Australia's love of cricket has generated an immediate positive reaction to the Australian Cricket Bat Willow Project. There has been an open willingness from a wide spectrum of people and organisations to support the Project. Richie Benaud has acted in an honorary advisory capacity and other cricket legends have given their endorsement.
"If you can establish willow tree business in Australia, it should be rewarded because I understand there is a growing shortage in England."
Sir Donald Bradman, A.C (2000).
"Our cricketers of the future will now be able to hand select their own willow for use in their personal bats. This will wind back the clock to the days when the former Australian Captain Lindsey Hassett would only use cricket bats made from top quality Australian grown willow."
Kim Hughes, former Australian Test Captain
"The Australian Cricket Bat Willow Project will promote our great game at the grass roots level. An Aussie 'you beaut' product helping to improve our economy, why should the mother country have it all on its own?"
Greg Matthews, former Australian Test all-rounder
"The Australian Cricket Bat Willow Project will provide great opportunities for the development of all of our junior cricketers."
Merv Hughes, former Australian Test fast bowler