Maker’s name is a phrase commonly heard from commentators in reference to the batsman during a cricket match. This simply implies that the batsman shower a very straight bat and was able to follow through. This follow through appears in a very straight form that spectators are able to see the name of the company that made the cricket bat.
The Straight Drive and the Maker’s Name
The straight drive is one of the most classic movies of batsmen in cricket. Bowlers often feel intimidated to see a batsmen deliver a full face as the ball approaches the offside of the boundary. This batsman move can be usually seen in a match when an over pitched delivery is placed on the outside of the stump. A delivery is described as over pitched when the ball is delivered in not quite good length but close to a yorker. This move requires a batsman to position the bat in a way wherein the brand or maker’s name of the batch is clearly visible.
Top Maker’s Name in Cricket
There are plenty of cricket bat brands available out there. Among the popular brands under the junior and pro brands include Gray-Nicolls, GM, Puma, Kookaburra, Adidas, Reebok, Gunn & Moore and Sanspareils. The traditional cricket bat is simply referred to as bat. It is made from willow wood. Some bats are in a white variety of the willow while others are treated with raw linseed oil, a protective compound that helps the bat last longer. Bats in cricket are also incorporated with a wooden design spring in the area where the handle meets the blade. Cricket bats feature a curved tip. This allows the batsman to easily pull the ball during a side swing. A light bat is around 2 lb and 6 oz, while a medium one is around 2 lb and 9 oz. Heavy bats weigh around 2 lb and 11 oz up to 3 pounds. Cricket top athlete Chris Gayle uses the Spartan CG, also known as “The Boss” as his favorite innings bat. This bat features a large bow but with a light pickup and with edges stretched to 40 millimetres. It also features a 12-piece cane handle. The Spartan CG weighs around 2.4 to 2.8 pounds.