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    Willow Grading

    Cricket Bats - Willow Grading

    Gohar Siddiqi - Last Update / 04 April 2021

    So why do certain cricket bats cost more than others? There are various factors that contribute to the cost and the 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 oval led 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