New Balance Cricket Shoes

New Balance, an athletics company that made their name essentially by producing some of the best athletic footwear on the market. New balance Cricket Shoes have since delved like many other big athletic companies into the cricket equipment market and they have done so with great effectiveness. They have produced a great line of bats used by star players like Australian Steve Smith and South African David Miller. Yet, where New Balance stands head and shoulders above all competition is where they first made their mark, with their shoes.

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The New Balance cricket shoes is highly impressive. First things first, when you buy a New Balance cricket shoe, you know you are buying a high quality cricket shoe that is built for durability and hard wearing cricket durability at that. That is provided by the full leather upper. There is no cheap material thrown in, it is a full solid leather upper.
The New balance Cricket Shoes come with toe tips for toe drag for bowlers as they come in to bowl. The toe tip adds durability to the shoe without diminishing any of the comfort of the cricket shoe.
The unique Abzorb sole will no doubt mean that batsmen, bowlers and fielders feel much better after a day on their feet as the Abzorb provides a huge amount of comfort. The new minimalistic approach to cricket shoes is very much a feature of these cricket boots. Gone are the days of big and bulky cricket boots. These cricket shoes made by New Balance offer on average about a 12mm drop. It is this minimalistic approach that has made these cricket shoes the cricket shoes of choice for some of the world’s top bowlers and batsmen.
Dale Steyn has been a user of New Balance cricket shoes for a long while and not many in the business can do it as well as Dale Steyn does. Gone are the days of buying a sturdy pair of trainers only to have them spiked by a shoemaker. The New Balance cricket shoes are the perfect pair of cricket shoes for all cricketers, I even suggest buying more than one pair, the design is impeccable and the price is a bargain.

Kookaburra Verve Cricket Bat

Kookaburra have come out with all bats blazing when it comes to their line of cricket bats for the 2015-2016 cricket season. There is no bat as unique and modern as the new Kookaburra Verve cricket bat. It is the cricket bat of choice of England’s wicketkeeper and hard hitting batsman Joss Buttler.

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It differs slightly from many of the other Kookaburra cricket bats in that it has a low profile sweet spot. The low profile sweet spot, is the position that was favored by the great Sachin Tendulkar. The low swell position is indicative of a very powerful bat that allows for playing all around the wicket. The handle of the bat is also very unique in that it is the cushioned round powerdrive. The cushioned element of the handle allows for the batsman to have a minimal amount of vibration no matter where on the bat the ball hits. The powerdrive allows for the batsman to execute maximum power through the blade when playing shots all around the wicket.
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It is made from premium English Willow. The scallop concave is in the mid position as is the bow. The sweet spot on the bat is huge and it is extended. There is no doubt that Kookaburra has come along way with their huge selection of bats. At one time, Kookaburra was powered only by their staple cricket bat, the Kookaburra Kahuna. Without belittling the amazing Kahuna, Kookaburra have brought a lot to the market with their new styles of bats that are versatile, durable and superb performers.
There will be few cricket bats this season that will be as balanced and as well crafted as the Kookaburra Verve Cricket Bat.

GM Cricket Mogul F4.5 Cricket Bat Original

There is no doubt that there is no cricket supplier in the world that understands the North American cricket market as well as cricketstoreonline.com does. That is why cricketstoreonline.com is proud to stock a huge amount of cricket products many with the benefit of North American cricketers at the fore. This is what the GM cricket Mogul F4.5 Cricket Bat Original is all about.

 GM Cricket Mogul 4.5 original cricket bat
There are many North American cricketers who are looking for the right bat for conditions on many of the North American wickets and that is what makes the GM Mogul F4.5 Original Cricket Bat such a winner.
First of all, it is a GM. GM cricket speaks for itself in terms of quality cricket equipment. It is possible that some leagues around North America are using inferior cricket balls. Bad cricket balls damage good cricket bats. It is a fact. Aside from requesting that a better ball be used. (Check out the cricket ball selection at cricketstoreonline.com) you sometimes simply have to face up and for that you need a quality and durable cricket bat that will still serve you well. This is what makes GM a step above, there is so much effort spent by GM using CAD and CAM technologies to create a truly superior quality cricket bat.
 GM Mogul 4.5 original cricket bat
The Powerarc bow is what will serve North American cricketers so well. American and Canadian pitches are at time slightly lower than pitches in the Southern Hemisphere but not as low as pitches on the sub-continent. That is what makes the GM cricket Mogul Original such a winner, it is well priced and the extended sweet spot with a perfectly mid point hitting zone is sure to make it a winner for American cricketers on American wickets.
There is also the price factor. The Original series of cricket bats are made of premier English Willow. These bats are known to be cheaper than the GM Cricket L.E series of cricket bats and priced as they are, they will make a great cricket bat for matches for players playing in the leagues around North America. Join players like Quinton De Kock and Sarah Taylor who enjoy the versatility of the GM Mogul cricket bat.
North American cricketers need a versatile cricket bat that is highly durable and that is what the GM Mogul F4.5 is.

Kookaburra xenon cricket bat 2015

Kookaburra have added many fantastic new cricket bats to their range. Bats like the Kookaburra Raptor and the Kookaburra Menace. Cricket fans may remember Brad Haddin bringing the Kookaburra Bubble back to life during the 2014 Ashes. Well, Brad Haddin has moved on from using the Kookaburra Bubble and now uses one of the newest bats in the Kookaburra range of cricket bats. That bat being the Kookaburra xenon cricket bat 2015.

The Kookaburra Xenon cricket bat as used by Australian wicket keeper Brad Haddin is of Test Match quality and is made of superlative unbleached English Willow. The clefts used to make the Kookaburra Xenon are carefully selected to ensure optimum performance and durability of the Kookaburra Xenon bats.

One of the most impressive features on the Kookaburra Xenon cricket bat is the size of the sweet spot. The sweet spot is mid blade at about 225mm on the bat and extends virtually throughout the whole blade. This cricket bat is tailor made for the natural stroke maker. A player who comes hard at the bal and the touch players will benefit from the dynamic power rounded face. The rounded face on many of the new Kookaburra bats including the Xenon1250 is a stand out feature that is earning acclaim among some of the world’s best players.

The profile on the spine is what Kookaburra like to call the Super Profile. The super profile means that the spine is up to 64mm. The edge profile on the bat is the big edge rounded bat and is between 34-40mm. The weight range in the Kookaburra bat is between 3lbs7oz and 2lbs10oz. The pick up and weight distribution though through the bat is superb for extreme control and balance of the bat when anticipating the bowler and while playing the shot. The Xtreme Trio Grip also adds to the comfort and control for the batsman over the Kookaburra Xenon 1250 cricket bat.

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Albion Cricket

From the humble beginnings Albion cricket in 1941 off Little Albion St in Surrey Hills, New South Wales, albion has evolved to pioneer two generations of product development in sport, with expertise in manufacturing high quality team uniform, before becoming an industry innovator through the development of sports protective gear.

The brand’s tradition, reputation and expertise in manufacturing durable and high quality team uniform out of Australia dates back to World War II, when the US army acquired albion’s services to manufacture military kits.

Soon after, albion combined its workmanship with its competitive spirit and passion for sport to begin delivering premium quality, durable and fashionable uniform through all styles of caps for the Ivy League and other sporting associations. In the late 1950’s, the brand became synonymous with team sport after winning the contract to make the Baggy Green – a cap which captures the essence of team unity and solidarity.

The Australian Baggy Green

The Australian Baggy Green

As sport evolved, the need for athletes to reach a personal best became more apparent, and albion’s competitive desire ensured it was part of the winning formula. After pioneering the first ever cricket helmet in the late 1970’s which enabled batsmen to perform at the elite level, albion quickly became the answer to sports protection globally.

By understanding that each human’s anatomy is unique, albion’s full attention is on the athlete. The ability to translate feedback to the laboratory, and to design an exclusive product enables the brand to ‘raise the bar’ in sports performance and protection, providing the athlete with confidence, strength and comfort for competitive advantage.

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AS Sports

Asghar Sports was started in the year 1960 by Chowdhary Asghar. At this time the company started export of cricket bats to UK and Australia. Asghar Sports manufactures quality cricket equipment’s for meeting the requirements of national and international markets. The company also added on the production of Sports Wears, Cricket Clothing, Cricket Balls and Soft Leather Protective Equipments under the flagship of “A.S Cricket” in the year 1995.

AS Sports

AS Sports

A.S Brand Cricket Equipments are known as a name of quality are therefore used by the international cricket players like Abdur Razzaq, Mohammad Yousaf, Imran Nazir, Faisal Iqbal, Nicky Boje, Chris Harris, and many other test cricketers.

The company has a good share of export business in the world market exporting to Australia, UK, USA, South Africa, Canada, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

A.S is dedicated to providing each and every cricketer – from professional cricketer to recreational cricketers to kids on the playground – with the opportunity, the products, and the inspiration to achieve what they are capable of. They believe everyone has the potential to do great things. As a brand, A.S has the unique opportunity to help consumers, cricketers and, partners and employees fulfill their true potential and reach heights they may have thought un-reachable.

A.S. sees the world a little differently and throughout their history have made their mark.. A.S creates products and marketing programs that reflect the brand’s unlimited creative potential.

The A.S lives by its mantra is to always challenge and lead through creativity.

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Spartan Cricket

Spartan Cricket

There are not many cricket brands that have entered the cricket brand market with as much as a bang as Kunal Sharma and his Spartan Brand of Cricket bats.

As much as Spartan has put out a quality line of cricket bats, they have also signed some of the most popular faces on the cricketing planet to pump up their brand. Players like Chris Gayle and Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Michael Clarke.

Clarke was always an exponent of Slazenger, always flaunting the latest bat that Slazenger had to flaunt. He then went for a test match or two where his bat was sponsorless and he then emerged on the other end wielding a Spartan Cricket Bat. This is not dissimilar to a another Australian captain, Steve Waugh. Steve Waugh was a Gunn & Moore loyal, wielding most bats they had to offer from the early days of the Diamond. Waugh then went for a few matches with a blank cricket bat and then emerged using an MRF cricket bat.

Spartan to their credit have produced a line of very fine cricket bats. Their bats have a square toe which is to the liking of some cricketers. There is no doubt that Sharma and his Spartan brand will continue to trailblaze when it comes to cricket equipment. The question though is not so much what are they going to come out with next but rather which international player are they going to nab next?

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Affinity Cricket Bats

Affinity Cricket Bats

The bespoke cricket bat is becoming a buzz word in the cricket gear world. As a huge movement pulls away from the inferior bulk machine made cricket bats, brands like Affinity Cricket and Hammer Cricket are popping up with fantastically crafted cricket bats. These bats fill the void of superbly handcrafted cricket bats and give consumers far more options in terms of buying a high quality hand crafted cricket bat.

The Affinity cricket range includes bats with various specifications that are made to suit various playing styles and pitch conditions. The Affinity Carbine and the Affinity Spectre cricket bats are two fantastically crafted cricket bats. The weight distribution is superb and thought gone into crafting these great cricket bats is immense. Weights are precise and the balance is also great. The willow is of the highest quality and cricket lovers can really get their hands on a high end bespoke boutique cricket bat at a fraction of the price of what it may normally cost.
Brands such as Affinity cricket is definitely a step towards where the future of cricket bat buying and making is heading. Consumers will look out for these hand crafted bats that are made with care and due diligence before purchasing a generic machine made bat, no matter the cricket brand name.

Hammer PRO White Cricket Balls

Hammer PRO White Cricket Balls

People have always wondered, if baseballs and cricket balls are so similar then why are cricket balls so expensive and baseballs are relatively cheap? Here is the Hammer pro white cricket ball.

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Hammer pro white cricket ball

Hammer pro white cricket ball

Firstly, it is worthwhile noting that cricket balls and baseballs are very different. Cricket balls have to endure much longer duration of play then baseballs. All the while, a cricket ball cannot show signs of splitting or capitulation as changing of the ball is a rarity in cricket.
The Hammer PRO White Cricket Balls is a huge stride towards bringing down the prices of quality cricket balls. A cheap cricket ball, usually breaks and shows early signs of wear and tear. This is not the case when it comes to quality cricket balls. This is where the Hammer PRO White Cricket Ball really has a huge advantage, in that, it is made of some high quality materials and shows great signs of durability but is a fraction of the price of other cricket balls of the same quality.
This has been a general trend with Hammer Cricket since their inception, they have been producing cricket gear of the highest quality at a fraction of the price of other brand cricket equipment of the same quality.

Who makes their cricket bats?

Who makes their cricket bats?

Have you ever wondered why professionals tape the edges of their cricket bats? Or don’t you ever think to yourself that surely Virender Sehwag’s Honda cricket bat was not made by a car company?

The answer to such questions is not such a secret. In different countries around the world there are privately owned cricket bat factories which custom make bats to the required specifications of professionals and amateurs alike. Once the bat has been designed and fitted the player just has to add the stickers of his sponsors and that’s that. It’s as simple as buying spider man stickers and plastering them all over ones scrapbook only here it’s professionals who are being paid to use a bat with a cricket company’s sticker on it.
This being said we must state that this is a minority of cricketers and the majority of cricketers do in fact use a bat manufactured by the company whose stickers are pasted on the cricket bat.
Companies like GM and GN have in house bat makers who care for every need that their pro’s have and custom make each bat to the professionals needs.
We can go through various countries and various cricketers to determine where in fact their bats are actually made.
 In the UK there are cricket bats that are made by Robert Pack who is responsible for many of these “private label cricket bats” in the UK. Notably in England there is an underground network of tunnels perhaps the ‘corridors of uncertainty’ commentators always speak about that are used to smuggle cricket bats stemming from a small barn owned by Tim Keely who producers bats made of the finest willow specified to the customers, who are generally famous professional cricketers, personal needs. A certain Jacques Henry Kallis was rumored to love a Keely made cricket bat as do many South Africans when they tour English shores. In an article published last year it was stated publicly that the great Brian Lara actually called Mr Keeley to hand make him a bat.
Tim Keeley in his barn in sussex in england making cricket bats
Robert Pack cricket bat making video.

In Australia a gentleman by the name of Julian Millichamp is rumored to manufacture bats for the majority of the Australian national team. He is also the person who was responsible for producing those awesome Puma cricket bats Adam Gilchrist crunched many a team with. Australian opener Aaron Finch who uses a New Balance bat recently posted a picture on Instagram of him picking up his bats from the b3 factory In the UK, he even hash tagged #b3.
aaron finch sponsored by NB in the BC cricket factory
Moving on to India which is most likely to provide bats to the rest of the sub-continent. SS and SG are two of the largest bat manufactures in the whole world. Obviously players like Kumar Sangakkara who bats with a SS use bats manufactured by SS too. But SS also produce bats for other brands and other individual players while those players paste their own stickers on it. Those of you who are observant will notice that on all SS bats there is the symbol SS on the edge of the bat. This could possibly be the tape that all of us wonder about such as the tape seen to be used by AB De Villiers in the most recent IPL. SG is also a major manufacturer who apparently make bats for Kookaburra who no longer produce their own bats.
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Slazenger is another cricket bat company who no longer produce bats. The famous Duncan Fearnley which Ian Botham wielded made the 2013 Slazenger V12 Limited Edition bats. The rest of Slazenger bats are now produced by FC Shondi. The Hunts County cricket bat which was famously used by Darryl Cullinan is no longer seen on the international circuit. This however does not mean they are not still around, they are one of the main manufacturers for large companies around the cricketing world.

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After making all these discoveries I’m left with an unanswered question. If this is the case where bats are not produced by the companies that we perceive to be making them, then how long until other brands start catching on? I’m looking forward to the day where Samsung and Apple take their battle to the cricket field.
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