Welcome to Lionheart Cricket
Hand Crafted cricket bats made out of the finest english willow
Lionheart are proud to hand make all of our cricket bats in a workshop based in Lightcliffe, a small village nestled in the heart of a beautiful part of West Yorkshire.
We are a company that individually hand crafts each of our bats and we aim to stay true to the traditional values and heritage of the trade. We use an approach that has been handed down through countless family generations and these skills enable us to customise bespoke bats that can be tailored to individual specifications.
We plant, grow, then fell our own stock of trees. We haul the timber before cutting all of the willow clefts in our own sawmill before air-drying and seasoning the wood. We carefully and expertly finish the willow drying process in a specialist timber kiln. This produces clefts that are absolutely perfect for a bat maker. Each of our Cricket Bats are then carefully hand pressed in our small bespoke workshop before being shaped using the traditional tools of a drawknife and spokeshave. We choose to rely on hand, eye, and feel as we craft each cleft individually to produce bats with the finest balance.