Kookaburra, are a popular and long-standing cricket equipment manufacturer, providing cricket players all over the world, with high quality products.
Kookaburra, are the largest producer of cricket balls in the world. They are well-known for their quality, performance and value for money, helping them to become one of the world's leading cricket goods producers.
Our ranges of Kookaburra balls, are designed to cater for cricket players at all levels of the game. The Red Dragon cricket ball is a great entry level ball suitable for junior matches and as a good quality training ball. Kookaburra produce high quality cricket balls that are used for coaching, training games and in matches of varying length and standard. The County Club ball is the most popular in youth cricket whilst the Turf ball is used in the professional game. The County Crown and County Special are amongst the best selling league cricket balls in the UK. The Kookaburra Super League ball is Kookaburra's best selling women's cricket ball here in the UK. Kookaburra produce soft balls, hard balls, balls by the dozen, 4.75oz balls, 5oz balls, 5.5oz balls and a vast array of coloured balls (including pink balls) suitable for any standard of player.
The Kookaburra company, was founded in 1890. They traded under the name of A G Thompson Pty Ltd, after their founder, Alfred Grace Thompson, for the first 100 years, only in 1990 did they become known as Kookaburra Sport. Like us, they are a family company and still have many members of the Thompson family, involved with the day to day running of the company.
Alfred, was a saddle and harness maker, with a love for sport. He quickly established himself, as one of the leading hand made cricket ball manufacturers.
The Kookaburra Turf cricket ball, is used exclusively in Test cricket in nearly all of the major southern hemisphere cricket playing countries, including:- New Zealand, South Africa, Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and of course, Australia. This cricket ball, is hand sewn, with a five layered quilt inside a four piece, selected First Grade Alum tanned Steer hide cover.
Interestingly, it was the Australian Cricket Board that wrote to all the leading cricket ball manufacturers, asking them to send samples of their cricket balls, for testing and possible use in the first Ashes series, following world War 2.
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Kookaburra are big sponsors of professional cricket too. They currently have 23 players gracing first class or International cricket. Amongst them are former Australian Captain, Ricky Ponting and fellow Aussie players, Michael Hussey, Brad Haddin and Brad Hodge. They also have a few English players on the books too including Owais Shah, Ed Joyce, Michael Yardy, Tim Ambrose and Eoin Morgan.
Choose from a huge number of different Kookaburra cricket balls and Kookaburra cricket ball packages right here at Sports Ball Shop.