KOOKABURRA WICKET KEEPING
Kookaburra offer one of the best ranges of wicket keeping gloves and wicket keeping equipment in the world. The brand has been the choice of the majority of Australian wicket keepers over the last couple of decades, wicket keepers who have been crowned rather than selected behind the stumps.
Endorsed by the giants of wicket keeping worldwide including Rodney Marsh, Ian Healy, Adam Gilchrist, Jack Russell, Alec Stewart and Ray Jennings, is testament to the enduring heritage that the brand possesses in technical design of wicket keeping equipment.
The keeping baton has now been passed to Brad Haddin, Alyssa Healy, Sam Whiteman, Tim Paine and Ryan Carters. In other parts of the world the brand is endorsed by BJ Watling (NZ), Jos Buttler (England), Dinesh Chandimal (Sri Lanka) and AB de Villiers (South Africa), meaning that no other wicket keeping brand takes more ‘victims’ on the international stage than Kookaburra.
Using only the finest materials, every pair of wicket keeping gloves are not only handmade but are also the best they can be. It’s these materials that give Kookaburra wicket keeping gloves that unique feel and support that you need to take the ball cleanly every time.
Designed in conjunction with international players, Kookaburra’s new wicket keeping gloves range incorporates the latest technology and keeping features, including:
The Kookaburra Catching Cup (KCC) uses unique padding and flex points within the palm of the glove to provide a perfect enclosure around the ball, making it easier to snare victims. The Octopus rubber grip is a remarkably flexible, durable and grippy rubber, the only choice for both performance and functional longevity available on the top of the range gloves. Tri-colour ‘Sugagrip’ rubber and stand dimble rubber are other alternatives in the range.
Specially developed Kookaburra ‘Kangaroo’ Leather is one of the softest and lightest non-stretch leathers available. Used on the palm of the glove offering perfect comfort for prime flex points. Premium aniline sheep leather is an incredibly soft and supple leather providing additional comfort, whilst being tough enough to provide support at the back of the keeping glove.
Kookaburra use specially designed finger tabs or Fibre Wear constructed of tough scuff material and reinforced mouldings to provide immense durability from finger tip wear and tear when crouching down behind the stumps.
Across the range Kookaburra offer an ‘Aussie Shorti’ style low profile cuff, as preferred by a number of International players, allowing maximum movement and agility when it counts most.
THE RIGHT LEVEL
Across the keeping range, Kookaburra offer different protection levels, ranging from Level 3 which is an Intermediate Club level glove for players progressing through the playing levels upto Level 5 or Test Match Players level. Whatever wicket keeping gloves you decide to purchase, Kookaburra always recommend that you try them on first for fit prior to purchase to maximise comfort and support.
Kookaburra wicket keeping gloves are available in a range of sizes from SB (small boys) upto OS (over size mens).
To find a local retailer who stocks Kookaburra wicket keeping gloves, pads and inners, visit our shop locator and just type in your postcode.
For keepers looking to pick up a few hints and tips or reminders about the art of keeping, refer to the Coaching Section of the site. “Wicket Keeping Tips from Kookaburra!” includes tips on stance, hands position and use of soft hands.