VINTAGE CRICKET BAT REPAIRS

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WE LOVE VINTAGE CRICKET BATS!

There is something special about vintage cricket bats and the rich history attached to them.


It can be filled with stories of your journey as a young cricketer training with your mum or dad, playing cricket in the back yard with your brothers and sisters or just the bat that you had your best season with. These stories are why we are so passionate about bringing these vintage cricket bats back to life so their story can continue.


Below are what we can do for your cricket bat so you can use it again, put it on display in your house or pass it down to the family as a gift.

CLEAN UP

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We sand your vintage cricket bat back down to its raw willow form. We remove all tape, stickers, glue, bog, nails or whatever else has been attached to your cricket bat over the years.

Cost - HALF* - Minor $60  Major $100

FULL* - Minor $100 Major $170

All depends on damage to the bat


* HALF - Hitting area only   FULL - Entire cricket bat

TOE REBUILD

  • Cooper Cricket Vintage toe rebuild
  • Cooper Cricket vintage cricket bat repair toe rebuild
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Over time the toe of a cricket bat will get worn down from the constant tapping on the ground or sliding the bat when running between the wickets. We can rebuild this with a mixture of willow dust and glue to give your bat a nice complete look again.

Cost - $60


TOE REpair

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If the toe of your cricket bat has split or cracked over time, we can re-glue and repair it to get it back to being solid and complete.

Cost - $85

sticker replacement

We can replace whatever stickers or markings we are taking off your vintage cricket bat*. We do this so the legacy of your cricket bat can live on.

Cost - $75 per cricket bat for stickers we already have on file. $200 per cricket bat for new stickers where we need to design them, then produce the stickers.

*We only remake the same stickers that we are removing from your existing cricket bat. We do not sell vintage stickers seperately.

grafting - continued use

  • Cooper-Cricket-vintage-cricket-bat repair grafting preparation
  • Cooper-Cricket-vintage-cricket-bat-repair grafting fitting the new piece
  • Cooper-Cricket-vintage-cricket-bat-repair grafting
If your cricket bat has had a chunk of willow that has flown off from the edge or face of the bat and you want to continue to use the bat on the weekends, then we can graft in a new piece of willow to ensure that you can keep using your pride and joy.

Cost - $120


grafting - display only

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  • Cooper-Cricket-vintage-bat-repair graft for display purposes

If your cricket bat has had a chunk of willow that has flown off from the edge or face of the bat and you wish to display it without it looking broken, then we can graft in a new piece of willow to ensure that it is complete.

Cost - $90


re-handle

  • Cooper-Cricket-vintage-cricket-bat-rehandled old Gray Nicolls
  • Cooper-Cricket-vintage-cricket-bat-rehandle being glued in
  • Cooper-Cricket-vintage-cricket-bat-rehandle finished off

If the handle of your cricket bat is broken or cracked, we can replace it. Given that we turn all of our handles in house, we allow you to choose the thickness, shape and length to suit what was in there before or something new.

Cost - 4 piece $120, 6 piece $140, 12 piece $160


painting of one scoop

  • Cooper Cricket vintage bat repair one scoop sanding
  • Cooper Cricket vintage bat repair one scoop repainted
The classic Gray Nicolls single Scoop was iconic back in the day, and we can certainly take out all of the scratches and dents and repaint it like brand new.

Cost - $110


painting of two scoops

  • Cooper Cricket vintage bat repair two scoop damaged
  • Cooper Cricket vintage bat two scoop painting

Like the Gray Nicolls single scoop, the double scoop was unique in its own right. Once we sand and fix all of the scratches and dents away, we will repaint it like brand new.

Cost - $130


painting of entire bat

  • Cooper Cricket vintage repair fully painted before
  • Cooper Cricket vintage bat repair fully painted sanded
  • Cooper Cricket vintage bat repair fully painted being painted

Some old school bats were painted when they were made, and we presume it was an excellent way to protect the bat and hide imperfections. Either way, if your old bat had this finish, once it has had a full clean, we can repaint it to give it back its authentic look and feel.

Cost - $150


handle re-bind

  • Cooper Cricket vintage cricket bat repair rebind
  • Cooper Cricket vintage bat repair rebinding
  • Cooper Cricket vintage cricket bat rebind binding on the lathe
If the binding has started to come apart and unravel, we can remove it and re-apply the binding ready for a new grip.

Cost - $50


removal of a melted grip

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  • Cooper Cricket vintage bat repair melted grip removed

Sometimes cricket bats sit in a shed or carport, and the rubber grip can melt and then reset into a problematic, yuck rubbery mess. We remove it with our drawknife and rebind the handle to place a new grip on the bat.

Cost - $70


grips

  • Cooper Cricket rubber grip
  • Cooper Cricket vintage leather grip

We can place a new grip on your bat. We have a regular rubber grip or a leather grip that we wrap around the handle to give it a traditional, premium look.

Cost - Rubber Grip $12, Leather Grip $45


cricket bat oiling

  • Cooper Cricket vintage oiling the cricket bat
Once your bat is all refurbished we recommend giving it a generous coat of oil.

Cost - $5


NOT SURE WHAT vintage bat REPAIR YOU NEED?

HOW TO ORDER

MAIL YOUR BAT TO US

You can mail it to us from anywhere in Australia to:


Cooper Cricket

Street - 1 Axford Street

Suburb - Northgate

Postcode - 4013

City - Brisbane


Australia Post is probably the easiest for most people; however, you may find sites like Interparcel or Sendle work as well as they collect from your house or business.


When packaging your bat, please ensure that you wrap it in something protective. You can use an old towel, some old bubble wrap or a bat cover you may already have. Then wrap it tightly in a garbage bag or glad wrap so that a label/postage sticker can stick to the outside of it.


Once sent, call us or give us an email letting us know it's on its way.

DROP IT TO THE WORKSHOP

You can drop in your bat to the workshop if you are in the area:


Cooper Cricket

Street - 1 Axford Street

Suburb - Northgate

Postcode - 4013

City - Brisbane


Opening hours are 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday and 10am to 1pm on Saturday.


If you can't make it in during these hours, please give us a call on 07 3864 4970 or send us a text on 0473 680 636 to organise another time.

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