Pedigree in Cricket

Originally founded by H.J Gray, a world rackets champion, in 1855 under the name H.J Gray & Sons, Gray Nicollshas grown to be one of the world’s top & most trusted manufacturer of cricket bats. With 162 years in the game, they are the longest running bat making firm in the UK!Gray-Nicolls have been at the forefront of high-quality Cricket bat manufacturing and innovation creating historic profiles such as Scoop, Dynadrive, Double Scoop, Scimitar & Viper. Gray-Nicolls have also experimented with different handle materials until the MCC laws changed to make this illegal.When choosing Gray-Nicolls you know that you are buying from a company with serious pedigree in the game of Cricket, just look at the long list of Cricketing greats they have supported in their stellar careers. House-hold names from across the globe such as Brian Lara, Greg Chappell, Mohammad Yousuf, David Gower, Alistair Cook, Chris Gayle, Chris Cairns Matthew Hayden and even as far back as WG Grace England’s first professional cricketer. All the knowledge and experienced exchanged with the world’s great batters is present in every Gary-Nicolls bat!

Quality begins with the best ingredients

Making top quality bats needs top quality ingredients and it all starts with genuine quality English willow& Gray-Nicolls are one of the few manufactures who grow their very own English Willow trees! The next ingredient are top quality handles made from the finest Sarawak cane and laminated with rubber strips creating a fine balance of stiffness and flexibility ensuring the finished product has control, power & durability in every bat!Putting the raw materials together is not left to chance either as every bat is made by hand by one of Gray-Nicolls’ master craftsmen! A team of master bat makersexpertly fits a cane handle into the blade.

Each bat is then expertly shaped using traditional toolsto make the bats profile ensuring that each individual cleft achieves the best in balance, performance, and durability and finished off with a string bound handle & rubber grip. Then the final finishing touches includes the stickers and quality control before sending them bats out.

Crafting Your Gray-Nicolls Custom Bat

Your bat, Your way!

You have met the company and the people who have made it great, now it is time to meet your new bat! The Gray-Nicolls custom made service means you can have your bat, your way! So many people invest in a custom-made suit to ensure they have genuine quality, ultimate comfort & confidence that it isa designed to your every need. The Custom-made service allows you the very same experience,usually on available to top professionals, allowing you to pick your bat, your way. You can specify your desired weight, width of grain, Blade length & bow, Handle length and shape even done to the detail of grip, stickers.

Whether you have an old favourite that has served you well or just want an extra special treat the custom-made service is the only way to go! Like anything made to measure, perfection takes time, and this service can take up to 6 weeks usually to find the perfect piece of wood for your order!


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When Opportunity knocks!

The custom-made service is so special it makes the perfect gift for any Cricket lover! This is a great opportunity to get a gift that will never be forgotten and is ideal for the very special occasion. Have you got a very special someone to buy a Christmas present for and want to get them something they may never get for themselves? Do you have a very special Birthday you need a gift for or maybe just to show a volunteer, colleague, or employee how much you appreciate them and all the hard work and positive energy they have bring with them day in day out? Give the super special gift of Cricket, with the Gray-Nicolls Custom-made Cricket Bat.

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