Cricket Bat Care

Salix bats are very carefully hand made to perform; they are made within the laws of the game, from wood (willow) which offers the best combination of durability and lightness. They are not indestructible. Like any artisan, handmade product manufactured from natural raw materials, they need to be prepared and looked after, so that they can reward the owner with performance and supreme enjoyment at the crease. We would therefore ask you to read the guidance below to get the best from your bat and to help should your bat sustain damage which needs our attention. When you purchase a Salix you are not just buying a bat, but the craftsmanship behind it.

Salix Cricket Bats... English cricket bat makers


Preparation & Maintenance

Care and maintenance for a Salix bat is simple - the bat needs oil, patient knocking in and anti-scuff facing for at least the first season.
Bats should be checked regularly for any damage which can be repaired with wood glue (pva) or advice sought from your stockist. At the close of the season the bat should be oiled and any remedial work undertaken. Bats well prepared and looked after will repay you with performance and longevity.
Cricket is a demanding game; balls are often excessively hard, and generally the softest element whenever a ball is trapped is the bat itself. Damage is part of the game; wear and tear is both normal and inevitable. But regular maintenance and prompt attention to any damage will keep your bat performing and dependable.
For full detail on care and maintenance, please download:

Salix Bat Care Guidance (pdf)

If in any doubt then please contact your stockist who will offer advice, guidance and support.