The timber we use is Salix Alba Caerulea (Cricket Bat Willow), grown in England. The willow is renewably harvested across the whole of England and sold through the wood yards of Essex and Suffolk. Only the highest grades of willow are hand selected by willow merchant Jeremy Ruggles, Director of J.S.Wright & Sons (www.cricketbatwillow.com). The density of the wood and consistency of the grain through the playing area of the bat is of vital importance to the end balance and performance.
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There are a few reasons why willow is the best wood to make cricket bats. Fast Growing As it only takes around 15 years to harvest this tree, this is a relatively fast growth speed compared to many other trees.
Willow Wood Advantages. The cricket bat is traditionally made from willow wood. One big advantage why willows are used because they are very tough and hard to break. They also have the shock resistant feature and doesn’t get easily dented or splintered by the impact of a cricket ball bump against it at a high pace. These willow woods are also very light in weight which is an added advantage as it helps the batsmen while playing.
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The flat, paddle-shaped blade is made of a single piece of willow -- preferably from trees grown in the English counites of Essex or Suffolk -- while the handle is made of cane. Willow is stiff and shock-resistant, and also lightweight – which is important for the much wider bats used in cricket.
Standing or felled English Cricket Bat Willow trees purchased, everything arranged from felling to re-planting. Tree Information We have a continuing re-generation programme which is the best in the industry, each year approximately 3 times as many trees are planted than are cut down
Cricket Bat Willow is a variety all of its own – Salix alba ‘Caerulea’. This fast-growing and straight-stemmed variety of willow produces wood that is tough but lightweight and does not shatter easily - ideal for cricket bats. It’s a skilled business choosing the best wood, and there is a market for good quality cricket bat willow timber.
Cricket Bat Willow trees are normally purchased standing, with all felling, extraction and clearing down to J S Wright & Sons Limited. Cricket Bat Willows are not purchased or calculated in cubic feet or metres and we cannot give a guide to value as it depends on many different factors but we are happy to view trees and quote a price.
A cricket bat is manufactured with a wood called willow which belongs to the family Salix. It is also called white willow or cricket bat willow. Willow is grown in the cold and moist regions of Northern Hemisphere. In India, it is found in regions of Jammu and Kashmir and is called Kashmir willow.
Kashmir willow is used for lower range and economical cricket bats. It is rare to see a regular adult player, playing at a reasonable standard to play with a Kashmir willow cricket bat. This bat is ideal as a starter bat for use against a softer safety ball. I hope you like the post and Willow related information.