About buying Womens cricket equipment
Cricket Bats ... the most important point to make here relates to bat weight, followed by bat length, which isvery important for the generally slighter built female cricketers. Our bat size guide page linked here is a great starting place to narrow down the correct size and weight. Some manufacturers like Gray-Nicolls and Kookaburra have introduced "Lite" models into their ranges, starting at 2'6 oz and a relatively new size sometimes called Small, Gem or Academy which sits in between the largest junior size of Harrow and Full Size Short handle (SH). It is vital to aid technique and that your bat is not too heavy.
Batting Gloves ... like batting pads it can be quite difficult to choose as under new safety standards introduced in 2021 means that manufacturers now have to put greater emphasis on safety and protection in their batting and wicket keeping gloves specification ahead of narrower fits. The one thing that has changed over the last couple of seasons again is the general size naming of sizing. For example Mens is now classed as Adults and Boys as Junior to add greater uniformity in helping to select the correct size equipment. We have introduced a selection of Small Adult size gloves that we believe will help female cricketers with a size that fits between Youths and Adults. Our size guide page linked here is a great reference point showing the important instep wrist to longest finger length measurements.Wicket Keeping ... using the batting pads and gloves size guide pages should assist in selecting the correct size for wicket keeping equipment, please remember to allow for the wearing of sometimes thicker inner gloves when choosing your wicket keeping gloves size.
Regarding shoes and helmets we have pulled together a detailed by brand size guide for these for those brands that we stock. These categories are generally good for all cricketers and following the relevant size guide should help ensure you select the correct size shoes and helmet.