Summer Cricket is almost here, are your kids ready for Cricket season?
Plus there are some changes to come in to play for Queensland Cricket, for this upcoming cricket season children in Australia participating in any form of organised cricket at school or outside of school hours for their local Cricket Club will have to obey the new cricket helmet rules.
Again the news on day four of the Ashes Steve Smith was hit in the neck by a bouncer from Jofra Archer bouncer. Luckily his injuries were not life threatening, so here is another example of how important wearing the correct cricket helmet this summer cricket season.
It’s so important to protect our children and young adults when playing a sport they love and making it safe for them, so they can continue to grow to adults.
To view our cricket helmets click here https://www.littlerookiesport.com.au/collections/cricket
Cricket Gear your Kids / Junior will need this Summer
Below we outlined a list of gear you will need to play cricket. Woolworths Junior Blaster for children aged 4 - 8 will just learn drills and play for fun.
The next program Woolworths Master Blasters offers for children aged 7 - 12 will start to play a short 20/20 style cricket, learning to bat, bowl and field, by using a rubber ball.
Junior Cricket starts from under 9’s and is normally played on a Saturday morning at your local Brisbane Kids Cricket Club.
For more information on Play Cricket visit Woolorths Cricket Blasters https://www.playcricket.com.au/junior/cricketblast-juniorblasters
Cricket can hurt, below is a standard items and also a number of protective items you will need.
List of Cricket Gear:
Cricket whites, also known as flannels, is the uniform worn by most cricketers, and the cricket uniform usually consists of white trousers, shirt, hat and jumper (if required).
There is a new rule for Queensland Cricket Players, from the commencement of the 2019-20 cricket season, all Queensland Cricket Players (both junior or senior) must wear a helmet, which are compliant with British Standard BS7928:2103.
You will be required to wear a helmet at all times when batting, wicket keeping up to the stumps and also fielding in close to the wickets.
Little Rookie Sport stocks Youth & Senior Cricket Helmets, particularly Gray Nicolls Junior Elite. The Gray Nicolls cricket helmets are:
- Specifically designed for junior cricketers with strong non-reflective faceguard
- Robust ABS outer shell covered with premium satin fabric with three air flow vents for superior ventilation
- Stitched in foam lining plus internal size adjustment dial ensures a comfortable and secure fit
- Conforms to the updated Cricket Australia and ICC recommended British Standard BS7928:2013 for cricket helmets
Cricket shoes or Cricket spikes are important for cricket players at any skill level. Even if you're batting, bowling or fielding, cricket spikes will help you to maximise your grip on the ground, which will help your overall match.
- Kashmir Willow is grown in the areas of Kashmir and is generally quite brown/dark in colour.
- English Willow wood is grown in England and is much lighter and whiter in colour.
White wide brimmed cricket hats protect you from the harsh sun, when you are fielding for long lengths of time.
The right cricket pads should protect you but also be comfortable to wear.
Having a good quality cricket bag will help you transport all your cricket gear to training and to match day.
A protective box is a guard used by male batsmen and wicket-keepers, often referred to as a cup or a box.
Arm Guards / Thigh Guards
An arm guard is lightweight pre-moulded foam, sponge lining for added comfort and has adjustable towelling and elastic straps ensure a custom fit.
The thigh pad comes with a waist strap that is fully adjustable, allowing you to adapt it depending on comfort preference or regardless of size.
This is completely optional and most cricket players don’t wear one as normally the helmet protects their mouth.
Little Rookie Brisbane Sports Store
As a cricket family we noticed the lack of options available for Junior Cricket Players to find a convenient Cricket Shop dedicated to kids and youth in Inner South Brisbane. Little Rookie Sport was created for kids in mind. This trendy shop is located at 70 Deshon Street, Woolloongabba, just down the road from The Brisbane Cricket Ground, home to the Brisbane Heat Cricket Team and Queensland Cricket.
Little Rookie Cricket Club Program
Little Rookie Sport offers cricket clubs a rebate program, how it works is, all purchases made by the parents, your cricket club will receive 5% of the day sales. This will come in the form of credit which the cricket club can use to purchase cricket training equipment, replenish training bag kits, or use items for further fundraising activities.
Working long hours leading up to Brisbane Cricket Season, you can purchase Kids Cricket Gear and Youth Cricket helmets online 24/7 at www.littlerookiesport.com.au We offer FREE DELIVERY with all orders over $100
Visit Little Rookie Sport at 70 Deshon Street, Woolloongabba for all your cricket gear, Adidas, Gray Nicolls, Kookaburra brands. Chris our Director will help fit you with all your correct cricket bat size and other cricket equipment.