In conjunction with Cricket Yorkshire and the Women’s Cricket Blog we have recently given two lucky winners the ‘Pro Treatment’ down here at B3!

Cricket Yorkshire is a great blog /website written by John Fuller. John writes some interesting and insightful stuff around both the amateur and professional game. Have a look at his site here.

The Cricket Yorkshire competition was won by 75 year old Mel Neary who is incredibly in this 60th season of league cricket. Mel still turns out for his beloved Selby CC and as you can imagine, he was thrilled to visit the factory and design his very own B3 belter.

Mel spent a couple of hours with us down at B3 trying various weights and shapes. The photograph below shows Mel with B3’s MD, Michael Blatherwick, sharing their combined 125 years of knowledge.

Mel went for;


3 STRIPE2’8.5

SSH handle Oval in shape

Light blue stickers and grip

Knocked in

At the opposite end of the spectrum, the competition run in conjunction with the Women’s Cricket Blog was won by 15 year old Eleanor Todd who plays for Canterbury CC. Eleanor travelled up from Kent to the B3 factory with her Mum and looked at various shapes and weights before choosing one that was ideal for her strength and style of play.

Eleanor went for;


3 Stripe

Harrow Size / Round Handle

Orange Stickers and light blue grip

Knocked In

womens cricket bat winner

The Women’s Cricket Blog is written by Martin Davis and is one of the most up to date and relevant sources of information about the Women’s game.Here’s the link to the site.