Winterbotham’s plantation Cricket bats are made from a specific type of willow tree: English willow – Salix alba caerulea. This species has proved to be most suitable because of its light weight, toughness and resilience. The plantation at Stonehouse was created for Arthur
English Cricket Bat Willow Trees – Sapling to mature tree. Salix Alba Caerulea. We have a continuing re-generation programme which is the best in the industry, each year approximately 3 times as many trees are planted than are cut down.
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Australian Cricket Bat Willow Plantation Management Services Limited has held AFS licence no. 241253 since 22 January 2004. Although ASIC has cancelled the licence, it has used its power under s915H of the Corporations Act to allow ACB to conduct certain necessary activities until 25 May 2021 to facilitate the winding up of the Scheme.
– a forgotten cricket bat willow plantation Gloucestershire has long been steeped in commerce and the manufacture of all sorts of things, and tucked away to the east of the parish are the long forgotten remains of one of them.
The famous Crockett cricket bats were made from willow grown at Shepherd's Flat. Established by John Crockett and his brother William Crockett, and international cricket umpire. Established around 1908, by 1948 50,000 willow trees were growing. History
Cricket Bat Willow Plantations on Former Grazing Land Against the backdrop of changing land subsidies, demands for greater environmental management and the potential for income from natural capital, this landowner was keen to diversify income streams beyond the confines of traditional farming.
An Australian company set up to grow willow trees that could be used to fashion top-grade cricket bats, reviving a dormant industry and breaking the English domination of the market. The Australian Cricket Bat Willow Project was spruiked by greats including Dean Jones, Richie Benaud, Steve Waugh and Greg Matthews, but after 16 years, it has produced just one sample bat.
Willow Blue Australia Pty Ltd specialises in growing and processing English Willow (Salix Alba Caerulea) for cricket bats. The timber is sourced from various Willow Blue growers including, the A.C. MacLaren Plantation at Healesville in the Yarra Valley and the Willow Blue Farm at Sale and Mirboo North in Gippsland Victoria.