Should I buy a bat based on its weight?

Bats typically weigh between 2lb 7oz and 3lb but there is no standard weight.

The two main elements that affect the weight of a cricket bat are the woods density and the moisture content.  This is dependant on where the wood is grown and what environmental factors they have to face; rainfall in particular. 

Bats need to have a moisture content otherwise they will become too brittle and far too light and will not be fit for purpose.

The drying out process (as well as how the bat is made) is a contributing factor to how the bat is balanced and its pick-up.  This is how a bat should be chosen as it comes down to personal feel. Too much emphasis is often put on a specific bat weight.  

All of the bats we stock at CC201 are made by some of the most recognised bat makers in the trade who have perfected their craft over long periods of time.  Each bat will have had the weight evenly distributed through the blade resulting in bats that are balanced with an excellent pick-up and are bigger in appearance (edges, toes, hitting zone, sweet spot, spine). 

We strongly advise to contact us directly so that we can guide you or help narrow down your options when choosing a bat. 

Did you know we offer a free consultation service where we can discuss your style of play, bat preferences and likes and will then suggest a handful of bats we have in stock that will be suitable.

Where possible we are always happy to meet you so that you can get a hands on feel of the bats and decide on the right one for you to ensure the best performance to assist timing of the ball; resulting in more runs.  We do this from our showroom in Hove, East Sussex. 

If you can't get to us we are more than happy to talk through bats and send extra videos and photos of a selection of bats we think would be suited to you.  You can also book in for a video consultation.