Old Our Story

Fantail exists to produce the tools to help you unlock your potential and take your game to the next level.
We’re a business that strives to create high-quality cricket products from premium materials
We love what we do
 
A place designed to celebrate our customers & hear their stories to create a product that to suit their game

 

Manufacturing

 

Our products are made using both traditional and modern manufacturing techniques. We use a collection of vintage tools collected over time including planes, draw knives, spokeshaves, heel shaves and many more. We also use an array of new equipment including different types of saws and state of the art sanding, polishing and knocking in machines to get the best finish possible

 

Craftsmanship

 

To ensure overall quality the majority of the making of a Fantail bat is all done using hand tools. With the rest still done by using power tools and various other machinery to perfect every detail. We take pride in everything that we make. We source goods locally, via our loyal international suppliers and like-minded businesses.

 

DESIGN

 

In 2015 Fantail Cricket was founded by Blake Shattock to express a passion for creating cricket bats and stylish products. Why Fantail? Our first workshop was a small shed in St Heliers, Auckland there was always native birds flying around and the Fantail was one of them. The Fantail is a native bird to New Zealand but they can also be found around the world and with its friendly behaviour we thought it was an easy choice to represent our brand. It was important for us to design a website that customers could not only purchase custom made bats online with ease. We really wanted to give people an insight into the process of making a Fantail cricket bat.
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