THE 1876 STORY
  • HJ Gray's business established.

  • HJ Gray plays cricket for Cambridge.

  • NULLH Hitchcocks opens a cricket ball factory.

  • W Gray plays cricket for Middlesex.

  • LJ Nicolls starts bat making business in Robertsbridge.

  • Nicolls products in Australia.

  • WG Grace uses GN bat to pass a 1000 runs.

  • Grays first factory and London office.

  • KS Ranjitsinjhi uses Grays bats.

  • Drawing of Grays Bat in Ranjitsinjhi's Jubilee Book of Cricket.

  • England batsman Ranji and G. Hurst use Nicolls bats.

  • Nicolls bats used by CB Fry.

  • Prince Albert (George VI) a customer.

  • Grays factory turns to war work making posts, tables, forms & mallets.

  • Grays first advertising campaign.

  • Gray-Nicolls formed.

  • Wally Hammond uses Gray-Nicolls bat

  • Covered bats launched.

  • Steel Spring handle launched.

  • Keith Miller uses Gray-Nicolls.

  • Don Ward scores over 5000 runs with one Gray-Nicolls bat.

  • Grays purpose build a sawmill.

  • West Indies team visit Grays.

  • Two sided bat used in a Test Match.

  • Gray-Nicolls bats used in South Africa's last Test series before sanctions.

  • Gray-Nicolls factory established in Melbourne.

  • Gray-Nicolls launch the Scoop.

  • Nick Gray joins the company

  • Bob Woolmer scores three Test centuries with GN Scoop

  • Wisden Cricket Monthly launched by Grays.

  • Grays 125th Anniversary

  • David Hookes scores fastest Test century.

  • David Gower scores a record Ashes series aggregate with his GN Powerspot.

  • Elite bat launched.

  • Neil Gray joins the company.

  • Neil Gray joins the company.

  • New Warehouse built at Robertsbridge.

  • Brian Lara scores 501 - the highest first class individual innings.

  • Richard & Jason Gray join the company.

  • Paul Gray joins the company.

  • Floods engulf Robertsbridge.

  • Matthew Hayden scores Gray-Nicolls highest Test score.

  • Andrew Strauss scores a Test Match debut 100 v NZ with a GN Powerbow.

  • Alastair Cook scores a Test Match debut 100 v Ind with a GN Powerbow.

  • Mohammed Yousaf scores a record 1788 Test match runs in a calander year.

  • Mark Ramprakash scores his 100th hundred using a GN Powerbow.

  • Shiv Chanderpaul scores 10,000 Test Match runs.

  • Alastair Cook becomes England's most prolific century maker