A Bygone Era
Some people do still yearn for the bygone era of Ian Botham’s helmetless batting that has gone down in folklore. However, the fact of the matter is, helmets provide safety for cricket players both young, and old.
Helmets are designed to protect your head from injury, and as such, they’re strongly built. They are affordable and they last a long-time. Helmets are also made so that the batsmen is not affected by the weight when they’re playing.
Quality doesn’t have to cost, and most good retailers offer helmets for a fair price. It is compulsory for players up to the age of 18 to wear cricket helmets but that is not the case once you get past that age. Although it is advised to wear a helmet whilst batting, some village cricket players don’t wear them. Regardless, the vast majority of professionals do.