A Grade 2 Willow blade also makes a very good quality Cricket Bat. This is unbleached English willow with a slight irregular grain patterns. It has at least 6 straight grains on the face of the blade. It normally has a larger amount of red wood on the edge of a blade. But this doesn’t affect the playing ability of the Cricket Bat.
They choose to use grade 1+ bats because they are made from older willow, which is generally softer, so they can reach their peak performance level sooner. The wood on a lower grade bat is younger – each grain represents one year’s growth – and this makes it stronger and harder, which is great for durability.
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The very best unbleached seasoned Grade 1 English Willow. Selected for grain structure and weight. ...
Kashmir willow is usually used for lower range junior cricket bats priced under £50. All adult English willow bats are Graded and have specific price points. Grade 1 –These are the best grade of willow used by professional players. The bat has perfect straight grains with no blemishes or marks on the blade of the bat. These are very expensive and range from £400 – £750. Grade 2 –Premium unbleached English willow, with straight grains with some blemishes and marks on the blade of the ...
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When selecting your new bat - the grade of timber is most likely going to be considered, however finding out the differences can be quite difficult - JS Wright & Sons offer the following guidelines -. Grade 1. A Grade 1 is the best looking blade, though it will not necessarily play the best.
A Grade 2 blade is also very good quality and normally a larger amount of red wood can be seen on the edge of a blade, this has no effect on the playing ability of the bat it is purely cosmetic. Again there will be at least 6 straight grains on the face of the blade with maybe some blemishes, pin knots or “speck” visible, we also put the top 2% of the excellent quality butterfly blades that we get into Grade 2.
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