1. Tape it up as soon as you can. If the toe has cracked, try and tape it with whatever you can to keep it together. Fibreglass tape works best; however, you could also use electrical tape, duct tape or packing tape.
2. Keep the broken bits if you can. If pieces break off, make sure you keep them so they can be glued back together.
3. Stop using it. Once your bat has stopped being a solid, complete unit, it generally stops hitting the ball as well as it used to. If you can, stop using it and borrow a bat until you get it repaired.
At the Cooper Cricket workshop, many bats are brought in for repair that are exceptionally damaged and look like they can’t be fixed. Cricket bats are super repairable, and we do all kinds of things to get them back hitting balls again.
Whether you use Cooper Cricket or another cricket bat repairer, remember most times you can fix it before having to replace it.