Best and Worst Cricket Stumps Review Roundup: Are They Any Good?

Cricket stumps are a worldwide image associated with cricket and they are available in a range of materials, colours and styles. In the following roundup we’ll take a look at some of the popular cricket stumps available on the market to see: Are they any good?

Cricket Stump Review Roundup

FORTRESS Wooden ICC Regulation Cricket Stumps

FORTRESS Wooden Cricket Stumps [ICC Regulation] – Club & County Senior Stumps (Club Stumps, Senior (28in))

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These ‘stick in the ground’ stumps look to be good quality and I would expect to see them in club matches. A lesser-known brand but on face value this doesn’t matter. Ratings are mixed from excellent to average. One nice touch is the carry bag they are supplied in.

  • ICC REGULATION – Brimming with professional quality, both styles of cricket stumps have been expertly crafted to conform with official ICC match regulations.
  • CLUB STUMPS – Manufactured using polished mango wood, these cricket stumps are an excellent choice for local clubs & school cricket. Stumps come with a secure carry bag included …

VERDICT: RECOMMENDED

KOOKABURRA Cricket Spring Return Stumps

KOOKABURRA Cricket Spring Return Stumps

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Of all the spring backs so far these look the most solid. Customers rave over the sturdy base but do warn about the quality of the wood. There are further issues regarding rough finishing and stumps not being aligned. These are best avoided based on the current reviews and ratings.

  • 1 set of spring return stumps - base & stump combination
  • 3 x springs to ensure the stump returns to original position

VERDICT: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

GM Spring Back Cricket Stumps

GM Springback Cricket Stumps

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On first impressions these stumps don’t look the best quality and appear to be thin. Reviews are mixed from excellent to poor quality and ‘do not buy’ warnings. They appear to be poorly made for Gunn and Moore with is surprising given their status within cricket.

  • Three stumps loaded on solid cast iron base
  • Ideal for heavy duty use
  • Size out of ground – 28”
  • Suitable for all age groups

VERDICT: NOT RECOMMENDED

Woodworm Cricket Spring Back Stumps + Bails ICC 28” Senior / Adult Size

Woodworm Cricket Spring Back Stumps + Bails ICC 28” Senior / Adult Size

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A better option than the GM spring back stumps based on customer reviews. They do look cheap in their white finish but plenty of customers praise the sturdy base and the fact that they can be easily flattened for transporting them. Choosing these over other brands appears logical.

  • IDEAL FOR CRICKET PRACTICE – These spring back stumps are prefect for nets, field or home garden practice.
  • ICC REGULATION – Each stump measures 28in tall and 1.38in in diameter to meet senior regulation size.
  • LONG LASTING QUALITY WOOD STUMPS – Made from solid treated hardwood for long-lasting durability with weather resistant quality metal springs for smooth return action …
VERDICT: RECOMMENDED

Opttiuuq Frontfoot Plastic Training Stumps and Base

Opttiuuq Jaduu Frontfoot Plastic Stumps And Base. Purple Yellow Blue. Pure Performance Products. Cricket Academy/Club Quality Training Stumps With Detachable base. 28 Inch JUNIOR SIZE (Pack of 1)

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These look good fun and really engaging for youngsters. Hitting the stump hard enough makes them cartwheel out of the base which young bowlers enjoy doing. These stumps and base are reviewed and rated well as being robust and long lasting. These would be great in any garden.

  • Cricket academy club quality
  • Plastic stumps with stable base
  • 28 Inch Full Size Stumps
  • Suitable for indoors outdoors (or ideal for the beach)
  • Pure Performance Products
VERDICT: RECOMMENDED

ND Regulation Wooden Cricket Stumps Orange

ND Cricket Stumps [Regulation] | 6x Wooden Stumps + 4x Bails Orange

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One for the T20 fan in a bright orange. They do look to be poor quality which could be the paint finish. Limited actual reviews available but all of them give 4 stars. One fact that is worth noting is that the white version has stumps which are 1cm shorter than the orange ones.

  • ND Wooden Cricket 6X Stump & 4X Bail Wicket Oraneg Best Quality + Best price, Full Money Back Guarantee, Brand New Heavy Duty Wooden Cricket Wickets
  • Best Features:-Full Size Wooden Cricket Stumps With Bails, It is sale of 6 Wickets with 4 bails
  • Made of Pure Solid Wood
  • Suitable For Outdoor
  • Absolutely top quality. Won't be disappointed …
VERDICT: NOT RECOMMENDED

Gray-Nicolls Plastic Power Stumps

Gray-Nicolls PLASTIC POWER STUMPS - BLACK - NEW FOR 2019/20

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A competitor for the Opttiuuq plastic stumps. First impressions are good, and I have actually got these stumps in my back garden. Very sturdy and they don’t buckle after a couple of hits. Gray-Nicolls is synonymous with cricket, and they deliver with this set of plastic training stumps.

VERDICT: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Ram Cricket Flexi Based Plastic Stumps – Fluoro Yellow

Ram Cricket Flexi Based Plastic Stumps - Fluoro Yellow

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These are nice and bright and come with bails for that authentic feel. The rubber base looks better than the Aero Quick model. In fact, this is reflected in the reviews which promise repeat orders. One downside is that the bails are lightweight – expect them to blow off in a light breeze!

  • Durable plastic cricket stumps
  • Heavy flexi base for repeated use
  • Two bails included
  • Size: Senior (28”)
  • Colour: Fluoro Yellow
VERDICT: RECOMMENDED

Aero Quick Tech Universal Cricket Stumps

Aero Quick Tech Universal Cricket Stumps

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Unusually, these stumps have a very flat, rubber base. This would be fine for indoor cricket but on any uneven surface outside these would topple over. The quality of the rubber looks poor, and it could buckle under prolonged use. They are a nice bright colour, but the base has probably put everyone off buying them.

  • Set of 3 Plastic Cricket Stumps, Senior Size.
  • Ideal for coaching and training.
  • Secured by a solid rubber base.
  • Easy to fold away, useful indoor and outdoor.
  • Unbreakable and durable in all conditions.
VERDICT: NOT RECOMMENDED

Slazenger Spring Stumps

Slazenger Spring Senior Cricket Spring Stumps

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These look to be a very sturdy spring back stump set with solid looking stumps. This is how they are described in ratings and reviews, but it appears there is a design fault.

Hitting the top of the stumps means the whole unit falls forwards. This takes away the benefit of using spring back stumps – they don’t need to be picked up! Hitting the bottom half doesn’t produce the same result but bowlers are told ‘hit the top of off!’ That being said, they are good quality and people say they last a long time.

  • Set of 3 stumps with 2 bails set on a heavy metal base
  • Spring return
  • Senior
VERDICT: RECOMMENDED

Closing Thoughts

Depending on what you want the stumps for, will dictate which you purchase. A casual throw around in the garden would lead towards plastic sets. The more solid, wooden stump sets would be better served for hard ball training and matches.