GN Players Cricket Bat
Some cricketers put trust at the forefront of their mind. Trust in your work to get you to this point. Trust in your technique to get you through tough moments. Trust that the bat that you have chosen will work with you to succeed, even in the face of adversity. If you are the trusting kind then the Classic Players is the bat you need to take your game forward.
Featuring everything you could want from a Gray-Nicolls bat, from aesthetics to performance, it's a timeless piece of wood that will leave the fielding team knowing that they have a real player in front of them. No gimmickry required - you are here to make an impact in style.
The design of the Players is unchanged from 2018 – beautiful, simple, and elegant. The iconic red and silver checks complimenting the clean English willow, shimmering in the sun and off-setting the red flash of Gray-Nicolls down the front and back of the bat. Streamlined name stickers further enhance the stripped back beauty of this timeless cricket bat.
A mid-blade profile ensures the bat performs for all style of batsman, from fleet-of-feet to quick-of-hand. The Players bat offers a sustained sweet spot across the blade, giving ultimate value for shots all around the ground, with a balanced pick-up and slightly off-set profile catering for everyone from the school playing field to the sacred ground of Lord's.
Made with the most beautiful English Willow, hand-crafted by Gray-Nicolls' master bat makers, and quality checked in Robertsbridge before despatch, the Classic Players is - simply put - the iconic Gray-Nicolls cricket bat.
For those that put their trust in a brand to deliver the best cricket bats, the Classic collection by Gray-Nicolls ticks every box in performance and aesthetic.
- Classic Gray-Nicolls design with silver and white checked stickers and modern, streamlined central sticker
- Mid-blade swell for players of all styles, promising a sustained sweet spot across the blade
- Balanced pick-up and slightly off-set profile cater to all cricketers
- Consistent look and feel across the entire Classic collection
- Traditional Gray-Nicolls stickers
- Hand-crafted by our master bat makers
- Quality controlled in Robertsbridge
- Made with the most exceptional quality English willow
- Weight Range: Junior 2lb - 2lb 6oz, Senior 2lb 7oz - 2lb 12oz
- Finish: Natural blade
Every UK order from Gray-Nicolls gets FREE shipping.
UK customers get FAST & FREE shipping via UPS or DPD - usually with you in 2 working days.
Rates for international shipments vary depending on country. See our delivery page for more information
We offer FREE Returns for UK customers. Simply use our self service tool to generate a return label and drop it off at your local UPS drop-off (thousands across the UK)
We offer a 30 day window to return your product.
Customers from other countries - please see our returns page for more information.
What people say about their Gray-Nicolls Cricket Bat
“It’s hands down the nicest looking gear about and has been for years!”
“It's the most important thing to be able to trust your equipment.”
“I use Gray-Nicolls bats not just for the quality willow but for the superb finish and beautiful design.”
Bats Size Guide
Picking the right bat for you
When selecting a cricket bat, it's crucial that you pick one that is the correct size for the player. If it's too small or too big, batting will be uncomfortable and performance will be compromised.
Bat size is based on the height of the player. Take a look at our handy Size Guide to see which bat size you should choose.
SH = Short Handle
LH = Long Handle
LB = Long Blade
SM = Small Men's
Use our weight ranges to see which bat you should buy.
If you need to send your cricket bat back to us for any reason, please use our returns service
GN Players Cricket Bat
How do I care for my bat?
We recommend knocking your cricket bat in before use. You should also add a layer of linseed oil if your bat does not come fitted with an Extratec sheet. Store your bat in a dry place when not in use.
See our blog on how to care for your new cricket bat including tips on adding linseed oil and replacing scuff sheets here.
How do I knock my bat in?
Using an old ball in a sock or a Deluxe Bat Mallet, hit the face of your cricket bat to condition the wood. You can also hit the edges of the bat with glancing blows, and gently hit the toe. You do not need to knock in the splice (top) of the bat.
What size bat do I need?
Please refer to our bat size guide to determine the size of the bat you require.
To see all of our size guides, click here.
What weight do I need?
The weight of your bat will mostly be dependent on what size bat you have. A junior bat will weigh between 1lb 11oz and 2lb 6oz, whereas adult bats range from around 2lb7 oz to 2lb 12oz.
What weight are our bats?
Size 0 -1lb10oz - 1lb13oz
Size 1: 1lb11oz - 1lb14oz
Size 2: 1lb12oz -1lb15oz
Size 3: 1lb13oz - 2lb
Size 4: 1lb14oz - 2lb1oz
Size 5: 2lb - 2lb 3oz
Size 6: 2lb1oz - 2lb4oz
Harrow: 2lb3oz - 2lb6oz
Short Handle: 2lb7oz - 2lb12oz
Pro Performance: 2lb7oz - 3lb0oz
5 Star Lite: 2lb - 2lb12oz
Size 6: 2lb1oz -2lb4oz
Harrow: 2lb3oz - 2lb6oz
SMH: 2lb4oz - 2lb7oz
SH: 2lb7oz -2lb12oz