H.J. Gray and Sons was founded in Cambridge by world rackets champion H.J. Gray in 1855 and soon built a reputation supplying rackets to University players, such as Ranjitsinjhi and the future King Edward VII. The company is owned and controlled by the Gray family to this day. This article will detail to you the best places to buy Gray Nicolls cricket bats.
L.J. Nicolls started making cricket bats in 1876 in his workshop at Robertsbridge, East Sussex and this is where the company is still based. Best quality bats Gray Nicolls has its own extensive website where they sell all of their cricket equipment, including their world famous bats. The website has sections for senior and junior bats, as well as the expensive Kashmir bats. The bats do retail at top price, however, because they are coming directly from Gray Nicolls, you can be sure that you will be receiving the very best quality bat out there.
Millett Sports.co.uk is another online company that sells an array of cricket equipment in general but, specifically, they have a fantastic collection of Gray Nicolls gear. The bats that they have on offer are slightly cheaper than those on the Gray Nicolls site, with 20% discounts on offer on most bats. Cheap prices for accessories and bat covers However, the range of bats on Millett sports is not quite as extensive. It is the perfect place to buy bat covers and other accessories to go along with your bat though, as these are available at fairly cheap prices and can be delivered directly to your door upon ordering.
The range of Gray Nicolls bats on eBay is nowhere near as extensive as the online stores that we have documented, however, the few that are up for sale are for very cheap prices.
You will often find unused bats which are available at 'buy it now' prices. This means that you will not have to bid against other potential buyers, which is usually the case on eBay.
Second-hand bats You can also pick up second-hand bats, which can always be a bit risky as you can never be entirely sure of the quality of the bat that you are buying. However, if you are looking to save money, then eBay is the ideal place to browse.