English Willow Cricket Bats
English Willow Cricket Bats are recommended to play with hard cricket balls.
The bat is traditionally made from English Willow wood, specifically from a variety of White Willow called Cricket Bat Willow (Salix alba var. caerulea), treated with raw (unboiled) linseed oil, which has a protective function.
See this link: English Willow vs Kashmir Willow Cricket Bats