Cricket balls weigh different amounts based on whether they are used in men’s or women’s play.
A cricket bat and ball are the key pieces of equipment required to play the popular and traditional game of cricket.
How Much Does A Cricket Ball Weigh?
The cricket balls that are used to play men’s and women’s games have different weights.
Men’s cricket balls weigh 5.5 to 5.75 ounces (156-163 grams). That’s just a bit more than the weight of a major league baseball.
Women’s cricket balls weigh 4.93 to 5.06 ounces (140-144 grams).
There are 3 different types of cricket balls, which include the Duke, the SG and the Kookaburra.
The first two balls are made by hand, while the Kookaburra is made by machine with cork strips and tightly wound strings to go with high-quality leather.
What Is The Weight Of A Cricket Bat?
Three weight categories are available, which include light, medium, and heavy bats.
- Light bats weigh 2 pounds 6 ounces to 2 pounds 9 ounces (1077-1162 grams)
- Medium bats weigh 2 pounds 9 ounces to 2 pounds 11 ounces (1162-1219 grams)
- Heavy bats weigh 2 pounds 11 ounces to 3 pounds (1219-1360 grams)
Where Is Cricket Played?
Cricket has been played in the United Kingdom in one form or another since the 16th century.
Today, cricket is one of the most popular sports in India, Pakistan, Australia, New Zealand and many other countries.
If you have ever watched a game of cricket, you may have noticed that the fielders and bowlers rub the cricket ball on their trousers. When they do this, they make one side of the ball shiny and smooth, while the other side has a rough surface.
This imbalanced ball surface allows players to have greater control over the direction and swing of each ball they throw. This part of the game was deemed to be so important that many cricket teams featured a person whose main task was to do nothing else but shine the cricket ball!