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Department of Architecture

The Centre for Natural Material Innovation's research on the potential use of bamboo for cricket bats has been featured on the Cambridge University website

Dr Darshil Shah and Ben Tinkler-Davies compared the performance of specially made prototype laminated bamboo cricket bats, the first of their kind, with that of typical willow bats. 

Their investigations included microscopic analysis, video capture technology, computer modelling, compression testing, measuring how knocking-in improved surface hardness, and testing for vibrations.

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