Gray-Nicolls is an English cricket equipment and clothing brand and is a subsidiary of Grays International. Formed as a result of merger between two companies, Grays and Nicolls, the company is based in Robertsbridge, East Sussex. Gray-Nicolls manufactures and commercialises a wide range of products for cricket equipment, such as bats, batting gloves, balls, pads, athletic shoes, team uniforms, and bags.
A cricket bat is a specialised piece of equipment used by batsmen in the sport of cricket to hit the ball, typically consisting of a cane handle attached to a flat-fronted willow-wood blade. It may also be used by a batter who is making their ground to avoid a run out, if they hold the bat and touch the ground with it. The length of the bat may be no more than 38 inches and the width no more than 4.25 inches. Its use is first mentioned in 1624. Since 1979, a law change stipulated that bats can o
In 1855 The company of H. J. Gray and Sons was founded in Cambridge by Henry John Gray, who started manufacturing wooden racquets for Cambridge students, among them Ranjitsinjhi, King Edward VII and King George VI. in 1941 Alison Gray merged the company with hockey stick manufacturer J. Hazells, to form Grays hockey and also acquired the world-renowned cricket bat business of L. J. Nicolls, resulting in Gray-Nicolls.
History. A Gray-Nicolls stand at Headingley Cricket Ground in 2014. The Gray company was founded as H.J. Gray and Sons by H.J. Gray in 1855. This company later began manufacturing cricket bats for leading Cambridge University cricketers such as Ranjitsinjhi and the then Prince of Wales and remained a family business.
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Unique to the industry, Gray-Nicolls grow only the finest English willow for the production of their cricket bats. Salix Caerulea...
It may be a battle for Gray-Nicolls to get one in the hands of a pro on the field. They can't be persuaded by the legend, any more than they would be by the chance of using a bat like Compton's or ...
Gray-Nicolls cricket bats are still used by the game’s elite who are constantly re-writing the record books. The new Millennium saw the introduction of unique Carbon & Titanium handles. Successive England Captain’s Michael Atherton & Nasser Hussain proudly used Gray-Nicolls throughout their careers.
Cricket balls hurt! There's no denying it. At Gray-Nicolls, we pride ourselves on the quality of our protective equipment, giving you the peace of mind to focus on your performance. From cricket helmets, batting pads and thigh pads, everything you need is here.