Updated: September 2021
53. Cricket attire - Helmets
The SMCA strongly encourages affiliated clubs to adopt the Australian Cricket Recommendations related to helmet use and standards.
The ICC adopted a new international standard for helmets which is ‘British Standard - BS7928:2013’. Cricket Australia is supporting the international standard, which means that anyone who plays hard-ball cricket in Australia is strongly recommended to wear British Standard helmets which meet this highest safety standard. The wearing of helmets at junior level and senior cricket while batting, fielding in close or wicket-keeping up to the stumps is strongly recommended. The ownership over the management of competitions sits within associations and as such, Cricket Australia is strongly recommended associations make the wearing of British Standard helmets mandatory. This requirement applies to community cricketers in Australia.