Custom Bats


Custom Cricket Bats

de Lacy cricket bats are meticulously crafted from Willow Blue Australia English Cricket Bat Willow (Salix alba var. caerulea) sourced from the river flats of Tarrawarra, in the Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia. Recognised for their exceptional quality and rebound properties, these bats are a showcase of Clare’s skill and attention to detail.

The handles of our bats are made from the highest quality Sarawak cane, ensuring durability and performance on the field.

Clefts made from English Willow log from Willow Blue Australia, graded, waiting in the de Lacy workshop to be made into custom measured cricket bats for adults and youth

An Accredited Bat Maker

Each bat is individually handcrafted by Clare Johnston, an accredited Cricket Bat Maker, in South Gippsland, Victoria, Australia. With meticulous attention to detail, Clare ensures that every bat meets the highest standards of quality and performance.

Whether you prefer a weight distribution in the lower middle for driving power, a traditional ‘player shaped bat’ with no scalloping, or a higher middle for a lighter pick up, we can tailor the bat to your preferences.

Grades, Weight and Sizing

There are three grades of bats available, along with a junior bat, each carefully selected for their individual qualities.

All bats feature a lightly bowed blade profile and come in a range of weights:

  • Extra Light: 2lb 1oz-5oz
  • Light: 2lb 6oz-7oz
  • Medium: 2lb 8oz-10oz
  • Heavy: 2lb 11oz-3lb+

Guide to Bat Size

Our sizing is non-gender specific, and junior sizing can be tailored to suit individual needs:

  • Harrow: Height 5ft 4″ – 5ft 6″ / 163cm – 168cm, Width 4 1/6″ (106mm)
  • Small: Height 5ft 4″ – 5ft 6″ / 163cm – 168cm, Width 4 1/4″ (108mm)
  • Medium: Height 5ft 6″ – 6ft 4″ / 168cm – 195cm, Width 4 1/4″ (108mm)
  • Large: Height 6ft 6″ + / 200cm +, Width 4 1/4″ (108mm)

When ordering a large bat, please specify if you would like a short or long handle.

The last stage of the cricket bat making process - shaving and sanding the bat


  • The 'Wedge' ($550)

    Crafted from premium grade quality clefts, boasting excellent rebound properties and fine straight grains. (*Additional charges may apply for larger profiled bats.)

  • Grade 2 Bats - The 'Peregrine' ($480)

    Meticulously crafted from high-quality clefts, offering exceptional rebound characteristics and straight grains. A versatile choice for all-round performance.

  • Grade 3 Bats - The 'Harrier' ($380)

    Derived from top-tier clefts with remarkable rebound properties. Featuring butterfly willow with distinctive wavy grains, renowned for its excellent 'ping'.

  • Young People's Bats - The 'Sparrowhawk' ($250)

    Crafted from quality clefts, ideal for aspiring young batters. Available in light sizes 3-6, with smaller sizes upon request.

  • Please contact Clare to order your desired bat and arrange payment. Specify any customisation preferences, and Clare will personally assist you to ensure the perfect fit for your needs.

    All cricket bats come with protective calico bags and can be shipped worldwide. Shipping costs available upon request.