Published on: 3rd June 2015

Filled Under: Cricket Bat Reviews

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Are you looking for true British quality at the crease? Cricket Direct stocks the best choice of cricket bats online, sourced from all over the world, but some customers prefer to reap the rewards of legendary British manufacturing. After all, some of these UK cricket bat brands have well over 100 years’ experience in bat-making.

Here’s our top picks of British cricket bats from this season’s range, which covers different price points and also features a high class junior cricket bat. If you’re current blade is not as destructive as it once was, one of these may be the solution you’re looking for.


The beginning of a new Aura

The Gunn & Moore Aura Limited Edition Cricket Bat has meaty F4.5 edges at drive zone, giving you concentrated power and plenty of ammunition for those crunching drives.

Made in England from limited edition prime English Willow and selected for impeccable grain structure and balance, GM Aura LE cricket bats are individually tested to ensure optimum performance.

A flatter face profile is a confidence-inspiring big bat design, with improve spin control and a great feel. Fitted with top quality treble spring multi-piece cane handle for outstanding feel, flex and control.

Size: SH , LH
Quality/Budget: Pro


Old school goes new school

Made in England to outstanding British quality and value, the Slazenger V6 5 Star Cricket Bat boasts retro styling and a new contemporary profile, honouring both tradition and transition.

The lowered middle combined with a balanced pick-up delivers excellent playability for dominant stroke-makers who love to play attacking shots on wickets that tend to keep a little low, like those found in England.

Extreme quality and flair, and pressed to perfection, the Slazenger V6 Star is made from Grade 2 hand-selected English willow, expertly handcrafted by Slazenger’s master bat makers. It represents outstanding value for those with a mid-range budget. Comes pre-knocked-in

Size: SH
Quality/Budget: Mid-range


Supreme power for all types of shots

The Gray-Nicolls F18 Test Cricket Bat has proved very popular so far this season. Refined shaping, lovely pick-up and increased bat speed supercharges front foot punches, while the high power zone will send your back-foot drives and swipes thumping to the boundary.

Launched as the shot-makers bat and endorsed by Australia’s limited overs aggressor George Bailey, the Gray-Nicolls F18 provides enormous power high in the blade to suit back foot play whilst the refined shape creates the speed required to be a front foot player’s weapon.

The full hitting zone profile provides extreme power, while the new Zone Pro improves feel and touch through the shot.

Size: SH
Weight range: 2lb 7oz- 2lb 12oz
Budget range: Pro/ambitious club cricketer


Get the Kudos your shots deserve

First things first, you want a cricket bat with an outstanding profile and brilliant power/weight ratio. But, let’s face it, looks are also important. With a Newberry Kudos 2 SPS Junior Cricket Bat you’ll get the whole package.

Supreme power, pick-up and elegance is the name of the game, and with one of these professional pressed, high quality cricket bats, you’ll be able to do a lot of damage – and look stylish in the process.

Size: 3-H
Quality/Budget: Ambitious junior

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