DONCASTER, England, June 20, 2016
The Cricket Boutique is a brand new online shop supplying handmade cricket bats crafted from English willow in the UK.
The Cricket Boutique has set out to provide the best that independent and boutique bat makers have to offer, only supplying cricket bats that have been handmade in the UK using English Willow and by the actual companies Bat Maker, or Pod Shaver as they are also known.
“Researching who actually still makes their Cricket Bats in the UK was harder than you would think! It was not just a quick Internet search. A great deal of effort had to be put in to make sure what TCB would be supplying actually fit in with the company ethos,” owner and founder Mark Metcalfe explains.
Mark is a keen cricketer and has played in the Lincolnshire League with Haxey CC for the past 20 years.
The Cricket Boutique currently offers bats, softs and bags from Aldred Cricket Bats, Charlie French, Helygen, Jedi, Mangled, Reaper Cricket, Red Ink Cricket and Robert James and is always looking to add more independent bat makers to that list.
By supplying Handmade brands, not only does The Cricket Boutique provide high quality products but it also supports the British Manufacturing Industry.
“A large percentage of Cricket Bats are now no longer made in the UK. English Willow is shipped abroad, made in to bats and then shipped back to the UK for sale,” Mark continues.
“The Cricket Boutique really does support manufacturing in the UK by only supplying bats made in the UK. This was one of the main selection criteria when acquiring brands to deal with.”
If you would like to find out more about what The Cricket Boutique has to offer then please go tohttp://www.thecricketboutique.co.uk or find them on Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms.