The bat is traditionally made from willow wood, specifically from a variety of white willow called cricket bat willow ( Salix alba var. caerulea ), treated with raw (unboiled) linseed oil, which has a protective function.
Salix alba 'Caerulea' (cricket-bat willow; syn. Salix alba var. caerulea (Sm.) Sm.; Salix caerulea Sm.) is grown as a specialist timber crop in Britain, mainly for the production of cricket bats, and for other uses where a tough, lightweight wood that does not splinter easily is required. It is distinguished mainly by its growth form, very fast-growing with a single straight stem, and also by its slightly larger leaves (10–11 cm long, 1.5–2 cm wide) with a more blue-green colour.
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There are two types of willow found for the production of professional cricket bats . English willow; Kashmir willow; You can find both types of willow bats at Cricket Best Buy. As by the name English willow, this willow comes from England and it’s also called white willow. However, kashmir willow and English willow are not the same types of willow.
The New Balance TC 1260 cricket bat is the one of choice for Joe Root and is produced from top quality English willow. It has a pronounced hitting area, thick edges for off-centre shots, and large, sweet spots.
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A custom cricket bat will cost you the price of the Basemodel + a customization charge of £40.00. So for e.g. if you choose the ENGLISH Willow Grade A as the Basemodel, the total you will have to pay for a customized bat delivered to your doorstep would be £350.00 + £40.00 = £390.00.
English Willow – Most of the bat makers prefer English willow because of the elite impact that it makes when the bat hits the ball. It is a delicate fibrous timber, which is also to some extent fragile and can break after some time. Kashmir Willow – it is a substitute for English willow and originated in India.
Kashmir willow cricket bats are used in cricket by the cricket batsman. As by their name Kashmir willow, these comes from India as well as in Pakistan, and made in the regions of Jammu and Kashmir “both in India and Pakistan” From the wood of the tree called willow, mostly found in northern India however teak and Saal wood are also used for the production of bats in the north-western region.