Gray-Nicolls

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Gray-Nicolls
IndustrySporting goods (cricket)
Founded1855
HeadquartersRobertsbridge, East Sussex, England
Area served
United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, West Indies & Pakistan
ProductsSporting Equipment
Websitewww.gray-nicolls.com

Gray-Nicolls is an English sports equipment and apparel brand specialising in cricket owned by Grays International. Gray-Nicolls was formed when the two companies Grays and Nicolls merged.

History[edit]

World Racquets champion H.J. Gray founded the racket-making company H.J. Gray and Sons in Cambridge, England in 1855. The company later began manufacturing cricket bats for leading Cambridge players such as Ranjitsinjhi and the then Prince of Wales and remains a family business. L.J. Nicolls started making bats in 1876 in his workshop in Robertsbridge, East Sussex, where the company is still based today.[1] These two well-regarded bat manufacturers merged in the 1940s to form Gray-Nicolls and stars such as England Captain Wally Hammond and Australian all-rounder Keith Miller soon started to use Gray-Nicolls bats.

Endorsements[edit]

The following international cricketers currently have endorsements deals with Gray-Nicolls. The company is also the official equipment supplier of the International Cricket Council (ICC).

Australia[edit]

England[edit]

India[edit]

Netherlands[edit]

Nepal[edit]

New Zealand[edit]

Pakistan[edit]

South Africa[edit]

West Indies[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "How Gray-Nicolls bats are made". www.telegraph.co.uk. December 28, 2010. Retrieved 2015-03-16.

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