Frequently asked questions:
Do I need to prepare my bat with any knocking in or oiling?
Knocking in compresses the fibres in the wood and strengthens the bat, your bat is more likely to crack and dent if not knocked in properly, luckily all Keeley bats are triple pressed which means the wood has been compressed enough making them ready to play straight away. Of course you are welcome to do any additional knocking in if you prefer. We always apply a scuff sheet onto our bats before they leave the factory so there is no need for oiling!
Can I come and visit you?
Yes! We have a large selection of bats readily available for you to come and have a look at, as we make all bats on site you are welcome to see how we make each and every bat. We are open 9-4 weekday and 9-12 on Saturdays, there is no need to make an appointment at the moment in line with government guidelines, however for large groups or tours please email us in advance.
Is my bat ready yet?
Whilst we know it is exciting getting your hands on one of our bats, please allow up to two weeks before contacting us, the more time we spend answering you with no updates the more time we can spend making your bat! This includes repairs and refurbs.
Can I request Tim to make my bat?
(Yes we do get asked this question) As some of you are not aware, there is only one bat maker, the clefts are hand selected, machined and spliced by Nick who then passes them on to Tim to fit the handles and shape each bat by hand.
Can I come and select a cleft myself and have it made?
Unfortunately not, we have been handling and producing clefts into cricket bats for over 40 years, our skills and knowledge is what makes the cleft into a super bomb cricket bat, please trust us on picking you out a suitable piece of wood.
Can I buy your stickers separately?
No, we do not sell our stickers separately.
Do we do sponsorships and kit bundles?
Yes we do! Please email email@example.com
Can I get a custom shape?
Yes we offer custom shape bats, please get in contact with us to enquire.