Cricket batting pads are generally made up of a number of different features. Each of these features offer varying levels of protection, comfort and durability depending on the materials used and in some cases the complexity of their construction.
Face – The face of cricket batting pads generally takes up the largest surface area of the pad and is usually made up of a number of vertically separated sections. These vertical sections allow the pad to wrap around the lower leg. The padding materials act as shock absorbers.
Knee Roll – A cricket batting pad’s knee roll has two main purposes. Firstly to offer improved protection around the vulnerable knee joint and secondly allow the batting pads to flex and bend in conjunction with the rest of leg.
Top Hat – The area on the cricket batting pad above the knee roll is known as the top hat, which serves to protect the lower thigh from ball impacts.
Straps – Batting Pad straps are cushioned, and make use of Velcro to provide a secure, comfortable fit.
In-step – The instep is usually designed to protect the lower shin and ankles,
Size Guide – The size of cricket batting pads can vary between brands and it is highly unlikely that any guide will ever prove 100% successful. Please ensure you measure from the top of your foot’s instep arch to the middle of the knee. Ultimately, when the pad is rested on the top of the foot, the knee roll should always be positioned over the knee. Ideally drop in to our Cricket Specialist Shop where we can offer you expert advice and you can try on a few brands so that you find the one most suited to your requirements. Alternatively call us on 01 6677300.