Our Bat Care and Maintenance Guide

Cricket bats are made from willow, which is a soft fibrous wood. The softness of the wood gives the bat excellent performance, but also makes it susceptible to damage.

While manufacturers do what they can to create a bat that is robust as well as high-performance, all bats – even the most expensive – will eventually crack and need to be replaced.

Fortunately, you can help to mitigate the chances of your bat cracking prematurely by taking good care of it, both before its first use, and during its lifespan.

In this guide, we’ll share our top tips and insider advice on the best ways to take care of your bat.