We don't like cricket,
we love it!

We exist to make cricket more accessible. Whether you are new to the game, getting back into it after a few years out, or a passionate player who doesn’t want to pay crazy prices for new gear – we are for you.

We don't like cricket,
we love it!

We exist to make cricket more accessible. Whether you are new to the game, getting back into it after a few years out, or a passionate player who doesn’t want to pay crazy prices for new gear – we are for you.

We are Village Cricket Co.

We’re Freddie & George, village cricketers with a combined 20+ years of experience and now the founders of Village Cricket Co.

We started Village Cricket Co. to help make cricket more accessible than ever and give back to the community we have loved for many years.

How it began

My (Freddie’s) bat broke after a particularly impressive 13 from 27 balls. I was gutted but also excited to get a new wand.

After a quick search online, I was shocked at the prices of new bats. As a classic club cricketer who loved the game, but admittedly wasn’t that great, I resented paying hundreds for a new one.

Which sparked an idea, what if there was a way to get a decent bat without the price tag?

Upon investigating the cricket bat manufacturing process and the types of willow used, we saw an opportunity to make a new bat suitable for village cricketers without the usual high cost.

From there, Village Cricket Co. was born.

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Meet Freddie

Keeper-Batsman

Freddie has been playing cricket since the age of 11. He’s never been much of a bowler but became a wicketkeeper by default after filling in one day and diving all over the place. Fairly quick between the wickets (often to the dismay of his teammates).

Best Batting: 179 (only dropped 8 times)

Best Bowling: Thinks he got a wicket once

Other Cricketing Facts

  • Can play a cover drive no matter where the ball has pitched
  • Has hit a four between his legs (TWICE – in one game)
  • Has had the most ducks out of anyone at GBCC in the last 12 years

Meet George

Fast Bowler

George has played cricket since he was 7 (helping out his brother’s U11 team). A classic pace bowler who loves the occasional (or regular) short one to spice things up. Can bat almost anywhere depending on the situation. Mainly turns up for the banter & post-game beer.

Best Batting: 94

Best Bowling: 6-43

Other Cricketing Facts

  • Reached 288 club wickets by the age of 20
  • Played a season in Australia as an overseas cricketer for Jindivick CC
  • Sky Sports Young Coach of the Year award winner
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🏏 Over 97,667 runs scored with our bats in 2022 🏏

A new generation of cricket brand

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Created by village cricketers

We are both passionate village cricketers, playing for Great Baddow Cricket Club our entire lives.

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1 year warranty

If the bat breaks within one year during a game or practice then we will replace the bat completely free of charge.

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Free returns

To give you a chance to get a feel of the bat, we offer completely free returns for unused bats.

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A beer on us

We work hard to keep the costs of our products as low as possible to make cricket more affordable, with savings left for beer or anything else.

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