How to Change the Grip on a Cricket Bat

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How to Change the Grip on a Cricket Bat
Re-gripping a cricket bat is a relatively short process. (cricket batsman man batting side image by patrimonio designs from

It's imperative to keep your sporting equipment maintained. No matter how well you take care of your cricket bat, its grip is going to wear down due to the friction placed upon the base by your hands. Replacing the grip on a cricket base doesn't take long--although it may require a few tries to get the hang of it.

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Things you need

  • Cricket bat
  • Utility knife
  • Grip

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  1. 1

    Remove the old grip from your cricket bat. Depending on the condition of the grip, you may be able to peel it off the bat, starting from the top and working your way down. But most grips will need to be cut with a utility knife. Cut all the way down the grip or create a small slit and tear the rest of the grip off with your hands.

  2. 2

    Remove any of the adhesive left from the old grip. recommends using nail polish or rubbing alcohol to loosen up the adhesive goo, which should make it easier to remove.

  3. 3

    Secure the bat in a way that it will not move--but your arms will still be free. You can put the bat between your knees or in a cricket bat holder.

  4. 4

    Roll the new grip into a doughnut or a ball if it is not already packaged that way. This means overlapping the grip until it looks like a doughnut with a hole in the middle--for the cricket bat to go through.

  5. 5

    Slide the new rubber grip over the knob on the bottom of the cricket bat and fold it down the bat. The closer you get to the head of the bat the more resistance the grip will have and the tighter it will be fastened.

  6. 6

    Adjust the grip as needed for comfort, whether it be through reapplying or simply pulling a particular side. Be careful not to create a slit in the new grip.

Tips and warnings

  • New grips are typically designed to be applied once, so be careful when removing and reapplying a new grip multiple times.

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