Your ribs are there to protect your heart and lungs, but there is not much protecting the ribs themselves from those fierce short-pitched deliveries. It is certainly a painful experience when the rib cage receives a cricket ball at full speed. Bruised or cracked ribs can cause long-term discomfort making batting, bowling, fielding, and for that matter many everyday activities very painful experiences.
Getting the right sized guard is important for both comfort and protection The below sizing recommendation is a guideline as the Chest Guard has the least variance of size requests from players. 95% of guards are either the standard size or within two centimetres either way.
Chest - 22cm (8 1/2")
We work by the longest length of the protective foam inside the guard for our sizing
There will be around one centimetre of towelling and leather overhang around the perimeter that will increase the overall length of the pad