Do you have an old favourite bat that's on its last legs. why not send it in for Paul to select the perfect piece of willow and make the perfect replica.
Welcome to Aldred Cricket Bats.
Please take a look around and get to know what we do and why we work the way we do and become part of our cricket family. Everything that we do here is designed and manufactured to be the best. The highest quality hand made cricket bats made entirely by former Derbyshire County Cricketer Paul Aldred. Although the company is relatively young over the 10 years since its conception our reputation for quality service and value for money has grown incredibly quickly and that has been without the need for advertising and has all been by word of mouth which is the best advertising anyone can ask for.
Paul hand makes all his bats and the majority being made to order according to the customers specifications. With Pauls experience not only as a professional cricketer and high level coach these skills and knowledge added to the craftsmanship of traditional bat making allows Paul to create the best bat you could possibly dream of. Plus you have the advantage of Paul being able to select the willow first hand for you.
With the majority of cricket bats now being made on machines the beauty of hand made bats is that you can have the bat made with concaving, big edges or truly traditional shapes but with the perfect pick up and ultimate performance regardless of the grade of willow you choose.
We source our willow from JS Wrights and have also this year invested heavily in planting willow for the future. This is something that is very important to us as quality willow is becoming much harder to come by now as the Asian markets are demanding so much from the English willow we grow because it is truly the best in the world for cricket bats.