Bats, baronets and Battle is more than just about cricket. This is a history full of colourful characters – eccentric baronets with a fondness for gambling, forthright women who wished to take...
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This company make hand made bats in Worcester and recently acquired the Baronet brand from Bernie Facer, who is partly retired, Bernie is working...
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CRICKET EQUIPMENT. Our aim is simple, to make the finest cricket bats, from the very best English Willow, sourced from J S Wright, Essex ( www.cricketbatwillow.com ). We aim to supply the highest quality soft leather goods & cricket equipment for the committed cricketer. Hawk Cricket was established in 1996, by brothers Robert & Michael.
I’m sure I had a Baronet Cricket bat at school in the midlands, as did a few of us (25ish years ago) Do they still exist? Bernie Facer used to make those from his shed in Buckden, about 10minute drive from me.
It is the tradition and enjoyment of cricket for all ages (and for both genders) that the club wishes to continue long into the future. The history of the development of cricket in the local area, Bats, baronets and Battle', can be found for sale in the online club shop on this website or at the club pavilion.
Bats, Baronets and Battle: A Social History of Cricket and Cricketers from an East Sussex Town. AuthorHouse, 2013, 236 Page AuthorHouse, 2013, 236 Page Leigh Rayment's list of baronets
The story goes that during his tenure at the Baronet Cricket Club, some of his opponents who batted without boots, gloves and leg guards ‘went home with crushed toes and fingers.’ Mehallasha Pavri was among the pioneers of Indian cricket and deserves to be celebrated as India’s first great cricketer (source – Stray Thoughts on Indian Cricket by J.M Framjee Patel)
Vintage MCC Company Ltd 'The Popular Driver' Cricket Bat with The World Renowned Trademark, which we can probably date to the late 1930s - 1940s as it belonged to my late grandfather and we have other bats from the period which we are keeping.