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Selecting Cricket Equipment
Selecting a Cricket Bat
Cricket bats are made of English Willow or Kashmir Willow. English Willow is more expensive. More experienced players and bigger hitters need better bats. Kashmir Willow bats are fine for the majority of younger players.
A bat comes in different sizes and weights, which is usually written on the top of the handle - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, H or S. The largest, or adult size is S (standard) or SH (short handle). Only tall players need long handles. Size H stands for Harrow and is slightly smaller than a full size adult bat. The handle of a bat should come up to somewhere near the hip when standing upright. A bat should be able to be lifted comfortably with one hand with the arm stretched out.
If the bat is too heavy, the reflexes will be slower causing mistimed hits.
Selecting Cricket balls
Unless you are going to pad up and protect themselves, use a softer cricket call. If you have a good quality cricket bat don't hit it a poor quality cricket ball
Selecting Cricket Pads
Most cricket pads are LH or RH, with more padding on the exposed leg. Others have equal padding and can be used by either LH or RH batters. The pads should not be too big, keeping in mind you have to run between wickets as well as bat :)
Selecting Cricket Gloves
Get the best fit you can so they are comfortable and you can get a good grip on the bat. Cricket gloves are also LH or RH. This is because the thumb is exposed on the batting grip and needs plenty of padding. The other thumb should be tucked behind the bat handle. Consider wearing inner batter gloves (thin cotton gloves) to stop the sweat and keep the inside of your batting gloves fresh and clean.
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