Chase Cricket Bat Lifespan

It is to be expected that the condition of your cricket bat will deteriorate during its usage. The majority of repairs we carry out are required due to either wear and tear or player error. Where the damage is due to manufacturing error, we offer you a warranty for peace of mind. 

 We have outlined below explanations of situation which may occur within the lifespan of any cricket bat, with a reference for what is covered under our warranty period of 12 months.

BLADE DAMAGE

cracking | edge of the blade

CAUSE  General wear and tear.

SOLUTION – Repair required. Not covered under warranty.

FOLLOW UP – Book in with Chase Cricket repair service.

BLADE DAMAGE

CRACKING | SHOULDER OF THE BLADE

CAUSE – General wear and tear.

SOLUTION – Repair required. Not covered under warranty.

FOLLOW UP – Book in with Chase Cricket repair service.

BLADE DAMAGE

CRACKING | FACE OF THE BLADE

CAUSE General wear and tear.

SOLUTION – Repair required. Not covered under warranty.

FOLLOW UP – Book in with Chase Cricket repair service.

TOE DAMAGE

SPLIT TOE

Split through the toe area of the blade.

CAUSE – This type of damage is caused by the striking of a ball at, or near the base of the blade, e.g., the driving of a “yorker.”

SOLUTION – Repair required. Not covered under warranty. 

FOLLOW UP – Book in with Chase Cricket repair service.

TOE DAMAGE

SURFACE CRACKING

Surface cracking to the toe of the blade.

CAUSE – General wear and tear. This type of damage is often caused by the striking of a yorker and or excessive tapping of the crease.

SOLUTION – Repair required. Not covered under warranty. 

FOLLOW UP – Book in with Chase Cricket repair service.

TOE DAMAGE

Moisture damage

CAUSE  This type of damage occurs as a result of use in damp or wet conditions. It generally leads to swelling of the toe area of the blade, which after drying may crack and split.

SOLUTION – Repair required. Not covered under warranty.

FOLLOW UP – Book in with Chase Cricket repair service.

BREAKS

HANDLE BREAK

CAUSE – General wear and tear.

SOLUTION – The bat itself is not replaceable. Handle repaired under warranty.

FOLLOW UP – Book in with Chase Cricket repair service.

BREAKS

BLADE BREAK

Breakage to the blade / Snapped across the grain.

CAUSE – Weak or excessively dry willow.

SOLUTION – Manufacturing Fault. Replaced at manufacturer’s discretion. 

FOLLOW UP – Book in with Chase Cricket repair service.

DELAMINATION

FACE

CAUSE – Wood fibres lifting from the face of the cricket bat or severe cracking down one or both edges of the blade may indicate the face is delaminated.

SOLUTION – Repairable at manufacturers discretion. Please email info@chasecricket.co.uk to discuss.

FOLLOW UP – Book in with Chase Cricket repair service.

DELAMINATION

HANDLE

CAUSE – The force of a cricket ball hitting a moving cricket bat applies stress to the handle causing the glue to dislodge. This can cause movement between the splice and cricket bat handle which indicates delamination. 

SOLUTION – Repairable at manufacturers discretion. Please email info@chasecricket.co.uk to discuss.

FOLLOW UP – Book in with Chase Cricket repair service.

OTHER DAMAGE

misuse of the bat or by accident

CAUSE  Generally caused by accidentally striking an object other than the ball, for example the stumps.

SOLUTION – Repair required. Not covered under warranty.

FOLLOW UP – Book in with Chase Cricket repair service.

OTHER DAMAGE

Damage due to the use of poor-quality cricket balls

Poor quality or excessively hard cricket balls can be a cause of many types of crack damage to the blade of the bat, as previously illustrated.

This is not covered under warranty. 

In the case of damage

Take immediate action. Check to see if the damage is superficial. Surface cracks are very common and in most cases are not a cause for concern. More significant damage necessitates withdrawal from play whilst repairs are carried out. It is vital that the repairs are carried out by professional bat makers. If you are concerned about the bat, please email photos and details to info@chasecricket.co.uk

Lifespan of a cricket bat

There can be no definitive length of time that your cricket bat will last. The condition of a cricket bat deteriorates with use.  The length of time before a cricketer needs to replace their bat will depend on.

a) The amount of use.
b) The weight of the bat (heavier blades tend to be more durable than lighter ones.)
c) The care with which the bat is treated.
d) How the cricket has been stored.
e) Correct use (misuse will reduce its lifespan.)

Age of the cricket bat

Bats are covered by our warranty for twelve months; this applies from the date of purchase.

Any warranty claims will be considered entirely at the Chase Cricket’s discretion, considering the age and condition of the cricket bat. It is possible for the condition of the bat to deteriorate even without use simply due to the natural drying out process.

Our retailers set their own warranty term and conditions.
For more information, please contact the shop where you purchased the bat. 

DOS & DON'TS

STORING YOU BAT

To ensure that a bat remains in good condition, it is essential the cricket bat is not stored in excessively warm conditions (e.g., near to central heating or in a hot car). This will cause the bat to dry out and precipitate future problems.

The bat should ideally be stored in a position that will allow a little of the moisture from the atmosphere to be absorbed. It is also imperative that the cricket bat does not get damp or wet. Excessive moisture damage can weaken the willow, which in turn may cause the bat to split, crack and in more serious cases break.

Do not store the cricket bat where it maybe be subject to cold and damp conditions such as garages or sheds. Cricket bats suffer with extreme changes in temperature. 

FURTHER ASSISTANCE

SPEAK TO CHASE

If you would like to seek clarification about damage to a particular cricket bat and whether it is covered under our warranty, please email photos and a description to info@chasecricket.co.uk

We carry out repairs on all brands, makes and models of cricket bat.