Early Days of Batting Helmet

One of the main pinion wheels for batsmen of present day age is the batting head protector. Yet, quite a while back, batsmen needed to confront the quick bowlers with no security. Since there were no bouncer restricts then, at that point, it was actually a ‘sink or swim’ circumstance for the batsmen. And afterward there were circumstances where tail-enders were constantly welcomed at the wrinkle with quick bouncers going past their jawline or missing their ear just barely. Batsmen these days are to be sure fortunate.

Protective caps were first utilized in baseball. In 1905, Frank Mogridge made the main unrefined defensive head gear and was allowed patent No. 780899 for a “head defender.” In cricket, there are examples where players utilized towels, scarves and cushioned covers to shield themselves from the hard cricket ball. During the 1930s, the primary player to utilize a defensive cap was Patsy Hendren. He planned it himself. Notwithstanding, it required 40 additional years for protective caps to be utilized on a more normal premise. During the 1970s, protective caps were found in World Series Cricket to be utilized by a great deal of players. The principal player to utilize head protector reliably was Dennis Amiss. Previous English chief Mike Brearly likewise utilized caps of his own plan. Notwithstanding, another previous English batsman Tony Greig had the assessment that they would make cricket more risky by empowering bowlers to bob the batsmen. Those days, rules of cricket were not one-sided towards batsmen like they are currently. So bowlers were permitted to bowl however many bouncers as they needed.











The main player to wear a protective cap in a Test match was Graham Yallop of Australia on 17 March, 1978, while playing against West Indies at Bridgetown. One the reasons might have been the four deadly quick bowlers that West Indies had during the 1970s. However, it was English batsman Dennis Amiss who made it famous in Test cricket.

In the good ‘ol days, the head protectors didn’t have defensive barbecues. So albeit the head was protected, players were generally in hazard to get harmed in the face. Current head protectors have solid defensive barbecues to keep balls from stirring things up around town. In current cricket, all batsman wear head protectors against quick bowlers. Some of the time not many players decide not to wear them while confronting turn bowlers. To safeguard the youthful players, in Under-19 cricket it is necessary for all batsmen and any defender inside 15 yards (14 m) of the bat to wear caps. As of late, in the fourth test among India and England, Stuart Broad experienced a wrecked nose when the ball went past the barbecue and hit him. He was seen batting with twofold defensive barbecue in the following match.