Published on Jan 8, 2017

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Cricket bats are a key tool used in cricket, except the ball. Bats are described as paddle-shaped, flat on one side and the opposite side of the V-shaped. This is said to improve the air flow around the bat swing them faster and with greater force. Material of bats are made of willow wood, it is the choice of wood for bats because it’s a tough, lightweight and shock resistant. Bats are also treated with linseed oil, it is used to provide additional security, but also creates more friction on the ball giving the batters more control during a game of cricket.

Until the 18th century, cricket bats are in the form of the current day clubs. This suggests that the early games to play cricket with the shepherds crooks as bats. Although it is not much evidence of the earliest cricket bat still in existence since 1729 and is the earliest form of a cricket bat.

When buying a new cricket bats, it is imperative that proper care taken to ensure that the bat is well prepared for the game of cricket to withstand a lot of time. The process of knocking the bat by hitting with bat to a cricket ball a few times, using a special cricket mallet. The process of knocking on the cricket bat will thicken the fibers in the willow, which makes it stronger so that when you first used, it will not crack. Pressing process can take anywhere from 3 to 6 hours and will often consist of a bat to strike from 8000 to 9000 times. Pre knocked bats available in the market at a slightly higher price, but it saves time a player has to knock the bat, establishing confidence when playing the bat that will stand up to the task in hand.


When choosing the type of cricket bats, you should carefully consider the type of player you are, whether it is a big hitter or someone who likes to choose their strokes while batting. You also need to consider the size and weight of the cricket bats before buying. It is desirable to use a lighter bat, especially in young age to help control the ball during the game.

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