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    April 28, 2005

    Someone get that helmet out for me please

    I am not sure there is a consensus on which cricketer introduced wearing helmets. Graham Yallop is widely credited with being the first to wear one in a test match. Other sources credit David Hookes with having worn a helmet. The helmet Hookes wore seems to be a replica of a motorcycle helmet.

    Dennis Amiss talks about the helmet he wore during World Series Cricket. I have to make an awful pun here. Imagine, if he hadn't wore a helmet, something would have been amiss!
    Thus spake Jagadish @ 4:37 pm |
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    Tony Greig was doing it before all of those, but Mike Brearley was using some sort of headgear before that (we're in 1977 here). I have stacks of material about the WSC years on my bookshelf so I'll see if I can get a more precise chronology of the headgear evolution.

    By Blogger Rick Eyre (29 Apr 2005, 3:11:00 am)  

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