Wicketkeeping Buyers Guide

playing for keeps

Gray-Nicolls is proud to work with the premier Wicketkeepers in the cricketing world to produce the best in class equipment that the game has to offer.

So whether you are an established ‘keeper, or new to the role looking for your first gloves and pads, we’ve put together a guide to which gear is best for you.


The question should be who isn’t wearing Gray-Nicolls. England star Ben Foakes will be rocking the Powerbow Inferno, while Mohammad Rizwan continues to excel in Oblivion Stealth.

We also boast stars such as John Simpson and Sam Billings.


If you are just beginning your journey into wicketkeeping, you have come to the right brand – in fact we are confident that once you go Gray-Nicolls, you’ll never go anywhere else.

If this is your first pair, we suggest you try out the GN300. They are lightweight, with Octopus. These will allow you to see if you are a fan of going behind the sticks, without too much commitment.

If you are shopping for youngster looking to try 'keeping for the first time, our start gloves and pads are perfect!


Now that you’ve been a ‘keeper for a while, you are probably looking to take your game to the next level. This season, the glove for you might be the GN1000.

The GN1000 gloves are made of ultra-lightweight PU, with Octopus grip and new "open" thumb. They come with a traditional square cuff, with extra HD foam padding – giving you serious protection against quick bowling.

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