Choice Willow Varangian
Elite bodyguards of the Emperor these fierce Viking warriors fight to the death to protect there liege. Guarding the imperial family in the Great city of Constantinople a position of great prestige and honour their loyalty was second to none.
The Varangian guard with their fearsome battle axes inspired terror in the enemy. You wouldn’t want to meet these on the battlefield!
Choice Willow bespoke handcrafted bats carry on the English bat making tradition of the willow being grown and then the bat made in this country.
All Choice Willow handcrafted adult and Limited edition junior bats are from top[ quality Grade 1 English Willow. The willow is supplied by J S Wright & Sons who have been supplying English Willow to bat makers around the world since 1854. In keeping with this tradition we use the same methods that have been passed on for decades.
Handcrafted by Gary Sandford our master bat maker (32 years experience). He or our staff will help you through the process of deciding what weight, size pickup and handle shape needed to suit your style of play. He then will craft and balance each piece of willow to the quality product that you require.
- Biggest profile of our bats for unrivalled hitting
- Designed to unleash the ferocious power and flamboyance of big hitters
- Superbly balanced with a big spine
- Natural bleached wood
- Handle styled to your preference
- Toe Strenghening Insert (TSI)
- Individually handcrafted to your specific requirements
L.E GRADE WILLOW: RRP £600 CCC £420
The best narrow grain timber used by test players throughout the world. The L.E grade comes with a 1 year free winter service.
TEST GRADE WILLOW: RRP £470 CCC £330
Top grade timber with 7 – 10 grains. Universally reconised as one of the best. The Test grade comes with a 1 year free winter service.
PRO GRADE WILLOW: RRP £315 CCC £220
Durability and performance with 6 – 8 grains
There are many views surrounding grains on a cricket bat. Generally speaking though, the number of grains on a cricket bat is something that can be left to the discretion of the individual. The number of grains will often differ from bat to bat. A cricket bat between 6 and 12 grains is a good indicator of quality willow. Cricket bats with 6 grains, for example, are likely to be slightly softer than 10-12 grains and therefore take longer to knock-in and reach optimal performance initially. However, please note there are some extremely good premium range bats with lower grains.
Pro, Test, L.E.
Short Handle, Long Handle, Long Blade, Mini Handle
2lb 8oz, 2lb 9oz, 2lb 10oz, 2lb 11oz, 2lb 12oz, 2lb 13oz, 2lb 14oz, 2lb 15oz
No Thanks, Yes Please
1 Grip, 2 Grips
Oval, Round, Standard Oval
Bottom Heavy – Front Foot Player, Light Pickup – Pull and Cut, Standard Pickup – All Round Player
|TSI (Toe strengthening insert)||
No Thanks, Yes please
|Knocking In Service||
No Thanks, Yes please