Helmets must be worn in all forms of cricket by Under-18s

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The Devon Cricket Board has issued a pre-season statement to remind clubs of the policy for the wearing of helmets by young players

The Board has announced that is a requirement that a helmet is worn by all young players (Under-18s) when batting and when standing up to the stumps when keeping wicket against a hard cricket ball in all matches and also during any practice.

A young player should not be allowed to bat or to stand up to the stumps when keeping wicket without a helmet against a hard ball.

Players should regard a helmet with a faceguard as a normal item of protective equipment when batting or keeping wicket when standing up against a hard ball, together with pads, gloves and, for boys, an abdominal protector (box).

There is a British Standard (BS7928: 1998) for cricket helmets and it is in the best interests of players to ensure that their helmet conforms to this standard.

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Face Protectors are no longer allowed to be worn by players under the age of 18 in matches under the control of the Devon Cricket Board.

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