In the heart of Northgate, a local success story is unfolding. Cooper Cricket, a boutique cricket bat-making business, has become a beacon of excellence in the Australian cricket community. This homegrown business, founded by Rod Grey, not only reflects a passion for the sport but also embodies the spirit of community, proudly sponsoring the Northern Suburbs Cricket Club.
With a robust 30-year cricketing background in Townsville, including an impressive 15-year A-Grade career, Rod Grey established Cooper Cricket in 2011 within his home garage. What started as a personal pursuit, transformed into a flourishing local enterprise, driven by a commitment to quality craftsmanship and a love for the game.
Rod’s journey took a poignant turn after a health scare involving his daughter, prompting a reevaluation of life choices. The decision to relocate from Townsville to Brisbane for cricket and education set the stage for the birth of Cooper Cricket.
The company’s commitment to excellence is evident in its sourcing practices, with premium willow procured from a trusted supplier in Pakistan, and a partnership with a boutique supplier in India for a comprehensive range of cricket equipment. Cooper Cricket’s repertoire extends beyond manufacturing, offering bat repair services that have garnered a loyal following nationwide, including prestigious institutions like St Paul’s and Gregory Terrace.
As a proud supporter of the Northern Suburbs Cricket Club, home to cricket stars such as Joe Burns and Nathan McSweeney, Cooper Cricket exemplifies the essence of a thriving local business making waves in the Australian cricket landscape.
Josh Brown from the Brisbane Heat & Nikhil Chaudhary from the Hobart Hurricanes are among the BBL players using Cooper Cricket bats, and are also former Northern Suburbs players.

This is not just a brand; it’s a testament to the passion and craftsmanship thriving within our local community.

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