Choosing the right cricket bat size

The following cricket bat size chart is a rough guide to choosing your players run scoring blade on the basis of height. It is not definitive, as child sizes are not definitive, but is there to reinforce your argument that they don’t need a £100+ full size bat yet.

Strength is an equally important factor in choosing a bat. You should let your player try a bat out first, they should be able to comfortably hold it at arms length horizontally in front of them. It is better for them to learn to use a lighter bat, develop their skills and understanding before moving on to a heavy bat.

Bat size Approx age Height of Batsman Bat Length Bat width
1 4-5 to 4’3″ 25 3/4″ 3 1/2″
2 5-7 4’3″ – 4’6″ 27 3/4″ 3 1/2″
3 7-8 4’6″ – 4’9″ 28 3/4″ 3 3/4″
4 8-11 4’9″ – 4’11” 29 3/4″ 3 3/4″
5 10-12 4’11” – 5’2″ 30 3/4″ 4″
6 11-13 5’2″ – 5’6″ 31 3/4″ 4″
Harrow 12-14 5’6″ – 5’9″ 32 3/4″ 4 1/6″