Frequently Asked Questions



As a rough guide a bat lasts about 1000 runs, including practice. This means for some players, a bat will last for three or four seasons, for others, just the one.

When making the bat, the batmaker presses the cleft in order to prepare the bat for use against a hard cricket ball.  There is a fine line between over-pressing (and losing all performance) and under-pressing a bat (losing durability).  Black Cat bats are pressed to perfection, ensuring unrivalled performance, with the durability our customers expect.

A bat's life can be prolonged by good preparation and care during the bat's use.  Having said this, all bats are different, meaning seemingly identical bats, prepared and cared for in the same way, can end up lasting for different lengths of time.