Cricket and Sun Safety: The Basics Every Player Should Know

Cricket isn't just a game - it's a passion that brings communities together. But while we're caught up in the excitement of each match, it's all too easy to forget the risks that come with prolonged sun exposure.


Understanding the Risks

The sun emits harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation, which can cause sunburn, premature ageing, and even skin cancer. Cricketers, spending long hours outdoors, are particularly susceptible to these risks, especially when matches extend into the hottest parts of the day.


Essential Sun Safety Tips

Sun Protection Clothing: Choose lightweight, breathable clothing that covers as much skin as possible. Our range of Sun Sleeves and Shoulder Wraps are the perfect sun protection options.

Apply Sunscreen: Another effective way to protect your skin from the sun's harmful rays is by applying sunscreen. Opt for a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF 50 and remember to reapply every two hours. Check out our 100% SPF 50 Organic Sunscreen Range.

Seek Shade: Whenever possible, seek shade during breaks in play or practice sessions. Resting in the shade not only helps to cool down but also reduces your overall sun exposure.

Stay Hydrated: Proper hydration is essential for maintaining optimal performance on the cricket field and preventing heat-related illnesses. Drink plenty of water before, during, and after matches to stay hydrated and replace fluids lost through sweat.


Educating Young Players and Parents

Encourage young players to develop sun-safe habits from an early age, such as applying sunscreen before every game, wearing protective clothing and accessories, and seeking shade whenever possible. By instilling these habits early on, we can help protect the next generation of cricketers from the harmful effects of sun exposure.


Cricket is more than just a sport - it's a way of life for millions of players and fans around the world. By prioritising sun safety and adopting simple yet effective measures to protect ourselves from the sun's harmful rays, we can continue to enjoy the game we love while looking after our health and well-being.