We know it’s a big claim but at PRYZM Cricket, we believe that we are producing the best cricket bats and kit in the world.
In 2018, we have completely redesigned our bat range looks with a new premium design and colourway that matches the quality of the materials and skilled craftsmanship that goes in to hand-making each of our cricket bats.
The English Willow that’s used for making the bats is sourced from Essex which is the biggest and most reputable source in the world. They have been renowned for supplying the best English Willow for Cricket Bats for many decades and continue to do so. They provide a range of different grades, which are also re-graded upon arrival dependent on grains, weight and any blemishes. Find out more about the grading of willow here.
Premium 12-piece cricket bat handles are used in our bats and they’re made from numerous pieces of cane, rubber and cork to provide a rigid handle that provides the best performance and least vibration. Stiffer handles offer better performance as more power gets retained in the shot, rather than a flexible handle (normally found on cheaper bats, or bats made in the sub-continent) which some of the power/energy of hitting the ball gets absorbed when the handle is bending/flexing at the point of hitting a ball.
Along with sourcing the best materials to make cricket bats, our bats are made by the best bat makers in world who have over 500,000 bats since 1974. During this time, they have made bats for the best pro players to ever grace the game, including the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle, Jacques Kallis and many more.
Their craftsmanship, pressing, eye to detail and finishing is the best in the world and we’re proud to say that our bats are made in Sussex by the best bat makers in the world. When choosing the specific shapes for our range, we work closely with our bat makers to create unique profiles for PRYZM that meet the demands of the modern game - producing big, powerful cricket bats that offer superb performance and pickup with excellent balance.
It’s our aim to provide the best cricket kit under the PRYZM Cricket brand and this is the main reason why the bat making is outsourced; the quality and skill involved in making the premium cricket bats is something that takes many years to master and we’re happy to admit that Liam and myself aren’t bat makers by trade, but we are hoping to make bats in-house in the future.
We don’t pretend to be anything that we’re not, as it would be completely unethical for us to claim that we made the bats ourselves.
Where we come in to our own, is in the designing process, for every bat design – we spend months and months creating different sticker and product designs, until we are happy that we feel that they match the brand and the quality of the bats. Then it’s a long process in refining them. We don’t just use a standard design, copy any designs or get anyone else to design the stickers.
When applying the final touches of the bats, we again source the best possible materials to enhance the quality of our cricket bats. We source the best cricket bat grips, which are manufactured near Manchester, UK. The rubber material used for the UK made cricket bat grips is much more tensile than grips made in the sub-continent – meaning they are more comfortable and are less prone to break/rip.
We choose premium helicopter grade anti scuff sheets which are strong, durable which do not affect the performance of the cricket bat. This material is traditionally designed for protecting Helicopter rotary blades – making them the best on the market. Other premium materials we use to finish bats are, cricket bat edge tape, toe guards, thin electrical tape.
Ultimately, we source the best materials we can, use the best cricket bat makers to produce the best performing, looking and made cricket bats in the world. By choosing to purchase from PRYZM Cricket, you can rest assured that you are getting the very best cricket kit.