Frequently Asked Questions

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Which bat is right for me?

We re-grade all the clefts when they arrive at our workshop and only the very best timber is used for our top of the range bats (Inspire, Venom and Marlin) these offer the most amount of ping and the very best performance. However if your budget doesn't stretch to the top end, our Platinum and Clubmax bats are also made from Grade A English willow and handcrafted in the same way, they can be a fantastic choice for your first custom made bat. 


If you need help deciding on the right size, please refer to our size guide.

Size Guide

Do you offer a knocking in service?

No, the bats are pressed but the knocking in process is best done by the player that will use the bat, this will ensure that the right amount of spring is kept in the timber to suit their strength. A ball on a stick is the best method for this. 

How do I care for my bat?

Cricket bats are made from Willow and if they are well maintained and looked after it can prolong the life of the bat. Please read our Bat Care Guide for more information.

Bat Care Guide

What are your opening hours?

Monday to Friday: 8.30am-1pm and 2pm-5.30pm 

Saturday: 8.30am-12noon

Sunday and Bank Holidays: Closed


If you need to make an appointment to visit the workshop over our festive break please email us with 24hours notice. 

Our cricket club need to order clothing, can you help.

Yes, we stock shirts, trousers, jumpers, baggy caps and training wear.


We also manufacture custom cricket club kit, orders need to be placed in late January to be ready for the cricket season. Please email clothing@handmadebats.co.uk to discuss bulk clothing kit orders.

Do you offer print and embroidery too?

We do, we have a state of the art Tajima embroidery machine and printing facilities. We embroider and print garments for hundreds of cricket clubs, local businesses, tradesmen, golf clubs, equestrian teams and dance schools. 


Simply chose your garments from our catalogue or supply your own, email us your logo and we'll send you a quote and a quick turnaround time. 

Clothing Catalogue