance cricket bats since 1896.

Our English Willow bats are made from Willow trees grown locally to our head office in Robertsbridge, East Sussex, the home of Gray-Nicolls.

All our cricket bats are handmade by Gray-Nicolls-trained bat makers.

Every bat we sell is quality checked in Robertsbridge before they make their way to you and we offer free returns if you are unhappy in any way.

We know a cricket bat is an investment in your game. That’s why Gray Nicolls is one of the few companies to offer a bat repair service so you can achieve the maximum life from your bat.