On a visit to the B3 Cricket HQ, General Manager Richard Blakeley talked me through his playing career in Yorkshire league cricket and offered coaching and buying tips on cricket bats.
Up for discussion was:
- Richard’s playing career with Birstall and other Yorkshire clubs
- Coaching and umpiring at Coal Aston Cricket Club
- Customisation at B3 Cricket
- Advice for picking the right cricket bat
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It was the first time I’d got down to see B3 Cricket since the installation of their top-of-the-range indoor cricket net for clubs to hire and for customers to test out an array of cricket bats.
Look out for a future Cricket Yorkshire Podcast where B3 Cricket Managing Director Michael Blatherwick has a chat about trends with cricket bats, Tom Kohler-Cadmore’s personal design and facing Yorkshire Over 50s this summer!
Meanwhile, B3 Cricket’s master batmaker Gav was on hand to showcase his skills when Northamptonshire County Cricket Club allrounder Brett Hutton popped in for running repairs to a selection of his bats.
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