How To Measure Your Head For A Cricket Helmet

If you’re thinking about buying a cricket helmet online, you’re going to need to make sure you get the right size. Let’s face it, no-one wants the hassle of buying one, then finding out it’s the wrong size, then having to send it back and wait for a new one! So, if you’re wanting to buy a cricket helmet online for yourself or someone else that you know, you’re going to have to measure your head accurately!

Cricket helmet sizes are pretty much based on one measurement – the circumference of your head. The circumference is the distance around the outside of your head. Based on this measurement, you will know whether you need to buy a junior, small, medium or large cricket helmet! In this post, I’ll take you through exactly what you’ll need to measure your head accurately, and also explain what kinds of helmet sizes these measurements correspond to.

So, how do you measure your head for a cricket helmet?

  1. First, you’re going to need to get yourself a flexible tape measure like the one shown in the photo below.
A flexible tape measure
You’ll Need A Flexible Tape Measure Like The One Above If You Want To Measure Your Head Accurately
  1. Once you have one, wrap it around the top of your head like I’m demonstrating in the photos below. Start by positioning the end of the tape measure in the middle of your forehead, then hold this in place and wrap the rest of the tape around your head until you get back to where you started. The point where the two parts of the tape measure cross gives you the measurement for the circumference of your head, which you can see in my photo below was about 23 inches (58.5 centimetres)!
  2. Make sure the tape is positioned so it goes over the middle of your forehead, above your ears, and passes over the bumps on the back of your head. We measure at this position because it is generally the point on your head where the circumference is the largest!
  3. Lastly, make sure the tape is relatively tight around your head. If it is slack, you might get a bigger measurement than necessary!
Photos showing how to measure your head for a cricket helmet
These Photos Show Exactly How To Measure Your Head With The Tape Measure. My Head Measurement Is Roughly 23 inches (58.5 centimetres)

Most measurements are taken in either inches or centimetres. If your tape measure only measures in inches, you can use google to convert your answer to centimetres. Likewise, if your tape measure only measures in centimetres and you need an answer in inches, you can use google to convert between the two. If you want to work it out for yourself, remember the following:

  • If you have an answer in inches and want to convert it to centimetres, MULTIPLY your answer by 2.54.
  • If you have an answer in centimetres and want to convert it to inches, DIVIDE your answer by 2.54

Once you have your measurement, have a look at the table below where I’ve pulled together all of the different helmet sizes for several popular helmet brands. A lot of them have slightly different size measurements so this should be a useful resource! When you’re buying your helmet, you’ll have to check the sizing to make sure you’re making the right choice! For example, if you’re buying a Masuri helmet and your head measurement is 60cm, you should be buying a senior medium size helmet. Always check the size guides online before you buy.

MasuriGray NicollsKookaburraGunn & MooreShrey
Junior Small
51 – 54cm
Small Junior
51 – 52cm
Small/Mini
54 – 56cm
Junior Small
52 – 55cm
Small
55 – 58cm
Junior Large
54 – 57cm
Small
51 – 54cm
Medium/Junior
56 – 58cm
Junior
54 – 59cm
Medium
58 – 61cm
Senior Small
55 – 58cm
Medium
55 – 58cm
Large/Adult
58 – 62cm
Senior
54 – 59cm
Large
60 – 63cm
Senior Medium
58 – 61cm
Large
59 – 60cm
Senior Large
58 – 62cm
Extra Large
62 – 65cm
Senior Large
61 – 64cm
Extra Large
61 – 62cm

Other Ways To Measure Your Head

If you don’t have a flexible tape measure available there are a number of other things you can do. You can use a piece of string and wrap it around your head in the same way that I explained earlier. Make a mark on the string where the two pieces cross, then use a ruler to measure the length of the string up to that mark. You can also do the same thing by wrapping a large piece of paper around the top f your head. However, getting a flexible tape is a much better option! They’re really cheap.

If all else fails you can just go to a local cricket equipment store and try a few different helmets on to see which one fits you the best!

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