Carry Your Cricket Equipment Securely in These Kookaburra Bags!

A cricket bag is one of the most important things that you will be investing in because it will keep your cricket equipment safe and in one place. A good cricket bag will make it a cakewalk to carry all your cricket equipment across local clubs, cities and even different countries and protect it from getting damaged in transit. So, choose your cricket bag carefully and think of it as an essential investment. Kookaburra, one of the world’s favourite cricket brands, has a range of cricket bags with lots of features. You can check out their stylish, durable and affordable cricket bags here –

  1. Kookaburra Pro Players Wheelie Bag – This bag is for cricketers who often tour internationally to play cricket. The bag’s double decker design makes storage of cricket equipment really convenient. It is made of heavy tarpaulin and mixture of cotton denim and braided fabric which makes this bag really durable. The bag has two external batting pad compartments and two separate padded sections for storing bats. There are separate sections for cricket shoes and a helmet as well.
  2. Kookaburra Pro Tour Wheelie Bag – 2019 – One of our top-selling bags from 2019, this one is perfect for carrying on tours. The bag, made from tarpaulin and a mix of denim and cotton braided fabric has multitude of compartments for convenient storage of all cricket equipment. The bag has external vented compartments for batting pads, two padded compartments for cricket bats, and a plethora of pockets for other items. The wheels and the pull handle are quite heavy-duty.
  3. Kookaburra Pro 1.0 Wheelie Bag – A brand new bag for the season 2020, its design and shape have been improved for better utilisation of space. The bag has external batting pad pockets and two pockets for bats. The bag also has separate helmet and shoe sections. The wheels and the pull handle are tough and capable of withstanding rough use. The bag, with its capacity of a whopping 159 litres has multiple compartments, is well-suited for storing all your cricket equipment and more.
  4. Kookaburra Pro Players Duffle Bag – 2020 – This grey and green duffle bag is stylish as well as functional. Its ergonomic design with multiple compartments ensures that all your cricket equipment fits conveniently into it. The bat has an external padded bat sleeve for 2 bats and separate compartments for batting pads. The bottom of the bag is fitted with a rubber sheet for extra protection. The capacity of the bag is 110 litres.
  5. Kookaburra Pro 400 Wheelie Bag – A bright and stylish bag, this one is preferred by both seasoned cricketers and beginners. The bag has a capacity of 136 litres and multiple compartments for storing all your cricket equipment securely. There are separate sections for crickets bats, batting pads, helmet and shoes. The wheels of the bag are strong and the robust pull handle makes it very easy to roll the bag anywhere. 

Want to upgrade your cricket bag this year? VKS has bags from Kookaburra and other top brands in the world of cricket, and shopping with us is super easy as we have both a brick-and-mortar store and an online shop. In the shop, our trained and experienced sales staff are there to help you choose the right bat, and on our website, we provide sufficient details about products for you to make well-informed decisions. So, shop online or at our cricket store in London for all your cricket needs! 

Check Out These Excellent Cricket Bags From Infinity That Cost Less Than £100!

Infinity is one of the top-selling cricket brands in the UK. Its products are loved by one and all because they are high-quality and yet they don’t burn a hole in one’s pocket. Cricketers swear by the durability of their products and we, at VKS, always keep our stocks updated with the latest offerings from the brand. This time, we have for you a list of their cricket bags that are durable, ergonomically designed, stylish and cost less than £100! Here is a glimpse of them for you –

  1. Infinity IXN 800 Players Edition Wheelie Bag – The size and features of this bag make it suitable for both tours and club matches. The bag has a pull out handle and a padded grab handle so you can carry it how you feel comfortable. The bag has three compartments in the front and one at the bag so organisation of items becomes easier. The interior of the bag is also compartmentalized to accommodate cricket helmet, shoes, pads and other items separately. The bag, made out of 1680 Denier Polyester, is strong and durable.
  2. Infinity IXN 900 Players Edition Wheelie Duffle – This bag is a duffle with wheels – the best of both worlds! The bag zipped compartments on the outside for storing batting pads, and the interior of the bag can be used for storing other cricket equipment. The bag has adjustable padded shoulder straps which make it comfortable to carry the bag when it cannot be rolled on the floor. Made of 1680 denier polyester, this bag is meant to have a long life. 
  3. Infinity IXN Team Wheelie – This bag is perfect for carrying the team kit to practice and matches. It has the capacity to carry multiple pads, gloves, bats, helmets plus more with ease. The bag also has an extra large side compartment for carrying smaller items like balls, bails, counters, drinks. The padded base of the bag can be easily taken out and cleaned. The fabric of the bag, 1680 denier polyester makes sure that the bag can withstand weather conditions and rough use.
  4. Infinity IXN 500 Wheelie Bag – The price of the bag is low but nowhere does it compromise on space, features or quality. The bag has a 3-wheel design for greater stability. The pull handle makes it very easy to roll the bag. The bag has a large interior compartment and 2 zipped compartments on the outside for additional storage space. The bag’s bottom padding can be taken out easily and cleaned. 
  5. Infinity IXN 700 Duffle Bag – Another budget bag from Infinity, this one is the duffle version of the 900 model. The bag has zipped compartments on the sides for batting pads, so the main compartment of the bag has more space for storing other cricket equipment. The interior of the bag has two fully padded bat pockets. There is a separate, ventilated shoe tunnel in the front of the bag. The padded shoulder straps make it very easy to carry the bag. 

Looking to upgrade your cricket kit? VKS is your go-to place for all your cricket equipment, be it batsballsbagsshoesclothingaccessories or protective gear. VKS offers premium quality cricket gear from the best-known brands at affordable prices. We also have cricket helmetsshirtscricket trouserscricket shoessweatersbaselayerssockscaps and hatssafety equipment and teamwear in a variety of designs and sizes. Shop with us in-store or order online at www.vks.com and avail fantastic discounts on your purchase. 

Just for Fun Plastic Cricket Sets on VKS.com

The beauty of cricket is that it can be fun no matter how you play it. It doesn’t need a pitch or the perfect equipment or uniforms to be played just for fun – you can have a match in the local park with bricks for stumps, a slab of wood for a bat and a tennis ball with the kids from the neighbourhood and still enjoy it. India even had a television show dedicated to such informal and improvised cricket matches! VKS has affordable plastic cricket sets for introducing your young ones to cricket in your yard or in the neighbourhood park. Check them out here –

  1. VKS Plastic Cricket Set (Twin Pack) – In the set, there are 2 of each – bats, balls, stumps and bails.The bats can be chosen from 2, 3 and 5 sizes. Both the sets come with free cases. They are light and easy to carry around and you can play with them under the sun or in the rain. 
  2. VKS Plastic Cricket Set – This set has a plastic bat, ball, one set of stumps and bails. The bats come in sizes 2, 3 and 5. The set is supplied with a free case. Sun or rain don’t affect the equipment so it can be taken to picnics in the parks for playing with children. 
  3. Stumps – VKS Pace Plastic with Base – Using these plastic stumps will save you the costs of buying real stumps and then destroying them in just practising. The set has three wickets that fit perfectly into their slots and 2 plastic bails. The lightweight and sturdy stumps come with a free carry case. 
  4. VKS Pace Bat & Ball Set – This bat and ball set comes at just a fraction of the price of real cricket equipment and it is great for introducing your kids to the amazing game. The set is available in Kinder, Small and Medium sizes. The lightweight set can be used for playing on sunny as well as rainy days without any worries of damage. It comes with a free carry case. 

Want to buy these plastic cricket sets to practice before investing in the real equipment? Buy it here on VKS.com – https://vks.com/catalogue/cricket/cricket-accessories/cricket-sets/

Dressing for the Cricket Pitch 101

If you are a passionate cricketer, then you must look like one whether you go to play on the pitch or practice with teammates. Wearing the right cricket uniform when you practice will help you get comfortable with it and you will be able to focus better on the game on the big day of the match. You and the team can even decide to wear bespoke cricket club clothing – it will help in developing team spirit and belongingness among the members of the team. 

Here is a glimpse of the clothing we have in stock at VKS –

  1. Cricket Shirts – At VKS, we have comfortable and durable cricket shirts in shades of white from several brands including Adidas, Gray Nicolls, Infinity, Gunn & Moore and Kookaburra. All the shirts have a minimalistic design. Depending on the season you are shopping for, you can choose between full-sleeved shirts and half-sleeved shirts. 
  2. Cricket Trousers – Cricket trousers are an important part of the outfit as they influence your flexibility and ease of movement on the pitch. Cricket trousers should fit well; they should not be too tight and have sufficient space to accommodate the Abdo guard and jockstrap. Also, their fabric should be sweat absorbent to keep the player dry on the pitch. At VKS, you can buy cricket trousers from Kookaburra, Gray Nicolls, Gunn & Moore, Infinity and Adidas. 
  3. Cricket Socks – Though a seemingly small part of the cricket outfit, they play an important role in keeping the player comfortable on the pitch. Good cricket socks absorb sweat effectively keeping the feet cool, dry and securely positioned in the cricket shoe. On VKS.com, you can check out cricket socks from Horizen, Gunn & Moore and Kookaburra.
  4. Cricket Sweaters – Cricket season in England generally starts at the end of April and lasts till the second half of September. So, you have to factor in the cold weather of the season and ensure that you buy cricket sweaters to keep yourself warm while playing. We have some excellent white and off-white sweaters from Adidas and other brands, and you can choose between full-sleeved and sleeveless sweaters.
  5. Cricket Baselayers – Cricket Baselayers are a layer of clothes that are worn underneath the cricket shirt and trousers. Thus, they are directly in contact with the skin. Baselayers have to be soft, durable and effective at wicking moisture and sweat. You can buy excellent quality baselayers from Gunn & Moore, Kookaburra and Adidas on our website or from our Bond Street store. 
  6. Cricket Underwear – Like baselayers, cricket underwear is in close contact with the skin. So, it has to be soft and good at absorbing sweat and moisture to keep the player dry and comfortable. At VKS, we have some top quality cricket underwear which you can buy online our website.
  7. Cricket Caps/Hats – Practising under the hot sun in summer calls for cricket caps on the pitch. On VKS.com, you can buy excellent quality cricket caps and hats in different colours.

Looking for the right cricket clothing? At VKS, we have the latest cricket clothing from the top brands and you can also get bespoke cricket club clothing made for your team. Shopping with us is super easy too as we have both a brick-and-mortar store and an online shop. In the shop, our trained and experienced sales staff are there to help you choose the right bat, and on our website, we provide sufficient details about products for you to make well-informed decisions. So, shop online or at our cricket store in London for all your cricket needs!

Cricket Safety Gear From Gunn & Moore That You Need to Check Out!

Gunn & Moore is a well-known name in the world of cricket bats but did you know that it also makes excellent cricket safety equipment? That’s right – GM offers some of the best cricket helmets, batting gloves and guards for cricket players, and at VKS, we always keep our stock full. Here is some cricket safety gear from GM that you should check out –

  1. GM Purist Geo Cricket Helmet Senior – A top quality helmet, its design complies with the latest safety standards. The Geo steel grille on the helmet offers a superior level of protection. The rigid, high impact outer shell with EPS liner is also capable of withstanding great force. The dial adjuster band helps in quick and easy removal of the helmet mid-innings. 
  2. GM Original LE Batting Gloves – One of the most popular batting gloves available in the market, these are commended for their durability and comfort. Made with Pittard leather palms, they have a multi-section design that ensures flexibility. The gloves come with sidebar protection and are capable of absorbing up to 90% of energy when impacted at high strain rates. 
  3. GM Diamond Original Batting Gloves 2020 – The fact that Ben Stokes, the current vice-captain of the English test team uses these gloves is a testimony to their excellent quality. They are made using Poron XRD for maximum impact absorption. The multi-section design of the gloves and the sidebar protection ensure that the gloves offer maximum safety without compromising on ease of movement. The Microban® antimicrobial protection in the gloves prevents the growth of stain and odour-causing bacteria.
  4. GM Original Forearm guard – Forearm guards are an important part of a batsman’s uniform as they protect the arms from injuries from the ball. GM’s forearm guards are durable and comfortable to wear. They are made of lightweight dual-layered high-density foam. They can be fastened quickly and easily with the soft elastic strap. 
  5. GM Abdominal Guard Pro – Abdominal guards are a must for all batsmen and this one is easy to wear and fits well. It has a padded shield without straps and can be worn easily with well-fitting underwear. The deeper cup is not just comfortable but it provides enhanced protection because of the padding.

Is Gunn & Moore your go-to cricket brand? Then you need not go any further. VKS has all kinds of cricket equipment from your favourite brand, be ibatsballsbagsshoesclothingaccessories or protective gear. VKS offers premium quality cricket gear other well-known brands at affordable prices. Shop with us in-store or order online at www.vks.com and avail fantastic discounts on your purchase.

Budget Cricket Footwear From Gray Nicolls That You Will Love

Gray Nicolls is Gray Nicolls because it has delivered only top-notch cricket products and never compromised with quality. In fact, over the course of years, it has improved its materials and perfected its designs to make products that are tough and give consistent performance over prolonged use. Also, Gray Nicolls’ shoes are a testimony of the fact that high-quality cricket equipment doesn’t always have to be expensive. 

Check out Gray Nicolls’ budget-friendly cricket shoes here –

  1. Gray Nicolls Velocity 2.0 Spike Cricket Shoe – An excellent budget spike shoe, it has a lightweight but robust PU upper and honeycomb design. The key areas of the shoe are well-ventilated, a feature which makes the shoe more comfortable. The power band design of the shoe gives additional support and flexibility to the wearer. The shock-absorbing rubber base and the strategically placed spikes make the shoe comfortable to wear even in long games. The cricket shoe offers excellent midfoot support and forefoot flexibility. The shoe is also available in junior sizes. Check out Gray NicollsVelocity 2.0 Spike Cricket Shoe-Junior.
  2. Gray Nicolls Velocity 2.0 Rubber Shoes – A superb cricket shoe that is inexpensive and great for practice. The rubber sole of the shoe provides excellent traction both indoors and outdoors. The torsion technology in the shoe offers a high level of stability to the player. This shoe is also available in junior sizes. Check it out here – Gray Nicolls Velocity 2.0 Rubber Shoe – junior
  3. Gray Nicolls Atomic Spike Cricket Shoe (junior) – Another excellent spike shoe for juniors, this model is well-known for its torsion technology that gives the wearers unparalleled balance on the pitch. The strategically placed spikes on the shoe offer excellent traction. The best part of this shoe is that it can be used as a half spike, full spike or full rubber shoe. 

Looking to upgrade your cricket kit for cricket season 2020? VKS is your go-to place for all your cricket equipment, be it batsballsbagsshoesclothingaccessories or protective gear . VKS offers premium quality cricket gear from the best-known brands at affordable prices. We also have cricket helmetsshirtscricket trouserscricket shoessweatersbaselayerssockscaps and hatssafety equipment and teamwear  in a variety of designs and sizes. Shop with us in-store or order online at www.vks.com and avail fantastic discounts on your purchase.

Top Cricket Bats Launched in 2020!

2020 has been a mess in a lot of ways but one thing we love about it is all the new cricket gear that came out this season (though we have been unfortunate to not witness it in action on the pitch). Almost all major brands launched some excellent cricket gear in dashing new designs and we can’t wait for the cricket season to reopen. 

Here are our top picks for the cricket bats that have been launched in the cricket season 2020 –

  1. Kookaburra Ghost Pro Cricket Bat 2020 – Kookaburra’s bats are not only known for their excellent design and craftsmanship but also the stunning graphics they all have. This bat is no different. With stunning chrome graphics in white and awesome hitting power, it is a bat for the all-rounder. Made from the top-quality Grade 1 English willow, it is super-lightweight but has immense power owing to its full profile shape and a large sweet spot with thick edges. The bat’s power is augmented by its flat Powerplus face and super spine height.
  2. SS Ton Reserve Edition Cricket Bat – This is yet another brilliant bat from SS Ton. Made with premium quality Grade 1 English willow, this bat promises a power-packed performance. It has a full profile shape, thick edges and a pronounced spine. The bat is big and durable but gives a super smooth pick-up. The oval-shaped handle ensures that the player’s grip on the bat is strong and comfortable. 
  3. Gray Nicolls Oblivion Stealth Pro Performance Cricket Bat – The weighty name of the bat reflects the formidable power that this bat will give its wielder. The bat, made of the selected Grade 1 English willow, has been shaped and contoured for quick hand speed. The bat has a pronounced high middle, full profile and thick edges which help in making fierce shots with precision. Looks, balance and ping – you get it all from this bat.
  4. New Balance 1260 Cricket Bat – This bat is for those that make split-second decisions on the pitch, whether to pack explosive power in the shot or make it accurate and well-targeted. This bat gives the player the flexibility to alternate between both the styles. It is made from Grade 1 English willow and has a  pronounced hitting area and massive profile. The bat’s thick edges help with off-centre shots and the large sweet spot is suitable for all types of players. 
  5. Kookaburra Kahuna Pro Cricket Bat 2020 – Kookaburra is a brand that makes heads turn everywhere with its stunning graphics. This bat has those and a long list of great features. The bat is made from the highest quality English willow and it has a round Powerdrive handle that offers great grip. The mid-blade sweet spot and thick edges help in making forceful shots. The flat Powerplus face and super spine height add to the power of the bat.

Can’t wait to become the proud owner of one of these beauties? VKS has the latest bats from the top brands in the world of cricket, and shopping with us is super easy as we have both a brick-and-mortar store and an online shop. In the shop, our trained and experienced sales staff are there to help you choose the right bat, and on our website, we provide sufficient details about products for you to make well-informed decisions. So, shop online or at our cricket store in London for all your cricket needs! 

Cricket Bags From Kookaburra That Will Leave You Spoiled For Choice

The Australian brand Kookaburra is known for its excellent quality, ergonomic designs and great aesthetics. While the brand is very well known for its bats, it also does an excellent job at creating other cricket-related products like cricket bags, cricket clothing and cricket protective gear. In this blog, we will show you a glimpse of the best cricket bags from the brand that will not only keep your cricket equipment safe, but also help you make a statement on the pitch –

  1. Kookaburra Pro Players Wheelie Bag 2020 – This wheelie bag from Kookaburra will give you all the space you need for your cricket equipment. It is especially suited for overseas tours when you need to carry extras of everything just to be on the safe side. It has a double decker design for the convenience of storage and organisation. The bag, made from heavy duty tarpaulin and a mixture of denim cotton and braided fabric, is very durable. 
  2. Kookaburra Pro Wheelie Tour Bag 2019 – A good looking bag in beautiful colours – grey, navy and green, and with Kookaburra’s iconic logo, this one has multiple compartments to help you keep your cricket gear organised. The bag, made from heavy duty tarpaulin, denim cotton and braided fabric, has a tapered design for greater stability. There is a special padded compartment for two cricket bats, a separate unit for footwear, and a separate section for the helmet. 
  3. Kookaburra Pro 1.0 Wheelie Bag – This bag breaks away from Kookaburra’s usual branding in colours of green. It has external padded bat pockets for holding 2 bats and separate sections for footwear and helmet. The bag’s wheels and pull handle are quite sturdy. The bag has a capacity of 159 litres.
  4. Kookaburra Pro Players Duffle Bag 2020 – A recently launched bag, it is in great demand because it is a steal at its price. The padded straps on the bag have an airflow mesh design for comfort. There are padded pockets for 2 bats and multiple compartments to keep your gear well organised. The rubberised bottom of the bag offers extra protection. The bag has a capacity of 110 litres.
  5. Kookaburra Pro 4000 Wheelie Bag – This stunning bag in shades of blue has all that you need in a cricket bag. Boasting of a capacity of 136 litres, it has a tapered design for greater stability. The bag separate sections for all your essential cricket gear – 2 bats, footwear and helmet. The wheels are attached to a heavy duty structure on the bag and the pull handle is also quite durable. 

A good cricket bag can go a long way in helping you keep your cricket gear secure, and at VKS, we have options from the top brands that will leave you spoiled for choice. Shopping with us is super easy too as we have both a brick-and-mortar store and an online shop. In the shop, our trained and experienced sales staff are there to help you choose the right bat, and on our website, we provide sufficient details about products for you to make well-informed decisions. So, shop online or at our cricket store in London for all your cricket needs! 

Cricket Shoes From Payntr You Will Love!

Are you thinking of buying new cricket shoes this season? Check out these expertly designed cricket shoes from one of the top footwear brands in the world of cricket – Payntr. 

  1. Payntr Bodyline 225 Bowling Spike – Bowling cricket shoes are as good as the spikes they have on them, and Payntr has mastered the art of getting the spikes right. They have a reinforced 7/4 spike formation outsole plate with 2mm high TPU lugs across the centre of the outsole which reduces the force through the foot while landing and 5mm lugs around perimeter of the outsole for enhancing grip and traction in delivery stride. The upper of the boot is made from double layered Micro Fibre PU (Polyurethane) for maximum strength and durability and it also has air holes for breathability.
  2. Payntr X-MK 3 Cricket Spike Shoes – The Payntr X MK 3 cricket shoe offers has combined the comfort and flexibility of a running shoe with the traction of a traditional spike cricket shoe. The elegant white and yellow shoe is lightweight and has a design that ensures breathability. The shoe has strength-tested PU upper and additional toe protection for lasting support. 
  3. Payntr Bodyline 124 Cricket Spike – A good batting shoe is lighweight and responsive, and this Payntr shoe is both. It has a mesh knitted upper with Micro Fibre PU (Polyurethane) overlays around pressure points for extra support and protection. The low cut topline collar promises maximum speed and agility. The firm TPU (Thermoplastic polyurethane) heel cup is not only comfortable, but it also holds the foot in place securely for extra support. 
  4. Payntr V Spike Cricket Shoes – This is an excellent budget shoe for batsmen. The seamless microfibre PU upper is durable and offers maximum stability in the game. The air holes in the upper help in moisture management by enabling breathability. The insole of the shoe is made from EVA that is known for its great shock absorption abilities and spring. The TPU sole plate of the shoe has been designed with traditional spikes that provide maxiumum traction across the ground.
  5. Payntr Pimple V Cricket Shoes – A budget shoe but it does not compromise on quality and design. The batting shoe is has responsive padding around the ankle and neckline for a high level of comfort, protection and support. The honeycombe insole of the shoe provides cushioning to the arch of the foot. The durable rubber sole offers the optimum level of traction on the ground. 

Looking for the perfect cricket shoes for yourself? Whether you are a batsman or a bowler, VKS Cricket has the latest models of cricket shoes for you from the best of brands including Adidas, Payntr, Asics, Gunn & Moore, Gray-Nicolls, Kookaburra and New Balance. We also offer replacement spikes and rubber studs for all models of cricket shoes. Our range of products is available for you both in-store and on the website. Shop online for your cricket shoes and the rest of your cricket equipment, and avail fantastic discounts on your purchase!

Gray Nicolls Batting Gloves You Should Check Out

If you love playing cricket, then a broken hand is among the last things you would want to happen to yourself. Not only do you not want to put yourself through the physical pain of the injury, but you wouldn’t be able to play cricket till the time your hand is not completely healed. 

The teaching here is that you should always go to the cricket pitch with all your safety gear, and batting gloves are amongst the most important items of cricket protection gear. Gray Nicolls, the renowned batmaker, is also into making excellent cricket gloves. The brand’s batting gloves are used by top international batsmen. Check out some of their top models here –

  1. Gray Nicolls Legend Batting Gloves – They are priced over £100, but on VKS.com, they are available at a fantastic discount. The top-of-the-range gloves have pittard gripster leather palms which give them exceptional feel, grip durability and help in moisture management. The multi-sectioned interlocking “V” design ensures maximum flexibility and acts as a great armour at the same time.
  2. Gray Nicolls Oblivion Stealth 1000 Batting Gloves – These bats are high on both their protective qualities and style. The silver-grey forefinger stands out beautifully. The gloves have premium sheep leather palms which allow for supreme comfort and grip. Their hybrid design, with EVA and overlay poly armour, ensures high level of protection even in long, aggressive test matches. The protection factor is enhanced by the Tri- Zone Pro shield side impact bar.
  3. Gray Nicolls Pro Performance Batting Gloves – This glove is quite close in terms of features to the Gray Nicolls top batting gloves – the Legend batting gloves. These gloves feature premium Grade A leather palms which offer supreme comfort and great grip. The multi-sectioned interlocking “V” design and tri-zone pro shield side impact bar ensure that the players have maximum protection against impact. 
  4. Gray Nicolls Prestige Batting Gloves – These excellent mid-range gloves have a traditional finger design which has a curved Fibre Shield covering all the fingers with Flat Fibre added at the back of the hand of the glove. The glove also has also three sectioned side impact bar that is made of EV for superior protection. The premium leather palms of the glove help in excellent moisture management. 
  5. Gray Nicolls Oblivion Stealth 600 Batting Gloves – Budget gloves, but with excellent features for all-round protection. These have premium sheep leather palms which are comfortable on the skin and offer great grip. The hybrid design, with EVA and overlay poly armour add to the protection factor. To give superior comfort to the players, the gloves have dual sided elasticated sweatband  that absorbs moisture.

VKS is your go-to place for all your cricket equipment, be it bats, balls, bags, shoes, clothing, accessories or protective gear . VKS offers premium quality cricket gear from the best-known brands at affordable prices. We also have cricket helmets, shirts, cricket trousers, cricket shoes, sweaters, baselayers, socks, caps and hats, safety equipment and teamwear in a variety of designs and sizes. Shop with us in-store or order online at www.vks.com and avail fantastic discounts on your purchase.

Top-of-the-Range Cricket Bats From Gunn & Moore!

Gunn & Moore is an acclaimed name in the world of cricket and it has a fan following of its own. The bat brand’s conception goes back to the late 19th century, and in the 100+ years of its existence, GM’s batmakers have only proven that they have their pulse on the finger of the game. The brand has always been on the front foot for creating top-quality bats that help players deliver smashing performances. 

At VKS, we have all
the top bat models from the great brand. Here’s a glimpse of them – 

  1. GM Diamond Players Edition Cricket Bat – This beauty is among the most coveted bats available today. This excellent bat, made from top quality English willow, has the autograph of Ben Stokes, the vice-captain of the England Test Team, laser engraved on its blade. The bat’s L540 blade design gives it a more dynamic sweet spot. Though the blade is shorter than the standard L555 blade, the length of the bat is compensated by a longer than average handle. 
  2. GM Diamond Original LE Cricket Bat – This bat is almost identical to the GM Diamond Players Edition Cricket Bat. It has all of the top bat’s excellent features except for the laser engraved autograph of the legendary Ben Stokes. The bat, made of Grade 1 English willow, has a shorter than average blade and a longer than average handle. The unique design of the bat gives it more dynamic sweet sports, larger swell areas, greater balance and overall power.
  3. GM Icon Original LE Cricket Bat – This beautiful, limited edition bat has a very minimalistic and elegant design. Made from the top-quality Grade 1 English willow, it has the traditional L555 length blade. The design of the bat incorporates optimized F4.5 face dynamics for greater control as well as consistent power all across the blade. The lightweight profile design makes for the bat’s smooth pickup. The bat has a mid to high swell position that is suitable for stroke play all around the wicket. 
  4. GM Siren Original LE Cricket Bat – The name says it all – this bat is indeed a siren. Not only does have excellent features but its looks are also something to behold. The graphics are bold and elegant in bright shades of blue. Like all top GM bats, it also has been made using carefully selected pieces of Grade 1 English willow. The bat has a very smooth pickup owing to its lightweight profile design. The all-new Hex grip on the bat offers a very comfortable grip to players. 
  5. GM Noir Original LE Cricket Bat – Is black your go-to colour in everything? If yes, then you are going to love this formidable bat with graphics in your favourite shade. The bat has traditional L555 blade design and a standard-length handle. The low to mid-level sweet spot of the Noir and thick edges in the zonal area give batsmen all the power they need to smash the ball on the pitch. The concaved profile allows for superb pickup and balance and also gives the blade its “ping”.

Ready to try your hands on the top quality GM bats? VKS has bats from Gunn & Moore and other top brands in the world of cricket, and shopping with us is super easy as we have both a brick-and-mortar store and an online shop. In the shop, our trained and experienced sales staff are there to help you choose the right bat, and on our website, we provide sufficient details about products for you to make well-informed decisions. So, shop online or at our cricket store in London for all your cricket needs! 

Top Duke Cricket Balls You Can Buy On VKS.com!

Like cricket bats, cricket balls too have to follow their own set of rules for professional games. A sound cricket ball will have a cork interior with twine wound around it and a red leather covering. Even the seam of the ball has to be meticulous – raised seam of six rows of stitching. This will give the ball its unique aerodynamic qualities and its swing, cut and spin.

At VKS, we have top-quality balls from Duke, the most renowned brands for cricket balls in the world of cricket. Check out their unique features here –

  1. Dukes Crown Prince Cricket Ball (5 1/2oz) – This ball truly is the crown prince of balls. The top quality, fully hand-sewn ball is made using the best English Alum tanned leather which is handled carefully and given a traditional finish. The ball’s weight is optimum at 156 gms. This tough ball is the most suitable for top-level league cricket matches which last 50 overs or more.   
  2. Dukes Prince Cricket Ball (5 1/2oz) – This top-quality ball is made from English alum tanned leather. The ball is fully hand-sewn and has a traditional greased finish. It has a tough cortex centre for shape retention even after repeated hitting with the bat. This ball, owing to its high-quality materials and meticulous construction, is a great choice premier league cricket matches.
  3. Dukes Select Cricket Ball (156 g) – A budget ball but it comes with excellent features. The ball is made with carefully selected high-quality leather and is completely hand-sewn. The cortex centre helps in retaining the shape of the ball in long, aggressive matches. The ball has a perma anti-scuff finish. It is an excellent choice for high standard club cricket matches. 
  4. Dukes Cadet Cricket Ball Junior – Does your child enjoy playing cricket and wants to pursue it as a serious passion? Then give him/her serious equipment to play with. This ball, made from premium quality leather has a cork and rubber interior. It is fully hand-sewn and has a traditional greased finish. This ball is the perfect choice for top standard junior club and school cricket.
  5. Dukes Club Match Cricket Ball (156g) Pink – A pink ball because why not? This high-quality ball is made from good quality leather and has a cortex centre for shape retention even after repeated hitting. The ball is fully hand-sewn and has a perma anti-scuff finish. This ball is the best suited for school and club cricket.

Is Dukes your favourite brand for cricket balls? Then you need not go any further. VKS is your go-to place for all your cricket equipment, be it bats, balls, bags, shoes, clothing, accessories or protective gear. VKS offers premium quality cricket gear from Kookaburra and other best-known brands at affordable prices. We also have cricket helmets, shirts, cricket trousers, cricket shoes, sweaters, baselayers, socks, caps and hats, safety equipment and teamwear in a variety of designs and sizes. Shop with us in-store or order online at www.vks.com and avail fantastic discounts on your purchase. 

Top Cricket Footwear from Adidas

Adidas is among the leading names in the world of cricket because of its excellent cricket footwear. Cricket shoes from Adidas are stylish and high-quality. The shoe engineers at Adidas use the top quality materials and ensure that design and construction are such that they help the players maximise their performance levels by providing them enhanced comfort and mobility. Check out the top models of cricket footwear from Adidas on VKS.com –

  1. Adidas Vector Mid Cricket Shoe – This is one among the latest models for bowling shoes from Adidas. The Vector Mid fuses traditional lacing with the new revolutionary BOA tightening system which gives this shoe the perfect fit and level of comfort. The BOA tightening system also offers enhanced support while landing. The mid-cut ankle height adds to the fit and support level offered by the shoe.
  2. Adidas 22yds Boost Cricket Shoe – Another 2020 offering from Adidas, this shoe has been built with the Boost technology for incredible energy return and cushioning. The ultra-sharp TPU outsole of the shoe provides optimal grip and lightweight feel. The BOA tightening system not only makes lacing up easier and faster, but it adds to the fit of the shoe. The combination of a running tongue and soft upper ensures incredible comfort. 
  3. Adidas Vector Cricket Shoe – This shoe is suitable for both batsmen and bowlers. The detachable straps on the shoe help with cushioning and stability. The TPU material outsole is durable and lightweight. The EVA midsole with adiprene in the heel gives additional cushioning. The bevelled heel helps in a better transition between the jumping and landing phase during the bowling motion.
  4. Adidas Adipower Vector Cricket Shoe – This shoe is perfect for all kinds of bowlers, whether their style is spin, middle or fast-paced bowling. The TPU material outsole is durable and lightweight. The EVA midsole with adiprene in the heel offers additional cushioning. The midfoot strap locks the foot in place and enhances the fit and comfort level of the shoe. The toe area of the shoe is also quite soft for enhanced comfort during bowling. 
  5. Adidas 22yds Cricket Shoes – An all-new 2020 cricket shoe from Adidas, this one is the perfect batting boot for dynamic batsmen. This shoe is particularly suited for batsmen who like that low to the ground feel which enables them to react to anything that is thrown at him when occupying the crease. The upper part of the shoe has been designed to provide support in the key forefoot area and allow quick multi-directional movements.

Looking for the perfect cricket shoes for yourself? Whether you are a batsman or a bowler, VKS Cricket has the latest models of cricket shoes for you from the best of brands including Adidas, Payntr, Asics, Gunn & Moore, Gray-Nicolls, Kookaburra and New Balance. We also offer replacement spikes and rubber studs for all models of cricket shoes. Our range of products is available for you both in-store and on the website. Shop online for your cricket shoes and the rest of your cricket equipment, and avail fantastic discounts on your purchase!

Best GM Cricket Equipment 2020 in the UK for Under £100!

Gunn & Moore (GM) is a cricket brand that has its finger on the pulse of the game. It follows cricket trends closely to understand what cricketers want and then develops equipment according to the changing dynamics of the game. In 2020, GM has come up with some smashing new equipment that has already become a hit among the lovers of cricket. Check out these 5 pieces of excellent cricket equipment under £100 for the coming cricket season 2020 –

  1. GM Original Duffle Cricket Bag 2020 – This duffle bag from GM has it all – stylish looks, sufficient space and durability. The dimensions of the bag are 98cm x 36cm x 31cm and its volume is 109 Litres. It has 2 zipped side pockets for holding 2 bats safely. Made of 1680 Denier Polyester, the bag is tough and weather-proof. It has a separate shoe tunnel, and the straps of the bag are sufficiently padded for superior comfortability. The bag has rust-proof GM designer zips.
  2. GM Original LE Batting Gloves 2020 – These are among the top gloves available in the market right now. Made with Pittard leather palms, they have a multi-section design and sidebar protection. They contour very well against the hands. Their design is such that force is instantly dissipated upon impact. The gloves have Microban® antimicrobial protection which prevents the growth of stain and odour-causing bacteria. 
  3. GM Diamond 808 Batting Legguards – These batting pads have been designed and endorsed by the vice-captain of the England Test team, Ben Stokes. The pads are lightweight and comfortable to wear. They have a special protection zone for the knees to protect them from injuries. They have wide sidebar protection, comfortable broad straps and durable instep. 
  4. GM Diamond Original Batting Gloves 2020 – Ben Stokes uses these batting gloves and this says a lot about them. Made using Poron XRD, they promise maximum protection levels. They have a multi-section design and come with sidebar protection. Their construction and design enable them to absorb up to 90% of energy when impacted at high strain rates. They come with Microban® antimicrobial protection which prevents the growth of stain and odour-causing bacteria.
  5. GM Original Easi-Load Wheelie – This versatile wheelie bag, with a lot of luggage space, is suitable for taking on tours as well as weekend games. The bag comes with a DVO system that gives 20% extra space at just the pull of a zip. The bag has sturdy integrated all-terrain wheels which make it very easy to move it around. The bag has pockets for 2 full-size bats. 

Want to grab this amazing GM 2020 cricket gear? Then you need not go any further. VKS is your go-to place for all your cricket equipment, be it bats, balls, bags, shoes, clothing, accessories or protective gear. VKS offers premium quality cricket gear from Kookaburra and other best-known brands at affordable prices. We also have cricket helmets, shirts, cricket trousers, cricket shoes, sweaters, baselayers, socks, caps and hats, safety equipment and teamwear in a variety of designs and sizes. Shop with us in-store or order online at www.vks.com and avail fantastic discounts on your purchase. 

Your Guide to Cricket Clothing 2020

Choosing the right cricket clothing is important to your performance because if your clothes are not comfortable, then you will not be able to focus on the game. Your clothing has to fit well, allow sufficient movement and have the ability to absorb sweat effectively. Also, the right cricket uniform helps in reinforcing your seriousness regarding the game. It will also help players in identifying with their team. 

Here are the cricket clothing essentials you should have with you for the cricket season 2020 –

  1. Cricket shirts – Standard cricket shirts are always white in colour and have collars. They can be short-sleeved or long-sleeved. You can choose your sleeves depending on the climate of the place you are playing in. Also, make sure you have 3-4 cricket shirts if you practice and play regularly. Make sure that your cricket shirts are made from materials that absorb sweat well, are easy to wash and quick to dry. On VKS.com, you can buy cricket shirts from the leading brands – Adidas, Infinity, Gray Nicolls, Kookaburra, GM and VKS. 
  2. Cricket Trousers – Standard cricket trousers, like cricket shirts, are white in colour. They have an elastic waistband and are loose enough to accommodate cricket protection gear like the hip and thigh strippers and abdo guard. On VKS.com, you can buy cricket trousers from Adidas, Gray Nicolls, Infinity, Kookaburra, GM and VKS.
  3. Cricket Sweaters – Cricket sweaters are a must in England for those cold days when the skies are overcast and there it is likely to rain. Cricket sweaters are either full-sleeved or sleeveless and they all have a V-neck. Standard sweaters are white but some brands have have a band of colour around the neck. On VKS.com, we have cricket sweaters from Adidas, GM and VKS.
  4. Cricket underwear – Cricket underwear is important because it protects your vital organs from getting hurt by the ball. It is preferable to choose underwear that fits well, is capable of absorbing sweat quickly and is padded. On VKS.com, you can buy the 3-in-1 shorts, jock shorts, jockstrap or jock briefs depending upon your preference.
  5. Cricket socks – Cricket socks have to be soft, comfortable, quick at absorbing sweat and drying themselves up. Standard cricket socks are usually white buy you can also get them in grey and black colour depending upon the brand. On VKS.com, you can buy cricket socks from the top brands like Thorlo, Asics and Nike. 
  6. Cricket baselayers – Baselayers, as the name suggests, are that layer of clothing which is closest to the skin and all the other clothes are worn on top of that. Baselayers are particularly useful in the winter season or for playing at places with a cold climate as they help in keeping the body warm. On VKS.com, we have baselayers from Adidas, Kookaburra and GM. 

Want to upgrade your wardrobe with new cricket clothing? VKS is your go-to place for all your cricket equipment, be it bats, balls, bags, shoes, clothing, accessories or protective gear. VKS offers premium quality cricket gear from the best-known brands at affordable prices. We also have cricket helmets, shirts, cricket trousers, cricket shoes, sweaters, baselayers, socks, caps and hats, safety equipment and teamwear in a variety of designs and sizes. Shop with us in-store or order online at www.vks.com and avail fantastic discounts on your purchase. 

T20 World Cup 2020 is Here At Last!

The much anticipated T20 World Cup 2020 is going to begin in about 10 months and we can’t keep our excitement under control. Here is all you need to know about it –

Australia is the host nation and the teams that have qualified for participating in the T20 World Cup 2020 are – England, India, Pakistan, South Africa, New Zealand, West Indies, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Netherland, Papua New Guinea, Ireland, Namibia, Scotland and Oman, and the host nation, of course.

The matches will be held across 7 venues in Australia. The venues are –

  1. Adelaide Oval in Adelaide. The venue will host 7 semi-final matches.
  2. TheGabba in Brisbane. The venue will host 4 matches.
  3. Kardinia Park in Geelong. The venue will host 6 matches. 
  4. Bellerive Oval in Hobart. The venue will host 8 matches.
  5. Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne. The venue will host 7 final matches. 
  6. Perth Stadium in Perth. The venue will host 6 matches. 
  7. Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney. The venue will host 7 semi-final matches. 

The schedule of the first round and Super 12s has already been released. In the First Round, Ireland, Oman, Papua New Guinea and Sri Lanka make Group A. Their matches will be held as follows –

  1. Sri Lanka vs Ireland on 18th October 2020
  2. Papua New Guinea vs Oman on 18th October 2020
  3. Ireland vs Oman on 20th October 2020
  4. Sri Lanka vs Papua New Guinea on 20th October 2020
  5. Papua New Guinea vs Ireland on 22nd October 2020
  6. Sri Lanka vs Oman on 22nd October 2020

All the matches for Group A will be held at Kardinia Park, Geelong.

Bangaldesh, Namibia, Scotland and Netherlands make Group B. Their matches will be held as follows –

  1. Bangladesh vs Namibia on 19th October 2020
  2. Netherlands vs Scotland on 19th October 2020
  3. Namibia vs Scotland on 21st October 2020.
  4. Netherlands vs Bangladesh on 21st October 2020
  5. Netherlands vs Namibia on 23rd October 2020
  6. Bangladesh vs Scotland on 23rd October 2020

All the matches for Group B will be held at Bellerive Oval, Hobart.

In the Super 12s, Australia, Pakistan, New Zealand and West Indies form Group 1. A1 and B2 will be selected as per the matches of the First Round. Their matches will be held as follows –

  1. Australia vs Pakistan on 24th October 2020 at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
  2. A1 vs B2 on 25th October 2020 at Bellerive Oval, Hobart
  3. New Zealand vs West Indies on 25th October 2020 at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
  4. New Zealand vs B2 on 27th October 2020 at Bellerive Oval, Hobart
  5. Australia vs West Indies on 28th October 2020 at Perth Stadium, Perth
  6. Pakistan vs A1 on 29th October 2020 at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
  7. West Indies vs B2 on 30th October 2020 at Perth Stadium, Perth
  8. New Zealand vs Pakistan on 31st October 2020 at Brisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane
  9. Australia vs A1 on 31st October 2020 at Brisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane
  10. New Zealand vs A1 on 2nd November 2020 at Brisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane
  11. Pakistan vs West Indies on 3rd November 2020 at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
  12. Australia vs B2 on 3rd November 2020 at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
  13. Pakistan vs B2 on 6th November 2020 at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
  14. Australia vs New Zealand on 6th November at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
  15. West Indies vs A1 on 7th November at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne

Afghanistan, India, England and South Africa have formed Group B in the Super 12s. A2 and B1 will be selected as per the matches of the first round. Group B’s matches will be held as follows –

  1. India vs South Africa on 24th October 2020 at Perth Stadium, Perth
  2. Afghanistan vs A2 on 26th October 2020 at Perth Stadium, Perth
  3. England vs B1 on 26th October 2020 at Perth Stadium, Perth
  4. Afghanistan vs B1 on 28th October 2020 at Perth Stadium, Perth
  5. India vs A2 on 29th October 2020 at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
  6. England vs South Africa on 30th October 2020 at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
  7. Afghanistan vs South Africa on 1st November 2020 at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
  8. England vs India on 1st November 2020 at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
  9. A2 vs B1 on 2nd November 2020 at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
  10. Afghanistan vs England on 4th November 2020 at Brisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane
  11. South Africa vs A2 on 5th November 2020 at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
  12. India vs B1 on 5th November 2020 at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
  13. England vs A2 on 7th November at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
  14. South Africa vs B1 on 8th November at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
  15. Afghanistan vs India on 8th November 2020 at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney

The semi-final matches will be held on 11th November 2020 at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney and 12th November 2020 at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide. 

The final match will be held on 15th November 2020 at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne. 

May the best team win!Gearing up for the cricket season 2020 with new cricket equipment? VKS is your go-to place for all your cricket equipment, be it bats, balls, bags, shoes, clothing, accessories or protective gear. VKS offers premium quality cricket gear from the best-known brands at affordable prices. We also have cricket helmets, shirts, cricket trousers, cricket shoes, sweaters, baselayers, socks, caps and hats, safety equipment and teamwear in a variety of designs and sizes. Shop with us in-store or order online at www.vks.com and avail fantastic discounts on your purchase.