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Bat First – a new division of B3 cricket!

March 24, 2022

In February we launched a new division of B3 – Bat First Cricket!

Whilst we are famous for our own English made cricket bats, we are often asked if we can source other brands, especially the most popular Asian made cricket bats.

As the saying goes, ‘the customer is king’, so we to we decided to expand our retail operation and launch Bat First!

“As a bat maker we would obviously love to sell a B3 bat to every customer. However, as a retailer, we wanted to offer a wider range and reach a wider audience, Bat First enables us to do that”, commented Michael Blatherwick, B3’s M.D.

Bat First is available globally online through the website and in person at our Nottingham showroom.


We have close relationships with some of the best Asian bat makers in the business including DSC, SS TON, MRF, CA Sports and Robinson Sports.

Our aim is to offer the same high levels of expert assistance and after sales service as we do for B3. Because we have our own factory and expert bat makers on-site, Bat First customers will enjoy the highest standards of customer service!

In the video below, Michael explains Bat First to the independent cricket bat reviewer, My Cricket Gear: