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Re: Making old helmet look compliant
« Reply #15 on: October 04, 2020, 05:56:59 AM »

On a side note, do Masuri re-cloth their helmets? I would like to get the club logo on it in case I use it, plus the cloth could do with a change.
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Re: Making old helmet look compliant
« Reply #16 on: October 04, 2020, 09:25:55 AM »

More than a few adults who could use some encouragement to wear a helmet as well. All it takes is one top edge into your head or a stone on the pitch and you could be stuck never playing again.
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Re: Making old helmet look compliant
« Reply #17 on: October 04, 2020, 12:27:57 PM »

Never wore one until I was 30 after top edging one straight into my eyebrow. Ten stitches and very lucky not to hit my eye socket.
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Re: Making old helmet look compliant
« Reply #18 on: October 04, 2020, 03:04:29 PM »

I sometimes wear one in nets (depending on which bowlers turn up) but I haven't worn a helmet on the pitch since touring Barbados with uni almost 20 years ago. I get that some people have techniques that put them more at risk of getting hit, or are in prem leagues facing 80mph+ bowling, but each to their own; we're all adults.
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Re: Making old helmet look compliant
« Reply #19 on: October 04, 2020, 07:39:37 PM »

More than a few adults who could use some encouragement to wear a helmet as well. All it takes is one top edge into your head or a stone on the pitch and you could be stuck never playing again.

Lots will disagree but personally feel they should be compulsory at all levels of cricket.

As I say just my opinion but based on these two biggest reasons.

One the bowler feels awful once they have hurt a batsmen, seen it to many times to mention that we have a couple of genuine quick bowlers and we are making our way up through leagues due to moving leagues 4 years ago and stupid rule to start at bottom tier.

Secondly in this day and age of lawsuits for any reason good knows how good must clubs insurance policies are and could easily end a club if a player was hurt and really pushed through laws.

And finally never crashed my car but I always wear a seatbelt. Just because it hasnt happened in 20 years or however long doesnt mean it cant. Age catches up with us all and a short ball, Beamer, top edge into your eye socket could be the first time you notice it.

As I say just my opinion
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Re: Making old helmet look compliant
« Reply #20 on: October 04, 2020, 09:50:02 PM »

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And finally never crashed my car but I always wear a seatbelt. Just because it hasnt happened in 20 years or however long doesnt mean it cant. Age catches up with us all and a short ball, Beamer, top edge into your eye socket could be the first time you notice it.

Saw this with our club's record scoring batsman, batting on an absolute pudding and the ball came on so slow he missed an attempted pull and ended up with a concussion.

Similarly, one of our keepers lost teeth batting in a midweek friendly against the gentlest dibbly dobbly bowling because he top edged the ball into his mouth.

You're batting against a rock hard cricket ball that doesn't need to be travelling very fast to knock your teeth out, give you a serious head injury or damage one of your eyes beyond repair. Each to his own but I cannot see how comfort or ease of vision balance out against the risks of not wearing a helmet myself.
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Re: Making old helmet look compliant
« Reply #21 on: October 05, 2020, 08:14:33 AM »

I wear one myself, but very glad they're not compulsory - almost everyone wears them at higher levels of the club game, and at the bottom end it would likely put more people off playing cricket than it would prevent injuries.
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Re: Making old helmet look compliant
« Reply #22 on: October 05, 2020, 08:20:07 AM »

Saw this with our club's record scoring batsman, batting on an absolute pudding and the ball came on so slow he missed an attempted pull and ended up with a concussion.

Similarly, one of our keepers lost teeth batting in a midweek friendly against the gentlest dibbly dobbly bowling because he top edged the ball into his mouth.

You're batting against a rock hard cricket ball that doesn't need to be travelling very fast to knock your teeth out, give you a serious head injury or damage one of your eyes beyond repair. Each to his own but I cannot see how comfort or ease of vision balance out against the risks of not wearing a helmet myself.


I have seen far more impact injuries to fielders, bowlers and umpires over 20+ years of league cricket than i have to on-strike batsmen. Which makes sense really - the ball comes off the bat far faster than it comes out of the hand, so the guy with the bat is probably the person least at risk on the whole pitch.

If you're going down the slightly-trolling "oh but seatbelts" safety angle, then you should really be arguing for it to be compulsory for bowlers, fielders and umpires to wear full protective gear including helmets before you worry about the batsmen.
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