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English Willow Bat

As a cricket enthusiast in the UK, you must have come across the terms English willow bat and Kashmir willow bat. These are the two types of cricket bats available in the market. English willow bats are of premium quality and used by international players. These cricket bats are manufactured from the finest quality English willow, which is a soft fibrous wood that has perfect compressibility, durability, and pressure to face bowlers bowling at a rapid pace.

Why is it Called English Willow Bat?

English willow bats are made from the willow plant of Salix alba found in England, which is why they are called English willow. You can check out English willow bats available on the official website of DSC.

Nature of English Willow Bats

Color

An English willow bat is white in color, and due to the cold weather of England, the willow wood is bright in nature. English willow bats are shiny due to their white shade.

Grain Texture

Grains are the thin lines present on a bat's surface. English willow bats have easily visible grains. Cricket bats with more grains usually reach their peak performance quickly, but the chances of the cricket bat getting cracked or broken intensify.

Weight

English willow bats are lighter in nature, and the reason is the absence of moisture in the wood. English willow cricket bats are generally vertically oriented, which is why grains are visible in them.

Price and Ping

The price of English willow bats is usually high compared to other cricket bats in the market. English willow bats have significant ping. Ping is the rebound impact after a ball hits the face of the bat. A bat with good ping generates more power and provides great control.

These are some of the features of English willow bats that you must consider before purchasing one. If you want to check out good quality cricket bats, then you can surely check out the cricket bat collection at DSC.

Why Does DSC Stand Out in the Market?

DSC is one of the few companies that manufacture its own cricket bats. Every bat you see on the website is manufactured in the DSC factory. Handcrafted English willow cricket bats sold by DSC are of the best quality and are a choice of international cricketers such as David Warner, Alex Hales, David Miller, Usman Khawaja, etc.

Right from the frame of the bat to the handle, every tiny piece of a cricket bat is manufactured by DSC itself. To provide support to the frame of the bat, Singapore’s finest cane is used to craft bat handles.

English Willow Bat FAQs

Q1. Which grade English willow bat is best?

The grade of the English willow bat determines its quality. The higher the grade, the better the bat. DSC offers different grades in English Willow Bat like Player Grade, Pro Grade, Grade 1, Grade 2, and so on. Our Player, Pro, and Grade 1 are the best grade bats used by professional cricket players.

Q2. How to identify English willow bat?

English willow bats are usually hard to identify. This is because the wood is so durable that it often does not show signs of wear or tear. The best way to identify an English willow bat is by looking at the style and color of the wood grain.

Q3. Do English willow bats need oiling?

All willow bats have a natural oil on their skin that helps keep them from drying out, but it is recommended to use raw linseed cricket bat oil to maintain moisture levels within the willow and reduce the chances of cracking.

Q4 What is the weight of an English willow bat?

English Willow bats are generally lighter in weight compared to other cricket bats in the market. The weight of an English Willow bat can vary from 2lb 7oz to 2lb 12oz.

Q5 How long does an English willow bat last?

The lifespan of an English Willow bat depends on several factors such as usage, maintenance, and storage. With proper care and maintenance, an English Willow bat can last up to 4-5 years for professional players and even longer for recreational players.

Q6 Can I use an English willow bat straightaway or should I knock it in?

It is highly recommended to knock-in an English Willow bat before using it in a match. This process involves gently hitting the bat with a wooden mallet or a ball for a prolonged period to compress the fibres in the bat and reduce the risk of damage.