Anyway there is a scene where our hero Shaun ends up wailing on a couple of zombies with a cricket bat.
After watching the scene I couldn't help but think that while the cricket bat worked adequately in that scene, the american style baseball bat would proably have been more effective.
The Cricket bat is fairly short and has flattened sides, So while there is a considerable amount of wood and weight in the bat, you don't get the skull cracking leverage that you would have with a baseball bat. Also if you hit on the flat side of the bat, you dissapate the energy of the hit over a larger area. That makes the angle you hold the cricket bat critical.
An American baseball bat is round so you don't have to worry about what edge of the bat you present to the zombie. Also because of the curvature you have the energy of the swing transfered to the victim over a small area. Also the shape of the US bat puts more of the weight farther out from the hand grip. This results in more energy in the swing. Also there are aluminum versions of the american style bat available if you like hearing that "ping" when you hit something. Also the round shape of the american style of bat I feel would be stronger due to the lack of corners to act as stress points.
But what do you think, if you had to club a zombie or a burgler, do you think the Cricket or Baseball bat would be your weapon of choice?