Cricket Bat Servicing & Maintenance Guide

by Mick James Passionate Blogger

Last week, I purchased a Match ready English Willow bat from a Cricket Store in Melbourne. Few overs of batting against yorkers and it cracked at the bottom. 

Then I googled for a Cricket Repair Shop near me and found Sturdy Sports Cricket Shop. I had a discussion at length with Vipy, who is the store owner, and he gave great tips about what to do and what not to do with your Cricket Bat.

An essential yet neglected tip is that if you want to maximise the life of your cricket bat, then you have to get it serviced properly and follow all the maintenance routine.

The most crucial part is that servicing & maintenance not only prolong the life of your cricket bat but also make it more useful than ever before.

From shoulder splits to splice cracking, you can avoid all these issues if you take care of your cricket bat.


Here are the following elements involved in the servicing & maintenance of your cricket bat:


1. Oiling

A light coating of high-quality raw linseed oil on the face of your bat can help you a great deal in your cricket matches. Along with the face, make sure to not miss out on back edges and of your cricket bat.

Repeat this process at least once a week to improve the efficiency as well as the life of your cricket bat.


2. Knocking


Usually, cricket bats already come with a playing surface that doesn’t need any further pressing. However, disregarding this, it is vital to further knock your bat, especially from the front edge of its face, to improve resilience and prolong its life.


Be extra careful while knocking in the toe and the edges of your cricket bat as hitting too hard might lead to the crack in the willow.


3. Professional Cricket bat servicing


There are some things that you can’t do at home. So, if you are finding it hard to do the servicing and maintenance for your cricket bat at home or are afraid that it might lead to more significant damage, then it’s better to rely on professional cricket bat servicing options. 


Things to avoid 


To ensure a better life for your cricket bat, make sure to avoid the following things:


   Avoid exposing your cricket bat to drastic heat

   Don’t keep it in car trucks or interiors for an extended period

   Don’t overdo the oiling part.

   Don’t ever allow your bat to become damp.

   Avoid playing with hard balls; they may damage the bat.

Happy to take comments, or you can directly reach out to Vipy.


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About Mick James Junior   Passionate Blogger

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