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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

Wasim, Viv, Sachin and Spartan Cricket

Wasim, Viv, Sachin and Spartan Cricket

So aside from being three of the greatest cricketers to ever set foot on the planet, Sachin Tendulkar, Viv Richards and Wasim Akram have another thing in common. They are all part of the people that bring the great cricketing equipment and cricket bats from Spartan Cricket.

Sachin Tendulkar

It doesn’t come much bigger than Sachin Tendulkar when it comes to household cricket names. He is the little master, the god of cricket and a cricketing legend. He is now also an investor and an advisor for Spartan Sports and Spartan cricket.

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When you think of Sachin Tendulkar you maybe think of a youngster with a Power cricket bat or an MRF cricket bat or perhaps and Adidas cricket bat but the fact that Sachin Tendulkar has chosen to invest with Spartan cricket speaks volumes for the kind of equipment that Spartan cricket is producing.

Sachins Career

Sachin had one of the most illustrious cricketers any cricketer has ever had, if not the most illustrious. He is in the best position to advise Spartan as to what they will need to do in order to further perfect their cricket bats and cricket gear. This is not only in the realm of making highly regarded cricket bats but also to advise Spartan on how to better the safety of their protective equipment.

Philanthropy

Sachin will also be involved in some of the philanthropic work that Spartan does. Spartan is committed to fanning the flames of cricket fervor in cricket communities around the world while promoting healthy living. There cannot be a better cricket headliner to drive this project than Sachin Tendulkar.

Value

It always a great testimony to a company when advisors see such value in the product they advise on that they are willing to invest and this is certainly the case with Spartan sports equipment and Sachin Tendulkar. Sachin is of course following in the wake of MS Dhoni who was one of the first to show his faith in the Spartan brand of cricket bats and cricket equipment by actually using the equipment.

Sachin Tendulkar is perhaps the biggest name to be added to the growing list of experts that vouch strongly for Spartan cricket bats and cricket equipment. That is saying a lot when the likes of Chris Gayle, Eoin Morgan and the great Viv Richards have come before him.

Viv Richards

Has there ever been a batsman that strolled to the crease with as much swagger as Viv Richards. Viv would nonchalantly and with the greatest measure of ease pop the ball over the boundary for six. Viv Richards never ever got to play T20 cricket as a professional but one would venture to say that he would have been one of the best in the business. While as a player Viv put his trust in Slazenger and Stuart Surridge equipment, Viv Richards is now a strong member of the Spartan sports team.

Marketing

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Sir Viv Richards joined Spartan as a marketing consultant. This was at a similar time to when Spartan announced they were leasing a SVR (Sir Viv Richard) bat, which they did. If Viv Richards was able to deposit the ball over the boundary using the bats he did, then he is no doubt an incredibly valuable asset in the manufacture of modern day cricket bats. Spartan has capitalized on this and have had Sir Viv join their team in this regard.

Going Big

There is a lot to Spartan’s approach to cricket bats as there was to Sir Viv’s approach to batting. Spartan cricket bats have swagger as does all the rest of the Spartan cricket gear and cricket equipment. Perhaps it is because Spartan can recognize that there is value in not only having current players as brand ambassadors but also having the brand statesmanship from illustrious players of the past like Viv Richards.

Chris Gayle

Richards of course is in the company of yet another destructive batsman. This batsman has had the opportunity to play plenty of T20 cricket and that is Chris Gayle. Once again Chris Gayle was one of the early users of Spartan cricket bats, recognizing the dynamic power that Spartan cricket bats have.

A bowler that many batsmen have said to be one of the hardest to face has also joined forces with Spartan and that is Wasim Akram.

Wasim Akram

The Sultan of Swing, Wasim Akram is yet another former player that is on the Spartan cricket team. It is hard to think of a bowler past or present that made genuinely fast swing bowling look as effortless as Wasim Akram. A medium sized run-up and a short whip of the wrist and the ball was zeroing in at the stumps at high pace. World Cup 1992 and many more fantastic Yorkers in Tests and ODIs made Wasim one of the best ever. Possibly the inventor of reverse swing bowling.

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Pakistan

As a cricket brand, Spartan is thriving all over the world. Spartan cricket bats are becoming staple cricket bats in the UK, Australia, West Indies and the USA. Some of the strategic brand ambassadors have done wonders for the image of the company in backing up the incredible product that they put out.

The UK

When one thinks of Spartan in the UK one sees Eoin Morgan smashing the ball inside-out over cover. Australia and Spratan of course brings Michael Clarke to mind. India and Spartan stirs images of MS Dhoni and now perhaps the greatest of them all Sachin Tendulakar. West Indies and Spartan arouses pictures of Chris Gayle and his golden Spartan cricket bat or perhaps just Chris Gayle smashing it to all parts.

The Middle East

But cricket is of course a huge element of sporting life in Pakistan and the Middle East. Wasim will be invaluable to growing the consumer base for Spartan cricket equipment in the Middle East and Pakistan. With his knowledge of the game and of course his knowledge of Pakistani cricket, Wasim will be perfectly placed to showcase the brilliance that Spartan cricket equipment has to offer.

In Closing

All-in-all it is quite plain and simple to see as to why Spartan cricket bats and Spartan cricket equipment has become the force that it is in the cricket equipment market. With players like Sachin, Viv, Wasim and others on your team, it is hard to see Spartan losing.

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Cricket shoes – Bowling

There are various types of cricket shoes available. These are available in the USA from Cricket Store Online. Some cricket shoes are multi-purpose, this means that they are good for batting, bowling and fielding. There are other cricket shoes that are made specifically for batting or specifically for bowling.

Bowling spikes

The NB 4040 bowling spike cricket shoe is the shoe Dale Steyn wears.

Cricket shoes for bowling are probably the most important. When a fast bowler delivers the cricket ball, he places immense strain on his front foot. It is essential that he has a great cricket shoe to cushion the blow. It is also essential to have cricket shoes with the right spikes, so that the bowler is able to retain his balance when delivering the ball.

Batting spikes

The AB 10 Minimus cricket batting spike is worn by Aaron Finch.

Size is very important when a bowler selects his cricket shoes. Cricket Shoes are available in US sizes. The cricket shoe should never be too tight but a too loose fitting cricket shoe can be equally as damaging. Many bowlers cricket shoes come with added strapping to keep the cricket shoe snugly in place.

Rubber sole multi purpose cricket shoe

The NB 4020 all purpose rubber sole cricket shoe is great for concrete wickets and indoor play.

A good quality bowling cricket shoe will have a slightly higher top. This gives added support to the ankle of the bowler on landing. A good cricket shoe will also have added rubber and stitching around the toe area. This is because the toe area drags and can often be a place where the cricket shoe will disintegrate first.

In older times fast bowlers used to cut the front of their bowling shoes to allow the big toe room to move out. This stopped the toe jarring into the front of the shoe. Nowadays, technology advances in cricket shoes has meant that enough padding is supplied to negate cutting open the front of the cricket bowling shoe.

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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.

gray nicolls matrix rubber sole cricket shoes


The gray nicolls matrix rubber sole cricket shoes club level type cricket shoe. The shoe offers very good support as well as offering a great grip system underneath the shoe, giving you optimal grip on grass outfields and artificial cricket pitches. As i inspected the shoe i felt that i would be very happy selling this item to any of my customers. It is well constructed and Gray Nicolls have used top quality materials.

Here is a short video review giving you a closer look at the gray nicolls matrix cricket shoes.

This is what gray nicolls has to say about their shoes.

Stylish ultra lightweight mesh running shoe concept designed for cricket. Ultra lightweight waterproof mesh upper Internal webbing support cradle Blown Ionic EVA Midsole consists of 2 densities to reduce the effects of over pronation and improve the natural movement of the foot Midfoot torque control system, lightweight lateral stabilisation unit integrated into the Ionic EVA midsole. Ensures flexion in the correct areas of the foot Internal ignite heel cushioning system for mamimum shock absorption.

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gray nicolls atomic spike cricket shoes

The gray nicolls atomic spike cricket shoes is a pretty good shoe. I found them to be comfortable, well padded and gives you good arch support. These shoes are available in rubber sole and spike versions. here is a short video i recorder to give you a close up view of the atomic gray nicolls cricket shoes.

Here is what gray nicolls has to say about their shoes :

Utilising key features from the professional model to create an outstanding value for money shoe. New for 2009 Synthetic upper with breathable perferations Blown Ionic EVA Midsole consists of 2 densities to reduce the effects of over pronation and improve the natural movement of the foot Midfoot torque control system, lightweight lateral stabilisation unit integrated into the Ionic EVA midsole. Ensures flexion in the correct areas of the foot Internal ignite heel cushioning system for maximum shock absorption

I was very impressed with the studs on these cricket shoes. You will certainly get some good grip on grass fields as well as fields that are perhaps wet. I would compare these shoes in quality with the Puma ballistic green rubber sole shoes. These shoes would definitely be better than attempting to play a game of cricket in a pair of running shoes which offer little to no grip.

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