Gray-Nicolls Female Abdo GuardSKU: 52635
Sculptured design for increased comfort.
Toughened ABS plastic with padded edges.
CRICKET BAT SIZE GUIDE
Choosing the correct size bat is vital for the proper technical development of young cricketers. It is important that the bat is not too long and more importantly not too heavy to hinder correct stroke play and good technique.
Junior bats are scaled down in size and weight to meet this important requirement. Below is an accurate guide to help you choose an accurate size for a junior cricketer.
|BAT SIZE||AGE||HEIGHT||BAT LENGTH||BAT WIDTH|
|1||4-5||Up to 4ft 3inches||25 1/4 inches||3 1/2 inches|
|2||6-7||4ft 3" - 4ft 6"||27 3/4 inches||3 1/2 inches|
|3||8-9||4ft 6" - 4ft 9"||28 3/4 inches||3 3/4 inches|
|4||9-10||4ft 9" - 4ft 11"||29 3/4 inches||3 3/4 inches|
|5||10-11||4ft 11" - 5ft 2"||30 3/4 inches||4 inches|
|6||11-13||5ft 2" - 5ft 5"||31 3/4 inches||4 inches|
|HARROW||12-14||5ft 5" - 5ft 8"||32 3/4 inches||4 1/6 inches|
|Short Handle||15+||5ft 8" - 6ft 3"||33 1/2 inches||4 1/4 inches|
|Long Blade||15+||6ft 3" and above||34 3/8 inches||4 1/4 inches|
BATTING PADS 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.
|SMALL BOYS||30 - 32cm|
|BOYS||32 - 35cm|
|YOUTHS/SMALL MENS||36 - 38cm|
|MENS||39 - 43cm|
|LARGE MENS||44 - 48cm|
BATTING/WICKET KEEPING GLOVES 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.
Before first being played, a bat should be "knocked in". Knocking a bat in compresses the surface wood fibres and allows it to be ready for use, as most brand-new bats will crack or badly dent if used in competition without being knocked-in. This is usually done after purchase, although some are sold ready-knocked.
A traditional wooden bat has its surface oiled with raw linseed oil before play, and regularly during the season. This has a protective effect on the wood, and also makes it less sensitive to humidity changes in the atmosphere, which could cause warping or splitting.
Some bats are plastic-coated or other otherwise sealed on the surface and either cannot be oiled, or do not require oiling until this coating begins to wear off.
See the complete Bat Care Guide: