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Gray-Nicolls Tempesta 1.0 5 Star Cricket Bat
Yellow/Neon Blue

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Gray-Nicolls Tempesta 1.0 5 Star Cricket Bat

Play your way with the Gray-Nicolls Tempesta 1.0 5 Star Cricket Bat in Yellow/Neon Blue, an all-round bat shaped for the modern game, as endorsed by Pakistan star Babar Azam.
Specifically designed to combine booming low-end power with an easy pickup and manoeuvrable feel, the Tempesta is the most popular Gray-Nics bat among pro players.

There are no tricks here, just careful, clever weight distribution that allows the huge mid-low swell to be called into action at will, whether you’re stepping forward to drive or rocking back to pull. And because of the lower middle, you get some serious bat speed when you let fly for big shots, ensuring you clear the rope with room to spare.

The Tempesta features futuristic graphics on the back to match the bat’s dynamic profile, with multiple colour options available so you can select your style – this is the 1.0 Yellow edition.


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 2

High-quality willow that often performs as well as Grade One but isn’t quite as cosmetically clean. Grade Two bats usually feature at least six visible grains on the face with perhaps the odd knot or blemish. Compared to Grade One, they may feature a larger amount of red wood towards the edge of the blade. The best “butterfly” blades, which use willow with a naturally occurring butterfly-shaped stain, are also typically classified as Grade Two.

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


• Tempesta range endorsed by Babar Azam
• Bow: Even - Low
• Profile: Large hitting area with mid-low sweetspot
• Face: Powercurve - Semi Rounded Face for increased profile and optimum ping
• Pickup: Lower balance point to generate power and bat speed; innovative shaping ensures outstanding pickup
• Edges: Large edges to match spine
• Toe: Square
• Handle: Semi Oval
• Grip: Superlink Pro
• Finish: Extratec
• Pre-prepared
• English willow
• Weight (Approx.): 2lb 7oz - 2lb 10oz
• 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: 1007395
  • Man. Ref: 1143508

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