Junior Cricket Bats

Gray-Nicolls Vapour Gen Academy 1.0 Cricket Bat

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Gray-Nicolls Vapour Gen Academy 1.0 Cricket Bat

Combine power and class with the Gray-Nicolls Vapour Gen Academy 1.0 Junior Cricket Bat in Blue/Black, featuring a full profile with a duckbill toe for a light pickup and fast bat speed.
As used by pros around the world, the Vapour Gen features the modern shape favoured by today’s dynamic players. That means a huge mid-low sweetspot and dramatic tapering towards the square toe, combining huge power potential and a light pickup. Simply put, anything you hit well flies to the boundary, and the manoeuvrability of the bat makes sure you’re always in position to make a good connection – no wonder it’s so popular.


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.
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


• Endorsed by Ollie Pope and Sam Billings
• Bow: Even – Low
• Profile: Large hitting area with mid to low sweetspot, long sweeping spine and edges
• Face: Rounded – Powercurve face
• Pick up: Lower balance point to generate power and bat speed, innovative shaping ensures outstanding pick up
• Edges: Large edges to match the spine
• Toe: 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: 252850
  • Man. Ref: 1135504

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