I brought a cricket bat last month. I had a couple of sessions in nets and it started cracking along the grain at the shoulder of the bat. Is it normal or do I need to repair it?

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  • Did you knock it in first? – Nij Jul 30 at 4:00
  • yes I did Knock it. – Venkatesh R Aug 1 at 0:48

Any cracks on a bat, no matter where, are not acceptable. The bat will wear out fast, and it won't produce the needed stroke. Also, it will start producing a sort of recoil on the grip when hitting the ball, especially at a pace. You can try if repairing works here.

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