About Us

B3 Cricket are a revolutionary cricket bat manufacturer supplying the discerning cricketer who expects the best in terms of both performance, service and value for money!

Every B3 bat is manufactured in our state of the art factory from the finest hand-picked English willow. We offer a range of products and grades to suit all requirements and budgets.

Because we sell direct to you and “cut out the middle-man”, we can supply the highest quality bats and cricket equipment at super competitive prices. In choosing B3 you are getting the very best money can buy – but not paying the earth for it!

We at B3 are dedicated in providing a service that will make sure you get the right bat. If you can make it over to our factory that would be great, come and meet the team look at how we make our bats and look through the different possibilties on offer in our showroom.


Our opening hours are;

Monday         8:00 to 5:00

Tuesday        8:00 to 5:00

Wednesday   8:00 to 5.00

Thursday        8:00 to 5:00

Friday             8:00 to 5:00

Saturday         9.00 to 12:00




On Saturday 6th of June the unit next door to B3 Cricket burnt down.  The Fire brigade did an absolutely fantastic job to keep the fire from spreading into our factory; however we have had to move into the unit directly behind the old factory (UNIT 9).


We are please to say that the new factory if fully operational and the Factory shop is now open to the public.


If you can not make it over to the factory please use one of the below methods to a Contact us and we will ensure you still get your perfect bat;


Telephone: 0115 977 0198

Skype: B3 Cricket

Email: enquiries@b3cricket.com



The People Behind B3

The three people behind B3 Cricket are passionate about cricket and making world class products!

Our combined knowledge and experience means that each and every B3 product is made to the highest standards possible and personally quality checked by one of the owners before it leaves the factory!

Here’s a bit more about the people behind B3:

Russell Evans:

Commercial Director

“Russ” is a former Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire professional cricketer who went on to gain over 20 years’ experience working for a global cricket brand. Russ took up umpiring three years ago and in 2011 was asked to join the First Class Reserve List for the ECB.


Doctor David Bacon:

Production Director

“The Doctor” has a PhD in materials engineering, with 7 years knowledge and experience of cricket bat design and manufacture within a global cricket brand. David is an expert in modern machine based cricket bat manufacturing and is also an associate lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) working with students on the Sport Technology course.


Michael Blatherwick:

Commercial Director

“Blathers” sold his computer systems business in 2011 and decided to invest in his hobby and passion – cricket! Blathers is a level 2 ECB Coach and (although in the twilight of his career) still turns out for his beloved Kimberley Institute Cricket Club in the Nottinghamshire Leagues.