English Willow Grading

This guidance on grading hopefully helps assist you in making an informed judgment when selecting choosing the grade of willow.
We only create custom bats out of the following grades of English willow.

GRADE LE

A Grade LE (Limited Edition) is the best looking and performing blade money can buy. A typical G LE will have 8+ grains, will have few blemishes on the bat and a tight, clean and straight grain structure. These are an incredibly good piece of willow turned into the finest bat imaginable.

GRADE 1

A Grade 1 is aesthetically sound and high performing. You can expect a very attractive bat with at least 6 straight grains visible, that will perform to a high level. The odd blemish is not uncommon but in general, they will have a clean grain structure.

GRADE 2

A Grade 2 is also very good quality and normally a larger amount of redwood can be seen on the edge of a bat, this has no effect on the playing ability of the bat it is purely cosmetic. There will be at least 4 straight grains on the face of the bat with maybe some blemishes, pin knots or "speck" visible.

GRADE 3

This grade offers very good value for money. A Grade 3 Blade has up to half colour across the bat, again this has no direct relation to the playing ability of the wood, it just has less visual attraction. There will be a minimum of 4 grains on the face of the bat which may not always be perfectly straight. Again some small knots or a little 'butterfly' stain may be present with perhaps more prominent "speck".

Size Guide

BAT SIZE GUIDE

Please Note: if you are in-between sizes, consider getting the larger size

BAT SIZE

AVERAGE PLAYERS HEIGHT

TOTAL LENGTH

BLADE WIDTH

recommended WEIGHT

ZERO

Up to 1.20m

60cm

8.9cm

1lb 7oz

ONE

120cm -1.29m

64cm

8.9cm

1lb 9oz

TWO

1.29m - 1.37m

68cm

8.9cm

1lb 11oz

THREE

1.37m - 1.44m

72cm

9cm

1lb 13oz

FOUR

1.44m - 1.50m

76cm

9.5cm

1lb 15oz

FIVE

1.50m - 1.57m

78cm

10cm

2lb 1oz

SIX

1.57m - 1.63m

80cm

10cm

2lb 3oz

HARROW - H

1.63m - 1.68m

82.5cm

10cm

2lb 5oz

SMALL MENS - SM

1.68m - 1.75m

84cm

10.8cm

2lb 7oz & Above

SHORT HANDLE - SH

1.68m - 1.88m

85cm

10.8cm

2lb 7oz & Above

LONG BLADE  - LB

1.88m & above

87cm

10.8cm

2lb 8oz & Above

LONG HANDLE - LH

1.88m & above

87cm

10.8cm

2lb 8oz & Above

 

BATTING/WK PAD SIZE GUIDE

Please Note: if you are in-between sizes, consider getting the larger size 
The measurement to take here is from the centre of the kneecap to the top of the foot (where the tongue of your shoe would fit).

Size

Length

Small Junior

30-32cm

Junior

32-35cm

youth

36-38cm

Senior

39-43cm

Large Senior

44-48cm

 

BATTING/WK GLOVE SIZE GUIDE

Please Note: if you are in-between sizes, consider getting the larger size 
The measurement to take here is from the start of your wrist to the tip of your longest finger in a straight line.
Size
Length
Small Junior

165mm

Junior

175mm

youth

190mm

Senior

210mm

Large Senior

225mm