Buying a cricket bat can be tricky, even for the most seasoned of cricketers.
There are quite a few things that you should take in to account when purchasing your new bat and one of them is the size.
The size of cricket bat you should be using can be roughly categorised by your height and age however you should also take into consideration your physical strength.
Junior players can often be found to be using the incorrect size bat because following the basic guides does not take in to account the potential massive variation in how each player is developing physically.
A basic guide to cricket bat size in relation to age and height can be seen below. This guide also shows the actual size of the cricket bat.
Note – The weights shown below may vary depending on requirements.
Again, to reiterate, the guide above is just a guide but is a good starting point for choosing the right size cricket bat.
Now you have an idea of what bat you should be using the next thing to do is compare this to what you currently use. One of the best indicators of bat selection should be how the bat you currently use feels. Does your current bat feel too small, too big or are you comfortable with it?
Once you have checked the recommended size and compared this to what you have already, if you are still not sure then feel free to contact us and we can talk things through with you further.
You may hear cricketers talking about feel and pick up, this is also a consideration to take into account when choosing a bat but we will tackle that subject in a different blog.
Just as a side note, and to show the guide is not always a 100% reflection of the bat you should be using, I am 6′ 3″ so in theory should be using a long handle or long blade bat however I have tried both of these and have found them to not feel right to me personally, make sure you always take your gut feeling into account. If a bat feels right in your hand and you are confident the runs will come!
All the bats on our website are short handle size unless stated otherwise, we also list all bat specifications to make sure you get whats right for you.
We hope you have found this guide useful.
P.S – Thanks to Jedi Sports for sharing their bat size chart with us and you.
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