We trace our bat-making heritage back to the early 1900's when the Newbery family first made cricket bats in Robertsbridge. John Newbery's father, Len was a bat-maker
and partner of Nicolls Bats (later to become Gray Nicolls) who had made bats since the time of W G Grace. Len's skills were handed down to his only son John, who founded John Newbery Ltd in 1981.
John's legendary reputation as a master bat-maker quickly spread throughout the world , as did his innovative designs. This all took place against a background of failing health, which led to his early
death in 1989.
His senior craftsman Tim Keeley is today the Managing Director of Newbery, using the same skills to produce cricket bats that John passed on during their years together.
The philosophy remains the same today..... that quality, performance and style comes first.