Meet the talented team that produce your Laver & Wood cricket bats from our  shop located in Westshore, Napier Hawkes Bay, 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 cricketer, 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 a patrolling volunteer lifeguard and board member at Waimarama Surf Life Saving Club .

Toby Richardson

    Jack White - Apprentice Bat MakerApprentice Bat Maker

    Jack White

    Jack has just started with Laver & Wood and aims to complete an apprenticeship in Cricket Bat Making. Jack is from Central Hawke's. He is a keen cricketer and rugby player.

    Simon Lusk - Apprentice Bat Maker

    Simon Lusk

      Pilar Kruger - Admin ManagerAdmin Manager

      Pilar Kruger

      Pilar works part time in the office and takes care of the administrative side of the business. She is experienced in endurance sports (Iron Man) and spend a lot of her time supporting Surf Lifesaving. Pilar is a top rate administrator.

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