Hockey Equipment 101
New to Hockey? You cannot start playing hockey until you’ve got your hockey equipment! In field hockey, there’s a fair amount of equipment you need to get beforehand such as guards to ensure your safety. The type of hockey equipment needed differs if you’re playing as a goalie. But if you’ve not decided which positions in field hockey to take up, then you should probably stick to getting the standard equipment. Field Hockey Sticks You will need a specific st...
Centurion Cricket Company Welcomes Duncan Fearnley
During his cricket career, Duncan Fearnley established his highly successful eponymous bat-manufacturing company. During the early years Fearnley got many of his ex-playing colleagues and opponents to use his products. Introducing new forms of sponsorship, he built the brand around these friends. John Snow was the first to use the Duncan Fearnley bat in an international, with the likes of Basil D'Oliveira and Dennis Amiss close behind. By the early 1980s, Fearnley had become the dominant br...
Cricket Stumps/Wickets
Cricket Stumps (Wickets) can be manufactured from various materials, but these forms usually depend on the nature of cricket being played. For official cricket matches, wooden stumps are normally used with wooden bails, but younger age groups may make use of other cricket stump types. Cricket stumps used for net practice and fielding practice may vary from the wooden stumps to steel/ metal wickets or a variety of moulded plastic forms, which may also come in spring-loaded formats. Action cricke...
Choosing Your Cricket Bat
Choosing Your Cricket Bat Quality of Willow Cricket bat manufacturers use different systems for grading the quality of the willow used in their cricket bats, some use star ratings while others use a numeric grading system. Moreover, the type of willow that the bat is made from affects the way the bat will perform on the field; you can choose from English willow or Kashmir willow. Pick-up Pick-up refers to how the bat feels, relative to its actual weight, on the back-lift swing. Depending...