Does any sport have as much great reading material as cricket? Whether your favourite cricket books are autobiographies to read on your next trip, tips about playing the game, or those quirky books that the gentleman’s sport seems to give us year after year. A lot of the books on this list have been released […]
While cricket continues to grow in popularity, it is a difficult sport to practice on your own. This is especially true if you want to practice batting. Even if you are lucky enough to have access to nets to use (in some parts of the world these are pretty scarce) you still need to find
Perfect for the cricket fans in your life. In this guide, we’re exploring a little something for every age group as we run down the best cricket gift ideas for 2023, whether it’s for Christmas or someone’s birthday. If you are struggling with a gift idea for somebody then cricket can be the perfect inspiration.
We all know that cricket pads give you a huge amount of protection while you’re playing (assuming you buy the right pads). However, not a lot of people realise how they’re giving this protection. What are cricket pads made of? What is going on inside those pads that helps to absorb the power of a
How to wear cricket pads? If you’re confused about cricket pad straps, and how to tie pads up before playing, our guide will help you to establish the best way to get the protection of a pad. Our goal at the Village Cricket Co, is to help make cricket more accessible for all people, and
In this guide, we explore how to clean cricket pads to a high standard and ensure that they are fresh when you go to your next match. A job that pretty much none of us want to do, but all of us have to at some stage; cleaning cricket pads. It isn’t too difficult, but
You’ve taken good care of your bat, knocked it in, and made sure you use it responsibly, but it still gets a crack. This can be incredibly frustrating. So what do cricket bat cracks mean? Is it likely to be fatal for a cricket bat or can you repair a cricket bat with a crack?
You might face a difficult choice and a fair amount of confusion if you’re buying a bat for the first time. What are some of the differentiating features and types of cricket bats that are on the market? When you see terms like “SH” and “Grade 1A” what does it actually mean? These are all
Any cricketer will tell you that people tend to be very particular about the kind of wood they use for cricket bats. Cricket bat wood must not only be made out of certain materials, it is also crucial that they meet a certain criteria. Wood is actually graded based on its quality with the best
When you go to the first net session or practice of the season, it is almost inevitable that somebody has a new bat. Cue all of the club veterans wanting to take a good look at the cricket bat grains on it. Can they really tell anything from the grains, though? Or is this a