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Junior Cricket Bats

Gray-Nicolls Alpha Gen Academy 1.0 Cricket Bat
White/Silver

£45.00
£90.00
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Gray-Nicolls Alpha Gen Academy 1.0 Cricket Bat

Impose your game on the opposition with the Gray-Nicolls Alpha Gen Academy 1.0 Junior Cricket Bat in White/Silver, featuring big edges and a mid-high swell for power all around the ground.
Designed to combine balance and power potential, the Alpha Gen shifts its hefty middle up the blade slightly for a beautifully light pickup. In addition to enhancing the feel of the bat, the extra willow up high makes all the difference for back-foot shots, giving additional distance to anything played late. If you like to dominate the game with all-round strokeplay, the Alpha could be your perfect match.

Gray-Nicolls

Think cricket bats, think Gray-Nicolls. There’s over 150 years of heritage behind every Gray-Nicolls bat, and you can see it as soon as you pick one up. Every curve and contour is finessed to perfection by their master batmakers, following the traditions passed on through generations of experts of the craft.

Those traditions go all the way back to the late 1800s, when HJ Gray and LJ Nicolls were separately building reputations as two of the best bat brands of the time – Gray based in Cambridge, Nicolls in Robertsbridge, Sussex. More than half a century later, Gray’s descendants acquired the by-then internationally established Nicolls business and joined the two names together. Ever since, Gray-Nicolls and their famous logo have been a mark of quality respected around the world.

Their batmaking operation remains based in Robertsbridge, while factories in Australia and India serve the huge markets in Oceania and the subcontinent. The starting point for any Gray-Nics bat, though, is always England: all the English willow they use comes from their own exclusive plantations dotted around Hampshire. And wherever it’s made, every single bat is crafted using the same techniques, with the same attention to detail that makes Gray-Nicolls bats such a joy to play with.

The Gray-Nicolls strapline is “Where tradition meets innovation”. The tradition is clear, and the innovation becomes evident when you look back on the bats they’ve produced over the years. Take the Scoop, for example. Arguably cricket’s most iconic bat ever, it became a phenomenon following its introduction in the 70s and set the trend for the concaving and clever weight distribution we see on bats to this day. Gray-Nics are also responsible for the eye-catching colours seen on many bats in the modern game – they were the first batmaker to use coloured stickers, with their distinctive red branding adding an unmistakable touch of class to every blade.

Grade 5

Grade Five bats typically have wide grains that are not necessarily straight, along with a significant proportion of coloured wood, butterfly staining, knots, or blemishes. As such, they’re usually bleached to give the blade a cleaner appearance. Wider grains means younger wood, and younger wood improves in performance over time. That makes Grade Five bats a great option if you know you’ll be using the bat regularly, whether that’s for matches, training, or casual practice.

Please note that these are typical characteristics. While we work closely with our partner brands to provide the best bats for you, we are unable to guarantee a specific number of grains or the overall appearance of the willow on individual bats.
Choose the Right Cricket Bat Size
Cricket bats come in various sizes, each suited to different age groups, heights and playing preferences. Take a look at our size guide below and find the best cricket bat for you.

Cricket Bat Size Guide

Bat Size Length of Bat (inches) Length of Bat (cm) Player Height (cm) Approximate Age
Size 0 24-27 61-68.5 Below 122 3-4 years
Size 1 27-28 68.5-71 122-129 4-5 years
Size 2 29-30 73.5-76 130-136 6-7 years
Size 3 30-31 76-78.5 137-144 8-9 years
Size 4 31-32 78.5-81 145-151 9-10 years
Size 5 32-33 81-84 152-159 10-11 years
Size 6 33-34 84-86.5 160-164 11-12 years
Harrow 32-33 81-84 165-169 12-14 years
Short Handle 32-33.5 81-85 170-182 15+ years
Long Handle 33.5-34.5 85-87.5 183+ 15+ years

Features


• Endorsed by Zak Crawley and Dom Sibley
• Bow: Even – Mid
• Profile: Mid-blade profile with exaggerated spine profile that enhances pickup with no compromise on size
• Face: Rounded – Powercurve face
• Pick up: Mid-to-high balance point creates featherlight pickup
• Edges: Large edge profile
• Toe: Semi-square
• Handle: Semi-oval
• Grip: Zig-zag – light and grippy
• Weight Range: 1lb 10oz – 2lb 1oz
• Finish: Extratec
• Pre-prepared
• Please note: While we understand how difficult it can be to select a bat online, we work closely with our partner brands to provide the best bat for you at each grade and price point. However, we are unfortunately unable to weigh individual bats or to guarantee a specific number of grains per bat.

Additional Information

  • Quick Ref: 252834
  • Man. Ref: 1136304

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