At any match First Aid should be provided but the ECB have difficulty in recommending exactly what should be in a kit because First Aid depends upon your level of training. Firstaid4sport produces a range of CRICKET FIRST AID KITS that Dr. Peter Gregory the former ECB Chief Medical Officer recommends. These kits cover all levels of First Aid Training.
Cricket injuries can range from |bruising//AIG_bruising| to |broken fingers//AIG_brokenbones| to serious back problems, sometimes keeping a player out for a long period of time.
The most common cricket injuries are to the leg and are the result of the strain incurred through fielding and bowling. Fast bowlers are particularly at risk of muscle strains in the |hamstrings//AIG_hamstring| and thigh (quadriceps) as well as ankle and |knee injuries//AIG_kneeinjuries|.
The impact of the ball against the body is the cause of most batting injuries within cricket. The most common injuries here are broken fingers and cracked ribs. |Shoulder injuries//AIG_shoulder| are not uncommon in cricket from the quick rotating of the batters arms to hit the ball.
Fielders often experience shoulder and arm injuries from throwing the ball with force repetitively. Cricketers can be out on the field for a long period of time making it difficult for them to keep their muscles warm and flexible.
Injuries can be prevented by wearing correctly fitted equipment, this is particularly important for the batter and the wicket keeper as they can come into close contact with the ball.