Services Offered

Laver & Wood offers a range of services for your new and old favorites.

Knocking In:

Knocking in provides a hard protective surface to the blade and edges of the bat, and all bats need to be knocked in before use. Laver & Wood offer a knocking in service for our own bats, and other brands bats.

   US$80 A$90 £40 NZ$90


Shipping is extra and can be quoted on request.

Rebalancing Bat:

Laver & Wood also specialise in re-balancing your bat if it is feeling a bit heavy or not as well balanced as you would like. We can generally take out up to 4 ozs of weight by removing the labels and completely re-working the bat. By sanding and polishing the bat to finish we ensure that our exceedingly high standards are kept. We would also include a rebind of the handle. Please be aware that labels are discarded due to damage upon removal.


US$80 £35 A$80 NZ$90

We can refurbish your old favourite bat by fixing up the face and toe and then inserting a toe lamination (Lamitoe). The Lamitoe strengthens the toe of the bat and can significantly increase the life of a bat. We would also strip the bat down to the bare wood and refinish the whole bat to make it look like new. This service includes rubber toe-guard and adhesive facing (applied if you wish).

US$80 £35 A$80 NZ$90

Shipping is extra and can be quoted on request.

Rehandling Bat:

Our high quality handles are produced using Manau cane harvested from the jungles of Sumatra along with Malaysian Sarawak cane. The 3 metre canes are initially boiled in oil and dried in the sun for several weeks before being graded according to size. They are then cut to the right length and split. Then the faces are planed to ensure a good gluing surface. The planed pieces of cane are then glued together with three cork / rubber laminations to assist with shock absorption.

US$80 £35 A$85 NZ$90


Image shows a bat being rehandled with a CARBOCANE handle.

At Laver & Wood we usually make our bats with an oval shape at the base of the handle. We use this shape as it provides more strength to the handle and helps to diffuse the shock waves created from the ball meeting the blade.

The oval shape in the lower handle also gives the bat a better directional feel. It is difficult to grip the bat too hard with the bottom hand. One only needs to hold the handle with one's thumb and forefinger and this encourages the top hand to control the shot.

The oval shape improves the pickup due to having a larger mass nearer to your body. Most batsmen that use our oval handle will never revert back to a round one.

The round handle is best suited to those who like to use their bottom hand to hit the ball hard and lift it.

The size of a batsman’s hands can alter the specification of the handle. This is changed by either applying extra rubber grips or, where a thinner handle is required, specifying that you have small hands when you place your order.

We can provide a standard round handle on request, but recommend the oval handle for anyone who wants to bat technically correctly.

This can be done if you send your bat back to us. Shipping is extra and can be quoted on request.

US$80 A$85 £35 NZ$90



We, at Laver & Wood, have pioneered the LAMITOE. This is inserted into the toe of the bat and helps prevents toe damage by strengthening the vulnerable toe area of your bat.

The Lamitoe addition technically turns the bat into a Grade B bat. This means that it would not be allowed to be used in First Class cricket.


US$35 A$40 £25 NZ$40


A non-Laver & Wood bat being re-handled and Lamitioe installed (below)


Give your old favorites a new lease on life. Re-handle them using the CARBOCANE and LAMITOE technology. You will be pleasantly suprised with the results.

Shipping Charges:

Shipping is included on all new bats from our regular range. Specials may incur an additional shipping charge.

Bats sent to Laver & Wood for Refurbs, rehandles, knocking in and lamitoes will incur additional shipping charges. Please contact Laver & Wood for details.

Please also add on a couple of extra days if asking for services such as knocking in.

Shipping is by International Air Post and is traceable to most countries on at pickup and delivery. Dispatch is confirmed via E-mail along with tracking details and confirmation of credit card charge if applicable. Parcel contents are insured against loss when sent in order to minimise the risk to the customer. We have very few problems and if any occur we make sure you are covered by Laver & Wood as well.