Abingdon Cricket Bat Willows

December 8, 2018

Abingdon Cricket Bat Willows
There are a pile of willow trees not very far from the River Thames and Abingdon Vale Cricket Club. All have been marked with the same identifier.
Abingdon Cricket Bat Willows
A notice says they are Cricket Bat Willows (Salix Alba Caerulean). So these uniform, light coloured, trees with tight grain are ideal for bats. Each tree can take about 20 years to grow, and can provide enough wood for between 25 and 50 bats.
Abingdon Cricket Bat Willows
Cricket bats are graded, but being made of a natural product each is different. Some will fetch a high prices for test players, others will be sold for cricket on the beach . It would be nice to think some of these trees will be used at the nearby Abingdon Vale Cricket Club.

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2 Comments Leave a Comment

  • 1. Geoff Bailey  |  December 8, 2018 at 9:27 am

    Must be THE BLOG’S most batty post ever.

  • 2. Mary  |  December 8, 2018 at 9:35 am

    But very interesting batty.

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