01 Apr 2019
Cricket Kit and Equipment

Cricket Kit and Equipment

Dear Parents,

As the cricket season is nearly upon us it is time to start thinking about organising your son’s cricket kit and equipment. All Cumnor House School boys will need cricket whites (trousers, shirt and white trainers). Please note that the boys may wear their white games shirt and shorts as cricket whites. You can obtain them from Hewitts (45-51 Church Street, Croydon, Surrey, CR9 1QQ), as they supply our shirts and knitwear with the CHS embroidered logo. With the inclement weather at the start of the season, you may also wish to purchase a cricket jumper with the school crest on.

Along with the acquisition of cricket whites for your son, I remind you that there is also a strict policy that all boys in A & B teams in Years 5 and above must have sufficient playing and protective equipment as they will be using a hard ball. The equipment includes:

Years 5-8 A & B teams: Year 3 and 4 (soft ball):

-Cricket bat -Require only a bat and box

-Helmet & box -Others are optional

-Pads and gloves

-Cricket spikes (for matches)

These can also be obtained from Hewitts or any sports retailer. From March 23rd until Saturday April 27th, Hewitts will be offering a 10% discount on all playing and protective equipment including footwear (excludes all clothing). You may also be interested to learn of Morden Sports (17 Abbotsburry Rd, Morden, Surrey, SM4 5LJ). Mention that you are from Cumnor House and you will be given a 10% discount on all AZ purchases.

All boys playing in teams outside of the A & B teams may also wish to purchase a helmet and bat, but a cricket box is the only compulsory item that is required as they may use CHS protective equipment and bats if they so choose. Please bear in mind that a number of training sessions will take place on the cricket nets and white trainers must be worn. The U8 & U9 A teams, who will begin to use a hard ball as the season progresses, may also wish to purchase protective equipment.

All boys should wear underwear or a jock strap for fitting the protective box. No boxer shorts are allowed. The school will provide various teams with pads and gloves but it is advisable that individuals obtain their own. Please make sure that all your son’s cricket equipment and clothing are clearly marked. Your son will be expected to have the correct cricket equipment by the start of the summer term (Thursday 25 April).

If you have any queries regarding these arrangements, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely,

Mr Brotherton,

Director of Sport