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You should also take into account to grade and type of willow of cricket bat. Most bats are made from English Willow, which is a soft fibrous wood, with good striking qualities and is best option. There is also Kashmir Willow, which is cheaper, harder and quite durable. It is often used in junior bats and produces less ball striking satisfaction. Always choose English Willow given option.
Cricket bat willow is graded on a scale from G1+ to G4. A willow grade of G1+ is highest grade and is used by top professionals, it is best willow and is unbleached with straight even grains and no markings or discolouration. Itís more expensive but as always you get what you pay for!
Grade 4 (G4) willow is often non-oil and will usually have a covering on face, such as an anti-scuff covering. It is lowest grade of willow, which is represented in price. If you have money always opt for highest grade willow you can afford.
You can now buy cricket bats online cheaper than you can offline, as online stores tend to have fewer costs associated with their businesses and so can offer cheaper prices and discounts. Also most offer guarantees on their bats so you can return it if size or weight is not quite what you want. A sneaky tip; if you see a new bat you like go to your local store, check size, weight, feel and pickup, then buy online, so youíll get exactly what you want and save money in process.
These are just a few ideas and tips I consider when buying a new cricket bat, most important are bats size, weight and feel. Obviously price is an important factor, but by buying online you can often save money.
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