10 Best SS Cricket Bats

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

SS Cricket Bats - Easy Comparison Guide

🏏SS Cricket Bats✔️Type of Willow🔴Handle type🔥Toe type🏏Sweet Spot☑️Edge👍Weight (Grams)🔎Spine👋Suitable$Price👉Bat size
1. SS VINTAGE MASTERCLASS English Willow (Grade1)Semi-OvalSemi squareMid40mm1,162-1,17058mm-60mm Medium Height 5'9 Age 15 +From $590SH/LB
2.SS SAPPHIRE ENGLISH WILLOW

English Willow (Grade1)RoundSemi squareMid38-40mm1,180-123058mm-60mm Medium Height 5'9 Age 15 +From $479SH
3.SS EMERALD ENGLISH WILLOW English Willow (Grade 2 to 3)Semi oval to RoundSemi squareMid to Low36-38mm1,150-1,21056-58mmHeight 5'9 Age 15 +From $339SH
4.SS GUNTHER ENGLISH WILLOWEnglish Willow (Grade+1) 2nd
(Grade 6)
RoundFlat and roundedLow40mm1,190-1,24763-64mmHeight 5'9 Age 15 +From $1 600SH
5.SUPER SELECT ENGLISH WILLOW English Willow (Grade1)RoundSquare/flatMid-High39-40mm1,150-117062-63mmHeight 5'9 Age 15 +From $720SH
6.SS SKY ENGLISH WILLOW English Willow (Grade1)RoundSemi squareMid39-40mm1,140-1,25065mmHeight 5'9 Age 15 +From $800SH
7.SS GLADIATOR ENGLISH WILLOWEnglish Willow (Grade1+)Semi oval-RoundSemi squareMid38-40mm1140-125064mmHeight 5'9 Age 15 +From $915SH
8.VA 900 ELITE ENGLISH WILLOW English Willow (Grade1+) OvalSemi flat/SquareMid40-42mm1212-125064-66mmHeight 5'9 Age 15 +From $795SH
9.SS MAXIMUS ENGLISH WILLOW English Willow (Grade1)RoundSemi flat/SquareMid38-40mm1,190-1,21964-65mmHeight 5'9 Age 15 +From $479SH
10.SS PROFESSIONAL ENGLISH WILLOWEnglish Willow (Grade1)RoundSquare/flatMid to high39-40mm1190-121564mmHeight 5'9 Age 15 +From $295SH

1. SS VINTAGE MASTERCLASS ENGLISH WILLOW

SS first started exporting cricket bats from India in 1979. The easily recognisable logo can be seen on the back and front of many of the world's best international cricketer’s bats. The SS name has become synonymous with superior quality bats that represent fantastic value.

Middle

Approximately 150mm to 180 mm from the toe

Edge Thickness

Approximately 40mm

Edge Profile

Rounded

Face Profile

Semi Flat

Toe Profile

Semi Square

Spine Height

Approximately 60mm -62mm (Medium)

Scallop

0-1mm wood taken out

Bow

Standard

Handle

Semi-Oval

Grip

Triangular grip

This bat is specially made for Cricket Centre stores in Australia. The English willow cleft are hand selected to manufacture this bats.

You can find between 8 and 10 reasonable straight grains through the blade, back profile and toe of the bat. (It can vary from bat to bat)I like the colourful graphics and embossed SS Stickers on the bat. It looks like a massive bat with a lot of “wood” situated in the middle of the bat.

 SS VINTAGE MASTERCLASS ENGLISH WILLOW – SS bats- 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.

 SS VINTAGE MASTERCLASS ENGLISH WILLOW – SS bats- 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’ll notice that there is a curve from the bottom of the handle through to the toe. This entire curve is referred to as the ‘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.

 SS VINTAGE MASTERCLASS ENGLISH WILLOW – SS bats- 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.

 SS VINTAGE MASTERCLASS ENGLISH WILLOW – SS 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.

 SS VINTAGE MASTERCLASS ENGLISH WILLOW – SS bats- Big EDGES: Big edges make for a forgiving and powerful cricket bat with a wider sweet spot.

 SS VINTAGE MASTERCLASS ENGLISH WILLOW – SS 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. 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.

 SS VINTAGE MASTERCLASS ENGLISH WILLOW – SS 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.

 SS VINTAGE MASTERCLASS ENGLISH WILLOW – SS bats- Semi flat or square TOE: This bat needs some form of toe preparation via shoe goo, a toe guard or your favourite secret recipe.

2. SS SAPPHIRE ENGLISH WILLOW- SS bats

This bat is exclusive to Cricket Centre in Australia. This SS bats is only available in their store as it is exclusive to them. 

• Middle

Approximately 210mm to 230 mm from the toe

• Edge Thickness

Approximately 38mm to 40mm

• Edge Profile

Semi – Rounded

• Face Profile

Semi Flat

• Toe Profile

Semi Square

• Spine Height

Approximately 58 mm to 60 mm Medium

• Scallop

0,5 to 1mm Scalloping

• Bow

Standard Bow

• Handle

Rounded

• Grip

3 Tone Aqua grip

This size is suitable for anyone 5ft 7 inches or over.  This bat is of  true quality and will serve you well.  The willow is also air dried and is first grade English Willow.

The concave edges of the bat is between 38-40 mm. Weight range of this specific bat is between 1,150-1,210 grams. A huge sweet spot combined with an extraordinary balance is the hallmark of SS bats. A round 9 Cane combination Sarawak Cane Handle assist with shock absorption. Bat sizes SH are available in this bat range. 

SS SAPPHIRE ENGLISH WILLOW SS bats- 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.

SS SAPPHIRE ENGLISH WILLOW SS bats- 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.

SS SAPPHIRE ENGLISH WILLOW SS 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.

SS SAPPHIRE ENGLISH WILLOW SS 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 batsman to be confident when using the wrists to manipulate the face angle.

SS SAPPHIRE ENGLISH WILLOW SS bats- Big 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.

SS SAPPHIRE ENGLISH WILLOW SS 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. 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.

SS SAPPHIRE ENGLISH WILLOW SS bats- Rounded HANDLE TYPE: The 6-piece handles are an excellent quality handle and is usually paired with Grade 1 and Butterfly willow bats and are used for a good majority of our re-handle bat repairs. The Round handle is more for players who naturally like or play off the back foot and are very bottom-hand dominant. A round handle is defined by the height and the width being the same at the bottom of the handle. The 3 rubber inserts will assist with shock absorption and will be more comfortable holding the bat handle.

SS SAPPHIRE ENGLISH WILLOW SS bats- Semi flat or square TOE: This bat needs some form of toe preparation via shoe goo, a toe guard or your favourite secret recipe.

 

3. SS EMERALD ENGLISH WILLOW - SS bats

The English willow cleft are hand selected to manufacture this bats. You can find between 6 and 8 reasonable straight grains through the blade, back profile and toe of the bat. (It can vary from bat to bat)I like the colourful graphics and embossed SS Stickers on the bat. It looks like a massive bat with a lot of “wood” situated in the middle of the bat.

 Middle

Approximately 180mm to 225 mm from the toe

Edge Thickness

Approximately 36 mm to 38mm

Edge Profile

Rounded

Face Profile

Semi Flat

Toe Profile

Semi Square

Spine Height

60mm-62mm

Scallop

Approximately 1mm to 2mm

Bow

Standard bow

 Handle

Semi-Oval into round

Grip

3 Tone Aqua grip 

This size bat is suitable for anyone 5ft 7 inches or longer.  This bat is for the type of player that is serious about their batting, but have only a certain budget to spend on a Cricket bat.

The only difference between this bat and the Vintage Masterclass bat is the grade of the willow. The blade have a bit more blemishes. This isn’t affecting the performance of the timing of the bat. Awsome bat in my opinion. The willow is also air dried and is grade 2-3 English Willow. The concave edges of the bat is between 36-40 mm. Weight range of this specific bat is between 1180-1230 grams.

A huge sweet spot combined with an extraordinary balance is the hallmark of SS bats. A round 9 Cane combination Sarawak Cane Handle assist with shock absorption. Bat sizes SH are available in this bat range. 

 

SS EMERALD ENGLISH WILLOW – SS bats- A Slightly scalloped 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.

SS EMERALD ENGLISH WILLOW – SS bats- 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.

SS EMERALD ENGLISH WILLOW – SS 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.

SS EMERALD ENGLISH WILLOW – SS 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 batsman to be confident when using the wrists to manipulate the face angle.

SS EMERALD ENGLISH WILLOW – SS bats- Big 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.

SS EMERALD ENGLISH WILLOW – SS 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.

SS EMERALD ENGLISH WILLOW – SS 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.

SS EMERALD ENGLISH WILLOW – SS bats- Semi flat or square TOE: This bat needs some form of toe preparation via shoe goo, a toe guard or your favourite secret recipe.

4. SS GUNTHER ENGLISH WILLOW- SS bats (set of 2)

This is the most expensive bat in the SS range. This elegant piece of art comes with a genuine leather cricket bat bag and graphics is in a simple brown color with a classic chrome embossed sticker.

• Middle

Approximately 120 mm to 195 mm from the toe

• Edge Thickness

Approximately 40 mm

• Edge Profile

Semi square

• Face Profile

Semi Flat

• Toe Profile

Semi Square/Flat

• Spine Height

Approximately 64 mm

• Scallop

No Scalloping

• Bow

Extended Bow

• Handle

Round handle

• Grip

Triangular grip

This premium bat blades are normally the whitest with the closest grains. The more grains the bat have, the older the age of the tree was that thee cleft was cut to size.

The wood is carefully air-dried over a period of 12 months to the correct moisture content and the blades are graded according to grain, colouring and any small blemishes.  The practice bat is made out of Grade 6 English Willow and has a fibre tape covering on the face of the bat, with the same SS Stickering, balance, weight of the actual Gunther premium bat.

It is awesome that the specifications of both bats is the same with only the grades that differ. This assists in protecting the more premium bat. The face has a wide feel to it with a nice clean face. The sweet spot is in the mid position bat the timing of the blade is immaculate. I would say this bat is made for the more serious cricket players in mind with an attacking flair to their batting.

Power will be easily generated from this bat. The bat features a new secular profile. To my understanding it consists out of the semi flat or square face that gives you the benefits of a flat and rounded face.

SS GUNTHER ENGLISH WILLOW- SS bats (set of 2)- Full PROFILE SHAPE: A small amount of scalloping is seen in this cricket bat. The goal is to save weight while still making the sweet spot as wide as possible. This bat is created to ensure a lightweight pickup with slight concaving to help control the weight. We 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.

SS GUNTHER ENGLISH WILLOW- SS bats (set of 2)- A standard slight BOW: This bat has a combination between the traditional and large bow which the most common when is making a cricket bat. Indian sub-continental shapes are typically seen with a more pronounced bow enabling the sweet spot to be in the mid to lower position on the blade, ideal for play on slow and low pitches.

SS GUNTHER ENGLISH WILLOW- SS bats (set of 2)- Medium SPINE HEIGHT: 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. Higher spine or a thicker swell depth represents more willow mass behind the sweet spot. This bat have more than enough willow behind the spine to give a light pick up as the bat is well balanced.

SS GUNTHER ENGLISH WILLOW- SS bats (set of 2)- 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. This bat feature definitely a semi flat face. 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.

SS GUNTHER ENGLISH WILLOW- SS bats (set of 2)- Big EDGES:  The Gunther bat is supported with the maximum width of the edges according to the ICC specification. It is massive 40 mm edges and won’t be lenient towards the bowler. Any miss hit on the edge will fly away to the boundary.

SS GUNTHER ENGLISH WILLOW- SS bats (set of 2)- Mid SWEETSPOT: 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 of the blade for the sweet spot.

SS GUNTHER ENGLISH WILLOW- SS bats (set of 2)- 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.

SS GUNTHER ENGLISH WILLOW- SS bats (set of 2)- Semi flat/Square TOE: A 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.

I suggest that this bat get some form of toe preparation via shoe goo, a toe guard.

5. SUPER SELECT ENGLISH WILLOW - SS bats

One of the most expensive bats in the SS Range with embossed chrome sticker. It comes with premium and portable SS bat leather cover. I recommend SS Super Select cricket bat for the more serious and professional players.

• Middle

Approximately 205 mm to 320 mm from the toe

• Edge Thickness

Approximately 39 mm to 40 mm

• Edge Profile

Semi square edges

• Face Profile

Flat

• Toe Profile

Semi Square

• Spine Height

Approximately 63 mm to 64 mm

• Scallop

 No wood taken out.

• Bow

Standard Bow

• Handle

Round to semi oval

• Grip

Triangular grip

The bats is hand selected English willow super grade The edges are a bit concaved. That means wood are taken out on both sides of the spine to make the pick up of the bat lighter.

The bat supported a mid to high sweet spot that will be beneficial on bouncing pitches. The semi oval to rounded handle feature a transparent Sunridges embossed grip. The bat sits well in the hands and the pickup is lighter than the dead weight.

SUPER SELECT ENGLISH WILLOW – SS bats- 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.

SUPER SELECT ENGLISH WILLOW – SS bats- 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’ll notice that there is a curve from the bottom of the handle through to the toe. This entire curve is referred to as the ‘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.

SUPER SELECT ENGLISH WILLOW – SS bats- 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.

SUPER SELECT ENGLISH WILLOW – SS 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.

SUPER SELECT ENGLISH WILLOW – SS bats- Big EDGES: Big edges make for a forgiving and powerful cricket bat with a wider sweet spot.

SUPER SELECT ENGLISH WILLOW – SS 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. 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.

SUPER SELECT ENGLISH WILLOW – SS bats- 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.

SUPER SELECT ENGLISH WILLOW – SS bats- Semi flat or square TOE: This bat needs some form of toe preparation via shoe goo, a toe guard or your favorite secret recipe.

 

6. SS SKY ENGLISH WILLOW- SS bats

The bat has 8 - 10 visible and equidistant grains showing its quality and excellent finishing. The spine goes all the way from the middle of the bat to the bottom, allowing the bat to have an extended sweet spot. The toe is around 30mm wide, providing optimum performance while batting. 

Middle

Approximately 210 mm to 285 mm from the toe

Edge Thickness

Approximately 39-40 mm

Edge Profile

Rounded

Face Profile

Rounded

Toe Profile

Semi-Flat, Square

Spine Height

Approximately 65 mm

Scallop

Approximately non wood take out

Bow

Medium Bow

Handle

Rounded 12 piece Sarvak cane handle

Grip

Scale or Aqua Grip

The bat features a slim round handle with a scale grip, allowing the player’s bottom hand to come into play more easily for amazing lofted shots.

The ping and timing of the bat is exceptionally consistent and soft throughout the whole bat. SURYAKUMAR YADAV (Sky) from India is scoring heap of runs with this wand in hand. Bat made to his specifications.

SS SKY ENGLISH WILLOW- SS bats- 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.

SS SKY ENGLISH WILLOW- SS bats- 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’ll notice that there is a curve from the bottom of the handle through to the toe. This entire curve is referred to as the ‘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.

SS SKY ENGLISH WILLOW- SS bats- 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.

SS SKY ENGLISH WILLOW- SS 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.

SS SKY ENGLISH WILLOW- SS bats- Big EDGES: Big edges make for a forgiving and powerful cricket bat with a wider sweet spot.

SS SKY ENGLISH WILLOW- SS 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. 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.

SS SKY ENGLISH WILLOW- SS 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.

SS SKY ENGLISH WILLOW- SS bats- Semi flat or square TOE: This bat needs some form of toe preparation via shoe goo, a toe guard or your favourite secret recipe.

7. SS GLADIATOR ENGLISH WILLOW- SS bats

English Willow Super Players Grade Air Dried English Willow. Latest Shape with Massive concave Edges enable high impact with optimum performance. Embossed Chrome sticker with Superb Grip.

• Middle

Approximately 150mm to 230 mm from the toe

• Edge Thickness

Approximately 40 mm to 42 mm

• Edge Profile

Square

• Face Profile

Flat

• Toe Profile

Semi square

• Spine Height

Approximately 64 mm

• Scallop

None, Full profile

• Bow

Approximately 10 mm to 12 mm

• Handle

Semi oval to Round

• Grip

Aqua grip

This iconic bat is also one of the top bats in the SS range. The pickup is half a gram lighter than its dead weight. I feel the rebound of the bat is excellent and the ball is flying off the blade without much effort. I would suggest this bat is for more serious cricket batsmen with the budget for this bat wand in hand. If you want to consistently score runs, this is the bat for you. The bat comes with a Premium Portable SS Bat cover. The huge edges assist with miss hits of the blade and super rebounded quality and timing are the order of the day with this bat.

The semi-oval 12-piece cane handle that runs into a Round & Thin Handle, gives control to the bat. I would suggest putting an extra grip on the bat to make the pickup of the bat lighter in hand. The handle feels a bit thin to me in hand.

Even bow with the perfect balance on SS Gladiator Cricket Bat

Clean & Flat face with plenty of straight grains

Full profile with light pick up

Mid to Low profile for all-round shots

SS Brand Cricket bats are known as a name of one of the finest Quality bats which are used by international cricket players like Saurav GangulyLance Klusener, Alister Cambell, Hassan Tilakratne and Sachin Tendulkar and many other test cricketers.

SS GLADIATOR ENGLISH WILLOW- SS bats- Full PROFILE SHAPE: A small amount of scalloping is seen in this cricket bat. The goal is to save weight while still making the sweet spot as wide as possible. This bat is created to ensure a lightweight pickup with slight concaving to help control the weight. We 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.

SS GLADIATOR ENGLISH WILLOW- SS bats- A standard slight BOW: This bat has a combination between the traditional and large bow which the most common when is making a cricket bat. Indian sub-continental shapes are typically seen with a more pronounced bow enabling the sweet spot to be in the mid to lower position on the blade, ideal for play on slow and low pitches.

SS GLADIATOR ENGLISH WILLOW- SS bats- Medium SPINE HEIGHT: 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. Higher spine or a thicker swell depth represents more willow mass behind the sweet spot. This bat have more than enough willow behind the spine to give a light pick up as the bat is well balanced.

SS GLADIATOR ENGLISH WILLOW- SS 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. This bat feature definitely a semi flat face. 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.

SS GLADIATOR ENGLISH WILLOW- SS bats- Big EDGES:  The Gunther bat is supported with the maximum width of the edges according to the ICC specification. It is massive 40 mm edges and won’t be lenient towards the bowler. Any miss hit on the edge will fly away to the boundary.

SS GLADIATOR ENGLISH WILLOW- SS bats- Mid SWEETSPOT: 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 of the blade for the sweet spot.

SS GLADIATOR ENGLISH WILLOW- SS 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.

SS GLADIATOR ENGLISH WILLOW- SS bats- Semi flat/Square TOE: A 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.

8. VA 900 ELITE ENGLISH WILLOW- SS bats

One of the Top Range Cricket Bats from SS Cricket that was made famous by Sarauv Ganguly in 1997. SS Hand Selected Grade 1 English Willow with an all power packed in a weight of 1180-1220 Grams.

Middle

Approximately 135 mm to 235 mm from the toe

Edge Thickness

Approximately 40 mm to 42 mm

Edge Profile

Curved

Face Profile

Flat

Toe Profile

Semi flat to flat

Spine Height

Approximately 64 mm to 66 mm

Scallop

No scalloping

Bow

Large extended bow

Handle

Oval

Grip

Triangular to ripple grip

SS VA 900 has 9-12 Straight Grains. Thickness of its edges is 39-40 mm and is concaved. Concaving is more evident in traditional bats and is done to reduce the bat’s weight while still providing thicker edges and deeper swells, thereby improving its pick-up. 

SS GLADIATOR ENGLISH WILLOW- SS bats with concave edges are those that have had wood scooped out from either side of the bat’s spine. Special Scale Grip for the Bat Handle– for control and comfort with a 9 piece Saravak Combination Cane Handle for Shock Absorption and Power Hitting. Super Rebound Quality.

SS GLADIATOR ENGLISH WILLOW- SS bats- 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.

SS GLADIATOR ENGLISH WILLOW- SS bats- 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.

SS GLADIATOR ENGLISH WILLOW- SS 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.

SS GLADIATOR ENGLISH WILLOW- SS 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 batsman to be confident when using the wrists to manipulate the face angle.

SS GLADIATOR ENGLISH WILLOW- SS bats- Big 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.

SS GLADIATOR ENGLISH WILLOW- SS 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. 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.

SS GLADIATOR ENGLISH WILLOW- SS bats- Rounded HANDLE TYPE:
Semi flat or square TOE: This bat needs some form of toe preparation via shoe goo, a toe guard or your favourite secret recipe.

9. SS MAXIMUS ENGLISH WILLOW- SS bats

A Bat that will give you pleasure and real laughter. The bat has more than 10 close straight grains of an +1 English willow grading . 

Middle

Approximately 150mmto 210 mm from the toe

Edge Thickness

Approximately 38 mm to 40 mm

Edge Profile

Rounded

Face Profile

Semi Flat

Toe Profile

Semi square

Spine Height

Approximately 64 mm to 65 mm

Scallop

No Scalloping

Bow

Approximately 11 mm to 12 mm

Handle

Round

Grip

Scale  grip

  • Hand Selected English Willow Grade LE
  • Air Dried Willow ,
  • Designed as per Specification of World Top Player,
  • Latest Shape With Massive concave TON Edges enable high impact with optimum performance ,
  • Embossed Chrome sticker with superb Grip,
  • Wide Play area with Clean bat face,
  • Premium / Portable SS Bat cover
  • Pride to be made in India

SS MAXIMUS ENGLISH WILLOW- SS bats- 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.

SS MAXIMUS ENGLISH WILLOW- SS bats- 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’ll notice that there is a curve from the bottom of the handle through to the toe. This entire curve is referred to as the ‘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.

SS MAXIMUS ENGLISH WILLOW- SS bats- 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.

SS MAXIMUS ENGLISH WILLOW- SS 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.

SS MAXIMUS ENGLISH WILLOW- SS bats- Big EDGES: Big edges make for a forgiving and powerful cricket bat with a wider sweet spot.

SS MAXIMUS ENGLISH WILLOW- SS 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. 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.

SS MAXIMUS ENGLISH WILLOW- SS 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.

SS MAXIMUS ENGLISH WILLOW- SS bats- Semi flat or square TOE: This bat needs some form of toe preparation via shoe goo, a toe guard or your favourite secret recipe.

10. SS PROFESSIONAL ENGLISH WILLOW- SS bats

A Big sweetspot with a thick toe with a slight Duckbill profile. You will hit a ball with this one of a kind bat.

Middle

Approximately 180mm to 255 mm from the toe

Edge Thickness

Approximately 39 mm to 40mm

Edge Profile

More Flat

Face Profile

Flat

Toe Profile

Flat/Square

Spine Height

Approximately 64 mm

Scallop

No scalloping

Bow

Medium bow

Handle

semi oval into round

Grip

Triangular to ripple

A Huge Sweet Spot combined with extra ordinary Balance.

* Round Handle.

* Famous SS Concave Edges. 

* Specially designed Scale Grip for Extra Comfort and Control.

* Combination Sarawak Cane Handle for Shock Absorption.

* Big Edges and super Rebound Quality.  

* Available in Senior/Men’s Size SH 

  • English Willow Grade 1
  • Air Dried Willow ,
  • Designed as per Specification of World Top Players
  • 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

– Exactly same willow used for Top Players
– Latest shape & very light pick up
– Huge playing area with perfect weight

 SS PROFESSIONAL ENGLISH WILLOW- SS bats- 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.

 SS PROFESSIONAL ENGLISH WILLOW- SS bats- 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.

 SS PROFESSIONAL ENGLISH WILLOW- SS 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.

 SS PROFESSIONAL ENGLISH WILLOW- SS 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 batsman to be confident when using the wrists to manipulate the face angle.

 SS PROFESSIONAL ENGLISH WILLOW- SS bats- Big 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.

 SS PROFESSIONAL ENGLISH WILLOW- SS 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. 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.

 SS PROFESSIONAL ENGLISH WILLOW- SS bats- Rounded HANDLE TYPE:
Semi flat or square TOE: This bat needs some form of toe preparation via shoe goo, a toe guard or your favourite secret recipe.

OTHER SS BATS REVIEWED:

SS QUINTON DE KOCK PLAYER EDITION CRICKET BAT

Quinton De Kock (South African wicket-keeper batsman) was playing with Gunn Moore but is batting with SS brand equipment now currently.

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

Flat semi square

Spine Height

Approximately 60 mm to 62 mm

Scallop

No scalloping

Bow

Approximately 10 mm to 14 mm

Handle

Round

Grip

Triangular to ripple grip

This one of a kind bat is designed as per specifications of Quinton De Kock with a Swell depth of 67mm, Edge depth of 37mm and the weight of the bat is between 1,150-1,210 grams. 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.

QUINTON DE KOCK

Quinton de Kock is a fearless striker of a Cricket ball and his handy glove work earned him comparisons to a great of the game Adam Gilchrist early in his career. By 21, he shared the record for the most successive ODI centuries – three – before it was bettered by Kumar Sangakkara. A year later, he had established himself in all three formats for South Africa. He attended King Edward VII High School, the same school Graeme Smith and Neil McKenzie attended, and was picked for the South African U-19 side, which he captained briefly. He also topped the batting charts for South Africa in the 2012 junior World Cup in Australia. After a bit of a bump start to his international career – he didn’t do much against New Zealand and Sri Lanka in 2012 and 2013 – he scored his first ODI hundred against Pakistan later that year. Then came the three in a row against India, followed by his Test debut early in 2014. His first Test hundred came against England in Centurion in 2016, and he followed that up with one against Australia three matches later in Adelaide, in a series South Africa won 2-1

SS TON KIERRON POLLARD PLAYER EDITION CRICKET BAT.

SS Ton David Malan cricket bats are made from the world's finest Grade 1 English willow and weigh approximately 2.10 lbs. The bats come with an unfinished toe, a trademark of original player bats by SS. 

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

The bats have a spotless front face with 7 – 9 dark and even grains showing the quality of the willow used to make them. The main features of this bat are mentioned below! SS Player edition of Kierron Pollard is a full-profile cricket bat with a slight duckbill toe having large and bulky edges. The edges are 40mm thick, enhancing the bat’s hitting ability. The bats have a spine height of 65mm, allowing a wider sweet spot to hit massive shots consistently. The ping is exceptionally consistent and solid, as you can expect from an original player bat from SS.  The SS Ton Kierron Pollard comes with an oval handle with a single grip on top of them. There aren’t many original player bats that come with an oval handle. So, if you want a premium quality bat with an oval handle, SS Ton Kierron Pollard Players edition might be the best choice. The weight of the bat is equally distributed throughout the entire bat. SS Ton Kierron Pollard has a very light pickup because of its oval handle and thick shoulders, ensuring maximum bat speed for accurate and consistent hitting.

KIERRON POLLARD

Kieron Adrian Pollard (born 12 May 1987) is a retired Trinidadian cricketer. He has captained the West Indies cricket team in limited overs cricket and Trinbago Knight Riders in CPL. He is a right arm medium - fast bowling all-rounder. During the 2009 Champions League, he was signed by both the Southern Redbacks and Somerset for their domestic Twenty20 campaigns. He was the joint highest paid player in the 2010 Indian Premier League, playing for Mumbai Indians.

In September 2019, He was named the captain of the West Indies' One Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 International (T20I) teams.In March 2020, He became the first cricketer to play in 500 Twenty20 matches. Markedly, his game suited for limited overs variety in which he has enjoyed a long international career, he has never played Test Cricket. In a match against Sri Lanka in March 2021, he hit six sixes in one over bowled by Akila Dananjaya and became the third batsman to do so in international cricket after Herschelle Gibbs and Yuvraj Singh.

In February 2022, in the second match against India, He became the first cricketer for the West Indies to play in 100 T20I matches.

On 20 April 2022, Pollard announced retirement from international cricket. On 15 November 2022, Pollard announced retirement from IPL after playing for Mumbai Indians for 13 seasons. Now he is appointed as the batting coach for Mumbai Indians.

CONCLUSION

In my opinion the SS range is a quality range of bats and equipment. The huge concave edges and clear wide blade ensure hard hitting. The round handles assist with the cross blade shots and are a huge benefit in T20 matches. The air dried would process ensure quality willow for the bat range. The Bat range are expensive if you compare it to other ranges, but it reward you with quality results of the blade. Ton is the range of the SAREEN SPORTS (SS).

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.

References:

Cricket Gear & Equipment – Bats, Gloves, Pads – Greg Chappell Cricket Centre,www.sportskeeda.com www.sportskeeda.com,bestcricketstore.com, www.cricketershop.com, Facebook for pictures, ESPN Cric info and free Wikipedia encyclopedia. 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. ,www.toncricket.in, SS Cricket,, Espn Cricket Info and Facebook.www.sscricket.com

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

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