Top Cricket Bats 2016 #5-#1 with a Twist

We continue the countdown of the best bats to look out for in 2016. We are comparing them to motor vehicles. Here is the final 5 on our list and these are the absolute F1 of cricket bats.

5. Hammer Kryo Cricket Bat-Porsche Cayenne

The Hammer Kryo is like the Porsche Cayenne because it is a utility cricket bat with a Porsche engine. It is superbly powerful and also superbly durable. It is much like the Hammer Patriot. Like the Porsche Cayenne it packs a lot of punch in a lightweight and aesthetically pleasing blade. Mid sweet spot and it differs from the Porsche in that it is a very fairly priced cricket bat for a truly world class batting experience.

4. GM Mana Original Cricket Bat-Bentley Continental

GM is the most reliable cricket bat manufacturer in the world. The GM Mana is their latest bat for 2016 and it is superb. It is impressive on the eye and oozes class much like the Bentley Continental. The GM Mana Original is made from Grade 1 English Willow and you can rest assured that GM gets the cream of the crop when it comes to the willow. Like a Bentley it is pleasing on the eye and luxurious to use (if that is possible for cricket bat). It has a superbly light pick-up and a mid sweet spot with virtually no flaws. It is flawless, want to bat with the Bentley cricket bat, then why not give the GM Mana Original a go for 2016. 

3. New Balance DC 1080 cricket bat-Audi A4

The Audi A4 is a classic car and their newest model is shaping up to be a very sought after commodity. The same can be said for the New Balance DC1080 cricket bat. In general, New Balance is the fastest growing cricket brand. Big marquee players like Steve Smith, Joe Root and Ben Stokes are really flying New Balance cricket equipment flag really high. This is for very good reason. Bats like the New Balance DC 1080 have very traditional look but with some great quirks. Quirks like the minimal concaving and the oh so sweet mid sweet spot. The New Balance DC 1080 should definitely be high on your list of sought after bats in 2016.

2. Adidas Pellara Elite Cricket Bat- Aston Martin

There is no doubting that from all the cricket bats available for 2016 the adidas Pellara Elite is one of the coolest cricket bats out there. If James Bond played cricket in 2016, he would use an adidas Pellara Elite. Besides for being an aesthetically  gorgeous cricket bat, it is an absolute high performance cricket bat. It has a slightly lower than middle sweet spot but great power has been imparted to a bat with a really superb balanced feel. This bat is a superb buy for the upcoming season.

1. The Kookaburra Ghost 500 cricket bat- Range Rover

The Kookaburra Ghost 500 is where extreme power and beauty meet. It is perhaps the most powerful in the vast range of cricket bats that has been produced for 2016 by Kookaburra. A slightly shorter blade and longer handle means that there is no bat built for power hitting like the Kookaburra Ghost 500. Superb English Willow and the super spine that grace all of Kookaburra’s bats and you have the complete luxury 4×4 of cricket bats. There is no better place than cricketstoreonline.com to scoop up one of these beauties today before they are gone. These will not last long.

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Hunts County Caerulex Cricket Bat

The Bat : Hunts County Caerulex Cricket Bat

You might remember the days when international cricketers were using Hunts County Cricket Bats. Darryl Cullinan was probably the best proponent of Hunts County cricket bats. Hunts County are still producing very high quality cricket bats. One of their bats is the Hunts County Caerulex cricket bat. It really is a beautiful bat. The stamp on the blade instead of the sticker gives it a very old feel and allows the beauty of the English willow to come to the fore.The no sticker very much lends itself to the very traditional shape of the bat. This bat is handcrafted in England and the quality of the craftsmanship is quite obvious on the cricket bat. From shoulder to toe, this cricket bat oozes high quality.

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Hunts county cricket bats

Hunts county cricket bats

The Hunts County Caerulex has a very vast weight range starting with 2lbs7oz and going all the way up to about 3lbs2oz. One of the most incredible things about the Hunts County Caerulex cricket bat and all other County cricket bats is the fact that the bats are hand balanced. This means that you can rest assured that the bat has an even weight distribution and a great balance. This particular bat has an elongated sweet spot and a bowed profile. The individual balancing of the cricket bat means that every single bat has been also tested for quality before it leaves the Hunts County production floor.

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The Hunts County Caerulex comes with a toe guard fitted standard and a scale grip. The scale grip is known to give a lot of control to the batsman at the same time it has a negating effect on perspiration that may be present.

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Hunts County have made the Caerulex available in a wide variety of sizes for youth and men. It may not be so traditional nowadays to opt for a Hunts County Cricket bat but this particular cricket bat has all the credentials of a really great cricket bat. 

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mongoose MMI 3 series short blade cricket bat

The Mongoose MMI 3 short blade cricket bat.

I was initially a bit suspect about this cricket bat and honestly i still am. Youtube is filled with mixed feeling about these new bats. Some people hit the ball 10 yards further than more traditional bats & other hit them 10 yards shorter.

As i’m holding one of these bats here on my lap right now as i write this blog entry, i must say i am really intrigued and would love to take one of the mongoose bats out in a game and give it a try.  Its quite interesting because the bat doesn’t have a splice or even a separate handle. Its all made out of one piece of willow. English grade 1 english willow by the way.

Here is a short video review that you can watch of the mongoose cricket bat. watch all the way through for a chance to win this bat.

mongoose cricket bat video review

This bat comes with a natural finish which means there is no polycoat which now allows you to oil your bat whenever you choose. Strangely there isnt a pre-fitted toe guard on the bat, so you will have to take care of that yourself. This Mongoose mmi3 bat has a super long handle. look at the picture below to see how it compares to a regular cricket bat.

This bat is available for you right now at www.cricketstoreonline.com for an amazingly low price. Just $259.00. I will also give you free shipping to anywhere in the USA for this bat.

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gray nicolls matrix rubber sole cricket shoes


The gray nicolls matrix rubber sole cricket shoes club level type cricket shoe. The shoe offers very good support as well as offering a great grip system underneath the shoe, giving you optimal grip on grass outfields and artificial cricket pitches. As i inspected the shoe i felt that i would be very happy selling this item to any of my customers. It is well constructed and Gray Nicolls have used top quality materials.

Here is a short video review giving you a closer look at the gray nicolls matrix cricket shoes.

This is what gray nicolls has to say about their shoes.

Stylish ultra lightweight mesh running shoe concept designed for cricket. Ultra lightweight waterproof mesh upper Internal webbing support cradle Blown Ionic EVA Midsole consists of 2 densities to reduce the effects of over pronation and improve the natural movement of the foot Midfoot torque control system, lightweight lateral stabilisation unit integrated into the Ionic EVA midsole. Ensures flexion in the correct areas of the foot Internal ignite heel cushioning system for mamimum shock absorption.

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kookaburra blade edge cricket bat

This is a short review of the Kookaburra Blade edge Kashmir willow cricket bat. This is probably one of the most well known entry level kashmir willow cricket bats and we sell a lot of them on www.cricketstoreonline.com. This bat is probably the top selling cricket bat in america at the moment as people are looking for a good quality cricket bat at an affordable price.

Watch this short video to see what i have to say about the kookaburra blade edge cricket bat and get a closer look at it.

As you can see from the video, the kookaburra blade edge cricket bat is kashmir willow, has a toe guard and has a high spine profile giving you a larger sweet spot.Now before we go any further, let me tell you this. This is a popular cricket bat, many people like it. However, it isnt a very good bat. It is a cheap piece of kashmir willow. This is not a bat designed for an opening batsman who faces 75mph opening bowlers. It is designed for the tail ender who hardly ever gets a chance to bat. This bat still needs to be knocked in and will do much better against a tennis ball that it will against a cricket ball.

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Kookaburra Ice 200 cricket bat


Thank you for checking out this cricket bat review of the Kookaburra ice 200 cricket bat. This is a well priced cricket bat at $99.00. It is english willow and is suitable for lower level cricket. When i picked up this bat i found it to have a good balance and it comes in the light to medium weights.


I have a younger friend that uses this cricket bat and he says he like the bat alot. The kookaburra ice 200 cricket bat has a Large Sub-Continent style ‘Super Bow’. This is an excellent bat for front foot play and driving the ball. The willow is naturally air dried and has a 12 piece cane handle.

The kookaburra ice 200 cricket bat comes with a white MAX grip and is READY TO PLAY. which means, kookaburra has pre-prepared the bat so you can put it straight to use scoring that next 100.

Cricket store online will even throw in a free bat cover to keep your cricket bat good as new for as long as possible.

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Jason

MRF Wizard Brian Lara 400 Cricket Bat

So the first thing i noticed about the MRF Wizard Brian Lara Cricket Bat was just how well balanced it is. MRF really has done a good job at creating this masterpiece of a cricket bat. Its almost as if its not in your hands at all. It feels so light it is just amazing. The cricket bat is available in the light to medium range and is available now for $239 at cricket store online.

Watch this short little video from cricket store online in which i explain some of the things i really like about this cricket bat.

Another thing i like about this cricket bat is that it only has 7 or 8 grains. According to the master bat maker at Laver & Wood in New zealand 8 grains is the perfect amount as that will help your bat last longer. If you have to many grains your new cricket bat isnt going to last you more than a few seasons.

This MRF wizard 400 cricket bat is also made in the old fashion model of having thinner edges. I personally prefer thinner edges as it also helps the cricket bat last longer

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Jason Mellet

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