B3 People

The Founders

The three people who founded the company are passionate about cricket and making world class products! In addition we have also employed people who still play or have played cricket and love the game. This means we can relate to our customers and understand their needs.

Our combined knowledge and experience means that each and every B3 product is made to the highest standards possible and personally quality checked by one of the owners before it leaves the factory!

Here's a bit more about the people who started the company:

Dr David Bacon

“The Doctor" has a PhD in materials engineering, and worked with Russell at GM before deciding to take the plunged and form B3. With over 12 years knowledge and experience of cricket bat design and manufacture, David ensures B3 'never stand still' and that we keep evolving. David is an expert in modern machine based cricket bat manufacturing and is also an Associate Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) working with students on the Sport Technology course.

Michael Blatherwick

“Blathers" sold his IT systems business in 2011 and decided to invest in his hobby and passion – cricket! He has played cricket at a high level in the Nottinghamshire Leagues for over 30 years and is the Senior Cricket Manager at Papplewick and Linby CC. In recent years he has concentrated on coaching more than playing, but having recently reached his half century, his career has been re-borne by representing Nott's Over 50's!

Michael celebrated with 50 runs on his debut for Nott's Over 50's in their victory against Cheshire in May 2016.

Russell Evans

“Russ" is a former Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire professional cricketer who went on to gain over 20 years' experience working for Gunn and Moore. In 2014 he became a fully-fledged ECB First Class Umpire, this has led to him leaving B3 to pursue his umpiring career full-time.

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