Escape to the Country
Learn How Cricket Bats Are Made In Kent!
Learn how cricket bats are made from the expert who has been manufacturing England’s finest cricket bats for the last 36 years!
With this year’s Cricket Season winding down in England, we felt it was a good time to pay homage to the piece of equipment that makes this sport possible: The Cricket Bat. Without cricket bats, there would be no game of cricket! Cricket bats are shaped like a paddle, and are traditionally made from English Willow. Although they are exceptionally light in weight, cricket bats are extremely tough and shock resistant to hit balls travelling at high speeds. On this episode of “Escape to the Country,” our host traveled to Kent to learn how cricket bats are made in the county that is known as the home of Cricket.
Cricket is one of the most popular sports in England, with each season being more exciting than the last! We highly recommend scheduling your next trip to the U.K. between the months of April and September so you have a chance to watch a match in person! But if you are still planning your first visit across the pond, you might be wondering what about cricket makes this sport so special to the British.
Cricket has been around since the 16th century, and is a great sport for developing your overall fitness, increasing your stamina, sharpening your hand-eye coordination, and improving your overall health. While competitive cricket is one of the most watched televised sports in England, it can also be played for fun by both amateurs and professionals. The game is played by two teams, each consisting of 11 players. The goal of the game is to score more runs than the other team. It’s somewhat similar to baseball, however cricket has different equipment, a different field orientation, and different rules than baseball.