Cricket Accessories Size Selection, Bat Repair and Maintenance
The bat and its weight
Whenever people are talking about a bat’s “drop,” they’re referring to the discrepancy between the bat’s length (in inches) and weight (in ounces). For instance, if the bat is a “drop 10,” which is sometimes written as “-10,” then there is a 10 differential in its length and weight. For instance, a 34-inch bat with 10-degree dip weighs 24 ounces.
The following details are provided only as suggestions. However, it still depends on your needs and wants.
- Fit weights last, then length. Two pennies affixed to the end of the barrel roughly equal one ounce. You might be able to utilize a longer bat if it’s lighter. A longer bat, however, is more difficult to hit.
- Depending on your age and arm/wrist strength, a longer one can be more difficult to strike than one that is shorter. Finding the right length before letting weight be the deciding element is important when choosing between two or three bats.
There are numerous other techniques to estimate bat length after choosing the appropriate size bat from the table above:
- Place the bat’s knob in the middle of your chest while extending your arm to the side. You are the proper size if the tips of your fingers touch the end of the bat.
- Hold the bat at your side; the diameter is correct if your palm extends all the way to the handle. View the image on the right.
- Position the bat’s knob so that it faces outward and is in the middle of your chest. You are the correct size if you can extend your arm and grasp the bat’s barrel. View the image on the right.
Repairs and maintenance of your cricket bat
To improve the performance of the bat, spend more time banging it in with a cricket mallet, throwdowns, or a bowling machine. Bowling machine balls are a great way to get your bat ready because they are much more forgiving than regular cricket balls.
- Additionally, bat mallets should be handled with extreme caution and should be struck in all regions where one would typically expect to hit the ball with progressively more force.
- Never strike the edges or toe at a right angle, as this is likely to cause damage. After the oil has finished drying fully, a sheet of anti-scuff can be applied. In order to extend the life and effectiveness of the bat, facing is added.
- Don’t let the bat get soaked, particularly the toe. It is very natural for cracks to develop on the bat’s face or edges without anti-scuff covering. If this happens, sand them out and coat the sanded parts with oil. The bat’s face, sides, and toe should always be kept dry and clean. You should use fine sandpaper to lightly sand your bat twice during a season and then apply one layer of oil to protect it.
Oval Sports Cricket Bat Repair offers a complete bat service and repair program to help your bat last longer. Now is the time to request a quote from any online cricket store.