Our partners at cricket-box appreciate the importance of how a bat feels in the hands, therefore they indicate if a bat is light, medium or heavy. This is based on the pick-up and feel of the bat and not totally reliable on the dead weight of the bat. As a very basic guide a light bat may weigh between 2lb 6 oz to 2lb 9oz, a medium bat between 2lb 9oz and 2lb 12oz and a heavy bat over 2lb 12oz, however a skilled bat maker, with careful consideration to balance can make even say a 2lb 12oz bat with a light pick-up
The above table shows the approximate weights of junior bats (in lb's & oz's), this can depend on whether the bat is English or Kashmir Willow. Kashmir Willow bats tend to be heavier.
Cricketers and all top coaches agree with suppliers and manufacturers that choosing the correct size bat is vital for the proper technical development of young cricketers. It is important that the bat is not too long and more importantly not too heavy to hinder correct stroke play and good technique. Junior bats are scaled down in size and weight to meet this important requirement. However, the above table is only a general guide and the most important factor is that the bat must be comfortable in the hands of the batsman, young or old, because each batter will have their own individual needs.
Senior balls wiegh 5 1/2 oz, ladies balls 5oz and junior balls 4 3/4oz. Junior balls are generally used up to under 13 level of junior cricket.