Laver & Wood set out to produce the finest cricket bats in the world. We use traditional hand crafting techniques that allow us to get the best out of every cleft of willow, and by customising bats to individual specifications.

The Right Bat for Each Cleft

We grade our willow very carefully, going through at least four gradings before finally determining what type of bat the cleft will produce. This careful grading process and the attention that comes from hand making bats means we believe we are unrivalled in getting the best performance out of each cleft that comes into our workshop.

Investing in Customer Service

We stand behind our product. Rather than spending vast amounts of money on sponsoring international players we choose to spend heavily on customer service. We look after our customers and their bats because we believe that the best bats need to be matched with the best customer service.

Traditional Batmaking

As cricket bat making becomes more and more mass machine produced the craft of batmaking is being lost. We believe using traditional methods makes the best bats because it allows for each cleft to be treated on its own merits.


Since Laver & Wood was founded we have worked towards providing information about bats and batmaking to our customers. We believe that cricketers who understand their requirements for a bat, and get a bat customised will score more runs. Making the right bat for a batsman’s game is something we pride ourselves on.


We share our passion and knowledge for cricket bats through our Facebook Page, Videos, Web Site & our Cricket Bat Lore series of books and videos. We believe it is important to share this knowledge as the traditional craft of bat making is being replaced by machine & mass production.