- The cricket chest protector that doesn’t stay in place, which is heavy or bulky in shape, too tight or too stiff will become hot, uncomfortable and in the end counterproductive to wear. No youth cricketers use the chest protection because of this. The chest protector is also traditionally seen only for those fearful, skinny, unskilled batsmen who can’t handle it or for the professional players who play against and train under the toughest of circumstances. That’s why old-style chest protectors are not worth using and only a handful of senior cricketers wear them in matches. However, today’s play and practice on bouncy artificial wickets plus bowling machines it is now possible and probable that at school players will simulate and practice short pitch bowling at higher speeds to hone their skills.
- So, chest protection is an increasingly important part of the performance gear for the game and the practice sessions of the keen cricketer.
- The P3 chest protector features many new ideas and designs that enable the key performance outcomes of comfort and mobility and protection in a balanced way for the youth player.