Sports Bras for Cricket
Sports Bras for Cricket
Well we’ve had a look at Tennis and the features good sports bras should have to keep the girls in check as you race about the court but what about that other great Aussie summer sport…..cricket. You may think a good sports bra would be the last thing from your mind when dressing for such a slow sport but you’d be wrong. All that running between wickets, chasing the ball to the boundary or diving outstretched for a classic catch creates a lot of bounce. Just like the good old cricket box is an essential piece of equipment for every male player a comfortable, supportive sports bra is an essential piece of cricket equipment for us girls.
Cricket can be a somewhat traditional sport with a lot of etiquette, I’m pretty sure having one of your ladies pop out mid run would not be looked upon to kindly by the umpire (or maybe so!) and with the general attire all white colour is also a consideration. With these and other requirements in mind I’ve created a features list and put together some recommendations for getting you set for a day in the field this summer so read on.
Features to look for in a great Cricketing Sports Bra:
Unless you play the short form of the game where it seems anything goes, and any colour sports bra would too, cricketers traditionally wear white. As such a sports bra that doesn’t stand out from the crowd and hides well under your outfit, especially if you get all hot and sweaty running between wickets, is a good option. All white or nude coloured is perfect. If you are going to vary away from these try and keep your colouring as muted as possible.
Cool, Lightweight Construction
Being a summer sport there is a high chance you are going to get hot especially spending a long day at the crease or in the field. As such a cool lightweight sports bra that helps keep you cool and dry is essential. Look for bras made from lightweight materials that wick moisture away from your skin. Also find a bra made from soft, seamfree materials to prevent chafing. You may be in the field for a long time and nothing will break your concentration like bra rub!
Under Band and Shoulder Straps
It is surprising how much your upper body moves playing cricket. Bowling or turning between runs with bat outstretched you want to make sure nothing slips. A snug fitting under band is essential to keep everything in check. I’d also consider wirefree, especially if you are wearing any mid section protection form those fierce fast bowlers. Comfortable shoulder straps that won’t slip off your shoulders are a must. It is important to find a good middle ground here. To loose and they’ll slip off, to tight and they’ll place undue strain on your shoulders causing soreness over the day.
We already know good support is a must so look for a sports bra that offers at the very least ‘High Impact’ support to give you maximum ‘bounce reduction’. A bra that supports each breast individually (encapsulation) and uses some compression for support is a great option. Even the best sports bra may not completely eliminate bounce, especially if you are a little more endowed, so if you want to further control vertical breast movement consider adding a Breastband across the top of your breasts. It may squash things a little but if you want to keep things under control, allowing you to score that century, we think it is a very small price to pay.