GRAY-NICOLLS X RUTH STRAUSS FOUNDATION
To mark this year’s #RedforRuth day during the Second LV= Insurance Test Match at Lord's, Gray-Nicolls has once again partnered with the Ruth Strauss Foundation to produce a limited edition cricket bat.
a piece of history
Sir Andrew Strauss used Gray-Nicolls throughout his career, and perhaps never more famously than on his England debut. Back in 2004, Strauss made his bow for the Three Lions, striking an incredible century against New Zealand.
On that day, Andrew used the first edition of the Powerbow. That iconic bat, featuring yellow and red design, would accompany Strauss to great success, including the 2005 Ashes. It was later used by Alastair Cook on his Test debut. Now, to mark the Red For Ruth Test Match, Gray-Nicolls have re-imagined the original design.
NOW IN RED AND BLUE
We've taken the original design of the Powerbow, so beloved by the cricket family, and turned in red and blue, in homage to the Ruth Strauss Foundation.
The design includes the same flowing back stickers of the original, which flare at the bottom to exaggerate the size of the toe.
The front sticker has been brought up to date, keeping it in-line with our new Orginals Range.
27 LIMITED EDITION BATS
From Tuesday 10th August, 27 bats will be available to buy - one for each of Andrew Strauss's international centuries.
30% of proceeds from the bat will be going to the Ruth Strauss Foundation as they continue their incredible work.
Each bat will come with an accompanying certifcate signed by the former England captain.
RUTH STRAUSS FOUNDATION POWERBOW ORIGINAL
About the Ruth Strauss Foundation
Early 2018, Ruth Strauss, wife of Sir Andrew Strauss the former England cricket captain, was diagnosed with an incurable lung cancer that affects non-smokers. Ruth died on December 29th 2018; she was 46 years old and mother to two children, then aged 10 and 13. In her memory, Sir Andrew launched the Ruth Strauss Foundation to:
- Provide emotional support for families to prepare for the death of a parent
- Raise awareness of the need for more research & collaboration in the fight against non-smoking lung cancers.