We had the pleasure of fixing a unique cricket bat the other day. A giant Gray Nicolls bat that was 20mm - 30mm bigger than the ICC cricket bat regulations will allow these days.
Unfortunately, the bat's toe had blown out, so it needed to be cut out and replaced. To do this, we needed to cut out all of the damaged English Willow and replace it with a new piece of pressed English Willow. Once the English Willow was glued into place, we shaped the new piece to match the existing shape. The shaping was a challenge given the bat's size and shape, as it is like nothing else we have ever worked on!
Once the shaping was completed, we then needed to reinforce the join with our polyurethane mixture to bind the new piece of English Willow to the old to assist in holding it together when the impart of the cricket ball hits the bat.
We were super happy with the result, and we hope that this bat has many more years of cricket ahead of it.
To watch the video of this cricket bat repair click here.