Hello all and welcome to my Andromeda Cricket website, the website that gives you the low down on cricket bats to help you decide on what’s best for you.
My passion for cricket began when I was a very young boy, watching test matches on television and in the grounds during the summer holidays and over the years I have played for a few good club teams.
I have also purchased and tested numerous products in my career, which helped to improve my batting skills and knowledge of what makes a good cricket bat.
Now, I want to give back and feel well placed to offer sound advice on the quality and idiosyncrasies of all cricket bats.
A Short Story About My Cricket Background
Growing up in England I had a good cricketing education in school and playing for youth teams in the Liverpool and District Cricket Competition, before moving on to senior club cricket.
How you perform is critical to whether or not you get selected. Selection is always competitive so the better you compete, the more chance you will have of impressing the coaches and gaining a spot in the team. Having and understanding how to use the right bat is a key element in remaining competitive.
I would practice for long hours, trying out different cricket bats (and other equipment like gloves, pads, kit bags, etc.) I also learned a lot from watching countless videos and emulating some of the greats including Sir Ian Botham, Sir Vivian Richards and Allan Border.
You realize with time that a good work ethic, coupled with honed skill are vital elements to success in cricket. If you really want to make it happen, you can!
The Game Is Constantly Evolving
Modern cricket is a constantly changing and evolving sport. Remember the days before the DRS? Hawkeye? Or even the days before helmets? Technology, rule changes and equipment have all contributed to the ever-changing face of cricket.
It is important to keep up.
Cricket bats are different now. They are still made of willow, yet advanced manufacturing techniques have made the bats tougher, more shock-resistant and difficult to dent. There are also some other characteristics of a bat that will ultimately decide its overall quality but personal preference is paramount.
Utilise Your Time And Knowledge.
Your goal should be to optimize your practice time. Practice is paramount but time-consuming. And if you are going in the wrong direction or playing with the wrong equipment that time will not be best spent.
Reading honest reviews by someone who has played for years and handled many bats can help reduce the time you might waste and help you make a more informed decision when choosing which bat to buy.
If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.
Founder of Andromeda Cricket.