Plain Cricket Bat (Short Handle)


🚚 Free returns + 1 year warranty 🛡️

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The ‘no sticker’ version of our classic Village Cricket Bat.

✔️ Ready to play plain bat
✔️ Lightweight: 2lb 9oz
✔️ Short Handle
✔️ Simplicity – one shape & style
✔️ Low middle + balanced pickup
✔️ Semi-oval handle + thick edges
✔️ Endorsed by village cricketers

Spend your savings on a post-match beverage.

About Our Plain Cricket Bat

Find the gaps, even if that is through the slips.

Our ‘no sticker’ Village Cricket Bat has been built to last and keep hitting those boundaries in picturesque (or not so pretty) village cricket grounds for years to come. It really is the perfect bat for village cricketers.

The plain bat has no branding, and comes in the same concept as our original Village Cricket Bat. It’s a light/mid-weight cricket bat that if you middle it, it flys. It even comes ready to play so you don’t need to worry (or pay more) for that.

Created by village cricketers to get more people playing the sport as well as saving you money. Have a beer on us!

Word on the square

See what village cricketers are saying about our cricket bats.

Customer Reviews

Based on 96 reviews
Amazing bat with good pick up and ping

Amazing bat with good pick up and ping....❤️

Marcus Y
Big Hitter

I have used my VC bat for two seasons now and let me tell you, it can hit boundaries with ease. The weight is perfect for me and allows me to play classic or big (big is my style) shots.
I am looking forward to a 3rd season hopefully on the runs. Well done VC on a great product.

Stephen Hawksworth
Amazing value for money

Still can't quite believe that this bat is under £120. Used it for the first time on Saturday and scored 52 (first 50 of the season). What these guys are doing to support the club cricketer is amazing and everyone should get behind them. I'm now using the full kit bat, pads and gloves every week. Great pick up, excellent middle as it really flies. Thanks guys

Probably the best bat ever made

Hey Freddie: Just dropping you a review.
In my personal opinion (as well as my clubs opinion) this is the best bat ever made, (Style, pickup, ping, price are all absolutely insane) It feels like a dream, whats not to like?!
Even if in the RARE occurrence that it gets damged, cracked etc, it will be replaced free of charge by the team at village cricket!
I have scored 1256 Runs with this bat within the past 2 1/2 months, so does that say anything?
I HIGHLY recommend this product. Do not Hesitate. Buy Now!

Michael Robinson
What a find!

Great piece of kit, lots of attention from team mates and so far so good! Unfortunately had minimal games but when it connects its a lovely piece!

Delivery & Returns

We offer free standard delivery on all orders over £100.
For orders under £100, standard delivery (3-5 days) is £5. Express delivery (1-3 days) is £9.

Free returns to get a feel for your new purchase.
We really hope you love your purchase as much as we do, however, if you don’t you are welcome to return it unused within 30 days from when it arrives we’ll fully refund you.

For more information head on over to our Delivery & Returns page.

Frequently Asked Questions

Not at all. We’ve done it for you, don’t spend hours of your life annoying everyone banging your bat with a mallet to knock it in. Or worse, pay over the odds for other brands to do it for you.


All of our bats are created India. Made from the Salix Alba willow grown in the Kashmir region of India. Similar to that of what Sachin Tendulkar used during his early career.


There are a few ways we are able to keep the price down for you:

  • The bat is sourced directly from the manufacturer, cutting out any middlemen
  • In each size, we only offer 1 design, style and  weight
  • Keeping it simple,
    we don’t sponsor professional players adding unnecessary costs

Ready to play means that our bats are pre-knocked in at factory by a machine. So your new bat is essentially ready to take straight into action without hours of knocking in using a mallet. However. we do still advise easing into using it starting with softer balls from slower bowlers in the nets.

All of our bats are made from grade G1+ Kashmir Willow. We spent two years testing different types of willow and found this perfect for village cricket. We wrote up our experiences during our research if you wanted to learn more.

One Year Warranty

All our products come with a full years warranty, so if anything is to happen to your cricket bat then we will replace it free of charge.

All we ask is that you don’t smash it against a wall after 364 days.

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