Last year Newbery celebrated a century of artisan batmaking with The Master 100, a glorious piece of willow inspired by the man whose name features in the logos, John Newbery. The bat was so popular that they’ve now expanded the range to include a full complement of bat grades along with matching pads and luggage, so you can enjoy the complete Master 100 look from head to toe.
Few can match Newbery’s cricketing heritage. Their reputation for excellence is known around the world, and it was company founder John Newbery’s insistence on quality that served to build the Newbery name, continuing the traditions that began all the way back in 1919 with his father, Len.
Hence The Master 100, a classically styled, beautifully shaped bat that pays tribute to the life, skill, and talent of the legendary batmaker himself. Featuring the original branding used on Newbery bats in the 1980s, it’s a perfect example of the phrase “class is permanent”. The minimalist two-tone stripes that wrap around The Master 100 are simply a level above those you’d normally see on a modern bat. The bat also features the traditional Sussex Martlets hallmark with “Since 1919” proudly displayed below.
In terms of shape, Newbery have chosen to mix the old with the new. That means a pretty full profile with large edges and some concaving, but also an extended swell and mid-to-low sweetspot – perfect for the typical English wickets Newbery have dominated for so many years. What a bat.
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 1 English willow
• Handcrafted in England
• Original sticker of John Newbery
• Unique original Newbery logo with heritage date
• New grip colour for 2020
• Full profile with a very wide sweetspot
• Classic full spine for fantastic balance and feel
• Mid-to-low sweetspot, recreating the classic English cricket bat
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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.