Probably the best way to apply a new cricket bat grip is to use this Applicator. The time saved when we used the Gunn & Moore vacuum grip applicator, was spent in the nets. It is simple to use and works with almost every grip.
Attach your grip to the pump, at each end. Pump the vacuum and slide over the bat handle. Next unhook the grip from the vacuum and you are now ready to use your bat. It really is that simple.
If using with an octopus grip it may be neccesary to apply a small amount of tape between the grip and applicator, to ensure a vacuum is possible.