10 Best Gunn & Moore(GM) Cricket bats

Here is the list of the 10  best Gunn & Moore(GM) Cricket bats reviewed for 2023. View all the information on every bat that made the list to make an informed decision when buying the correct Cricket bat for their style of play. 

Gunn & Moore(GM) Cricket Bats - Easy Comparison Guide

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2023 GM DIAMOND BEN STOKES DXMEnglish Willow (Grade1)OvalSemi squareMid36-38mm1,190-1,21962-63mmFrom $800
GM ZELOSEnglish Willow (Grade1 )OvalSemi squareMid-low36-39mm1,105-116263-65mmFrom $600
GM ICON LIMITED EDITIONEnglish Willow(Grade +1)RoundSemi squareMid-High32-33mm1,162-1,21963-64mmFrom $559
SPARQ LIMITED EDITIONEnglish Willow (Grade 1)RoundSemi squareMid-High35-37mm1,162-1,19061-62mmFrom$499
GM CHROMA L555 CUSTOMEnglish Willow (Grade 1)Semi OvalSemi squareMid35-36mm1,162-124760-61mmFrom $400
GM NOIR DXM 808English Willow (Grade 1)Semi OvalSemi squareLow38mm1,113-1,21963-64mmFrom $500
GM PRIMA L540 PROEnglish Willow(Grade 1)Semi Oval to roundSemi squareLow32-33mm1180-122062-64mmFrom $500
GM Siren L540 808 Cricket BatEnglish Willow (Grade 2)Semi OvalSemi squareLow33-34mm1106-119060-62mmFrom $450
GM RANDON DXMEnglish Willow (Grade 4)Semi OvalSemi squareMid37-38mm1,105-1,21960-61mmFrom $250
GM MAESTRO L555 CUSTOMEnglish Willow (Grade 1)Semi OvalSemi squareMid-Low37-39mm1,180-1,25063-65mmFrom $850

1. 2023 GUNN AND MOORE DIAMOND BEN STOKES DXM PLAYEON CRICKET BAT

GM bats makers is leading from the front with their bats made in the UK. If you want to bat like a pro and you are an aggressive batsman, this is the bat for you. It is made to the specifications of Ben Stokes. This one-in-a-million bat has a shortened L540 Blade design with a dynamic sweet spot.

Middle

Approximately 210mm to 230 mm from the toe

Edge Thickness

Approximately 36mm to 38mm

Edge Profile

Square

Face Profile

Flat Face

Toe Profile

Semi rounded to round

Spine Height

Approximately 62 mm -63mm

Scallop

Approximately 0mm to 1mm

Bow

Standard

Handle

Semi-Oval 310mm treble spring cane handle

Grip

GM Tech grip

There are three different kinds of blade lengths introduced by GM:

  • L555 (this is a traditional size length blade that is used to make most conventional cricket bats)
  • L540 (this bat length has a shorter blade for a more dynamic sweet spot)
  • L525 (it is a super short length blade compared to all, and is suitable for T20 games).

 

This bat is made with the shorter format in mind and will be a good bat to play T20s and ODIs. The bat features the popular power arc bow and F4.5 Face profile. This face profile is broader and gives great contact with the ball. It has a standard full-blade with a contoured flowing spine and has a middle swell position that assists in all-round-stroke play.

 A scalloped PROFILE SHAPE: In a way to maximize spine height, taking out willow from either side of the spine allows the spine to peak, without dramatically increasing unnessacary weight to the bat. Scallops also maximize edge profile, reducing blade rotation in off-center hits. A well-scalloped bat made from high-quality willow is the hallmark of this cricket bat.

 A slight BOW: The regular bow found in the majority of modern cricket bats which allows you to get your hands slightly ahead of the ball for ease of stroke play. It also helps the cricket bat feel more aggressive in your hands.

 A Medium SPINE HEIGHT: Often combined with big edges to create a forgiving bat with an extra wide hitting zone which still rewards striking the blade out of the very middle.

 A flatter FACE: Enhance the sweet spot on the blade and off-center strokes can also be timed to the boundary.

 Big Edges: The Big edges make for a forgiving and powerful cricket bat with a wider sweet spot.

 Mid to low SWEET SPOT POSITION: A 2-in-1setup that allows favorability to players who like to hit down the ground, but still want the benefits of a mid-sweet spot.

 Semi- Oval HANDLE TYPE: A happy medium between a Round and Oval Handle that brings the benefits of both oval & round handles. This shape assists alignment and weakens the bottom hand for more controlled stroke play as your top hand is more dominant and still allows for creative use of the bottom hand.

 A semi-square TOE: The bat is fitted with a toe guard, but might differ from bat supplier.

¬†The GM Now is unique to the GM Bat PREPARATION: This bat has been oiled, pressed and been given the GM ‘DriGuard’ toe treatment. Extratec exclusively applied on the wood in the GM factory for extra protection. I will recommend that you knock in the edges thoroughly and knock in the bat as a whole again after you purchased the bat.

2. GM Zelos- GM bats

An older 2021/2022 model bat. The light pickup of this bat and the timing of the ball of the blade give me an instant smile of pure joy on my face when I picked up the bat.

Middle

Approximately 205mm to 225 mm from the toe

Edge Thickness

Approximately 36mm to 39mm

Edge Profile

Curved

Face Profile

Flat

Toe Profile

Semi Square

Spine Height

Approximately 63 mm to 65 mm

Scallop

Approximately 1mm to 2mm

Bow

Distinct 

Handle

Oval

Grip

Pro-Lite grip 

The bat has an F4.5 Face Profile. The F4.5 is a big cricket bat design, the optimized flatter face has been noted for giving batsmen better control over their shots.

You might also like Gray Nicolls bats.

This bat has a curve handle and a full-face profile design, with a blade length of 555mm. It has a low-to-middle swell for all-round play. It has a contoured spine profile. It consists of a partially concaved back profile for excellent balancing and pickup of the bat. A traditional blade length that provides excellent timing thanks to its ‚ÄėUltra Curve‚Äô shape, enlarging the sweet spot for powerful stroke-making. The partially concaved spine profile allows for greater pick-up and balance, an all-round bat, for the all-round player. The low to mid swell leads to the all-round capabilities, making the Zelos the perfect bat for any situation.

 A scalloped PROFILE SHAPE: In a way to maximize spine height, taking out willow from either side of the spine allows the spine to peak, without dramatically increasing unnecessary weight to the bat. Scallops also maximize edge profile, reducing blade rotation in off-center hits. A well-scalloped bat made from high-quality willow is the hallmark of this cricket bat.

Gunn & Moore Scalloping used in this bat.

 A slight BOW: this is a combination of the traditional and large bow which is the most common when making a cricket bat. You see the subcontinental shape in the bat with a more pronounced bow. This enables the sweet spot to be lower on the blade as well. It is advantageous for use on low pitches.

 High SPINE HEIGHT with a concave spine profile: This profile ensures a lighter pickup and a well-balanced bat. This profile is combined with big edges to create a forgiving bat with an extra wide hitting zone which still rewards striking the blade out of the very middle.

 F 4.5 mm FACE profile: assists with better control of the bat, because of the flatter face.

Big EDGES: The Big edges make for a forgiving and powerful cricket bat with a wider sweet spot.

¬†A Mid to low SWEET SPOT POSITION: A two-in-one setup that allows some favorability to players who like to hit down the ground but still want the benefits of a mid-sweet spot. Do you rarely find yourself on high-bouncing wickets? A synthetic wicket specialist? Or thinking about a tour of the subcontinent? Well, this sweet spot setup could really help some of your shots. Blast a straight drive through the inner field and you’ll know what we mean.

 Semi- Oval HANDLE TYPE: A happy medium between a Round and Oval Handle that brings the benefits of both oval & round handles. This shape aids alignment and slightly weakens the bottom hand for more controlled stroke play as your top hand is more dominant and still allows for creative use of the bottom hand.

A semi-square TOE: GM bats have Toe Tek for toe protection. It is fitted with a toe guard.  The main reason for a Semi square toe is it help minimize damage from tapping at the crease and running between the wickets with your bat, as the toe is slightly offset.

¬†The GM Now is unique to the GM Bat PREPARATION: This bat has been oiled, pressed and been given the GM ‘DriGuard’ toe treatment. Extratec exclusively applied on the wood in the GM factory for extra protection. I will recommend that you knock in the edges thoroughly and knock in the bat as a whole again after you purchased the bat.

3. GM Icon Limited Edition Cricket Bat

The Icon profile bat is an extremely lightweight design gained from the highly technical and unique DXM process.

Middle

Approximately 210mm to 230mm from the toe

Edge Thickness

Approximately 38 mm to 40mm

Edge Profile

More flat

Face Profile

4.5mm Flat

Toe Profile

Semi Square

Spine Height

58mm-62mm

Scallop

Approximately 1mm to 2mm

Bow

Handle

Round

Grip

Pro lite Hex grip

The DXM process is GM’s integrated system approach to bat manufacturing. The bat manufacturing process is based on five years of research. It focuses on improved wood condition. The process allows for better stability and consistency of the wood during the manufacturing process. This leads to improved consistency in the final product.

In addition, CAD technology assists with the precise design process. With the latest CAM (Computer Added Manufacturing) process there is a marked improvement in the consistency of the manufacturing of the complex designs of the modern GM bats. 

Its middle is on the slightly higher side. Although all Gunn Moore Bats are pre-knocked in, I will suggest knocking in the edges. Knocking in on the face of the bat actually did not do much as it’s already compressed by GM itself.

Although lightweight the bat has massive power edges and an impressive swell position. This aids performance and allows for the full range of stroke play to be executed to the highest possible standard levels. This is a great bat for the lower-order batsman in my opinion.

 It has a traditional L555 blade length.

  • L555 (this is a traditional size length blade which is used to make most conventional cricket bats)¬†

Important to note that each blade shape is optimized for a specific blade length. As blade length decreases, handle length increases so that the overall length of the bat remains constant.

Shorter blades allow for faster hands through the ball, larger sweet spots and swells, supreme balance and explosive power.

 How does this impact the sweet spot of the bat?

The Sweet Spot is the part of the bat which provides the maximum output and faster travel speed to the ball once hit from that area or zone of the bat.GM terms it as the exit velocity of the ball, this area maximizes the stroke play and batsmen would always like to hit the ball in that zone to get the maximum benefit out of their strokes in terms of boundaries.

The Face profile of the Icon is a mid to high swell position for stroke play all around the wicket.

It has a fully concaved back profile that maximizes the pick-up. The bat supports massive edges and that results in powerful shots. It assists you to perform like a professional. The bat has a huge profile which lets the batsman choose his sweet spot from a wide profile blade.

GM Control Grip lets you gain a strong grasp over the handle and helps you to play controlled innings. The handle is embedded with a treble spring multi-piece cane which helps with the smooth feel, easy flex and performance of the bat. Exclusively employed by GM, Dri Guard is a waterproofing technology that prevents the willow from moisture and consequent swelling. It is applied on the toe region, which gets maximum exposure to pitch and wet surfaces.

 A light PROFILE SHAPE with a power arc face profile: the bat features a middle swell position and fuller back profile.

 A Traditional BOW: A little bow in this bat is resulting in a higher sweet-spot that is ideal for bouncy pitches.

 A Medium SPINE HEIGHT: Often combined with big edges to create a forgiving bat with an extra wide hitting zone which still rewards striking the blade out of the very middle.

 A flatter FACE: Enhance the sweet spot on the blade and off-center strokes can also be timed to the boundary.

 Big EDGES: The big edges make for a forgiving and powerful cricket bat with a wider sweet spot.

 Mid to High SWEET SPOT POSITION: This sweet spot position is more beneficial for bouncy wickets. This bat will assist you a lot with cross bat shots and back foot strokes.

  A Round HANDLE TYPE: This handle type allows you to move your hands around the bat for different bowlers. This handle type will assist bottom hand dominant players.

 A semi square to square TOE: GM bats have Toe Tek for toe protection. It is fitted with a toe guard.  The main reason for a Semi square toe is it help minimize damage from tapping at the crease and running between the wickets with your bat, as the toe is slightly rounded.

The GM Now is unique to the GM Bat PREPARATION: This bat has been oiled, pressed and been given the GM ‘DriGuard’ toe treatment. Extratec exclusively applied on the wood in the GM factory for extra protection. I will recommend that you knock in the edges thoroughly and knock in the bat as a whole.

4. GM Sparq Limited Edition- GM bats

This unique grade 1 English Willow bat features offset edges to assist with a great power outset versus the balance ratio of the bat. 

Middle

Approximately 215 mm to 235 mm from the toe

Edge Thickness

Approximately 37mm to 39 mm

Edge Profile

Semi Rounded

Face Profile

Semi Flat

Toe Profile

Semi Square

Spine Height

Approximately 63 mm to 65mm

Scallop

Approximately 1mm to 2mm

Bow

Enhanced Bow

Handle

Round

Grip

Pro-Lite grip

The concaving at the back of the bat will assist you with a light pick up and you will get quick hands through the ball with bat in hand.

The shortend L540 blade length gives you a broader sweet spot. The handle length is thus longer at 310mm that will assist with elevation.

The mid to high sweetspot will assist a batsman on a bouncy wicket to play all around the ground. It will assist you as a batsmen to play on the front and back foot.

 A Small amount of scalloping that is forming the unique PROFILE SHAPE: A well scalloped bat made from high quality willow is the hallmark of this light cricket bat. Concaving profile at the back of the bat ensure the bat is lighter but still have big edges.

 An enhanced BOW: The bat is supported with an aggressive style bow made for attacking cricket on bouncing cricket pitches.

 Reasonable SPINE HEIGHT: The spine of this bat is high enough to ensure the edges are still prominent enough and a lot of wood behind.  

¬†Semi Flat FACE: One of the latest trends in cricket bat faces was born from the need to add some durability to the edges of flat faced bats. When prepared correctly semi-flat faces bring the benefits of slightly bigger edges, a wider sweet spot plus ‘point and shoot’ aiming of a flat face bat. A slight curve also allows batsman to be confident when using the wrists to manipulate the face angle.

¬†Normal EDGES: The even normal edges are larger than the biggest edges of the 2000’s. Normal edges are often the calling card of a lightweight bat or a premium bat with a full profile.

 Mid to high SWEET SPOT POSITION:

This mid to high sweet spot will assist a batsman on a bouncy wicket to play all around the ground. It will assist you as a batsmen to play on the front and back foot.

A round HANDLE TYPE: This handle type will assist the batter to move their hands around the handle to score all around the ground.

 A semi-square TOE: GM bats have Toe Tek for toe protection. It is fitted with a toe guard.  The main reason for a Semi square toe is it help minimize damage from tapping at the crease and running between the wickets with your bat, as the toe is slightly offset.

¬†The GM Now is unique to the GM Bat PREPARATION: This bat has been oiled, pressed and been given the GM ‘DriGuard’ toe treatment. Extratec exclusively applied on the wood in the GM factory for extra protection. I will recommend that you knock in the edges thoroughly and knock in the bat as a whole.

5. Gunn & Moore Chroma L555 custom Willow Cricket Bat- GM bats

The Chroma has a sweeping spine and a full blade of Wood and it has an L555 blade length. It has a middle to low swell position and its handle length is 295 mm and is a lightweight bat. It has and consists of a traditional full-blade profile with a sweeping spine and a light comfortable pickup.

Gm flat 5

Middle

Approximately 195mm to 215mm from the toe

Edge Thickness

Approximately 39mm to 40mm

Edge Profile

Semi Rounded

Face Profile

Semi Flat

Toe Profile

Semi Rounded

Spine Height

Approximately 62mm to 65mm

Scallop

Approximately 1mm to 2mm

Bow

Enhanced

Handle

Semi Oval

Grip

GM Tech grip

Similar to the Zelos II bat, this Chroma bat also comes equipped with the Pro Lite Grip. With a traditional full-blade profile (like the Diamond and Eclipse Bats), this bat has a longer blade and a shorter handle length (like the Icons and Noir). This bat is a good mix of all the features that the GM bats have above and to sum it all up, this bat is a lightweight option compared to all the medium-weight category bats above.

I would recommend Chroma Bat for the same folks who would use a Noir or a Diamond but prefer lighter bats.

You might also like Newberry bats.

 Full PROFILE SHAPE: The full player’s style cricket bat is the peak of cricket bat production. This kind of profile is both the most powerful and most forgiving. Such a design is what you will usually see at the international level. A full profile usually means one of two things. Either the bat is constructed from high-quality lightweight willow or has an above-average weight.

 Enhanced BOW: A very aggressive style bow made for attacking cricket & striking fear into bowlers. The extra leverage towards the toe can be an excellent tool on lower bouncing wickets.

 Medium SPINE HEIGHT: Often combined with big edges to create a forgiving bat with an extra wide hitting zone which still rewards striking the blade out of the very middle.

¬†Semi-Flat FACE: One of the latest trends in cricket bat faces was born from the need to add some durability to the edges of flat faced bats. When prepared correctly semi-flat faces bring the benefits of slightly bigger edges, a wider sweet spot plus ‘point and shoot’ aiming of a flat face bat. A slight curve also allows batsman to be confident when using the wrists to manipulate the face angle.

¬†Mid SWEET SPOT POSITION: Not too high or too low, the mid-sweet spot position is the most popular setup among all cricket bats. This setup gives performance both straight and square of the wicket while allowing players to be confident with an array of shots. This prime sweet spot position is also famous for what many refer to as a ‘balanced’ pickup.

 Semi-Oval  HANDLE TYPE: A happy medium that brings the benefits of both oval & round handles. This shape aids alignment and slightly weakens the bottom hand for more controlled stroke play and still allows for creative use of the bottom hand.

¬†Bat PREPARATION: This bat has been oiled, pressed and given the GM ‘DriGuard’ toe treatment. Extratec is exclusively applied to the wood in the GM factory for extra protection. I will recommend that you knock in the edges thoroughly and knock in the bat as a whole.

6. GM Noir- GM bats

This bat has huge edges and is designed to assist batsmen with extra power in mind. Huge stealth-like power is an understatement.

Middle

Approximately 195 mm to 215 mm from the toe

Edge Thickness

Approximately 39 mm

Edge Profile

Semi Rounded

Face Profile

Rounded

Toe Profile

Flat

Spine Height

Approximately 63 mm

Scallop

Approximately 0 mm to 1 mm

Bow

Medium Bow

Handle

Semi-Oval

Grip

Triangular grip

The large pronounced edges at the driving zone provide huge confidence for the batter. Complimented by the low to mid swell position for powerful front foot play, this bat has been specifically engineered to produce maximum power at the drive zone.

The Noir is the perfect bat for those looking to stand out from the crowd, epitomizing class and style with its striking colour scheme and sleek design. In 2019, Ollie Pope Ross Taylor and Aiden Markram used the Noir with great success. Made in England from Prime English Willow. It has a concave spine back with a low to the middle swell position. Is medium weight and has a 295mm handle length.

 A Full PROFILE SHAPE: This bat is created to ensure a lightweight pickup with slight concaving to help control the weight. I would recommend this profile for a player who likes the spine running right through the toe and looking for a light bat with the sweet spot being positioned mid to high. Ideal for players who play on the back foot and enjoy using their wrists to pierce the field. A small amount of scalloping (Wood taken out of the back of the bat) is seen in this cricket bats. The goal is to save weight while still making the sweet spot as wide as possible.

 A Standard BOW: The regular bow is found in the majority of modern cricket bats which gets your hands slightly ahead of the ball for ease of stroke play. It also helps the cricket bat feel more aggressive in your hands.

 Medium SPINE HEIGHT: Often combined with big edges to create a forgiving bat with an extra wide hitting zone which still rewards striking the blade out of the very middle.

¬†Semi-Flat FACE: One of the latest trends in cricket bat faces was born from the need to add some durability to the edges of flat faced bats. When prepared correctly semi-flat faces bring the benefits of slightly bigger edges, a wider sweet spot plus ‘point and shoot’ aiming of a flat face bat. A slight curve also allows batsman to be confident when using the wrists to manipulate the face angle.

 Big EDGES: These edges are close to the magic 40mm mark. Big edges make for a forgiving and powerful cricket bat with a wider sweet spot. Please be aware that junior bats can still have big edges but they will be relative to 40mm due to their size.

¬†A Mid SWEET SPOT POSITION: Not too high or too low, the mid sweet spot position is the most popular setup among all cricket bats. This setup gives performance both straight and square of the wicket, while allowing players to be confident with an array of shots. This prime sweet spot position is also famous for what many refer to as a ‘balanced’ pickup. The pickup of the bat is the way the weight is distributed through the bat. If it is balanced the pickup will be¬†lighter than the actual weight.

 Rounded HANDLE TYPE

 A semi flat or square TOE: This bat needs some form of toe preparation via shoe goo, a toe guard or your favourite secret recipe.

¬†The GM Now is unique to the GM Bat PREPARATION: This bat has been oiled, pressed and given the GM ‘DriGuard’ toe treatment. Extratec is exclusively applied to the wood in the GM factory for extra protection. I will recommend that you knock in the edges thoroughly and knock in the bat as a whole.

7. GM Prima- GM bats

This bat has a pronounced spine with a shorter blade that gives you a bigger sweet spot for big hitting, but still having control.

Middle

Approximately 195mm to 215mm from the toe

Edge Thickness

Approximately 32mm to 33mm

Edge Profile

Curved

Face Profile

Semi square

Toe Profile

Rounded

Spine Height

Approximately 62 mm to 64 mm

Scallop

Approximately 1mm to 2mm

Bow

Distinct

Handle

Semi Oval in to round

Grip

Pro-Lite grip

An addition to the GM Cricket range for 2022/23, the PRIMA dons a shortened. L540  blade with GMs F4.5 face profile and a Power arc bow. The PRIMA is crafted with one of the highest spines in the GM range; teamed with big edges and a scalloped back to enhance pickup. A low sweet spot makes this bat ideal for players favoring front-foot shots. The bat has a mid to high swell position that assists with power and the handle is longer at 310mm and the bat is medium weight.

It has a Power arc bow and a concaved back profile for superb pick-up. Slight offset edge for increased power-to-balance ratio of the bat. It also has the Pro-Lite Grip.

 Scalloped PROFILE SHAPE: In the quest to maximize spine height, gouging willow from either side of the spine allows it to peak without dramatically increasing weight. Scallops also maximise edge profile which reduces rotation of the blade in off-centre hits. A well scalloped bat made from high quality willow is the hallmark of a light cricket bat.

 An Enhanced BOW: A very aggressive style bow made for attacking cricket & striking fear into bowlers. The extra leverage towards the toe can be an excellent tool on lower bouncing wickets.

 A High SPINE HEIGHT: A high spine maximises the hitting power of the centre of the cricket bat.

A Semi-Flat FACE: One of the latest trends in cricket bat faces was born from the need to add some durability to the edges of flat faced bats. When prepared correctly semi-flat faces bring the benefits of slightly bigger edges, a wider sweet spot plus ‘point and shoot’ aiming of a flat face bat. A slight curve also allows batsman to be confident when using the wrists to manipulate the face angle.

¬†A Low SWEET SPOT POSITION: Performs at its best when players hit through the ‘V’ with a straight bat. Often favoured by those who play at the top of the order or find themselves on lower bouncing wickets. Crush a drive with one of these and the bowlers will know they’re in for trouble.

 Semi- Oval HANDLE TYPE: A happy medium that brings the benefits of both oval & round handles. This shape aids alignment, slightly weakens the bottom hand for more controlled stroke play and still allows for creative use of the bottom hand.

 A semi-square TOE: GM bats have Toe Tek for toe protection. It is fitted with a toe guard.  The main reason for a Semi square toe is it help minimize damage from tapping at the crease and running between the wickets with your bat, as the toe is slightly offset.

¬†The GM Now is unique to the GM Bat PREPARATION: This bat has been oiled, pressed and given the GM ‘DriGuard’ toe treatment. Extratec is exclusively applied to the wood in the GM factory for extra protection. I will recommend that you knock in the edges thoroughly and knock in the bat as a whole.

8. GM Siren L540 808 Cricket Bat

SIREN is the latest edition to the Gunn & Moore family and as it's name suggests, is a warning signal to any opponent!

Middle

Approximately 195mm to 215mm from the toe

Edge Thickness

Approximately 33mm to 34mm

Edge Profile

Curved

Face Profile

Semi flat

Toe Profile

Semi Square

Spine Height

Approximately 60 mm to 62 mm

Scallop

Approximately 1mm to 2mm

Bow

Enhanced and Distinct

Handle

Semi-Oval

Grip

GM Tech grip

The Siren provides all the subtlety of its namesake thanks to its loud colour profile, dynamic sweetspot and the lowest swell position in the GM range that’s designed for maximum power off the front foot, accentuated by a pronounced bow and large edges at the drive zone.

Thanks to a shortened L540 blade and concaved back profile, the Siren has also been engineered to provide a perfectly balanced pick-up, despite the large swell depth.

GM’s F4.5 POWERARC face profile. The SIREN has a low sweet spot with a striking spine and scalloping through the back of the bat to enhance pick up. The outcome is an aggressive, attacking profile ideal for front foot power play!
All GM bats are finished factory knocked in with “GM NOW!” anti-scuff sheet and “TOETEK” DriGuard protection.

 A Scalloped PROFILE SHAPE:In the quest to maximise spine height, gouging willow from either side of the spine allows it to peak without dramatically increasing weight. Scallops also maximise edge profile which reduces rotation of the blade in off-centre hits. A well scalloped bat made from high quality willow is the hallmark of a light cricket bat.

 A Enhanced BOW: A very aggressive style bow made for attacking cricket & striking fear into bowlers. The extra leverage towards the toe can be an excellent tool on lower bouncing wickets.

 High SPINE HEIGHT: A high spine maximises the hitting power of the centre of the cricket bat.

¬†Semi Flat FACE: One of the latest trends in cricket bat faces was born from the need to add some durability to the edges of flat faced bats. When prepared correctly semi-flat faces bring the benefits of slightly bigger edges, a wider sweet spot plus ‘point and shoot’ aiming of a flat face bat. A slight curve also allows batsman to be confident when using the wrists to manipulate the face angle.

 Big EDGES: These edges are heading close to the magic 40mm mark. Big edges make for a forgiving and powerful cricket bat with a wider sweet spot. Please be aware that junior bats can still have big edges but they will be relative to 40mm due to their size.

¬†Low SWEET SPOT POSITION: Performs at its best when players hit through the ‘V’ with a straight bat. Often favoured by those who play at the top of the order or find themselves on lower bouncing wickets. Crush a drive with one of these and the bowlers will know they’re in for trouble.

 Semi- oval HANDLE TYPE: A happy medium that brings the benefits of both oval & round handles. This shape aids alignment, slightly weakens the bottom hand for more controlled stroke play and still allows for creative use of the bottom hand.

 A semi square to square TOE: GM bats have Toe Tek for toe protection. It is fitted with a toe guard.  The main reason for a Semi square toe is it help minimize damage from tapping at the crease and running between the wickets with your bat, as the toe is slightly offset.

¬†The GM Now is unique to the GM Bat PREPARATION: This bat has been oiled, pressed and given the GM ‘DriGuard’ toe treatment. Extratec is exclusively applied to the wood in the GM factory for extra protection. I will recommend that you knock in the edges thoroughly and knock in the bat as a whole.

9. GM Randon DXM English Willow Cricket Bat

The GM Randon is an excellent bat for the serious and social player that has only a certain budget to spend on a Cricket bat.

Middle

Approximately 215mm to 235mm from the toe

Edge Thickness

Approximately 37mm to 38mm

Edge Profile

Curved

Face Profile

Semi Flat

Toe Profile

Semi Rounded

Spine Height

Approximately 60mm to 61mm

Scallop

No Scalloping

Bow

Enhanced

Handle

Semi-oval

Grip

GM Tech grip

The pickup of the bat feels a gram lighter than the actual dead weight. I can play comfortably of the back and front foot with this bat and get the same rebound performance of the blade of the bat.

The willow is made of a lower-grade cleft. The Grade 4 English Willow still gives you great rebound and timing of the blade of the bat. The blade just might have some blemishes and butterfly stains on the blade of the bat. The bat also features the bigger GM F4.5 face profile that ensure a big clean hitting impact of the face of the blade. The face of the blade is also covered by a grained GM polycarbonate cover. This cover ensures the moisture is kept in the wood and that the bat is protected for a longer period of time.

The toe of the bat is fitted and protected with the GM TOETEK guard.

 A Duckbill PROFILE SHAPE: A duckbill profile adds thickness to the toe yet aids pickup for a better-balanced bat. This is the bat profile preferred by many international players due to the balance and amount of wood left in the bat in the hitting zone. Perfect for front-foot players and on slow low English wickets. This bat is designed for big hitters and for clearing the ropes effortlessly.

¬†A Standard BOW: The Cricket Bow is¬†the curve of the cricket bat from the tip of the handle to the end of the toe. The Cricket bow is based on the personal preference of you as a batsmen. Some cricket players prefer cricket bats with a larger bow. When seen in profile, you‚Äôll notice that there is a curve from the bottom of the handle through to the toe. This entire curve is referred to as the ‚Äėbow‚Äô. The regular bow is found in the majority of modern cricket bats which gets your hands slightly ahead of the ball for ease of stroke play. It also helps the cricket bat feel more aggressive in your hands.

¬†A Medium SPINE HEIGHT: What is the spine of a cricket bat? Cricket Bat Spine is found on the back face of the cricket bat. The spine is the line that runs down the center of the cricket bat’s back starting from the handle running down to the toe.¬† A higher spine or a thicker swell depth represents more willow mass behind the sweet spot. Often combined with big edges to create a forgiving bat with an extra wide hitting zone which still rewards striking the blade out of the very middle of the bat.

¬†A Semi Flat FACE: One of the latest trends in cricket bat faces was born from the need to add some durability to the edges of flat-faced bats. When prepared correctly semi-flat faces bring the benefits of slightly bigger edges, a wider sweet spot plus ‘point and shoot’ aiming of a flat face bat. A slight curve also allows batsmen to be confident when using the wrists to manipulate the face angle.

Big EDGES: Big edges make for a forgiving and powerful cricket bat with a wider sweet spot.

¬†Mid SWEET SPOT POSITION: Not too high or too low, the mid sweet spot position is the most popular setup among all cricket bats. You would be looking for a mid-sweet spot if you see yourself as a ‘complete’ batter. This means if you enjoy strokes on the front and back foot, you play on all types of wickets and you want the largest area for the sweet spot. This setup gives performance both straight and square of the wicket, while allowing players to be confident with an array of shots. This prime sweet spot position is also famous for what many refer to as a ‘balanced’ pickup.

 Semi-Oval to Round HANDLE TYPE: A happy medium that brings the benefits of both oval & round handles. This shape aids alignment slightly and strengthens the top hand for more controlled stroke play and still allows for creative use of the bottom hand.

 Semi flat/ square TOE: TA square toe has been widely used by current international players as it enhances pickup and increases the sweet spot right down to the toe. It also gives the feeling of a bigger toe area due to there being less wastage in comparison to the round toe. The main reason for a Semi square toe for the Gunther bat is that it helps minimize damage from tapping at the crease and running in, as the toe is slightly offset.

10. GM Maestro L555 Custom English Willow

Forged through a long-standing partnership between Gunn & Moore and the Greg Chappell Cricket Centre (Exclusive from www.cricketcentre.com.au).

Middle

Approximately 200mm to 230 mm from the toe

Edge Thickness

Approximately 37 mm to 39mm

Edge Profile

Curved

Face Profile

Semi Flat (Curved)

Toe Profile

Semi Square

Spine Height

Approximately 63mm to 65mm

Scallop

Minimal to none

Bow

Distinct

Handle

Semi Oval

Grip

GM Tech grip

Forged through a long-standing partnership between Gunn & Moore and the Greg Chappell Cricket Centre, this bat features an L555, traditional length blade and GM’s F4.5 semi-curved face.

A mid-to-low sweet spot with a full profile and minimal scalloping through the back, this extremely special bat will help you master your skills at the crease!

 Full PROFILE SHAPE: The full players style cricket bat is the peak of cricket bat production. This kind of profile is both the most powerful and most forgiving. Such a design is what you will usually see at the international level. A full profile usually means one of two things. Either the bat is constructed from high quality lightweight willow or has an above average weight.

 Standard BOW: The regular bow found in the majority of modern cricket bats which gets your hands slightly ahead of the ball for ease of stroke play. It also helps the cricket bat feel more aggressive.

Medium SPINE HEIGHT: Often combined with big edges to create a forgiving bat with an extra wide hitting zone which still rewards striking the blade out of the very middle.

¬†Semi-Flat FACE: One of the latest trends in cricket bat faces was born from the need to add some durability to the edges of flat faced bats. When prepared correctly semi-flat faces bring the benefits of slightly bigger edges, a wider sweet spot plus ‘point and shoot’ aiming of a flat face bat. A slight curve also allows batsman to be confident when using the wrists to manipulate the face angle.

 Big EDGES: These edges are heading close to the magic 40mm mark. Big edges make for a forgiving and powerful cricket bat with a wider sweet spot. Please be aware that junior bats can still have big edges but they will be relative to 40mm due to their size.

¬†Mid to Low SWEET SPOT POSITION: A hybrid setup that allows some favorability to players who like to hit down the ground but still want the benefits of a mid sweet spot. Rarely find yourself on high bouncing wickets? A synthetic wicket specialist? Or thinking about a tour of the subcontinent? Well this sweet spot setup could really help some of your shots. Blast a drive through the covers and you’ll know what we mean.

 Semi- Oval HANDLE TYPE: A happy medium that brings the benefits of both oval & round handles. This shape aids alignment, slightly weakens the bottom hand for more controlled stroke play and still allows for creative use of the bottom hand.

 Toe guard TOE: This bat has been fitted with a toe guard.

GM Maestro L555 Custom English Willow- GM bats- The GM Now is unique to the GM Bat PREPARATION: This bat has been oiled, pressed and given the GM ‘DriGuard’ toe treatment. Extratec is exclusively applied to the wood in the GM factory for extra protection. I will recommend that you knock in the edges thoroughly and knock in the bat as a whole.

INTERNATIONAL PLAYERS PLAYING WITH GM

Shane Watson

The White Shark from Australia

Shane Watson is a right-handed batsman and a right-handed fast-medium swing bowler who played international cricket between 2002 and 2016.One of the great all-rounders the game has ever seen.His unbeaten 185 runs off 95 balls against Bangladesh in 2011 at Dhaka is the highest score by a batsman in run-chase and also the best score by an Australian in ODI cricket. Follow the link to view this piece of cricket history. He smoked 15 sixes and 15 fours in his stormy innings. Shane Watson bats with the GM Icon DXM and the GM F2 DXM Zona.(https://youtu.be/dNx4i0tTujY)

Shane Watson is the first Australian player to reach up to 5000 runs and take 150 wickets in ODIs. He has won 4 ICC tournaments with the Australian side- the 2006 Champions Trophy, 2007 World Cup, 2009 Champions Trophy, and 2015 World Cup. Watto (a nickname his fellow teammates called him) has proved his worth in a big tournament like the Champions Trophy 2006.He displayed an all-round performance, scoring 265 runs with the bat and 6 wickets with the ball, which rewarded him with the Man of the Series honor. Shane Watson holds a unique record of winning four consecutive Man of the Match awards in an ICC competition.He is the first-ever player to hit a century and take a 4-wicket haul in a T20 match. He was at the number 1 position on the ICC all-rounder ranking for 150 weeks, which is the most by any player.Watson is the first Aussie to smash a century in all three formats of the game.

Shane Watson Career Batting Statistics

Aiden Markram

Aiden was the first South African captain to win a world cup. He achieved it at age group level. He led the South Africa’s

Under 19’s to World Cup glory in 2014. He scored the third most runs of the tournament. A class batsman that is yet to rise to his full potential. HT20ys T20s, ODI’s, and Test cricket for South Africa. Markram made his first away Test hundred in the second-innings effort in Rawalpindi in February 2021.

A batter of class and composure, aggressive and strong on the offside, Markram did well in limited-overs cricket.  In 2021, he was South Africa's leading run-maker in ODIs and had a stellar T20 World Cup. He was named T20 player of the year in 2021.The GM Zelos was his weapon of choice.

Graeme Smith

Graeme Craig Smith (born 1 February 1981) is a South African cricketer who played for South Africa in all formats. In 2003, he was appointed captain of the national team. 

At 22, he was appointed as South Africa's youngest ever captain. Graeme Smith was the most capped captain ever when he played his 102nd test against England. He is considered as one of the greatest ever test captains of all-time having led South Africa to a record 54 test victories and under his captaincy South Africa was often highlighted as the best traveling team in the world.

He batted with the GM Argon DXM and Argon F7 DXM.

A left-handed opening batsman, Smith is regarded as one of the greatest openers of all time. During South Africa’s tour of England in 2003, he made double centuries in consecutive¬†Test matches: 277 at¬†Edgbaston, and 259 at¬†Lord’s.¬†His 259 at Lord’s still holds the record for being the highest score made by a foreign player at this prestigious venue.On 24 October 2013, Smith became the second South African and 12th overall to complete 9,000 runs in test cricket in his 112th test match.Known for the success of his opening partnership with¬†Herschelle Gibbs, South Africa’s most prolific ever opening partnership.

Smith has the distinction of having been part of all four of South Africa’s opening partnerships of over 300 runs: in three of them he was partnered by Gibbs, and in 2008 Smith added 415 for the first wicket with Neil McKenzie¬†against Bangladesh, a world record opening partnership. On 3 March 2014, during the¬†third Test against Australia, he announced his retirement from international cricket. He had played only eight¬†Test matches¬†and 22¬†ODIs¬†before being given the captaincy. Graeme Smith was only 22 years and 82 days old when he captained his first match against¬†Bangladesh, the youngest-ever South African captain.

In the first ODI against Pakistan on 4 February 2007, Smith hit an over bowled by¬†Naved-ul-Hasan¬†for 27 runs and became the first player in ODI history to hit six fours off an over.¬†As captain, he led the South African cricket team through 20 consecutive undefeated matches in One Day Internationals in 2005. In early 2007 Smith’s South Africans replaced Australia on top of the official ICC rankings for ODI cricket. In the 2007 World Cup, he started the tournament with four successive 50s, a feat never before achieved by a captain.

Smith in 2010.

During the second Test against Bangladesh at Chittagong in begun on 29 February 2008 Smith (who scored 232) and Neil McKenzie (226) put on a world record 415 for the first wicket. In December 2008 he captained the first South African side that won a test series against Australia on their soil, in the course inflicting the first home defeat on the opponents in 16 years. On 7 January 2009, in the third test of the series, Smith received a standing ovation from the crowd when he batted in the second innings despite a broken hand in an attempt to save the Third Test. He fell with ten balls remaining and Australia won the Test. For his performances in 2008, he was named as captain of the World Test XI by ICC. In October 2019, he was elected as an honorary life member of the Marylebone Cricket Club in recognition of his outstanding achievement in Cricket.

Graeme Smith Career Batting Statistics

Smith’s record as captain

 

Matches

Won

Lost

Drawn

Tied

No result

Test

108

53

28

27

0

‚Äď

ODI

149

92

51

‚Äď

1

5

T20I

27

18

9

‚Äď

He is the most successful test captain in test history (53 test wins) and also the only captain to have registered 50 and more test wins, having overtaken¬†Ricky Ponting‘s 48 Test victories. He’s the only player to captain a team in 100 Tests.

  • Smith holds the world record of captaining in the number test matches. He is also the only test captain to play in excess of 100 test matches. (109 ‚Äď 108 as captain for¬†South Africa, and 1 for ICC).
  • Smith holds the world record of the highest number of wins in test matches as a captain with 53 wins.
  • Smith holds the most centuries (15) by a captain in test match wins.
  • He also holds the world record of a non-wicketkeeper taking most catches (82) in test match wins.
  • Fastest South African cricketer to reach 1000 test runs.
  • Smith holds the record for scoring the most test runs as captain (8659 runs).
  • References from Wikipedia, the free encyclopaedia and ESPNcricinfo

Jonty Rhodes

Jonathan Neil "Jonty" Rhodes (born 27 July 1969) is a former South African professional cricket commentator and former Test and One Day International cricket player.He is regarded as one of the greatest fielders of all time and was the first South African cricketer to take 100 ODI catches.

Rhodes played for the South African cricket team between 1992 and 2003. Jonty is currently assistant coach of Punjab Kings in Indian Premier League.He was born in Pietermaritzburg, Natal Province, South Africa. Whilst being noted for his quick running as a right-handed batsman, he was especially noted for his defensive fielding, particularly catching, ground fielding, and throwing from his most common position of backward point.  Jonty Rhodes also batted with a GM Diamond.The new GM Diamond range has been made in conjunction with England’s World Cup winning all-rounder Ben Stokes.He

Ben Stokes

Benjamin Andrew Stokes  (born 4 June 1991) is an English cricketer who is the captain of the England Test team and plays for the England Twenty20 International (T20I) team. In domestic cricket, he represents Durham and has played in multiple Twenty20 leagues, including the Indian Premier League, playing for Rising Pune Supergiant and Rajasthan Royals.

Born in¬†New Zealand, Stokes moved to England as a child.¬†He made his T20I debut in 2011, his Test debut in 2013, and played for England’s¬†One Day International (ODI) team from 2011 before retiring from the format in July 2022. He was part of the¬†England team¬†that won the¬†2019 Cricket World Cup, top-scoring in England’s innings in the¬†final¬†before batting in the tied Super Over, winning the Man of the Match award. He was named the¬†Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World¬†in 2019 and 2020, and won the¬†ICC Award for Best Men’s Cricketer¬†and¬†BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award¬†in 2019. He was appointed captain of England’s Test team in April 2022.¬†As of September 2022, he is ranked as the number two Test all-rounder in the world in the¬†ICC Men’s Player Rankings.An¬†all-rounder, Stokes is a left-handed¬†middle-order batsman¬†and right-arm¬†fast bowler. He holds the Test world record for most runs in an innings at number six, scoring 258 against¬†South Africa¬†during¬†England’s 2015-16 tour.¬†In the same Test, he and¬†Jonny Bairstow¬†set the world record for highest sixth-wicket stand in Tests, at 399.

Records of Ben Stokes

  • Man of the Match in the final of the 2019 Cricket World Cup.
  • Second-fastest Test double hundred in terms of balls faced.
  • Fastest 250 in Tests for which he took only 196 balls.
  • Second highest number of sixes in a Test innings ‚Äď 11 sixes
  • Most runs in a Test innings at the sixth position ‚Äď 258 runs
  • Most runs in the first session of a day in Tests ‚Äď 130 runs
  • Highest Test partnership for the sixth wicket. He achieved this feat against¬†South Africawhen he made a partnership of 399 runs with¬†Jonny Bairstow.

Became the second cricketer after Ian Botham to have over 4,000 runs and over 100 wickets in Tests for England.

Pick up a GM cricket bat and you will instantly know from the balance, finish and ultra-high quality it is a Gunn & Moore Bat. 

 

The GM bat is lighter than the SG bat according to my view point and understanding despite it being primarily for power-hitting. The SG bat has a larger blade than the GM bat, which means that the ball has a higher chance of making contact even in a less-powerful swing. The GM bat, has a wider sweet spot allowing for greater precise hits.

GM produce a blade shape for every type of batsman. Low sweet spots for the front foot player, mid sweet spots for the all-round shot maker and higher sweet spots for strong bat foot play.

Ensuring that somewhere in our range is the perfect bat for you as our¬†range of bats is designed to suit every technique and budget.¬†GM Adult bats feature two different blade lengths ‚Äď L540/555. Each blade shape is optimised for a specific blade length. As blade length decreases, handle length increases so that the overall length of the bat remains constant. Shorter blades allows for faster hands through the ball, more dynamic sweet spots, larger swells, supreme balance and explosive power.

Conclusion

This bats are manufactured with class and precision. One of the leading manufacturers of Cricket Bats outside off India. Huge range available in English willow and Kashmir Willow for junior and beginner cricketers, more competitive cricket players and professional cricketers. Prices are expensive, bat the entry bat ranges are really affordable. Remember you pay for what you get.

Return policyWarranty and Guarantees

The different Brand suppliers have different return policies. Normally there is no warranty or guarantee on cricket bats. The reason is the nature of the game called Cricket.

Some companies and online suppliers can have their own rules regarding the first week of purchase. The return of the product might be possible if you are not satisfied with the bat or product and the product is still in sellable condition. That will depend on the specific store and supplier.

There can be mishaps with the online shopping experience is great in terms of range, price and delivery.

 I bought an item from your website. But this is not what I want. Can I give it back?

Yes, you can. However, there might be limitations to accepting back-sold goods. The date of delivery and the date of return should not be more than 7 days apart.

 Returned items need to be in an unused state along with all the product tags and labels intact.

  • What do I do? I received a broken/damaged item.

Cricket Equipment suppliers will have their own procedures they would follow.

I would suggest making sure that you check the return policy and procedures before you buy a Cricket Item online.

Disclaimer: This article is only my opinion on the specific bat Brand. I can’t be held responsible for the wrong bats purchased.

References

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