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Date added: 13 Oct 2016 Tips for Selecting the Ideal Starting Cricket Kit This Season

The 2016/2017 cricket season is fast approaching. With amazing new kit items coming out all the time, you shouldn’t roll the arm over until you’re sure you’ve got the right kit for you. Here are some tips for the ideal cricket kit this season. 

 

Cricket Equipment Kit Tips

 

Cricket Bats

A bat is everybody’s favourite piece of gear and there are lots to choose from.

 

Top of the Range:

The New Balance DC1080. This bat has a low sweet spot like no other, perfect for the straight player of the ball. Despite its new-age quirks (like minimal concaving), it also maintains a traditional look.

Budget Buy:

New Balance TC660. Designed in conjunction with Aaron Finch, this blade is the attacking batsman’s dream. With a traditional middle profile, a high-peaking spine and maximum edges, you’ll be hitting more boundaries than you can count.

Top of the Range:

The Kookaburra Ghost Pro. The Ghost 500 is not only Kookaburra’s most powerful bat, but also it’s most beautiful. Shortened and with a longer handle, it is the supreme bat for the big hitter.

Budget Buy:

The Kookaburra Kahuna Pro 950.  The Kahuna has lead Kookaburra’s range for more than a decade for good reason. It's light and powerful, and the straight evenly spaced grains provide a clean impact. It's the bat for the stroke players.

Top of the Range:

The G&M Mana Original. G&M has long been the go-to brand for reliable bats and the Mana is as classy as it is flawless. It has a sweet spot the size of a watermelon.

Budget Buy:

The G&M Paragon 606. A long time mid-range favourite, the Paragon 606 provides something elegant but inexpensive.

  • New Balance

  • New Balance has gone from strength to strength in recent years. It is no wonder their bats are being used by the likes of Steve Smith and Aaron Finch.    
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  • Gunn & Moore

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Cricket Pads

Top Pick:

The New Balance DC580 Pads are so good and so affordable that they’re verging on a five-finger discount. They’re light and unrestrictive; perfect for stealing tight singles.

The Gray Nicolls XP70 Pads are as classic as they come. They feature a leg hugging design with a traditional cane front and high-density foam. You won’t feel a thing and you’ll look brilliant.

  • New Balance

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  • Gray Nicolls

 

Cricket Gloves

The New Balance TC1260 is one of the best gloves going around. Premium sheep leather means you get the best grip while being able to stay cool. If you’re going up against some quickies, these are essential.

The Puma evoSPEED 6 Batting Gloves feel like wearing nothing at all. These are a great budget buy, but I wouldn’t face Dale Steyne in them.

  • New Balance

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  • Puma

 

Cricket Bags

  • You’re going to need something to put all your new gear in, like a brand new cricket bag! Seeing as New Balance’s range is dominating the 2016/2017 preseason, why not throw in with the New Balance TC860 Wheel Bag. It’s got more compartments than a spy car from Q branch, and it looks fantastic.



   

There is incredible new equipment out from all the top brands. Come in-store or jump onto our websiteand kit yourself out for 2016/2017.