Mighty Willow Pearl

Mighty Willow Pearl

No.2 on our list of the best cricket bats from the All Out Cricket Gear Test 2017, it’s the Mighty Willow Pearl.

RRP £325

AOC GEAR TEST RATING: 74%

FIRST IMPRESSION: 75%
PICK-UP: 70%
PERFORMANCE: 75%

MODEL SPECS

WEIGHT – 2lb 10oz
EDGE WIDTH – 3.8cm
THICKEST POINT – 6.5cm
HANDLE LENGTH – 28cm
GRAINS – 6

Mighty Willow Pearl

REVIEW

A first-ever appearance in the hit parade for Mighty Willow and what a stunning intervention by a start-up brand making waves on the market. Its dreamy combination of heft and deft saw the Pearl mark strongly across all categories. No other bat in the 20 managed to combine such density of wood with such an inviting pick-up, and its smooth, tactile finish got our testers purring. “It’s a lovely-looking piece of wood,” said Key. “Very light, with a very soft-feeling middle, so you don’t have to hit the ball too hard to get it away. Not funky-shaped either. A good, old-fashioned traditional-shaped bat.” It’s just a shame the stickers look a bit like they were done on the office printer…

RETURN TO BAT COUNTDOWN >

Leave a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Top