A group of scientists at the University of Cambridge has developed a prototype of bamboo bats.
Bamboo bats could make cricket more accessible, more sustainable – and more exciting.
There are few things quite so synonymous to a sport than the sound of leather on willow is to cricket.
Ever since the 1890s, cricket bats have been made of willow wood.
Bamboo cricket bats are stronger, offer a better 'sweet spot' and deliver more energy to the ball than those made from traditional willow, tests conducted by the University of Cambridge show.
If the latest research from Cambridge University is correct, English summers could soon echo with two new sounds.The first will be the thud of jaws dropping at Marylebone Cricket Club.
Cricket bats have been made from English cricket willow for more than 200 years.
Forget the thwack of leather on willow, bamboo could make the best cricket bat.
Researchers create bat with similar performance from what they say is cheap and sustainable material
A Cambridge University study has found that cricket bats made from bamboo instead of the traditional willow could increase the speed at which the ball leaves the bat.