Newbery 7Even cricket bat

Newbery 7Even cricket bat

The Newbery 7Even cricket bat is a very unique cricket bat and it serves a very important purpose. There is that stage in a cricketers life when he is too big to use a junior cricket bat but not yet ready to use a senior cricket bat. This is the greatness of the Newbery 7Even. It is that perfect in between bat, it is not quite a senior bat but it is definitely not a junior cricket bat.

The all new Newbery 7 academy cricket bat

The Newbery 7 academy cricket bat from Newbery cricket

Older cricketers as well as perhaps shorter cricketers will benefit from the Newbery 7Even cricket bat

Features:

The Newbery 7Even has a full size profile and a full sweet spot. This Newbery cricket bat is considerably lighter, slightly shorter and very easy to pick-up. It is made from players grade willow and has not been compromised because of its size.

The bat has been labelled as “Academy Player” cricket bat and that just about sums up this bat perfectly. It is a superb stepping stone for a player that will graduate to a quality full size cricket bat. Be sure to check out the rest of Newbery’s cricket bat range as their full size cricket bats are very good too.

Newbery has seen a definite gap in the market and plugged that gap with the 7Even cricket bat. As a Newbery cricket bat you can rest assured that the bat has a high attention to detail and is made with the highest quality materials and with impeccable craftsmanship. Newbery is a mid size cricket bat maker and care is put in to every single cricket bat that leaves their manufacturing floor and this is no different with the really impressive Newbery 7Even.

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BAS Bounces Back with Sachin

It is no secret that Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne will be playing some high profile cricket matches in the USA. What you may not know though is that Sachin Tendulkar seems to be using BAS cricket bats once again. In general it is no great fanfare to have a retired cricketer use your bat but when you talking about cricket’s demigod Sachin Tendulakr it is a very big deal. 

BAS have always crafted superb bats. Hashim Amla briefly used Kookaburra but the bulk of his career has been spent with BAS. Angelo Matthews and Darren Sammy use BAS and there was a time during his career that Sachin himself used a BAS.

BAS Pro players will most probably be using the BOW 20/20 BAS cricket bat. When you think of Sachin and Hashim Amla have very delicate wrists that they use to maneuver the ball into gaps in the field. This is definitely accentuated by the BAS Bow 20/20 cricket bat. The bat has a superb weight distribution and balance. This makes it easier for batsmen to flip their wrists and get the ball to go in the desired direction.

Grade A English Willow is what you can expect from the BAS BOW 20/20 cricket bat. It has lovely straight grains and many of them. 

The handle is made from high quality cane and is 9 piece. Of many of the bats used, players report the least vibration back to the hands from the BAS BOW 20/20 cricket bats. While this make of BAS cricket bat has a mid sweet spot, BAS in the past have been known to make a bat with a slightly lower sweet spot. This is obviously to cater to many of the sub-continent cricketers like Sachin Tendulkar himself that have a low sweet spot.

What BAS have done well is that they have kept their range of cricket bats on a very high scale. Very strict quality control on their cricket bats, specifically with their professional level cricket bats, ensure that the bats are always of the highest quality.

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Gray Nicolls Powerbow Stripe Generation X- Junior Bats

The Gray Nicolls Powerbow Stripe Generation X Junior Cricket Bat is a top of the line cricket bat that is built specifically with Junior’s in mind. The willow on these bats is superb and Gray Nicolls have not gone skimpy at all on the willow because it is in the Junior range. Each of these Gary Nicolls Powerbow Junior bats comes with multiple grains.

Powerboaw generation x cricket bat

Powerboaw generation x cricket bat

The sweet spot is slightly lower than on many of their full size bats but there is overall power all over the bat.The slightly lower sweet spot may be of benefit to junior cricketers in getting them to play with a straight bat. It is classically easier to play the horizontal bat shots with a bat that has a mid to high sweet spot but this Gray Nicolls packs a lot of power all the same. There is slight concaving but this if anything enhances a feather light pick-up and great balance when taking strike and striking the ball.
The Gray Nicolls Powerbow Stripe Generation X cricket bat is also a budget friendly cricket bat and for the quality of willow that the bat provides, it is incredibly well priced. Junior bats often need a little more tender loving care as they are handled by juniors, these bats come fitted with a scuff sheet and a lovely neon green toe guard. The neon green matches the stickers and overall young but classy look to the bat.
The Gray Nicolls Powerbow Stripe Generation X is an English Willow cricket bat. There may be slight blemishes on the face of the bat along with also slight curvature on some of the grains but the performance of the Gray Nicolls Powebow is top class.
If you were to be picking a cricket bat on performance as opposed to looks before looking at the price tag, this junior Gray Nicolls cricket bat would be high on the list. It would match some of the pricier cricket bats on offer for its performance.

Knocking in a cricket bat, by Cricket Store Online

When you buy a cricket bat, even from a reliable source, the cricket bat is NOT ready to use. Even if the sticker says ready to play, you will still need to do some sort of knocking in. whether it be the edges, toe or the full face. Obviously it is critical to buy the right bat for your size and for your style of play. But a great cricket bat can become a bad cricket bat very quickly if you play with it without preparing it properly. For many preparing their cricket pre or mid season is a labor of love for others it is tedious and there are some that simply don’t know where to start with their cricket bat preparation. 

We strongly suggest that if you fall into the tedious or know idea category of bat preparation buyer you ask a Cricket Store Online expert for either guidance or take advantage of their superb bat preparation services.

The cricket bat before being match ready will undergo oiling. Oiling ensures integrity of the willow. It molds the fibers in the willow to give the willow resilience and a better ping off the face of the cricket bat. Oiling a cricket bat is not as time consuming as knocking a cricket bat in. The bat needs to be knocked in thoroughly to ensure that all of the wood fibers are compounded and pressed together to reduce the possibility of cracking and improve performance. You can buy a top of the range bat and break it in no time if you are careless or lazy about knocking it in.

Cricket Store Online has a machine dedicated to knocking in cricket bats with machine precision for superb consistency and never any missed spots. There is no proof that a hand knocked in bat is better than one that is knocked in by machine. Quite the contrary, the machine delivers more speed, precision, power and efficiency. The problem with humans knocking in cricket bats is that they are inherently lazy and will often use the term ” thats good enough “. As a veteran of about 1000 cricket bats knocked in Jason Mellet of Cricket Store Online knows what he is talking about. Of course once knocked in, all the bats are tested for their performance by a Cricket Store Online expert bat analyst.

Some players will want to add scuff sheets to their bat face or edges and some may wish to add additional grips. Ask Cricket Store Online today about how you can get your cricket bat match ready.

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Hammer Vapen 3 star cricket bat

If you love a good cricket bat but you are on a tight budget then you may have just found yourself an absolute cricket bat winner with the Hammer Vapen 3 Star Cricket Bat. Introduced at the bargain price of $149.99, this is a cricket bat that plays well above its price category.

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Hammer Cricket have proved that they time and time again produce high quality cricket bats at incredibly low prices and the Hammer Vapen 3 Star is no different. The Hammer Vapen was one of Hammer’s best selling bats and the return of this one will be pleasing to many cricketers. It features incredible 40mm edges. You may expect it to be in the 2lbs9oz or the 2lbs12oz range but this bat generally weighs in at 2lbs7oz, that is incredibly well weighted for a bat that has as much willow as the Vapen does.
The profile is beautiful for a mid to low sweet spot cricket bat. The mid to low sweet spot is the preferred sweet spot area for cricketers, particularly those plying their trade in North America. The weight and balance of the bat is also very pleasing. Aside from being feather light for its willow mass, it feels very comfortable and evenly distributed when holding it.
Aesthetically, the Hammer Vapen 3 Star is very pleasing with black and blue stickers highlighting the willow instead of covering it over. The bat comes finished with a toe guard and upon request from the guys at Cricket Store Online can be prepared for match readiness.
At this price, it may not be long before all of these bats are off the shelf. While you at it, check out some of the other great Hammer gear.

The Phoenix Fire Blade Cricket Bat

Australia and England are replete with many small boutique cricket bat makers that are making cricket bats that are rivaling and beating the big name brand bat makers for quality and performance. With a huge populace of cricket lovers, India has relatively few. But the Phoenix is rising in a big way with the making of the The Phoenix Fire Blade Cricket Bat. The Phoenix Fireblade cricket bat has all the trimmings and trappings of a really top quality cricket bat.
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The Phoenix Fireblade only comes in Short Handle size with an incredibly light weight range. The weight range is in the 2lbs5oz to the 2lbs9oz. This will make it a remarkably popular bat for batsmen who like a Short Handle bat on the lighter side.
For starters, The Phoenix Fire Blade Cricket Bat is made with unbleached natural English Willow. There is 8 to 11 equally spaced straight grains on every one of these bats. So if you like grains and you like them straight then the Phoenix Fire Blade is definitely an appealing bat.
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There is minimal concaving on The Phoenix Fire Blade Cricket Bat with 2-3mm. This minimal concaving enhances the power of the bat through the shot. The edges are really impressive with 41-42mm edges on the bat. The most impressive feature of the Phoenix Fireblade cricket bat is the pressing. The pressing is done by hand and it ensures that the bat has a good bow and light pick-up with optimal ping and balance. The bat truly has a great balance and pick-up which is quite incredible for the amount of willow packed into it.
The handle is full and four piece quality cane handle with attention paid to the details of the rubber inserts in the handle to absorb any vibration residue. All in all The Phoenix Fire Blade Cricket Bat is a highly impressive bat with a high attention to detail that you may not get with big name bat brands.

CA 15000 Players Edition Cricket Bat

If you are well experienced with cricket bats and no your really good willow from your average willow then there is only one bat that you want to get your hands on this season. This is the CA 15000 Players Edition Cricket Bat. CA must have some sort of willow tree whisperer that makes the most pristine willow trees grow for them. They are untouchable in terms of the impeccable willow that they consistently churn out from their factory and this bat is made from the best of the best.

There is at least 8 straight grains on every one of these bats, so if you are a grains or a straight grains type of batsman you will have something to shout about with this bat. As with CA bats there is a slight concave and the power is in the very center of the bat. The quality of the willow is such that there is an extended sweet spot that gives power to virtually every part of the bat.

The edges on the CA 15000 Players Edition Cricket Bat are no less than 41mm, that is gigantic by any standard and considering how high the quality of the willow is, it really is a complete package bat.
The pick up and weight distribution on sub-continental bats has always been deemed to be slightly inferior to the English and Aussie made bats. They were deemed to be slightly toe heavy and such but that is completely not the case with the CA 15000 Players Edition Cricket Bat. The weight distribution is very even for a very light pick up across all the bat’s weight ranges. It is easy to see why players as good as Dilshan, Kieron Pollard and Nasir Jamshed are finding good reason to use the CA cricket bats.

Newbery Blitz Cricket Bat

 

One of the joys of watching English County Cricket and the Natwest T20 Blast is that you get to see a wide array of bat brands. From the very common to the very new batmakers you get to see a wide array of supreme looking blades and willows. One of the best looking bats on the county scene at the moment is the Newbery Blitz Cricket Bat. The stable of John Newbery podshavers has always produced pristine cricket bats and the Newbery Blitz is yet another Newbery beauty.

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The Newbery Blitz Cricket Bat has been marketed to be a T20 cricket bat as used this year in the Natwest T20 Blast but the truth is that this bat would be equally handy in any format of the game. It comes in the 2lbs10oz weight range and is feather light for the colossal amount of power that it packs. The profile on this cricket bat is absolutely huge. It leaves little to the imagination as tow hat it can do in the hands of a destructive batsman. Yet its incredible balance allows for much acclaim among batsman who have a more delicate type of touch game.

 

Newbery is saying that the Newbery Blitz is their most powerful cricket bat, that says a lot coming from bat company that produces many fantastically powerful cricket bats. The willow used to make the Newbery Blitz is the finest English Willow that is hand selected by the master podsahvers at Newbery. Other brands such as GM or Gray Nicolls would very well call the Newbery Blitz a limited edition cricket bat or a players edition cricket bat. There is no doubt that the complete bat package offered by the Newbery Blitz is a rarity and should be high on the shopping list of batsman who like a supreme cricket bat.

Gray Nicolls Legends Gold Cricket Bat

If you are into Limited Edition Cricket Bats then the Gray Nicolls Legends Gold Cricket Bat will be right up your corridor of uncertainty. This bat though is no economical fit when it comes to reigning in your rate of spending though as Gray Nicolls have put it up with a recommended retail price of $1200AUD. That is right $1200AUD. Consider that you can buy two top-of-the-line Kookaburra’s or GM’s and many cricket bat fanatics will be wondering if the Gray Nicolls Legends Gold Cricket Bat truly is worth that price.
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Well here are some of ts credentials. It looks the part. It has all the trimmings and trappings of a top cricket bat. Contoured edges, a beautiful Powerarc bow and a lovely profile and spine. There is barely a dead spot on the bat with an elongated mid-point hitting area. But what puts the price of this bat up so high is that Gray Nicolls are only producing 80 of them. Consider that if every player from the Test playing nations wanted one of these bats, there would not be enough and you begin to realize that Gray Nicolls are really trying to produce something very rare and special with the Gray Nicolls Gold Legends Cricket Bat.
Every single one of the Gray Nicolls Legends Gold Cricket Bats are hand crafted by Australian master bat maker Stuart Kranzbuhler. Stuart selected the best 80 clefts of English Willow and created 80 pristine cricket bats. These cricket bats are the Gray Nicolls Legends Cricket Bat.
The Gray Nicolls Legends Cricket Bat comes in a Short Handle size. Purchasers of this bat will either be a very serious cricketer or a collector of rare cricket bats. There is no doubting the extremely high quality of the Gray Nicolls Legends Bat and as they say you pay for what you get.

Gray Nicolls Omega XRD Cricket Bat

There is no doubting the quality of Gray Nicolls Omega XRD Cricket Bat. Their list of ambassadors speak volumes for the quality bats that they produce. Cricketers like Alistair Cook, JP Duminy, David Warner and James Faulkner all use Gray Nicolls cricket bats with great effectiveness. The vogue Gray Nicolls cricket bat at the moment has to be the Gray Nicolls Omega XRD cricket bat. It is the bat that was used in the 2015 Cricket World Cup by Alistair Cook, William Porterfield and Ed Joyce among many.
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The sweet spot on this bat is in the mid to high zone. This would have made it a great weapon during the Cricket World Cup played in Australia on the slightly bouncier pitches. This sweet zone also favors highly players who are great off the back foot and play many horizontal bat shots.
The handle of the bat is an XRD handle. Research and development has gone into producing this handle that reduces vibration to the hands of the batsman and gives maximum output when striking the ball. Another unique facet of this cricket bat is the contour of the shoulders. The shoulders of the bat have been made in a way that takes away nothing from the power of the bat but gives the bat a feather light pick-up.
The English Willow on this Test match level blade is very prominent as the Gray Nicolls bat manufacturers have given this bat a natural blade finish. The natural blade finish on this high quality cricket bat is sure to appeal to purists and those who love the feel of ball straight on willow. You can have scuff sheets professionally applied by cricketstoreonline.com and it will not diminish from the quality of the bat. It is imperative to have this bat properly prepared for play before use and the experts at cricketstoreonline.com are great for that too. A world class cricket bat. Aesthetically pleasing and technologically advanced.