By Nidhi Singh

How Cricket Bats Are Made

Step-by-Step Guide

A cricket bat can be made from 2 different willows which are listed below 1.  Kashmir Willow 2. English Willow

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How Cricket Bats are Made? - Step by Step Guide

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1.  Cutting or Machining Process

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The Process Involves cutting or machining the willow & then giving a approximate shape which is known as clefts

2. Pressing Process

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The pressing process compresses the fibers, shaping the bat into a solid and compact willow.

3. Fitting the Handle

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After pressing, the blade is sliced at the top to make room for attaching the handle, which is then fixed in place with adhesives.

4. Shaping the Bat

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A draw knife shapes the cricket bat, making specific adjustments like rounding the toe and removing unnecessary parts.

5. Finishing Operations

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After sanding edges & face for a smoother finish, the cricket bat is polished with a beeswax compound. Rubber grip is added to handle for better hold & enhanced comfort.

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