Colin (or Henry to his mates) is one of New Zealand's original master craftsmen. Having started off in the Newbery factory in Mt Maunganui back in the early 1980's he soon developed a passion for hand crafting cricket bats.
When the Newbery factory shut down Colin followed his passion and travelled to the UK spending time with renowned bat makers, brands and Willow merchants. Upon return to New Zealand, Centurion was born in 1985.
Colin hand-made every aspect of the cricket bat (even the handles) through the 80's and 90's building the brand and sponsoring a few young Black Caps. The highlight of which was a young Jeff Wilson hitting the winning runs against Australia in a one-dayer in Hamilton in 1992.
Colin continues to look after our cricket bats, inspecting and preparing all the new bats and servicing all our repairs.