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Post by Leo on Mon Jan 07, 2008 5:48 am

I know most of us are under 18 so when you get to 18 and playing mens cricket will you wear a helmet?
I know i certainly will... I have seen too many injuries to "Hard Men" who dont wear a helmet lol!
This year i have seen a fractured cheek and a dislocated eye socket OUCH!

Also if your over 18 do you wear a helmet?
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Post by Danny on Mon Jan 07, 2008 9:36 am

I will be when im over 18. I see loads of people who dont but personally i dont see the point.

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Re: Mens Cricket (Helmets)

Post by theawesomesla on Mon Jan 07, 2008 10:37 am

i will certainly use one after 18- been hit quite a few times on the helmet
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Re: Mens Cricket (Helmets)

Post by Leo on Mon Jan 07, 2008 10:50 am

No point risking injury is there when you can bat perfectly well with a lid on!
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Re: Mens Cricket (Helmets)

Post by liam_sccc on Mon Jan 07, 2008 11:49 am

i will always bat with a helmet on.
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Post by SlogItFor6 on Thu Jan 10, 2008 12:03 pm

i hate them but i might use one this season
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Post by Leo on Thu Jan 10, 2008 12:09 pm

Wouldnt want our sponsor getting his head knocked off :p
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Post by Mannie on Thu Jan 10, 2008 4:03 pm

here in barbados there is no rule on it only at my club so i really only wear one when i play for them or at practise


Now thwt i have my new Masuri Steel i think ill wear it all the time
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Post by sambo on Thu Jan 10, 2008 9:11 pm

i dont wear one in my junior games, but i do wear them when im playing seniors. Im taller than most of the seniors anyway
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Post by Mannie on Fri Jan 11, 2008 1:29 pm

whats your height?
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Post by Galge... on Sun Jan 13, 2008 4:11 pm

I have to wear one standing up keeping and batting, I don't think i could bat without one feel a bit exposed and werid
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Post by sambo on Sun Jan 13, 2008 9:59 pm

185cm or 6'1'' for u englishmen
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Post by Cricketmad on Mon Jan 14, 2008 10:22 am

liam_sccc wrote:i will always bat with a helmet on.

Same!
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Post by maXXed on Mon Jan 14, 2008 1:46 pm

I will always wear one, apart from standing back for keeping
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Post by Benstein on Tue Jan 15, 2008 8:58 am

helmet for me! too many injuries where if someone just put a helmet on wouldn't have happened. Also im not a big ducker if its back of a length i will play it, therefore get hit a bit lol.
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Re: Mens Cricket (Helmets)

Post by Almost_Austwick on Thu Jan 17, 2008 12:29 pm

It can be shame that these days many young cricketers grow up hardly having any experience of batting without a lid.

Yes, there is the safey implications but it's only a small risk and I would say that if the bowling is sedate enough and you feel happy to forego, give it a try.

If you've only known a helmet then the experience can be quite liberating.

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Re: Mens Cricket (Helmets)

Post by Leo on Thu Jan 17, 2008 12:32 pm

I would love to bat with no helmet Austwick...but i really dont want my very pretty face messed up! The risks are just too great - one good ball and there goes my nose, teeth and eye socket all in one!
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Post by Cricketmad on Thu Jan 17, 2008 12:40 pm

Leo wrote:I would love to bat with no helmet Austwick...but i really dont want my very pretty face messed up! The risks are just too great - one good ball and there goes my nose, teeth and eye socket all in one!

Yer I totally agree, i mean i wanna try it but if just one pops up then ur in trouble
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Post by Almost_Austwick on Thu Jan 17, 2008 12:50 pm

Leo wrote:I would love to bat with no helmet Austwick...but i really dont want my very pretty face messed up! The risks are just too great - one good ball and there goes my nose, teeth and eye socket all in one!

Seriously, I've not seen many injuries caused by the lack of a helmet and that's down to skill, timing and judgement. The problem may be that they give you a false sense of security so you tend to play later, in days gone past you'd be moving quicker to either hit the ball or duck.

As for leading edges or the ball rolling up the bat, if it happens that's just bad luck. As a parting shot, in all the years of cricket pre helmet, think about the number of injuries. Were there more or less than now? Remember, even with a helmet it's possible to sustain a fractured skill or nose smeared across you're face.

I'm not against the use of a helmet by any stretch of the imagination
but batting without can add to your game. As I said, try it when the
bowling is reliable but steadily paced. It's a whole different game.

Yer I totally agree, i mean i wanna try it but if just one pops up then ur in trouble

As said, if it happens it happens not much you can do about it, but obivously if the pitch is liable to balls popping off a good length you take safety measures.

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Re: Mens Cricket (Helmets)

Post by Leo on Thu Jan 17, 2008 1:04 pm

Do you know what...
Thanks you I will probably try this and end up with a broken nose lol! Wink

Come to think of it i did try batting with no helmet in the nets once against my spinner mate... tried a sweep and got a top edge into my face! Maybe thats whats put me off!
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Re: Mens Cricket (Helmets)

Post by Almost_Austwick on Thu Jan 17, 2008 1:21 pm

I see the attraction of helmets, especially for the younger player (I even use one myself a lot of the time) but I just feel that there can be an over dependence on them.

If you're faced with two spinners (and you have the letter from parents clearing you to do so if under 18) get out from behind the grill. Though I can't promise you'll never edge one into your nose, I can pretty much say from experience that it's unlikely to happen.

It's the ever changing face of cricket but I can't help feeling that maybe we're losing something by having blanket use of lids.

Then again maybe we're better off with them and not ending up like this:


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Post by Richie on Sat Jan 19, 2008 9:26 am

I think now that helmets are so light and comfy I can't see the point in not wearing one.
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Re: Mens Cricket (Helmets)

Post by sambo on Sun Jan 20, 2008 9:23 pm

although its not like juniors are bowling 130kph (glenn mcgraths speed). i dont think juniors can bowl bouncers. so the most possible way would be a beamer. ive faced a few beamers and usually i just stick the bat in front of it or duck.

And for leo's pretty face theory, i think uve got something there mate. my mug isnt the prettiest around and i dont wear a lid much.
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