Handcrafted in Australia from our Superior Players English Willow, with a natural finish.
Gray-Nicolls PLAY NOW bats have been pre-prepared (pressed, oiled and hand knocked in) and are sent to stores ready to be used straight off the shelf!
MID SWEET SPOT POSITI0N - Not too high or too low, the mid sweet spot position is the most popular setup among all cricket bats.
PREPARATION - StagSports we offer free bat preparation on any bat purchased from us.
BOW - The regular bow found in the majority of modern cricket bats which gets your hands slightly ahead of the ball for ease of stroke play.
EDGES - These edges are heading close to the magic 40mm mark. Big edges make for a forgiving and powerful cricket bat with a wider sweet spot.
SPINE HEIGHT - Often combined with big edges to create a bat with an extra wide hitting zone which still rewards striking the blade out of the very middle.
PROFILE SHAPE - A small amount of scalloping is seen to save weight while still making the sweet spot as wide as possible. Even very high quality bats can contain a small amount of scalloping in order to reduce their weight.
FACE - The traditional curved style of bat face provides a refined direction of power throughout the hitting zone & also allows more flexibility for players keen to work the ball with their wrists.
HANDLE TYPE - Semi oval handle brings the benefits of both oval & round handles. This shape aids alignment, slightly weakens the bottom hand for more controlled stroke play and still allows for creative use of the bottom hand.
TOE - This bat needs some form of toe preparation via shoe goo, a toe guard
We offer Free knocking on every bat purchased with toe guard and free engraving if you like to personalise your favourite bat.