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Keeper Gloves, here are our Top 5 for 2017

Wicket keeper gloves are an essential piece of cricket equipment. The development of the wicket keeper glove has come a long way. Nowadays many of the great cricket equipment manufacturers are producing quite incredible wicketkeeping gloves. Continue reading

See Whats new in the SG Cricket Gear 2017 range?

SG has produced some superb cricket gear for 2017. There is a lot of SG Cricket Gear to choose from with great quality cricket bats, cricket gloves, cricket shoes and cricket padsWe have done our best to help you out and present 5 stand out pieces of cricket gear from SG in 2017.

1.      SG Player Edition Cricket Bat 2017

SG Cricket Gear

This is the crème de la crème of SG Cricket Bats. It is made with superior limited edition English Willow. It has a very light pick up and huge edges. The mid to low sweet spot gives the bat great balance and immense power. This is the very same type of cricket bat that would be used by an SG professionally contracted cricketer, this SG Cricket Gear it is that good!

2.      SG Sunny Legend Cricket Bat 2017

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The Sunny range of SG cricket bats are of course named after the great Sunil Gavaskar. The SG Sunny cricket bats have for a long while been a favorite among cricketers. The power and performance from the oval shaped handle is immense. A mid to low sweet spot with huge power in every area of the bat with premier English Willow make the SG Sunny Legend cricket bat, a SG Cricket Gear option for 2017. 

3.      SG RSD Select Cricket Bat

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SG has done a superb job in giving variation in their cricket bat range. This includes variation in price. The SG RSD select cricket bat has great specifications with impeccable sweet spot and great hitting power. The bat is made with English Willow and has a very budget friendly price. The quality of the willow is what influences the price but SG Cricket Gear have really done a superb job to keep the price as low as it is on the SG RSD Select Cricket Bat. 

4.      RSD Supalite Batting Pad

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It is not only on the cricket bat front that SG has excelled for 2017. SG has done remarkably well with their softs and protective gear ranges. One of the stand out pieces of gear in the protective gear range from SG is the SG RSD Supalite Batting Pad. The best feature of this cricket batting pad is suggested in the name itself. They are extremely light. The extreme lightness of these cricket batting pads does not have any adverse effect on how incredibly protective they are. They are also very durable. 

5.      SG Test Batting Gloves

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If you are looking for the best cricket batting gloves on the market as loved by many international professionals then the SG Test Batting Gloves are a must-have for this season. The gloves have lots of great protection with added protection on the vulnerable fingers of the bottom hand. They also have great breathability with ventilation and also premium leather palms to ensure that the SG Test batting gloves last a long time. 

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AB De Villiers Moves to MRF cricket from Kookaburra Cricket

AB De Villiers Moves to MRF cricket

AB De villiers moves to MRF Cricket

 

 

 

It is well known that Indian cricket fans love AB De Villiers perhaps more than any other foreign cricketer. If they could they would certainly have AB De Villiers batting in the Indian top order alongside world superstar Virat Kohli. De Villiers has made a new strong connection to India by dropping his Kookaburra cricket bat for an MRF cricket bat.

MRF has long been known for signing cricket gear and cricket bat contracts with the top batsmen in the world. Virat Kohli is currently a user of MRF cricket bats and in the past there have been the greatest of the cricket greats, including Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara and Steve Waugh. It does not get better than that and AB De Villiers has joined that illustrious group.

MRF cricket bat

The signs that AB would be joining MRF were quite evident when he was seen netting with the MRF bats. There was probably no need to give the bats a full test run when he saw the way Virat Kohli was striking the ball.

This does however end a long time contract that De Villiers had with Kookaburra. From the moment De Villiers burst onto the international scene more than a decade ago he has been an exponent of Kookaburra. Following the retirement of Ricky Ponting and Mike Hussey, AB De Villiers was virtually the poster boy for Kookaburra cricket gear.

MRF cricket bats

With Eoin Morgan also switching to an Indian bat manufacturer it seems that the Indian influence in the game is becoming more and more of a factor particularly from a marketing perspective.

Love it or loathe it, it is undisputed that the IPL has led to opportunities such as this one with AB De Villiers changing from Kookaburra to MRF. It stands to reason that it is only a matter of time before more international cricketers will also be joining the ranks of supreme Indian cricket gear manufacturers.

What do you think about the move for AB? Please leave your comments and thoughts below. Thx for enjoying this story with us.

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.

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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.