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Next, you’ll need to choose a grade of Willow. This, unfortunately, is not a perfect science. No two clefts of willow are the same, even from the same tree. However, to our advantage is over 130 years of bat-making experience, combined with the most technologically advanced cricket factory in the world, which gives us the confidence to display each grade of willow and the subtle but important differences between them all:


We offer English willow bats in nine qualities: ORIGINAL L.E., ORIGINAL, SIGNATURE L.E., 909, 808, 707, 606, 404 & 303.

Each quality is developed around different grades of willow.

ORIGINAL L.E. *****

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ORIGINAL *****

The very best unbleached seasoned Grade 1 English Willow
Selected for grain structure and weight
Limited by willow availability
Bats individually tested to ensure 5 Star performance
Fitted with top quality treble spring multi-piece cane handle for outstanding feel, flex and control
GM NOW! & ToeTek™ finish fitted as standard

 

Superior unbleached seasoned Grade 1 English Willow
Predominantly straight grained with a hint of colour and minor cosmetic blemishes
Fitted with top quality treble spring multi-piece cane handle for outstanding feel, flex and control
GM NOW! & ToeTek™ finish fitted as standard

     

SIGNATURE L.E. *****

 

909 *****

Prime unbleached seasoned Grade 1 English Willow
Predominantly straight grained with colour on one edge and minor cosmetic blemishes
Fitted with top quality treble spring multi-piece cane handle for outstanding feel, flex and control
GM NOW! & ToeTek™ finish fitted as standard

 

Unbleached seasoned Grade 1 English Willow
Predominantly straight grained with colour on one edge and minor cosmetic blemishes
Fitted with top quality treble spring multi-piece cane handle for outstanding feel, flex and control
GM NOW! & ToeTek™ finish fitted as standard

     

808 *****

 

707 / SIGNATURE ****

Superior unbleached seasoned Grade 2 English Willow
Minor blemishes, may have some colour to one edge
Fitted with good quality treble spring multi-piece cane handle for outstanding feel, flex and control
GM NOW! & ToeTek™ finish fitted as standard

 

Seasoned unbleached Grade 2 English Willow
Minor blemishes, may have some colour to one edge
Fitted with good quality treble spring cane handle
GM NOW! & ToeTek™ finish fitted as standard

     

606 ***

 

404 ***

Superior Seasoned unbleached Grade 3 English Willow
Minor blemishes, may have some colour to one edge
Fitted with good quality treble spring cane handle
GM NOW! & ToeTek™ finish fitted as standard

 

Seasoned bleached Grade 3 English Willow
Knot marks with some stain/speck
Fitted with treble spring cane handle
GM NOW! & ToeTek™ finish fitted as standard

     

303 *

   

Seasoned Grade 4 English Willow
Grained GM polycarbonate DuraCover
ToeTek™ toe guard fitted as standard