About Us

Fantail exists to produce the tools that 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 is moulded to suit their game

DESIGN

In 2015 Fantail Cricket was founded to express a passion for creating custom-made 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 it’s 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 process of making a Fantail cricket bat.

 

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.
Size Guide

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

 

BAT SIZE

 

AVERAGE PLAYERS HEIGHT

 

TOTAL LENGTH

 

BLADE LENGTH

 

BLADE WIDTH

 

AVERAGE WEIGHT

ZERO

1.2m
4.0”

62.8cm
24 3/4“

39.3cm
15.5”

8.9cm
3 1/2"

1lb 10oz

ONE

1.2m - 1.3m
4.0” - 4.3”

64.1cm
25 1/4 "

43.2cm
17"

8.9cm
3 1/2"

1lb 11oz

TWO

1.3m - 1.37m
4.3” - 4.6”

67.9cm
26 3/4"

46.3cm
18 1/4"

8.9cm
3 1/2"

1lb 12oz

THREE

1.37m - 1.45m
4.6” - 4.9”

72.3cm
28 1/2"

49.5cm
19 1/2"

8.9cm
3 1/2"

1lb 13oz

FOUR

1.45m - 1.50m
4.9” - 4.11”

74.9cm
29 1/2"

50.8cm
20"

10.2cm
4"

2lb 1oz

FIVE

1.50m - 1.57m
4.11” - 5.2”

77.4cm
30 1/2"

52cm
20 1/2"

10.2cm
4"

2lb 2oz

SIX

1.57m - 1.60m
5.2” - 5.3”

80cm
31 1/2"

53.3cm
21”

10.2cm
4"

2lb 3oz

HARROW
H

1.6m - 1.68m
5.3” - 5.6”

82.5cm
32 1/2"

54.6cm
21 1/2"

10.5cm
4 1/8"

2lb 5oz

SMALL MENS
SM
1.68m - 1.75m
5.3” - 5.6”

83.8 cm
32 1/2"

54.6cm
21 1/2"

10.8cm
4 1/8"

2lb 7oz

SHORT HANDLE
SH

1.68m - 1.88m
5.6” - 6.2”

85.1cm
33 1/2"

55.9cm
22"

10.8cm
4 1/4"

2lb 6oz & Above

LONG BLADE
LB

1.88m & above
6.2”

87.1cm
34 3/8"

57.1cm
22 1/2“

10.8cm
4 1/4"

2lb 8oz & Above

LONG HANDLE
LH

1.88m & above
6.2”

87.1cm
34 3/8"

55.9cm
22"

10.8cm
4 1/4"

2lb 8oz & Above

 

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