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Warsop Stebbing

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Warsop Stebbing
IndustrySporting goods (Cricket, Field Hockey)
Founded 📆1870
Founder 👔
Headquarters 🏙️Chelmsford, Essex, United Kingdom
Area served 🗺️
United Kingdom, Australia, India, New Zealand, South Africa etc
Products 📟 Sporting Equipments
Number of employees
🌐 Website[1]
📇 Address
📞 telephone

Warsop Stebbing is a British sports equipment company, specialising in cricket equipment. The company is based in central Essex, still the main source of timber for bats around the world today.[1]


The company was founded in 1870 by Benjamin Warsop, The Warsop family has been hand making cricket bats since 1870 and have passed the craft down through the generations. It all began with Benjamin Warsop who moved from Nottingham to London to set up his Cricket Bat workshop in St Johns Wood, a stones though from Lords Cricket ground. Along with the help of his four sons; Alfred, Arthur, Frank and Walter.

In the mid-1980s, the company diversified into manufacturing the full range of Cricket equipment, including Cricket balls, clothing, footwear and protective equipment.

Warsop Stebbing bats have been endorsed by numerous Essex CCC players including Mark Pettini, Graham Napier and James Foster. Ravi Bopara, who has played Test cricket and ODIs for England, has also used WS bats.[citation needed]


  1. Watts, Robert: MCC's silly point, The Daily Telegraph, 4 March 2006.

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