|Gunn & Moore Icon DXM 808 GM NOW Junior Cricket Bat 2013|
| The first new bat size in 100 years. An important innovation from the GM youth development and coaching scheme.|
Lightness with power. Fills the void for junior batsmen who are too tall for Harrow but are not ready for a Full Size bat.
Too often junior players use bats that are a size too big for them, particularly when stepping from Harrow to Full Size.
Bats that are too heavy force the player to alter his grip trying to lift the bat when playing a shot, bringing the bat down across the line of the ball.
Likewise bats that are too long prevent the bat being picked up correctly as the top of the handle gets in the way.
All top coaches agree that choosing the correct size bat is vital for proper technical development.
The Academy bat size enables a junior batsman to obtain power without having to graduate too soon to a Full Size bat.
Ourselves and Gunn & Moore particularly recommend Academy bats for players between about 56 and 59'.
Please see our size guide page, accessible from the link at the top of every page for full details of bat sizes.