First Cricket Head Protection/Helmet

First Cricket Head Protection/Helmet

It is hard to call the first piece of protective head gear in cricket a helmet, but it was an innovative piece of equipment nonetheless. It was a 3-peaked cap worn by Middlesex cricketer Patsy Hendren.

The year was 1933 and Harold Larwood was at his ferocious best. He was instilling fear in the hearts and minds of the batsmen who had to face up to him. Patsy Hendren came up with a Sherlock Holmes style cap. The cap had three flaps and the goal of the cap that instead of the ball smashing into the batsman’s head it would be deflected away without causing harm.
It was a valiant effort but the problems with Patsy’s helmet were inherent to the naked eye. While it was a great effort for the glancing blow, it did little to combat a blow that was headed flush for the batsman’s head.
There is no historical record of whether Hendren ever received a blow to his self made head protection yet it will always go down in history as the first piece of cricket head protection ever worn.
The helmet has evolved a great deal since then and many believe that it is still a work in progress, as new helmets like the Masuri Vision Series strongly suggest.
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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.

Hammer pro cricket ball

 

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.

Partnership between Laver and Wood and Cricketstoreonline

Through the years, it has become clear to all that cricketstoreonline.com is committed to providing cricket lovers throughout the world, access to the widest range of cricketing equipment at the best possible industry prices.

cricketstoreonline.com matches quality with affordability to bring fans the best. As the cricket world innovates with new equipment and new bat makers, it is inevitable that before long they will be up for purchase at cricketstoreonline.com.
cricketstoreonline.com maintains exclusive and robust relationships with all of cricket’s top equipment manufacturers for the benefit of their customers. It is with this in mind that cricketstoreonline is proud to be stockists of the Laver and Wood range of bats.
James Laver is renowned throughout the cricketing fraternity as a master bat maker. The components and handiwork that go into his prestigious pieces of willow are pristine. Prestige and exclusivity are some of the words that come to mind when picking up a Laver and Wood bat. It is only fitting that such a prestigious bat to be sold on the world’s most popular and robust cricket equipment store, cricktstoreonline.com.
The relationship between cricketstoreonline.com and Laver and Wood is yet another testament to cricketstoreonline’s unyielding commitment to provide the highest quality cricket equipment to cricket fanatics wherever they may be in the world. The Laver and Wood range of bats is truly superlative. The fans are set to be the biggest benefactors of the relationship between cricketstoreonline and Laver and Wood. Through cricketstoreonline.com, fans from non-test playing nations will be able, for the very first time to get their hands on Laver and Wood bats.
The prospect of Laver and Wood readily available to the broad public as offered by cricketstoreonline is mouthwatering, we only cannot wait to see what they offer up next.

Nike LunarAccelerate Bowling Boots

New to 2014, Nike has come out with the Nike LunarAccelerate Bowling Boots. They’re not the cheapest bowling boots on the market, but they’re well worth the money, because you know you’re getting top quality, reliable, and durable cricket equipment with Nike.

Head over to your cricket store for these new bowling boots along with other premium cricket equipment from these top brands: Gunn and Moore, Gray Nicolls, Slazenger Cricket, Kookaburra, and Adidas Cricket.

Nike LunarAccelerate Bowling Boots

Nike LunarAccelerate Bowling Boots

The Nike LunarAccelerate bowling boots can be worn for batting and fielding, but were really designed with the bowler in mind. With a higher cut and an ankle strap, these bowling boots offer maximum ankle protection for those hard landings. The strap on the Nike LunarAccelerate boots really locks down the ankle so it can hardly move in the shoe.

Again with the bowler in mind, Nike has included a reinforced toe box on its LunarAccelerate bowling boots. This reduces wear and tear on the shoe while protecting the bowler’s foot. Almost contrastingly, the Nike LunarAccelerate bowling boots are fitted with flex grooves at the forefoot to allow for the flexibility a bowler needs.

Aesthetically, the Nike LunarAccelerate bowling boots look nicer than Nike cricket shoes from years past. Nike has ditched the orange cricket shoes and elected to go for a more subtle white shoe with red and blue accents for its 2014 shoes.

The Nike LunarAccelerate bowling boots are made with lots of mesh and airflow systems to keep your feet nice and cool while you’re playing, allowing for a very comfortable shoe. Nike has also included foam cushioning under the heel for maximum comfort as well as shock absorption to protect your joints when landing.

While the Nike LunarAccelerate bowling boots are not the most lightweight cricket shoes, they are still in the lightweight range, even with the higher cut and ankle strap.

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Hell4Leather NV Grade 1 Cricket Bat Review

In this Hell4Leather NV Grade 1 Cricket Bat Review you will see Hell4Leather has released its NV Grade 1 cricket bat. Made with grade 1 English willow and decked out with unique green and black decals, this bat is definitely something to look out for this year.

H4L NV cricket bat

H4L NV cricket bat

When you head over to cricket store online to check out this bat, don’t forget to look at other great cricket equipment from these top brands: Gunn and Moore, Gray Nicolls, Spartan Cricket, Hammer Cricket, and Adidas Cricket.

H4L NV cricket bat

H4L NV cricket bat

In terms of shape, the Hell4Leather NV Grade 1 cricket bat has a high middle and extra thick edges. These, along with minimal concaving, allow the NV Grade 1 bat to have a nice elongated sweet spot.

In spite of the thicker shape of the Hell4Leather NV Grade 1 cricket bat, it’s still a very well-balanced and light bat with excellent pickup. Available in weights around 2:10, the NV Grade 1 bat picks up much lighter than its weight.

H4L NV cricket bat

H4L NV cricket bat

The Hell4Leather NV Grade 1 cricket bat is made from grade 1 English willow, so you know it’s going to be good quality. There are a few blemishes and some hart wood, but you don’t have to worry about that affecting the performance of the Hell4Leather NV Grade 1 cricket bat.

Hell4Leather has given its NV Grade 1 cricket bat a flatter face and a bowed blade. These both help with the elongated sweet spot as well as the supreme balance of the NV Grade 1 cricket bat, making it great for the all around stroke player.

H4L NV cricket bat

H4L NV cricket bat

The Hell4Leather NV Grade 1 cricket bat has a comfortable semi-oval handle with a nice grip, which also helps with its pickup. The green and black decals take up a good amount of space on the bat, but all look nice, matching the green, black, and silver handle.

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Salix Pod Arma Batting Gloves

Salix has released the Salix Pod Arma Batting Gloves as its entry-level cricket gloves. While these cricket gloves are around the lower middle of Salix’s range, they’re very affordable, and you’re still getting great pieces of Salix cricket equipment for your money.

Other great cricket manufacturers who all make high quality batting gloves are Hammer cricket, Affinity cricket, Gunn and Moore, Newbery & Puma cricket.

Salix Pod Arma Batting Gloves

Salix Pod Arma Batting Gloves

One thing that Salix has done a great job with in its Pod Arma batting cricket gloves is the air flow system. These cricket gloves are incredibly cool and comfortable, really allowing you to bat for a long period. On top of the mesh gussets and thumb vents, the Salix Pod Arma batting cricket gloves have extensive airflow on the sides, between each finger, and even on the back of the hand.

Salix Pod Arma Batting Gloves softbac

Salix Pod Arma Batting Gloves softbac

The Salix Pod Arma batting cricket gloves come very flexible and comfortable, and are ready to use right away. With a split finger and split thumb system, these cricket gloves really don’t need any working in before use. For the multiflex Pod Arma batting cricket gloves, Salix has used lightweight D7 merri-skin PU, and a soft sheepskin palm. Every little step Salix has taken with the Pod Arma batting gloves helps to make them comfortable and flexible.

Salix’s Pod Arma batting cricket gloves offer a good amount of protection, with the most focus and protection on the leading fingers. These cricket gloves are ideal for the club cricketer or youth cricketer in terms of protection. Salix has included on its Pod Arma batting cricket gloves extra protection on the back of the hand.

Salix Pod Arma Batting Gloves protection

Salix Pod Arma Batting Gloves protection

The Salix Pod Arma batting cricket gloves are in very traditional all-white coloring, so you don’t have to worry about clashing with other cricket equipment from Salix and these other top brands: Gunn and Moore, Gray Nicolls, Slazenger Cricket, Kookaburra, and Adidas Cricket.

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Newbery Kudos SPS Cricket Bat.

New to 2014, Newbery has released its Newbery Kudos SPS Cricket Bat. This is an extremely well made bat, and handcrafted in England out of the finest grade 1+ English willow.

Newbery Kudos SPS Cricket Bat

Newbery Kudos SPS Cricket Bat

Find this bat at your cricket store, as well as other top quality cricket equipment from Gunn and Moore, Gray Nicolls, Slazenger Cricket, Kookaburra, and AdidasCricket.

Newbery Kudos SPS Cricket Bat

Newbery Kudos SPS Cricket Bat

Newbery has really taken care to make sure the Newbery Kudos SPS Cricket Bat is beautifully crafted, with no blemishes and a high number of grains. The decals on Newbery’s Kudos SPS bat are embossed and silver, but very subtle, and really showcase the quality of the wood.

Newbery Kudos SPS Cricket Bat

Newbery Kudos SPS Cricket Bat

In terms of shape, the Newbery Kudos SPS cricket bat has thick edges and a high spine, with a long mid-low middle. The Kudos SPS bat also has a good amount of wood in the hitting area, increasing the size of the middle sweet spot.

Newbery Kudos SPS Cricket Bat

Newbery Kudos SPS Cricket Bat

There is a bit of a weight range for the Newbery Kudos SPS cricket bat, but for the most part, the bats sit at around 2:8 to 2:12, a pretty standard weight for cricket bats. This bat has a very balanced feel, which increases bat speed and really creates an incredibly light pickup.

Newbery Kudos SPS Cricket Bat

Newbery Kudos SPS Cricket Bat

For some nice finishing touches, Newbery has included on its Kudos SPS cricket bat an oval handle, a Newbery Hammer Edge Sheet, and a toe guard. This bat is really great quality, down to the last detail, which is exactly what you’re going to see with all of Newbery’s cricket equipment.

 

Make sure to stop by your cricket store online to find this great 2014 cricket bat as well as other cricket equipment from these premium brands: Gunn and Moore, Gray Nicolls, Slazenger Cricket, Kookaburra, and Adidas Cricket.

Kookaburra Bubble Cricket Bat

In keeping with the new trend of bringing back retro bats, Kookaburra has re-released its Kookaburra Bubble Cricket Bat, and it’s very similar to the popular original.

Kookaburra has released the Kookaburra Bubble Cricket Bat in several grades, and the Star is the second grade. While it doesn’t have an incredibly high number of grains, it’s still got very few blemishes, and it’s a very good price point. The Bubble Star cricket bat is made in India, along with all of Kookaburra’s bats.

Kookaburra Bubble Cricket Bat

Kookaburra Bubble Cricket Bat

I don’t usually start with the decals of a bat, but Kookaburra has really kept the Bubble Star’s decals true to the original. They’re white, red, and blue, and really stand out as retro, although they do take up a lot of space on the Kookaburra Bubble Cricket Bat.

The Kookaburra Bubble Cricket Bat has an interesting profile shape for Kookaburra, which tends to keep a fairly similar shape across its bats. Kookaburra’s Bubble Star bat has absolutely no concaving in the playing area and only a very small amount a little higher on the bat. While the spine on the Kookaburra Bubble Star doesn’t run all the way to the toe, the bat still has a nice chunky toe.

The edges on the Kookaburra Bubble Star cricket bat are very interesting because they have a very sudden taper that helps to reduce the weight. With roughly 40 mm edges and about a 62 mm spine, you’re getting a very solid bat with Kookaburra’s Bubble Star.

Kookaburra’s Bubble Star has a low middle, but still isn’t very bottom heavy, which is nice. It actually picks up a little lighter than its weight. The Bubble Star by Kookaburra also has a pretty significant pronounced bow, which also helps with its pickup.

When you’re thinking about the weight on the Kookaburra Bubble Star cricket bat, it’s important to bear in mind that the grips are actually very heavy. The handle on the Bubble Star is round, and very nice for bottom handed players.

Head over to your cricket store for this great retro bat and other premium cricket equipment from these top brands: Gray Nicolls, Hammer cricket, Slazenger Cricket, Affinity cricket, Gunn and Moore, and Adidas Cricket.

Kookaburra cricket 2013 gear full range and review by www.cricketstoreonline.com

Kookaburra 2013 cricket gear full range and review

Kookaburra cricket recently launched and released pictures of their new 2013 cricket gear at the Lords trade show and also on facebook and twitter….here is some of the cool new cricket gear they released..

Kookaburra Ricochet cricket bat

kookaburra ricochet cricket bat

kookaburra ricochet cricket bat

RICOCHET

Endorsement;
Jos Buttler, Steven Davies & Moeen Ali

Player Profile;
kookaburra cricket
• Lighter specification with maximum Spine and Edge, ideal for the enterprising improvisational Shot MakerDNA;
• Sweet Spot; High (approx 240 to 260mm from toe)
• Edge Thickness; 34mm to 41mm
• Edge Profile; Square
• Face Profile; Flat ‘Power Plus’ Face
• Spine Height; 58mm to 64mm
• Scallop; 8mm to 10mm
• Bow; 12mm to 15mm
• Handle; Round (12 Piece)
• Weight; 2lb 7oz to 2lb 9ozAdditional Features;
• White/Blue/White ‘Max’ Grip
• ‘Kookaburra Pre Prepared’ (KPP)
• Naturally ‘Air Dried’

So thats a quick look at some of the new cricket gear from kookaburra. This cricket gear will be available in stores in the coming months so thats its available before christmas.

Kahuna 1000 cricket bat stats:

kookaburra cricket Endorsed by Ricky Ponting, A.B De Villiers, Martin Guptill & Steven Davies – all Powerful Dominating Strokemakers. Features include Medium Positioned ‘Sweet Spot’ – 32mm Minimum Edge Thickness – Standard ‘Dynamic Power’ Shaped Face – Round 12 Piece ‘Power Drive’ Sarawak Cane Handle – White ‘Xtreme’ Grip – Naturally ‘Air Dried’ . Please select from available options in drop down list below.

Watch the Jason Mellet youtube channel for all the latest video reviews as soon as all the new gear comes in.

Kookaburra cricket wicket keeper gloves previously reviewed..

Kookaburra cricket batting gloves previously reviewed..