Most cricket bats need to have some form of preparation done to them before they should be used. All natural Willow bats need to be knocked in for approximately 6hrs as well as oiled. All Ready-Play bats still need to be oiled but require only 2hrs of knocking in or some light work in the nets with older balls.

For more information on how to correctly knock in and oil your bat, please see below:

How bats are made:


How to knock-in a bit:


How to apply a grip:


How to apply Extratec:


How to oil a bat: