Up to the late 1970s cricketers did not use helmets to protect our heads but covered our groin with “cups” – a revealing order of priorities !
Thankfully we have the full array of protective gear now, & helmets are mandatory in American College Cricket against fast bowlers, because a hard cricket ball coming at you at over 90 mph is a dangerous proposition !
Catching it with your bare hands, coming off a bat at more than 100 mph has to be one of the toughest feats in sports !
Well, American College Cricket friend, Jason Mellet of Cricket Store Online, decided to get back at cricket balls for all the hard knocks over the years by cutting them up ! and letting us see what’s inside !
CLICK HERE to check out his fascinating odyssey: