You perhaps didn't know but World Cricket Store - worldcricketstore.com is UK based and is far more than just a fan based on line cricket store. We are a modern customer friendly cricket business and supply a huge range of cricket bats) cricket equipment and cricket clothing catering for the fan, player, team, umpire and coach - all in one great online cricket store. We also stock a huge range for the young cricketer and you will find all the big brands here in kids cricket equipment.
We started out in the late 1990’s and quickly established ourselves as the leading online retailer of International replica cricket shirts and fan merchandise, selling cricket shirts from all the major cricket playing nations. We are one of very few online stores selling India cricket shirts and offer a Player named or Personalised name printing service on these and all our replica cricket shirts. Whilst this is still a key part of what we do today, we are now also one of the UK's leading edge cricket specialists in supplying cricket bats, cricket equipment and cricket clothing. We believe in providing our customers with a huge range of high quality, top name and specialist cricket brands and products at unbeatable prices. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are always available to answer your queries either instantly via a free UK phone call to 0800 030 2440 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org - in summary, if you play, watch, coach or umpire we supply everything cricket direct to your door.
Our Customer Service Team are all either players or coaches and fully understand the needs and requirements of the cricketer, be you a coach, batsman, bowler or all rounder and at whatever age you are, or at whatever level you play your cricket at. It is our belief that keeping the customer happy is a huge factor in the success of our business and as such is a key part of our everyday activities to offer our customers the highest quality and genuinely authentic products along the with the best prices and service around, to ensure that you are receiving the best shopping experience possible.
Our team of highly knowledgeable and specialist buyers strive to bring you the biggest names in cricket equipment
to make sure that we can offer you the products you want. Our range is constantly evolving and now includes a much larger selection of cricket bats, batting pads, batting gloves, cricket helmets, cricket bags and cricket shoes than ever. When you put together the high quality service we offer, the range and quality of our products alongside our unbeatable prices and enthusiasm, we honestly believe that you will find us very hard to beat.
As cricket only specialists we are 100% focused 12 months of the year on cricket and our customers. This means that we are here for those all important out of season Birthday presents and of course Christmas.
Our excellent online reputation has been further recognised through our online e-tail partnerships via links from the Kookaburra, Gray-Nicolls, Gunn and Moore and Newbery cricket web sites to name but four. We are regarded as specialist retailers by all of these great names which means that you can buy all things cricket direct to your door from us with total confidence and peace of mind. In fact you will also find a lot more of the big names in cricket bats and cricket equipment here including PUMA, Hunts County, adidas, CA, Slazenger, Ayrtek, Nike, SS, AERO, Bradbury, Salix, Asics, Readers, Canterbury, Masuri, C&D and more.
Cricket bats help and advice is one of our major strengths. Being cricketers or coaches, we all understand the importance of the pick up and feel of a cricket bat. All bat makers and batsmen agree that this is far more important than dead weight. With careful attention to balance and profile (shape), a bat maker can produce even say a 2lb 13oz bat with a very good pick up. For this reason we give a weight range indication for all bats that we stock and grade them from light, medium or heavy where applicable to a particular bat. This enables you to select the exact bat you are looking for by selecting from the drop down lists that we provide with each bat. You can then be assured that our expert staff will send you the correct pick up that you are looking for in your cricket bat requirements. If for any reason you think we have got it wrong, we will either exchange or refund your bat if not totally satisfied, no quibble - we understand how detailed and personal a matter, choosing a cricket bat is !
We are a major Gunn and Moore (G&M) cricket bat stockist and buy well over 1000 of their English Willow cricket bats every season. We stock and sell G&M because all G&M English Willow cricket bats are designed and produced by their craftsmen and women in their own factory in Nottingham, England, just a few miles from our HO and warehouse location. The G&M factory is the most technologically advanced in the world. Only G&M blend state of the art of their innovative DXM technology with over 125 years of craft experience. They have direct and absolute control over every aspect of the cricket bat manufacturing process. G&M bat manufacturing innovation is leading the industry Their new DXM process implements the findings of a 5 year research programme into cricket bat materials and manufacturing technology. Substantial investment in research, expert advice and machinery means that their superior wood conditioning improves the stability and consistency of willow pre-production. DXM is a new paperless design process using state of the art CAD (Computer Aided Design) bringing quantum improvements to the vital designing, manufacuring and pressing operation. There is also a great range of Gunn & Moore batting pads and batting gloves to choose from here at worldcricketstore.
Gray-Nicolls is another major cricket equipment supplier that we buy heavily from. We carry a big range of Gray Nicolls cricket bats and equipment. The company is owned and controlled by the Gray family to this day. L.J. Nicolls started making cricket bats in 1876 in his workshop in Robertsbridge, East Sussex; where the company is still based today; and supplied WG Grace with his record-breaking bat with which he scored his 100th century and made 1000 runs in May 1894.
Gray-Nicolls was formed in the 1940's by the merger of two well known cricket bat manufacturers H.J.Gray and Sons, and L.J. Nicolls. The brand went from strength to strength in the 1950's and 60's and at one stage the captains of all 5 test playing countries all used Gray-Nicolls cricket bats. Major innovations included the revolutionary "Steel Spring" and the first shoulderless "Superlite" cricket bat. In the 1970's Gray-Nicolls were the first to introduce coloured labels. Top Cricketers using the trend-setting Gray-Nicolls red flash included the Chappell brothers, Clive Lloyd, Tony Greig and Barry Richards. In 1974 the company broke new ground with the introduction of the revolutionary scoop bat. A new Gray-Nicolls factory was opened in Melbourne to supply the growing demand from the Australian and New Zealand markets. The GN Scoop in back today and can be found here at worldcricketstore.
The new Millennium saw the introduction our unique Carbon & Titanium handles. Successive England Captain's Michael Atherton & Nasser Hussain proudly used Gray-Nicolls throughout their careers. More runs were scored with Gray-Nicolls bats than any other brand in the 2003 World Cup. Andrew Strauss, Alastair Cook, Mohammed Yousaf, Ram Sarwan and Daniel Vettori represent Gray-Nicolls today and are in the front line leading them into the future.
Alongside their outstanding bats we sell a big range of their super collection of cricket equipment including Gray-Nicolls batting gloves, batting pads, and cricket shoes
Kookaburra in another big brand name in cricket and you will find we stock a big range of Kookaburra cricket bats and cricket equipment. Kookaburra’s world famous Turf Cricket Ball has been used exclusively in Australia, New Zealand and South African Test Cricket since 1946 and they have a history steeped in cricket..
Kookaburra sponsors some of crickets most celebrated and renowned cricketers from all over theworls including Ricky Ponting, Mike Hussey, Ian Bell, Brad Hodge, Brad Haddin, Nathan Bracken, Jamie Dalrymple, Owais Shah and Kumar Sangakkara. Past greats of the game such as Ian Healy, Rod Marsh, Dean Jones, Justin Langer and Damien Martyn, have also used and recommended Kookaburra products, including Sanath Jayasuriya, one of only three men to score a triple century in a Test match in the 1990’s
The Kookaburra name is synonymous with Australian sport. Not only is Kookaburra Sport the largest producer of cricket balls in the world, our cricket bats, and batting pads and gloves, etc are used by the world’s elite batsmen. Kookaburra Sport was established in 1890. They have world acclaimed cricket bats with the Kookaburra logo chosen to be used by some of the world’s best. The Kookaburra Turf cricket balls are used exclusively in Test cricket in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe with Pakistan being another renowned Kookaburra stronghold.
For the first 100 years of their existence, Kookaburra Sport traded as A G Thompson Pty Ltd and many members of the Thompson family are still involved in the day to day running of the company, looking to extend its award winning record as the world’s best known manufacturer of cricket balls.
Kookaburra now exports world wide to all cricket playing nations. Kookaburra continues to strive for excellence to be the best equipment for hockey and cricket both locally and world wide.
PUMA are now well established in the UK cricket market and provide a great range, including Puma cricket bats, pads and gloves. They revolutionized the equipment side of the game of cricket with a new way of looking at products. The dynamic players of today demand ever higher levels of performance, modern designs, innovative thinking and new technology. This is a spirit PUMA has fully embraced in its cricket range.
PUMA‘s cricket collection including their excellent batting pads range is 100% PVC free. This represents a huge leap forward in product development and their environmental responsibility. The benefits are great; product is of a much higher quality and weight is significantly reduced. PVC has traditionally been used in the production of cricket equipment because of its low cost and high durability. Everything from bat labels to the facing of batting pads and batting gloves has historically used PVC in their construction. However PVC is difficult to manufacture and hard to dispose of because of it‘s chlorine content. Working closely with their global cricket factories, the Puma development team has been instrumental in this two year key PVC Free initiative. We believe this has significantly improved the quality and performance of their cricket equipment products. Further proof that PUMA is in tune with today‘s modern game and setting the standards in product innovation.
Slazenger have a good range representation here at worldcricketstore and their cricket bat have a great heritage and have been at the heart of a golden era of cricket for the past 40 years. A generation of cricketing superstars including Viv Richards, Geoffrey Boycott and Don Bradman have thrilled crowds and graced great ground the world over.
From cricket bats to cricket luggage, rigorous attention to detail has been paid in selecting the best materials for constructing their cricket range. Their products are meticulously tested to ensure that they meet the desired levels of performance. Slazenger understands that cricketers expect the highest level of quality when selecting the right product for them. As a result they have produced a contemporary range with stylish design offering unbeatable performance.
Slazenger had another victorious year on the field in 2011/12 with Slazenger and England quintet Matt Prior, Paul Collingwood, Eoin Morgan, Tim Bresnan and James Anderson winning the Ashes in Australia. South African duo Jacques Kallis and Dale Steyn have both risen to stand as the best batsman and bowler in the world respectively and a bright future lies ahead in the shape of Jonny Bairstow, Adil Rashid and James Harris.
Mongoose is a modern thinking cricket brand, new on the scene and stocked here with us. Their cricket bats are at the heart of innovation. They are a young company that loves cricket through and through. Like us they want cricket to be ever more popular, even more fun to play. We both want to encourage more kids to take up the game and we want more men and more women to play more of it: to have matches on Saturdays and Sundays. As well as on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and even squeezing in the odd Wednesday afternoon game !
Mongoose have designed a range of game-changing, award-winning equipment that makes cricket more exciting and rewarding to play. How? - Because it gives players the ultimate value for their shots and great protection at the same time. With a Mongoose, the shot that got you four might now get you six. Their gear is designed to give players a real performance advantage. Not glossy marketing spin. But bats empirically, scientifically proven to increase bat speed, increase the length of balls hit, and increase the consistency of bat on ball contact by increasing the size of the sweet spot. Mongoose cricket bats and their batting pads and gloves are well worth a closer look.
We stock a good range of Newbery cricket bats and cricket equipment. They are world renowned English cricket bat makers of truly great tradition, expertise and craftsmanship with history going back to the turn of the 20th Century. Newbery cricket bats and cricket equipment are ever growing in popularity and can today be seen gracing cricket grounds the world over, from Club level to the Test Match arena and used by some of the world’s finest players.
Today the Newbery cricket range has been developed to include a wide variety of high performance bat models to suite all styles of play. The successful launch of the TT is joined by the new Tour and the junior TT ranges The iconic Mjolnir and UZI ranges are kept with the beautifully crafted GT, Thruxton and Krakatoa. Newbery has become famous for its high quality soft leather goods. All their batting gloves and batting pads are all developed to the highest specifications and made with the finest materials. Their products are the result of detailed research and a combination of traditional skills and modern day thinking to meet the demands of today’s competitive game.
Salix produce a high quality selection of cricket bats and cricket equipment and are a great addition to our range. The fundamental aim for Salix is to be a wholly independent manufacturing cricket company. Master craftsman Andrew Kember therefore developed and made all the machinery. He customised what he could, designed and commissioned the rest in order to assemble a workshop capable of producing cricket bats from cleft to final finish. This has become even more unusual and fundamental to the brand, in a market where importing and outsourcing has become the norm. The ability to make every stage of the bat, combined with his training and raw talent gave him the platform to develop a brand with true heritage and longevity.
Today Salix remains unusually true to its origins and remain a small, uncompromising, manufacturing brand, making extraordinarily fine English cricket bats which sell alongside global sports products. Ranked very highly by cricket specialists like us, their craftsmanship is at the very core of everything they make, with every element of their range made or designed in house
Making a cricket bat, especially with the sources available nowadays, is not hard. Making great bats, consistently, season after season, is somewhat more challenging. Salix strive every season to develop and push themselves to produce bats which inspire and deliver and to eclipse what has gone before, but always to stay rooted in English craftsmanship and manufacturing.
Hunts County cricket are a relatively new arrival at worldcricketstore and represent terrific value for money at all price points. Every year they produce over twenty thousand cricket bats. The shape of the cricket bat has evolved over the years from the original `hockey stick` to the modern familiar shape. There is no weight limit for a bat, in the 18th century bats of over 5lb. were in use and in the 19th.century 4lb. was a common weight. Today 2’ 8 – 2’12 is the most popular weight range.
County bats were first made at St. Neots in Huntingdonshire by the Trimmins family in 1904. Production continued here until the factory moved to Huntingdon in 1983. Their craftsmen from St. Neots are still making bats at Huntingdon which enables us to use the slogan 'bats made for centuries'. Hunts County bats are still made in the traditional way in order to get the best possible bat from the selected materials. It is for this reason that County Bats are sought after all over the world and are available wherever cricket is played.
Amongst the really well known cricket names above you will also find some new and exciting names. For example our range of SS cricket bats are a new and exciting addition to our range as are CA and Boom Boom. These three offer some great options for the player looking for that something different to stand out from the crowd.
We stock the biggest range of Albion cricket helmets that you will find anywhere. Helmets have come a long way during the evolution of cricket. Early models consisted of a simple outer shell, and lined with a series of padded layers. Standards were unheard of, and the specific demands of the sport were largely ignored.
With the ever-changing cricket environment and the technology available today, the Albion cricket helmet has become recognised as one of the safest and best-performing helmet brands across the globe for cricketers at any level.
Albion, via University partnerships, consumer feedback and elite player and team relationships continues to conduct extensive laboratory and field testing, performance and comfort analyses, materials research, and Impact performance tests of helmets and faceguards, to ensure conformity and recommendations for further improvement of all international cricket helmet standards.
We hope you enjoy shopping our ever growing site and hope you have seen enough here to help you make your online purchase. If there are any other products you would like us to try and obtain please e-mail email@example.com or telephone our Customer Services Team on 0800 030 2440. Lines are open between 9.30am and 5.00pm Monday to Friday - UK time. Thank you for visiting our site and considering worldcricketstore for your cricketing product needs.