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    Willow Grading

    Cricket Bats - Willow Grading

    Writeup Credit Source: Gunn & Moore


    So why does certain cricket bats cost more than the others ? There are various factors which contribute to the cost and most important one is the willow grading of the cricket bat. Here are some examples of Gunn & Moore bats which are made to different specifications to fit various budgets

    Gunn & Moore offer bats in eight qualities. Each quality is developed around different grades of willow.


    ORIGINAL L.E.
    The very best unbleached naturally seasoned Grade 1 English Willow
    Selected for grain structure and weight
    Limited by willow availability
    Bats individually tested to ensure 5 Star performance
    Fitted with top quality treble spring multi-piece cane handle for outstanding feel, flex and control
    Handle ovalled for natural bottom hand location, comfort and control
    GM NOW! And ToeTek™ finish fitted as standard
    GM Helix™ Grip


    ORIGINAL

    Superior unbleached naturally seasoned Grade 1 English Willow
    Straight grained with a hint of color and minor cosmetic blemishes
    Fitted with top quality treble spring multi-piece cane handle for outstanding feel, flex and control
    Oval handles for natural bottom hand location, comfort and control
    GM Helix™ Grip


    909 GM English Willow Grade Bats

    Unbleached naturally seasoned Grade 1 English Willow
    Predominantly straight grained with color on one edge and minor blemishes
    Fitted with top quality treble spring multi-piece cane handle for outstanding feel, flex and control
    Oval handles for natural bottom hand location, comfort and control
    GM Helix™ Grip


    808 GM English Willow Grade Bats

    Seasoned unbleached Grade 2 English Willow
    Minor blemishes with some color on one edge
    Fitted with good quality treble spring multi-piece cane handle for outstanding feel, flex and control
    GM Helix™ Grip
    GM NOW! and TOE-TEK™ finish fitted as standard


    707 GM English Willow Grade Bats

    Seasoned unbleached Grade 2 English Willow
    Minor blemishes with some color on one edge
    Fitted with good quality treble spring cane handle

    GM Helix™ Grip
    GM NOW! and TOE-TEK™ finish fitted as standard


    606 GM English Willow Grade Bats

    Naturally seasoned bleached Grade 3 English Willow
    Minor blemishes with some color on one edge
    Fitted with good quality treble spring cane handle
    GM Helix™ Grip
    GM NOW! finish fitted as standard


    GM 505 English Willow Grade Bats

    Naturally seasoned bleached Grade 3 English Willow
    Minor knot marks with some stain/speck
    Fitted with treble spring cane handle
    GM Helix™ Grip


    GM 303 English Wilow Grade Bats

    Bleached Grade 4 English Willow
    Knot marks and stain
    Fitted with ProTec™ cover to face
    GM Helix™ Grip