Cricket Bat Making Uncovered: The Narrow Bat Trick!
Cricket bat makers use various techniques to make a full profile, lightweight cricket bats. In this video, B3’s Managing Director, Michael Blatherwick, explains how some manufacturers make narrow, skinny bats giving the impression of a bigger, fuller profile bat at a light weight below 2Ib 10oz. A full width adult cricket bat should be 108…Read More
FREYA SELECTED FOR THE WORLD CUP
Last week we reported that B3 Ambassador, Paris Bowdler, will be representing Australia in the U19 Women’s T20 World Cup this month. The tournament concludes with the final on 29th January and then on the 10th February the senior Women’s T20 World Cup commences. B3 Pro Ambassador, Freya Davies has been selected for the England squad and this week she picked up her coloured pads and a new bat before…Read More
A YOUNG GIRL WITH A BIG DREAM
A few years ago, we started providing bats and kit to a young girl with big dreams. Well, this week, Paris Bowdler is taking a huge step in making those dreams become reality. Paris, 18, is a fantastic batter and brilliant wicket keeper. Her selection for Australian Women U19’s is the culmination of years of…Read More
AND THE WINNER IS ….
B3 Anniversary Prize Draw Winner Back in October, we celebrated our 10th Birthday. That’s right … we have now been making cricket bats for over 10 years! 😊 We said we were giving away an Elite Plus Series cricket bat of your choice to commemorate this milestone. Earlier this month, we drew the winner from…Read More
250th Anniversary of First-Class Cricket
On June 24th 1772, a Hampshire XI took on an All England XI in the first official First-Class cricket match at Broadhalfpenny Down, near Hambledon. At this time, the Hambledon Club was the acknowledged authority on the Laws of Cricket, and responsible for the development of new techniques and the laws of cricket. These varied…Read More
PLAI Makes Managing Your Cricket Club Easier Than Ever!
Former international and B3 Pro Ambassador is the brains behind a brand-new APP for running sports teams and clubs. Scott Mckechnie launched PLAI late last year and B3 Cricket are working closely with them to provide clubs with this fantastic new tool that will make life so much easier for players, parents, coaches, and committee…Read More
Getting the Wright Willow for B3 Cricket Bats
J.S. Wrights are world renowned as the best in the business when it comes to producing cricket bat willow. The business started in Little Leighs in Essex in 1894 and is still owner managed by the same family. Our M.D., Michael Blatherwick, met up with Jeremy Ruggles who is the M.D. of Wrights for the…Read More
Bat First – a new division of B3 cricket!
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…Read More
A Customer Story
Women’s and girls’ cricket is growing fast! The Hundred gave a real boost to female cricket in terms of exposure and here at B3 we are making bats for an increasing number of women and girl players. This customer story focuses on a young lady from Staffordshire, Matilda Atherton Gater. Matilda, who is 13 years…Read More
The Evolution of the Cricket Bat
At B3 we are one of the most advanced cricket bat manufacturers in the world today!We are always looking to innovate and push the boundary ropes to see if we can take our bats and equipment to levels of superior performance, previously unseen.Whilst we are always looking to the future – we thought it might…Read More