Bats are made to be used and occasionally they also need some attention. It is the skills learned over the decades that make Warsop bat repairs truly unique.
Glue the bottom end of the bat to repair a split from a low ball or from toe tapping.
Glue the edge of the bat to repair damage if you have caught the ball on the edges.
Open up and apply glue to the toe and face of the bat to repair cracks, if any pieces of timber fly out please keep them for us to glue back in.
Remove the current handle if it is broken or excessively loose and fit a new cane handle into the splice finished off with a brand new grip.
Remove the current handle and fit a new cane handle into the splice, glue damage to the shoulder of the bat, finished off with a brand new grip.
Supply and fit a new toe guard to prevent damage from toe tapping and water absorption in wetter months. Toe guards do become worn and need replacing.
Apply a new sheet of anti-scuff to the face of the bat, the anti-scuff is a protective film designed to keep the bat looking new and free from ball marks, like a toe guard it will need replacing once worn.
A new grip can really effect the way you hold the bat and play shots. They are notoriously difficult to apply, unless you're a dab hand with a grip cone. We are happy to supply and fit your new grip.
If you are struggling with the weight of your bat, we can reduce the weight without you having to buy and knock in a new bat.
Make your bat look like new again with a full clean up, the bat will be sanded which will reduce the weight slightly, New transfers will be applied in keeping with the Warsop model and your bat will be as good as new.
We also repair and refurbish other bats. The full clean will refresh the look of your bat, please note transfers may be sanded and the manufacture of your bat will need to be contacted to obtain new ones.
Sand and clean the face of the bat from the transfer down, apply new anti-scuff and edge tape to keep your bat looking fresh.
A Professional Bat Repair
We handcraft each bat with care, in order to get the best performance from each piece of willow and once it leaves us it will need to be looked after. The willow is a raw material and is not indestructible, if your bat does break or needs some attention due to wear and tear then we can usually repair it.
The glue we use is stronger than the timber itself and is also flexible, so it very rarely breaks in the same place after being repaired. It is always best to get a professional to repair bats; home style DIY repairs often hinder rather than help. No amount of batting tape or nails can replace the quality of the correct adhesive. Bats lose little to no performance when professionally repaired.
The Bat Repair Process
Repairs usually take 2 weeks but during the height of the season it can be longer.
If you are local, please bring in your bat and we can assess the damage, bat repairs are ready to collect on SATURDAY MORNINGS, you will receive an e mail with collection advice and you will be told which Saturday when you drop off your bat, please keep your email so we can find your bat when it is ready.
If you are one of our customers from far and wide then please send your bat to us, making sure it is properly protected and always inclosing your name, contacts number and email, your bat will be sent back to you when it is ready.
We offer free of charge repair on your new Warsop bat within the first 12 months, proof of purchase must be held, so please retain your receipt and the bat must have been cared for and not misused. Unfortunately we cannot cover the cost of postage or new grips etc but the repair is free.
Bat breaks are unfortunately part of the game but there are a few things you can do to prolong the life of your bat; Making sure it is knocked in and oiled and trying not to toe tap but most importantly please ensure you are using a good quality ball as this is one of the main reasons bats breaks. Cheap sub-standard balls have no give in them and cause damage. Our cricket balls have many layers of cork and string which absorb the shock waves; a cheaper ball may cost you more in repairs in the long run and lastly please retain any pieces of timber that may fly out of your bat as they may not be able to be repaired without these pieces.