The History of Millichamp and Hall
How M&H Started
Julian Millichamp and Jonathan Hall started up M&H in 1987. Working from a farm in rural Somerset they quickly began to make a name for themselves as batmakers to the stars of the day. Many Test and County professionals flocked to their door irrespective of whichever cricket company they were contacted to. They simply re-stickered their M&H bat with their own sponsor’s logo.
In 1994, Julian sold his interest in the company and moved out to Australia to set-up the new Millichamp-Puma operation. Jonathan Hall remained at the helm, Henry Greswell bought a small financial interest and James Laver arrived to make bats.
Move to Somerset CCC
The firm moved to their Taunton HQ in 1996. Jonathan Hall sold the company to Henry Greswell and Rob Chambers joined the bat-making team under James Laver. James left in 1999 to set up his own company in New Zealand with partner, George Wood.
Rob Chambers Joins
Henry Greswell sold the company at the beginning of 2001 to Rob Chambers, now the senior batmaker who also assumed the additional mantle of Managing Director. The famous M&H shop moved into the main M&H building and life continued on as usual. Same high-class product – same high-class service.