FROM THE WORKSHOP TO THE WORLD…HERE’S WHAT WE DO.
Laver & Wood was born in Hawkes Bay in 1999 with James Laver and Mr Wood.
Since then James Laver has built a reputation of making the best quality, high performance, hand made cricket bats available in the market.
Laver & Wood bats are made 100% in New Zealand and completely customisable.
Custom Made – High Performing – Hand Crafted
We have bats for the big hitter, the traditional batsman, the all-rounder, and anybody just wanting to move up the order.
Meet the team crafting your bats
MASTER BAT MAKER
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 started with Laver & Wood while still at school back in 2011. Quickly gaining a reputation for his craftsmanship, Toby is now imparting his knowledge along with James, onto Jack & Paul. Toby is from Central Hawkes Bay and on the weekends you will find him playing cricket, golf or rugby.
APPRENTICE BAT MAKER
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.
Before joining the team in 2017 Paul ordered clefts from Laver & Wood for over 5 years, making over 70 bats under his own name at home in Hutt Valley. From self taught beginnings, Paul is now honing his craft under Pod Shaving Master James Laver.
703 Meeanee Quay
Westshore, Napier 4110
Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
+64 6 211 3092
Monday – Friday: 7:30 – 16:00
Saturday & Sunday: By Appointment