Homewares hitting it for six

Perfect gift for the cricket lover: the Vintage Bats design showcases over 130 photos of old cricket bats. $120 with free shipping for orders over $50.

Perfect gift for the cricket lover: the Vintage Bats design showcases over 130 photos of old cricket bats. $120 with free shipping for orders over $50.

For cricket fans not interested in framed images of famous players, there's not much else in the way of art relating to the great game.

But a new product may have improved the average.

A handcrafted wooden tray featuring vintage cricket bats collected over the past thirty years has been created using FSC certified birchwood and organic melamine.

The large scale 46cm diameter handcrafted piece is suitable for household use or as a display. 

It is offered by Sporting Nation, a new brand that showcases photos from three of Australia's most popular past times from the 1970s to the '90s. Under the banners of Fabric of Football, Slow Cricket, Wooden Tennis and Best of the Rest, the products combine fine art and contemporary design aesthetics with Australian sporting heritage.

Products include themed gift cards, mugs and toilet bags featuring vintage football, tennis, cricket and golf images. You can also commission artwork using your own memorabilia or borrow from their collection.

sportingnation.com.au