About Us

Southern Cross Cricket (SCC) was founded in 2001 by Vinesh Bennett (Head Bat Maker) and is based in Canberra, Australia.


Vinesh holds trade qualifications in carpentry and has been combining his wood working skills with his understanding of the game of cricket to custom make exceptional cricket bats. Southern Cross Cricket offers a large selection of Australian custom made cricket bats and our range of gear covers all levels of cricketers.


Our philosophy:
Cricket is steeped in history. Technology and person-made materials used to leverage performance have influenced most sports over time, except for cricket. Leather on willow is our game. The formats may have changed, but the materials haven’t.

There is something that remains so honest about a piece of timber, a player, a style of play, and bringing these things together.


A tree doesn’t grow in a day, or a month, or a year. A premium English willow cleft needs care and maintenance to produce the best rebound for as long as we can.

Invest in one of our bats and we will help you make the most of your decision.

Southern Cross Cricket – Canberra, Australia

Canberra is Australia’s national capital city and is Ngunnawal country.

The Ngunnawal are the first nations’ people of this region dating back some 60,000.
Canberra’s indigenous name is Ngambri and the modern border is The Australian Capital Territory or ACT.

We are proud to be part of Ngunnawal country and would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the traditional owners of the land, past, present and emerging.