Kookaburra Sport

Kookaburra Sport

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Kookaburra is an Australian sports equipment company, specialising in cricket and hockey equipment, named after the Australian kingfisher. The company notably manufactures the most widely used brand of ball used in One-day internationals and Test cricket.

History

The company was founded in 1890 as A.G. Thompson Pty Ltd by Alfred Grace Thompson, a migrant harness and saddle maker who turned to manufacturing cricket balls when his livelihood was threatened by the advent of the motor car. In the mid-1980s, the company diversified into manufacturing the full range of cricket equipment, including bats, clothing, footwear and protective equipment

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Kookaburra today

In addition to its Australian operations, Kookaburra has offices in: United Kingdom, New Zealand, South Africa, and India.

Kookaburra’s world famous Turf Cricket Ball has been used exclusively in Australia, New Zealand and South African Test Cricket since 1946.

The company sponsors a junior cricket tournament called the Kookaburra Cup. It also has endorsement deals with many players including former Australia captain Ricky Ponting and Abraham de Villiers of South Africa.

Current ranges of equipment are Kahuna, Rogue, CCX and Blade. Previous ranges include Diablo, Genesis, Sword and Beast.

Kookaburra also manufacture hockey sticks and equipment which are used by many top international players such Liam De Young, Charlotte Craddock, Madonna Blyth and Marsha Marescia. Flagship stick...
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