Archive for willow
Willow wood used probably because it is very stiff, shock resistant, and light weight. We need our cricket bats to be both light and be able to absorb a lot of shock that comes from hitting the ball hard.
Besides all that, its traditional to make cricket bats out of willow.
Why are cricket bats still made of willow?
Do we have something against the willow, trees in general or sports manufacturing progress in general for some reason?
~its the well suited wood for it.~
The Reduced History of Cricket
A lot of leather has “plunk-plicked” against willow since cricket was first played on the village greens of Olde England, but this entertaining book heroically manages to capture the true essence of the noble ball game in just 100 run-grabbing moments (plus a few extras for overthrows).
This is the history of cricket as it has never been relayed before: a well tossed-up compilation of surreal match reports, spoof correspondence and quirky sketches. From a Great Victorian refusing to walk (even though his bails have been knocked off by the bowler) to modern-day sledgers playing pajama cricket under floodlights, the game’s towering achievements, hilarious happenings, and ludicrous coincidences are entertainingly recalled.