ECB praises new bat design

Radio Newcastle’s Breakfast Show is the latest media to report on a pioneering bat designed by Newcastle CC cricketer Leanne Cracknell.

She worked with Junior WASP Will Hardy to develop an adapted bat suitable for players with a single arm.

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The bat featured in the Northumbria University Design Show and also the London Design Show. It’s been praised by the ECB who said they’re happy to test out a prototype:

“You clearly have researched both the product and its use along with looking at different materials and concepts to aid the one arm cricketer.

I think its brilliant Leanne, a great piece of work.”

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Radio Newcastle’s report is due out on Tuesday 23 July in the Breakfast Show and can be heard afterwards on their catchup service. Other coverage can be seen on:

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/local-news/north-east-student-designs-new-4749939

http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/10500778.Student_designs_bat_for_disabled_cricketers/

http://www.northumbria.ac.uk/browse/ne/uninews/cricket

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