Our Special Reserve bat is our newest, high performance bat. It is produced from our absolute highest performing willow and suits people who are much more interested in the power of a bat rather than the looks.

Price: NZ$495
Special Reserve

When a cricketer is looking for their new bat, the vast majority will list performance as the most important factor. If you're one of these people then you should definitely be taking a close look at our Special Reserve range.

If we were grading our bats solely on performance, as a lot of bat manufactures do, then the Special Reserve would be 100% Grade 1! These bats are made from our highest performing willow clefts and suit the cricketer who desires performance above all other attributes of a bat, giving themself a huge advantage over their opponents. The willow is judged purely on performance and is selected from about 80% of the finest willow that we import into New Zealand.

For the Special Reserve clefts, we are not looking for straight grains but simply for the clefts that hit the ball the furthest. If power is what you are looking for then the Special Reserve is likely to be the bat for you.

Please fill in our free bat-sizing form and mention that you are interested in the Special Reserve bat in the Additional Comments box.

An average weight for the Special Reserve bat would be in the region of 2lbs10ozs. At this weight the profile of the bat is huge and ensures lots of wood behind the sweet spot. We can make the Special Reserve bat in the weight range of 2lb7ozs to 3lbs6ozs.
The blade of the bat can be made up to three inches longer (in absolute extreme circumstances) and the handle up to two inches longer (again not recommended due to extra weight) however the bat cannot exceed a length of 38 inches in total. The blade width can be no more than 4 1/4 inches and has to be made of wood.
Our Special Reserve bats are being used at all levels of cricket throughout the world today. The power of these bats is regarded by many as being the very best available.
Our full size Special Reserve bats are available in the following sizes and styles: Short Handle, Long Handle, Long Blade and can be made within a weight range of 2lb7ozs to 3lbs6ozs.
Please contact us to begin a discussion regarding the type of bat that will best suit your game.