You need to measure the height of your child first, then look along the chart to see which size is suitable. When you have a bat to double check if it is the correct size, do the following. Stand your child upright with the bat vertical to the right side of the body. In a natural position with the hands hanging to the side, the tips of the fingers should not be lower than the shoulder of the bat. If your child is growing fast, you may wish to wait until their rate of growth, has slowed.

There are two types of Willow used when making a Cricket Bat, English Willow and Kashmir Willow. English Willow is slower growing, with the grain closer together and generally of a higher quality. There are different grades within each type of wood too.. A bat should not have any knots in the face of it, although some small knots can often be found on the back or sides but, these must be very small or the life of the bat, even at junior level, will not last long.

When parents of our younger player ask which type of bat to buy I normally suggest a Kashmir Willow bat. Bats can be relatively cheap at around £25 but, they can also go up to £85. How can i justify a parent spending that amount on a Cricket Bat when they will probably have out grown it by the 토토꽁머니 end of season. A bat around £30 will be of good enough standard and will last at least a year, depending on the growth of the child. Young players will not have the power or strength to break a Kashmir bat at this age. It is worth noting that most are still playing Kwik Cricket with some stepping up to play with cricket Balls (hard ball).

Try to pick a junior cricket bat that has a toe guard, as this will preserve the life of the bat, with less moisture coming up through the toe of the bat. If it hasn’t got a toe ensure linseed oil is applied to this area on regular occasions.When looking for a Junior bat you will find that most are around the same price, indeed some are the same bat with different stickers put on it. Buying an adult bat is different and should be addressed as such.The qualities of a bat vary so much and i would not suggest a Kashmir Willow bat beyond age 13.The price goes up dramatically but, so does the quality.

One word to note though, how much money has been spent on producing the quality bat is reflected in the retail price but sometimes more has been spent on the marketing and player sponsorship deals related to the bat. I will quite often look for a decent bat that has no sponsorship deals with Test Cricketer, as it is likely to be around £100 cheaper. Same Quality but, less marketing budget.When you receive your new bat ensure you prepare it before use. Some manufacturers claim it will be ‘Knocked in’ already but, double check. It may need knocking in with an old ball within a sock for up to 8 hours. It may even need a couple of coats of linseed oil.Educate the child that their bat is a piece of cricketing equipment and is NOT a toy. It should be looked after, in the same way an adult would look after their bat. When placing on the ground it should always have the face pointing upwards. Failure to do this could lead to the bat face getting damp and when hitting ait is likely to crackStuart Cardy is a keen sportsman and have played a variety of sports since the age of 5. Reaching County standard in some and has enjoyed a fair degree of success. He now runs a web based company, Sports Ball Shop, supplying o schools and Clubs offering bulk deals.

How to Select the Right Cricket Bat