The Garrard and Flack brand was formed in 2015 by school friends Edward Garrard and Liam Flack, both enthusiastic to become cricket bat makers, starting the brand from scratch within Ed’s family home workshop where it still continues to trade. Edward and Liam created many bats for family and friends before moving into sales to players from their local cricket teams.
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 and Flack 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.
Each bat manufactured at Garrard and Flack reflects Edward’s passion for the business, being custom made to order from carefully selected top grade Suffolk willow, sourced from Foskett Willows.
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.