Serbian willow is very similar to English willow and yes, the bats that we have tested have proved to be every bit as good as English willow bats. Find out more below.
Serbian willow is English willow (Salix Alba) that has been grown in Serbia, a climate very similar to England giving it comparable properties to the traditional English willow. You may have heard of Kashmir Willow – which is English willow nurtured in India. KW bats are extremely brittle and mainly used for soft balls due to the climate that it’s grown in.
The main characteristics of Serbian willow is its high density, narrow grain structure (there may be a lot of heartwood) which due of the length of time that the willow has been grown for. Compared to English willow, where trees are growing for shorter times each year – EW bats with lots of grains are harder to come by.
Due to the higher grain structure, Serbian willow bats are likely to be heavier for the same size of English willow bats – however due to the amount available, there is a lot of high quality and low-density clefts available at the moment, meaning that you are likely to get a big bat for the weight.
Above image shows the face of a typical Serbian Willow Cricket Bat
Above image shows the massive profile with big edges and spine of a Serbian Willow Cricket Bat
Each Serbian willow bat goes through the same bat making process as our English willow bats, meaning that the willow is stored at an optimum level to retain the moisture, pressed to perfect and then the standard cleft is made in to a bat of your bespoke shape with our Custom Edition Bat. This willow has been extensively tested and it’s proved to be durable and provide superb performance – making it very similar to English willow.
It’s brand new to the cricket industry this year and we’re delighted to be one of the first brands in the UK to offer this to the public. If you’re looking for a bat with a lot of grains, or looking to try something new – then we would recommend our Custom Edition Serbian Willow Cricket Bats, as they are a cheaper alternative to our English willow bats.
Prices for our adult Serbian Willow Cricket Bats start from £179.00 - Find out more information and purchase here.
If you have any further enquiries, please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org and we’d be able to advise you.