Choosing Your C&D Helmet
- Use a soft tape measure or a piece of string
- Place it around your head, positioned mid-forehead and just above the ears
- If you are using a tape measure, read the measurement where the end crosses the main part of the tape
- If you used string, mark the string where the main part crosses the end
- Measure from the end to the mark using a standard tape measure
- Measure in centimetres
The Balance Series
Traditional fabric covered cricket helmet .
A longer shape front to back than side to side.
The Albion Series
A modern equivalent for a more rounded head shape.
Shorter in length front to back than The Balance.
C&D® Helmet sizes | Senior 58 – 62 cm | Junior 53 – 57 cm | Junior Small 48 – 52 cm
Full details of how we test our helmets can be found on our Technical Specifications page.
All C&D Cricket helmets are made to rigorous standards and fully tested to ensure they comply with the requirements of users around the world. Full details can be found here.
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Measuring the distance around your head only indicates which helmet size might suit you. The shape of your head will also affect the outcome.
The Balance Series Helmets are longer front to back. The Albion Series offer a more rounded shape.
Place the C&D helmet of choice on your head.
If it fits front to back but not side to side, add thicker padding pieces provided to the interior rim on either or both sides of the helmet to achieve a close fit.
Too tight? Change padding pieces until you achieve a comfortable result where your head and the helmet move as one, before placing the chin cup on your chin and tightening the chin strap.
Continue swapping padding pieces using thinner ones to make more room, until you achieve the correct fit.
If it is still too tight then that size / model is not for you.
If the helmet is loose all round, it could be that it is too big for you, but the extra padding pieces provided when added to the interior rim may well enable the close fit you need.
They are both robustly constructed and both meet BS 7928:2013 requirements.
The Balance is designed with a view to the maximum protection possible given the design parameters determined by current practice and now expected by customers.
The Albion, too, matches the benchmark test results for all approved product from our competitors.
For those concerned about the weight of their helmet, both models are generally amongst the lightest helmets on the market.
The main differences are the shape of the helmet, and the style of covering.
All face guards are tested to BS 7928:2013 (see testing) and designed to withstand impact from a cricket ball.
As with a car, even if it is dented, it has done its job and protected you.
Under current guidelines, a helmet has to be replaced if the faceguard is damaged.
Don’t be tempted to carry on and not replace it. The face guard has done its work and protected you.
Generally, all protective products' capabilities diminish with age.
If it was bought before 2015 you should think about replacement.
The principle shock absorption capability is provided by the EPS liner on the inside of the helmet. EPS has exceptional shock absorbing capability for its weight. It can, however, still be damaged.
Your head must be fully protected. Don’t compromise on your personal safety.
Caring For Your Cricket Helmet
There is no reason for you to fail to look after your protective equipment, particularly, your cricket helmet.
Your helmet is designed to save you from excessive harm should you be hit by a cricket ball.
- Respect your cricket helmet
- Don’t mistreat it, because it has a very important job to do
- Don’t drop it
- Don’t throw it
- Don’t kick it
- Don’t hit it with anything
- Don’t hit it against anything
- Treat it properly and be careful not careless
- The Chin Cup and Strap should be treated with care as they are integral to your safety
- Store it in the C&D® BAG provided, and put it carefully into you kit bag, or carry it separately
- Keep it clean, and wipe with a soft damp cloth
If you look after your cricket helmet it will be there for you if or when you need it
C&D® COMFORTABLE & DEPENDABLE CRICKET HELMETS
MEETING THE NEEDS OF EVERY PLAYER