Meet the New Zealand team that produce the NZ made Laver & Wood cricket bats from our  shop located in Westshore, Napier Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. The genuine NZ made Laver & Wood bats are only available from the Hawkes Bay workshop in New Zealand.

James Laver - Master Bat Maker - Managing DirectorMaster Bat Maker - Managing Director

James Laver

James has personally made over 30 thousand cricket bats in his career and is well versed in the needs of all levels of cricketers, from club to international players. Striving for perfection when making your bat is central to James philosophy and success. James loves the outdoors, is passionate about surf life saving and is a patrolling volunteer lifeguard and board member at Waimarama Surf Life Saving Club.

Toby Richardson - Bat MakerBat Maker

Toby Richardson

Jack White - Apprentice Bat MakerApprentice Bat Maker

Jack White

Jack started with Laver & Wood in 2016 and is on his way to completing an apprenticeship in Cricket Bat Making. Jack is from Central Hawke's Bay and is a keen cricketer and rugby player.

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