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The psychology of bat-making

A worker makes bats in a factory in Sialkot © Getty Images"That's Virat Kohli's bat…"It was the drinks break during a game on one of the hottest days of the summer. We were playing at Chalke Valley, the glorious green postage stamp of a ground hidden at the end of a lane by a church [...]

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Black Cat Cricket

This is one of the rarest cricket bat makers you will ever see. What is it that makes Black Cat Cricket so rare?It is the fact that they do not sponsor and are not looking to sponsor any professional cricketers. Make no mistake, this is not because Black Cat Cricket Bats are inferior in quality, [...]

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Fisher Cricket Bats

While many bat makers make their bats by hand from start to finish not many can claim to be part of the botanical process of planting and harvesting the trees grown to be harvested for cricket bat making. Lachlan Fisher an Australian bat maker can claim just that, he harvests willow from Gippsland in Australia to [...]

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New Kids On The Block - Affinity Cricket

As far as good blokes are concerned, the mould was broken after this lad. This is about as good as they come. And as far as cake eating, burger munching, rum drinking & doughnut destroying goes few can come close to his eating and drinking skills, except my 2 yr old daughter of course.Marcus Charman [...]

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​What is GM F-Tech?

GM lets cricketers better choose their cricket bats by understanding exactly how all the components of the cricket bat effect the bats performance.A plethora of research as well as input from GM's scientific partners have created F-Tech technology in the Gunn & Moore range of cricket bats. The F-Tech technology has allowed for different face [...]

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What is the Gunn & Moore DXM Process?

When it comes to GM cricket bats, these bats are crafted using a unique DXM process. Many people buy GM cricket bats as their quality is superlative. Many have even heard of the DXM technology that is used to manufacture GM cricket bats, but what does it actually mean. The DXM process is GM's holistic approach to bat [...]

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Willow Grading - The GM Original cricket bat.

Willow Grading - The GM Original cricket bat.Like the Original L.E GM cricket bats, the GM Original cricket bat is produced using superior Grade 1 seasoned and unbleached English Willow.Where the Original range differs from the Original L.E range of cricket bats is that the bat has predominantly straight grained willows but these willows do have [...]

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​Willow Grading - What is the 909 GM range

Willow GradingWhat is the 909 GM range?The GM 909 cricket bat range is made from superlative seasoned Grade 1 English Willow. The range differs from the Original range of cricket bats in that there may be color on the one edge of the cricket bat. This is to go along with a predominantly straight grained willow [...]

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GM Original L.E cricket bat

The GM Original L.E is the finest range of bats that is produced by Gunn & Moore. L.E obviously means that it is a Limited Edition. Many might be wondering if it is such a wonderful cricket bat then why would GM produce it in a Limited Edition fashion. The answer to this is really simple.The willow used to [...]

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New Kids on the block - Dingbat Sports

Many people know of GM and Gray Nicolls. Some may know of Newbery and Hunts County but recently there has been a crop of young bat makers that are going back to good old cricket bat making basics. That means that they are making the cricket bats by hand. Fed up with the poor quality [...]

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