Having a cricket helmet that fits is essential for cricketers at all skill levels . A helmet that fits as it will allow you to perform at your best whilst fully protecting your head and parts of the neck from severe injury.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) strongly recommends that players of all ages wear a helmet that is certified to BS7928:2013 safety standards when batting, wicket-keeping or fielding within eight yards of the batter. It is also mandatory for all players under the age of 18 to wear a helmet when batting or wicket-keeping against a hard cricket ball.

With this in mind, we have created this comprehensive, illustrated cricket helmet guide which gives you the information you need to confidently measure you or your child’s head. Armed with the correct measurements you can be sure that you’re buying a cricket helmet that is the right size, ensuring the helmet will fits correctly and provides the level of protection required when playing cricket.

How to measure your head to get your cricket helmet size

All you need to measure your head for a cricket helmet is a flexible measuring tape.

Using the flexible measuring tape, wrap it around your head 1-2 fingers width above the eyebrow starting from the forehead working your way round to the widest part of the back of the head. Take a measurement from where the tape overlaps and repeat this process three times, taking the largest reading as your head size. Use the below image to help.

Once you have measured your head size you can use our cricket helmet size chart below to confirm what cricket helmet size you need.

how to measure head for cricket helmet

How should a cricket helmet fit?

A cricket helmet that fits correctly should sit comfortably and securely on your head (if you shake your head it shouldn’t move). There should be a wide enough gap between the peak of the helmet and the metal grill to see clearly. The grill should protect the entire lower section of your face, chin, jaw and sensitive areas of the neck in the jaw area.

how a cricket helmet should fit

How often should you replace a cricket helmet?

Amateur cricketers should typically look to replace their helmet every 3-5 years although this timeframe will depend on individual circumstances.

If a helmet is used regularly or is damaged after an impact it will need to be replaced sooner. If you’re unsure about the level of damage that has been done to a helmet, we’d always advise replacing the helmet to ensure you have the protection required against any future impacts.

Now that you have all the information you need about cricket helmet sizes you can buy a cricket helmet with confidence knowing that it will fit you or your child correctly.

At Net World Sports, we pride ourselves on the quality of our FORTRESS cricket equipment range. As well as helmets we also carry cricket bats, pads and gloves in sizes suitable for both adults and juniors, as well as cricket balls, stumps, cages and training equipment.