About 10 years ago, I read an article in (possibly) the now defunct Cricket Talk magazine, about a guy in Australia who built cricket bats with bent handles. The bent handle helped keep the ball down when driving, because the face of the bat was naturally angled downwards. Supposedly, a batsman in the Australian domestic shield (perhaps Simon Katich), even used it to make a century.
What became of this bat design? Is it legal? If it is, why isn't it more widely used? Did such a bat ever exist at all?
Sorry there are no references...like I said, this is an article in an out-of-print magazine that I'm now recalling from memory.