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Cricket Bats

A master craftsman in willow: Duncan Fearnley explains the intricacies of making his championship winning cricket bats.

News 1974 5 mins

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Using the experience he gained playing first class cricket for Worcestershire, Duncan Fearnley set up a business making bats for the country's best players. Here we see him being visited in his Worcester workshop by the Warwickshire and England player Dennis Amiss who was an early exponent of the Fearnley bat. Amiss was shortly to take his bats on the 1974-'75 Ashes tour of Australia where as an opener he racked up 175 runs over the six match series.