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Feb. 6, 2018
BubbleHead96
27 posts
Helmet
Has anyone ever used or seen a Cricket helmet being used by a pitcher? I have been doing some research and I just wanted to see if anyone had actual experience. Here is a link to an image for those wondering what they look like, I am looking into these because there is no cross bar, the helmet is tested for a cricket ball, and the grill is adjustable and away from the face.
http://khelmart.com/Cricket/zoomer_Image/MU_CH_00014_large.jpg
Feb. 8, 2018
BruceinGa
Men's 70
3233 posts
A 60+ player from here uses one. Most think it's a polo helmet. He uses the helmet and lacrosse shin guards.
Feb. 8, 2018
Jethro
Men's 60
60 posts
I believe my friend Curt uses a cricket helmet. He shared it with me to try in Valley last year due to sun being in our eyes when we pitched. It had a little bit of a visor as well for the sun. I liked it. He also got a severe knee injury in that game after a batted ball struck his knee cap. He introduced me to that style helmet and I introduced him to broom ball shin guards. Love them both. However, I now wear a lacrosse helmet.... Just because I like the fit around my lower jaw and side area and I can get to pop ups and foul balls better in it.
Personally, after seeing some things happen lately, to include death of a top notch pitcher, We just need to go to the nets.
Feb. 9, 2018
BubbleHead96
27 posts
Jethro
I was unaware that someone had died was he struck in the head?
Feb. 9, 2018
HJ
Men's 70
481 posts
A young man died in Dec in Florida after being hit in the temple while pitching. His skull was fractured and he died about 2 weeks after being hit. He had been married about 2 weeks. If you want more info google Greg Fusco.
Feb. 9, 2018
HJ
Men's 70
481 posts
Yes, it was slow pitch.
Feb. 10, 2018
southerinman
Men's 50
52 posts
I realize this thread was about a helmet but does anyone have more information on this accident? I went thru Google and saw a couple write ups. Nothing was said about which association, if bat was tested or any possible legal action.
Feb. 10, 2018
HJ
Men's 70
481 posts
https://www.abcactionnews.com/news/region-pasco/rule-changes-made-after-pinellas-softball-players-death


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