How To Buy the iB Cricket Bat

The iB Cricket BatAs a social media iB Cricket player, I am always getting asked hoe to buy the iB Cricket Bat online.  Well, it has just got a little easier thanks to Amazon.  Yes, the iB Cricket Bat is available to buy on Amazon, today.

But you need to be fast.  The iB Cricket bat is very popular and is always in high demand.  As soon as they are placed on Amazon, they usually run out of stock very quickly.

I wish I had a business brain and was able to figure out the best way of importing and selling the popular VR bat on mass.  I’m sure whoever is selling the bat on Amazon is making a lot of money.

Amazon VR Cricket BatIf you are not able to purchase the iB Cricket bat due to availability or budget, then I would also recommend the VR bat from MINT3D.

Not only is it much cheaper, but they will also ship the bar worldwide either via Amazon or via their Mint3D company web site. (use Promo code VRCGUY for 10% discount).

I have used both the iB Cricket bat and the MINT3D bat.  I would always prioritise the iB Cricket bat, but I also really enjoyed using the MINT3D bat as an alternative.

I have recently recorded a YouTube videos discussing the pros and cons about VR cricket bats for my VR Cricket Guy YouTube channel.  I show both bats up close and also give some advise about hoe to make your own VR Bat.

Why a VR Bat Accessory is a ‘Must Have’ When Playing iB Cricket on the Meta Quest 2

ib Cricket Bat on Amazon

ib Cricket Bat on AmazonVirtual reality (VR) has transformed the way we experience gaming, and when it comes to sports simulations, the immersion provided by VR technology is unparalleled.

One such game that exemplifies this is iB Cricket, a revolutionary VR cricket experience that brings the excitement of the sport to life in stunning detail.

For players looking to take their iB Cricket experience to the next level, investing in a VR bat accessory is not just a luxury – it’s a ‘must-have.’ In this article, we’ll explore why a VR bat accessory is essential for anyone playing iB Cricket on the Meta Quest 2.

The two VR bat that I highly recommend are :

The Official iB Cricket bat – Very hard to get hold (and very expensive) of but it is worth its weight in gold. However, it is not available for the Meta Quest 3.

MINT3D Vr Bat – A great alternative.  I have used this bat many times and is great value for money.  It is also avialable for the Meta Quest 3

1. Realism and Immersion

One of the key appeals of iB Cricket is its ability to transport players onto the virtual cricket pitch, where they can experience the thrill of batting against world-class bowlers in iconic stadiums. However, to truly immerse yourself in the game, you need more than just a VR headset and controllers – you need a VR bat accessory.

Quest-2-Cricket-BatBy wielding a physical bat while playing iB Cricket, you’ll feel like you’re actually holding a cricket bat, enhancing the realism and immersion of the experience.

2. Enhanced Gameplay Precision

While the Meta Quest 2 controllers provide a satisfactory level of control in iB Cricket, nothing beats the precision and responsiveness of a dedicated VR bat accessory. With a VR bat in hand, you’ll be able to execute shots with greater accuracy and finesse, allowing you to play shots just like your favourite cricketing heroes. Whether you’re driving through the covers or smashing the ball over the boundary, a VR bat accessory will give you the edge you need to dominate the game.

3. Physical Feedback and Engagement

Playing iB Cricket with a VR bat accessory isn’t just about improving your performance – it’s also about enhancing the overall gaming experience. By physically swinging a bat, you’ll feel a greater sense of connection to the game, as the tactile feedback of hitting virtual balls adds an extra layer of engagement. Whether you’re playing solo or competing against friends in multiplayer matches, a VR bat accessory will make every game of iB Cricket feel more dynamic and exhilarating.

4. Customization and Personalisation

Another advantage of using a VR bat accessory in iB Cricket is the ability to customise and personalise your gaming setup. From choosing the design and weight of your bat to fine-tuning your swing mechanics, a VR bat accessory allows you to tailor your gaming experience to suit your preferences. Whether you’re a casual player looking for a bit of fun or a serious competitor aiming for the top of the leaderboards, a VR bat accessory can help you achieve your goals in iB Cricket.

Elevate Your iB Cricket Experience Today

In conclusion, a VR bat accessory is a ‘must-have’ for anyone serious about playing iB Cricket on the Meta Quest 2. From enhancing realism and immersion to improving gameplay precision and engagement, a VR bat accessory offers a host of benefits that will take your iB Cricket experience to new heights. So why wait? Elevate your iB Cricket experience today with a VR bat accessory and step onto the virtual cricket pitch like never before.

Custom Made VR Cricket Bats

Many of you may of seen me playing iB Cricket using different VR cricket bats.  I have had the pleasure of being sent two custom made VR cricket bats from Brighton Harry, a bat maker for VR cricket.

Brighton Harry has kindly taken the time to write a blog post about his story and how he got into creating cricket bats for VR.  See ALL of his great VR cricket bats on his Ebay page.

This is Brighton Harry’s story…

“I played a lot of cricket during the 80s and 90s and was privileged to play with excellent players because my father was a professional cricketer.

One of my father’s friends, David, owned a repair business in his double garage, which we often frequently visited on a Saturday morning before the game.

VR Cricket Bats

Saturday mornings were always busy, and you would bump into someone you knew getting a new cricket grip or collecting a repaired bat before their Saturday game.

Many would go there just for the conversation and the company and to avoid having to go shopping with their wives.

I always remember seeing all the bats in different states of repair and the smell of willow & I used to love picking up the other bats, such as GN Scoops, SS Jumbos, and GN Powerspots, to name but a few belonging to professional cricketers. It was this that got me into the habit of collecting vintage bats.

Even though David retired from the bat repair business in the mid-90s, he continued to potter around in his workshop, and I used to visit him regularly to listen to stories and watch him work.

A couple of years ago, I bought a Meta Quest 2, found IB cricket, and immediately fell in love with the game. I did not realise how popular this game was and believe it is due to how realistic it is to the actual game.

If this was around in the 80s, imagine how many people would use it during the winter months whilst waiting for the indoor cricket nets once a week, where you’d get two or three overs on a very unrealistic wicket.

VR Cricket Guy with Duncan Fearlney VR Bat
VR Cricket Guy with Duncan Fearnley VR Bat

Platforms like VR Cricket Guy are bringing many of us together, getting us to discuss what improvements to this game are needed. Watching one of his YouTube videos made me think of making a heavier counterbalanced bat with a genuine rubber grip that would give you a more realistic experience that would transfer to the actual game.

When David passed away at 99 years old last year, his wife asked if I would help clear his workshop and take anything I wanted.

Along with all the bat repair tools, tapes, glues, etc. & many old bats that, although they were beyond repair, David kept them anyway over the years. Also, I found a filing cabinet full of old cricket stickers that David picked up over the years from manufacturers.

These bats would not have survive one more innings against the leather cricket ball, but I came up with the idea of using them in VR cricket, giving them a new lease of life.

Along with these bats and the ones I’ve collected over many years, I have almost every make and model from the 70s and 80s.”