CA Tennis Ball Cricket Bat

CA Tennis Ball Cricket Bat

 

So, you are a beginner to the game of cricket and have probably begun playing with a tape ball or a tennis ball. This is a very good move, starting off with a tape or Tennis Ball Cricket Bat before moving on to the real hard leather cricket ball, will ensure that you have adequate bat skills before you have to face the hard ball.

Tennis Ball Cricket Bat
This also means that you have to find a bat that will perform with the tape and tennis balls. Many people falsely think that any old bat would do. This is not so, as you probably want to use something a little less expensive, but still something that gives you the feeling of wielding a real cricket bat. This is why the CA Somo Cricket Bat 2014 is a great beginners bat.
It is sturdy and gives the batsman the feeling of a real cricket bat but is specially crafted for optimum play on a tennis or tape ball. CA’s 2014 range is superlative and they have left no market unchartered. The fact that they have gone the lengths to engineer a bat like the Somo with specific tape ball credentials is something worth marveling at.
If this season you will be facing a tape ball before you move up into the cricketing big leagues, the CA Somo Cricket Bat is a great bat to own. It is priced well and also makes for the perfect backyard cricket bat. If treated properly and protected from the elements, there is no reason why the CA Somo Tape Ball Cricket Bat should not last a lifetime.
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2012 GM cricket batting gloves and helmets

2012 GM cricket batting gloves and helmets

New 2012 GM cricket batting gloves and the new Pro cricket helmet.

 

 

2012 GM original limited edition cricket batting gloves

GM original limited edition cricket batting gloves

 

I really liked the new 2012 GM original limited edition batting gloves. I found the Pittards leather to be very soft and comfortable yet it still allowed for supremem control of the cricket bat. Over all they seemed a bit loose on me and i would probably use a set of batting inners if i were to use these gloves in a match.

 

The construction and design were also very good with the extra protection on the two bowling fingers. There is plenty of top quality leather on these gloves and that adds to the light weight design of the gloves. lots of vents spread around the gloves so we, here in texas dont over heat during the very hot summers and also lots of extra protection so your hands and fingers dont get jammed up against the bat handle if the ball bounces a little higher than expected.

 

Overall a very good set of cricket batting gloves great for any level even international test level.

GM 2012 original limited edition cricket batting gloves 2

 

GM 808 2012 cricket batting gloves

 

GM 808 cricket batting gloves 2012

 

These are the new 2012 GM 808 cricket batting gloves and are basically a cheaper version of the GM original limited edition gloves. The over quality is still very high and these are a high club or county level glove. Still very light and comfortable its just the type of materials used that make these gloves cheaper. Some examples are instead of these gloves being 0.440g like the Original LE’s these gloves are a little heavier at 0.535 g for the pair.

 

Also instead of the Pittard leather these 808 batting gloves are calf leather.

 

Overall though i would say that these gloves are still very good and if you cant afford the expensive originals i would just get these 808’s as they are still adequate for any normal persons cricket.

GM 808 2012 cricket batting gloves 2

 

GM Pro helmet 2012

 

2012 GM pro cricket helmet

 

This is the new adition to the GM helmets for the 2012 season.Some of the notables for this helmet are :

 

These helmets will be available in junior, senior and senior large sizes.

 

There is a rear velcro strap that lets you adjust the overall size of the helmet so you get an exact fit.

The new construction material of the helmet piece has increased the stiffness of the peak making sure a ball cannot squeeze through and overall comfort has been improved.

 

A classic style helmet ready for any challenge you throw at it.

 

 

GM 2012 pro cricket helmet 2

GM 2012 pro cricket helmet 3

 

 

 

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David Warner and Steve Smith Use Pink Cricket Bat.

There has been somewhat of a buzz around Pink cricket bat from different players. Chris Gayle used a gold colored cricket bat for the Big Bash 2015-2016 and Andre Russell has gathered a fair bit of publicity with his black colored Spartan cricket bat.

As has become tradition though, the New Year’s Test Match at the Sydney Cricket Ground is known as the Pink Test Match. This is not to be confused with the fact that when they play a Day/Night Test match they use a Pink cricket ball. The Pink Test Match is there to help raise money for the McGrath Foundation. The McGrath Foundation was started by former Australian fast bowler to raise money for breast cancer awareness. This is something close to Mcgrath’s heart after his first wife, Jane McGrath, died of breast cancer.

In this year’s Pink Test Match, the headlines were stolen before lunch by David Warner who became only the fifth batsman ever to score a century before lunch in a Test Match.

david warner pink cricket bat

To cricket bat lovers they would have noticed that David Warner was using a brand new Gray Nicolls Kaboom cricket bat and in honor of the Pink Test Match, Gray Nicolls had made special pink cricket bat stickers for the bat for Warner.

Later on the Australian skipper, Steve Smith came out to bat with a brand new New Balance pink cricket bat that had also had the stickers in full pink in honor of the Pink Test Match.

steve smith pink cricket bat

When you think about it, it kind of makes sense that the Pink Test Match should have been a Day/Night Test match so that they could have used the pink cricket ball.

The way David Warner batted, it seems possible that we will be seeing him come out to bat with that Pink stickered cricket bat once again.

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Karun Nair and his Gray Nicolls Cricket Bat!

Did you notice? Karun Nair and his Gray Nicolls

I am a cricket fan but more than that I am a cricket bat fan. I love noticing the little cricket bat quirks. I have been intrigued that AB De Villiers has been seen training with an MRF cricket bat, does this mean that AB De Villiers will be leaving the Kookaburra cricket bats that he has used for the entirety of his career?

Karun Nair goes big

I also noticed that the MCC has made recommendation that the law be changed to limit the size of cricket bats. How will this affect the game as we know it? Will it stop top edges going for 6?

But most intriguing of all to me was Karun Nair.

Karun Nair scored a magnificent triple century. I watched as India piled on more than 700 runs against a hapless English attack. But all the while I kept on thinking to myself over the long Karun Nair innings, when is the last time I saw an Indian batsman using a Gray Nicolls cricket bat?

Nair was in fact using the Gray Nicolls Pro Performance cricket bat. I cannot even think when is the last time I saw an Indian cricketer using a GM cricket bat or a Kookaburra cricket bat.

Umar Akmal used to use a GM cricket bat and Dinesh Chandimal used a Kookaburra, Kumar Sangakkarra used a Kookaburra for a long while but I cannot remember when is the last time I saw a batsman from India, Pakistan or Sri Lanka using a predominantly English or Australian cricket bat.

It is well known that at lower levels in Indian cricket these bats are very prevalent. There are some GM cricket bats that are even produced in India but is this Karun Nair triple century going to be the beginning of a trend with top professional Indian cricketers using bats like Gray Nicolls. Or will it be a matter of time before we see Karun Nair using an MRF or SG like cricket bat?

This perhaps goes back to another article i wrote about how it always seems to be a Gray Nicolls Cricket Bat that is involved in record breaking knocks.

Cricket Bat Size Law Change

The MCC which governs the laws in the game of cricket have said that they will be implementing a Cricket Bat Size Law Change as to how big a cricket bat can be.

It has long been viewed that the game has been skewed with the batsmen having too much advantage over bowlers. The technology and skill in making modern day cricket bats also meant that mis-hits were going for six and this was something that the MCC wanted eradicated.

The MCC have asked to approve limitations of 40mm on the edge of the cricket bat and 67mm in swell depth. The 67mm is in fact made up of 60mm of swell and 7mm of curvature on the face of the cricket bat.

There are international cricketers that have edges on their cricket bats that are up to or beyond 50mm, they will henceforth need to have their bats remade. A specific cricket bat gauge will be in effect for all professional cricket matches to ensure that all players have cricket bats that conform to the new regulations. A moratorium period will be in effect in the amateur game, during which players will still be allowed to use their current cricket bats with eventually the need for even amateur players to fall in with the new regulations.

cricket bat sizes

The law is likely to come into effect on the 1st of October 2017, upon approval by a special MCC committee.

The MCC when discussing the laws of cricket also discussed the possibility of having red cards for the first time ever in cricket. This would mean that an umpire could send a player off for the rest of the game if there is a blatant breach in the laws of the game that warrants the player being sent off.

These are some of the changes in the evolving laws of cricket, what are your thoughts on them?

TOP 5 GIFT IDEAS FOR CRICKETERS

TOP 5 GIFT IDEAS FOR CRICKETERS

Cricketers love gifts of cricket equipment, cricket gear and most of all cricket bats. It all depends how much you want to spend on your cricket mad loved ones. So here is the suggestions that we have come up with for the best cricket gift ideas for cricketers this upcoming festive season.

Back in 2014 i did an awesome article

Cricket Bats

If you really love your cricket friends then you will go straight for the cricket bats. Nothing says I love you to a cricketer more than buying him or her a beautiful cricket bat. If you are looking for the real high end then you will look for the Kookaburra Surge PRO cricket bat or the GM, you may also look at the GM Mana Original LE cricket bat. Cricket Bats are great gift ideas for cricketers.

gift ideas for cricketers cricket bats

There are more budget friendly options in the cricket bat sections too. All of the GM cricket bats for 2017 in the 303 range are superb gifts and also brilliantly priced.

Cricket Shoes

If you happen to know the shoe size then cricket shoes are also a great gift idea for cricketers and not as expensive. One of the great purchases you can make to gift is the Kookaburra PRO 770 spike cricket shoes. There are many other great options when it comes to cricket shoes, this includes the Gray Nicolls PRO Omega cricket shoes that are absolutely top of the range and the latest cricket shoes out there.

gift ideas for cricketers cricket shoes

Batting Gloves Under $50

A pair of cricket batting gloves for under $50 is a great gift and doesn’t break the bank. There are so many fantastic pairs of cricket batting gloves that are under $50. The Gray Nicolls F18 600 Batting Gloves is a superb pair of cricket batting gloves that are brilliantly priced and a high quality pair of cricket gloves.  The Gray Nicolls SuperNova 500 cricket gloves are another pair of cricket gloves that are of absolutely top quality that are under 50 dollars. There are also under 50 dollar cricket batting gloves option available from GM, Slazenger and Spartan.

Cricket Sets

If you have beginner cricketers or kid cricketers on your gift list than look at the GM Icon all weather cricket set. These cricket sets are highly durable and the perfect introduction for any cricketer to the game of cricket. The set comes with a cricket bat made of high durability plastic, stumps and a ball. These cricket sets are great for adults too, they are great for beach cricket and even for garden cricket.

Cricket Helmets

Another great gift idea that cricketers always love is a cricket helmet. There are many great cricket helmets out there in a range of budgets from to cricket helmet manufacturers like Shrey and Masuri. The GM Icon GEO cricket helmet is a fantastic cricket helmet that meet all standards and makes for a brilliant gift. The Gray Nicolls Test Opener cricket helmet is yet another superb cricket helmet that makes for a great gift.

gift ideas for cricketers cricket helmets

The possibilities are really endless when it comes to cricket gift ideas for all you favorite cricketers out there.

Top 10 Cricket Batting Gloves for 2016 #6-10

Top 10 Batting Gloves for 2016 #6-10

6. Hammer PRO Batting Gloves

Hammer has been making waves since their inception with some top of the line cricket gear. The Hammer PRO Batting Gloves are a high quality pair of batting gloves. The palm of the Hammer PRO Batting Gloves is made of pittard leather. It does not get more durable and comfortable than that. As an added extra bonus, these PRO Batting Gloves come in a wide variety of colors. The high absorption material and the quality sweatband round out a great pair of cricket batting gloves. This is a top pick and they are available at under $79.

Hammer pro batting gloves

7. PUMA White Edition Batting Gloves

The PUMA EvoSpeed White Edition Cricket Batting Gloves are a superb pair of Test Match quality and test match performance professional cricket batting gloves. Everything about these cricket batting gloves screams class and high protection. There is an extreme amount of ventilation points even on the thumbs, which is a rarity for cricket batting gloves. The fingers have an additional fibre shield protection to ensure that they are as protective as can be. The look of the glove is super sleek and the pittard leather palm ensures that they are a top durability cricket glove.

Puma white edition batting gloves

Puma white edition batting gloves

8. Hammer Core Batting Gloves

Yet another high quality cricket gear product from Hammer Cricket. The Hammer Core Batting Gloves are a club level of cricket batting gloves. The palm is made from high quality leather. The highlight of these gloves is the fact that they are super flexible without compromising an iota on being highly protective cricket batting glove. At under 50 dollars this is yet another huge value for money cricket product from Hammer Cricket.

Hammer core batting gloves

Hammer core batting gloves

9. Kookaburra Onyx PRO Batting Gloves

If you like a square fingered pair of batting gloves then the Kookaburra Onyx PRO Batting Gloves are for you this season. In a great charcoal and orange color and used by Glenn Maxwell and Rilee Roussow there is a lot to be said about the Kookaburra Onyx PRO Batting Gloves. The super flow air ventilation as well as the high quality PU protection means that you can rest assured that you are getting a comfortable cricket batting glove that is highly protective, airy and durable.

Kookaburra Onyx cricket batting gloves

Kookaburra Onyx cricket batting gloves

10. Kookaburra Ignite PRO Batting Gloves

The Kookaburra Ignite PRO Batting Gloves is one of the most exciting pairs of cricket batting gloves. This is mainly because of how exciting all of Kookaburra cricket’s gear is, including their cricket bats for 2016. The Kookaburra Ignite PRO batting gloves look super classy in their navy blue and fiery red trim. There is a huge amount of protection, specifically for the exposed and vulnerable fingers in the bottom hand. With 360 degree ventilation and superb lightweight flexibility, you should seriously consider the Kookaburra Ignite PRO Batting Gloves for 2016.

Kookaburra Ignite 2016 batting gloves

Kookaburra Ignite 2016 batting gloves

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BAS Cricket Bags

BAS Cricket Bags

Cricket Equipment – Aim for the Best

Cricket is without a doubt a great sport which requires a lot of preparation to master. However, there are plenty of people out there who are also playing it as a hobby. Regardless of whether you are a pro or you are playing once a week with your buddies, having the necessary cricket equipment is particularly important. 

When it comes to certain sports, there is always that certain equipment manufacturer which manages to stand out on top of the crowd and to create perfect units. BAS is this company in the world of cricket.

Why go for BAS Cricket Equipment?

Well, right off the bat, the company was founded more than 80 years ago back in 1935 by the Kohli brothers in Pakistan. The main intention of the corporation ever since has been to provide the players with the highest quality of cricket bats as well as other necessary equipment such as BAS cricket bags. The company has quite a few benchmark bats, so to speak, such as the Vampire cricket bats which are highly renowned on the international market.

Things to Consider When Purchasing a BAS Cricket Bag

Now, the first thing that you might want to take into account when purchasing a bag of the kind is its size. It needs to be particularly proportional to its purpose. This means that it needs to fit the things that you intend to put within it, including protective gear, helmets, bats, shoes, clothes, and whatnot. Furthermore, you need to account for the slots for accessories on the sides where you put additional cricket equipment or spares. Current BAS range of BAS Kit bags include the BAS Player Kit Bag, the BAS International Kit Bag, BAS Test Kit bag, BAS ODI Kit bag, the Rapier and Centurion Kit bags as well.

 Buying BAS Cricket Bats

When it comes to purchasing a cricket bat, there are a few things that you might want to consider. The products made by Bas are particularly convenient as they have a lot of additional features. For instance, most of them have conveniently textured half moon grip which enables you to be in full control of the blade while using it. It also promotes a moderate bow and a particularly convenient pick up. The bats have thick edge and big sweet spots to ensure effectiveness.

In any case, BAS is without a doubt a trusted manufacturer for high-end cricket equipment that you might want to check out if you haven’t already. They deliver nothing short of excellence and are amongst the best units that you are going to find on the market.

Gray Nicolls F18 Players Cricket Bat

The Gray Nicolls F18 Players Cricket Bat is made with G1 English Willow. This is the highest grade of English Willow. The willow has many straight grains and is pristine for maximum power on the ball.

Handle

When it comes to the handle of the Gray Nicolls F18 Players Cricket Bat, it is a 12 piece handle made from premium cane. The quality of the cane along with the 12 piece composition ensures that there is virtually no vibration through the willow of the bat and maximum power in the blade. The shape of the handle is semi-oval, semi-oval is the handle that affords the most comfort and is preferred by most professionals.

GN F18 players cricket bat image

Finishing

Gray Nicolls has wonderful finishing on all of their cricket bats and the Gray Nicolls F18 Players Cricket Bat is no different. The bat has had somewhat of a knocking in and has a professional toe guard fitted. It also comes with a high quality anti-scuff sheet that covers the face and the edges. Before the application of the anti-scuff sheet, Gray Nicolls applies a light coat of raw linseed oil. This preparation ensures durability in the bat and diminishes the chance of toe swelling and other damage.

Edges

The edges on the Gray Nicolls F18 Players cricket bat are maxed out between 38 and 41mm.

Grip

The Gray Nicolls F18 Players Cricket Bat comes fitted with the New Zone Pro cricket bat grip. The New Zone Pro grip has been known to improve the comfort of the batsman and the feel for the ball. The feel for the ball is important as it helps the batman feel in control and impart maximum power in his shots.

Bow and Sweet Spot

The Gray Nicolls F18 Players Cricket bat has a mid blade bow which compliments a mid to high sweet spot. With lots of traditional touches as well as attacking qualities, the Gray Nicolls F18 Players cricket bat is a bat that will suit many US cricketers for the upcoming season.

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Shrey Cricket Helmet – Pro Guard Titanium

Shrey Pro Guard Titanium Cricket Helmet

If you have been remotely following cricket gear and cricket equipment over the past couple of years, you will know that one of the fastest growing cricket brands in the world is Shrey. Shrey is a line of high quality cricket helmets.

What is the Shrey Pro Guard Titanium Helmet Made Of?

The main materials for the Shrey Pro Guard Titanium cricket helmet are the lightweight PU for the outer shell. PU is a material that is known to give structural integrity as well as be of a lightweight which makes it perfect for cricket helmets. Inside of the PU shell of the Shrey Pro Guard Titanium Cricket Helmet is high absorption material that absorb the shock so that minimal force is taken by the head.

shrey cricket helmet

What about the Grille of the Helmet?

As its name suggests, the grille of the Shrey Pro Guard Titanium cricket helmet is made of titanium. Titanium is a material known for its obduracy even in the face of huge pressure. It is therefore great for batsmen using the Shrey cricket helmet to know that their face is protected with titanium.

There are other quality materials that make up the chinstrap, strap, cloth that covers the shell and various other parts that complete the wonderful Shrey Pro Guard Titanium cricket helmet.

What comfort features does this cricket helmet have?

For starters it is an incredibly lightweight helmet and that is always a huge factor for cricketers. Another thing to admire about this Shrey cricket helmet is how good the ventilation is. Those two are the greatest factors when it comes to the comfort of a cricket helmet and the Shrey Pro Guard Titanium Cricket Helmet satisfies them both.

Where can I get a Shrey Cricket Helmet in the USA?

The best place to buy a Shrey Cricket Helmet is at Cricket Store Online, great service, great advice and of course great prices.

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