We’ve all heard of bats being referred to as “blades” and “weapons”, but if there’s a piece of willow that truly deserves to be spoken of in such terms, it’s the Newbery AXE. Taking inspiration from the “haft” of a traditional axe – the part you use to hold the weapon – Newbery’s innovative new design features a thicker bottom hand section, with the handle then tapering in like a corset for the top hand. The effect is remarkable, allowing far more precise movements with the guiding top hand, such that you can control your shots with unprecedented accuracy. Why didn’t someone think of this sooner?
Looking at the bat in profile, the AXE features a full, extended duckbill shape with a significant bow – great for clearing the infield and power-hitting your way to victory. A traditional rounded toe combines with minimal concaving for a smooth, lightweight pickup.
Stickers-wise, the AXE is in keeping with the rest of the Newbery range, which means classically styled branding in the bat’s blue and red colour scheme – until you get to the toe, where an emphatic “X” adorns the rear for a standout look.
While we understand how difficult it can be to select a bat online, we work closely with our partner brands to provide the best bat for you at each grade and price point. That way you can be assured that you will receive the best possible bat available. However, we are unfortunately unable to weigh individual bats, or to guarantee a specific number of grains per bat.
• Grade 2 English Willow
• Unique revolutionary Haft Tech Handle
• The special handle has been designed to increase power, add extra comfort and ultimate control at the crease for those long innings
• Promotes top-hand play
• Anti-twist properties to transfer more power into the ball for increased striking power
• Large mid sweetspot
• A fuller shape with longer Newbery duckbill toe for a beautiful balance and feel
It was not long ago that the only way to distinguish your cricket bat from the next was to apply your name or initials on the shoulder of the bat with the black permanent marker. Thankfully times have changed, and the ability to truly 'Personalise' a product to your own individual requirements is now available to all.
At Pro-Direct Cricket we are pleased to now offer full personalisation to professional and club players alike and find many players now utilise the highly professional service to both enhance their chosen cricket bat and to lessen the risk of loss.
Pro:Direct Cricket can offer competitive rates on worldwide delivery, as well as offering a free returns service to our customers in the UK. To check the delivery rates and times to your country click here:
If you find that your purchased product is unsuitable, simply return the item(s) to us in their original condition within 28 days of receipt and we will issue a full refund (excluding original delivery charge) on receipt. There is a handy returns form with label on the reverse of our invoice. Please note that we cannot be held responsible for items lost or delayed in transit on the way back to us.