We have been asked on a number of occasions, 'What does the inside of the bowling machine ball look like'?
What's the bounce like? How long will they last? How much do they weigh? Are they compatible with a Bola Bowling machine?
These are just a few of the questions we get asked regards the bowling machines ball we offer. If you have a question i haven't covered please let me know and i will add it to the list.
The bowling machine balls we stock are from the leading cricket brands of Gunn & Moore and Kookaburra. As far as we can tell there is very little difference between these balls. The Gunn & Moore ball is available in red or yellow and we offer a range of buckets too, from a bucket holding 24 balls to 60 balls. The Kookaburra ball has the Kookaburra logo on the ball and is also available in a bucket of 24 balls if required.
The bowling machine ball is not a soft ball but has a slightly soft touch, this ensures the bounce is realistic and nothing like a tennis ball bounce. The balls can be used in the leading brand Bola cricket bowling machine. The inside of the ball is a solid core ball for durability and consistent bounce. If it was hollow the ball would not be as reliable. Please see the image below to see what the inside of the ball looks like
In our experience the balls are hard wearing if used indoors or on astro surfaces. Obviously it is not recommended for the balls to be bowled or hit onto concrete .
Both of the balls we stock are made in China and weigh 5oz.
For further details on each ball please take a look here for the Gunn & Moore Bowling Machine Balls
and here for the Kookburra Bowling Machine Balls