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FAQs

Creating & Caring for Custom Bats

de Lacy Cricket bats are primarily crafted from high-quality English Cricket Bat Willow, renowned for its durability and performance.

Clare provides a comprehensive size guide on her website, offering recommendations based on age, height, and playing level to ensure you select the perfect bat for your needs.

Yes, Clare offers customisation options such as engraving and grip colours to personalise your cricket bat and make it truly unique.

English Cricket Bat Willow bats are crafted from a superior grade of willow, offering better performance and durability compared to Kashmir Willow bats, which are more affordable and suitable for recreational players.

Cleft timber is sourced from Willow Blue Australia, a small family business who is proud to produce a totally Australian-grown English Willow (Salix alba var. caerulea). They support accredited cricket bat makers under sustainable renewable and socio-economic Willow Blue cricket forestry principles.

Yes, the timber is the real cricket bat willow. The timber is produced from the resilient lasting qualities of the English Willow rootstock, which were sent out to Australia by A.C. MacLaren, England’s Captain in 1902. Trees continue to grow on sites chosen by him when he honeymooned in Healesville, Victoria during the Australia v England Test series of 1895.

Proper maintenance involves regularly oiling the bat, storing it in a cool, dry place, and avoiding moisture. Clare provides detailed care instructions with each bat purchase and further information is available from her ‘Bat Care’ page.

Yes, Clare ships her cricket bats worldwide, ensuring players from all corners of the globe can enjoy her high-quality products.

Clare stands behind the quality of her bats. Each bat comes with a warranty against manufacturing defects, providing you with peace of mind regarding your purchase.

Customised orders typically take 4-6 weeks to process and ship. However, this may vary depending on the complexity of the customisation and current order volume.

Yes, Clare’s expertise extends to crafting cricket bats suitable for players of all genders. Each bat is meticulously designed to accommodate the specific needs and preferences of all cricketers.