A variety of cricketers equipment will be needed for both beginners and the more experienced cricketer. It is essential that equipment used is suitable for the specific age groups, since, for example, bats and balls that are too big and heavy severely inhibit the learning of correct patterns of movement.
To measure the correct size of the bat for a cricketer there are two criteria.
- WEIGHT – the cricketer should be able to pick up the bat with his/her top hand
(left hand for right handed bat) and swing it back and forth without any undue
stress to the arm; the bat should feel light and easily manageable.
- SIZE – the batter should stand upright holding the bat to his/her side in a vertical
position with its base on the ground. The top of the handle should be in line with
the thigh bone. If this is not possible then the bat is too big and should not be used
until this can be done.