Here at Woodstock our aim is to provide the finest quality handcrafted cricket bats suitable for the best players in the world. We bring traditional cricketing qualities and professional craftsmanship to today's modern, competitive game.
Welcome to Woodstock Cricket
Woodstock are based just outside Ludlow in the South Shropshire Hills where we manufacture the bats and offer a comprehensive repair and refurbishment service bringing old bats to life. Our services and products can be purchased online or by telephone and we welcome personal visits by appointment.
Woodstock bring traditional qualities from the past and combine them with modern techniques so that our bats are geared towards the highest levels of the modern demanding game. The bat profiles that we produce are cutting edge in their design and performance.
Photo courtesy of RICHARD DAWSON PHOTOGRAPHY
At Woodstock we use the finest hand selected willow harvested in the South of England and the best quality cane from Indonesia for the handles. It takes over 3 hours of detailed workmanship to create 1 handcrafted Woodstock bat and involves over 25 individual processes. Great attention is taken in every process to ensure a beautifully balanced and finished bat from the shaping of the cleft with draw knives and planes to the time spent in the sanding, polishing, labelling and gripping.
Our bats are made in our workshop near the beautiful market town of Ludlow in Shropshire from the finest hand selected willow, grown in the Southeast of England and are fitted with the highest quality 12 piece sarawak cane handles. They are available to buy from stock in various weights and sizes and we also offer a bespoke service where you can specify your exact requirements.
Woodstock brings traditional cricketing qualities and professional craftsmanship to today's modern, competitive game. Players are fitter and stronger than ever requiring sophisticated equipment that not only brings the traditional qualities of bat making to the fore, but is also geared towards the demands of today's powerful, performance cricketer. In addition to our handcrafted cricket bats, we offer ranges of pads, gloves, balls, kit and equipment, made from the highest quality materials in our distinct classical styling. Woodstock also offers a full repair service including re-handles, repairing cracks and general servicing including full clean and polish.
Kit selection is simple; buy online and specify your requirements trusting in the knowledge that every bat is hand crafted or call the bat making team on 01584 823575. Alternatively, for a bespoke cricket bat, please book an appointment to visit our workshop.
Photo courtesy ofRICHARD DAWSON PHOTOGRAPHY
United Kingdom: John Newsome
Canada: Altaf Sheikh
Australia Victoria: Sam Ainsworth
Australia Queensland: Wallace Wright
United States of America:
BEST CRICKET STORE | bestcricketstore.com 630 4142888
WHO USES WOODSTOCK BATS?
We have players ranging from Professionals, County juniors , Premier league teams and village sides. To find out about some of the players that we sponsor, please click on the following link.
WHERE ARE THEY BEING USED?
To date apart from the UK, Woodstock bats are being sold in all the main cricketing countries Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe, Canada, USA, Ireland, Netherlands and have even shipped bat to Spain, Italy, France, UAE and Argentina! You can purchase your kit here online or by contacting one of our distributors listed at the bottom of this page.
BAT PREPARATION, CARE AND REPAIRS
For top tips on how to prepare and maintain your cricket bat, please click the link below. You will also find this information useful should you require repairs to your bat.
Bat Preparation, Care and Repairs PDF
To ensure that your cricket bat, pads or gloves are of the correct fit, please click the following link to download the Woodstock size guide. Or, if you prefer to speak to a member of our team, please do not hesitate to get in touch.