Slazenger have a completely new range of cricket bats for this year. They have 4 grades of English willow as follows: Ultimate The Ultimate grade is the finest quality wood with even & straight grains & free from all blemishes. Xtreme The Xtreme grade is again excellent quality wood with even & straight grains but with some minor blemishes. Elite Pro The Elite Pro range is excellent wood, but will contain some uneveness in the grain & minor blemishes. Elite The Elite grade is good willow, but will contain discolouration & some uneveness in the grain. Pro The Pro grade is good willow, but will conatin edge discolouration, wider grains & blemishes. Classic The Classic grade is basic quality wood covered to give added protection.