Suffolk - England
The Garrard and Flack Cricket Bat Company was newly founded in 2016. Based in Suffolk, England, making limited numbers of handcrafted, Custom Cricket Bats. The company founder Edward Garrard has been perfecting the art of bat making for many years, providing the highest quality handcrafted cricket bats.
At Garrard and Flack we pride ourselves on providing the finest quality, handmade, custom cricket bats making only a limited number each year. Each bat is produced taking a huge amount of care and attention to reach the excellent quality we provide. Our new 2019 bat range offers a great selection of both classic and modern styles with multiple shapes and grades available. Our bat makers ensure that each bat provides the best possible performance, basing our manufacturing process purely on quality.
Handcrafted in Suffolk
Handcrafting cricket bats is a kind of art form, transforming raw materials in willow and cane into high performing bats. Each of our bats manufactured at Garrard and Flack is individually handcrafted and custom made to order, willow is carefully selected from only the highest quality sourced from Foskett Willows in Suffolk. Our head bat maker Edward Garrard takes great pride in each individual piece of willow, optimising its presence and performance.
Manufacturing is the heart and soul of the company, handcrafting each bat with our in house manufacturing from the cleft to the finished bat. Maximising the quality with ultimate care and attention to detail allows us to provide excellent performance and glass like finishing.
Without a doubt the most important part of cricket bat manufacturing is the pressing, our individual pressing process is the key to high performance bats, Ed has slowly learned the process of pressing and feels his light bow and even blade pressing offers excellent performance whilst maintaining the longevity of the bat.