From 2016, Edward pushed forward with the brand and what he had learnt, expanding the business to be fully self sufficient in every stage of the bat making process. Edward’s main aim is to give a fully customised bat service providing each customer of Garrard Cricket with a unique cricket bat experience. The brand now employs Edward as head bat maker. The Garrard family workshop has had numerous extensions to provide more workshop space and a shop for all of the brand’s finished stock bats, pads, gloves and accessories.
Without a doubt the most important part of cricket bat manufacturing is the pressing, our individual pressing process is the key to high performance bats, Ed has slowly learned the process of pressing and feels his light bow and even blade pressing offers excellent performance whilst maintaining the longevity of the bat.