Grade 2 Willow: A Grade 2 Willow blade also makes a very good quality Cricket Bat. This is unbleached English willow with a slight irregular grain patterns. It has at least 6 straight grains on the face of the blade. It normally has a larger amount of red wood on the edge of a blade. But this doesn’t affect the playing ability of the Cricket Bat.
ELITE – Grade 1. The Elite grade 1 willow is a beautiful piece of English willow. This bat will be an aesthetically attractive cleft with high level performance. Cosmetically there will be minor blemishes as a general rule but with clean grains. General grain numbers 6-9 and generally quite clean in its looks. EMPEROR – The ultimate looking butterfly
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707 GM English Willow Grade Bats Seasoned unbleached Grade 2 English Willow Minor blemishes with some color on one edge Fitted with good quality treble spring cane handle GM Helix™ Grip GM NOW! and TOE-TEK™ finish fitted as standard 606 GM English Willow Grade Bats Naturally seasoned bleached Grade 3 English Willow
When it comes to the grading of Kashmir Willow, apparently its not that well defined and organized by the suppliers, though a few do grade them 1, 2 & 3 however the criteria is primarily the looks and weight.
Grade 4. A Grade 4 Blade is normally over half colour or contains butterfly stain. It will still play as well as the other grades. Any number of grains are possible with often only 4 grains, the willow containing ‘butterfly’ stain is very strong, there could also be more “speck” and other faults.
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Kashmir willow is usually used for lower range junior cricket bats priced under £50. All adult English willow bats are Graded and have specific price points. Grade 1 –These are the best grade of willow used by professional players. The bat has perfect straight grains with no blemishes or marks on the blade of the bat. These are very expensive and range from £400 – £750. Grade 2 –Premium unbleached English willow, with straight grains with some blemishes and marks on the blade of the ...
5 STAR – Our senior, entry-level grade is the 5 Star. This willow can produce some incredible bats however may have some blemishes or imperfections on the surface, none that will affect performance. RESERVE – Our mid-range willow grade is the Reserve.