Free Knocking In Service
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Posted on Thursday, 31st January 2019 -
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Most of our cricket bats come with the offer of our free knocking in service. We at Talent Cricket feel that when our customers part with their hard earned money on a cricket bat the last thing they feel like doing is knocking it in. You can leave that to us to complete this stage of bat preparation for you.
We will oil the bat with raw linseed oil before comencing the knocking in and also fit a protective toe guard to the bat if it doesn't already have one. We will then knock the bat in by hand using a Lignum Vitae mallet for a required amount of time depending on the density of the willow. After the knocking in has been completed we will give the blade of the bat another light coat of Raw Linseed oil and finish it off by applying fibre tape to the edges and a clear anti-scuff sheet over the face of the bat.
Once the knocking in has been completed we do recommend a period of time to play the bat in gently with a good quality old ball during practice and not to rush straight into a match situation with it.
Our knocking in service is labour intensive and to be fair to everyone we do try to knock the bats in in order, this can sometimes take up to 10 days at busy times of year.