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We are delighted not only to be open again by appointment, but also to have launched our new online shop (please click 2021 above to access it). Our appointments are carefully managed to be safe but still rewarding and enjoyable – please just call or email to make a booking.

Salix cricket bat workshops

Saturday fittings

We are now able to reopen for fittings on Saturday mornings, but these are by appointment only. However, if you need equipment or have a special request then do please call as you are welcome to collect throughout the week for items in stock, and we will always endeavour to help whenever possible. The Saturday morning bat fittings remain a special time when normal production is suspended, so the full workshops are more accessible for you to see during your visit (subject to covid-secure measures).Salix workshop

weekday fittings

As normal production is running during the week, these fittings are by appointment and conducted in the workshop with care, as well as the shop side of the buildings. Although we are now open every weekday, we are currently only offering appointments on Tuesdays. Do please contact us for more information and ensure you do not travel without a prior booking/arrangement.
On weekdays we see people as efficiently as possible within the confines of full production, whilst ensuring that we obtain the necessary information for the bat(s). Whether on a Saturday or mid-week, any bespoke bat will need to go back into production for many processes after your visit, even if we make to, or select at a sanded stage.
The priority is to achieve the right wood and specification and there is no fixed time or method to this – we concentrate on establishing the correct detail so that when you leave, both you and we know what we are working to achieve.

Salix cricket bats shop

facilities/delays

early Saturday bat fittings can get busy, but we generally find that they are really enjoyable and players travel from around the country for the opportunity to have their Salix tailor made. We try to keep them fun with plenty to see and we help as much as possible with equipment if you are waiting for a bat fitting. There are of course seats, loos and plenty of parking. Situated on an apple and pear farm, there are orchards for dogs too. Due to Covid restrictions still in place, we cannot offer our normal hospitality with refreshments, but please trust that we will do so as soon as we can. Salix is a family business and we have always prided ourselves on a warm welcome and exceptional product.

Please do bear in mind that the 2021 season is busier than ever with unprecedented demand – we work as hard and fast as we can, but there are no shortcuts in making a Salix. Thank you for your patience and support.

 

 

Salix bat fittings: bespoke reinvented

Salix workshop
Cricket bats made to measure