Cricket Helmets, kit bags
Last updated: 28.01.2012 - 17:40.
HELMETS & FACEGUARDS
A BRIEF NOTE ON CRICKET HELMETS
Love them or hate them cricket helmets are here to stay, under ECB rules introduced in early 2000 all junior players playing with hard cricket balls under the age of 18 years are required to wear helmets when batting (in a match or net practice) and when wicket keeping and standing up to the stumps.
There is no doubt that a properly fitting helmet provides valuable protection against serious injury caused by being hit by a hard cricket ball. Initially wearing one will feel awkward but over time it will become second nature, more and more players at all levels are now using cricket helmets. Helmets should be a very personal item of protective equipment, not only for health and hygiene matters but also for comfort and safety. Over time the padding in a helmet will mould itself to a particular head shape and should thus ideally only be used by one player.
Traditionally helmets have been very expensive, costing upwards of £50, many parents are reluctant to spend this when there is a chance that their child will grow out of it or give up cricket. Quantum Cricket are pleased to be able to offer you a range of helmets starting from circa £27.50. These are not poor quality helmets, increased production has resulted in lower prices. Most cricket helmets are made of polycarbonate and are covered in cloth, they all come complete with a metal face guard and chin fastening straps.
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Readers Vitara Helmet - £27.50
Cloth covered fibreglass shell helmet complete with metal grill. Features include; comfortable protective liner, inner comfort pads and no sweat headband. Available in blue or maroon. CE marked - tested to BS7928:1998. Various sizes, with internal comfort pad adjustment to fit. A great helmet especially for growing children as the internal fitments can be adjusted to make it fit larger heads as the child grows.
AJ Sultan Hi-Tec Helmet - £35.50
New style lightweight plastic non covered helmet. Complete with internal padding and grill.
BLUE Adult: M-L MAROON Adult L-XL
Large sized personal kit bag, with large opening zipped canopy giving access to an open plan compartment, complimented with a couple of internal and external pockets. Wheeled for ease of movement. Size: 840 x 300 x 280 mm
Junior sized holdall, with zipped open plan main compartment, internal/external pockets and an external bat pouch.
Size: 700 x 250 x 280 mm.
Traditional style canvas team holdall, great for holding club kit, junior kit and for tidy storage. Size: 930 x 390 x 390 mm.
Giant sized personal kit bag, double decker style with two tiers of storage to keep items separate, also with internal pocket. Made from braided polyester with heavy duty wheels for ease of movement. Size: 1000 x 400 x 400 mm
RS PRO LIMITED EDITION £69.50
Large professional bag with configurable inner compartments, numerous pockets and pouches, integral bat carriers in the base, wheels, stands upright. Size: 920 x 400 x 350 mm
Draw string duffle bag, zipped pocket and an external bat pouch. Padded strap.
Size: 900 x 350 mm.
For full details on RS bags click the pictures to visit the RS pages.