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Accolades Custom

Cricket Bat Repair Service

Cricket Bat Repair Service

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Cricket Bat Repair and Full Refurbishment Service

Our comprehensive cricket bat repair and refurbishment service covers every aspect of bat maintenance and repair, ensuring your bat performs at its best and has an extended lifespan. Here’s a detailed breakdown of the services we offer:

1. Clean Up and Sanding

  • Cleaning: Thoroughly remove dirt, debris, and surface stains using a soft cloth and mild detergent.
  • Sanding: Fine-grit sandpaper (starting with 220-grit) smooths out superficial damage and prepares the bat for further repairs and refinishing.

2. Re-Grip

  • Removing Old Grip: Carefully removing the worn-out grip from the handle.
  • Installing New Grip: Sliding a new grip onto the handle, using a grip cone or talcum powder for ease, and ensuring it’s tightly and evenly placed.

3. Oiling and Knock-In

  • Oiling: Applying raw linseed oil or specialized cricket bat oil to the bat’s surface. Letting the oil soak overnight and wiping off any excess.
  • Knock-In: Gently knocking in the bat with a bat mallet to compress the fibers and enhance resilience. This is done gradually over several sessions.

4. Re-Handle

  • Removing Old Handle: Carefully removing the damaged handle.
  • Fitting New Handle: Inserting and securing a new handle with strong adhesive and binding it tightly with string or tape. Allowing it to cure fully.

5. Repressing

  • Repressing: Using a bat press to compress the bat, restoring its integrity and enhancing performance, especially after major repairs or re-handling.

6. Restringing

  • Removing Old String: Cutting away old string from the handle.
  • Restringing: Rewrapping the handle with strong string, ensuring even tension and coverage for additional grip and support.

Specific Damage Repairs

7. Cracked Shoulder

  • Assessment and Repair: Inspecting and injecting adhesive into the cracked shoulder, clamping until the glue sets. Reinforcing with fiberglass tape if necessary.

8. Cracked Edges

  • Cleaning and Gluing: Cleaning and applying adhesive into the cracked edges, clamping securely until the glue cures. Reinforcing with fiberglass tape.

9. Cracked Spine

  • Assessment and Repair: Inspecting and applying wood glue or epoxy resin into the cracked spine, clamping until set. Reinforcing with thin wooden splints if necessary.

10. Split Toe

  • Cleaning and Gluing: Cleaning and applying adhesive into the split toe, clamping securely until the glue sets.
  • Toe Guard: Attaching a toe guard to the repaired area for added protection (detailed below).

Bat Modification and Weight Reduction

11. Weight Reduction

  • Assessment and Sanding: Determining and carefully sanding the bat to reduce weight without compromising integrity.
  • Balance Check: Ensuring the bat remains balanced and comfortable to use.

Toe Guard

12. Toe Guard Description

  • Purpose: Protects the bat’s toe from damage caused by tapping the ground and moisture.
  • Installation:
    • Cleaning: Thoroughly cleaning the toe area.
    • Adhesive Application: Applying strong adhesive to the toe guard.
    • Attachment: Pressing the toe guard onto the bat’s toe, ensuring a snug fit, and allowing the adhesive to cure fully.

Benefits of Our Service:

  • Enhanced Performance: Improved bat resilience and playability through professional knock-in and pressing.
  • Extended Lifespan: Thorough repairs and reinforcements to prevent further damage.
  • Custom Modifications: Weight reduction and re-balancing to suit individual preferences.
  • Protection: Installation of toe guards for additional durability.

With our full refurbishment service, your cricket bat will be restored to its optimal condition, ready for many more games to come. Whether it’s a simple clean-up or extensive repairs, our expert team ensures your bat gets the care it needs.

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