Bat maker Mark Taylor, the man behind Oxfordshire Cricket Bats, has a solid reputation for handcrafting absolutely stunning handmade cricket bats.

Nick can personally vouch for this as he uses a bat that Mark made for him.

What will strike you first when you pick up an Oxfordshire Cricket bat is the huge imposing swell that Mark is renowned for.  You don't often see many bats like this. 

Big and beautiful bats, that are perfectly balanced, pressed to perform and finished to an elite level.  

All the English Willow that Mark uses in his bats is sourced from a world renowned English Willow grower in Kent.  Mark meticulously handpicks each and every cleft he chooses to use on each of his bats for grain structure and how the ball pings off the cleft.