Device for one-armed cricketer

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The challenge

Device for one-armed cricketerIain is a keen young cricketer who was born with the bottom of his right arm missing. A lightweight device was needed with 360 degree flexibility of movement to help him play cricket.

A thermo-plastic tube was fitted with a universal hook joint mounted in a sealed ball race and attached to an aluminium socket to hold the tip of the cricket bat handle. The device had to be strong enough to withstand the considerable forces involved in swinging a cricket bat. The bat handle was held in the device by rolling the rubber sleeve over it.

Iain is now able to take a full part in playing cricket and it has also improved his self belief and confidence.