Made In England. Built on Heritage.
1867. That's the year Percy Surridge started making his cricket bats. Five generations later the Surridge family bring you a new name in cricket - Swannack
Cricket runs in our blood. Stuart Surridge, captained Surrey when it won the championship 5 years on the trot – a record that remains unbeaten.
And he designed the great Jumbo bat, made popular by Sir Viv Richards and Clive Rice. While our father, John Surridge, designed the infamous Turbo bat, used by Graham Gooch to set his record of 333 runs in the test match against India in 1990.
At its peak the business was sold but in 2017 we decided the time was right to bring our expert knowledge back to the market.
Hours of Skill. Years of Experience.
Being able to tell whether a tree will make the grade just by looking at it is a rare skill. And one that we pride ourselves on.
Every willow tree used to make each Swannack bat is handpicked and processed by us.
Apollo - The God Of Power
For the seasoned cricketer who is ready for the ultimate test.
A refinement of the original SS Jumbo made famous by Sir Viv Richards and Clive Rice, the Apollo has some unique features:
- Spine lowered and sloped towards the handle
- Lighter scale weight
- Enlarged sweet spot of old
- Available weight range 2lb 10oz - 3lb
Caerus - The God of Opportunity
For the cricketer who seizes the moment whenever they see it
This bottom heavy bat is designed to assist the player in driving through the ball when going for the big hit. The weight, towards the bottom, takes the bat through the line of the drive giving extra power.
Designed for the limited over game, features include:
- Bottom heavy to assist with driving the ball
- Pronounced curve giving extra wood either side of the centre spine
- Large sweet spot helping both the big hitter and stroke player
- Available weight range 2lb 8oz - 3lb
Kratos - The God of Knowledge
For the cricketer who is ready to put their knowledge into practice
The Kratos is designed with a pronounced 'power hump' seven inches from the toe of the bat. It makes maximum use of the available wood to give power in the drive area.
The edges are thick either side of the power hump, getting thinner towards the handle.
Our lightest design, this bat features:
- Concave shape on both sides of the spine controls the weight
- Thick edges either side of the power hump giving power in the drive area
- Pronounced 'power hump' seven inches from the toe of the bat
- Available weight range 2lb 7oz to 2lb 11oz
When willow trees are bought and clefts are made they are graded on quality. All Swannack bats come in three grades - Classic, Elite and Test, which are made out of the three highest grades of timber.
We believe in quality and are proud to be one of very few brands who personally buy, manufacture and grade each willow tree and cleft that are used in Swannack bats.
1. Choose a reward level
Everybody must choose one (and only one) reward level to support this project. Within the level you can choose any of the three bat designs (Kratos, Apollo, Caerus). Our Kickstarter campaign is offering over 20% off in value!
2. If you would like something extra check out the 'add on' menu
If you decide you want another bat you can add any item by adding the amount specified from the options below to your pledge. ('Pledge' = the amount you pay)
£160 = Add extra Junior bat
£224 = Add extra Classic bat
£250 = Add extra Elite bat
£320 = Add extra Test bat
Simply add the price to your original reward and we will ask for the details when the project ends.
3. Relax! You are done for the moment
All the specifics for your bat (design, weight, handle etc) will be collected via survey at the end of the campaign.
We offer free shipping within the UK. For everywhere else, please check your shipping rate on the check-out menu when you order.
FREE SHIPPING within the UK. For everywhere else, please check your shipping rate on the check-out menu when you order
We want you to love your bat as much as we do. We are 100% committed to making a bat that you will think is great. But, if you do not absolutely love your bat when it arrives, just return it within 14 days in an unused condition and get a full refund (minus shipping).
We also offer a 12-month warranty. This protects you against any manufacturing and material defaults. (Any damage caused by fair wear and tear is not covered by the warranty)