EQUIPMENT SIZE GUIDES
We understand how difficult it may be to order certain items that we stock online. So, whether you’re unsure about the size for yourself or you are a parent looking to buy their young cricketer the right sized equipment, this size guide will provide some reassurance and point you in the right direction. Please note that this should be used as a guide only and measurements are approximate.
BAT SIZE GUIDE
A bat that is the right weight and size for a player will ensure they can swing the bat
freely and strike the ball cleanly in order to score runs. A lighter bat will make it easier to
run between the wickets too! A big bat might look impressive, but it will make it harder
to play well.
How to choose a bat that is the right size?
1. Choose a bat that is the right height for the player. The guide below should give you a good idea.
a) The player should be able to stand the bat next to them with the handle resting just
below the hip joint.
2. Choose a bat that is the right weight
a) The lighter the better as it makes it easier to swing freely.
b) The player should be able to swing the bat freely with only the top hand on the bat.
BATTING / WICKET-KEEPING Glove SIZE GUIDE
The measurement to take here is from the start of the wrist to the tip of your middle finger (the longest one) in a straight line. Gloves can also vary slightly from one manufacturer to another, but this guide should help.
BATTING PAD SIZE GUIDE
The measurement to take here is from the centre of the knee cap, to the top of the foot
(where the tongue of your shoe would fit). Sizes can vary slightly from one manufacturer to
another, but this guide should give you a good idea.
HELMET SIZE GUIDE
A good fitting helmet is worn with the peak protruding horizontally from the line of the eyebrows. It should feel firm but comfortable with no excessive movement in any direction. To measure, run a tape measure around the middle of the forehead, just above the eyebrows, around the side - just
above the ears to the ‘bump’ on the back of the head. Over time the internal padding will mould to
the shape of the head. The guide below should give you a good idea.
HOW TO MEASURE YOUR HEAD
1. Use a soft measuring tape to measure the circumference of your head about 1 cm above your eyebrows. Make sure the tape is at the same
height all around your head when measuring.
2. If you do not have a soft measuring tape, use a string in the same way as indicated above to measure your head. Then lay the string straight and measure it with a ruler.
3. If you cannot measure the head of the person who the helmet is for, measure the inside of a current helmet or a hat they wear frequently.