10 Best New Balance Bats

Here is the list of the best New Balance Cricket bats reviewed for 2023. View all the info on every bat that made a list to make an informed decision. 

New Balance Bats - Easy Comparison Guide

🏏New Balance Cricket Bats✔️Type of Willow🔴Handle type🔥Toe type🏏Sweet Spot☑️Edge👍Weight (Grams)🔎Spine👋Suitable$Price👉Bat size
New Balance TC PRO + English Willow (Grade1 B)Semi-OvalSemi Round to roundMid38-40mm1,134-1,21958-60mmHeight 5'9 Age 15 +From $552.SH
New Balance DC PRO + English Willow (Grade1 B)Semi-OvalRoundMid-Low37-40mm1,162-124758-60mmHeight 5'9 Age 15 +From $479SH
New Balance Heritage +English Willow (Grade2-3)Semi-OvalRoundMid36-38mm1,134-1,21956-58mmHeight 5'9 Age 15 +From $369SH
New Balance TC 1160English Willow (Grade 1- 2)Semi-OvalRoundMid37-39mm1180-125063-65mmHeight 5'9 Age 15 +From$499SH
New Balance DC 1280 English Willow (Grade1)Semi OvalSemi to RoundLow39-40mm1,162-124760-61mmHeight 5'9 Age 15 +From $400SH
New Balance DC 1180English Willow (Grade 1 and 2)Semi OvalSemi to RoundMid37-40mm1,105-1,21963-65mmHeight 5'9 Age 15 +From $370SH
New Balance Burn +English Willow(Grade 3 and 4)Semi Oval to roundRoundMid37-40mm1180-122062-64mmHeight 5'9 Age 15 +From $182SH
New Balance GC PlayersEnglish Willow (Grade 3)Semi OvalRoundMid38-40mm1106-119060-62mmHeight 5'9 Age 15 +From $900SH
 New Balance TC 860English Willow (Grade 3)Semi OvalRoundMid37-39mm1,105-1,21960-61mmHeight 5'9 Age 15 +From $250SH
New Balance Burn Blue/BlackEnglish Willow (Grade 2)Semi-OvalRoundMid37-39mm1180-125063-65mmHeight 5'9 Age 15 +From $150SH

1. New Balance TC 1260 Players - New balance bats

New Balance bats are one of a kind. This New Balance bat is the Joe Root model. His elegance and stroke making speaks highly of this bat. Made from the finest Grade 1 English Willow.

Middle

Approximately 250 mm from the toe

Edge Thickness

Approximately 35mm to 38mm

Edge Profile

Rounded

Face Profile

Semi rounded

Toe Profile

Semi-rounded to Round

Spine Height

Approximately 58 mm -60mm

Scallop

Approximately 0,5mm to 1mm

Bow

Approximately 11mm to 12 mm

Handle

Semi-Oval 6-piece Singapore cane

Grip

Latex rubber

A mid swell (A well weighted and balanced bat that isn’t too heavy. Middle swell bats are often used by beginners who are looking to develop their technique and timing when batting.) Generally speaking, a mid-profile is the best option. A bat with a lower profile usually has a slightly lower middle. This is commonly thought to suit someone who likes to drive the ball.

A bat with a higher middle is better suited to someone who likes to play cross-bat shots. With sizeable edges and a peaked spine to maximise the sweet spot. The TC range combines traditional bat ideals with modern innovation.

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New Balance TC 1260 Players – New balance bats- The PROFILE SHAPE of the bat is full: The full player’s style cricket bat is the majority of cricket bat production. This kind of profile is both the most powerful and most lenient. 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.

New Balance TC 1260 Players – New balance bats- A Standard traditional 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 in the hands.

New Balance TC 1260 Players – New balance bats- The SPINE HEIGHT is high: A high spine maximises the hitting power of the centre of the cricket bat.

New Balance TC 1260 Players – New balance bats- A flat FACE: A modern flat face helps widen the sweet spot slightly & increases the size of the edges. This style allows a direct approach to stroke play giving the batsman confidence that the ball will go where they’re aiming.

New Balance TC 1260 Players – New balance bats- 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. The new Bat size rules according to the ICC mean that the maximum dimensions of a cricket bat will be 108mm in blade width, 67mm in spine height with 40mm edges. A bat gauge has been developed for umpires to check players’ bats, and we use one in the workshop to guarantee your bat will fit through.
New Balance TC 1260 Players – New balance bats- 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.

New Balance TC 1260 Players – New balance bats- A 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.
New Balance TC 1260 Players – New balance bats- 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. The new Bat size rules according to the ICC mean that the maximum dimensions of a cricket bat will be 108mm in blade width, 67mm in spine height with 40mm edges. A bat gauge has been developed for umpires to check players’ bats, and we use one in the workshop to guarantee your bat will f it through.
New Balance TC 1260 Players – New balance bats- A round Natural TOE: This bat needs some form of toe preparation via shoe goo, a toe guard or your favourite secret recipe.

2. New Balance DC PRO- New balance bats

The DC range features a distinctively low sweet spot, coupled with a high spine and large edges. This bat has a large sweet spot ideal for dispatching bowlers over the boundaries and to all parts!

Middle

Approximately 195mm to 215 mm from the toe

Edge Thickness

Approximately 37mm to 40mm

Edge Profile

Rounded

Face Profile

Semi Rounded

Toe Profile

Standard(Rounded)

Spine Height

Approximately 58 mm to 60 mm

Scallop

Approximately 0 mm to 1mm

Bow

Approximately 10 mm to 11 mm

Handle

Semi Oval to Oval

Grip

NB-Latex rubber- Navy, White and Orange

NB DC Pro+ has a dual-tone hardwood shade with a clean and straight front face. It comprises SH grade 1-B willow with a thick handle and shoulder. It does have a lot of cleft in it and weighs around 1,109 grams.

This New Balance bat picks up even lighter. The handle is thick at the bottom and slim at the top, making it a comfortable handle. It has a mid to low sweet spot and thick edges.

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New Balance DC PRO- New balance bats – The PROFILE SHAPE is slightly scalloped: A small amount of scalloping is seen in a very large amount of cricket bats. The goal is to save weight while still making the sweet spot as wide as possible. Even very high-quality bats can contain a small amount of scalloping in order to reduce their weight.

New Balance DC PRO- New balance bats – A 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.
New Balance DC PRO- New balance bats – High SPINE HEIGHT: A high spine maximises the hitting power of the centre of the cricket bat.

New Balance DC PRO- New balance bats – 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 faces. 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 their wrists to manipulate the face angle.

New Balance DC PRO- New balance bats – 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.
New Balance DC PRO- New balance bats – 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.

New Balance DC PRO- New balance bats – A 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.
New Balance DC PRO- New balance bats – A round TOE: This bat will need some form of preparation with shoe goo, a toe guard or your favourite secret recipe. A toe guard keeps moisture in the bat as well it protect the bottom of the bat.

New Balance DC PRO- New balance bats – Round Toe: A Round toe is the most common toe shape used  by players and in general will help prevent damage of the toe of the bat, especially if you are a constant crease tapper.

3. New Balance Heritage- New balance bats

The New Balance Heritage+ cricket bat is part of an exclusive range only available from selected NB retail partners and will be used by sponsored players during 2021/22 Ashes series.

Middle

Approximately 210mm to 230 mm from the toe

Edge Thickness

Approximately 36 mm to 38mm

Edge Profile

More Flat

Face Profile

Flat

Toe Profile

Standard(Rounded)

Spine Height

Approximately 64 mm to 68 mm

Scallop

Approximately 1mm to 2mm

Bow

Approximately 10mm to 14 mm

Handle

Semi-Oval

Grip

NB Latex rubber

Smart looking modern graphics in navy and white. Mid-blade swell position for improved pickup and balance. Large edges and a flat face for power across the blade.

This New Balance bat has a 6-piece Singapore cane, semi oval handle. Unique New Balance Grip in White/Navy. Natural finish: Requires full knocking in and oiling. Hand-crafted selected unbleached English willow.

New Balance Heritage- New balance bats – A slightly scalloped PROFILE SHAPE: A small amount of scalloping is seen in a very large amount of cricket bats. The goal is to save weight while still making the sweet spot as wide as possible. Even very high-quality bats can contain a small amount of scalloping in order to reduce their weight.
New Balance Heritage- New balance bats – A 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.

New Balance Heritage- New balance bats – 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.

New Balance Heritage- New balance bats – 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 of a flat face bat. A slight curve also allows batsmen to be confident when using their wrists to manipulate the face angle of the bat.
New Balance Heritage- New balance bats – A Mid-SWEET SPOT POSITION: This is 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.
New Balance Heritage- New balance bats – 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.
New Balance Heritage- New balance bats – A 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.
New Balance Heritage- New balance bats – Round TOE: This type of toe prevents damage to the toe. New Balance Heritage- New balance bats – Toe Guard: This bat has been fitted with a toe guard. Just make sure as it is not included from all bat suppliers.

4. New Balance TC 1160 Cricket - New balance bats

This specific bat has a mixture of Grade 1 & Grade 2 English Willow cleft is used in making this bat. A 6 piece Singapore Cane/Semi oval Handle bring comfort when you pick up the bat.

Middle

Approximately 215 mm to 250 mm from the toe

Edge Thickness

Approximately 37 mm to 39 mm

Edge Profile

Semi Rounded

Face Profile

Flat

Toe Profile

Standard(Rounded)

Spine Height

Approximately 63 mm to 65 mm

Scallop

No Scalloping

Bow

Approximately 10mm to 14 mm

Handle

Semi-Oval

Grip

NB-Latex rubber

  • The Profile Shape has a Mid Swell position with Large Edges and a high sweet spot (250mm from the toe of the bat), suitable for players who like to play horizontal bat shots. The higher sweet spot also gives a lighter pick up.

New Balance TC 1160 Cricket – New balance bats- A High Sweetspot: This sweet spot will assist you with your horizontal shots where the pitches are bouncing a lot and where you need to play a lot of strokes of the bat foot.

New Balance TC 1160 Cricket – New balance bats- A 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.

New Balance TC 1160 Cricket – New balance bats- A 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.

New Balance TC 1160 Cricket – New balance bats- High SPINE HEIGHT: A high spine maximises the hitting power of the centre of the cricket bat

New Balance TC 1160 Cricket – New balance bats- A Flat FACE: A modern flat face helps widen the sweet spot slightly & increases the size of the edges. This style allows a point-and-shoot approach to stroke play giving the batsman confidence that the ball will go where they’re aiming. Please be aware that extra attention will need to be paid to the edges during the knocking-in process.
New Balance TC 1160 Cricket – New balance bats- 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.
New Balance TC 1160 Cricket – New balance bats- 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.
New Balance TC 1160 Cricket – New balance bats- A 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.
New Balance TC 1160 Cricket – New balance bats- Round TOE: This type of toe prevents damage to the toe. New Balance TC 1160 Cricket – New balance bats- Toe Guard: This bat has been fitted with a toe guard. Just make sure as it is not included from all bat suppliers.

5. New Balance DC 1280 Player Edition- New balance bats

The NB DC 1280 Player Edition cricket bat is made from the world's finest grade 1+ English willow. This is the original Player Cricket bat of former Australian skipper “Steve Smith.” in 2022

Middle

Approximately 195 mm to 215 mm from the toe

Edge Thickness

Approximately 39 mm to 40 mm

Edge Profile

Semi Rounded

Face Profile

Semi Flat

Toe Profile

Semi Rounded

Spine Height

Approximately 62 mm to 65 mm

Scallop

Approximately 1 mm to 2 mm

Bow

Approximately 12 mm to 14 mm

Handle

Semi-Oval -Pro Lite Counter Balance

Grip

NB-Latex rubber

A consistent full-profile cricket bat with a mid-swell and large thick edges. The handle may differ according to the player’s preference. NB DC 1280 cricket bats are made from reserved cleft having the same press as previous bats. This bat has a semi-oval handle and pings exceptionally well.

The DC range features a distinctively low sweet spot, coupled with a high spine and large edges. This bat has a large sweet spot ideal for dispatching bowlers over the boundaries and to all parts!

New Balance DC 1280 Player Edition- New balance bats- Slightly Scalloped PROFILE SHAPE: A small amount of scalloping is seen in a very large amount of cricket bats. The goal is to save weight while still making the sweet spot as wide as possible.
New Balance DC 1280 Player Edition- New balance bats- A 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.

New Balance DC 1280 Player Edition- New balance bats- High SPINE HEIGHT: A high spine maximises the hitting power of the centre of the cricket bat.

New Balance DC 1280 Player Edition- New balance bats- 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 of a semi-flat face bat. A slight curve also allows batsmen to be confident when using their wrists to manipulate the face angle.

New Balance DC 1280 Player Edition- New balance bats- 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.
New Balance DC 1280 Player Edition- New balance bats- 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.
New Balance DC 1280 Player Edition- New balance bats- 6 Piece Singapore Semi oval cane 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.
New Balance DC 1280 Player Edition- New balance bats- Semi-Round TOE: This type of toe prevents damage to the toe.

New Balance DC 1280 Player Edition- New balance bats- Toe Guard: This bat has been fitted with a toe guard. Just make sure as it is not included from all bat suppliers.

6. New Balance DC 1180- New balance bats

The DC range features a distinctively low sweet spot, coupled with a high spine and large edges. A mix of Grade 1 & Grade 2 English Willow

Middle

Approximately 195 mm to 215 mm from the toe

Edge Thickness

Approximately 36 mm to 39 mm

Edge Profile

Semi Rounded

Face Profile

Semi Flat

Toe Profile

Semi round to Rounded

Spine Height

Approximately 63 mm to 65 mm

Scallop

Approximately 0 mm to 1 mm

Bow

Approximately 10 mm to 12 mm

Handle

Semi-Oval

Grip

NB-Latex rubber

12 Piece Cane handle

The Dc 1180 is made out of the finest Grade 1 and 2 English willow. That means normally straight grains that are normally 10 or more grains that are closer together. The closer the grains are together, the older the tree is and the better the willow. The Duckbill shape is superb for excellent stroke making.

Duck bill profile

Big edges can vary between 38 mm and 40 mm. The edges are more prominent at the spine. Through to the toe,   the edge becomes narrower. There is massive wood behind the sweet spot and edges and missed hits will fly to the boundary. The bat features a low sweet spot position, and this is the most common sweet spot position, especially in sub-continent conditions. You will be able to score runs with straight and square shots with this type of sweet spot.

The 12-piece cane handle with 3 rubber inserts in the prominent handle is used in Grade 1 English Willow Cricket bats. The shock absorption and control with this type of handle are excellent. A semi-oval handle is the order of the day and is the middle ground between the oval and round handles. A full-size-length bat with a standard blade and handle length.

New Balance DC 1180- New balance bats- A Duckbill PROFILE SHAPE: This profile adds thickness to the toe and assists with the pickup of the bat. This ensures that the bat is well balanced. Many international and professional players prefer this batting profile due to the correct balance of wood left in the hitting zone of the bat. Perfect for dominant front foot players and when you play on slow low pitches. You will be able to hit big shots clearing the boundary with this bat.

New Balance DC 1180- New balance bats- A Slight BOW: This is a combination of the traditional and large bow which is the most common when making a cricket bat. Indian sub-continental shapes are typically seen with a more pronounced bow enabling the sweet spot to be lower on the blade as well. Ideal to bat with this bat on slow low pitches. This is a 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.

New Balance DC 1180- New balance bats- Slight Bow

New Balance DC 1180- New balance bats- 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.

New Balance DC 1180- New balance bats- 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.

New Balance DC 1180- New balance bats- Mid to more low SWEET SPOT POSITION: A 2-in-one setup that allows favourability to players who like to hit down the ground, but still want the benefits of a mid-sweet spot.

New Balance DC 1180- New balance bats- Semi-oval HANDLE TYPE: The handle has 3 rubber inserts that assist with shock absorption and comfort. 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.

New Balance DC 1180- New balance bats- A semi square to square TOE: This bat needs some form of toe preparation via shoe goo, a toe guard or your favorite secret recipe.

7. New Balance Burn-New balance bats

A mix of Grade 2 and Grade 3 English Willow. Featuring a mid-sweet spot, a high spine and large edges, the BURN range is designed specifically for batters wanting a lighter-weight cricket bat.

Middle

Approximately 210mm to 230 mm from the toe

Edge Thickness

Approximately 37 mm to 40 mm

Edge Profile

Curved

Face Profile

Semi flat

Toe Profile

Rounded

Spine Height

Approximately 62 mm to 64 mm

Scallop

Approximately 0,5 mm to 1 mm

Bow

Approximately 10 mm to 12 mm

Handle

Semi Oval in to round

Grip

NB-Latex rubber

This bat feels light and non-existent in my hands. This made me being early on the ball some times when playing shots in the nets. The bat flow from the top of the back lift into the stroke is happening with ease. This bat will suit the stroke maker. I won’t use it on low sticky pitches. The bat gives you a sense of control. The bat feels really light against the short ball, but still have enough willow in the middle of the bat for the front foot straight drives through the V.

The Pickup is light and feels 1 gram lighter than the actual dead weight. The wood of the bat is soft, ensure you knock this bat in thoroughly before playing in a competitive game against a new Cricket ball.

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New Balance Burn-New balance bats – A scalloped PROFILE SHAPE: The goal is to save weight while still making the sweet spot as wide as possible. Even very high-quality bats can contain a small amount of scalloping in order to reduce their weight, while still having big edges.

New Balance Burn-New balance bats – A 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.

New Balance Burn-New balance bats – High SPINE HEIGHT: A high spine maximises the hitting power of the centre of the cricket bat.

New Balance Burn-New balance bats – 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.

New Balance Burn-New balance bats – Big curved EDGES: 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.

New Balance Burn-New balance bats – 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.
New Balance Burn-New balance bats – Semi-Oval Sarwack Cane 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.

8. NEW BALANCE GC PLAYERS EDITION- New balance bats

Middle

Approximately 215 mm to 235 mm from the toe

Edge Thickness

Approximately 38 mm to 40 mm

Edge Profile

Curved

Face Profile

Semi flat

Toe Profile

Rounded

Spine Height

Approximately 60 mm to 62 mm

Scallop

No scalloping

Bow

Approximately 10 mm to 14 mm

Handle

Semi-Oval

Grip

NB-Latex rubber

  • Super grade 4 willow
  • Latest shape with massive TON edges & very light pick up
  • Embossed Chrome sticker with 3 Ton Aqua Grips
  • Huge playing area with perfect weight & well balance with a very premium Carry Bag
  • Made in India

NEW BALANCE GC PLAYERS EDITION- New balance bats- A Duckbill PROFILE SHAPE: This profile adds thickness to the toe and assists with the pickup of the bat. This ensures that the bat is well balanced. Many international and professional players prefer this batting profile due to the correct balance of wood left in the hitting zone of the bat. Perfect for dominant front foot players and when you play on slow low pitches. You will be able to hit big shots clearing the boundary with this bat.

NEW BALANCE GC PLAYERS EDITION- New balance bats- A Slight BOW: This is a combination of the traditional and large bow which is the most common when making a cricket bat. Indian sub-continental shapes are typically seen with a more pronounced bow enabling the sweet spot to be lower on the blade as well. Ideal to bat with this bat on slow low pitches. This is a 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.

NEW BALANCE GC PLAYERS EDITION- New balance bats- Slight Bow

NEW BALANCE GC PLAYERS EDITION- New balance bats- 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.

NEW BALANCE GC PLAYERS EDITION- New balance bats- 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.

NEW BALANCE GC PLAYERS EDITION- New balance bats- Mid to more low SWEET SPOT POSITION: A 2-in-one setup that allows favourability to players who like to hit down the ground, but still want the benefits of a mid-sweet spot.

Semi oval HANDLE TYPE: The handle has 3 rubber inserts that assist with shock absorption and comfort. 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: This bat needs some form of toe preparation via shoe goo, a toe guard or your favourite secret recipe.

9. New Balance TC 860- New balance bats

This bat really gives glory to your hands. The bat is made out of Grade 4 English willow, but the cleft looks almost like Grade 2 English Willow. Affordable bat that will still give you excitement when you hit the ball of the blade of the bat.

Middle

Approximately 150mmto 210 mm from the toe

Edge Thickness

Approximately 37 mm to 39 mm

Edge Profile

Curved

Face Profile

Semi-Flat

Toe Profile

Rounded

Spine Height

Approximately 62 mm to 65 mm

Scallop

No Scalloping

Bow

Approximately 11 mm to 12 mm

Handle

Round to semi-oval

Grip

Ripple grip

  • TON GLORY Cricket Bat Short Handle

    • Jonny Bairstow series
    • English Willow Super Grade 3
    • Designed as per Specification of World Top Player,
    • Latest shape with massive 40mm concave TON Edges enable high impact with optimum performance ,
    • Embossed retro sticker with superb Grip,
    • Wide Play area with Clean bat face.

 

  • Grade 4
  • Air Dried Willow
  • Latest Shape With Massive concave TON Edges enable high impact with optimum performance
  • Embossed Chrome sticker with high quality grip
  • Wide Play area with Clean bat face
  • Premium / Portable SS Bat cover
  • Pride to be made in India

New Balance TC 860- New balance bats- Little to no wood was taken out. Full PROFILE SHAPE:

New Balance TC 860- New balance bats- 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 in your hands.

New Balance TC 860- New balance bats- Extended 64mm SPINE HEIGHT: 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 and running down to the toe. Higher spine or a thicker swell depth represents more willow mass behind the sweet spot.

New Balance TC 860- New balance bats- A flat FACE: Round is the traditional shape that until 15 years ago was all there was. You get more deflection for off-centred shots, which a touch player can exploit for late shots backward of the square. Round faces put less stress on the shoulders and handle because that energy is deflected rather than twisting the blade. All that puts stress around the splice joint, so the flatter the face the more twist is generated the harder you hit and closer to the edge. It is the same reason a flatter face is more forgiving and more energy remains in the shot for off-centre shots making the middle feel wider. The big edge was a by-product of the flatter face. The new MCC law allows for a maximum of 5 mm camber. This is probably a good compromise

New Balance TC 860- New balance bats- A Mid SWEET SPOT POSITION:

New Balance TC 860- New balance bats- 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.

New Balance TC 860- New balance bats- Slightly round TOE: This bat needs some form of toe preparation via shoe goo, a toe guard, or your favourite secret recipe.

10. NEW BALANCE BURN CRICKET BAT BLUE/BLACK- New balance bats

This bat has a great feel, it has the same characteristics as the more expensive bat options. The only difference is that a lower Grade 5 English willow is being used. Available only in Short Handle.

Middle

Approximately 210mm to 230 mm from the toe

Edge Thickness

Approximately 36 mm to 38mm

Edge Profile

More Flat

Face Profile

Flat

Toe Profile

Standard(Rounded)

Spine Height

Approximately 64 mm to 68 mm

Scallop

Approximately 1mm to 2mm

Bow

Approximately 10mm to 14 mm

Handle

Semi-Oval

Grip

Triangular to ripple

  • Grade 5
  • Air Dried Willow
  • Latest Shape With Massive concave TON Edges enable high impact with optimum performance
  • WILLOW: Hand selected English Willow of Grade 4 and Straight grains 5-7 with a lightweight design.
  • SIZE : Full Size (Men’s), Short Handle (SH), Light weight of 1080 -1120 Grams EDGE thickness: 38-40 mm with huge sweet spot
  • HANDLE: Rounded Handle made of Sarawak Combination Cane with SS Scale Bat Handle Grip, Handle designed for Shock Absorption and Driving Power. SHORT HANDLE
  • FREE add ons: (1) Extra SS bat grip worth $ 10 (2)SS Bat cover included worth $ 15 included

 

  • AUTHENTICITY: SS hologram that can be verified with SS mobile application
  • Embossed Chrome sticker with high quality grip
  • Wide Play area with Clean bat face,
  • Premium / Portable SS Bat cover
  • Pride to be made in India

NEW BALANCE BURN CRICKET BAT BLUE/BLACK- New balance bats- Slightly Scalloped PROFILE SHAPE: A small amount of scalloping is seen in a very large amount of cricket bats. The goal is to save weight while still making the sweet spot as wide as possible. Even very high-quality bats can contain a small amount of scalloping in order to reduce their weight.

NEW BALANCE BURN CRICKET BAT BLUE/BLACK- New balance bats- 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.

NEW BALANCE BURN CRICKET BAT BLUE/BLACK- New balance bats- 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.

NEW BALANCE BURN CRICKET BAT BLUE/BLACK- New balance bats- 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.

NEW BALANCE BURN CRICKET BAT BLUE/BLACK- New balance bats- 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.

NEW BALANCE BURN CRICKET BAT BLUE/BLACK- New balance bats- 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.

NEW BALANCE BURN CRICKET BAT BLUE/BLACK- New balance bats- Natural TOE: This bat needs some form of toe preparation via shoe goo, a toe guard or your favourite secret recipe.

INTERNATIONAL PLAYERS PLAYING WITH NEW BALANCE

New Balance DC 1080 Player Edition (Steve Smith)

STEVE SMITH

Steve Smith model

Grade – SH Premium Players Grade 1+ English Willow

Handle Spec/Shape – 6 Piece Singapore Cane Semi oval handle

Grip – White

Profile/Shape – Low swell, Large edges and sweet spot

Sweet Spot – Mid to LowFace – Semi rounded

Toe – Natural

Spine – Up to 600mm

Edges – Up to 40

Hand Selected Personally from New Balance Factory from the best out of the best .

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Middle

Approximately 215 mm to 235 mm from the toe

Edge Thickness

Approximately 38 mm to 40 mm

Edge Profile

Curved

Face Profile

Semi flat

Toe Profile

Rounded

Spine Height

Approximately 60 mm to 62 mm

Scallop

No scalloping

Bow

Approximately 10 mm to 14 mm

Handle

Semi-Oval

Grip

Triangular to ripple grip

 A round handle allows the bottom hand to come into play more easily for aerial shots.

As a loose rule players that attack mainly with horizontal bat shots tend to prefer a Round handle as it allows for an easier roll of the wrist over the ball. Concave edges support the carved blade.

Concaving is a curve made between the edge and spine that helps to reduce weight whilst keeping the middle and edges as big as possible while full shapes are flat between the edge and spine and are more forgiving for off-center hits. This ensures an easy pick-up of the bat.

The ease of ‘pick-up’ of a bat while batting is more important than its absolute weight, and depends on both the bat size and how the weight is distributed around the blade.

Different batsmen prefer different ‘pick-ups. It is important to get the feel of several, bats before making a choice. The Scale grip for the Bat Handle assists with control and comfort. In my opinion giving the best bond between gloves and bat. Scale grips have a surface texture that resembles fish scales or snake skin. Sometimes it is called snake grips.

New Balance TC 1260 (2023) PRO Players (JOE ROOT)

Middle

Approximately 250 mm from the toe

Edge Thickness

Approximately 35mm to 38mm

Edge Profile

Rounded

Face Profile

Semi rounded

Toe Profile

Semi-rounded to Round

Spine Height

Approximately 58 mm -60mm

Scallop

Approximately 0,5mm to 1mm

Bow

Approximately 11mm to 12 mm

Handle

Semi-Oval 6-piece Singapore cane

Grip

Latex rubber

JOE ROOT BAT SPECIFICATIONS

A mid swell (A well weighted and balanced bat that isn't too heavy. Middle swell bats are often used by beginners who are looking to develop their technique and timing when batting.)

Generally speaking, a mid-profile is the best option. A bat with a lower profile usually has a slightly lower middle. This is commonly thought to suit someone who likes to drive the ball. A bat with a higher middle is better suited to someone who likes to play cross-bat shots. With sizeable edges and a peaked spine to maximise the sweet spot. The TC range combines traditional bat ideals with modern innovation.

JOE ROOT

That Joe Root would one day captain England was taken as read when he hit the grand old age of 23. The accolade everybody anticipated became his three years later, when Alastair Cook stood down after the 2016-17 tour of India. It was understandable that there were a few fears for Root’s future workload. He was rare among England batsmen in achieving maturity so quickly, and had looked consumed by the delights of batting from the moment he first took guard. Now he had new responsibilities.

Slight of build, perky of shot and with a scampish grin that got under a bowler’s skin, by the time Root was appointed Test captain he had rattled up 53 Tests within five years with an average top side of 50, comfortably the highest among contemporary England players. Early expectations that he would establish himself as an opener did not materialise as an expansive game increasingly seemed better suited to No. 3 or No. 4. He was equally influential in limited-overs cricket where England’s commitment to fearless cricket after their 2015 World Cup was much to his tastes, his crispness of stroke and shrewd judgment enabling him to bat purposefully around batsmen of greater weight of shot.

Root had never been a strikingly heavy scorer as he worked through the ranks, nor was he particularly athletic, but his systematic approach was that of a young batsman who would not sell his wicket easily and gave England hope that he would be able to attune his game to the highest level. A slender batsman reliant on precision, his patience and stubbornness at the crease had Geoffrey Boycott gushing that he reminded him of himself, although Root soon developed a much broader range. Others saw some of his mentor Michael Vaughan in Root’s front-foot drive – the pair also both attended Sheffield Collegiate.

Root’s Test debut for England in Nagpur in 2012 exemplified the qualities which had attracted coaches from an early age. Picked to tour India on the strength of two encouraging seasons with Yorkshire – and having been named Cricket Writers’ Club Young Player of the Year – he impressed enough to be selected for the final Test of the series. He began with England’s sixth-longest debut innings in terms of balls faced, scoring 73 from 229 balls as he displayed the patience and discrimination demanded both by the situation of the game and a desperately slow surface.

His rise continued with a maiden Test hundred in his home ground, Headingley, against New Zealand in 2013 followed by a maiden Ashes century at Lord’s having been promoted to open. Root looked set to occupy that role for many years to come, but his fortunes dipped as the series went on and then crashed along with the team as England were whitewashed in Australia in 2013-14. He began the tour at No. 6, moved up to No. 3 after the enforced departure of Jonathan Trott, then saw his Ashes ended early when he was dropped for the fifth Test in Sydney.

Proof of Root’s ability came in the way he responded. Back in England, he followed up a two-tone double hundred against Sri Lanka at Lord’s – a disciplined innings with a freewheeling finale – with two more big hundreds against India. All three had the not-out asterisk. That seemed to say a lot about him.

He even had the fortune to skipper Yorkshire to the Championship title at Trent Bridge in 2014 when Andrew Gale was suspended, less than a fortnight after he became the first Yorkshire batsman to hit an ODI hundred at Headingley, with India the victims. He was also in charge for Yorkshire’s thumping defeat at Middlesex, in which they chased down 472 in the fourth innings. To his amusement, his team-mates dubbed him “Craptain”.

His full potential then poured forth in 2015 when he made 1385 Test runs in the year, and vied with Australia’s Steven Smith at the top of the ICC Test rankings. Root played with alacrity on all surfaces and in all formats and his obvious delight in his art was a positive symbol in an England side committed in all formats to a more enterprising approach. Jaunty Ashes hundreds at Cardiff and Nottingham helped England to victories, his consistency at No. 4 repeatedly masked top-order frailties, and a mischievous sense of humour made his success all the more pleasurable.

As England fell to defeat against Pakistan in the UAE in late 2015, a pattern began to build up which piqued Root even as he confirmed himself as one of the best batsmen around: his world became rather too full of entertaining 70s and 80s when he felt that a big hundred was there for the taking. Between his hundred in Johannesburg in early 2016 on a triumphant England tour and a century in Rajkot as England slumped 4-0 to India, he passed 50 six times but only converted one into a hundred. There again, it was quite a hundred: a career-best 254 against Pakistan at Old Trafford that banished talk of premature burnout in a non-stop England programme.

Firmly established among the modern game’s “Big Four” batsmen (Root, Smith, Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson), these were years of easy scoring. In 2015 and 2016 he set consecutive records for runs accumulated across all formats in a calendar year for England, with 2228 and 2570 respectively; in 2017, he came within five runs of surpassing Vaughan’s calendar high-water mark of 1481 for England in Tests, which had stood since 2002. The following summer, with back-to-back efforts against India, Root surpassed Marcus Trescothick’s English record of 12 ODI hundreds.

Problems of conversion returned to afflict him in his second year as Test captain, however. Having made a matchwinning 190 against South Africa at Lord’s, in his first match in charge, and a century in England’s first day-night Test, against West Indies at Edgbaston, he went more than a year before again reaching three figures in a Test. That period included another unsuccessful Ashes tour of Australia, where Root topped the England averages but could only manage a highest score of 83. Defeat in New Zealand followed, then a messy draw at home to Pakistan, before England rallied to beat No. 1 side India 4-1 and give Root encouragement in his plans to rebuild the Test side.

 

Conclusion

New Balance bats is well known across the world. New Balance is one of the world’s mayor footwear and apparel manufacturers in the world. They took a lot of risk entering into cricket as they manufacture Cricket apparel and bowling spikes, but they don’t manufacture their own bats. According to my knowledge their bats are manufactured in India. The bats are manufactured to New Balance unique blue print and it shows huge success. New Balance bats are among the top sellers in the world. Why do you think? I think New Balance was quite smart that they are sponsoring batting legends in this decade. Two world-class captains in their days as well. Steve Smith and Joe Root. The Bats in this brand is a bit pricy. But I feel you will get excellent value for money well spent. New Balance bats are made famous by Joe Root and

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

 

 Cricket Gear & Equipment – Bats, Gloves, Pads – Greg Chappell Cricket Centrewww.sportskeeda.com www.sportskeeda.com, bestcricketstore.com and www.cricketershop.com, Facebook for pictures, ESPN Cric info and free Wikipedia encyclopaedia. All Rounder Cricket – Cricket Equipment and Cricket Bats Store, facebook.com for pictures, https://photos.google.com/,https://www.espncricinfo.com, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page, Amazon.com. Online Shopping site in India: Shop Online for Mobiles, Books, Watches, Shoes, and More – Amazon.in,www.playwiththebest.com, https://gmcricket.in/www.toncricket.in, SS Cricket, free Wikipedia Encyclopaedia, Espn Cricket Info and Facebook for pictures.

 

 

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