As from October 2017 the new MCC laws on cricket bat sizes came into force for the professional game. The new code now means that the maximum dimensions of a cricket bat will be 108mm in width, 67mm in depth with 40mm edges.

The move comes after consultations with bat manufacturers, the Federation of International Cricketers’ Associations, International Cricket Council, MCC World Cricket committee, umpires’ associations and other global governing bodies on the balance between bat and ball.

The laws are only applicable to the professional game at present but there is a moratorium period for the amateur game. This period means that amateur players can still use their existing oversized bats which may be in breach of the Law. It is expected to be several years before the same law is imposed on club cricket.

Here’s a video of B3 Ambassador Tom Kohlar Cadmore reviewing the alterations that need making to his old bat shape to make sure he complies with the new MCC laws…