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GN Delta GN5 Cricket Bat

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Care information

 

  1. Oiling: Before using your cricket bat for the first time, apply a light coat of linseed oil to the face, edges, and toe of the bat. This helps to protect the wood and maintain its moisture content. Repeat this process every few months or whenever the bat starts to feel dry.

  2. Knocking-in: Knocking-in is a crucial step in preparing a new cricket bat. Use a specialized bat mallet or a cricket ball wrapped in an old sock to gently tap the face of the bat, focusing on the middle and edges. Gradually increase the force over several hours of knocking-in to compress the fibers and minimize the risk of cracking. Avoid striking the bat on the toe or back.

  3. Storage: Store your cricket bat in a cool, dry place away from excessive heat or humidity. Avoid leaning it against a wall or any other surface that may cause the bat to warp. Ideally, keep it in a bat cover or a padded bag to protect it from dust, moisture, and accidental damage.

  4. Cleaning: After each use, wipe the bat with a clean, dry cloth to remove any dirt or debris. If the bat becomes excessively dirty, you can use a slightly damp cloth to clean it, but avoid getting the handle wet. Allow the bat to air dry before storing it.

  5. Grip Maintenance: Check the grip regularly for signs of wear or damage. If the grip starts to deteriorate or lose its effectiveness, replace it with a new one. Applying a thin layer of grip tape over the existing grip can help prolong its lifespan.

  6. Protection: During gameplay, always use a bat toe guard to protect the bottom of the bat from moisture, impact, and general wear and tear. Additionally, using a bat cover or scuff sheet on the face of the bat can help prevent ball marks and damage.

  7. Avoid Excessive Force: While it's natural to hit the ball hard, avoid unnecessary force or hitting inappropriate surfaces such as concrete or hard ground. Doing so can cause the bat to weaken, crack, or even break.

  8. Avoid Excessive Moisture: Never expose your cricket bat to excessive moisture, such as rain or water. Moisture can cause the bat to swell, warp, or become weak. If the bat does get wet, gently wipe it dry and allow it to air dry naturally in a cool, dry place.

  9. Professional Maintenance: If your cricket bat experiences significant damage, such as cracks or splits, it's best to consult a professional bat repair service. They can assess the damage and provide appropriate repairs or advice on bat replacement.

Remember, proper care and maintenance will help extend the lifespan of your cricket bat, ensuring optimal performance and enjoyment on the field.

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Gray Nicolls Delta GN5 Cricket Bat.

The Delta Adult GN5 cricket bat is sure to be a popular bat, having made the jump from Australia and New Zealand. If you are a fan of Kane Williamson, then you’ll want the bat used by him.

The Delta features enormous edges to ensure maximum distance even when you don’t quite middle the ball.

A mid-profile blade promotes a supremely light pick-up, which will help your stroke play all around the wicket.

This cricket bat features the new Power curve, which is slightly concaved to promote extra feel for precision placement.

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Gray Nicolls

GN Delta GN5 Cricket Bat

$199.99 $224.99

Gray Nicolls Delta GN5 Cricket Bat.

The Delta Adult GN5 cricket bat is sure to be a popular bat, having made the jump from Australia and New Zealand. If you are a fan of Kane Williamson, then you’ll want the bat used by him.

The Delta features enormous edges to ensure maximum distance even when you don’t quite middle the ball.

A mid-profile blade promotes a supremely light pick-up, which will help your stroke play all around the wicket.

This cricket bat features the new Power curve, which is slightly concaved to promote extra feel for precision placement.

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