It's Just Cricket Knocking-In Service - Bats Bought from IJC

Code: KI-S
  • £50.00
  • (Delivery from £5.99)
  • RRP £60.00
Item out of Stock | Usually dispatched within 24 hours

This service is only applicable for bats purchased from It's Just Cricket. If adding this service please allow an ADDITIONAL 3 weeks to your order. We knock all our bats in by hand, and ensure each bat is knocked in to optimum performance levels. This process cannot be rushed. 

Knocking-in is a process of preparing a cricket bat for use. The purpose of knocking in is two fold:

  1. It helps condense the fibers of the willow and makes the bat stronger and perform better; and
  2. It helps the bat last longer. Knocking in does not eliminate the possibility of damage occurring to the bat during play, it reduces the risk of damage being sustained when being used.

It's Just Cricket's Knocking-In Service includes oiling, knocking in by hand (with a hand crafted, custom made Lignum Vitae bat mallet), the application of edge tape and an anti-scuff sheet. Please note, we include these items as a complete service because we firmly believe this offers the best protection for your bat. We will not vary this service.

Customers can choose to personalise their bat further with the application of a toe guard (if not already fitted) or additional grips (both at a small additional charge).



Get your bat ready to play with our professional, tailored service!

Express deliveries to UK Mainland addresses will be dispatched within 1-2 working days and will always be trackable.  Please allow an extra 2-3 days for delivery if you have chosen the Standard Delivery option, which may not be trackable.  If you have ordered a cricket bat with the “knocking-in" service, we ask that you allow an extra 21 days for dispatch, or at peak periods (March-July) it can sometimes be up to a week longer.

UK Mainland, UK Non-Mainland and Northern Ireland orders up to the value of £19.99 will be charged £4.50 for Standard Delivery (usually arrives within 3-4 days), and orders between £20 and £74.99 are £5.99 Standard Delivery.  If your order value is £75 or more, Standard Delivery will be free.

For orders outside of the UK, we offer a ship by volumetric weight service, meaning your shipping cost will be calculated at checkout based purely on the total volumetric weight of the products ordered.  A few (Standard Delivery) examples are as follows:

Cricket Ball to Europe: £9.00

Cricket Ball to USA: £10.00

Cricket Ball to Australia/India/New Zealand: £10.00

Batting Gloves to Europe: £12.00

Batting Gloves to USA: £12.50

Batting Gloves to Australia/India/New Zealand: £15.00

Cricket Bat to USA: £15.00

Cricket Bat to Canada: £25.00

Cricket Bat to Europe: £20.00

Cricket Bat to Australia/India/New Zealand: £30.00

Adult Wheelie/Stand-Up Bag to USA: £60.00

Adult Wheelie/Stand-Up Bag to Europe: £50.00

Batting Pads to Australia/India/New Zealand: £55.00

Batting Pads to Europe: £20.00

Batting Pads to USA: £40.00

Please note that some Standard Delivery orders outside of the UK will not be trackable, but all Express Delivery orders will be.  All 1kg+ orders outside of Europe are sent via air freight couriers (usually DHL or UPS), which are fully trackable, and usually take no longer than 3-5 days to arrive regardless of delivery location.

With the exception of small items (that will be sent through the post and put through your letterbox), all deliveries will require a signature on receipt.  Our couriers will only make three attempts at delivery, so please make sure someone is there to sign for it.  If you are unlikely to be at home on the date of delivery, we recommend that you provide a work address or next door neighbour’s address at checkout.  If no one is at the delivery address when our courier tries to deliver your order, the courier will leave notification of an attempted delivery.  The note will specify if you need to collect the parcel in person from your local postal collection office, contact the courier to arrange an alternative delivery date, or if they will attempt delivery the following day.  Please note, in some cases, these may lead to a surcharge which the customer may be asked to pay.

Regarding returns, all of our products come with a 14 day money back guarantee (extended for special dispensation over the Christmas/New Year period).  This is providing that the item has not been used and is returned as new, in its original packaging and excludes any postal costs incurred, which are your responsibility.  Refunds will only be issued after the item has been returned.  Please note that we cannot reimburse any returns for bespoke items, such as custom made bats or customised helmets.

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Review Summary - 5 out of 5 based on 1 rating.
February 28, 2021 | Bat addict
Grade 3 cannons after knocking

I've bought quite a few bats from IJC and had a couple knocked in by them and it's probably no coincidence that they perform better than the bats I knocked in myself. I've purchased a kookaburra ghost 3.0 and a grade 3 blank bats B1 that IJC knocked in and the ping on these bats is amazing. I've never used a pro bat but I can't imagine them performing much better than these two. I'm sure the fact that they hand selected these bats as well helped too. For the small cost I've saved a heap of time and got a far better result than I could get by doing it myself.

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