BlankBats.co.uk – an offering of near-blank bats, pads and gloves
It’s seemingly every week that a new brand pops up in the cricket world, often with garish stickers, Asian made bats and huge promises so it was a welcome relief to see an all new brand BlankBats.co.uk hit the market offering a range of minimally branded equipment (though not totally blank as the name many suggest!) alongside bats manufactured here in England.
Though yet to launch their sparkling new website we have managed to grab a sneaky preview of their kit before anyone else. Their initial launch will see a core bats range with a mixture of shapes and middle positions as well as an all new Twenty20 style bat. BB are also bringing to the table a range of soft leather equipment or pads and gloves as they’re more commonly known. The pads are styled on the Moulded Morrant/Tendulkar style pads, with a lightweight foam main construction. They’ve also added a wipe clean PU outer on the foam and a knee locator to make the pad unique, yet minimalist and very light. The gloves are by no means revolutionary, in an all white sausage finger design though they do feature all the bells and whistles you expect on a top line glove with Pittard leather palm and extra protection on the 2 main fingers.
We look forward to seeing their full range when it launches on their website, www.blankbats.co.uk , in March.