Cricket Bat Warranty


Force Cricket will happily honor any valid warranty claims, provided a claim is submitted within 6 months of receipt of items. Customers will be required to pre-pay the return shipping. Upon return receipt of items for a warranty claim, you can expect Force Cricket to process your warranty claim within 7 days. Once the warranty claim is confirmed a replacement item sent to you (if stock is available)


  • A cricket bat is not going to look new forever & cracks will appear with use.
  • Bats are made of natural timber & have an incredibly hard task of hitting a solid Cricket Ball repeatedly.
  • Cracks can occur during the Knocking-In process & do not necessarily resemble a fault/defect
  • Cracking may be an indication of insufficient Knocking-In, improper preparation/use, soft willow, bad quality cricket ball, etc.
  • A small amount of cracking is normal & has no impact on the performance of the bat.
  • The lifespan of a bat depends on the amount of use & care taken.
  • Added protection such as Toe Protection is highly recommended for enhanced longevity.
  • Some bats may require more/less preparation than initially advised. Knocking-In time is a general guide & does not mean that once you have completed the hours your bat is ready. Eg if your Knocking-In has not been performed up to standards you could spend 30+ hours on your bat & it may still not be ready.
  • The price of a bat does not reflect the potential longevity of the willow. In fact, the more expensive bats are made of softer willow & though they will usually outperform cheaper bats, they may not last as long.


Force Cricket needs to see your bat to arrange the correct course of action following a warranty claim. Each claim will depend on the circumstances & is taken on a case-to-case basis. A course of action may include a repair, replacement, refund, or having the service performed again. Force Cricket will deal with any return of a bat purchased either from our official resellers, factory outlets, or website. All cricket bats sold by Force Cricket have a 6-month warranty against damage deemed to be manufacturing fault & no fault of the consumer.


  • Yorker damage to the toe of the bat. 
  • Damage that occurs due to lack of Knocking/Playing In, machine Knocking-In or inaccurate play.
  • Damage resulting from bats being machine prepared outside of Force Cricket workshop.
  • Damage that occurs due to poor preparation/maintenance (e.g. lack of toe guard, over/under oiling, etc).
  • Damage due to moisture (wet weather) or heat (do not leave in car boot/direct sunlight etc).
  • Damage from non-leather or composite balls (including bowling machine balls)
  • Improper use (including hitting things other than cricket balls – e.g. stumps)

Cricket Bat Warranty may be voided if the above guidelines are not adhered to. Bats with broken handles, cracks & other minor occurrences within the warranty guidelines will be sent back to the manufacturer for repair. When making a warranty claim, proof of purchase needs to be supplied to Force Cricket by the customer (receipt/bank statement).