Katchet is pleased to have teamed up world leading brand Rawlings to provide a select range of catching mitts for Cricket Coaches and players. We have an aim to provide a one-stop shop for the needs of Cricket coaches so providing catching mitts seemed to us to be an important addition and Since we are only interested in supplying the best products the opportunity to team up with Rawlings is a natural one.
We spent 2018 testing the range and set out to provide various options to cater for the vast majority, if not all, Cricket coaches.
1 – Quality, durability and reliability was a pre-requisite which is guaranteed with Rawlings.
2 - A reasonable price range. Bearing in mind the mitts are not used in competition we decided not to stock any products above £100 but needed the range to cater for Elite International coaches as well as grass roots.
3 - We wanted our range to be ready to use immediately, where as the more expensive ‘Baseball Players’ products require a ‘knocking-in’ period this was not something we wanted our coaches to have to do. So our collection is at least 80% factory knocked-in. They will improve as you use them but are excellent straight from the packet.
4 – Model variants. We appreciate that amongst coaches some prefer the extra padding and protection of the Catchers mitt while others prefer the large catching area of the First Base style so we offer both styles.
Which hand? - As Rawlings is an American brand they label their products differently from the UK. The gloves are marked Regular or Right Handed, which refers to the hand the glove will go on and you will catch with.
A regular hand is apparently your left hand in the US!!
So if you throw or hit the ball with your Regular (left) hand then you will need a right handed glove and vice versa if you throw or hit the ball with your right hand then you will need a Regular (left) handed glove.
Hope that’s clear!
1 – Player Preferred – Catchers
PCM30 – available in regular for right handed throwers only
This model was our favourite, 80% factory knocked in it is ready to use in a classy dark brown leather, the Player Preferred™ glove series features quality, full-grain oiled leather shells for easy and quick break-in along with all-leather laces for durability and strength. With popular patterns and styling, the Player Preferred™ series seamlessly caters Coaches at all levels.
•33” Catcher’s mitt • 1 piece solid web • Conventional back
2 - Renegade Catchers
RCM325B – available in regular and right hand catch. 32.5 in Mitt . Series Renegade
There is not much to choose between the Renegade and Player preferred models though this model is available for regular (left) or right handed catchers in black leather. Leather shell palm construction for durability and shape retention.
Durable and lightweight pro mesh back design for optimal balance and added quickness. High-density cushioned palm and index finger pads for added comfort. Game-ready feel right off the shelf.
• 1-Piece Solid Web • Conventional Back
3 - Player Preferred – First Base
PFBDCT – available in regular and right hand catch. Series Features.
Made from Quality full-grain brown leather this is my personal favourite . I like the large catching web, which seems to suck the ball into it, but even when I don’t get it quite right it has the Zero Shock™ palm padding for impact protection. It also has Improved fit with pull strap and Velcro® strap closures Quick, easy break-in for an immediate ready feel.
• 12 ½˝ First base mitt • Single-post, double-bar web •Conventional back • Original Double Ca-Thud® design
4 - Renegade First Base
RFBMB – available in regular and right hand catch.
Renegade 12.5 in Glove. Series Renegade.
Leather shell palm construction for durability and shape retention. Durable and lightweight pro mesh back design for optimal balance and added quickness. High-density cushioned palm and index finger pads for added comfort. Game-ready feel right off the shelf
• Single-Post, Double-Bar Web • Conventional Back
5 - RSB 13 Inch. BEST FOR – PRICE. RSS130C – available in regular and right hand catch.
The economical Rawlings RSB™ Series is a great option for Junior Coaches and players requiring a glove for warm-ups and throwing practice.
Deep, wide and highly functional pockets matched with Basket-Web® designs and adjustable Velcro® strap closures improve ease of use coupled with the Rawlings quality and durability.
Series Features: All-leather palm construction for durability and shape retention. Basket Web® design creates a deep, flexible pocket for sure catch control. Cushioned palm and finger back linings for added comfort. Velcro® straps for a custom fit, palm pads and index finger pads for added impact protection.
• 13˝ - Slow Pitch • Basket-Web® • Neo-Flex™ conventional back with Velcro® strap for custom fit