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Whether you spend £100 or £500 on a cricket bat, it is important to take a few basic actions before you take onto the cricket field. Most, if not all cricket...
‘Knocking-in’ is carried out to compress the fibres within the willow (the wood used to make cricket bats) so the bat is tough and ready to withstand the impact of a cricket ball across all its surfaces. As a result of the knocking-in process, a new bat is less prone to cause scuffing, indentation or, in a worst-case scenario, snapping in half.
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This could be caused by a couple of things, under-oiling your bat, knocking in the bat with too much force too soon, or using the bat against a full-pace bowler without enough knocking-in time. Also, a brand new ball will definitely cause cracks if hit with an ill-prepared bat.
This is where knocking-in a cricket bat comes handy. Knocking-in is a process of preparing a cricket bat for use. It helps condense the fibers of the willow and make the bat stronger. It is done using a mallet that is hit on the surface, edges, and toe of the bat. Knocking-in, in combination with oiling, helps the bat last longer.
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To begin knocking in your cricket bat you should start by tapping the bat with the bat mallet. Alternatively use an old cricket ball in a sock. Tap along the face of the cricket bat, around 25mm up from the toe of the bat. Do not knock the toe as this can speed up cracking in the lower part of the bat.
After the oiling, you are ready for next step – knocking off the cricket bat. Knocking the cricket bat Knocking is the process where we improve the strength of the bat by compressing the fibers of the willow so bat can be powerful enough to hit the ball which comes with the speed of 90mph.