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.


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.”


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: