Bradbury Cricket Equipment

Bradbury Bats first began crafting cricket bats in 1993 in Launceston, Tasmania after Paul was invited to join the Tasmanian state squad. It was there where he became good friends with Ricky Ponting, who later became a long term user of Bradbury bats.

Both Paul and Sally are virtually self-taught in the crafting of cricket bats. They use English willow and mostly antique tools such as the block plane, draw knife and spokeshave. Another unusual technique used to polish the bats, is a horses shinbone.

After two years in Tasmania, the batmakers returned to Fremantle, Western Australia and later expanded to a more convenient workshop. It is at this time when the likes of Steve Waugh and Shane Warne joined Ricky as regular customers.

In 2001, along with their three young children, the Bradburys moved overseas to Somerset, England, working from a barn on a dairy farm. For six years they spent six months operating in each country, alternating between cricket seasons. The Bradbury market grew from professional cricketers to more and more of the cricketing public.

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